Bombardier completes Kuala Lumpur metro order

Credit: Bombardier.
Credit: Bombardier.

Bombardier Transportation – in collaboration with its Malaysian partner rolling stock firm Hartasuma – has delivered the final Innovia Metro 300 train for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The handover of the final metro train on October 11 completes an order made in 2012 with the government-owned public transport body Prasarana Malaysia for 14 four-car light rail vehicles.

The lightweight aluminium Innovia Metro 300 trains are driverless, can move up to 30,000 passengers per hour, per direction, and have operated on the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit Line since December 2016.

Final assembly and interior fit-out for the trains were carried out at the Bombardier Hartasuma facility in Westport.

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The delivery of the new fleet supports Malaysia’s target that 40 per cent of all commutes across the Klang Valley will be made by public transport by 2030.

Bombardier Transportation’s head of South East Asia Jayaram Naidu said: “We are very proud that our latest, additional Innovia trains are contributing to increasing urban connectivity across the greater Kuala Lumpur area, estimated to grow to ten million residents by 2020.

“This is also a further milestone in this important market for Bombardier, in which 374 cars have been ordered making it one of the largest Innovia fleets in the in the world.”

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