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Old March 24th, 2017, 07:06 AM   #1101
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And that speed with metre gauge (very high). Imagine it with 1435mm! I think the alignment looks suitable for 200kph.
250 kph with minimum curve readjustment to fit high speed train would be more cost effective though
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Old March 24th, 2017, 04:21 PM   #1102
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Yes, even that is likely possible. Tilting trains might also be an option to go up to 250/h on the stretches with most of the narrower curves. I already was surprised by the progress Malaysia made in a few years on railway tracks. I mean, look at other countries with similar incomes. In Latin America most countries will look with envy. Thailand same. Only China is more advanced in this sense but they have a vast amount of land with few hills and high densities, not to underestimate 1435mm. With the exception of the Borneo part the technology and reach by 2020 is barely less than say the Netherlands (where most trains go at a slow pace and some important towns are left without railways). Only the complexity and utilisation is different.
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Old March 30th, 2017, 12:38 PM   #1103
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RM 55bil East coast rail kicks off


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PETALING JAYA: The East Coast Rail Line (ECRL), estimated at RM55bil and the largest ever railway project to be undertaken by the private sector, is poised to kick off.

Sources said some early specifications and breakdown of the tenders could be announced as early as next month. While construction companies have lined up to bid for the multi-billion-ringgit project, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) – the body under the Finance Ministry tasked to undertake the implementation of the ECRL – is said to have assembled a team and roped in personnel with rail expertise from the private sector.

According to sources, Yew Yow Boo, formerly from construction firm Gamuda Bhd, has been picked as one of the senior personnel tasked with overseeing the ECRL.

During his tenure with Gamuda, Yew was said to have been involved in the construction giant’s double-tracking projects.

“The feasibility study is completed and awaiting approval from the Land Public Transport Commission or SPAD,” said a source.

More significantly, this will also be the first project outside the ambit of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB), he added.

“The ECRL is expected to operate independently by another operator.

“It is also understood that its track lines will be that of standard gauge as compared to KTMB lines which are operated on meter gauge. With the standard gauge, the trains are able to run at a faster speed,” said the source familiar with the rail industry.

KTMB, the main railway operator in Peninsular Malaysia, has services that include intercity passenger services, the cargo segment, electric train services and the KTM Komuter,

Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, a Finance Ministry-incorporated company, operates and owns the urban rail system.

The newly-established MRL is the operator and owner of the 600km ECRL, a key catalytic infrastructure project for the East Coast Economic Region, providing the much-needed rail connection to Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

China’s state-owned enterprise China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) will fund the project. Last November, the company said that it had secured the engineering, procurement and construction management contract to build the ECRL from MRL.

Besides this, it was reported that the project will also be financed via a soft loan from the Export-Import Bank of China.

At the reported RM55bil cost, it will be the largest double-tracking rail project.

This cost includes the cost of several tunneling and underground scopes.


CIMB Research, in a recent report, said that 10% to 30% of the total contract value could be apportioned to local contractors. This could mean a range of RM5.5bil to up to RM16.5bil worth of tenders to be rolled out in stages beginning from the middle of this year.

Among local contractors that could benefit from this project are companies such as Gamuda and IJM Corp Bhd, which have strong rail expertise.

The MRL recently launched a three-month public display of the ECRL and construction is targeted to start in July, barring major objections after the display period.

The rail alignment will connect Wakaf Baru in Kelantan to the Integrated Transport Terminal in Gombak and will eventually be extended to Port Klang.

The train will carry both passengers and freight, travelling up to 160km per hour.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/business/b...MjovFDtu7rD.99
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Old April 12th, 2017, 06:01 PM   #1104
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Malaysia orders hybrid DMUs from CRRC

MALAYSIA’s Ministry of Communications signed two contracts with CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive for 22 metre-gauge multiple units at a ceremony in Changsha, China, on April 11.

The orders for Malayan Railways Corporation (KTM) have a total value of Yuan 1.32bn and comprise 13 regional hybrid DMUs and nine additional class 93 inter-city EMUs.

The 100km/h regional trains will be equipped with 60,000 Farad supercapacitors, which will store energy from the regenerative braking system for re-use during acceleration. Each four-car train will seat more than 500 passengers.

The 160km/h class 93s will supplement the fleet of 10 trains which entered service with KTM in September 2015. Each six-car train will seat 320 passengers.

Assembly will take place at CRRC Zhuzhou’s plant in Batu Gajah in the Malaysian state of Perak.

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Old April 12th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #1105
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>13 regional hybrid DMUs

Are they for the Jungle Line, or a stopgap for the Gemas-JB stretch until EDTP is completed?
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Old April 13th, 2017, 12:25 AM   #1106
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>13 regional hybrid DMUs

Are they for the Jungle Line, or a stopgap for the Gemas-JB stretch until EDTP is completed?
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/natio...n-drive-there/

Those hybrid DMUs are for jungle line (Gemas - Tumpat).
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Old April 13th, 2017, 02:22 AM   #1107
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And that speed with metre gauge (very high). Imagine it with 1435mm! I think the alignment looks suitable for 200kph.
After some brief reading, I got a few more relevant information.

