Taipei, Taiwan (Urban Transport News): In a consortium with French transportation solutions provider Alstom SA, Taiwan’s largest turnkey contractor CTCI is awarded a contract to provide system-wide electrical and mechanical (E&M) work to Taipei City Government’s Wanda-Zhonghe-Shulin Line Phase 2 metro extension.
This is a recognition of the consortium’s quality service for undertaking the Phase 1 project previously awarded in 2018. With approximately US$503 million in total contract amount, Phase 2 covers 13.3 kilometers and 13 stations and is expected to be completed in 2028.
Once completed, the 22.8-km Wanda-Zhonghe-Shulin Line will boost the Taipei metro network by connecting Xindian Line, Circular Line, Tucheng Line, and Xinzhuang Line. This medium-capacity metro line will adopt Alstom’s driverless cars. CTCI will provide power supply, telecommunication, ticketing systems, track work, depot equipment, as well as jointly carry out project management and system integration with Alstom.
CTCI has been involved in Taiwan’s metro development ever since 1989 when the first line opened. It has subsequently contracted electromechanical engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning works for Taipei Metro’s Bannan Line, Xinlu Line, Tamsui-Xinyi Line, Songshan-Xindian Line, Taichung Metro’s Wenxin-Beitun Line, and Danhai Light Rail.
In recent years, CTCI has also exported its engineering expertise to overseas metro projects in Malaysia and Singapore. Apart from the metro, CTCI offers engineering services for high-speed rails and airports. CTCI’s partnership with Alstom follows previous joint success in Xinlu Line, Nangang Line Eastern Extension, and Wenxin-Beitun Line.
In the future, CTCI will continue to deliver reliable services with quality engineering worldwide. Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (also known as Taipei Metro) is a metro system serving Taipei and New Taipei, Taiwan. Taipei Metro is being operated by government-owned Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), which also operates Maokong Gondola. Taipei Metro was the first metro system in Taiwan.