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Old May 9th, 2009, 05:50 AM   #321
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Rapid KL, short for Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd is a government-owned company which was formed in 2004 as part of the restructuring of the public transport system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital.

Rapid KL, which is 100%-owned by the government, is the operator of Kuala Lumpur's three light rail transit (LRT) lines. It is also the largest stage bus (regular or trunk bus route) and feeder bus operator in Kuala Lumpur.

All assets of the LRT and bus service is owned by another government-owned company, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB) which was also formed under the restructing process.

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Upgrading work on Kelana Jaya LRT tomorrow
Saturday May 9, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: Upgrading work on the Kelana Jaya LRT Line by RapidKL will be conducted tomorrow, next Sunday and on May 24.

RapidKL’s communication general manager Ebi Azly Abdullah said the upgrading work which involved the transfer of a transformer and rectifier began on May 3.

“Service on these days will only start at 10am,” he said.

LRT stations affected are Datuk Keramat, Damai, Ampang Park, KLCC, Kampung Baru, Dang Wangi, Masjid Jamek and Pasar Seni.

“LRT service from Kelana Jaya station to Pasar Seni and Gombak station to Datuk Keramat will operate as usual,” he said.

Passengers could resume their journey to other stations, except Kampung Baru by using free feeder buses.

For more information, go to www.rapidkl.com.my or call the Helpline 03-76256999 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.30pm). — Bernama
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KLIA Transit is a rail service linking Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) operated by Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL). It shares the same tracks as the KLIA Ekspres but unlike the direct airport express service, KLIA Transit stops at three other stations.

Both KLIA Transit and KLIA Ekspres services are often reffered to by Malaysians simply as ERL.

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KTM Komuter is an electrified commuter train service first introduced in 1995, catering especially to commuters in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburban areas. It is a popular mode of transportation for commuters working in Kuala Lumpur, as they can travel to the city without the hassle of traffic congestion. Coaches are modern and air-conditioned. For those who drive to the stations/halts, 'Park & Ride' facility is provided at a nominal charge.

RM10m for KTMB plan
By : Koi Kye Lee

KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) will spend RM10 million under the Ninth Malaysia Plan to make its KTM Komuter network more disabled-friendly.

The allocation has been approved by the Transport Ministry. Facilities such as lifts, ramps, special car parks and disabled toilets will be built at five Komuter stations -- Rawang, Sungai Buloh, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Serdang and Shah Alam.

Work is scheduled to start in July and is expected to be completed by May next year.

KTMB managing director Datuk Abd Razak Abd Malek said that aside from upgrading the facilities for the disabled, the company also plans to organise an Orang Kurang Upaya Mesra Day.

"We are organising the campaign to create awareness of the needs of disabled Ma-laysians to help them fully enjoy equality in the spirit of 1Malaysia."

Seven KTM Komuter stations have already been equipped with facilities for the disabled -- KL Sentral, Mid Valley, Kepong Sentral, Bank Negara, Subang Jaya, Seremban and Kajang.

Persatuan Mobiliti Selangor dan Kuala Lumpur president Anthony Arokia applauded the steps the company has taken to make its facilities more accessible to the disabled.
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Rapid KL, short for Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd is a government-owned company which was formed in 2004 as part of the restructuring of the public transport system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital.

Rapid KL, which is 100%-owned by the government, is the operator of Kuala Lumpur's three light rail transit (LRT) lines. It is also the largest stage bus (regular or trunk bus route) and feeder bus operator in Kuala Lumpur.

All assets of the LRT and bus service is owned by another government-owned company, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB) which was also formed under the restructing process.

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Old May 21st, 2009, 07:30 AM   #325
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Steps to improve KL transport service
Thursday May 21, 2009
By LEE YUK PENG

EFFORTS are being made to improve the public transportation service in Kuala Lumpur, with immediate measures to upgrade the Puduraya bus station with a RM30.3mil allocation, a freeze on new taxi permits and round-the-clock efforts to nab touts.

For a long-term solution, the Bandar Tasik Selatan bus terminal, initially planned as the terminal for south-bound buses, may be expanded to replace the Puduraya, Hentian Putra (East Cost) and Pekeliling bus stations, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, under whose jurisdiction the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CLVB) comes.

