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Coyett
Oct 26, 2008, 4:16 PM
TRA - Taiwan Railway


EMU 800, 2013
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1464/9580528/17445208/394622544.jpg

Taidong Express, 2013
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1464/9580528/17445208/394622552.jpg

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Taoyuan MRT

Taipei -Taoyuan Airport Express, [Zhongli - Xinbei, 2015] (Construction)
51 km
21 stations

Zhongli TRA/HSR Extension, 2020 (Planning)
2 km
2 station

Rolling Stock: Kawasaki

http://220.128.208.14/MRT/English/default.aspx

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Taichung MRT

Wuri-Wenxin-Beitun Line, 2018 (Construction)
16.7 km
18 stations

Rolling Stock: Kawasaki

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Taipei MRT Projects


Orbital Line, 2017 (Construction)
15.4 km
14 stations

Rolling Stock: AnsaldoBreda
http://www.ansaldobreda.it/schedaNews.aspx?id=22&provenienza=lista&pag=2&numPagine=4
http://www.cityrailways.net/photogallery/ansaldobreda-rome-line-c-driverless-metro/
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Heavy Metro (Construction)

Rolling Stock: Kawasaki 381
image: www.2427junction.com

Orange Line, 2013
19.7 km
16 stations

Green Line - Songshan Extension, 2014
8.5 km
8 stations

Blue Line - Dingpu Extension, 2015
2 km
1 station

Red Line - Xinyi Extension, 2014
6.4 km
5 stations
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TRA Line Reconstruction (Construction)


Kaohsiung Underground Railway Project, 2019
9.75 km rail tunnel

Taichung Elevated Railway Project, 2015
21.19 km viaduct

Hualien - Taidong Electrification and Double-Track, 2015
155 km

http://www.rrb.gov.tw/04000.aspx?lan=en

chuangk
Oct 28, 2008, 4:22 AM
Thank you for providing such a great information.
I have never heard Marine Museum Line project,
what is the name of the project in Chinese?
Where can I find more detail information about it?

Coyett
Oct 28, 2008, 3:08 PM
深澳線
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B7%B1%E6%BE%B3%E7%B7%9A
article
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2007/09/29/2003380885
images
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=%E6%B7%B1%E6%BE%B3%E7%B7%9A

Coyett
Oct 28, 2008, 3:20 PM
Project: Baiji Tunnel Push Car 百吉隧道臺車 (part of the original Daxi - Fuxing push car line)
Length: 430 meters
Rolling stock: 5 push cars
Status: service Jan. 2008

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/taiwanpushcars.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/Baijipushcar.jpg
image: http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/min351205/article?mid=1784&prev=2098&l=f&fid=5


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/BaijiRailway2.jpg
image:http://www.flickr.com/photos/irukawa/2552950742/

anyiliang
Oct 30, 2008, 6:15 AM
Taichung Elevated Railway Project, 2015
21.19 km viaduct

So Taichung is going to be changing their train station? Are there any pictures?

I really wish they would get a move on the Subway system. Traffic down here in Taichung is really bad.

Coyett
Oct 30, 2008, 7:07 AM
TRA Taichung Elevated Railway Project

Taichung Station
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/taichungStation2.jpg

Fongyuan Station
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/FongyuanStation.jpg

Coyett
Oct 31, 2008, 6:43 AM
Taichung MRT Green Line - Stations G3 to G9

G3
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/G3.gif

G4
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/G4.gif

G5
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/G5.gif

G6
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/G6.gif

G7
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/G7.gif

G8
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/G8.gif

G9
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/G9.jpg

Coyett
Oct 31, 2008, 3:42 PM
HSR News
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/thsrc-s.jpg

August passenger statistics
Passenger arrival and departure by station

Taipei Station 1,775,800
Kaohsiung 1,145,600
Taichung 1,044,200
Hsinchu 471,100
Tainan 434,300
Taoyuan 404,200
Banciao 362,700
Chiayi 308,400

Total arrival/departure 5,946,300
Total passengers 2,973,150

Coyett
Nov 3, 2008, 5:22 AM
Taipei MRT News

MRT segment almost ready

The Nangang station segment of the Nangang line eastern extension will be operational by the end of December if it passes the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ preliminary assessment on Friday, the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) said yesterday, adding that travel time from the Nangang MRT station to Taipei Main station would be 15 minutes. ........

