Bombardier Highlights Expertise at Rail Solutions Asia, Kuala Lumpur

  • Bombardier presents latest innovations for transit systems
  • Sponsorship reflects Bombardier’s long-term commitment to Malaysia’s rail market
  • Systems operating in Kuala Lumpur provide an international technology showcase

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is a sponsor at the Rail Solutions Asia two-day conference taking place from today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At the conference, Bombardier will present its experience in transit system technologies and its latest innovations for tracking the performance of transit systems in real-time.

Speaking ahead of the conference, David Allen, Vice President Asia Pacific, Systems, Bombardier Transportation, said: “Malaysia is enjoying great success with the BOMBARDIER INNOVIA driverless transit systems and BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology. Bombardier has  much more to offer Malaysia’s rail industry, including BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO high speed trains and our dynamic real-time maintenance solutions, to support the continuous growth and development of the region’s rail networks.” He added: “Our drive to innovate is inspired by the visions of our valued customers. We are shaping the future of mobility by delivering products and services that combine energy-saving technologies with optimal safety, reliability and cost efficiency.”

Bombardier is currently delivering two key projects in Malaysia. The first is for Bombardier’s long-term customer Syarikat Prasarana Nasional Berhad, to expand its fleet on the Kelana Jaya line in Kuala Lumpur with both new and renovated INNOVIA Metro cars with linear-induction-motor (LIM) propulsion technology. These trains will bring much needed additional capacity to support the ongoing expansion of this important public transport network in Malaysia’s capital city. The Kelana Jaya Line is one of Bombardier’s earliest transit system projects in the Asia Pacific region. The system entered revenue service in 1998 with 35 two-car INNOVIA ART 200 trains. In 2011, Bombardier delivered a further 35 four-car trains to meet the increasing capacity requirements of the line. More than 220,000 passengers ride the system every day and the line is currently being extended by 17 km with 13 more stations to boost public transportation in the growing city of Kuala Lumpur.

The second key project is the advanced globally-proven CITYFLO 650 automatic train control solution for the new Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh – Kajang (SBK) Line under construction. Bombardier won the order from line owner and developer Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn (MRT Corp) in October 2012 to design, supply, install and commission the CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution for driverless operation on the line, including 31 stations and onboard equipment for 58 trains plus a further 16 maintenance vehicles. Once completed, the 51 km SBK line will serve 1.2 million people, significantly increasing transportation connections in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area and its surrounding cities and reducing the number of cars entering the capital. As part of this contract, Bombardier has committed to develop local expertise in addition to its usual practice of working with Malaysian partners to bring long-term benefits into Malaysian industry.

Kuala Lumpur provides a superb showcase for Bombardier’s mass transit technologies; however, the company is also playing a leading role in the world’s new era of high speed and very high speed trains with solutions that are highly suitable for Malaysia’s plans for long distance, high speed transportation. Bombardier’s proven technology includes entire trains, car bodies, locomotives, propulsion systems and bogies and its numerous references from Europe, North America and China are impressive proof of its dedication to first-class technology and close business relationships. All of this expertise has been invested in the development of the state-of-the-art ZEFIRO train – the world’s most economical and eco-friendly very high speed rail vehicle. It combines the highest capacity in the market with pioneering levels of passenger comfort and employs leading-edge technologies and advanced aerodynamics to reduce energy consumption.

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. Bombardier is a well known high technology company in Malaysia and an established leading supplier of rail transportation solutions.

The 29 km Kelana Jaya Line operates with INNOVIA ART 200 advanced rapid transit system technology including a fleet of 210 INNOVIA vehicles. At Kuala Lumpur (KL) International Airport, an INNOVIA APM 100 system connects the main terminal building with a four-arm satellite building. Bombardier has supplied 90 light rail vehicles for the 27 km KL Sri Petaling and Ampang Lines and 20 powerful narrow-gauge Blue Tiger locomotives to the Malaysian Railways KTMB. Thirty-eight new six-car EMU trains for the ‘KTM Komuter’ Network in KL are now equipped with the BOMBARDIER EBI Cab 2000 onboard rail control technology and Bombardier has also delivered its EBI Track train detection and wayside systems in Malaysia.

Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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