Puduraya would remain as the city bus terminal once outstation buses shifted their base to Bandar Tasik Selatan.

Nazri, together with Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah and Federal Territories Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin, visited the Puduraya bus station and held a dialogue with bus operators at Federal Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

Raja Nong Chik also said a proposal would be submitted to Nazri for an integrated approach to be adopted in improving the public transport

After listening to the grouses of the bus operators, Nazri promised to look into the plight of the city bus operators as he was of the view that government subsidiaries should not compete with private companies providing bus services.

Bus operators had complained that it was not a level playing field as RapidKL received funding from the government.

Nazri also did not rule out the possibility of the current bus oper*ators taking over from RapidKL.

On taxi services, Nazri said issuance of new taxi permits would be frozen immediately as he did not want foreign workers, instead of locals, as taxi drivers.

“I feel that taxi and bus drivers should be trained by government-run driving schools to increase their professionalism, like those in Japan and Germany,” he added.

On the issue of touts, Nazri said City Hall enforcement officers would be out to nab them round the clock.

“Once caught, their permits would be revoked,” he said.

Ahmad Husni would also be discussing with banks the problems bus operators faced in securing loans, and with Bank Negara Malaysia, the difficulties they faced in purchasing insurance.

He said Puduraya would undergo a facelift in three phases — immediate, short- and long-term — when all bus ticket counters would be relocated from the existing ground floor to the first floor and the food stalls from the ground floor to the fourth floor.

The Puduraya station would also be disabled-friendly after the upgrading work, he said, adding that the upgrading was being carried out for the comfort of bus and taxi operators, passengers and stall owners.
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Changes in LRT service at some stations
Friday May 29, 2009

RANGKAIAN Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd’s (RapidKL) upgrading work for the Kelana Jaya Line continues with the installation of another rectifier on Sunday.

RapidKL Communication general manager Ebi Azly Abdullah said to ensure that the installation work was carried out smoothly and for the safety of passengers, the LRT service for selected stations between Pasar Seni to Dato’ Keramat station would start operations at 8am on May 31.

The LRT stations involved are:


Masjid Jamek Station;


Dang Wangi Station;


Kampung Baru Station;


KLCC Station;


Ampang Park Station; and


Damai Station

The LRT service from Kelana Jaya to Pasar Seni stations and Gombak to Dato’ Keramat stations will operate as usual.

Feeder buses will be provided for free with a 15-minute frequency to all affected stations except to Kampung Baru Station to ensure the continuous operation.

Feeder bus routes are as follows:

Routes (to): Pasar Seni Station — Masjid Jamek Station, Jln Melaka — Dang Wangi Station, Jln Ampang — Avenue K/KLCC Station, Jln Ampang — Ampang Park Station, Jln Ampang — Opposite Damai Station, Jln Dato’ Keramat — Dato’ Keramat Station

Routes (return): Dato’ Keramat Station — Damai Station, Jln Dato’ Keramat — Citibank/Ampang Park Station, Jln Ampang — Suria KLCC/KLCC Station, Jln Ampang — Opposite Dang Wangi Station, Jln Ampang — Masjid Jamek Station, Jln Melaka — Pasar Seni Station

Ebi said the upgrading work involving the installation of the rectifier and three transformers were carried out smoothly on May 3, 10, 17 and 24, and that LRT service at selected stations resumed earlier than expected.

For more details, commuters may visit the website www.rapidkl.com.my or contact the Helpline at 03-7625 6999 (Monday–Friday from 8.30am until 5.30pm) or email feedback to suggest@rapidkl.com.my
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Is KL ever going to build more rail lines?

Another subway line would be good, with a nice big connection at KLCC ~
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Another subway line would be good, with a nice big connection at KLCC ~
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02-12-2008: by Yong Min Wei THEEDGEDAILY

KUALA LUMPUR: The government soon will have full details of the Kota Damansara-Cheras light rail transit (LRT) project which will eventually benefit more than a million commuters in the Klang Valley.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said the 42km LRT project that would link Kota Damansara and Cheras was on the drawing board and expressed confidence that the project could take off in the near future.

