Siemens delivers rail technology to Taiwan

Taoyuan City gets fully automated metro - Green Line: around 27.8 kilometers long with 21 stations - Link to Taoyuan International Airport - CBTC based train control will maximize throughput and capacity

A consortium of Siemens, South Korea’s train manufacturer Hyundai Rotem and Taiwanese construction company BES Engineering will deliver, on a turnkey basis, the electrical and mechanical solutions for the Green Line metro in the Taiwanese city of Taoyuan. The contract was awarded by the Taoyuan City Government. Siemens’ share of the project comprises the signaling system “theTrainguard MT Communications-Based Train Control system (CBTC)”, traction drives for the trains and the direct current traction (DC) power supply. The metro line’s signaling system will enable unattended train operation (Grade of Automation, GoA4).

Chen Wen De, Director General of the Department of Rapid Transit Systems, indicated, “The Green line is the pioneer project of Taoyuan’s rail infrastructure. The construction of the elevated section will start in October this year. In the future, the Green Line will connect Chungli, Taoyuan City with the future airport city Aerotropolis via Taoyuan’s underground rail, MRT Lines of TTY Airport, Brown Line, San-ying Line Extension to Bade, and Green Line Extension to Chung-li. Along with Taoyuan Aerotropolis and Asian Silicon Valley projects in Taoyuan, the establishment of the complete MRT network will develop Taoyuan into a smart and dynamic city with international competitiveness.”

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