The Taoyuan Metro Corporation is a joint venture set up by the municipal governments of Taoyuan City, New Taipei City and Taipei City which runs a mass transportation service through these three cities along the Taoyuan Airport MRT Line. The Taoyuan Airport MRT system which operates between A1 Taipei Main Station to A21 Huanbei Station, Chungli, Taoyuan was officially opened for service on March 2nd, 2017.
Since operation, it has shared the mass transportation needs of commuters and tourism along the Taoyuan Airport MRT and has provided a comfortable and convenient choice for outbound and inbound passengers at Taoyuan Airport.
The Company's main business project is mass transit systems and the continuous provision of safe and reliable MRT services for passengers along with implementation of good on-site management. It is committed to increasing overall traffic volume and subsidiary business projects, to expanding partnerships across different industries combined with prospective innovative thinking and continuous improvement of related facilities and equipment. It is expected that through various channels, the Company can make reasonable profits and perfect its operating quality and earning power, thereby laying a solid foundation for sustainable operation.
The Company started preparing for the construction project on July 13, 2009. In a letter dated September 1, 2009, the Taoyuan City Government was appointed, by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, as the local competent authority for the construction project of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Ground Access MRT system. To facilitate the MRT construction and to establish collaborative relationships with cities and counties along the MRT line, the Taoyuan City Government convened a corporate preparatory meeting where representatives of the Taipei City Government and New Taipei City Government were also present. In the meeting, the three cities passed a resolution that the three cities shall co-fund this MRT construction project. On July 6, 2010, Taoyuan Metro Corporation was established to be in charge of the management and maintenance of the Taiwan Taoyuan Airport MRT line as approved by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
During the pre-operation period, the Company actively participated in the engineering tests of the Construction Unit, gradually stationing and taking over management of stations along the line, conducting equipment operation and related training, familiarizing with the layout of each station. The Company conducts drills and optimizes operation regulations according to actual requirements and also assists manufacturers in handling various equipment improvement and maintenance work. The Taoyuan Airport MRT system finally completed its pre-operation tests in October 2016 and in November, achieved the 7-day System Stability Test Standard. In December, the line was granted safety certification by an international professional certification body while completing the initial inspection and the pre-operational improvement measures. And on January 25th, 2017, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications issued the Taoyuan Airport MRT Operations License to the authority of Taoyuan City Government. On February 2nd, 2017, the Taoyuan City Government announced a trial operation and the Taoyuan Airport MRT was officially launched and opened to the public on March 2nd, 2017.
As Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is the gateway to the country, the Taoyuan Airport MRT is its extension. The provision of safe, convenient, comfortable and high-quality rapid transit services for passengers entering and leaving the airport is not only an important symbol of a developed country but it also connects the various urban and rural landscapes and landforms along the route. The station building and the journey will bring the passengers different memory perception with regard to space. The route is inclusive of surrounding urban development and will drive the prosperity of the surrounding areas, promote the balanced development of the urban and rural areas, and achieve the multiple benefits of improving the environment and revitalizing the economy.