Taipei Awards Alstom Contract for Metro Line 7 System

Systemwide E&M Project Office Department of Rapid Transit System Taipei City Government (SEMPO) has awarded Alstom, in a consortium with the Taiwanese company CTCI, a contract to supply an integrated metro system for Taipei Metro Line 7 phase one. The contract is valued at 378 million euros, with Alstom’s share at approximately 220 million euros.

Under the contract, Alstom will supply 19 Metropolis trains that include 76 metro cars, Urbalis Communication-based train control (CBTC) driverless signaling system, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and platform screen doors. Alstom will also work together with CTCI on project management and system integration.

“Alstom is very pleased to win this contract, supporting Taipei to extend its efficient, reliable and sustainable transport system,” said Ling Fang, senior vice president of Alstom Asia Pacific. “With its international and domestic service proven references in integrated metro systems, and its local presence in Taiwan market, Alstom is confident to deliver this project with a high level of excellence.”

Alstom provides signaling systems to all but one of Taipei’s metro lines.