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Old December 24th, 2008, 08:10 AM   #581
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participate in a survey on rail transit use in KL

Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:28 am (PST)
Salam and greetings to all,

We wish to advert for a research
participation in our group at the Institute of Work, Health, and
Organisations (IWHO) at the University
of Nottingham, UK. This research specifically looks at how rail passenger
crowding or high-density commuting may affect passengers’ commuting experience
and whether or not these effects influence commuters’ work and life.

We are looking for 15 Malaysians to participate in a pilot study to
test our questionnaire before the major data collection phase scheduled in March 2009. All
items in the questionnaire were taken from their original sources i.e.
standardised questionnaire developed by several authors in UK, USA,
and Europe.
We are piloting these items as they have neither been tested nor adapted to
South-East Asian participants.

You
are able to take part if:
* You are currently working in any companies or organisations
AND
* You commute to work at least 3 days per
week via the LRT (Kelana
Jaya line or Ampang line) ORKTM Komuter (Sentul-Port Klang line or
Rawang – Seremban line) services AND have been on the same route for at
least 6 months.

If you do agree to take part, you will be
asked to:
1. fill in a questionnaire to tell us about
your commuting experience, ride quality, impacts on work and life as well as your
general well-being.
2. give feedback about the questionnaire
items by completing an item-specific feedback checklist.
3. (both documents will be sent and returned electronically via e-mails).

As a token of
our appreciation for participation in this study, upon receipt of the completed
questionnaire and checklist, participants will receive RM100.

All of the information that participants provide is strictly
confidential and will be used only for research purposes. If you fit the
criteria listed above and are interested in participating or if you know
someone who might be, please send me an e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected].

We would also very
much appreciate if you could circulate this info to anyone you know who fit the criteria and might be interested to
participate in this research.


With kind
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Old December 31st, 2008, 11:55 AM   #582
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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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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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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #585
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Express Rail Link eyes 5-10pc more revenue
Published: 2009/01/19

EXPRESS Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL), which operates the high-speed train services between the city centre and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), plans to provide shuttle buses to the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Sepang from Salak Tinggi.

This is to enter the low-cost carrier market and increase its revenue, said ERL chief executive officer Dr Aminuddin Adnan.

The shuttle bus service is expected to start operating in the middle of this year, he said today.

Aminuddin said ERL is expecting a five to 10 per cent revenue growth for its financial year ending June 30, 2009.

However, he did not provide any figures. — Bernama
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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 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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RapidKL’s Q-system has passengers lining up to board the buses
Monday February 23, 2009
By PRIYA MENON



Proper order: The Q-system requires
passengers to line up before boarding the bus.


WALKING along Jalan Sultan Mohd and Pasar Seni bus hubs used to be a trying experience for some, what with the high volume of human traffic in the area. However, things have take a turn for the better nowadays even if the facilities may not be at its best.

Both bus hubs service 20,000 passengers daily with more than 10 routes at Jalan Sultan Mohd and six routes at the Pasar Seni hub.

With more than 60 buses plying the routes and stationed at the Jalan Sultan Mohd and Pasar Seni hubs, chaos were once the order of the day with uncontrollable crowd and even cases of people falling off the buses in their haste to get into them.

As a solution to this predicament, the RapidKL introduced a Q-system on Nov 18, 2008.

The system that required passengers to line up before boarding the bus has reduced the number of accidents that arises from unnecessary pushing and shoving.

Traffic coordinators (TCs) are at hand to manage the crowd and ensure that they queue and wait for their turn to board the bus.

However, the disabled and elderly folk are given first priority to board the bus.

Passengers, who had been using the bus hubs for years applauded RapidKL’s new system.

“It is good that they have implemented the system. Now the older generation can take the public transport without any hassle,” Nursyafenaz Ariffin, 20, from Klang said.

Multimedia University (MMU) CyberJaya student, Lim Chia Syen, 20, who hails from Penang said that the system was very efficient.

“I use this hub every week and I think it’s very good that they have started this system. It’s good for everyone, “ he said.

RapidKL senior general manager for bus operations Zoolina Mohd Naim said that they would have to closely monitor the system first before introducing it to other locations.

“So far places like KL Sentral uses the system for two routes. Now we are thinking of Titiwangsa and are working with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to implement it soon,” she said.

