With the LRT Line Extension Project (LEP) comes not only travel alternatives but new trains as well! 14 new train sets, to be exact.
According to a The Star Online report, the 14 new train sets will run on the Kelana Jaya LRT Line when its extension goes live in June 2016.
Assembled in Canada, the first of the blue-coloured Innovia 4-car sets were shipped to Malaysia on 18th October from train maker Bombardier Hartasuma Consortium.
“We now await its arrival next week,” Prasarana’s Integrated Management and Engineering Services section chief executive Khairani Mohamed said in a statement today (Thursday, 26th November). It added that the trains would have “dynamic route maps” and “plugged-in doors” for improved noise levels and cooler surroundings.
Khairani added that upon arrival, the train would be sent to Bombardier’s plant in West Port for interior works and testing. After that, it will be taken to Prasarana’s Kelana Jaya Line Subang depot for more testing.
The other 13 sets will be sent for routine testing, with the second set to come here in early December. The rest will come here in stages over 2016.
The Kelana Jaya extension will see another 12 stations stretching from the Kelana Jaya stop up to Putra Heights, which will link with the Ampang Line extension.
The first phase of the Ampang Line extension went live on 31st October, with 4 new stations opened to the public. Another 7 will be opened on 31st March.
All stations will be equipped with various facilities for customer’s convenience such as lifts, escalators, public telephones, suraus and public toilets. The stations will also be equipped with Universal Access facilities such as ramps, tactile tiles, low ticket counters and toilets for people with disabilities.
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Source: The Star Online.