AEROTRAIN AT KLIA TO RESUME FULL OPERATION FOR PASSENGERS ON 23 MARCH, 2011
SEPANG – The Aerotrains connecting the main terminal building and the satellite building at KLIA will be fully operational for passenger use on 23 March.
The construction of the new spurline connecting the Operation, Maintenance and Storage Facility (OMSF), the crossover switch between the existing tracks and the delivery of the new 3- car Aerotrain will be completed as scheduled on 15 March. The Aerotrains are currently running on a dry run basis.
As an additional precautionary measure before the Aerotrains are made available for public use, Malaysia Airports has decided to extend the dry runs until 22 March to ensure and enhance the safety of operations. The Aerotrains could be made available earlier to the public prior to 23 March, should the dry runs prove to be satisfactory. The public will be advised by Malaysia Airports accordingly.
Meanwhile the Shuttle busses will continue to run and will be in operations as a backup to the Aerotrains system until end of March.
The temporary closure of the Aerotrains was necessary to facilitate a major project that involves the construction of the Operation, Maintenance and Storage Facility (OMSF), the spurline connecting to the OMSF, the crossover switches between the existing tracks, and the delivery of the new train. Malaysia Airports would like to highlight that the temporary closure of the Aerotrains is part of the overall project that is ahead of schedule by two months, and due for full project contractual completion in July instead of September, 2011.