Siemens Mobility has received a contract for the delivery of signalling and communications systems to Taoyuan Airport in Taiwan.

Alongside its fellow consortium members, ST Engineering and BES Engineering Corporation, Siemens Mobility will supply these systems to service two new stations at terminal three of Taoyuan Airport.

The consortium is responsible for the signalling system including the Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) that allows automated train operations (ATO). The signalling system will be installed in two stations and 20 trains. The contract includes a provision for installing the system in a third station.

Siemens Mobility expects the first station to be commissioned in 2022 and the second in June 2024.

The electronics department of ST Engineering will provide smart rail electronics solutions such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), platform screen doors, a maintenance management system and integrated communication systems.

BES Engineering will provide the power system.

Siemens Mobility CEO Michael Peter said: “CBTC offers mass transit systems the benefits of greater capacity, resulting in greater availability for passengers, improved passenger experience and enhanced safety.

“In addition, the technology simultaneously requires much less hardware employed along the line than with traditional systems, hence making the system more reliable and easier to maintain. This extension is the first step in bringing the entire airport line to operate with the latest and most innovative CBTC technology, which will enable a more efficient travel experience in the future.”

Last year, the city of Taoyuan awarded a metro rail contract to a consortium of Siemens Mobility, Hyundai Rotem and BES Engineering. Siemens Mobility is responsible for delivering its Trainguard MT CBTC system, traction drives for the trains and the direct-current (DC) traction power supply.