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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:31 AM   #741
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do you have a map? Where is this station going to be?

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Old January 4th, 2010, 02:32 PM   #742
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Isn't that the replacement Sentul KTM Komuter station on the exact same site?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #743
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Isn't that the replacement Sentul KTM Komuter station on the exact same site?
Same site.



Notice the old station building and signboard .



The platform which is undergoing reconstruction.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 07:34 AM   #744
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do you have a map? Where is this station going to be?
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>> @ Sentul Integrated Station along Sentul-Batu Caves Electrified Double Track project!

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Four-car LRT train for new routes
Pauline Almeida Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 13:01:00

PETALING JAYA: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) will be using its new four-car train for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system on its Subang and Puchong extension route.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said this during the RapidKL's LRT inspection ceremony of the new trains for the Kelana Jaya line this morning.

Asked if there is a possibility of Prasarana extending its line to Shah Alam, the minister said the focus for now is on its Subang, Puchong and Ampang lines.

Currently, only four of the 35 four-car train coaches are running while the rest are expected to be utilised by 2011. The new sets of train and the upgrading cost stand at RM1.5 billion.

It can carry 800 passengers, twice the number of the existing two-car trains, and will be used during the morning and evening peak periods while the two-car trains will be employed during off-peak periods.

The new trains also have wheelchair-friendly features and door alarm lights to help the hearing-impaired.

Prasarana is the operator of the public transport network that includes the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT lines, KL monorail and bus service in the Klang Valley.

The four-car train sets are the latest version of the Bombardier advanced rapid transit driverless train designed in Canada, 65 per cent of which is assembled in Mexico and 35 per cent in Malaysia. With the additional train, Prasarana will have a total of 70 sets, including 35 sets of the current two-set trains.
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Government wants all-inclusive maintenance for EMUs
Tuesday January 5, 2010

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Government wants a comprehensive maintenance approach for KTMB’s electric multiple units (EMUs).

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said besides securing new EMUs, there was a need to refurbish existing units.

He also said that the width of railway tracks in Malaysia was too narrow for high-speed trains travelling at 250kph and above.

“Our tracks are narrower compared to many standard tracks that are being used extensively all over the world. So we cannot expect our trains to move at such a high speed.

“That is not going to be stable,” he said after presenting ex-gratia cheques to some squatters here yesterday.

Ong was responding to Chinese newspaper reports of a proposal to build high-speed maglev tracks.

KTMB president Dr Aminuddin Adnan said it would call for an open tender for the procurement of 38 EMUs within the next three to six months.

He said KTMB wanted to purchase the six-car EMUs, which would cost a total of RM2bil, by 2012 and was looking at countries such as Japan, China and others in Europe for international bidding.

He said the purchase of these new EMUs would double the passenger capacity of KTMB, which currently uses three-car EMUs.

“We are working on a very tight time frame. We hope the trains can be delivered within a period of 18 to 24 months,” he said.

Dr Aminuddin also said that maglev high-speed trains in China were still at its infancy.

“I would rather wait for the second generation trains to come before we seriously look into this. Otherwise, we may be investing in a technology which is still at an early stage.”
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Two-minute wait for LRT
By NG SI HOOI 2010/01/05

KUALA LUMPUR: The waiting time for Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains will be reduced to two minutes by October, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

The introduction of four sets of four-car trains would cut down the waiting time from the current three minutes to slightly less than that, he said.

“It’s our goal to further reduce it from three minutes or slightly less than three minutes to two minutes by October this year,” Ong told reporters after taking a ride on one of the four-car trains from Kelana Jaya to the KL Sentral train terminal here yesterday.


Smooth journey: Ong chatting with Khor Xin Yun (right) and Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed during the train ride from Kelana Jaya to KL Sentral terminal yesterday.

The four-car train, which is the newest version of Bombardier Transportation’s Advanced Rapid Transit Mark II driverless trains, has been in operation since Dec 30 last year.

Ong stressed that the ministry would continue to improve the public transport system and that what has been done so far is just the beginning of matters that have been discussed and promised by the ministry.

“We expect to have six four-car trains by the end of this month.

“Altogether, there will be 35 sets of the four-car trains which will be ready in stages from now until 2011,” he said.

Prior to this, Ong said the LRT had an existing fleet of 35 sets of two-car trains.

“We are still studying whether we could add extra cars to the current two-car trains,” he said.

He said each four-car train could transport about 800 passengers at any one time.

“This is double the capacity of the two-car train,” he said.

“About 90,000 commuters used the LRT Kelana Jaya line when it was introduced in 1998. Today, we have about 180,000 people using the service,” he said.

Ong stressed that the ministry would always meet the needs and demands of the people.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 08:06 AM   #748
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RM1.5b for LRT to get 35 four-coach trains
By Annie Freeda Cruez 2010/01/05

PETALING JAYA: The government will spend RM1.5 billion to purchase 35 four-coach trains, including upgrading the tracks along the Kelana Jaya line of the Light Rail Transit service, in order to accommodate more passengers and to shorten travel time.
The trains will be put into service in stages from now until next year and once in place can accommodate 180,000 passengers daily and travel time will be shortened to two minutes from three minutes.

This was announced by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, who inspected the commissioning and trial-run of a new four-coach train from the Kelana Jaya Depot to the KL Sentral yesterday.

The four-coach train can carry some 800 passengers, which is double the number carried by a two-coach train.

Three four-coach train started operating on Dec 30, and the fifth and sixth are expected to be ready by the end of this month.

The four-coach train is the newest version of Bombardier Transportation's Advanced Rapid Transit Mark 11 driverless trains, which was designed in Canada and assembled in Mexico and partly in Malaysia, with four carriages. It is designed and manufactured by Bombardier Hartasuma Consortium.

