Date: November 18, 2016
The first 100 percent locally designed and manufactured tram was unveiled Nov. 16 in Hsinchu County,
northern Taiwan, signaling a major upgrade of the nation’s production capabilities and its readiness to vie for a share of the international rail transport market.
Produced by Taiwan Rolling Stock Co. Ltd., “The Warrior” is a five-unit, low-floor tram capable of carrying up to 265 passengers and reaching a top speed of 70 kph. A total of 15 trams is to be delivered by August 2017 to New Taipei City Government, operator of the planned Danhai Light Rail Transport System.
The tram’s large windows and spacious design allow passengers to enjoy the journey and scenic views of Tamsui District in New Taipei City, especially around sunset. It is anticipated they will prove extremely popular with riders from home and abroad.
TRSC Chairman Tsai Huang-liang said at the launch ceremony that the tram is the “pride of Taiwan” and will fast-track development of the domestic rail transport industrial chain, as well as stimulate the local economy and boost job creation. [FULL STORY]