The Ministry of Transport (MoT) of Malaysia has announced that the first eight four-car trains (32 cars) will commence operation on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya Line in July 2023. The remaining 19 trains will begin operation by the end of 2024.
The trains are part of an RM1.72 billion Kuala Lumpur Additional Vehicles 27 (KLAV27) project. A contract was awarded to Bombardier and Hartasuma Sdn Bhd to deliver 27 Innovia Metro 300 trains (108 cars) for the LRT line.
The final assembly and interior fit-out of the trains will be carried out at Alstom’s Westport facility in Malaysia. The additional trains will reduce headway during peak hours.