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Kaohsiung Light Rail Transit System Green Line Project


Project Location


Southern Taiwan


Mass Rapid Transit Bureau, Kaohsiung

Services Period

From May 2012

to 2023 (on-going)

Type of Services

Basic Design and Professional Construction Management

Project Overview


As part of the effort to increase the quality of public transportation in Kaohsiung and decrease overall traffic congestion, this new Light Rail Transit (LRT) system supplements the existing mass rapid transit system in operation (KMRT) by forming a loop transit route within the downtown area of Kaohsiung. The system uses catenary-free electrification and has exclusive right-of-way for elevated sections of track as well as separated or shared right-of-way for at-grade sections.

Expected benefits of the project include

  • Integrating different modes of public transportation;

  • Promoting industrial development in the urban area;

  • Minimizing noise and air pollution in operational areas;

  • Enabling Kaohsiung to continue to develop as a thriving metropolis; and

  • Restructuring Kaohsiung's main traffic model by implementing joint operation between the LRT, MRT and future rapid transit commuter-type services offered by Taiwan Railways.

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The project works for this first case of Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Taiwan feature the following:

  • Overall length of 22.1KM

  • 37 stations (w/side platforms and/or island platforms).

  • 3 crossing bridges

  • 1 maintenance depot

  • Drainage systems.

  • Power supply station

  • Landscaping, etc.


CECI was responsible for performing the Basic Design of this groundbreaking LRT project and is now in the midst of carrying out Professional Construction Management (PCM) services during construction.


As of January 2021, a 12.8 kilometer section of the 22.1 kilometer long loop line has been opened up for commercial operations while the remaining section of the loop line extending from Stations C18 to C31 is expected to be completed by the year 2023 .

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