In the double tracking project for the main line, the minimum curve radius is 450 m. This is significantly better than the curve radius before the project which was 170 m.

Generally the line is designed for 160 km/h operation. However, in 2015......during the commissioning test (10,000 km run) of KTM Class 93 (ETS train), it did reach 176 km/h, thus being the highest speed on metre gauge track (1000 mm).

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CHANGSHA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The world's fastest meter-gauge multiple unit trains have been put into operation in Malaysia, according to its manufacturer Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., Ltd on Tuesday.

The Chinese company's meter-gauge train broke the world record in 10,000 km operation tests with a high speed of 176 km per hour, said Zhou Ande, an engineer with the company. Meter gauge is the system of narrow gauge railways and tramway with a track gauge of 1,000 mm.

The trains are welcomed by locals, slashing the travel time from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar by seven hours, said Zhou.

The deal signed in 2013 included ten train sets. The first set rolled off the assembly line last November with a designed speed of 160 km per hour.
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Old April 13th, 2017, 03:07 AM   #1108
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After some brief reading, I got a few more relevant information.

In the double tracking project for the main line, the minimum curve radius is 450 m. This is significantly better than the curve radius before the project which was 170 m.

Generally the line is designed for 160 km/h operation. However, in 2015......during the commissioning test (10,000 km run) of KTM Class 93 (ETS train), it did reach 176 km/h, thus being the highest speed on metre gauge track (1000 mm).

Source : Xinhua

Link : http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20..._134603682.htm

Just curious - has anyone disputed this till now ???

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Just curious - has anyone disputed this till now ???

Problem is that there are not many records done on 1000 mm gauge.

There were many records made on 1067 mm gauge, but not on 1000 mm gauge.

Some of the examples of records made on 1067 mm gauge were QR tilt train 210 km/h record in Australia, and the fastest narrow gauge speed record of all times is in South Africa, 245 km/h.

http://www.traintesting.com/SAR.htm
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Old April 15th, 2017, 09:18 AM   #1110
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Old April 15th, 2017, 10:23 AM   #1111
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NEW: Class 61 DMU for Malaysia's KTM, utilising supercapacitors, manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou


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Arrived safely in Zhuzhou, China yesterday to witness the ceremony to procure 13 Sets of Diesel Electric Multiple Unit and Additional Electric Train Set (ETS-2). I am very appreciative of the welcoming lunch which was hosted by chairman of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co. Ltd., Mr Zhou Qinghe.

I was also invited to have a tour of the manufacturing plant for a behind the scenes view of building trains and getting a first hand look at the technology that goes into producing the trains.


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Old April 16th, 2017, 06:26 PM   #1112
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Problem is that there are not many records done on 1000 mm gauge.

There were many records made on 1067 mm gauge, but not on 1000 mm gauge.

Some of the examples of records made on 1067 mm gauge were QR tilt train 210 km/h record in Australia, and the fastest narrow gauge speed record of all times is in South Africa, 245 km/h.

http://www.traintesting.com/SAR.htm
So that means KTMB can 'claim' that record for being the first to record such a speed on metre-gauge hehehe !!!

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So that means KTMB can 'claim' that record for being the first to record such a speed on metre-gauge hehehe !!!

I thought they already had...
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Old April 17th, 2017, 03:38 AM   #1114
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I thought they already had...
If not mistaken, KTMB themselves did not make this claim - only 'others' did, ie the manufacturers, reporters, enthusiasts, etc... hehehe !!!

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If not mistaken, KTMB themselves did not make this claim - only 'others' did, ie the manufacturers, reporters, enthusiasts, etc... hehehe !!!

It was a valid record and so a valid claim was made, if only for the record.
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If not mistaken, KTMB themselves did not make this claim - only 'others' did, ie the manufacturers, reporters, enthusiasts, etc... hehehe !!!

It's valid when it is made by the manufacturers themselves. They are the ones who handled the test run of the EMU.
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 01:27 PM   #1117
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Quality of railroad infrastructure 2016

1. Japan
2. Switzerland
3. Hong Kong
4. France
5. Singapore
6. Finland
7. Netherlands
8. Spain
9. South Korea
10. Germany
11. Austria
12. USA
13. China
14. Malaysia
15. Luxembourg
16. Belgium
17. Canada
18. UK
19. Denmark
20. Slovak

... (Asian nation)
22. India
25. Kazakhstan
38. Indonesia
42. Sri Lanka
44. Israel
45. Iran
51. Vietnam
52. Pakistan
55. Saudi Arabia
68. Mongolia
71. Bangladesh
74. Jordan
76. Thailand
88. Philippines
97. Cambodia



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1. Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) or Malayan Railways Limited is the main rail operator in Peninsular Malaysia.

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2. Jabatan Keretapi Negeri Sabah (JKNS) or Sabah State Railway Department is a railway system and operator in the state of Sabah in Malaysia.


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