Sumitomo and Nippon will Produce Passenger Cars to Taiwan

Sumitomo and Nippon will Produce Passenger Cars to Taiwan
January 10, 2011 6:48 am

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has signed a $364m contract with two Japanese firms, Sumitomo Corporation and rail equipment maker Nippon Sharyo, to buy 136 passenger railcars.

The eight-car tilting intercity EMUs can operate at 150km/h and will operate on Taroko Express services between Taipei and Hualien on the TRA’s 1,067mm-gauge east coast high-speed tilting train route.

The purchase is intended to boost transportation capacity along the island’s eastern coast and meet increasing demand for rail travel from tourists.

Sumitomo will deliver 16 railcars by October 2012, and the rest will be delivered by the end of 2014. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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