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Hitachi wins Taiwan order for 600 train cars

$1.4bn deal accounts for nearly half of planned fleet upgrade

A train using Japan's shinkansen bullet train technology approaches a platform in Taiwan. Hitachi will supply train cars as Taiwan updates its aging rolling-stock fleet.
A train using Japan's shinkansen bullet train technology approaches a platform in Taiwan. Hitachi will supply train cars as Taiwan updates its aging rolling-stock fleet.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Hitachi has received an order valued at about 44.3 billion New Taiwan dollars ($1.44 billion) to deliver about 600 train cars to Taiwan starting in 2021.

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