Map of the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan.

TAIWAN: Siemens is to supply electrical and mechanical systems for the Green Line automated metro project in Taoyuan.

The line is to be built under a turnkey contract which the city government has awarded to a consortium of Siemens, local construction company BES Engineering and South Korea rolling stock supplier Hyundai Rotem.

The 27·8 km line with 21 stations will start in the Bade district and serve destinations including the Aerotropolis development and the international airport, with 12·5 km of the alignment underground and 15·3 km elevated. Construction is scheduled to begin in October for opening in 2025. Extensions to Daxi and Chungli are planned.

Siemens is to provide the DC power supplies, its Trainsguard MT communications-based train control to support unattended train operation with 90 sec headways, and traction equipment for the 40 two-car Hyundai Rotem trainsets.

‘Realisation of the complete mass rapid transit network will transform Taoyuan into a smart, dynamic and internationally competitive city’, said Chen Wen De, Director-General of the city government’s Department of Rapid Transit Systems, on July 5.