EMU for Taiwan Taichung MRT Green Line

Manufacturer Kawasaki Railcar Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Built for Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS), Taipei City Government
Route Between Beitun Main Station and Taichung High Speed Rail Station
Product type EMU for Taiwan Taichung MRT Green Line
Year ordered, delivered or shipped April 2011 / 2017
Launch of commercial operations April 2021

The Taichung MRT Green Line is the first urban railway transportation system in Taichung City that commenced the revenue service operation in April 2021. It is a 16.71 km long line (15.94 km elevated, 0.77 km on the ground) that connects the 18 stations section from Beitun Main Station, which is adjacent to the depot in Beitun District and the Taichung High Speed Rail (HSR) Station in the Wuri District. The two terminal stations, Beitun Main Station and Taichung HSR Station are on the ground level. All other stations are elevated. Most sections of the Taichung MRT Green Line are elevated above Wenxin Road, one of the main road in Taichung City. 

The EMU is a 2-car fixed-car DC train with a stainless-steel carbody and steel wheels, consists of 2-car trains with 5 doors on each side of carbody. 36 cars (18 train sets) are in commercial operation. Train operation on all sections (including the depot) is fully automated and driverless. This is the third example of an driverless railway transportation system in Taiwan, following Wenhu or line (rubber tire type) and the Circular line (steel wheel type) of the Taipei Metro.

Every station is equipped with platform screen doors to ensure the safety of passengers on the platform.

Kawasaki Railcar Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was in charge of supply of rolling stock and depot equipment. In a consortium with ALSTOM S.A. and CTCI Co., Ltd., the companies supplied the electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems, which included signaling, communications, operation control system, power supply, platform screen doors and automatic fare collection system.


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