The Ministry of Communications went south to conduct a synchronous drill on the collision and derailment of the second-order light rail. This list of 28 deficiencies needs to be improved.

(Photo by reporter Huang Liangjie)

[Reporter Huang Liangjie / Kaohsiung Report] The Ministry of Transportation went south to survey the second-level light rail yesterday, and asked to rehearse the "collision" situation of the light rail derailment, loss of power, passenger injury, etc., and test the emergency response capability. Taiwan Railway Art Museum Station (C20), and then extended to Love River Heart Station (C24 Station), hope to open to traffic as scheduled in October this year, the operating route will be increased by 2.3 kilometers to 17.1 kilometers, and a total of 28 items to be improved are listed.

The Ministry of Communications has invited domestic experts and scholars to conduct on-site surveys in three groups: civil engineering, electromechanical and operation. The director of road affairs of the Ministry of Communications, Mr. Lin Fushan, is the general convener, and requested to conduct simultaneous drills for major accidents. Elementary school station (C23) single-line two-way section, the train derailed due to the collision of the vehicle at the intersection, the train lost power, and the passengers were injured. The staff quickly arrived at the station to eliminate the accident and demonstrated mobility. After the survey and test, 6 items were put forward to "improve matters before operation." ", 10 items of "general attention to improvement matters", and 12 items of "subsequent suggested improvement matters".

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The Ministry of Transportation pointed out that the "issues that must be improved before operation", including the station's unannounced fares, train time information, and the platform should indicate the waiting position of passengers, etc., the city government immediately requested the MRT Engineering Bureau and the Kaohsiung MRT Corporation to complete the " Things that need to be improved before operation”, and wrote to the Ministry of Transportation to obtain an operating permit as the goal.

Lin Qinrong, the deputy mayor of Gao City, pointed out that the light rail station C21 and C21A will be integrated with the landscape of the art museum. By cooperating with the art museum, it echoes the image of water ripples in the landscape on the east side of the art museum, and uses white ripples as the design idea and modeling feature of the station; United Hospital The station (C22) is the closest station to the medical institution on the entire line of light rail. In the future, people seeking medical treatment will get off the train and go to the entrance of the hospital within ten meters. It is more convenient for the elderly or people with limited mobility than taking the elevator to go up and down the floor.

In response to the various suggestions and requirements put forward by the Ministry of Transportation and the investigation committee, the city government stated that it will gradually correct the deficiencies. It is hoped that the MRT Bureau will correct the deficiencies and send them to the Ministry of Transport for approval. The operation will allow the public to enjoy the convenience brought by the light rail as soon as possible and participate in art events together.

The Transportation Bureau stated that the MRT Bureau and Gaojie Company will immediately improve the relevant deficiencies as soon as possible, and then report to the Ministry of Transportation for approval of operation in accordance with the procedures; after the operation is opened to traffic, the city's circular light rail operating route will reach 17.1 kilometers, and the service area will be increased to 31 stations. At that time, the light rail will be able to reach the art museum and the United Hospital, and at the Light Rail Love River Heart Station and the MRT Aozidi Station, the light rail and MRT red line transfer services will be provided.

The total length of the light rail is 22.1 kilometers. If it opens to traffic as scheduled in October this year, the total mileage will reach 77%. The Dashun section from C24 Love River Heart Station to C32 Kaixuan Park Station is expected to be completed and opened to traffic by the end of next year.

The Ministry of Communications went south to conduct a synchronous drill on the collision and derailment of the second-order light rail. This list of 28 deficiencies needs to be improved.

(Photo by reporter Huang Liangjie)

The Ministry of Communications went south to conduct a synchronous drill on the collision and derailment of the second-order light rail. This list of 28 deficiencies needs to be improved.

(Photo by reporter Huang Liangjie)