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George Kent selects Thaled Group to provide information backbone for Ampang LRT upgrade

KUALA LUMPUR: George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd (GKM) has selected the Thales Group, to provide its internationally-reowned SelTrac Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system for the existing 27 kilometre Ampang Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line.

It would also serve the 18 kilometre southwest extension under the Ampang LRT Extension Project (Ampang LEP). Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets.

In a statement, the company said that the project was scheduled for completion in 2015. "The selection of Thales will provide seamless integration and significant cost savings as the CBTC system is also currently utilized for the Kelana Jaya LRT line.

"Thales was integral in the development of the Kelana Jaya LRT Line, making them the obvious choice to provide the same SelTrac fully-automated signaling communications platform for the Ampang Line and Ampang LEP," said the statement.

The company said with Thales on board, the project was on track for completion, within requirements.-- Bernama

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