In order to understand the layout of signage for passengers in TIAA MRT Taipei Main Station (A1), Political Deputy Minister Kwo-Tsai Wang of MOCT personally inspected the station on Jan 17, 2017. The Political Deputy Minister was accompanied by Director General Hsiang-Lin Hu of BOHSR, Deputy Director General Ren-Tsai Hsu of TRA, President Kai-Ling Chen of Taoyuan Metro and the Department of Railways and Highways for guidance and interpretation.
The TIAA MRT Taipei Main Station (A1) is located at the west side of TRA Taipei Main Station. During the designing phase of A1 Station, the constructors have considered using the west side parking corridor as the connecting underway. Therefore, although the Taipei Main Station (A1) is not in the existing station building consisting of TRA, HSR and Taipei MRT systems, the TIAA MRT can be connected directly via the underway. Due to the collection of TRA, HSR, Taipei MRT and other different transportation resulting in many underground connections and convergence, the well designed signage is more important to passengers. Currently, TRA has planned to set additional 86 lighting box indicators within the TRA Taipei Main Station range to connect to the TIAA MRT System and update 46 sites with guidance maps or transfer information figures. In addition, Taipei MRT, Station Front Metro Mall and other areas within the scope of jurisdiction of Taipei City Government has also planned to add guidance indicators and update the transfer information map for directions to the TIAA MRT System. The relevant indicators within the station building will be in line with the schedule of TIAA MRT System before its formal operation.
On the day of inspection, BOHSR first briefed on the planning and installation of additional transfer indicators in Taipei Main Station; then, the party inspected the installation status along the passenger route to the surface floor of TRA Taipei Main Station, the first basement floor and major transfer sites in Taipei MRT (Red Line, Blue Line and Green Line). Lastly, the Political Deputy Minister exhorted relevant units for the indicators to be clearly marked for passenger guidance and provide passengers with a convenient transfer route for them to move easily within the transfer routes and space.