Consortium to provide signalling for Malaysia’s new mass rapid transit network
Bombardier Transportation together with Global Rail Sdn. Bhd. will provide signalling for the second line of Malaysia’s new Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) network.
Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp), the owner and developer of the KVMRT project, has awarded a contract to provide rail control and signalling systems to a Bombardier led consortium. The group will deliver Bombardier’s CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution for the 52.2 km KVMRT Line 2 (SSP Line) in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area connecting Sungai Buloh, Serdang and Putrajaya.
6 year mass rapid transit signalling and rail control contract worth €95m
Peter Cedervall, President Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation said, “Winning this second rail control contract for the KVMRT network reflects our customer’s confidence in our technology and delivery, and the value we place on building long-term partnerships in our markets. The new network will significantly improve transportation options for millions of people, and we look forward to continuing to work with Global Rail, MMC Gamuda JV and MRT Corp on both our projects which will have a major positive impact on the local environment and economy.”
Fan Boon Heng, Managing Director, Global Rail Sdn. Bhd. Added, “We are very pleased to be working alongside Bombardier on this latest important project for Malaysia’s growth. Our partnership of globally-proven technology and experience matched with extensive local knowledge and expertise is ensuring the best transportation solution for the heavily-populated Greater Kuala Lumpur area. In addition, Bombardier and Global Rail have been committed partners in promoting the development of Malaysia’s rail industry and local expertise, which we will continue to jointly support throughout this latest project.”
The six-year contract, worth approximately €95 million, will see Bombardier install its 650 CBTC solution for driverless operation as well as onboard equipment for 58 vehicles. Global Rail will be responsible for fitting platform screen doors including automatic platform gates and the installation of the signalling solution.
It is estimated that by 2022 the KVMRT network will carry approximately one million passengers per day. It is hoped the expansion project, consisting of three mass transit lines, will reduce road traffic, increase productivity and improve local air quality.