Project Supports System Expansion And Two-Fold Capacity Increase On Kelana Jaya Line In Kuala Lumpur
Bombardier Transportation and local partner Hartasuma Sdn Bhd have signed a contract with Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) to upgrade wayside electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems on the Kelana Jaya Line in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Total value of the contract is approximately 87 million Euros ($119 million US). Bombardier’s share is approximately 60 million Euros ($81 million US). The E&M project is scheduled for completion in late spring 2009.
The work will upgrade the line to accommodate 88 new BOMBARDIER* Advanced Rapid Transit (ART) MK II vehicles now being produced to expand the Kelana Jaya fleet. Prasarana ordered the new vehicles under a separate contract with Bombardier and Hartsuma Sdn Bhd in October 2006. The system is expected to more than double ridership capacity on the line to about 370,000 passengers a day.
The 29-km Kelana Jaya Line, originally built by a Bombardier-led consortium, is the longest fully automated driverless transit system in Asia. Phase 1 opened in 1998 for the Commonwealth Games and features 70 ART MK II vehicles. Last year’s contract for 88 vehicles includes options for Prasarana to purchase another 52.
Raymond T. Betler, President, Total Transit Systems, Bombardier Transportation commented: “For many years, we have been proud to supply Malaysia with reliable rail transportation products. As a rail system integrator, this world-class project gives us the unprecedented opportunity to maximize the operational performance of the City’s core rail line that we provided almost a decade ago.”
Encik Shaipudin Shah Harun, CEO, Prasarana commented: “The vehicle supply contract is already successfully underway and concluding the E&M wayside equipment contract now provides us with a complete solution to our extra capacity needs on the Kelana Jaya Line”.
The E&M contract consists of upgrading automatic train control, power supply and distribution and communications systems. It also includes work on platform screen doors, workshop equipment, and depot storage lanes, as well as systems engineering and integration, project management, and test and commissioning services.
Bombardier is the world leader in designing and supplying automated rapid transit systems, monorails and people movers for urban and airport applications. Its driverless ART technology, thoroughly proven in over 80 years of combined operations in Canada, Asia, and the USA, offers unprecedented system reliability. Successfully deployed ART systems include the Kelana Jaya Line in Kuala Lumpur; Vancouver SkyTrain**, the longest driverless system in the world; New York City’s AirTrain JFK**, where Bombardier is providing up to 15 years of operations and maintenance services; as well as the Scarborough RT system in Toronto, Canada and the Detroit Downtown People Mover in the USA. ART systems currently under construction include the Yongin EverLine in South Korea and the Beijing Airport Link in China.
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