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TRTC Ensures Implementation of SOPs in Response to Earthquakes

TRTC Ensures Implementation of SOPs in Response to EarthquakesWith the island seeing an increase of earthquakes in recent days, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) announced earthquake response SOPs, urging MRT riders to remain calm and follow instructions of staff members in the case of serious tremors.
 
TRTC noted that seismometers have been installed at ten locations across the metro system, including MRT Tamsui, Beitou, and Jiantan stations, as well as Taipei City Traffic Information Center, to monitor quake activities and prompt action accordingly.
 
The SOPs outline measures to be taken depending on the different levels of seismic activities:
 
1. Intensity level 1: Operations unaffected.

2. Intensity level 2 to 3: Trains will come to a halt temporarily before restarting to run at reduced speeds. Normal operations will resume if no system abnormalities are detected.    

3. Intensity level 4: Trains will come to a halt temporarily before restarting to run at reduced speeds. Passengers will be asked to alight at the nearest station. Services will resume after checkups have been conducted along MRT tracks and at facilities to ensure operation safety.  

4. Intensity 5 and 5+:
Trains will come to a halt temporarily before restarting to run at reduced speeds. Passengers will be asked to alight at the nearest station. Services will resume after checkups have been conducted along MRT tracks and at facilities to ensure operation safety. The Department of Rapid Transit Systems will be notified of the situation, while safety checks will be carried out at key infrastructure across the MRT network during after-hours.   
 
For more inquiries, please call the TRTC 24-hour hotline (02)218-12345 or visit the official website https://www.metro.taipei/ (Chinese).