In Kaohsiung, Stadler succeeded in a consortium with ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility.
The Swiss company Stadler won the first major metro contract in Asia. The city of Kaohsiung, which is the third largest city in Taiwan, chose it as the supplier of trains for the new yellow line. Stadler will deliver 25 trains.
“Trains will be operated fully automatically without a driver. In addition, they will be specially designed for Taiwan’s tropical and subtropical climate with high humidity of up to 100 percent and extreme temperatures of up to 45 degrees,” said Stadler Vice President Ansgar Brockmeyer.
In the city of Kaohsiung, Stadler succeeded in a consortium with ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility, which will participate in the construction of the new line and depot. The route will measure almost 23 kilometers, there will be 23 stations on it. Since 2008, the city has had two metro lines (red and orange) with 37 stations.
For Stadler, this is a premier order in the field of metropolitan transport in Asia. In recent years, the company has participated in large metro projects in Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Belarus and the USA with a total number of more than 600 trains delivered.
However, this is not Stadler’s first order in Taiwan. In November 2019, it won a contract for the supply of 34 six-axle narrow-gauge diesel-electric locomotives. The first locomotive is due to be delivered next year.
Kao-siung Stadler Taiwan