RapidKL has officially launched the new Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 four-coach trainsets, which will ply the Kelana Jaya LRT Line starting from today.

Also called the “Kuala Lumpur Additional Vehicle (KLAV),” Datuk Dr Ir Zohari Sulaiman, CEO of Rapid Rail said 14 units of the Bombardier train sets will be employed. According to a report by Bernama, the trains with their modern and elegant design, is claimed to increase the passenger capacity of the route by up to 30%.

“The new train sets will be deployed in stages in accordance with the delivery schedule by our suppliers, and we expect to receive the full shipment (of train sets) by the middle of 2017,” he said in a press conference. All 14 Innovia Metro 300 trainsets are assembled at Bombardier’s Kingston plant in Canada before being shipped to Malaysia.

The new trains are expected to provide better frequency and lesser waiting time in stations, and come equipped with 16 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV), a ‘Dynamic Route Map’ that provides information to passengers on destination directions, as well as a “Wheel Lubricating System’ that can reduce the train noise.