• Capabilities: Contract Solutions
  • Sectors: Rail and Urban Transport

Taiwan High Speed Rail

Taiwan - Connecting cities through the development of High-Speed Rail

200

million passengers

350

km of rail track

Arcadis was appointed on this 350km long High Speed Rail project from Taipei to Kaohsiung in Taiwan, This was one of the largest construction projects in the world at that time and helped to address significant congestion on the existing transport network and improve the connectivity across the country.

This was a very structure-intensive piece of railway, with not only viaducts and tunnels but also numerous underpasses, overbridges, extensive drainage works, road diversions and canal realignments. To meet the very rigorous seismic design criteria, as well as the very demanding performance standard required for a high speed railway, we formed a team of about 30 colleagues based in Taiwan who adopted the client's global design and documentation management software. 

Arcadis was also entrusted to provide planning support for the Taichung Station along the route, was responsible for all project planning operations on behalf of the Contractor and for notifying and analyzing delays and preparing extension of time claims.

Outcomes

200

million passengers

350

km of rail track

Best

ever infrastructure project in Taiwan

Questions about this project

Tony Sheng

Head of Contract Solutions, Taiwan +886 2 2701 5445 Ask me a question