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Malayan Railways (KTMB) seek expert solutions at 8th and 9th International Railway Summits

Press release   •   Jun 13, 2019 08:00 BST

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Malayan Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)), Malaysia’s main passenger and freight rail operator, will receive free consultations from global technical experts for their current and future projects at the 8th and 9th International Railway Summits. Mahendran Suppiah, General Manager Rail Operations, will represent KTMB. IRS8 will take place from 20-22 November 2019 in New Delhi, the first time the event will be held in India. IRS9 will take place from 19-21 February 2020 in Warsaw, Poland.

Established over 130 years ago, KTMB operates three principle services for Malaysia’s citizens and businesses: Intercity, including the KTM ETS “Green Train”, which is able to generate electricity for the grid through braking that can be used by other trains; hundreds of local commuter services per day covering most of the peninsula; freight forwarding connecting the country’s ports, including the longest single-locomotive cargo train in South East Asia.

The network’s major lines are the West Coast Line, running from close to the Malaysia-Thailand Border at Perlis to Woodlands Train Checkpoint in Singapore, via KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur, and the East Coast Line, which serves the states of Kelantan and Pahang, crossing deep jungle and terminating at Tumpat on the South China Sea. Subang Skypark Komuter began operation in 2018 connecting KL Sentral to Skypark Terminal of Subang Airport. KTMB are committed to increase links with neighbouring countries and integrate the Malaysian network with the One Belt One Road initiative.

Mahendran Suppiah, General Manager Rail Operations at KTMB, will take part in bespoke one-to-one meetings with expert solution providers throughout the 8th and 9th International Railway Summits. Organisations and individuals interested in learning more about the International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit www.irits.org or contact the organisers, IRITS Events.

International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.

International Railway Summit provides a 'matchmaking' service between rail industry leaders ('buyers') and technical experts, based on buyer delegates' project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.

In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network over lunches and dinners with their counterparts and industry colleagues from all over the world. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events. The 8th edition will take place in New Delhi, India on 20-22 November 2019. The 9th edition will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 19-21 February 2020.

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