First locally built tram car to be delivered Nov. 11

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/23
By: Bernie Chiu and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) The first domestically built tram car will be delivered to Danhai Light Rail Transit 201610230021t0001System Nov. 11 with 15 more to follow in 2017, according to Taiwan Rolling Stock Co. (TRSC).

The company, based in Hukou, Hsinchu, has been making commuter trains for Taiwan Railway Administration. After investing billion of dollars in its tram car project, it will deliver its first tram to New Taipei city government next month.

“We’re already 20 years behind other advanced countries (in making trams),” said Tsai Huang-liang (蔡煌瑯), chairman of TRSC which is a joint venture of China Steel Corp., Tang Eng Iron Works and two Japanese firms — Nippon Sharyo and Sumitomo Corp. — who are minority share holders.

To manufacture light rail trams, TRSC has been cooperating with Germany’s Voith Engineering Services. “Light rail trams are pollution-free and environmentally friendly; they will be the mainstream public transit tools of the future,” said Tsai.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.