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2008/10/29/2003427261

http://www.dorts.gov.tw/news/newsletter/ns209/南港站出入口透視圖.jpg
image - DORTS
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TRA Update

Taiwan Railway has finally completed the Taipei section of it's underground rail project. The conventional & high speed rail tunnel is 33 km long and includes five underground stations for the TRA and three for THSR.

Stations North to South:

Nangang - TRA & HSR
Songshan - TRA
Taipei Main - TRA & HSR
Wanhua - TRA
Banciao - TRA & HSR

New stations as of Aug. 20, 2008

Songshan TRA Station
http://www.rrb.gov.tw/graph_enreport/308-9709-02.jpg

http://www.rrb.gov.tw/graph_enreport/308-9709-04.jpg

Nangang TRA Station
http://www.rrb.gov.tw/graph_enreport/305-9709-05.jpg

http://www.rrb.gov.tw/graph_enreport/305-9709-02.jpg

images: http://www.rrb.gov.tw
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From the transportation thread in the Taiwan section:

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Coyett
Nov 4, 2008, 5:15 PM
Bombardier rolling stock for the Neihu LRT line (Taipei).

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/NeihuLRT.jpg
image - Bombardier media

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/NeihuLightRail.jpg
image - Epoch Times

Coyett
Nov 8, 2008, 5:39 PM
Dongshan TRA Station (Yilan)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/Dongshanstation.jpg

The construction of the platforms and track work has been completed. The only work remaining is the renovation of the existing ground level ticketing facilities. I'm really quite fond of this little project. Hopefully, the elevated stations in Taichung and Yuanlin will be built to the same standard.

Roger W has a nice pic of the progress over at Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogermfw/2977021073/sizes/o/

anyiliang
Nov 10, 2008, 5:35 AM
I just think that Taichung's transportation infostructure is so messed up. I dont understand why it has taken and is taking so long to get an MRT. Traffic is bad. We only have one freeway and expressway on the west side. Which are next to each other. The East side of Taichung is bad. The only way major road is Taichung Harbor Road. A nightmare.

Anyways, I have been hearing about an MRT being built in this city for over 10 years. Nothing has happened. I will believe it when I see it.

anyiliang
Nov 10, 2008, 5:36 AM
Do any of y'all think that they will extend the THSR from Nangang to Yilan?
It would be nice if they could and then down the east side connecting back to Kaouhsing.

Coyett
Nov 17, 2008, 4:56 PM
I just think that Taichung's transportation infostructure is so messed up. I dont understand why it has taken and is taking so long to get an MRT. Traffic is bad. We only have one freeway and expressway on the west side. Which are next to each other. The East side of Taichung is bad. The only way major road is Taichung Harbor Road. A nightmare.

Anyways, I have been hearing about an MRT being built in this city for over 10 years. Nothing has happened. I will believe it when I see it.

http://english.rti.org.tw/Content/GetSingleNews.aspx?ContentID=68396

Construction of Taichung MRT to start next year

After years of planning, construction of Taichung's Mass Rapid Transit system or MRT is finally slated to begin. On Saturday, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) signed an agreement with Taichung City to start construction on the first MRT line in Taichung next year. The line is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

The design and construction of the Taichung MRT will be supervised by Taipei City’s Department of Rapid Transport Systems.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/TaichungMRTGreen.gif
image: Taichung City Government

Coyett
Nov 17, 2008, 5:09 PM
Do any of y'all think that they will extend the THSR from Nangang to Yilan?
It would be nice if they could and then down the east side connecting back to Kaouhsing.

No, I don't think this will ever happen. The east coast of Taiwan doesn't have the population to support it. The government plan to order another eight sets of Taroko trains to serve the route to Hualien seems like a much more practical solution. Everyone loves high speed rail, but to my mind the most interesting journeys are actually the local non-electrified lines.

Pingsi Line
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South Link: Taitung-Pingtung
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Coyett
Nov 22, 2008, 8:04 AM
THSRC to increase runs, buy new cars: Ou Chin-der

PASSENGER VOLUME: At present, the system carries an average of 90,000 passengers per day, with a train capacity between 45 percent and 47 percent

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA
Saturday, Nov 22, 2008, Page 4
The high-speed rail system will increase the number of scheduled runs and purchase new trains next year to cope with increasing passenger volume, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp (THSRC) executive director Ou Chin-der (歐晉德) said on Thursday.

