CSR to supply bullet trains in MalaysiaStaff writer ▼ | December 4, 2014
Malaysia's new 200-kilometer high-speed rail line between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh will feature the world's fastest inter-city bullet trains by the end of next year, built by China's CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co.
Deal The fastest inter-city bullet trains
After the first batch of 10 trains produced in China are delivered, Zhou said trains of the same type will then be manufactured at a new manufacturing base being built in Malaysia.
The company announced in April it was spending $131 million on the building of a manufacturing and maintenance base to serve the needs of the country, as well as the whole ASEAN region. It has signed five contracts to supply 98 trains and carriages, the first phase of which will be completed by the end of this year. ■