Prasarana and RAPIDKL will be introducing the new Ampang line trains at 3 pm on Thursday, February 27th.
Click on the links below for images of the trains.
This article by fz.com is one of many with details about the new trains which will begin arrival in Malaysia in September 2014.
The important details:
*50 units of 6-car trains designed and built by CAR Zhuzhou (which also built the “Six Car Set” for KTM Komuter)
*30 of these trains will replace the trains currently used on the Ampang line … which are only entering their 20th year (generally train carriages are expected to last approximately 30 years … Although the measurement is really based on kilometers traveled rather than time in service)
*20 of the trains will be used on the Ampang line extension when it opens in 2016
*The trains will have open gangway allowing passengers to walk between all the cars (as compared to the 3 pairs of cars in the current trains) spreading out the passenger load