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    Hitachi East Coast EMU arrives at Hualien


    TAIWAN: The first of 50 EMU3000 inter-city trainsets being built for Taiwan Railway Administration by Hitachi was delivered to the port of Hualien on July 29, and is expected to enter service by the end of this year.

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    Taiwan Railways Administration awards signalling upgrade contract


    TAIWAN: Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €231m contract to implement an electrical systems and signalling interlocking enhancement package for Taiwan Railways Administration. This includes replacing relay interlockings with Trackguard Westrace Mk II electronic interlockings at 68 stations to cover 450 km of the 1 110 ...

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    Taiwan Railway Administration Class 900 EMUs enter service


    TAIWAN: National operator Taiwan Railway Administration has put into service the first of 52 Class 900 suburban EMUs ordered from Hyundai Rotem in June 2018 at a cost of 908·9bn won. The 10-car trainsets for the 1 067 mm gauge national network are being assembled ...

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    Metro Report International

    Taichung MRT Green Line opens


    TAIWAN: Taichung Mass Rapid Transit Corp’s first metro line opened for revenue services on April 25, having been delayed from last year. The NT$59·3bn Green Line runs 16·7 km from the high speed rail station in Wurih southwest of the city to Beitun station on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Kaohsiung LRT extended as Citadis X05 trams enter service


    TAIWAN: Two more sections of the 22·1 km circular light rail line under construction in Kaohsiung were opened for passenger service on January 12, increasing the operational length to 12·8 km and adding a further nine stops. Intended to form a complete loop around the ...

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    South Link goes electric


    TAIWAN: Electrification of Taiwan Railways Administration’s 1 067 mm gauge main line network was completed on December 20, when electric trains began running over the South Link between Fangliao and Taitung. Opened in 1992, the 98·2 km line completed the rail ...

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    Metro Report International

    Taichung postpones Green Line opening amid ‘malfunction’ concern


    TAIWAN: Commercial operations on the first line of the Taichung metro will not begin as scheduled on December 19, Mayor Lu Shiow-yen confirmed on December 14. Under construction since 2009 at a cost of NT$59·3bn, the 16·7 km driverless metro line running from TRA’s Beitun station ...

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    Metro Report International

    Taipei Metro Line 7 extension railway systems contract signed


    TAIWAN: A consortium of Alstom and local engineering company CTCI has reached contractual close on the contract to supply rolling stock and railway systems for the second phase of Taipei’s Wanda Zhonghe Shulin Line. The medium-capacity automated light metro project is also know as the Light ...