“Just a few days ago, a comprehensive briefing on the project was given to me and my senior officers,” he told a press conference during his working visit at the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd’s (KTMB) Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) depot and locomotive workshop yesterday.

According to Ong, his ministry would need some time following the comprehensive briefing to provide a host of information on the entire project that has been announced as part of the measures to develop public transport under the Budget 2009.

Under Budget 2009, RM35 bilion will be expended to improve public transportation, which among others include a new Kota Damansara-Cheras LRT line set for completion in 2014.

Asked to elaborate on the estimated cost and deadline for the project, he replied: “Be a little bit more patient... I don’t have much to tell you today.”

On a separate matter, Ong did not wish to comment on several independent non-executive directors that were reported to have tendered their resignation from the KTMB board following their protest in the appointment of the company’s new managing director.

“It is only fair that I leave it to the Ministry of Finance to comment as the appointments of directors come under their jurisdiction” he pointed out.

Nevertheless, Ong said such resignations would not affect the operations of KTMB, adding that he was satisfied with the company’s ability to tackle problems faced by commuters lately.

Earlier, Ong said following successful overhauls, there would be 36 EMUs to service the KTM Komuter train routes by March 2009 from the current 29 EMUs that were operational.

“With the increase, waiting during peak hours will be reduced to only 15 minutes,” he said.

He also stressed that of the 15 locomotives from Dalian, China that were non-operational in May this year, 13 locomotives had been repaired and now operational while the other two should be on track by month end.

Ong added that repairs to the 15 locomotives were free of charge as it was well within warranty period following their fresh delivery from the manufacturer.
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Published: 2008/12/22

Key players like UEM Builders, IJM Corp, YTL Corp, Ho Hup Holdings, and Loh & Loh Construction are expected to bid

SYARIKAT Prasarana Negara Bhd (SPNB), a unit of the Ministry of Finance Inc, may call for tenders to extend the RapidKL Light Rail Transit (LRT) system by as early as the first quarter of next year.

The LRT covers two lines, namely the Ampang Line (previously, Star LRT) and Kelana Jaya Line (formerly Putra LRT). The assets are owned by SPNB.

The tenders, worth over RM1 billion, is for track and civil works, fare collection, and systems work involving power supply, signaling and communication, industry players said.

Under the plan, the Ampang line will be extended from Bukit Jalil to Puchong, heading towards Subang Jaya, and linking up to the Kelana Jaya line.

The extension will involve 32km of double track and around 24 new stations, a source said.

Currently, the Ampang Line runs from Ampang to the city centre, and then from Sentul Timur towards the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, while the Kelana Jaya Line starts from Terminal Putra Gombak up until Kelana Jaya.

"The extension will allow for a more complete integrated rail network. The project may be government-funded or implemented through private finance initiatives," the source added.

Key players like UEM Builders Bhd, IJM Corp Bhd, YTL Corp Bhd, Ho Hup Holdings Bhd, and Loh & Loh Construction Bhd are expected to bid.

It is learned that low-profile railway engineering firm Global Rail Sdn Bhd will make submissions for the systems work, in collaboration with its foreign technology partners. It is eyeing a portion which is worth RM80 million.

The government is also expected to pump prime part of the RM500 million allocation under the RM7 billion economic stimulus package announced by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on November 4, to kick-start the project.

The allocation will also cover KTM Bhd's requirement for new three-car electronic multiple unit sets to cater for the Klang Valley.

KTMB has 60 sets now, but only half can be used. It needs 112 sets.

"Tenders for the train sets are under evaluation as the government is looking at an option to lease the trains to reduce its capital investment on the assets," the source said.

The tenders or lease options will attract manufacturers from Korea, China, Japan and Europe.
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Rapid KL, short for Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd is a government-owned company which was formed in 2004 as part of the restructuring of the public transport system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital.

Rapid KL, which is 100%-owned by the government, is the operator of Kuala Lumpur's three light rail transit (LRT) lines. It is also the largest stage bus (regular or trunk bus route) and feeder bus operator in Kuala Lumpur.

