Malaysia awards signalling contract for Gemas-Johor Bahru line

Malaysian Railways awarded Ansaldo STS Malaysia a EUR 55 million contract for the signalling of Gemas-Johor Bahru railway line, in southern Malaysia. The contract was awarded under a consortium with Pestech Technology. The contract envisages signalling upgrades for 198 km track, including 11 stations and the Kempas Baru Depot.
Ansaldo STS will deliver the mainline signalling system based on MicroLok II interlocking, wayside Automatic Train Protection (ATP), and Train Control Systems for the Operations Centre at KL Sentral and Control Centre at Gemas.
The project is the latest in a series of intiatives being undertaken by Keretapi Tanah Melau Berhad (KTMB) to upgrade Malaysia’s rail network.
This year, the construction works for doubling the tracks between Gemas and Johor Bahru were launched. The contract is carried out by China Railway Construction Corporation, China Railway Engineering Corporation and China Communications Construction Company.
The project covers more than 190 km, on which the existing single-track will be upgraded to an electric double-track. Upon completion in 2020, it will offer a south-north double-track railway line running from Johor Bahru bordering Singapore in the south to Padang Besar in the north at the Malaysia-Thailand border.

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