Taking Bikes on the Metro
Amendments Published on 4 June, 2018
- To promote leisure activities in line with Taipei City Government’s policy, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) allows passengers to travel by metro with their bicycles during certain time periods. Cyclists shall abide by the Mass Rapid Transit Act and related regulations bulletined at metro stations.
- Station access periods:
(1) Bicycles access is available at certain Metro stations on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, deferred holidays, and flexibly adjusted holidays (designated workdays excluded). Station entry is permitted, from 06:00 to the end of service.
(2) Weekdays and designated workdays: 10:00~16:00.
(3) Bicycles cannot be brought into stations during other periods. Any changes to the above policies will be publicly bulletined.
- Stations allowing bicycle access and transfer:
(1) Bicycle access and transfers are permitted at all stations except the following:
a. Tamsui Station
b. Taipei Main Station
c. Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station
d. Zhongshan Station
e. Daan Station
f. Zhongxiao Fuxing Station
g. Nanjing Fuxing Station
h. All stations on the Wenhu Line
(2) Cyclists who do not comply with regulations promulgated at metro stations in regard to entering/exiting/transferring at stations in which bicycles are not permitted will be fined pursuant to Paragraph 1-4 in Article 50 of the Mass Rapid Transit Act.
- Entering and exiting stations: Cyclists are prohibited from using the escalators and instead shall use staircases, elevators (a maximum of two bicycles) and wheelchair ramps.
- Fare: A ticket is valid for one person with a single bicycle and is good for one trip of unlimited distance. A full fare will be charged for each cyclist. A single-journey ticket for cyclists costs NT$80. Cyclists shall buy the ticket at the Information Counter, which will be retrieved by station staff at the destination station. The ticket holder should enter and exit the station together with the bicycle.
- Service gate: Please contact station staff to enter and exit stations through the"Group Ticket/One-day Pass Entrance/Exit."
- Bicycles aboard:
(1) Bicycles are allowed to board only at either end of the train. Inside each door is a vertical handrail for a maximum of two bicycles (a maximum of sixteen bicycles per train). Cyclists shall not occupy the space for wheelchairs and shall follow signs to wait for the train. If the train is too crowded, please wait for the next one.
(2) Bicycles should be parked between the vertical handrail and cyclists themselves, and perpendicular to the train’s operation direction.
(3) Cyclists shall stay by bicycles and hold them firmly at all times.
(4) Cyclists shall allow other passengers to board and exit the train first and avoid dirtying the clothing of other passengers through contact with the bicycle.
(5) In case of emergency, please follow instructions to move bicycles to the side of unopened doors to ensure a safe exit for all.
- Points for attention:
(1) Only traditional bicycles and power-assisted bicycles (power must be off) are admitted on the Taipei Metro. Sizes may not exceed 180cm in length, 120cm in height, and 70cm in width. Motorized bicycles (equipped with a gas tanks or batteries), tandems and non-standard bicycles are not admitted on the Metro.
Children's bicycles with 12-inch wheels (and under), or other bicycles which do not exceed 165cm in length, and of while the sum of the length, width, and height do not exceed 220cm, may be brought onto the Metro luggage during general service hours without additional cost, on the condition that they are packaged properly.
(2) Passengers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by adults when bringing bicycles into the metro.
(3) Passengers with bicycles shall allow the elderly and those with disabilities to take elevators and board the train first.
(4) Cyclists shall keep their bicycles clean. TRTC may refuse to transport cyclists should their bicycles may dirty the station facilities or the clothing of other passengers.
(5) Cyclists shall bear legal responsibility for any damage to TRTC or third party property.
(6) TRTC may refuse to transport cyclists who cause inconvenience for other passengers or affect train operations.
(7) In case of emergency, cyclists may not be allowed to enter the metro system temporarily.
- Passengers with bicycles shall abide by the Mass Rapid Transit Act, related regulations and notices promulgated by TRTC. If cyclists violate any of the aforementioned rules and cause injury or harm to themselves, TRTC shall not take responsibility.
- TRTC may adjust bicycle access periods and stations and other related regulations.