Bombardier Innovia Metro 300

As previously reported, the Kelana Jaya LRT Line is getting a new batch of trains. A total of 14 driverless four-car Innovia Metro 300 sets will begin its run when the extension starts operations on June 30, The Star reports.

According to Rapid Rail CEO, Ahmad Nizam Mohamed Amin, the trains which were imported from Canada, will have better air-conditioning, bigger windows and an electronic passenger management chart. Apart from that, it will also feature up-to-date specifications compared to those currently used so as to keep up with the demands of the ever-changing industry.

“We will rectify some minor problems on the existing model so that we will not face similar issues in future,” Ahmad Nizam said. Following the June introduction, another eight trains will be brought in at a later time.

Kelana Jaya LRT Line Extension Innovia System map-01

The new train will be able to accommodate 220 passengers per car (20 more than before) and is equipped with 16 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV), a ‘Dynamic Route Map’ catered for passengers’ to track their intended destinations and a ‘Wheel Lubricating System’ for a quieter ride.

Additionally, the Innovia trains are said to have “plugged-in doors” that provide better noise levels and a cooler environment. Furthermore, its specs sheet also claims that the new trains are easily maintainable and are energy efficient as well.

The Kelana Jaya Extension will see an addition of 12 stations from Kelana Jaya up to Putra Heights. “The new train is expected to provide better frequency and less waiting time in stations, thus reducing headway no longer than 2.8 minutes,” said Prasarana president and group CEO, Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz, earlier this year.