Bombardier and Might sign MoU to develop rail industry expertise in M’sia
BERLIN (Sep 20): “With several significant collaboration milestones in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia focused on developing local talent over the past four years, we believe these initiatives will drive productivity, increase performance and improve competitiveness – ultimately raising rail industry performance regionally as well as globally.”
Bombardier’s presence in Malaysia began in 1992 as lead supplier for the 27-kilometre Kuala Lumpur Sri Petaling and Ampang Line.
Figure 1: Bombardier and Might sign MoU to develop rail industry expertise in M’sia.
Since then, Bombardier’s several range of transit systems were delivered for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the 29-kilometre Kelana Jaya LRT, linking the western and eastern suburbs with Kuala Lumpur’s downtown core in time for the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
In 2017, the Kelana Jaya LRT network became the city’s busiest line, moving up to 255,000 passengers daily with passenger demand expected to surge. Bombardier also refurbished the original trains in-country.[Source: “Bombardier and Might sign MoU to develop rail industry expertise in M’sia” published by Bernama]
Photo Credits: Malaysiakini/Yeong Ji Hou