Landmark Malaysian rail project receives advanced Motorola tech
Advanced technology will be provided by Motorola Solutions for a large rail project in Malaysia.
The country’s first Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line is a landmark rail modernisation project that will bring significant benefits to Malaysia, including greatly improved transport services while reducing traffic congestion in the Greater Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area.
As a technology partner to the APLG consortium, Motorola Solutions will deliver a highly secure and reliable TETRA two-way radio communications network for the project.
The 51 km SBK line comprises 31 stations, including seven underground stations. It is part of an integrated mobility project that will provide seamless urban transportation for 1.2 million residents in the Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley region.
Motorola Solutions will supply, design and install the complete, digital two-way radio communications network for the new MRT line, including more than 500 TETRA radio devices and base stations.
Modern rail transportation systems are vital to economic growth. According to professional services firm PwC, transport infrastructure investment will grow by around 5% globally to 2025, with Asia Pacific being the largest transport infrastructure market.
“Cooperating with Motorola Solutions enables our companies to combine their local and global expertise. Working together, we will deliver a highly customised communication system providing timely and secure transportation services for the Malaysian public,” said APLG consortium Project Director Byung Il Park.
Motorola Solutions Malaysia Country President Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir said resilient and reliable communication would ensure the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit line project is delivered without compromising the safety of commuters and rail workers.
“Throughout the project’s four-year construction and into its daily operational use, our communication network will provide security, safety and convenience for workers and users of the urban transportation system,” he said.
“Motorola Solutions has a strong track record of innovation and exceptional engineering talent in Malaysia. This is the first time that our all Malaysia-based team of engineers will manage an entire metro rail project from end to end.”
Public rail transportation represents a key part of Malaysia’s economic development program in the Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley area with two additional MRT lines proposed under the Klang Valley MRT project. Line 2 is expected to be completed by 2022.
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