Alstom wins contract for Taiwan Metro Line 7 project

WCN Editorial Team 11 Jul 2018 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Alstom, along with Taiwanese engineering and contracting services company CTCI, has won a contract from Systemwide E&M Project Office (SEMPO) of the Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government, to supply an integrated metro system for Taipei Metro Line 7 phase one.

The total contract is valued at 378m, of which Alstom’s share is worth nearly €220m.

Taipei Metro Line 7, a medium capacity rapid transit line, is also called Wanda Zhonghe Shulin Line.

The 9.5km Phase one will include nine stations, which will connect Taipei City with New Taipei City Zhonghe district and Tuchen district in 15 minutes.

As leader of the consortium, Alstom will supply 19 Metropolis trains, Urbalis Communication-based train control (CBTC) driverless signalling system, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and platform screen doors.

Alstom will also work with CTCI on project management and system integration. CTCI will provide the track work, power supply, depot equipment, telecommunication and ticketing systems.

AlstomAsia Pacific senior vice president Ling Fang said: “Alstom is very pleased to win this contract, supporting Taipei to extend its efficient, reliable and sustainable transport system.

“With its international and domestic service proven references in integrated metro systems, and its local presence in Taiwan market, Alstom is confident to deliver this project with a high level of excellence.”

Alstom has so far won 20 integrated metro system projects in 16 countries across four continents. These projects include Singapore Circle Line, Montreal Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) Line, Hanoi Line 3 and Riyadh Metro Yellow, Green and Purple Line.

The company also provides driverless metros worldwide. So far, 26 driverless metro lines globally have ordered Alstom signalling and/or rolling stock solutions. Of these, 12 driverless metro lines are in Asia Pacific, including Taichung Metro Line, Singapore North East Line, Circle Line and Thomson – East Coast Line and Hong Kong South Island Line.

Alstom provides signalling systems to all but one of Taipei’s metro lines. It is currently supplying driverless signalling system for Taichung Metro Line.

Alstom won the first tramway project in Taiwan in 2017, supplying its Citadis tram to Kaohsiung tramway line phase two.

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Image: Alstom Wanda metro train. Photo: courtesy of ALSTOM.

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