Ricardo has been selected to provide Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services on the newly commissioned 27km Taoyuan City Green Line on the Taoyuan MRT system in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The Taoyuan City Green Line is the largest ever urban system in Taiwan to request IV&V support.
The new metro line will integrate with Taipei’s existing urban transit system, serve 21 stations connecting three major urban centres of 750,000 people and link Taoyuan City to Taipei Taoyuan International airport and the Taiwan High Speed Railway system.
Ricardo will have a significant involvement during the duration of this project, providing independent assessments of rolling stock, signalling, track, power supply, stations and maintenance depots through to the new line’s opening in 2025 as well as assessing safety standards throughout every aspect of the system’s construction.
A team of around 40 specialist engineers and assessors will be required over the initial stages, with Ricardo’s Taipei office calling upon technical support from Ricardo colleagues in Asia and Europe as required. It serves as confirmation of our strong reputation in Taiwan for professionalism, impartiality and experience.
Our expertise will bring professional rigour to this major programme, helping our client to better control the risks of cost overruns, project delays and technical problems. This appointment maintains a long and successful history between Ricardo and the Taiwanese rail sector. The Taiwan team have previously provided IV&V work throughout the construction of the country's high-speed network between 2000 and 2007 and during its recent extension to Nangang District. Ricardo also performed the same role on the Taipei - Taoyuan Airport rail link which opened earlier in 2017.