First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Thales has been awarded its third LRT contract in Taiwan by the China Steel Corporation. The Ankeng LRT project is part of the New Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems transportation expansion plan in the Greater Taipei region that aims to reduce travelling time between regions and to alleviate the busy traffic volume within the metropolitan area.
The Ankeng LRT line will be one of the new lines connecting passengers coming from other districts and regions within Taipei to the Greater Taipei metro network, providing convenient transportation-route options and addressing increasing demand. It is scheduled to enter service in early 2022.
The contract includes the design, manufacturing and delivery of signalling, automatic vehicle localisation, priority management, passenger and security services, communications and Operation Control Centre (OCC) systems, as well as installation, testing and commissioning to be performed locally in Taiwan.