VOLK Diesel Platform Trucks in Malaysia
With about 48 million passengers per year, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is the largest airport in Malaysia. The airport, which opened in 1998 just in time for the Commonwealth Games in Malaysia, is one of the most modern airports in the world and an important hub for southeast Asian air traffic. The airport lies 44 kilometers south of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and can be reached by a highway or a high-speed train connection.
KLIA Express train – in the background are the Petronas Towers, which were the highest building in the world from 1996 to 2003 with 452 meters in height.
On the railway line between the airport and the main station in Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral), twelve passenger trains run continuously between 5:00 in the morning and 12:00 midnight – eight direct express trains (also called KLIA Express) and four commuter trains (also referred to as KLIA Transit).
The top-quality furnished KLIA Express trains are equipped with air condition, comfortable contoured seats, a washroom, overhead racks for light baggage and tiered racks for bulky luggage. The trains run every 15 minutes and enable passengers to travel nonstop to the airport quickly and comfortably. They reach a maximum speed of approximately 160 km/h and need only 28 minutes for the 57-kilometer stretch between the main station and the airport. Several airlines offer their customers the possibility of checking in at the main station. The Air Terminal in the main station even has its own IATA destination code (XKL), which is probably unique worldwide. The checked baggage is transported by the KLIA Express trains to the airport and is automatically checked through to the final destination.
The KLIA Raillink team with VOLK Diesel Platform Trucks – in the background is one of the eight KLIA Express trains with which passengers can travel quickly between the city center and the airport
The KLIA Transit trains feature sturdier interior furnishings and are used mainly by local commuters and airport personnel. Equipped with additional standing room for rush hours, they run every 30 minutes and also have intermediate stops in the three suburbs Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi.
With approximately 48 million passengers per year, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is one of the largest airports in Asia – completed in 1998, the airport is used by many airlines as a hub
For the delivery of supplies to and disposal of waste from the KLIA Express and KLIA Transit trains, two VOLK DFW 2 Diesel Platform Trucks are used: The first vehicle features a spacious loading area and hinged aluminum side panels. Among other items, it delivers the snacks, beverages and magazines that are offered to the passengers on board. Of course the approximately 14.000 daily passengers also leave a great deal of waste behind, which is transported by the same vehicle on its return trip. The second VOLK Diesel Platform Truck is equipped with a waste water disposal unit mounted on the vehicle’s loading area. This unit consists of a suction and pumping machine with a large storage tank. The system is designed for one-man operation and is used to empty the waste water tanks of the trains hygienically.
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