Contract awarded for project Kaohsiung MRT Yellow Line in Taiwan

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A contract to provide turnkey rail services for the new Kaohsiung MRT Yellow Line in Taiwan has been awarded. The US$ 1.4bn rail contract has been awarded by the Taiwanese Kaohsiung City Mass Rapid Transit Bureau. A consortium led by Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) and its subsidiary Urban Solutions clinched the contract.

According to the contract, Urban Solutions will offer rail electronics solutions. These solutions include design, construction, and equipment fit-out for above-ground train depots. In addition to being in charge of overall project management, Urban Solutions will also be the systems integration lead.

A “bigger contract given to the collaboration comprising Siemens Mobility and Stadler Rail” includes this arrangement. The signaling system and rolling stock will be delivered by these companies, respectively. Additionally, ST Engineering will provide the Yellow Line with the communications system, automated fare collecting system, and platform screen doors. The design, building, and depot maintenance tools for the line are also part of the delivery.

The ten-year duration of the deal is expected to start by the end of this year.

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Construction of the new Kaohsiung MRT Yellow Line

“Winning this landmark Yellow Line project underlines the industry’s confidence in our unique strengths. Additionally, it attests to our capability of advancing up the value chain. This includes supply full turnkey rail services, systems integration, and project management,” said Urban Solutions president Chew Men Leong.

“We are confident of providing a world-class contemporary metro line. Furthermore, it will improve connectivity and quality of life for inhabitants of Kaohsiung. This is because of our deep market experience and strong technical and engineering capabilities.”

The 22.8km Yellow Line, a new railway network program in Kaohsiung City, comprises 22 underground stations and one elevated station. It will connect the city’s six key areas, colleges, and schools to the current Red and Orange lines, a light-rail system, and a railroad station. It is anticipated that 1.16 million people would be served by this line.