Kuala Lampur light rail hires Spanish Indra

Prasarana (Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad), the public company responsible for investments in the public transport system in Malaysia and operator of different lines in the country, has awarded Indra with the design, development and commissioning of a new integrated control centre for the Monorail, Ampang and Kelana Jaya lines of the Light Rail Transit of Kuala Lumpur. The contract will be for a total amount of €28 million and has a 48 month deadline with two years of maintenance warranty.

The project shall integrate all transport lines operated by Prasarana in the new control centre, adding the remaining contracts for the MRT lines (Mass Rapid Transit), the KTM Komuter railway line and other future transport systems for the country.

“Such an ambitious and innovating project consolidates Indra as Prasarana’s technological partner,” the Spanish company said in a press release. Indra has already implemented ticketing and access control systems for this company in its Monorail and Light Rail Transit lines in Kuala Lumpur, after becoming the winning bidder of both contracts in 2011 and 2012. In addition, this strengthens the company’s position in Malaysia and in Asian market.

The new control centre commissioned for Prasarana will have an advanced management system that can be used for the full integration of all network control and operation elements, integrated management of all lines and a greater operating automation.

The solution implemented by Indra in Malaysia will include operational planning, traffic regulation and real-time train circulation monitoring sub-systems, it will integrate the existing signalling systems and allow the remote monitoring and optimisation of the rolling stock and staff schedules. It will also include a tool that will provide assistance during strategic decision-making processes and a statistical scorecard, which can be used to obtain service quality indicators, with the purpose of tailoring the system to the real citizen demand, increase the system’s performance and reduce costs.

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