|Kaohsiung Metropolitan Area Underground Railway Project (2015-07-04 updated)|
The Kaohsiung Project, extending from Baozhen Road, south of Zuoying Station, to Zhengyi Road, covers a distance of approximately 9.75 kilometers. Alongside a twin-track tunnel, it will construct five commuter stations - Fine Arts Museum, Gushan, Sankuaicuo, Minzu and National Science and Technology Museum - as well as move underground Kaohsiung Station (R11 Station of Kaohsiung MRT included). The Zuoying Project runs from the new Zuoying Station to Baozhen Road, a length of 4.13 kilometers, with the Neiwei and Zuoying stations to be moved underground. The Fengshan Project is the Kaohsiung project extension to Fengshan. The railway is to start climbing after passing the Weixin Overpass on Jingwu Road and then connect with the existing ground tracks at the Dazhi Overpass on Jianguo Road, covering a total length of about 4.3 kilometers. Besides the Fengshan Station underground, it will add one new underground commuter station between Zhengyi Road and Chengqing Road. Duration to the project is from 2006 to 2018. The construction of the permanent tracks will be started from 2015. In 2015, subsequent works are under way on stations, tunnels and rail tracks.
The river base engineering work for the tunnel that crosses the Love River has been completed. In addition, underground structural engineering work for the permanent MRT R11 Station, which is an integrated structure at Kaohsiung Station, has been handed over to Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation (KRTC) to lay the tracks and carry out other related work. Construction on the southern-section tunnel on Zhonghua 1st Road has been completed on November 16, 2014. The Fengshan Project making shift platforms and temporary rail tracks were put to use on January 2014 for the first phase and completed the second phases on June 2014. All Constructions on the Kaohsiung Project (included Zuoying and Fengshan Project) are proceeding.