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Japan to offer bullet train technology to Taiwan: Report

Published on Mar 23, 2013 2:44 PM
 
In this handout photo, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. 700T series passenger trains, based on Japan's Shinkansen 700 Series, are seen at the Zuoying station in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on March 9, 2005. Central Japan Railway Co. plans to provide Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. with technology for the running of its bullet train operations, including earthquake response measures, it was reported on Saturday, March 23, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

TOKYO (AFP) - Central Japan Railway Co. plans to provide Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. with technology for the running of its bullet train operations, including earthquake response measures, it was reported on Saturday.

The companies will sign a contract within several months, Kyodo News said, quoting sources close to the matter.

Central Japan Railway is considering giving the Taiwanese firm its know-how on disaster control as well as maintenance and inspection of train cars, tracks and signals, Kyodo said.

Japanese train firms, facing the risk of massive earthquakes, have introduced cutting-edge systems to automatically control operations in case of major jolts.

 
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