Electrified Double Tracking Project between Ipoh to Padang Besar
Leighton Asia has delivered the Electrified Double Tracking Project between Ipoh to Padang Besar in Malaysia.
To enable trains to travel at speeds of up to 160km per hour with enhanced operational safety and comfort for passenger travel and freight train services, the existing single-track rail infrastructure between Ipoh and Padang Besar was upgraded to a modern electrified double-tracking network using the highest of international standards in the quality of construction.
Our team dismantled 417km of existing track and installed 759km of new track, 70km of which run on bridges and viaducts. The works featured 88,000 tonnes of rails and 1.22 million concrete sleepers.
Our team also designed and constructed 5.5km of slab track in tunnels.