Assembly of metro train for Kula Lumpur completed
Posted on 13 Sep 2020 and read 596 times
Global mobility technology company Bombardier Transportation recently announced that it has completed the local assembly work on the first of the additional driverless Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 trains ordered for the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) line in Kuala Lumpur.
These four-carriage metro trains are being manufactured in Plattsburgh, USA, with the final assembly and interior fit-out works being carried out in Malaysia, at the Westport facility of the Bombardier Hartasuma Consortium (BHC).
Jayaram Naidu, president of the Southeast Asia region at Bombardier Transportation, said: “Bombardier has been investing in local production in Malaysia for more than 20 years, supporting employee training and development plans for our customers, supervised by Technology Depository Agency Bhd.
“We are driven by the opportunity to make mobility even more efficient, sustainable, and inviting than ever before by delivering smart transport solutions, such as these Innovia Metro trains, that will increase connectivity in Malaysia.”
Bombardier has received three orders from Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (it owns and operates the country’s urban rail services) since 1998 for a total of 374 metro vehicles, making the Malaysian company one of the largest operators of Innovia fleets in the world.
Bombardier has a dedicated team in Malaysia of more than 140 highly skilled employees supporting the delivery of various local projects, including final delivery of 266 rail vehicles completed in 2017.
This latest order for 108 vehicles to be delivered from 2020.