THSRC would increase the number of scheduled trains after Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 26, as the system’s passenger capacity after the holiday was expected to exceed 50 percent, Ou said.

The exact number of additional runs would be announced at a later date, he said.

At present, the system carries an average of 90,000 passengers per day, with a train capacity between 45 percent and 47 percent.

The system has a total of 30 trains that operate a maximum of 176 two-way runs per day, Ou said, adding that the ceiling was very likely to be reached at the end of next year.

Passenger volume was expected to have reached between 140,000 and 150,000 per day by that time, with a possible maximum volume of 176,000, and was likely to hit 200,000 during peak hours in 2010, he said.

To cope with the continuous increase in passenger volume, THSRC would buy between six and 12 new trains from Japan next year.

THSRC would also consider the possibility of working with Taiwanese companies on the interior design of the trains if sufficiently skilled local designers could be found, Ou said, adding that the new trains would start operating in 2011.

The new trains would be part of a long-term THSRC purchase project that was being carried out in several phases with the aim of increasing the number of trains to 54 by 2033, Ou said.

The system would also focus on attracting passengers by providing better quality service rather than by offering more discounts, as some tickets were already discounted to the tune of 35 percent, Ou said.

Further price cuts would undermine THSRC’s financial management as well as endanger the bus transport industry, the THSRC executive said.

700T departing Taichung Station
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I wonder what the chances are of an upgrade to the Kawasaki efSET?

efSET
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/EcoFriendlySuperExpressTrain.jpg

SpeedoPro
Nov 22, 2008, 4:35 PM
what is the kawasaki efSET??
is shinkansen using it now? or is this a new train still in the design phase?

Coyett
Nov 24, 2008, 4:35 PM
New 350km/h High-speed Train efSET aiming at the Global Market

http://www.khi.co.jp/ba/2008data/ba_c3080911_1.html

Tokyo, September 11, 2008 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has decided to set out the development of the new high-speed train efSET*. This is Kawasaki’s autonomous new high-speed train development project that has an eye to the global market and is a completely new initiative when compared to its previous job-to-job rail car development projects carried out both home and abroad. Kawasaki is becoming the first-ever Japanese rail car maker to introduce a self-developed high-speed train to the global market.

Kawasaki’s new high-speed train efSET which is currently under development will achieve a service speed of 350km/h and, simultaneously, this innovative vehicle contains the technologies, which Kawasaki has developed through the designing of a number of high-speed trains, that improve the level of passenger comfort and reduce the loads on neighboring environments. The development is expected to be completed by the end of March 2010.

Kawasaki is a rail car maker with a longstanding history of designing and manufacturing of Shinkansen trains, ranging from the Series 0 Shinkansen trains which came into service in 1964 up to state-of-the-art Shinkansen trains, with an abundance of outstanding performances and expertise involving high-speed train design and manufacturing. For example, Kawasaki supplied the Series 700T trains to the Taiwan High Speed Rail in 2004 and the CRH2 trains to the Ministry of Railway, China in 2006. Based on the sound performance of these trains, Kawasaki has been able to build a strong platform in the Asian high-speed train market.

The importance of rail cars have been reviewed in recent years on a global basis as they are capable of providing mass transport with a smaller amount of greenhouse-gas emissions. A number of countries including the United States, Brazil, Russia, India and Vietnam are currently carrying forward new and specific construction plans and, as a result, approximately 10,000km express railway tracks are expected to be newly built in the next twenty years on a global scale. In response, the demand for express trains will likely to increase.

If you look at the countries that Kawasaki is targeting you'll notice that in the near term only China and Taiwan are in a position to purchase rolling stock. Considering THSRC has already indicated they will be purchasing new trains from Kawasaki it would seem to be in their interest to sell them the efSET instead of an upgraded T700. THSRC gets a more advanced train and Kawasaki establishes a platform to demonstrate the advantages of their product.

twoNeurons
Nov 24, 2008, 10:27 PM
New 350km/h High-speed Train efSET aiming at the Global Market

Tokyo, September 11, 2008 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has decided to set out the development of the new high-speed train efSET*. This is Kawasaki’s autonomous new high-speed train development project that has an eye to the global market and is a completely new initiative when compared to its previous job-to-job rail car development projects carried out both home and abroad. Kawasaki is becoming the first-ever Japanese rail car maker to introduce a self-developed high-speed train to the global market.

