Driverless INNOVIA Metro 300 fleet enters service in Kuala Lumpur

3 January 2017  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Bombardier Transportation in partnership with Hartasuma launched 14 INNOVIA Metro 300 trains for operation in Kuala Lumpur.

INNOVIA Metro 300

Credit: Bombardier Transportation

The fleet of new driverless metros will enter service on the extended Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is hoped the vehicles will provide comfortable, fast and eco-friendly travel for passengers.

“This will greatly enhance public transport connectivity in the growing city of Kuala Lumpur”

“This new train is the first of 14 INNOVIA Metro 300 trains ordered by Prasarana to expand the fleets on the Kelana Jaya Line. The vehicles will boost the rail network’s capacity by 30% once fully delivered,” said Jayaram Naidu, Head of Sales and Marketing for South East Asia at Bombardier Transportation. “This will greatly enhance public transport connectivity in the growing city of Kuala Lumpur, supporting the government’s vision of an integrated urban mass rapid transit system. Bombardier’s INNOVIA Metro 300 platform is built on a proven track record of safe operation, service dependability and low operating costs, an ideal modern solution to any urban transportation network in Asia.”

INNOVIA Metro 300 fleet to increase capacity on Kelana Jaya Line by 30 percent

Each driverless vehicle will be equipped with Linear Induction Motor (LIM) propulsion technology which allows for operation on tighter curves, with less noise and greatly reduced wheel and track wear. Low energy consumption is realised through a combination of lightweight aluminium carshells and LIM propulsion system. Furthermore, the vehicle’s regenerative braking enables the reuse of energy released during braking.

In addition, the INNOVIA Metro 300 cars are equipped with on-board camera systems, infotainment LCD screens and dynamic route maps to provide accurate travel information. The four-car trains have wide aisles and walk-through gangways which allow passengers to move freely throughout the train.

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