The contract for Ansaldo STS’ portion is worth approximately Ringgit 264m ($US 63.5m), and includes the delivery of a mainline signalling system based on MicroLok II interlocking, wayside Automatic Train Protection (ATP), and train control systems for the operations centre at Kuala Lumpur Sentral and the control centre at Gemas.

The Gemas - Johor Bahru signalling upgrade, which includes 11 stations and the Kempas Baru Depot, is the latest in a series of initiatives being undertaken by Malayan Railways Corporation (KTMB) to upgrade Malaysia’s rail network.