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Some Mafex members with projects in Southeast Asia

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Some Mafex members with  projects in Southeast Asia


The Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications has awarded Mitsubishi Corporation and CAF (as train manufacturer) a new rolling stock supply contract for Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line-1. This elevated track line covers 20 km in length and crosses Manila from north to south. The line is currently being extended with a further 12 km section towards the Cavite Province.

CAF’s scope includes the manufacture of 30 LRV-type units to be delivered within the 2020 – 2022 period. These units will be bi-directional trains with catenary power supply (750 Vdc) and sixteen doors on each side, which will provide access for passengers to board and exit the train comfortably. The LRVs, designed to run at a design speed of 70km/h, will have a length of 106 m and offer a 276-seat layout which will in turn maximise capacity for standing passengers.


TPF Getinsa Euroestudios, a Spanish leading player in rail transport engineering.In 2003, TPF Getinsa Euroestudios expanded its footprint to South-East Asia with a branch office in the Philippines. The opening of this branch has allowed us to play a pioneering role among the Spanish companies that export transport engineering and water engineering services in the region. So far, we have secured over 25 contracts in south-eastern countries, such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Singapore. Recently, our achievements in the region’s railway engineering market include two major contract wins in the Philippines and Vietnam. TPF Getinsa Euroestudios was awarded a contract to provide Independent Engineering services for an 11.7-km extension of the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 and the construction of 8 new stations, with provision for 2 future stations. It is also worth mentioning that a relevant contract has recently been signed to deliver Project Management services in Vietnam for Phase 2 of the Hanoi Metro Line 3.


The Indonesian Company PT LEN Railway Systems awarded Siemens the project for the supply of the signalling systems of the Palembang light rail line last March. The line, located at the capital of South Sumatra province, is 22 kilometers length and includes 13 stations.

The Palembang Light Rail Transport (LRT) project includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the ETCS Level 1 trackside and onboard systems for 14 trains, Trackguard Westrace MkII electronic interlockings, Controlguide Rail9000 Centralized Traffic Control (CTC), BSG9 point machines and ACM250 axle counters and training for installation, tests, operation and maintenance.

The commissioning of the line, that will connect the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin International Airport and the Jakabaring Stadium Complex, is scheduled for August 2018, on time for the celebration of the Asian Games, a great Asian sports event with one of its two venues in Palembang.

Palembang LRT will be the first line equipped with technology ETCS Level 1 in Indonesia and also a great milestone for Siemens as it means the introduction of the most advanced technology of electronic interlocking in the country for the first time.


ArcelorMittal had been selected as rail supplier for the project of Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 7. Project began in April 2016 and operations are expected to be completed and begin by the fouth quarter of 2019, when completed, will be 23 kilometers long serviced by 14 stations, and will be connected to MRT Lines 1 and 3.

Rails remains one of the most environmentally friendly transport solutions, with much lower CO2 emissions. With a growing number of people living in urban areas, cities need various means of transport to reduce congestion in city centres; this new line is estimated to carry approximately 28,000 passengers an hour in each direction and increase to 800,000 passengers a day when completition.




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