Motorola Solutions will deliver a TETRA radio network to Malaysia's Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) as a technology partner to the APLG consortium.

The rail modernisation project is expected to bring significant benefits to Malaysia, including greatly improved transport services while reducing traffic congestion in the Greater Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area.

The 51 kilometre SBK line comprises 31 stations including seven underground stations. It is part of an integrated mobility project that will provide urban transportation for 1.2 million residents in the Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley region.

Byung Il Park, project director for the APLG consortium said "Cooperating with Motorola Solutions enables our companies to combine their local and global expertise. Working together, we will deliver a highly-customised communication system providing timely and secure transportation services for the Malaysian public.”

Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir, Country President, Motorola Solutions Malaysia, said that resilient and reliable communication would ensure the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line project is delivered without compromising the safety of commuters and rail workers.

“Throughout the project’s four-year construction and into its daily operational use, our communication network will provide security, safety and convenience for workers and users of the urban transportation system,” said Datuk Mohd Rauf.

Motorola Solutions will supply, design and install the complete, digital two-way radio communications network for the new MRT line, including more than 500 TETRA radio devices and base stations.

“Motorola Solutions has a strong track record of innovation and exceptional engineering talent in Malaysia. This is the first time that our all Malaysia-based team of engineers will manage an entire metro rail project from end-to-end,” said Datuk Rauf.

Public rail transportation represents a key part of Malaysia’s economic development program in the Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley area with two additional MRT lines proposed under the Klang Valley MRT project. Line 2 is expected to be completed by 2022.

Motorola Solutions has supported more than 80 rail projects in the Asia Pacific region over the past 40 years and has shipped more than 3.5 million TETRA terminals to commercial and public safety customers globally.

Author: Sam Fenwick