Bombardier completes Taiwan rail extension

Posted on June 29, 2009

[IMAGE]BombardierJune29-Neihu-Line-Taipei-HRFull.jpg[/IMAGE]  Bombardier Transportation has completed the Neihu Line, an extension of the existing Muzha Line, in Taipei, Taiwan.  

This large-scale project involved the design and supply of the 9.3-mile line and fleet of 202 vehicles, as well as the simultaneous retrofit of the Muzha Line. Ultimately, the new and existing vehicles, operating as married pairs, will run compatibly on both lines.


Under contract to Kung Sung Engineering Corp., the prime contractor, Bombardier was responsible for the design and supply of all of the electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems for the 12-station Neihu Line, as well as the track work conceptual design. The E&M supply included Bombardier Cityflo 650 automatic train control (ATC) technology, power supply and communications systems, platform screen doors, equipment for the new operations control center (OCC) and workshop, and 202 rubber-tired vehicles.


The scope of work on the Muzha Line involved replacing the existing train control with Bombardier’s Cityflo 650 ATC, retrofitting the communications system in the existing 12 stations, and equipping a new OCC.


For the overall E&M project, Bombardier provided project management, systems engineering and integration, test and commissioning, and training for the operations staff of Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC). Tangeng Advanced Vehicle, a local Taiwanese company, performed the final assembly of 114 of the 202 vehicles in Taiwan.


The complete 15.5-mile system provides passengers with quick and easy connections to various commercial and residential areas, as well as entertainment facilities, such as the famed Taipei Zoo and the new Convention Complex at Nangang Business Park.


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