All assets of the LRT and bus service is owned by another government-owned company, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB) which was also formed under the restructing process.

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KLIA Ekspres is a non-stop, airport rail link service between Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia. The service is run by Express Rail Link Snd.Bhd. which began its operations on 14 April 2002.





KLIA Transit is a rail service linking Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) operated by Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL). It shares the same tracks as the KLIA Ekspres but unlike the direct airport express service, KLIA Transit stops at three other stations.

Both KLIA Transit and KLIA Ekspres services are often reffered to by Malaysians simply as ERL.



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Express Rail Link moves to keep ridership rising
By Zaidi Isham IsmailPublished: 2009/06/15

EXPRESS Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB), operator of KLIA Express and KLIA Transit, will step up efforts to boost ridership this year, even as it expects some impact from the projected lower passenger traffic at KL International Airport (KLIA).

"This year will be a challenging period with air traffic growth slowing due to the global economic crisis and the Influenza A(H1N1)," ERLSB newly-appointed chief executive officer Noormah Mohd Noor told Business Times in an interview.

Airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has forecast KLIA passenger traffic this year to be flat, or 5 per cent lower, mainly because of the global financial crisis.

Noormah took over the post from Dr Aminuddin Adnan on June 1. The latter is tipped to become the next Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd managing director.

ERLSB is hopeful that ridership on its high-speed trains can increase 5 per cent this year through various initiatives.

Currently, the trains carry 11,168 passengers a day.

The initiatives include pushing ticket sales to international travellers, ticket-bundling with Malaysia Airlines and encouraging the public to take its "environment-friendly" trains.

Noormah said ERLSB is targeting business travellers worldwide for its train services through 831,700 travel agents at 385,000 point-of-sale terminals worldwide.

"We hope to launch this product by the third quarter of this year whereby an air traveller from Europe can choose to package the train fare with his air ticket to experience a seamless journey," she said.

Noormah added that ERLSB will be the third company to have such an arrangement, the others being at London Heathrow Airport and Sweden's Stockholm Express.

The company will also extend its VIP service to areas beyond the hotels and business venues.

ERLSB will continue to maintain the reliability of its trains, with 99.8 per cent on-time performance, higher than some of its European counterparts' 96 per cent.

ERLSB has carried more than 25 milllion passengers since its inception in 2002.

It owns 12 trains, with four coaches each. Eight are KLIA Express, and the rest KLIA Transit.

The company, 50 per cent owned by YTL Corp Bhd, has 17 per cent share of passengers at KLIA against other transport providers such as airport limousines and buses.

Its two other shareholders are Lembaga Tabung Haji (40 per cent) and Trisilco Equity Sdn Bhd (10 per cent), an investment company controlled by entrepreneur Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh.
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KTM Komuter is an electrified commuter train service first introduced in 1995, catering especially to commuters in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburban areas. It is a popular mode of transportation for commuters working in Kuala Lumpur, as they can travel to the city without the hassle of traffic congestion. Coaches are modern and air-conditioned. For those who drive to the stations/halts, 'Park & Ride' facility is provided at a nominal charge.

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The Kuala Lumpur monorail system in Malaysia opened 31 August 2003, and serves 11 stations running 8.6 km with two parallel elevated tracks. It connects Kuala Lumpur's main station KL Sentral with the "Golden Triangle". It was built for RM1.18 billion by KL Infrastructure Group Berhad (KL Infra) that holds a 40-year concession to operate the monorail. The system utilises permanently coupled 2-car trains, which are able to accommodate 158 passengers each during regular operations. The monorail carriages themselves were built by a Malaysian company.

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KTM Komuter is an electrified commuter train service first introduced in 1995, catering especially to commuters in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburban areas. It is a popular mode of transportation for commuters working in Kuala Lumpur, as they can travel to the city without the hassle of traffic congestion. Coaches are modern and air-conditioned. For those who drive to the stations/halts, 'Park & Ride' facility is provided at a nominal charge.

