Contract awarded for Malaysia’s driverless Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit
On 27 May Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd., owner and developer of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) project, awarded contracts to the Bombardier Transportation-Glibal Rail Sdn Bhd. Consortium to supply the rail control and signalling system and platform screen doors for KVMRT Line 2. Under the 433 million Malaysian ringgit (95 million EUR) contract, Bombardier will provide the 52 km line and its 58 vehicles with the CITYFLO 650 CBTC signalling equipment, while Global Rail will be responsible for the installation of Platform Screen Doors.
The 52 km line, designed for full driverless operation, will connect Sungai Buloh, Serdang and Putrajaya in Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley Area, and is the second one in the planned Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit network. The first line, KVMRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang (SBK), also driverless, is scheduled to start operation in July 2017. By 2022, the KVMRT network is expected to carry one million passengers per day.
Source: Bombardier Transportation