Kung Sung Engineering Corporation, Taiwan, was the prime contractor,
while Bombardier was responsible for the design and supply of all
electrical and mechanical systems. This included its Cityflo 650
automatic train control (ATO), power supply, platform screen doors,
control centre equipment, and 101 two-car rubber-tyred trains. Tangeng
Advanced Vehicle assembled 114 of these vehicles in Taiwan.
also replaced the original ATO equipment on the Muzha line with Cityflo
650, installed a new operations control centre, and upgraded the
existing fleet of 51 trains.
Taipei's metro network will double in
size to 156km by 2014, and passenger numbers are expected to reach at
least 2.3 million a day.