Major €378m deal awarded for Taipei Metro

Photo: Alstom.
Photo: Alstom.

Taipei City government agency SEMPO (Systemwide E&M Project Office), of the Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DRTS), has awarded Alstom and Taiwanese engineering firm CTCI a contract to supply an integrated metro system.

The €378 million deal covers Line 7 Phase One of the capital city’s metro system.

Also known as the Wanda Zhonghe Shulin line, the 9.5km-long medium capacity extension will have nine stations, connecting Taipei City with the districts of New Taipei City Zhonghe and Tuchen in 15 minutes.

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Consortium leader Alstom, which has worked in Taiwan for more than 37 years, will supply 76 metro cars, its Urbalis communication-based train control system, a driverless signalling system, supervisory control and data acquisition system and platform screen doors. Its share of the contract is €220 million.

Meanwhile CTCI will provide the track work, power supply, depot equipment, telecommunication and ticketing systems.

Both parties will work together on project management and system integration.

DRTS oversees the construction, regulation and operation and maintenance of the city’s metro system.

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