Each lane is divided for a different route. Some of the lanes have been cordoned off with a yellow barricade to ensure that passengers wait within the barricades.

Zoolina added that there were times the TCs and drivers had to deal with rude passengers, who thought that the TCs were too harsh and abrupt.

“It is not that we are rude or harsh but sometimes we have to shout in order to be heard above the noise in the hub,” she said.

Despite the efficacy of the Q-system, the bus hubs managed by the DBKL are still in need of facelifts.

The roof of the current bus stop is not wide enough to cater for the large number of passengers in the area.

“When it rains, the water from the roof splashes onto the passengers waiting outside the bus stop,” Mastura Sharuddin, 28, an accountant said.

She added that the DBKL should think of upgrading the hubs for the benefit of the people. RapidKL said they were working closely with the DBKL as well as other local councils to address certain issues related to their routes and hubs as well.
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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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LRT passengers’ journey derailed after blackout halts Kelana Jaya line

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Wednesday March 4, 2009

LRT passengers’ journey derailed after blackout halts Kelana Jaya line

By KNG ZHENG GUAN and RACHEL LAU


KUALA LUMPUR: Several LRT stations were jam-packed last night when thousands of commuters were stuck for more than an hour due to the RapidKL Kelana Jaya LRT service being halted by a power failure during a storm. Some commuters were stuck in trains and only reached their destinations hours later.

Student Lai Yoke Yan, 22, boarded the train at the Asia Jaya station to go to Wangsa Maju. The train stopped for 40 minutes at the Universiti station and another 40 minutes at the next station before it moved again. The doors opened and closed intermittently while the train was stuck at the stations and some passengers left.

“I was standing for such a long time that my legs felt weak. It took me two hours to reach my destination,” he said.

Tan Siew Lee, 21, who was travelling with Lai, said she felt very angry, disappointed and tired.

Accounts executive Wong Kok Jen, 25, was equally upset as he was rushing to get to a dinner appointment.

“The Putra LRT is supposed to be the fastest way to travel within the city,” Wong said. “Instead, it took me nearly two hours to get from Damai to Bangsar. Normally it takes just 15 minutes.”

When he boarded the train at Damai, it did not move for 15 minutes and when the door suddenly opened, he got out of the cabin and waited at the station for about an hour before the train became operational again.

He noticed that the lights at several stations along the way were not functioning.

“The commuters nearer to the platform were calm, but those further back were frustrated as they didn’t know what was going on,” said Mohd Solehen Yusof, 17, who works at a store overlooking the KL Sentral LRT platform.

The system failure was apparently caused by a power disruption at a substation near the Kerinchi station at 5.58pm.

“When this happened, what we did was to bring all trains to the nearest station while we rectified the problem,” said RapidKL CEO Suffian Baharuddin.

“Due to the power failure, massive passenger congestions were experienced at the LRT stations along the Kelana Jaya line and it took some time to clear this jam,” he added.

Power was restored gradually from 7.15pm and train service resumed in stages with service returning to normal at 7.47pm.

RapidKL will investigate the cause of the incident.
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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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Soil tests for Subang LRT
February 16, 2009

Initial soil testing has begun along the proposed route of the Subang Light Rail Transit (LRT).

Subang residents have been seeing earthworks being done along Persiaran Jengka and Persiaran Kewajipan over the past one week.

The tests are being conducted along Persiaran Jengka at SS17 and along the dividers between SS18 and SS14; and at the junction of Persiaran Kewajipan-USJ2.

Subang Jaya Municipal Council president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan confirmed that the council had given permission to the contractors to carry out soil tests.

“They are just carrying out soil tests along the stretch.”

Asked if that was an indication that the LRT extension project had been given the green light, he replied: “The LRT project has not been approved yet.”

As announced last year when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi tabled the Budget 2009 proposals, this new link will complement the existing LRT route from Kelana Jaya and connect with the Ampang line via Putra Heights and Puchong.

Twelve new stations along a 15km stretch will start from the Kelana Jaya station and pass through Subang to Puchong.
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More covered walkways for the comfort of commuters
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Passengers will no longer be exposed to the elements with the construction of more covered walkways linking Light Rail Transit and monorail stations to shopping centres and bus stations.

KUALA LUMPUR: Good news are in store for city folk, especially those who depend on the public transportation system.

Mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail said yesterday that there would be more covered walkways linking shopping centres and Light Rail Transit (LRT) and monorail stations.

He said discussions would be carried out with Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd on the plan.

Prasarana is a wholly-owned government company under the Ministry of Finance Inc, which was set up to own the assets of selected public transport companies.


This is part of the government's initiative to restructure the urban public transport system in the Klang Valley.

"Be it sunny or rainy, the public can walk to the shopping centres as well as bus stops or stations instead of having to hail a taxi when they alight from the trains.

"We also agreed that we need more overhead pedestrian bridges.

"This is also to encourage people to 'park-and-ride' as there are about 1.2 million cars on the city's roads every day. We will sit together with Prasarana to work out the details," Fuad said at a meet-the-press session yesterday.

One example of a covered walkway is at the Mid Valley Megamall where a pedestrian bridge links the KTM Komuter station to the shopping centre.

There are also plans to have more four-car trains to accommodate the high volume of passengers during peak hours.

"We are ordering 35 more of such trains for the Kelana Jaya line.

Meanwhile, we are looking at ways to provide a more integrated service and we are working closely with City Hall on it," said Prasarana group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed, who was also present at City Hall.

Idrose said more details would be released next month.

He said there were currently around 400,000 people who use buses and 500,000 who commute by LRT.

On the proposals to extend the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT line, Idrose said the design and route had been identified.

But the company was waiting for input from City Hall including on the population size and volume of cars before construction could begin.

It has been reported that the Ampang line will be extended from Bukit Jalil to Puchong, heading towards Subang Jaya and linking up with the Kelana Jaya line.

This will involve 32km of double track.

There will be 24 new stations to add to the existing 49.
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Germans keen to run LRT in Selangor
Tuesday March 17, 2009

SHAH ALAM: A German company is interested in building, managing and operating a light rail transit (LRT) system in the state, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said.

Khalid said he would be meeting the company’s representatives next week and that the company would also be making a presentation to the state’s exco on the proposed LRT project.

He said the deal was a win-win situation for both parties given the gloomy economic situation as some of the factories in Germany had to close.

Khalid said that besides helping to keep German factories open by using their products, the LRT project would create a better public transportation system in Selangor.

“We are looking at extending the LRT system to Klang, Kajang and Rawang,” Khalid told a press conference at the state assembly building here yesterday.

On the cleaning-up of the Klang River, Khalid said work would include sprucing-up the river from its source right up to the estuary.

“The Klang River can be used for transportation as well as both a tourist and leisure spot,” said Khalid, adding investors would be roped in for the development.

Earlier in the state assembly, Khalid said the initial estimated total cost for cleaning-up the river was about RM10bil, including for the removal of pollutants, dredging, preventing further pollution and maintaining water quality.
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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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KLIA shuttle and rail link plan for new LCCT
Thursday March 19, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: The Express Rail Link (ERL) train services are likely to be extended to the new low-cost carrier terminal that will be built by 2011.

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Dr Aminuddin Adnan said they had been asked to consider extending the current ERL line to the new LCCT to cater for an increase in passenger load.

“If all goes well, we are planning to extend the KLIA Express and KLIA Transit lines right up to the new LCCT.

“We are also thinking of having a shuttle service between LCCT and KLIA that will likely run for 24 hours,” he told The Star.

Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced recently that Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) would build and operate the new RM2bil LCCT near the KL International Airport.

On Wednesday, MAHB managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Bashir Ahmad said the new LCCT should be able to handle 30 million passengers annually, compared with the present 15 million.

He said the new LCCT, which was expected to be completed in the second half of 2011, would be near the main terminal and was at a “very good location.”

It is learnt that the new LCCT would be about 2km from KLIA.

The KLIA Express is a 28-minute direct train ride from KL Sentral to KLIA.

KLIA Transit currently leaves from KL Sentral but makes several stops along the way, including at Bandar Tasek Selatan, Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi before reaching KLIA. Both services end at 1am.

On ERL’s proposed bus shuttle service from Salak Tinggi to the current LCCT, Dr Aminuddin said they had completed their trial run and were now gathering data to determine the demand and feasibility of the service.

The bus shuttle service, he said, would enhance the transport service to LCCT and would cater more to passengers wanting an easy, convenient connection to LCCT via KLIA Transit.
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