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Old March 18th, 2006, 06:08 AM   #1
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Melaka LRT

Melaka To Apply For LRT Service

KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 (Bernama) -- The Melaka government will apply for a Light Rail Transport (LRT) service to be introduced in Melaka and financed through the recently set up Public Transport Trust Fund, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said.

He said the state also hoped the Express Rail Link (ERL) service which would link the KL International Airport and Seremban under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) could be extended to Melaka.

Ali said the LRT service was needed in Melaka in view of the increased tourist arrivals there.

"Last year 4.6 million tourists visited the state compared to 4 million in 2004 and this year we expect the arrivals to exceed 5 million, " he said during a visit to Bernama headquarters here Friday.

He also hoped that the dual track commuter train service operated by KTM Berhad, which now ended in Seremban, could be extended to Melaka as well.

Ali said fast rail services to Melaka were seen as the transport mode of the future to reduce congestion on the highways and also for onward linkage to Muar, Batu Pahat and Johor Baharu.

"If before, a car journey from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka only took an hour and a half, now it takes two hours or more because of heavy traffic," he said.

Ali said the state would also apply for allocations under the fund to replace old bus stations in the small towns in the state like Jasin, Merlimau, Alor Gajah and Masjid Tanah.

On another matter, Ali, who is also the president of the 4B Youth movement, said 12 volunteers from the organisation would leave for Pakistan tomorrow to help survivors of last October's earthquake there.

The mission, which will be headed by 4B vice president Hashim Suboh, will spend seven days there and visit Islamabad, Balakot, Battagram, Muzafarabat and Murre, the worst-hit areas.

The group will return home on March 24.

-- BERNAMA
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Old March 18th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #2
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is lrt crucially needed in melaka ? even if it's true, i think it still needs to queue up behind penang and jb
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Old March 18th, 2006, 06:59 AM   #3
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I dun think Melaka needs one. Of the so many times I've been to Melaka, only once I've stuck in a jam

I think Melaka could do with a small monorail system for now
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Old March 18th, 2006, 07:03 AM   #4
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He said the state also hoped the Express Rail Link (ERL) service which would link the KL International Airport and Seremban under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) could be extended to Melaka.
this is gud news, ERL to Seremban and perhaps later on onwards to JB...
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I dun think Melaka needs one. Of the so many times I've been to Melaka, only once I've stuck in a jam

I think Melaka could do with a small monorail system for now
i think they shud have the electrified version of the kereta lembu with its own lane.. hmm, very attractive.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:02 AM   #6
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i think they shud have the electrified version of the kereta lembu with its own lane.. hmm, very attractive.
wah!! sounds much more interesting than LRT

so, the lembu will be electrocuted??
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:24 AM   #7
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wah!! sounds much more interesting than LRT

so, the lembu will be electrocuted??
so what melaka actually asking for is LRT = Lembu Rapid Transit
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Melaka don't need one. Heck who come with such stupid thing. They need to improve "luar bandar" first and villages which can compare with stone age. LRT can come in a hundred year from now. The only bz point in Melaka is around Mahkota Parade and the road from Ayer Keroh toll to way down Jusco, what ever the place call. More recreation(they need swimming pool for swimming club so don't have to share with public pool) for puublic and well plan city arrangement.

Melaka is beautiful, more investment on modernizing will be appreciated by Melaccan.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:35 AM   #9
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KTM commuter from seremban link to melaka still acceptable, LRT? i dun think so....
Actually i dislike the melaka current Chief Minister
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:37 AM   #10
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so what melaka actually asking for is LRT = Lembu Rapid Transit

Wah that's a good one!

We have electric lembus zipping here and there
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:40 AM   #11
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KTM commuter from seremban link to melaka still acceptable, LRT? i dun think so....
Actually i dislike the melaka current Chief Minister
Actually we talking about LRT around Melaka City sir, but KTM extended to Melaka is a great idea, but doubt will have many passenger.The market is there but not really high yet right now.

If LRT approve in Melaka, then it will be a long LRT, cuz Melaka point of interest away from each other, then more track miles will add, then $$$$ will be more to need. Just inprove the current road and BUS will make a perfect sense to connect places

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Actually we talking about LRT around Melaka City sir, but KTM extended to Melaka is a great idea, but doubt will have many passenger.The market is there but now really high yet right now.

