SEOUL, Hyundai Rotem Co., a railway systems affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, said Tuesday it has received a 542.4 billion won (US$486 million) order to build 80 train cars in Taiwan.

The subway train cars equipped with an unmanned operating system will be produced at Hyundai Rotem's plant in South Korea and will be sent to Taoyuan, a city in the northwest of Taiwan, the company said in a statement. The trains are scheduled for operations from 2025 onwards.

Early this year, Hyundai Rotem won a 909.8 billion won order to build 520 train cars from the train authorities in Taiwan, it said.

Source: Yonhap News Agency