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Old September 12th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #441
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Political issues. In short, land owner of the carpark refused to sell the land, hence the monorail cannot cross it to the main terminal building.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #442
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Old September 27th, 2007, 11:46 AM   #445
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It is with immediate effect that the Touch N Go service can used on all RapidKL buses.

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Next stop for Touch N Go...RapidPenang buses and the local 7-11!

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Old September 27th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #446
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I just took Komuter train since the past few days.. they are damn very punctual !
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Old September 28th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #447
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Alstom regional HQ in KL
Friday September 28, 2007




Alstom chairman and chief executive officer Patrick Kron
at the Alstom power services regional headquarters on Thursday.


KUALA LUMPUR: Integrated power plant and rail transportation leader Alstom SA has relocated its power service headquarters to Kuala Lumpur to serve as a geographical hub for Asia, including China and India.

“The move is in line with the group's growth strategy to improve its focus on Asia, a fast growing and important market for its power activities, both from the customer perspective and global sourcing.

“We will serve customers that we have been developing power plants for, as well as the activities of global entities within this geographical area,” chairman and chief executive officer Patrick Kron said.

The workforce at Alstom Power Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd had grown to about 500 employees from between 200 and 300 two years ago, he said after the opening of the new headquarters yesterday.

Alstom's Power Service Sector president Walter Graenicher said the company needed to understand its customers well.

“What we are doing in Asia is establishing our presence in a much stronger way. We have been strong in Malaysia and have a good history that allows us to stabilise the business even more,” he added.

Meanwhile, Kron said the group saw growing demand for its services and expertise in Asian markets.

Alstom recently announced the acquisition of two service companies in China, with a total of about 1,500 employees, to develop its service business in that country.

The company has also taken over listed company Wuhan Boilers Co Ltd and will turn it into the most efficient and largest coil boilers plant in the world.
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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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Compared with the figures at the beginning of the year, the ridership for KLIA Express has grown 30 per cent as at end-August, while KLIA Transit grew 40 per cent
RAIL operator Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB) expects better revenue this year, in line with the increase in ridership of its airport rail link service, KLIA Express and rapid transit service, KLIA Transit.

ERLSB chief executive officer Dr Aminuddin Adnan said the KLIA Express' ridership had recovered from the drop in 2006 when the passengers shifted from the main terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the low-cost carrier terminal, where budget carrier AirAsia is operating.

"Year-on-year, the ridership and revenue of KLIA Express matched the figures in 2006.

"For KLIA Transit, the growth is about six per cent from last year," he told Malaysian media in Stockholm, Sweden, on the sidelines of the 13th World Route Development Forum (Routes 2007) last week.

ERLSB is one of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB)'s supporting partners for Routes 2008, to be held in Kuala Lumpur next year.

He said compared with the figures at the beginning of the year, the ridership for KLIA Express has grown by 30 per cent as end of August, while ridership for KLIA Transit grew by 40 per cent.

The highest ridership was achieved in July and August, in conjunction with the Merdeka month and the season where tourists from Middle East were visiting Malaysia.

"We hope that the growth will continue until end of this year," he said.

For the first eight months this year, KLIA Express had 4,900 average passengers per day while KLIA Transit recorded 6,660 passengers per day.

"Forecast for the whole year is KLIA to have an average of 5,100 passengers per day, while KLIA Transit 6,950 passengers per day."

On the airline check-in facility at the city air terminal of KL Sentral, Aminuddin said currently the service is available for those travelling with Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways and Royal Brunei Airlines.

"We expects Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways to open their check-in counters at KL Sentral later. We are also talking to Thai Airways, KLM and Air France."

ERLSB expects its passengers to reach 20 million before year-end from the current 18.5 million.
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Collect your baggage at KL Sentral
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Rail operator Express Rail Link says the check-out system, due to be implemented by January 2008, will increase its ridership
PASSENGERS arriving at the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang can collect their baggage in the city when rail operator Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB) introduces a check-out facility at the city air terminal, KL Sentral, in January next year.

ERLSB chief executive officer Dr Aminuddin Adnan said the check-out system - the first in the world - is being developed by the company.

"We believe this facility will be more attractive to passengers, especially people who travel long distances and have many bags. We also hope that it would increase our ridership," he told the Malaysian media on the sidelines of the 13th World Route Development Forum (Routes 2007) in Stockholm, Sweden last week.

ERLSB, which holds the concession to run high-speed rail services between KL Sentral and KLIA, is one of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) supporting partners for Routes 2008 to be held in Kuala Lumpur next year.

Aminuddin said other foreign airport operators have expressed interest to implementing similar facility at their airports.

