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ALSTOM-led consortium chosen for €360 million turnkey metro contract in Taipei


The €360 million contract with the Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) of Taipei was signed on November 19. ALSTOM leads the consortium, and its share of the contract is €129 million.

ALSTOM will be responsible for project management and signaling, and for half of the track work and maintenance depot equipment. CTCI will be responsible for track work and power supply.

ALSTOM will provide the signaling equipment from its site in Rochester, New York. It will be similar to the equipment already supplied by ALSTOM and in service on most of the Taipei network.

The extension of the Orange Line includes a 19.4-kilometer branch to Hsin Chuang with 16 new stations and a 6.5-kilometer branch to Lu Chou with four new stations.

The Blue Line will be extended 2.2 kilometers from its eastern terminus to Nankang, with two new stations.

Revenue service is scheduled to begin at the end of 2009.

With more than 35 product lines and a presence in more than 60 countries, ALSTOM's Transport sector offers complete products and services for new rolling stock, signaling, and electrical and mechanical infrastructure as well as maintenance and rehabilitation services to four distinct types of customers: urban transit authorities and operators; intercity passenger rail operators and rolling stock owners; rail freight operators; and intercity railway infrastructure owners. ALSTOM's Transport sector, with sales of €5.1 billion in financial year 2002-2003, is among the world's leading suppliers to the railway industry.

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