Kawasaki’s new high-speed train efSET which is currently under development will achieve a service speed of 350km/h and, simultaneously, this innovative vehicle contains the technologies, which Kawasaki has developed through the designing of a number of high-speed trains, that improve the level of passenger comfort and reduce the loads on neighboring environments. The development is expected to be completed by the end of March 2010.

Kawasaki is a rail car maker with a longstanding history of designing and manufacturing of Shinkansen trains, ranging from the Series 0 Shinkansen trains which came into service in 1964 up to state-of-the-art Shinkansen trains, with an abundance of outstanding performances and expertise involving high-speed train design and manufacturing. For example, Kawasaki supplied the Series 700T trains to the Taiwan High Speed Rail in 2004 and the CRH2 trains to the Ministry of Railway, China in 2006. Based on the sound performance of these trains, Kawasaki has been able to build a strong platform in the Asian high-speed train market.

The importance of rail cars have been reviewed in recent years on a global basis as they are capable of providing mass transport with a smaller amount of greenhouse-gas emissions. A number of countries including the United States, Brazil, Russia, India and Vietnam are currently carrying forward new and specific construction plans and, as a result, approximately 10,000km express railway tracks are expected to be newly built in the next twenty years on a global scale. In response, the demand for express trains will likely to increase.

If you look at the countries that Kawasaki is targeting you'll notice that in the near term only China and Taiwan are in a position to purchase rolling stock. Considering THSRC has already indicated they will be purchasing new trains from Kawasaki it would seem to be in their interest to sell them the efSET instead of an upgraded T700. THSRC gets a more advanced train and Kawasaki establishes a platform to demonstrate the advantages of their product.

Can you post the source?

Coyett
Dec 6, 2008, 7:09 AM
Railway welcomes first 'green' station

Central News Agency
http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=804715&lang=eng_news

Taiwan's railway system has inaugurated its first "green" station, which will provide transportation services with state-of-the-art, eco-friendly design and technologies, senior administrators said yesterday. At a ceremony to celebrate the inauguration of the renovated Dalin Station in the southern county of Chiayi, Taiwan Railways Administration Director-General Frank Fan praised the station as a "pastiche of history and modernity."
The station's old building, which was preserved in the renovation project, was built in 1903 under Japanese colonial rule, while the new "green" service complex is equipped with all kinds of eco-friendly technology.

Lauding it as "the most novel, most beautiful, most user-friendly" station among the 200 or so train stations in Taiwan, Fan said the complex is a 100-percent "green building" that not only fully relies on natural ventilation and natural light, but also recycles rainwater and converts sunlight into electricity. Meanwhile, Fan continued, to reduce the pollution caused by the station itself and railway operations, the station is also equipped with noise reducing units and air purifiers.

image: http://www.trc.club.tw/pictures/view.php?photo_no=2008120319525601

Kingofthehill
Dec 12, 2008, 3:07 AM
Yay.

Muji
Dec 29, 2008, 5:02 PM
Some pictures of the very recently opened Nangang station, taken December 27.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/bruab/Taipei%20Winter%202008/DSC02359.jpg

The new station includes a significant amount of public art compared to existing metro stations.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/bruab/Taipei%20Winter%202008/DSC02358.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/bruab/Taipei%20Winter%202008/DSC02363.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/bruab/Taipei%20Winter%202008/DSC02364.jpg

Coyett
Jan 19, 2009, 3:21 PM
Images of Jimmy Liao's mural installation at Nangang Station.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3134986611_a4cfbda4dc_b.jpgPhoto: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightwing_26/

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1100/3167126686_63ef179876_b.jpg
Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jnlinn/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/3166537450_2e476c8fb7_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1136/3165705847_4815306da2_b.jpg
Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vicjuan/sets/72157612147084304/

Jimmy Liao - http://www.culture.tw/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=905&Itemid=157

Coyett
Feb 6, 2009, 3:38 PM
New renderings for the Taichung elevated railway project.