He said the check-out facility will be possible when the high-speed baggage system connecting KLIA's satellite building to the main terminal building is completed by the end of November.

The satellite building is where the international passengers depart and arrive, while the main terminal building is where they go through passport control at the immigration counters and collect their baggage.

He said the whole system will undergo a month's trial run before the check-out facility is implemented by January next year.

"Our target is January, but it will depend on airlines informing their passengers about it at their counters all over the world," he said.

Initially, passengers of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be able to use the check-out facility.

Aminuddin said ERLSB is currently talking to Amadeus, a global travel distribution system and world's biggest processor of travel bookings, to promote the check-out facility online.

Both parties have signed a letter of intent and the tie-up is expected to be finalised by this year.

"They (Amadeus) control 60 per cent of market share in Europe and we hope this co-operation will increase our reach to international passengers.

"We also want to tie up with other global distribution systems so that we can capture passengers before they start their journey," he said.

Passengers who use the check-out facility at the KL Sentral, will still have to go through the immigration counters at KLIA, while the Customs personnel and the police will be stationed at the KL Sentral for the baggage collection.

"The new baggage handling system, which uses the tray system, is about five times faster than the existing system to carry the baggage from the satellite building (where the plane lands) and the main terminal, where our platform is," he said.

Aminuddin said it would take about 43 minutes for the baggage to reach KL Sentral, including 28-min KLIA Express ride from the KLIA.

"We will time it to arrive at the same time with the passengers," he said.

He said the baggage of passengers who want to use the check out system have to be tagged with the code XKL when they checked in their flights.

Aminuddin expects between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of KLIA Express passengers to use the check-out facility.

ERLSB operates KLIA Ekspres, a non-stop, airport rail link service between KL Sentral and the KLIA, and KLIA Transit, a rapid transit service for commuters and airport personnel.
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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.

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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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KLIA Offers Transit Tours “Discover Kuala Lumpur”





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Stesen Sentral
KL City Air Terminal (Terminal Udara KL)

Who Designed the Station?

Designed by Dr Kisho Kurukawa, in association with Malaysian consultants, Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur is an epitome of a dream well brought to life. The architecture design of the station while being very contemporary and international, also incorporates traditional Islamic motives of a multi-pointed star, which can be seen on the dome and the floor tiles.

The building was developed by KL Sentral Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Malaysia Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB), a prestigious group of companies which has built a name for itself in "Shaping the Nation's Landscape", via property development and management. Currently managed by Semasa Sentral Sdn Bhd another subsidiary of MRCB, it clearly displays the future of transportation in Malaysia.





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The Concept

The concept of KL Sentral is futurist-holistic, and its design reflects this. Cutting-edge technology blends seamlessly with a well-planned layout of spacious plazas, indoor courtyards, sidewalk cafes, shops, restaurants and numerous pedestrian walkways. Throughout, artistically landscaped greenery and buffer zones add to a sense of harmony. The result is a city-within-a-city that provides ultra-modern facilities and amenities yet also promotes emotional and sensorial well-being: a city where life flows efficiently without limitation.

AT KL Sentral, you can set up your office as well as home. As all you could possibly need is within walking distance of each other, motor traffic is kept to a minimum, creating an atmosphere free from urban noise and pollution. At the same time, the open layout ensures even human traffic is maintained within non-intrusive limits.

There is a central electrical distribution system for self-sufficient power generation, while civic functions such as waste collection and water supply are managed using the latest, and most efficient, systems.

The Kuala Lumpur Sentral masterplan features a self-contained city concept comprising corporate office towers and business suite, international hotels, luxurious condominiums, a shopping mall and an international exhibition, convention and entertainment center.

These carefully integrated developments are designed to present an environment that is unparalleled in its dynamism and emphasizes the essence of urban living. It is the first city in Malaysia to portray the new characteristic of a global city, where work, live and play co-exist in a harmonic environment.

Award-winning Kisho Kurokawa Associates & Architects, who also designed the main building of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), is responsible for this contemporary and international concept of space, light and greenery. Spacious plazas, indoor courtyards, sidewalk cafés, shops, restaurants and pedestrian walkways interspersed with landscaped green buffer zones, create a sense of a harmonious existence, blending functionality with technology and accessibility.

The prime 72-acre freehold commercial and residential environment is built around a world-class transportation hub, Stesen Sentral.

An Urban Symbiosis

As in perfectly balanced ecology, a well-planned city should allow resources that nourish its growth to flow through effortlessly. Every element that makes up the body should work together seamlessly. Constantly refining and adding value to each other, yet always maintaining a simple and mutual harmony.

