Consortium wins $2.1bn Malaysian railway contract

WCN Editorial Team 4 Nov 2016 ASIA TRANSPORT

A consortium of China Railway Construction Corporation, China Railway Group and China Communications Construction Company has won a MYR8.9bn ($2.1bn) contract for a railway project in southern Malaysia.

The scope of the project will include the design, construction, material supply, installation, completion, testing, trial operation and maintenance of the Gemas-Johor Bahru electric double-track railway.

The project covers a total length of 191km and includes nine new passenger stations, two rolling stock depots and three open stations next to the existing line. The newly-built railway will stretch from Gemas Station to Johor Bahru Central Station.

The full line, with a designed speed of 160kmph, is covered by metre-gauge ballast seamless tracks.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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