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Taiwan High Speed Railway


Project Location

Taiwan Western Corridor


Railway Bureau

Services Period

From September 1998 

to September 2006

Type of Services

General Consulting Services

Project Overview


With the vast majority of the island's population situated in the western corridor, the Taiwan High Speed Railway (HSR) system brought in a host of new benefits along all stops from the northern capital of Taipei to the southern port city of Kaohsiung.


Stretching for an overall length of approximately 345 kilometers, more than 300 kilometers of the HSR route is constructed either in tunnel or on viaduct structures, including what was once regarded as the longest viaduct structure in the world from Changhua County to Kaohsiung (153.7 kilometers long).


Besides being a safe, fast and efficient mode of inter-city transport with 12 passenger stations, the HSR is now part of an integrated transportation network in Taiwan that incorporates its routes, stations, schedules, and ticketing systems with other modes of transport, including rapid transit systems, other railways, highway buses, etc., and passengers now have the luxury of knowing that they can travel all the way from Taipei to Kaohsiung (or vice-versa) in approximately 90 minutes.


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Upon starting operation in January 2007, the HSR ushered in a new era of transportation in Taiwan and as expected created new jobs and business opportunities, helped balance regional development, raised land value, promoted commercial activities and stimulated the economy.

CECI began its role as General Consultant for the High Speed Railway Project back in 1998 for implementing


  • civil engineering and architectural works,

  • railway engineering works,

  • station area development,

  • electrical and mechanical engineering works,

  • operations planning,

  • financial services,

  • legal services,

  • Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) invitation to tender activities, etc.


While being Taiwan's first construction project to solicit private participation and investment, the scale of this project makes it one of the largest construction projects in Taiwan's history and one the biggest BOT railway projects in the world.


With the annual number of passengers riding the Taiwan High Speed Rail increasing year by year (in 2019 the number of THSR passengers exceeded 67 million), CECI fully realizes the significance and importance of the HSR to the public and socio-economic development of Taiwan, and is determined to ensure that it will continue to prosper in providing efficient, comfortable and high quality transportation services.

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