I came across MRT Exit just the other day, which promises to help find the best route from an MRT exit to your destination. As the MRT systems in Taipei and Kaohsiung keep expanding and are getting busier, it’s kind of nice to know what exit you need to head towards because, suffice it to say, it can be a little confusing:
This is especially helpful as an exit may lead you to a destination that isn’t necessarily listed on the signs or even the maps on the concourse.
Anyway, MRT Exit does a lot to help mitigate this confusion by allowing you to check out your destination online first, plug it into the site, and figure out which line you need to take, what station to disembark from, and which exit to use to leave the station.
So let’s take a look at how it works!
When you first get to the page, you have a few options at the top of the page, such as allowing you to choose the language for the site (either Traditional Chinese or English):
Which is nice since you can choose to see the results in Chinese or English, depending on your needs.
You can search both in English and Chinese by location names or addresses:
Then it’ll give you the following results:
It will give you which line to take, the station name, the exit number, distance from the destination and estimated walking time.
There are also direct links to the different subway system maps at the top of the page (next to the language settings), with one for Taipei and one for Kaohsiung:
This is really nice because you can quickly reference the line maps without having to try and dig them up online.
The site also works really nicely on mobile too. Here’s an example from my phone (click to enlarge):
Also the Chinese name is such a fun little pun that I can’t help but point it out:
捷近 (jié jìn)
The site’s name. Literally “close to the MRT (subway) system”.
It’s fun because it’s also a play on the phrase 接近 (jiē jìn) which means to get close to or approach. Instead they use 捷 which is in reference to the subway system in Taiwan, 捷運 (jié yùn).
All in all it’s a great app to check out if you want to find the closest exit toy our destination in Taipei or Kaohsiung. Check it out and let me know what you think of it!