Thales wins a signalling contract for Kuala Lumpur Monorail


For this change, Scomi Engineering Bhd, which is delivering this upgrade to the operator Prasarana, has selected Thales to supply a turnkey Signalling Solution.

The Monorail, operating since 2003 in Malaysia’s capital, is now expanding its passenger transportation capacity by the introduction of new rolling stock with four- carriage trains and by the replacement of the existing signalling along the eleven-stations of the Monorail.

The scope of this contract includes a new signaling system for the main line section and a depot, based on an ETCS Level 1 solution, interlocking systems and a new Operational Control Centre. Thales, will also install on-board ETCS level 1 computers on 12 new vehicles. Thales proven solutions and expertise on rail and urban domains allowed the delivery of an innovative solution that was integrated to address this type of networks.

This project represents a particular challenge for Thales since the system has to be implemented in a short timeframe and without impacting the daily operation of this vital infrastructure.

The execution of the contract will be concluded by August 2012, and the new structure is expected to be inaugurated in November 2012.

“Thales Malaysia is very proud to have been chosen by Scomi and Prasarana for this project. The decision demonstrates our understanding of the customer’s requirements and the challenges of developing its public transportation system, an understanding based on our long-standing involvement in the Malaysian market and our partnership with local actors. This new endorsement is further encouragement for Thales not only to continue delivering signalling solutions that achieve full customer satisfaction, but also to support Prasarana in its future programmes by steadily increasing local content and teaming with trusted, professional local partners” said Jean-Philippe Durieux, Thales Country Director for Malaysia.