An international consortium formed by Ineco, Adif and the Malaysian companies HSS Integrated and Wong & Partners (Baker & McKenzie International) has been awarded the contract to develop Malaysia’s new regulatory framework for railways.

The work includes advice for the implementation of a vertical separation model, where the companies responsible for infrastructure and train operation will coexist. Likewise, a legal framework and a range of regulatory policies will be prepared, which will cover passenger and freight transport.

The project, commissioned by the Malaysian public transport commission (SPAD, for its Malay initials), is part of the country’s National Land Public Transport Master Plan. The objectives of the Plan, passed in 2013, include improving railway connectivity, accessibility, quality of service, reliability, security and sustainability. With this contract, Ineco is positioning itself in a region which is in continuous growth and has great commercial opportunities, where it has already developed projects including the traffic demand study for the future high-speed line connecting Malaysia and Singapore.