Taichung Main Station

http://163.29.133.94/plan/Image/Taichung_title.jpg

http://163.29.133.94/plan/Image/台中站鳥瞰圖_big.jpg

http://163.29.133.94/plan/Image/台中車站大廳透視圖_big.jpg

image: Taiwan Railway Reconsruction Bureau

http://163.29.133.94/plan/Image/大慶車站瞰圖_big.jpg
image: rrb

http://163.29.133.94/plan/Image/松竹車站鳥瞰圖_big.jpg
image: rrb

Fengyuan
http://163.29.133.94/plan/Image/豐原車站示意圖_big.jpg
image: rrb

muppet
Feb 6, 2009, 6:50 PM
I like the last one

Taiwan Junior
Mar 2, 2009, 6:44 AM
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Taiwan Junior
Mar 2, 2009, 6:45 AM
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Coyett
Apr 11, 2009, 8:37 PM
airport MRT rolling stock outside Kawasaki
http://www.2427junction.com/63z-0701tw.jpg

more pics and info here - http://www.2427junction.com/taiwanreporttm.html

sungFFman
Apr 12, 2009, 2:11 PM
^ sweet!

metroXpress
Apr 29, 2009, 4:12 AM
Nice
!

Coyett
Apr 4, 2010, 3:29 AM
New Livery for the Zhongli - Taipei MRT line.

Taoyuan MRT (all stations)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/TaoyuanMRT.jpg

Airport Express (Ariport - Linkou - Sanchong - Taipei)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f355/chung68/AiprotExpress.jpg

Coyett
Apr 4, 2010, 9:30 AM
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Coyett
May 26, 2010, 6:32 AM
Taoyuan Airport Line MRT Stations

http://www.motc.gov.tw/mocwebGIP/wSite/public/Data/f1244439949398.jpg

SpeedoPro
Jun 8, 2010, 2:32 AM
the airport express livery looks pretty hideous

jjl
Jun 8, 2010, 3:08 AM
the airport express livery looks pretty hideous

I think the train looks pretty boring too, I could live with a ugly livery if the train was nicer. I wish they opted a train look instead of subway. I'd like to see a top speed of beyond 90km/hr being done on the airport express.

I was recently on the EMU700 and really liked it. Minus the annoying stupid announcements of "Door open" when the door was about to open. Is a simple beep not enough?

The Taroko express is great, the push pull tzu chiangs have already deterioated are terrible, I prefer the older tzu chiangs made in Japan, most of if not all are diesel so they are a bit noisy, but at least the passenger cabins are built much better. Has anyone been on the EMU1200, the most hideous looking tzu chiang?

An interesting note, I went on the pingxi line a few weeks ago, and they use a diesel tzu chiang that they modified for it I believe.

Coyett
Jan 16, 2011, 3:06 AM
EMU 800

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1464/9580528/17445208/394622544.jpg

Japan-Taiwan joint venture wins order for 296 train cars in Taiwan
Sunday 16th January, 03:51 AM JST

NAGOYA —
Japanese rail car manufacturer Nippon Sharyo Ltd and trading house Sumitomo Corp said that a Taiwanese train car maker they have jointly set up with local partners has won an order for 296 commuter train cars from the Taiwan Railways Administration.

Under the 44 billion yen deal, the joint venture Taiwan Rolling Stock Co, which was set up in 2002, plans to deliver the cars from 2012 through 2015, the Japanese firms said.

The low-floor train cars will run in Taipei’s suburban areas and on lines connecting between major cities in Taiwan at a speed of up to 130 kilometers per hour.

Coyett
Jan 16, 2011, 3:09 AM
New Taidong Express

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Sumitomo and Nippon Sharyo wins train sets supply deal in Taiwan

Monday, 10 Jan 2011 Japanese suppliers Sumitomo Corporation and Nippon Sharyo confirmed on January 6th 2011 that they had signed a TWD 10.6 billion contract to supply Taiwan Railway Administration with 17 inter city tilting train sets (136 rail cars) capable of operation at 150 kilometers per hour.

