Taipei Metro Brown Line malfunctions, impacting 10,000 (update)
Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) The Taipei Metro network's Brown Line malfunctioned during rush hour Friday morning, temporarily limiting service that affected around 10,000 passengers.
A train that left Liuzhangli Station en route to Taipei Zoo station stopped without warning on the tracks at 8:31 a.m., leaving the central section of the line between Xinhai and Zhongshan Junior High School stations out of service, according to Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation.
Buses were dispatched to transport passengers between the two stations, TRTC said.
The longest delay caused by the incident was 28 minutes, with 37 minutes of partial operation of the line, affecting around 10,000 passengers, according to TRTC.
The issue was resolved 50 minutes later at 9:21 a.m., according to the MRT company.
About 80 people were on board the train that malfunctioned and were stuck inside it for about 20 minutes, TRTC told CNA.
They were then asked to exit the train on the track's central maintenance walkway and to board another train that took them back to Liuzhangli Station.
An initial inspection found the malfunction to have been caused by faulty auxiliary power equipment, which signaled the driverless train to go into automatic protection mode, stopping it on the tracks, TRTC said.
The train will be inspected at its service facility to try to confirm the initial diagnosis of the problem, according to TRTC.
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