KTM Komuter



Locale: Klang Valley (including Kuala Lumpur and central Selangor), northern and southern Selangor, southern Perak and Negeri Sembilan
Number of lines: 2
Number of stations: 46
System length: 173 kilometers
Track gauge: 1,000 mm
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1000 mm gauge ... meter gauge but not "narrow gauge"

KTM is very much a cargo-oriented railway

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KTM Komuter is an electrified commuter train service first introduced in 1995, catering especially to commuters in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburban areas. It is a popular mode of transportation for commuters working in Kuala Lumpur, as they can travel to the city without the hassle of traffic congestion. Coaches are modern and air-conditioned. For those who drive to the stations/halts, 'Park & Ride' facility is provided at a nominal charge.

Government To Allocate RM10 Million For KTMB To Provide Facilities For The Disabled
June 29, 2009 15:17 PM

KOTA KINABALU, June 29 (Bernama) -- The government will allocate RM10 million to Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) for the purpose of providing user friendly infrastructure facilities for the disabled.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said this showed a high degree of willingness on the part of the Federal government to defend the rights of the underprivileged and the disabled in the country.

This enables the groups concerned to move about easily, using public transport while allowing them to undertake their daily activities without any hurdles or interruption, he told Bernama here Monday.

Abdul Rahim said the allocation would be spent on five KTM Komuter stations in the Klang Valley at Rawang, Sungai Buloh, Serdang, Shah Alam and Bandar Tasik Selatan.

The work would involve the provision of two lifts, a special toilet and a car-park for the disabled as well as other related facilities.

He also hoped the government could increase the allocation in future, so that all KTMB stations, the LRT and bus terminals throughout the country, could be provided with facilities for the disabled.

Abdul Rahim said this would put Malaysia on par with many developed countries.

He also proposed the formulation of a policy and regulations to make it mandatory for all government development projects and those involving the private sector, to incorporate designs for the disabled.

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New four-car LRT trains in Klang Valley by next year
Friday June 13, 2008, TheStar

PETALING JAYA: The new four-car light rail transit trains for the Kelana Jaya LRT line in the Klang Valley are expected to start operations by the end of next year.

The trains are capable of carrying more than twice the load of the current two-car trains.

In 2006, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd signed the RM1.2bil deal with the Bombardier-Hartasuma consortium for 22 trains, with an option for a further purchase of 13 trains.

The trains are being manufactured by Canadian company Bombardier and will be assembled by Hartasuma Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.

According to details made available at the Rail Solutions Asia exhibition, each train will have 32 seats and can comfortably carry 740 passengers, compared with the present load of 370 people per train.

Under “crush load” situations, the trains can carry 944 passengers. The current trains can only handle 472 passengers.

The new trains, which will be operated by RapidKL, will enable the capacity of the Kelana Jaya line to be increased by another 191,000 passengers daily.
BOMBARDIER MEXICO BUILDS WAGONS FOR KUALA LUMPUR'S LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT (LRT)
Monday, March 16, 2009

Bombardier Mexico designs and builds new wagons for the Light Rail Transit system of Kuala Lumpur. With the support of PROMEXICO, the Ambassador of Mexico Jorge Alberto Lozoya recently visited in Port Klang the factory of Malaysian corporation Ara Rails, where assembling of the prototype wagons fabricated in Ciudad Sahagun, Mexico, is taking place.



Ambassador Lozoya was received by Dr. Abdul Rahman Abdul Halim, Executive Director of Hartasuma Sdn Bhd and by Mr. C. Sreejith, Chief Executive Officer of Ara Rails Technology Sdn Bhd who explained that Bombardier Mexico will fabricate 142 wagons during the next two years, especially designed in Mexico according to the needs of Malaysian customers.



During his visit the diplomat was greeted by the six Mexican technicians that will remain in Malaysia during several months in order to familiarize local workers with the improvements generated by the new technology.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 03:55 AM   #339
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Impressive! What's the difference with this and heavy metro rail?
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Old July 6th, 2009, 06:42 AM   #340
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Originally Posted by allurban View Post
1000 mm gauge ... meter gauge but not "narrow gauge"

KTM is very much a cargo-oriented railway

Cheers, m
It is narrow gauge. 1,435 mm is the width for a standard gauge track.
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