Kawasaki Signs Contract for Taichung MRT
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)