The MRT SSP fleet is being supplied by the HAP Consortium of Hyundai Rotem, Apex Communications and Posco Engineering, which was awarded a Ringgits 1.62bn ($US 390m) contract in May 2016 to build 49 four-car trains and the line’s depot.

The first two trains were built at Hyundai Rotem’s plant in Changwon, Korea, and shipped to Malaysia at the end of May. The remaining trains will be assembled at Apex Communications’ new plant in Rasa north of Kuala Lumpur using bodyshells, bogies and other major components from Korea.

MRT SSP train

The first bodyshells for the new facility were delivered in January.

According to the MRT Corporation of Malaysia the MRT SSP project was 51.8% complete at the end of May. The 52.2km 35-station line is due to be fully operational by July 2022.