The all-new four-car trains undergoing final testing sessions at the KL Monorail Depot in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur before commencing service in August.
KUALA LUMPUR: KL Monorail's new four-car train with better safety features and disabled persons (OKU) friendly will start operation in August.
Executive vice-president of Rolling Stock Department, Prasarana Integrated Management & Engineering Services Sdn Bhd, Muhammad Isom Azis said initially, only two sets of train would be used to replace two carriages that were over 10 years.
"Our target is to utilise all the 12 trains at the latest by the third quarter of next year. It depends on the tests that we are conducting," he said during a media tour of the new monorail depot in Brickfields on Wednesday.
The new two sets of train in the depot was undergoing dynamic test to check the efficiency of the braking system and the door, among others.
It was conducted daily from 12.30am to 4.30am.
Muhammad Isom said KL Monorail would also stop services on Saturday and Sunday to make way for testing of the signaling system of the new trains.
"For the benefit of the disabled users, we have improved the stations by providing a chair lift and work is in final stage," he added.
Each four-car train can accommodate 430 passengers at any one time and provides space for a special wheelchair equipped with safety belts, closed circuit television (CCTV) system and smoke detectors. - Bernama