Platform screen doors (PSDs) construction for Ximen Station and 14 other stations of Taipei Metro System

Taipei Metro System is now the most important means of commuting in Taipei City. Any accident to the metro system during peak hours would seriously delay a large number of public commuters. Personnel intrusion of the railway track is a leading cause of such incidents. The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) thus proposed the installation of PSDs in every station to prevent personal intrusion and guarantee the right to transportation for fellow commuters

The objective of this project was to construct half-height PSDs for 36 platform sides in Ximen and 14 other stations of Taipei Metro System. This project also involves changes to the Operation Control Center (OCC), passenger agent office (PAO), adjustments to the interfaces of structure, electric and mechanic (SEM) systems and provide related ancillary equipment.The 15 stations fitted with PSDs include Ximen (4 platform sides), Minquan West Road, Zhongxiao Xinsheng, Guting (4 platform sides), Longshan Temple, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (4 platform sides), Zhongxiao Dunhua, Jiantan, Dingxi, Xinpu, Gongguan, Tamsui, Zhongshan, Nangang, and Banqiao.


Challenges


Benefits

According to international experience, PSD setup must also include safety considerations as well as capacities in maintaining the comfort and quality of the platform area to help reduce operational energy consumption. The following lists the benefits of setting up PSDs:

This PSD project not only ensured the right to transportation for the general public, but also allowed better use of information technology, reduced labor costs and achieved greater efficiency, improving public utilization of the metro system.

Client 

Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation