By: Bernie Chiu and S.C. Chang
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]