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All Airlines can now offer city check-in in KL Sentral

KUALA LUMPUR – Thursday, 12 July, 2007 : All passengers who use Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) main terminal will soon have a major incentive to take the environmentally-friendly option of the KLIA Ekspres from downtown KL Sentral to the airport, with the installation by SITA of 10 check-in desks at the Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal (KL CAT).

The 10 AirportConnect CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment) check-in desks in KL CAT will be operational from 23 July in good time for the 50th anniversary celebrations of Malaysia’s independence in August.

This will extend from three to 43 the number of airlines based in KLIA main terminal which can potentially offer their customers city-centre check-in, including baggage handling, so turning KL CAT into a true extension of KLIA offering the same check-in facilities available at KLIA which switched over to SITA’s AirportConnect CUTE platform in April 2006.

Dr Aminuddin Adnan, ERL’s CEO, said, “Implementation of SITA’s AirportConnect CUTE platform at KL CAT is an exciting development. Now all airlines can offer city check-in in KL Sentral which will grow our business through delivering a common platform for all airlines to access advanced, integrated IT infrastructure that guarantees efficiency, reliability and support for the airlines using the facilities.”

“Currently only Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways and Royal Brunei Airlines offer city check-in service at KL CAT. We are in talks with several airlines with keen interest in the service. We are optimistic that more airlines will be offering the city check-in service soon in KL Sentral. Passengers wishing to use the city check-in facilities are advised to check with their respective airlines on when this service will be available.

“The high speed rail link from KL CAT to KLIA is the fastest and most environmentally friendly means of reaching the airport from the city centre, so expanding our check-in capacity is a ‘win-win’ all round.”

SITA’s Java-based Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled AirportConnect CUTE system offers end-to-end IP connectivity from host to the airport desktop, providing airlines with access to their own systems on an industry-open, multi-purpose platform. Each CUTE workstation uses a pre-integrated browser and is connected over IP to support the individual airline’s needs.

Russ Lewis, SITA’s Regional Vice President, Airport and Desktop Services for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa commented, “We welcome this partnership with ERL which will simplify travel for many of the 25 million passengers who use Kuala Lumpur International each year. This new project further enhances SITA’s position as the airline industry’s IT and communications solutions provider of choice in Malaysia where we are also working closely with the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines.”
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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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“The high speed rail link from KL CAT to KLIA is the fastest and most environmentally friendly means of reaching the airport from the city centre, so expanding our check-in capacity is a ‘win-win’ all round.”
agreed! Now, can you lower the price of a ticket (currently RM35) by, say, RM10-15

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Old November 2nd, 2007, 01:37 PM   #459
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RapidKL’s ‘sneaky’ fare hike angers commuters
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Commuters in the Klang Valley were caught by surprise yesterday at the sudden RM10 fare hike of RapidKL’s monthly travelling card (MTC).

The MTC-Intergrated bus and rail fare is now priced at RM135. Two day ago, it was still sold at RM125.

Following public complaints on the increase without prior notice, RapidKL which operates the Kelana Jaya (KLJ) and Ampang (AMP) light rail transit (LRT) system and RapidKL buses, explained that the hike was necessary as operation costs have spiralled.

A customer service officer said that the fare increase was publicised in the Malay Mail on Oct 24.

The officer added that RapidKL did not increase the standard rail fare as that would require the approval of the Transport Ministry. It was only their ‘product’ - the MTC - that saw an increase.

The MTC-Intergrated bus and rail fare is a package that provides unlimited monthly use of local, trunk, city, express bus services and both the Kelana Jaya & Ampang LRT.

The other product that saw the fare hike is the MTC rail package fare, which gives subscribers unlimited LRT rides for a particular subscribed month from RM90 to RM100.

The new MTC fares took effect yesterday.


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But commuters Malaysiakini spoke to today were apparently disgruntled with the sudden hike of MTC fares and the company’s lack of publicity on the matter.

“There was no indication or any sort of announcement regarding the increase. I am shocked by this drastic change. The least they could do is make proper announcements so that regular commuters like me can be better prepared,” said one commuter.

Another claimed that he was unaware of the fare hike until he went to purchase a card at the station’s ticket counter yesterday.

“It’s unfortunate that the hike seemed to be conducted in a ‘sneaky’ manner,” he added.

Another frequent commuter has this to say, “The main reason I took the LRT to work is to reduce my expenses and this increase is not conducive to my effort. They should promote the usage of the LRT, not deter people from using it,” he added.

Since taking over both the Putra and Star LRT lines in Nov 24, 2004, RapidKL has increased its MTC fare twice including yesterday’s.

The first MTC fare hike was in Aug 2005 from RM70 to RM90

The LRT and its shuttle buses which transport passengers to bus stops closest to their homes is regarded as a crucial means of transport for city and suburban dwellers.
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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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