Mobility in Malaysia set to be transformed
Posted: 27 March 2017 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
Bombardier INNOVIA Metro 300 trains for the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line in Malaysia (credit: Bombardier)
These driverless vehicles are set increase urban connectivity for an estimated 10 million residents across Malaysia’s Klang Valley by 2020 and can move up to 30,000 passengers per-hour, per-direction.
The order from Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is valued at approximately 1.7 billion Malaysian ringgits (€359 million), and once final delivery is completed in 2022, these highly efficient four-car trains will help to increase reliability and provide high capacity mobility on the capital city’s integrated transit network.
“All of these projects will significantly increase capacity on the Kelana Jaya line and improve connectivity across the Greater Kuala Lumpur area”
“We are very pleased to receive, together with HARTASUMA, this further order that comes in addition to our ongoing delivery of 14 new trains previously ordered and refurbishment of the original fleet,” said Peter Cedervall, President of Rail Control Solutions and South East Asia at Bombardier Transportation. “All of these projects will significantly increase capacity on the Kelana Jaya line and improve connectivity across the fast-growing Greater Kuala Lumpur area.”
The INNOVIA fleet in Malaysia
This new fleet comes from the same generation of Bombardier INNOVIA Metro 300 trains which have been progressively entering service on the Kelana Jaya Line since 2016, with Bombardier receiving three orders from Prasarana since 1998, totally 374 vehicles. This makes theirs one of the largest INNOVIA fleets in the world.
Furthermore, the consortium is increasing transport capacity on the same line through the conversion of the original Bombardier INNOVIA fleet from 34 two-car to four-car trains with inter-car walkthrough and associated wayside system upgrade.
Public rail transportation is a key part of Malaysia’s economic development programme in the Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley area, with the Bombardier CITYFLO also set to run on the new fully-automated and driverless Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. This will increase connectivity for an estimated 1.2 million residents.