Cityflo 650 rail control solution, the brains of SBK Line


KUALA LAMPUR: The brain of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line is the Bombardier Cityflo 650 rail control solution.

The Cityflo 650 is a system for driverless (DTO) or unattended (UTO) train operations and is designed for moving block advanced metro operations and airport people movers (APM).

The track to train communication is achieved via a state-of-the-art wireless technology to provide bi-directional communication.

Vice President of Rail Control Solutions Asia Pacific, Bombardier Transportation, Gregory Enjalbert said with the entry into service of the Bombardier Cityflo 650 rail control solution on the new second phase of Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit's (KVMRT) SBK Line 1, passengers in the capital will enjoy a fast and safe ride over the 51-kilometer line.

“Along with the modern driverless Bombardier Innovia metro fleet, which opened on the Kelana Jaya Line just a few months ago, it will continue to provide truly integrated mobility for Malaysia, helping the government meet its plan to ensure enjoy a seamless commuter journey by 2030", he said in a statement today.

Bombardier is equipping over 100 km of the KVMRT network with its fully-automated signalling technology.

The proven solution, in service or delivery on 37 lines worldwide, offers operators like Rapid Rail in Kuala Lumpur, optimised network capacity and heightened responsive traffic management, he said.

He adds that the modern system, which features a centralised control centre system and advanced radio-based communications, has been achieving high levels of availability since phase 1 opened in December 2016.

Driverless trains operate with a peak-time frequency of less than three and a half-minute intervals and at speeds of just under 100 km/h.

The new line offers a time-efficient and comfortable journey for passengers to cross the city within 90 minutes.

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,150 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.