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Advanced network in Malaysia's new light train transit extension

AvantiKumar | Oct. 12, 2016
The mission critical network delivers both operational and passenger communications on one of the world’s largest driverless train systems.

LRT extension Kelana Jaya - (Rapid KL official website gallery)

Photo (credit official RapidKL gallery - The Kelana Jaya LRT extension


An advanced mission-critical communications network is delivering both operational and passenger communications on one of the world's largest driverless train systems operating in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The project was integral to providing services to the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit Line Extension, which now covers an additional 13 stations over 46.8 km and serves 350,000 passengers daily.

Included among the services the network supports is high-speed voice, data and video traffic as well as other essential services to ensure safety and security on the line's driverless trains.

Implementation was managed by local firm CMC Engineering, which was responsible for the construction of systems work packages of the line extension, while Nokia acted as the technology partner.

Hazwan Alif Abdul Rahman, chief executive officer of CMC Engineering, said: "As one of the National Key Results Areas (NKRA) under the Malaysian Government Transformation Program (GTP), the Kelana Jaya LRT Line Extension project is another important government initiative to deliver an effective and seamless public transportation system for the Greater Kuala Lumpur area. Together with our technology partner Nokia, the project testifies to CMCE's capability to maintain high quality standards and services for its stakeholders, partners and customers."

Commenting on this move, which takes Nokia outside of traditional telecommunications customers, Stuart M. Hendry, head of Global Enterprise & Public Sector, Asia Pacific at Nokia, said: "Railway operations can benefit enormously from modern communications networks. The data transmission network deployed as part of the Kelana Jaya LRT Line Extension will support a wide variety of operational services, and provide a range of new services for passengers in Kuala Lumpur. Nokia has the experience and expertise to ensure both safe and comfortable journeys for railway operators and passengers worldwide."

The data transmission network in Kuala Lumpur includes optical networking technology from Nokia. Hendry said the  company also provided systems integration services to enhance safety and security through remote diagnostics and automated functions; constant situation awareness with video surveillance; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); monitoring systems; telephone and radio communications services; automated fare collection (AFC); and public address and passenger information systems.


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