MALAYSIA: Contractor George Kent (Malaysia) has awarded Thales a contract to provide SelTrac communications-based train control for the Ampang metro line in Kuala Lumpur.

The contract covers the 27 km existing route and 17·7 km extension which is under construction between Sri Petaling and Putra Heights. The signalling work is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

'The selection of Thales' solution will provide seamless integration and significant cost savings as the CBTC system is also currently utilised for the Kelana Jaya LRT line', says GKM. 'Thales played an integral role in the development of the Kelana Jaya LRT line, making them the obvious choice to provide the same SelTrac fully-automated signalling communications platform for the Ampang Line and Ampang Line extension project'.