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Futuristic Inspiro for the Klang Valley

58 driverless metro trains for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Inspiro provides comfortable and environmentally friendly mobility with a future-oriented design in the metropolitan area around Kuala Lumpur.

Environmentally friendly mobility

New metro routes relieve traffic congestion in Malaysia‘s capital

The transportation system in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and one of the fastest growing metropolises in Asia, features an enormous concentration of private cars, which results in a great deal of environmental pollution.

To ensure further growth, make the metropolitan region more attractive and simultaneously reduce traffic congestion and environmental pollution, the responsible agencies in Kuala Lumpur at full speed on comprehensive infrastructure measures. These measures include the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project, which involved building new lines and routes in the Lembah Kelang (Klang Valley) metropolitan area that will connect two suburbs (Sungai Buloh in the northwest and Kajang in the southeast) with Kuala Lumpur.


In October 2012, the consortium SSSC (Siemens Malaysia, Siemens AG and SMH Rail) was awarded the contract to supply 58 new driverless four-car metro trains for the Metro Klang Valley MRT project.

Metro trains for Kuala Lumpur

Inspiro for the Metro Klang Valley Kuala Lumpur

The Inspiro trains for the Klang Valley Kuala Lumpur Metro are designed for operation in tunnels and on elevated tracks. In keeping with the city’s objectives, the trains are especially environmentally friendly. Implementing Inspiro concept solutions ensure optimized energy consumption, low maintenance costs and high recyclability of the trains at the end of their service life.


The fully automatic system went into service in December 2016. These trains will be used on the newly built 51-kilometer Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line, which connects Kuala Lumpur with the Klang Valley area.

Highlights of the metro trains for the Malaysian capital

  • Fully automated operation – unattended train operation (GoA 4)
  • Prize-winning design concept – Good Design Award 2014
  • High passenger safety – thanks to a CCTV system with 26 live cameras per train and 16 emergency intercoms with integrated cameras
  • Modern passenger comfort – thanks to an infotainment system with dynamic map displays above each door
A symbol of national pride: Siemens Inspiro metro train for Kuala Lumpur Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT (3:41 min)
Making-of "Klang Valley MRT Project"

A symbol of national pride: Siemens Inspiro metro train for Kuala Lumpur Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT

Design concept

The “guiding light” design concept was inspired by the architectural characteristics of modern Malaysia and reflects the dynamism, elegance and technological progress of Kuala Lumpur. Designworks, a BMW Group Company, developed the interior and exterior design of the trains, which won the 2014 Good Design Award.

Fully automated operation

The trains are equipped for fully automated, unattended train operation (GoA 4). Auxiliary driver’s cabs at both ends of the train enable manual operation in emergencies and in the depot.

Passenger compartment

The wide and open gangways between the cars enable unrestricted passage through the train. The indirect lighting below the passenger seats generates a pleasant sense of space and supports safety and cleanliness in the train.

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