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Taiwan High Speed Rail

General Information

Beginning of works: 2001
Completion: 5 January 2007
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: High-speed rail line

Location

km Name

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 326 km (Taiwan-Kaohsiung)

Design Loads

design speed 300 km/h

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 16 000 000 000

Chronology

November 1996

The Taiwan High Speed Rail Consortium is formally established.

5 January 2007

The first high-speed train travels the 345 km separating the capital Taipeh with Kaohsiung in 90 minutes.

Notes

Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC), formerly known as the Taiwan High Speed Rail Consortium, was founded by five prominent local business groups, namely Continental Engineering Corporation, Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd., Fubon Insurance Co., Ltd., Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., and Teco Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    10000039
  • Date created
    11/02/2001
  • Last Update
    24/10/2018