JR Central and Taiwan High Speed Rail Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Personnel Development and Technical Capabilities

JR Central and Taiwan High Speed Rail cooperation memorandum signed

Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) signed a memorandum of understanding on November 21st to strengthen their cooperative relationship.

The collaboration envisions personnel exchange programs such as for the Shinkansen General Command Center, railway stations and transportation offices, and vehicle factories.

Previously, JR Central has dispatched personnel to Taiwan to train drivers and staff, and provided technical consulting for extension construction projects. In May, THSRC ordered new train cars based on the N700S series used for the Tokaido Shinkansen from the Hitachi Toshiba Supreme Consortium, and JR Central will also provide support for their introduction.

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