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A total of 14 fresh, new trains will ply the tracks of the Kelana Jaya LRT Line in June 2016, when the line’s extensions go live, The Star reports. The first of the Innovia four-car set was shipped out to Malaysia on October 18 by Bombardier Hartasuma Consortium, and is expected to arrive next week.

The second set is slated to arrive by early December, according to Prasarana’s Integrated Management and Engineering Services section chief executive Khairani Mohamed. He added that when the first train reaches here, it will be heading to Bombardier’s plant in West Port, Klang for interior works and testing.

Later on, it will be transported to Prasarana’s Kelana Jaya Line Subang depot for further tests. The remaining 13 sets will be sent for routine testing (including the second set to arrive early next month). As for the other 12 sets, it will reportedly arrive in stages throughout 2016.

LRT rail pix Bernama

The trains are likely to be Innovia Metro 300 sets (pictured up top). Khairani said that the new Innovia trains will have “dynamic route maps” and “plugged-in doors” that provide better noise levels and a cooler environment.

A quick look at the Metro 300’s specs notes that it’s driverless, has “superb comfort and ride quality,” is easily maintainable to allow for “a lifetime of cost savings,” and it’s also energy efficient as well.

The Kelana Jaya Extension will see an addition of 12 stations up to Putra Heights. The extension will link up with the Ampang LRT Line Extension, which has begun operations of four new stations in Awan Besar, Kampung Muhibbah, Alam Sutera, and Bandar Kinrara 5 (BK5). Another seven stations will reportedly be opened in March 31, 2016.