Bombardier have delivered a faster and more efficient driverless train along Kuala Lumpur’s new fully automated CityFlo 650 network. Running along the second phase of the new Klang Valley line, passengers can now cross the Malaysian capital in under 90 minutes. This train technology has already been installed in 37 lines worldwide. CityFlo 650 signalling is a CBTC system which makes use of bi-directional radio communication between trains and wayside equipment to control train operation. Trains report their position via radio, and a signalling system provides movement authorities to the trains via a radio link. The new rapid transit will serve from the north-west to the south-east of the city with the line has the potential to remove 160,000 vehicles from the road. Passengers in the capital will enjoy a fast and safe ride over the 51-kilometer line.
"Bombardier’s range of urban transport solutions are increasing mobility for up to 700,000 passengers daily in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area."
CityFlo 360 supplied by Bombardier ( @Bombardier ) is a system for driverless or unattended train operations designed for moving block advanced metro operations and airport people movers. The track to train communication is achieved via a state-of-the-art wireless technology to provide bi-directional communication. The system is used for automatic running of trains on segregated tracks.
Gregory Enjalbert, Vice President of Rail Control Solutions Asia Pacific, Bombardier Transportation said, “With the completed KVMRT Line 1 now operating with our driverless CityFlo 650 solution, Bombardier’s range of urban transport solutions are increasing mobility for up to 700,000 passengers daily in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area. Along with Bombardier's driverless Innovia metro fleet, which opened on the Kelana Jaya Line just a few months ago, we continue to provide truly integrated mobility for Malaysia, helping the government meet its plan to ensure enjoy a seamless commuter journey by 2030.”
Bombardier is equipping over 100km of the KVMRT network with its fully-automated signalling technology. The proven solution, in service or delivery on 37 lines worldwide, offers operators like Rapid Rail in Kuala Lumpur, optimised network capacity and heightened responsive traffic management. The modern system, which features a centralised control centre system and advanced radio-based communications, has been achieving high levels of availability since phase one opened in December 2016. Driverless trains operate with a peak-time frequency of less than three and a half-minute intervals and at speeds of just under 100km/h. The new line offers a time-efficient and comfortable journey for passengers to cross the city within 90 minutes.
Bombardier has been delivering sustainable transit and rail solutions to Malaysia for more than 20 years. With public rail transportation a key part of Malaysia’s economic development programme in the Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley area, Bombardier is currently delivering its advanced CITYFLO rail control solution for the first two lines of the new, fully-automated and driverless Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system which will increase connectivity, including in and out of Kuala Lumpur, for an estimated 1.2 million residents.
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