Under the deal agreed on December 31st 2010, the eight car EMUs are due to be delivered in 2012-14 for use on Taroko Express services between Taipei and Hualien on TRA's 1.067 mm gauge east coast route. The aluminium bodied trains will feature wheelchair access, luggage and bicycle spaces and onboard vending machines.

The east coast line was electrified at 25 kV 60 Hz in 2003, and TRA introduced its first tilting trains in April 2007, helping to shorten journey times and making rail more competitive with the island's improved roads.

TRA acquired an initial build of six 8 car tilting train sets from Marubeni and Hitachi to launch the Taroko Express services. The railway had planned to exercise an option for a further 48 vehicles in 2009, but called new tenders after it failed to agree terms with the suppliers because of changing exchange rates. Three rounds of bidding were held in the new competition, but most bidders were reportedly unable to meet TRA's requirements in terms of price and delivery schedule.

SpeedoPro
Jan 30, 2011, 1:39 AM
New Taidong Express

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Nice find Coyett! I have to say I am impressed by both the EMU800 and the new tilting trains. The EMU800 looks FAR better than the hideous EMU700. Why can't they make the airport express train look that good?!! Finally there is some life at TRA. :previous:

Coyett
Mar 12, 2011, 9:04 AM
Nangang high-speed station to open by 2015, bureau says

The high-speed rail system will be extended to Taipei City’s Nangang District (南港) by 2015 amid efforts to ease congestion at Taipei Railway Station, the Bureau of High Speed Rail announced yesterday.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2011/03/11/2003497926

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Coyett
May 30, 2011, 8:51 AM
Kawasaki Signs Contract for Taichung MRT

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Tokyo, April 1, 2011 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today signed a contract jointly with Alstom Transport S.A. of France and CTCI Corporation of Taiwan to provide the Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government (DORTS) with a railway system for the Taichung City Government. The contract is valued at roughly NT$10.9 billion (30.7 billion yen*), with design and construction of the electrical and mechanical system package scheduled for completion by October 2017.

In addition to 36 medium capacity transit (MCT) cars, the tri-party consortium will collectively supply the signaling system, power supply system, communications system, automatic fare collection (AFC) system, and depot equipment. The system is for the new eighteen-station Wuri-Wenxin-Beitun Line (Green Line) that will link Beitun Depot in Taichung City with Xinwuri Station (Taiwan High Speed Rail Taichung Station). As the contracting employer, DORTS will administer the construction of the new line. In addition to manufacturing the 36 MCT cars and supplying the depot equipment, Kawasaki will be in charge of project management and system integration as head of the consortium. Alstom will supply the signaling system, CTCI will provide the power supply system, and both firms will supply the communications system and AFC system.

City Transit System Overview

Track length : 16.71 km total extension
Stations : 18 stations
Train Configuration : Two 18-car trains (36 cars total)
Operation : Unmanned operation
Signaling : CBTC(Communication Based Train Control System)
Power supply : Third-rail (750 V DC)

hinoue
May 30, 2011, 10:47 AM
looks like a rocket ship could save us some airfares.

Coyett
Aug 2, 2011, 5:39 PM
High-speed rail ridership hits monthly record in July
Average 119,000 passengers per day
2011/08/01 20:28:52

Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Taiwan's bullet train set a new monthly record for ridership in July, carrying 3.69 million passengers up and down the island's west coast, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) said Monday. http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201108010039
Wang Shu-fen and Nell Shen
The Central News Agency

Coyett
Oct 16, 2011, 6:45 AM
Taiwan High Speed Rail to buy trains from Japan
Sept 28 | Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:02am EDT

(Reuters) - Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp (THSR) is planning to buy trains from a Japanese consortium in an estimated T$3 billion ($98 million) deal, its chairman said on Wednesday, as the bullet train operator anticipates an increase in passengers. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/28/taiwan-japan-idUSL3E7KS24K20110928

(Reporting by Roger Tung; Writing by Faith Hung; Editing by Erica Billingham)

Coyett
Oct 30, 2011, 9:46 AM
Monkey invades high speed rails station, sustains electric shock
2011/10/16 20:15:14
Taipei, Oct. 16 (CNA) A wild monkey that got into a high speed rail station in southern Taiwan on Sunday morning suffered burns from an electric shock as it ran around trying to escape, according to the Kaohsiung City Fire Bureau.
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http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201110160018

