I find I often come to Forumosa to find answers to stupid questions that I cant find the answer to on Google.
I am planning a tight journey, and would like to know the rough amount of time it takes to walk between the Taoyuan airport metro Taipei Main Station (A1) and the Taipei metro Taipei Main Station blue line (BL12). I remember doing this before and getting lost, so can’t remember how long it actually took or was supposed to take.
Just remember when you are the Taoyuan MRT, the transfer direction is toward the front of the train (i.e. pointing east as it heads into Taipei Main). Stay underground, and follow the signs to the Blue Line.
I’d estimate that for a crisp walking, unencumbered person, that would save about 3-4 minutes of walking—but then you’d add the wait for the Green line, and the transfer at Ximen . . . I’d probably recommend this only for people who really dislike walking or move with difficulty.
There’s people go missing in the main station labyrinth and emerge days later dazed and confused but also well fed on Japanese donuts and Calpis for some reason. Murakami may or may not be writing a book on the phenomenon. #inklings
I actually googled “crisp walking” to see if it was a thing. Among the top results were “Crip walk” which is apparently a gang thing in the US, and “Walker’s Crisps” which are apparently UK’s version of Lay’s Potato Chips.