Taiwan awards Thales light rail contract

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A slow shutter shot of a light rail system in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Credit: HTU/Shutterstock.
A slow shutter shot of a light rail system in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Credit: HTU/Shutterstock.

Thales has been awarded a contract for a new light rail system in Taiwan.

The French firm’s contract covers signalling, communications and operation control centre systems for the new transit system in Akeng, in New Taipei City.

It is the third light rail contract Thales has won in Taiwan following light rail contracts in Danhai and Kaohsiung.


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In a statement released to the media, a spokesperson for Thales said: “Under the planning of the New Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems, the Ankeng LRT project is part of the 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.”

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