AS part of a programme organised by the United Kingdom ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) visit to Malaysia, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) hosted delegates from the United Kingdom Rail Trade Mission 2016 to the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) Station on 27 October 2016.
This visit was part of a two-day programme that involved UK railway suppliers visiting Singaporean and Malaysian rail projects.
In addition to visiting the MRT Project, they previously had visited the High-Speed Rail line project, a Rapid Transit Link between Singapore and Malaysia.
To begin proceedings for the day, MRT Corp Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line Project Director, Mr Marcus Karakashian gave a short overview of the project to the delegates at Wisma MRT. He mentioned that for MRT Underground Stations, each station has a unique theme to it. For example the TRX Station, has a Corporate Islamic Banking theme.
In addition to that, as at October 2016, there are 24 trains already in MRT Corp’s possession at the Sungai Buloh Depot. This figure is more than the actual requirement for the operations of the SBK Line that is 18 trains.
After Marcus’ speech, the delegates then boarded a bus to TRX Station.
Upon arrival at the station, MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd Site Superintendent TRX Station Mr Muhammad Omaraju, gave a short safety briefing to the delegates.
Marcus then led the delegation to a walkabout of the station. He was also joined by MRT Corp Underground Stations Director Mr Keith Allenby.
Both of them answered questions from the delegates during the activity. Amongst the notable items mentioned was the station depth being at 40 metres. A total of 21 escalators inside this station was also highlighted.
The visit ended after over an hour and the delegates boarded the bus back to Wisma MRT.