Alstom to supply CBTC signaling systems for new Driverless metro in Taiwan
Alstom wins €80 million contract to supply CBTC signaling systems for Taichung’s new Driverless metro in Taiwan
Alstom, as part of a Turnkey consortium with Kawasaki (Consortium Leader) and CTCI, was awarded a contract by the Taipei Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) to supply CBTC signaling systems for the Taichung’s Green Line. Alstom’s share in the contract represents €80M and covers the Train Control and Signaling, the Platform Screen Doors, and an Integrated Control Centre. Additionally, Alstom will supply, jointly with CTCI, the communication and CCTV systems as well as fare collection systems.
The trains will be operated in a fully automatic UTO (Unattended Train Operation) mode, minimizing journey times, train intervals and operating costs. For the train control, Alstom will supply its successful Urbalis (CBTC) system—an advanced radio and networked based train control system that integrates network communications with data transmission by radio. Alstom’s Urbalis signaling system has already been sold for over 25 metro lines worldwide since its introduction five years ago to China’s Beijing metro line.
“This is an important new contract for Alstom as it allows us to continue working for DORTS in delivering our reliable and state-of-the-art systems that maximize the benefits for both passengers and operators“ stated Dominique Pouliquen, President of Alstom Transport Asia Pacific. “Alstom has already supplied train control and signaling systems for DORTS’ four Mass Rapid Transit lines in Taipei, and this latest contract win attests to the confidence DORTS has in our innovative and cost effective solutions for public transport.”
The 17 kilometer Green Line will cover 18 stations running through major downtown districts (Wenxin, Wuri). It will link up with Taiwan’s major north-south transport arteries such as Freeway No. 1 as well as the rail services of the Taiwan Railway and the Taipei – Kaohsiung high-speed rail system. The Taichung metro Green Line is forecasted to be in service in 2017 and the planned network of four lines is expected to accelerate the development of the greater Taichung City and neighboring Nantou and Changhua counties.
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A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including rolling stock, signaling and infrastructure, and offers “turnkey” solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of 5.8 billion euros in the fiscal year 2009-2010. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs some 26,000 people.