Siemens and the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) presented a 1:1 model of the new Inspiro type metro train for the first time yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The mockup reflects the design, color scheme and interior furnishings of the train that will soon be providing metro service in the Malaysian capital and the booming Klang Valley region.
The model will be on display in the arrivals hall of airport transfer KLIA Ekspres in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the capital’s commercial and transportation hub.
Trains are the most important touch point for the public. Commuters will spend more time on trains than in any other component of a rail service.
This is why MRT Corp wanted the public to be able to get a feel of our trains before the actual trains begin running,” said Amir Mahmood Razak, MRT Corp Director of Strategic Communications and Public Relations.
“This particular mockup has come halfway around the world – it was built in Germany, then disassembled and shipped to Malaysia before being reassembled again here at the main railway station,” said Sandra Gott-Karlbauer, CEO Siemens Business Unit Urban Transport.
The design of the train, called “The Guiding Light” is inspired by the dynamism, elegance and technological progress of Kuala Lumpur and the train’s features make references to the symbolic architecture of Malaysia’s capital.
It was designed by DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of the BMW Group. The four-car trains will be used on the new MRT Sungai-Buloh – Kajang Line (SBK Line), which will connect the suburbs of Sungai Buloh in the northwest and Kajang in the southeast with Kuala Lumpur from 2017. Each car can carry around 300 people.
A total of 58 trains will be used for the SBK Line, allowing a frequency of one train every three and a half minutes during peak hours. When operational, the MRT train will have a maximum speed of about 100 kilometers per hour (km/h) but will only travel at an average speed of about 40 km/h.
The trains are driverless and apply a state-of-the-art automation system. In October 2012, MRT Corp had commissioned Siemens to supply 58 driverless metro trains and had also ordered the complete equipment for two new depots.
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