Pandrol has supported the successful delivery of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in Kuala Lumpur which has commenced operation two weeks ahead of schedule.
Pandrol has developed and delivered the fastening systems for the 51 kilometre Sungai Buloh to Kajang Line, which is the first phase of the Klang Valley MRT Project to be implemented. The line begins from Sungai Buloh, located to the north-west of Kuala Lumpur, and runs through the city centre of Malaysia’s capital city before ending in Kajang, a fast developing town to the south-east of the city.
Working in close partnership Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to understand the railway requirements, Pandrol proposed their VIPA DRS fastening system for the mainline areas, while recommending the Vanguard system for the high attenuation areas. Both systems provide unbeatable levels of noise and vibration isolation whilst retaining constant wheel/rail conformity. Pandrol also delivered fastening solutions for the third rail which provides a 750V DC power supply.
Speaking on Pandrol’s involvement on the project Mr Ito, KVMRT Trackworks Project Manager from MHI, said:
”Pandrol’s continued involvement and support on this fantastic project is greatly appreciated. The solution met the requirements presented by some significant challenges where areas of track are subject to high vibration sensitivity and require a more innovative approach.”