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Austrian technology for Kaohsiung MRT

AUSTRIAN TRADE DELEGATION TAIPEI

Siemens Austria has been awarded the contract for the delivery of 42 units of three-car metro trains for the Kaohsiung MRT.

PHOTO: AUSTRIAN TRADE DELEGATION TAIPEI

Life in the city requires mobility. To guarantee this mobility, at the same time upholding quality of life, an effective and attractive local public transportation system is required.

Innovative cars for the Kaohsiung MRT system are developed and supplied by Siemens SGP Verkehrstechnik of Austria.

This same company that already supplied 216 metro cars for the Taipei MRT between 1996 and 1999, had several more successes recently -- in England, Siemens SGP Verkehrstechnik will deliver more than 600 cars to the Greater London Area, and over 36 cars will be supplied for the Metro Taipei as a consecutive order here.

Just a few days ago, the company was also awarded the contract for the delivery of 42 units of three-car metro trains for the Kaohsiung MRT, a major infrastructure development project in Taiwan.

For the new metro system in Kao-hsiung with a contract value of 363 million Euro, about half of this budget is reserved for the cars. The metro cars are developed and manufactured in the Vienna works of Siemens SGP Verkehrstechnik, the bogies come from the Graz works of Siemens SGP.

Proven car design, state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and the successfully completed large contract in Taipei were the reasons for being awarded the Kaohsiung contract. The first cars are scheduled to be delivered in 2005.

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