French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has won a €378m contract to supply an integrated metro system for Taipei Metro Line 7 phase one.
The contract was awarded by the Systemwide E&M Project Office Department of Rapid Transit System Taipei City Government (SEMPO) to Alstom and Taiwanese engineering and contracting services company CTCI. Alstom’s share is worth approximately €220m of the total contract value.
Under the contract, Alstom will supply 19 Metropolis trains, its Urbalis CBTC driverless signalling system, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and platform screen doors.
Alstom will further collaborate with CTCI on the project management and system integration for the Taipei Metro.
CTCI will be responsible for the track work, power supply, depot equipment, telecommunication and ticketing systems.
Alstom Asia 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.”
Taipei Metro Line 7, also known as Wanda Zhonghe Shulin Line, is a medium-capacity rapid transit line. Phase one of the project is 9.5km long with nine stations. It links Taipei City with New Taipei City Zhonghe district and Tuchen district.
Alstom, which has maintained its operations in Taiwan for over 37 years, is currently supplying driverless signalling systems for Taichung metro line.
Last year, the company won its first tramway project in Taiwan and is currently delivering its latest Citadis tram to Kaohsiung tramway line phase two.
Alstom has also secured 20 integrated metro system projects in 16 countries across four continents, including Montreal Réseau express métropolitain (REM) line, Singapore Circle Line, Hanoi Line 3 and Riyadh metro yellow, green and purple lines.