Malaysia’s light rail network operator, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, has awarded a contract to a consortium of Siemens and Rasma for the supply and installation of signalling and train control systems for the automated Light Rail Transit 3 Line (LRT3) in Kuala Lumpur.
Siemens will also install an intrusion preventive system (IPS) and platform screen door system (PSD) across the LRT3 system under the arrangement.
MRCB George Kent has appointed Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for the fully automated LRT3 line, which will be equipped with Grade of Automation 4 (GoA4).
The 38km-long LRT3 is slated to connect Bandar Utama to Klang and will feature a total of 26 stations, including 25 elevated and one underground stop.
Siemens Mobility Division CEO Michael Peter said: “With public transportation being a decisive factor for the economic growth of the Greater Kuala Lumpur area, this project will support the development of an attractive, reliable and efficient mass transit infrastructure by optimising headway times and improving punctuality through our cutting-edge Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology, Trainguard MT, which enables the operator to maximise their network capacity and throughput.”
LRT3 is scheduled to be completed in 2021 and will be incorporated into the existing Klang Valley Integrated Transit System.
The project is expected to serve nearly 74,000 commuters a day.
It is anticipated to help reduce traffic congestion and improve connectivity within the region.
Siemens had previously installed signalling technology on around 300km of rail lines worldwide up until 2016.
The company’s signalling solutions are designed to facilitate completely automated rail operations.