If LRT approve in Melaka, then it will be a long LRT, cuz Melaka point of interest away from each other, then more track miles will add, then $$$$ will be more to need. Just inprove the current road and BUS will make a perfect sense to connect places
ya, i agree with u.
now stills not the suitable time apply LRT in melaka
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I dun think Melaka needs one. Of the so many times I've been to Melaka, only once I've stuck in a jam

I think Melaka could do with a small monorail system for now
I think a tram system would suit melaka more..
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Old March 20th, 2006, 07:28 AM   #14
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Er... Would Melaka really want a system on their waterfront that would spoil the old historic look of the city? I think a tram system sounds good. Electric kereta lembu, now that's funny! The "lembu" in front could be made of fibreglass?
Komuter yes, LRT, not necessary...
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Er... Would Melaka really want a system on their waterfront that would spoil the old historic look of the city? I think a tram system sounds good. Electric kereta lembu, now that's funny! The "lembu" in front could be made of fibreglass?
Komuter yes, LRT, not necessary...
Exactly, for such an old, arguably the oldest and most historic Malaysian city, it needs to preserve its touristic charm. It doesn't need to emulate techno-futureland KL, it doesn't match the hustle and bustle of the other major towns like JB or Penang. Perhaps a slower pace, less expensive system should be in use.

By the way do Malaysian public planners ever envisage the usage of trams for public transport? It seems like LRT's and especially Monorails are all the rage, but what about other options? It seems like a neglect of the other froms of transit systems to me, what about a trolley bus system?? Trolleybuses are in use in very small cities like Wellington (NZ), Sarajevo (BiH), Innsbruck (A), which could be easily replicated in similar sized Melaka and they have been integrated with other forms of mass transit systems in much larger cities like Beijing (CN), Vancouver (Canada), San Francisco (US), Mexico City (MX).

Personally I'd prefer to see a tram system like this;


than a trolley bus system like these;



So whatever happened to all the talk that KL will implement a tram system?

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- Tram service will be introduced in suitable streets in Kuala Lumpur to ease traffic congestion, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said Thursday.

He said Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) would introduce the tram service to complement the existing transport service in the city.

He also said DBKL was studying ways of integrating the bus, monorail, LRT and commuter train services to ensure optimum use.

Speaking at his first post Cabinet meeting press conference, the newly appointed minister said tram service would be introduced in parts of the city which were not served by public transport.

He said the DBKL study on the tram service was based on the tram service found in cities overseas. -- BERNAMA
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Old March 20th, 2006, 05:50 PM   #16
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The reason why I suggested monorail is because a single rail is definitely much cleaner-looking than those of trams and trolley buses which have lotsa wires overhead. Monorail tracks could be small and thin esp those by Metrail where the trains are self-powered.

Having visited Vancouver and Melbourne, I personally find those overhead wires obstructive Perhaps if the trams could integrate a third electrified rail which are done in certain European countries but I am not too sure how efficient are they and what are the dangers it posed esp in these humid and wet climate of ours

Oh and one more thing.......trolley buses and trams occupy the same road as cars, taxis and buses so it creates more congestion. Some Malaysian cities esp KL, Penang and Melaka need alternative routes be it underground or elevated as roads here are small and density is high. Furthermore many European and Australasia cities do not have those notorious motorbikes, trishaws and the amount of cars to dealth with
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Tram system can be a lil'bit problem cause it use road. How about if they accidentaly stop on tram rail at traffic light like me yesterday at Houston Downtown

Dang, the tram nearly hit me so I run the red light, next thing I got warning from officer
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Thanks White_Sox for pointing that out.

Yea....imagine.....he's at Houston which I believe that there are lesser vehicles on the road. We have tons of motorbikes from Jaguh to kapchais as well as buses, lorries and sometimes tractors

I wouldn't wanna share the road with another mode of transportation

Oh.......and look at those wires!

And now I am ready to face the wrath of tram & trolley bus lovers
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Thanks White_Sox for pointing that out.

Yea....imagine.....he's at Houston which I believe that there are lesser vehicles on the road. We have tons of motorbikes from Jaguh to kapchais as well as buses, lorries and sometimes tractors

I wouldn't wanna share the road with another mode of transportation

Oh.......and look at those wires!

And now I am ready to face the wrath of tram & trolley bus lovers
Yes agree, Malaysia has lots of motor , Malaysia should just stick with the current system, road and railway seperated, we got lots of space to fill up.
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Honestly... when I read the news... I nearly wanted to LAUGH...

Melaka needs LRT? Then I guess Penang and Johor need MRT then...
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