- Driverless INNOVIA vehicles set to increase urban connectivity for an estimated 10 million residents across Malaysia’s Klang Valley by 2020
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and its local partner HARTASUMA SDN BHD announced today that they will deliver an additional 27 BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Metro 300 trains for the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line in Malaysia. The order from Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is valued at approximately 1.7 billion Malaysian ringgit (359 million euro, 388 million US). Bombardier’s share is valued at approximately 1.2 billion Malaysian ringgit (246 million euro, 266 million US).
Peter Cedervall, President of Rail Control Solutions and South East Asia at Bombardier Transportation said, “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. All of these projects will significantly increase capacity on the Kelana Jaya line and improve connectivity across the fast–growing Greater Kuala Lumpur area.”
Built on a proven track record of safe operation and service dependability, the lightweight aluminium INNOVIA Metro 300 trains can move up to 30,000 passengers per-hour, per-direction. 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. Kuala Lumpur’s 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 December 2016.
As a committed local partner, since 1998 Bombardier has received three orders from Prasarana for a total of 374 vehicles, making theirs one of the largest INNOVIA fleets in the world. Final assembly and interior fit-out for these trains are all being carried out in Malaysia, at the Westport facility of the Bombardier HARTASUMA Consortium as part of ongoing initiatives to increase local workforce skills. In addition, the consortium is also 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, to be completed by 2020.
Bombardier has been delivering sustainable transit and rail solutions to Malaysia for more than 20 years, reflecting our customer’s confidence in our technology and expertise. With public rail transportation a key part of Malaysia’s economic development programme in the Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley area, Bombardier is also currently delivering its advanced BOMBARDIER CITYFLO rail control solution for the first two lines of the new, fully-automated and driverless Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system which will increase connectivity, including in and out of Kuala Lumpur, for an estimated 1.2 million residents.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,150 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
HARTASUMA, with vast experience and core competencies in the areas of engineering, refurbishment, overhaul, operations and maintenance, assembly and supply of Light Rail Transit vehicles, has distinguished itself as one of the leading integrated rolling stock and rail services companies in the region. With the use of modular technology at its production facility which, sits strategically on a 7-acre site in Westport, HARTASUMA offers a complete range of services, comprising design, engineering and manufacturing systems, coordination, modular construction, assemblies, technical assistance and consultancy, including project management, operations and maintenance. HARTASUMA takes pride in having overhauled, refurbished, rehabilitated and supplied more than 300 cars/coaches to the Keretapi Tanah Melayu.