Coyett
Nov 6, 2011, 7:12 AM
New Hsinchu TRA/Hsinchu HSR Line - Opens 11/12
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Coyett
Nov 12, 2011, 10:35 AM
Opening day videos


Lioujia Station
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Zhuzhong Station
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Neiwan Line
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Coyett
Nov 27, 2011, 2:44 PM
Wandering goat causes high-speed train delay

Taipei, Nov. 23 (CNA) A southbound bullet train heading from Taipei to Kaohsiung was delayed by 15 minutes Tuesday after hitting a goat that had inexplicably found its way onto the high-speed rail's tracks, the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) said. No damage or casualties were reported in the accident except for a minor injury suffered by the animal, said company spokesman Chang Yung-hsiung.......

Kuan Rui-ping and Y.F. Low
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1766765

Coyett
Mar 14, 2012, 9:24 AM
Taiwan, Japan railways to set up sisterhood ties for locomotives

Taipei, March 9 (CNA) Railway companies in Taiwan and Japan will set up a sisterhood relationship for two steam locomotives on March 12 and sell limited edition commemorative products the same day at selected stations.

http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201203090027

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Coyett
Jun 1, 2012, 9:50 AM
Kawasaki Heavy, Toshiba To Supply 48 Bullet Train Cars To Taiwan
Thursday, May 24, 2012

TOKYO (Nikkei)--Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (7012) and Toshiba Corp. (6502) said Thursday that they have won an order to supply four trains totaling 48 cars as well as electrical equipment for Taiwan's high-speed rail network

Nikkei News
http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20120524D2405N02.htm

Coyett
Jun 29, 2012, 6:16 AM
TRA unveils new tilting train car for Eastern Line
Taipei Times 6/29
Shelly Shan

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The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) yesterday unveiled its new tilting train car, which will be used to enhance transportation capacity on the Eastern Line.

The nation’s largest railway service has purchased 136 tilting train cars from Japan. The first order of 16 cars is scheduled to arrive in October, with the remaining train cars scheduled to arrive by the end of next year.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2012/06/29/2003536542

Coyett
Aug 29, 2013, 3:49 AM
New EMU800 in Keelung
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Taiwan Railway Movies (BV2DP)

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Puyuma and Taroko tilting trains passing
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Coyett
Sep 10, 2013, 9:22 AM
EMU800 testing from early October
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Muji
Sep 15, 2013, 8:52 PM
Great videos of the new TRA cars, Coyett. They look unbelievable compared to the trains I rode as a kid in the 90s.

Coyett
Oct 17, 2013, 2:54 PM
Puyuma Express through Dongshan Station
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Muji
Nov 28, 2013, 7:45 PM
I posted these in the Taiwan regional forum, but I figured they'd be nice to share here too. Flickr user hiroshi_lin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/) has some great pictures of the new Xinyi Line. The first segment, opened November 24, 2013, is an extension of the existing Danshui Line, which connects three existing stations and adds four new ones. It notably includes a new station at Taipei 101, serving the southern end of the Xinyi District. Here are just a few of hiroshi_lin's Flickr pictures:

Xinyi Anhe station entrance:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7347/11021071895_499f9b506d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021071895/)
信義安和站1號出口 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021071895/) par 小林ひろし (http://www.flickr.com/people/hiroshi_lin/), sur Flickr

Da An station mezzanine:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/11021165586_ecef03673e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021165586/)
大安站B1穿堂層 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021165586/) par 小林ひろし (http://www.flickr.com/people/hiroshi_lin/), sur Flickr

Da An station platform:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2833/11021229184_470340423d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021229184/)
大安站月台層 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021229184/) par 小林ひろし (http://www.flickr.com/people/hiroshi_lin/), sur Flickr

Da An Forest Park station entrance:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/11021193736_70899ae39a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021193736/)
大安森林公園站陽光大廳 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021193736/) par 小林ひろし (http://www.flickr.com/people/hiroshi_lin/), sur Flickr

Da An Forest Park station plaza:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/11021329053_21e0ab6b54_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021329053/)
大安森林公園站下沉式廣場 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroshi_lin/11021329053/) par 小林ひろし (http://www.flickr.com/people/hiroshi_lin/), sur Flickr