Bombardier & HARTASUMA Supplying Additional Trains to Malaysia

BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Metro 300 trains for the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit. Photo: courtesy of Bombardier.



Bombardier Transportation, in a consortium with its local partner HARTASUMA SDN BHD, will deliver an additional 27 BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Metro 300 trains for Malaysia’s Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line. The order from Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is worth approximately US$388 million, with Bombardier’s share approximately US$266 million. Delivery of the vehicles is expected to be completed in 2022.

“We are very pleased to receive, together with HARTASUMA, this further order that comes in addition to our ongoing delivery of 14 new trains previously ordered and refurbishment of the original fleet,” remarked Peter Cedervall, president of Rail Control Solutions and South East Asia at Bombardier Transportation. “All of these projects will significantly increase capacity on the Kelana Jaya line and improve connectivity across the fast–growing Greater Kuala Lumpur area.”

The lightweight aluminum INNOVIA Metro 300 trains can move up to 30,000 passengers per-hour in each direction. Since 1998, Bombardier has received three orders from Prasarana for a total of 374 vehicles.

The trains’ final assembly and interior fit-out will be carried out at the Westport facility of the Bombardier HARTASUMA Consortium in Malaysia. The consortium is also increasing transport capacity on the same line through the conversion of the original Bombardier INNOVIA fleet from 34 two-car to four-car trains with inter-car walkthrough and associated wayside system upgrade, to be completed by 2020.

Bombardier is also currently delivering its BOMBARDIER CITYFLO rail control solution for the first two lines of the new driverless Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.