by Josephine Cordero Sapién
26 Aug 2020
Suppliers Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier has completed the local assembly and interior fit-out of an additional INNOVIA Metro 300 train for Kuala Lumpur.
Manufactured in Plattsburgh in the United States, Bombardier is assembling the 108 driverless metro vehicles from the most recent order at the Westport facility of the Bombardier Hartasuma Consortium in Malaysia. They will then run on the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit line in the country’s capital.
“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. We are committed to operational excellence, supporting our customers throughout the pandemic, and keeping the local transit system moving while ensuring production safety during COVID-19.”
The four-car INNOVIA Metro 300 trains feature Bombardier’s MITRAC propulsion technology. Unlike other rolling stock on the light rail network, these trains will allow passengers to walk between cars and the seating arrangement has been designed to maximise capacity.
Since 1998 Bombardier has signed three contracts with Prasarana Malaysia Bhd for a total of 374 metro vehicles, giving Kuala Lumpur one of the world’s largest fleets of INNOVIA Metro vehicles. Delivery of the 108 vehicles will continue steadily from hereon in.
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