On July 23, CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., Ltd. CSR Zhuji signed an urban rail vehicle purchase contract worth nearly 4 billion yuan with the Ministry of Transportation of Malaysia, and according to the contract, all vehicles will be applied in the busiest South-North Intercity Line in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia.
Principal of Malaysia National Rail Corporation said that CSR Zhuji’s green and low-carbon urban rail vehicles would bring citizens of Kuala Lumpur all-new life experience. After introducing these vehicles, Kuala Lumpur will not only achieve “Zero Pollution, Zero Emission”, but also shorten the train departure interval from previous 30 minutes to 7.5 minutes, which will greatly alleviate Kuala Lumpur’s traffic jam.
General Manager of CSR Zhuji Xu Zongxiang noted: “Malaysian market is touted as CSR Zhuji’s “Blue Sea” in the business development. Located in the core belt of Southeast Asia, Malaysia has extensive international communication, and it is an open market, based upon which, CSR Zhuji will further accelerate its step to develop the ASEAN market and the more extensive European & American market.”
CSR Zhuji’s urban rail vehicles that will be applied in Malaysian market belong to “power-distributed” train, and their running speed hits 140km/h. Each vehicle is made up of six cars.