The 16.7km Green Line, also known as the Wuri-Wenxin-Beitun line, runs from Taichung high-speed station to Beitun, serving 18 stations with an end-to-end journey time of 36 minutes.
The line is mostly elevated, except for the two terminal stations, which are at-grade.
In addition to interchanging with Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) services at Taichung, the line also offers transfers to conventional rail services at Xinwuri, Wuri, Daqing and Songzhu, and will interchange with the planned Orange and Blue lines at Wenxin Zhongqing and Taichung City Hall respectively.
Commercial services were originally expected to start in December 2018 but were subsequently delayed.
Public test rides are taking place between 07.00 and 20.00 every day until December 6, before trials commence under the full planned schedule between 06.00 and midnight every day from December 7 to 15. Full passenger services will begin following an inauguration ceremony on December 19.
The line is expected to carry 11,520 people per day. However, Taichung MRT, which operates the line, reported ridership of 75,000 on the first day of service.
The line is operated using a fleet of 36 driverless 44m-long two-car trains supplied by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and powered by 750V dc third rail electrification. Each train has a capacity for 536 passengers.
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