Case Study

Taoyuan Green Line Independent Verification and Validation

Taoyuan Green Line Independent Verification and Validation
Published: 15 January 2021 Client name: Taoyuan City Government Service provided: Independent Verification and Validation

The Green Line is the largest urban system in Taiwan to request IV&V support.

In 2018, we were 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 Green Line is the largest ever urban system in Taiwan to request IV&V support.

The new driverless line, also known as the ‘Aerotropolis Line’, will link Taoyuan City to Taiwan’s international airport and connect to the major centres of Zhongli, Bade and Dasi that form an urban corridor with a combined population of almost 750,000 people.

The central section of the 21-station line will be underground with the remainder built on an elevated route.

Ricardo will have a significant involvement throughout the project, providing independent assessments of rolling stock, signalling, track, power supply, stations and maintenance depots through to the route's planned opening in 2025, as well as assessing safety standards for every aspect of the system’s construction.

We are committed to working with the Taoyuan City Government to deliver a system with reliable trains and excelllent customer service. Anon Tian, Taiwan Business Manager, Ricardo
We are committed to working with the Taoyuan City Government to deliver a system with reliable trains and excelllent customer service.

A team of around 40 specialist Ricardo engineers and assessors will support the initial stages, with our Taipei-based team utilising technical support from Ricardo colleagues in Asia and Europe whenever required.  

Our multi-discipline expertise will bring valuable rigour to this major programme, helping our client to control the risks of cost overruns, project delays and technical complications. 

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 its recent extension to Nangang District. The team also performed the same role on the Taipei - Taoyuan Airport rail link which opened earlier in 2017.

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