The first phase of the MRT Putrajaya Line (MRT2) in Malaysia, originally expected to commence commercial operations during November 2021, has been delayed to the second quarter of 2022, due to a setback during trials on the line. The timeline has been revised as two system components require further modifications for the autonomous rail line.
As part of MRT2’s Final Detailed Inspection and System Performance Demonstration phase, trains have been running in full-service mode without passengers to replicate real-life operations. The systems are regularly tested under various states of readiness and scenarios, and the trains have recorded over 3,000 hours of trial runs.
The MRT2 will be the second mass rapid transit line in the Klang Valley area and is a part of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System, the rail transport system in Kuala Lumpur. The rail system is fully automated and driverless. Phase One stretches 17.5 km from Kwasa Damansara MRT Station to Kampung Batu MRT Station, with a total of 12 stations, three of which were relocated from the Kajang MRT line.