Ong went onboard the train yesterday, accompanied by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad and Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL) officials and media members.

The minister said the four-coach train would be used instead of the existing two-coach trains on the Kelana Jaya line to cater to the passenger load which has increased from 90,000 in 1998 to 180,000 now.

Currently the Kelana Jaya line operates 35 two-coach trains.

Ong said additional features of the four-coach train include special area for wheelchair-bound passengers, seatbelts, alarm lights at the door for the hearing-impaired and flipped windows for emergencies.
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A 7.2 km, four-station extension from the Sentul station to Batu Caves has been approved. The project - which will cost RM515 million - will include electrification, double-tracking and refitting the existing old track, signalling, communications, as well as construction of new stations at Sentul, Batu Cantonment, Batu Village, Taman Wahyu and Batu Caves. Site possession was given to contractor YTL Corporation Berhad on November 17, 2006, and the project is to be completed by April 2010. The Sentul station is part of the Sentul Raya masterplan development under YTL.

50 per cent off KTM monthly passes
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 12:56:00



KUALA LUMPUR: KTM Komuter users will now no longer complain about the prices of its daily and monthly passes.

Starting next month, KTM Bhd will reduce prices in a move to encourage more members of the public to use public transport. Next month, commuters can enjoy 50 per cent off their monthly passes.

After that, the monthly passes will be sold at 33 per cent less. February will also see commuters enjoying unlimited travel to all 27 KTM stations as the daily pass will retail at RM10 for adults and RM5 for children (age 4-12). From March, it will be RM12 and RM6 respectively.

The new and colour ful KTM Komuter daily and monthly passes were launched this morning at KL Sentral by KTM Bhd president Dr Aminuddin Adnan.

"The reintroduction of the two passes is to replace KTM Bhd's monthly and tourist passes which were introduced in 2007 in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year and the 50th Merdeka celebrations," he said.

Dr Aminuddin said for the upcoming Thaipusam celebration, KTM Komuter will extend its services to cater for the larger crowd. There will be 208 special trains running between KL Sentral and Batu Caves daily from Jan 29 to 31.

Dr Aminuddin added KTM Bhd will be expanding its operations to include 38 more electrical multiple unit (EMU) trains to the present 26 by 2012. It is also in the midst of upgrading 15 EMUs.

"We have also reduced the waiting time at each station from 20 minutes to 15. We plan to further reduce the waiting time to 10 minutes," said Dr Aminuddin.

The KTM Komuter station at KL Sentral caters to 94,000 passengers daily and is expected to be increased to 100,000 by year-end.

Dr Aminuddin also said KTM Bhd will choose 30 random lucky monthly pass users every month until June to reward them with special gifts. The promotion is meant to encourage the public to use monthly passes.

Members of the public may buy the monthly pass between the 26th of the month to the seventh of the following month to enjoy its benefits.
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Number of buses to be doubled by 2012
Azreen Hani Thursday, January 28th, 2010 13:09:00



PETALING JAYA: The number of public buses will be more than doubled by 2012, while passenger capacity on the KTM Komuter, the light rail transit (LRT) and KL Monorail will also be increased.

Through this, the government aims to have at least a quarter of the Klang Valley commuters using public transport.

The National Key Result Area (NKRA) for urban public transportation aims to improve public transport networks in the other major population centres of Penang and Johor Baru as well.

Based on the GTP roadmap, rail-based transport is in high demand. The Transport Ministry will therefore take steps to quadruple the capacity of KTM Komuter trains through refurbishments and the purchase of rolling stock.

For the LRT, a 34km extension line is expected to be completed by 2012 to cater to more passengers. More trains have been ordered by the ministry to reduce the headway from 2.8 minutes to 2.5 minutes and run a mixed fleet of two-car and four-car trains (see graphics).

The same will be with the monorail, with the train length increased to ensure this service does not become a bottleneck when ridership on the KTM Komuter and LRT increase.

Bus capacities in congested areas will also be increased. Currently, there are 13 bus operators in the Klang Valley and RapidKL has some 710 buses running daily.

To achieve increased bus ridership, 850 new buses will be delivered between 2010 until 2012.

Passenger comfort and convenience will also be improved, with attention paid to infrastructure overhaul by enhancing the quality of bus stops and making public transport schedules more reliable.

Accessibility and connectivity are other areas to be improved, with high-traffic stations being upgraded to improve access.

The efforts to improve the public transport system aim to do away with excessive crowding during peak periods and frequent delays and cancellations that have made the services unreliable.
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Syarikat Prasarana Negara began displaying the alignment of the proposed extensions (Kelana Jaya and Sri Petaling Line) to the public over a 3-month period for feedback. The Kelana Jaya extension will see 13 new stations over a length of 17 km from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights.

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LRT service from Ampang to be extended soon
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PETALING JAYA -- Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said today his ministry plans to expand the light rail transit (LRT) service from Ampang soon.

He said the ministry received feedback from the public requesting it to include and improve the Ampang line in the expansion plan, especially around Puchong and Serdang area.

"The ministry has just completed tackling the extension of the rail service from Kelana Jaya to Subang.

"We will be conducting the same process as we did when tackling the Kelana Jaya extension, including conducting public hearing and also town hall meetings, for the expansion of the rail service from Ampang to Puchong-Serdang," he said.

He was speaking to reporters after launching the "Hope and Train 2009/2010 Appreciation Ceremony" at Taylor's University College new campus here.

Ong said the ministry received an overwhelming support for the expansion of the Kelana Jaya-Subang rail last year and decided to conduct the same process for the Ampang line.

He also said that the public also wanted the LRT service to be improved including shortening the waiting time for coaches.

"As improving public transportation is one of priorities in the National Key Result Area (NKRA), it is the responsibilities of the ministry to improve the LRT system," he said.

The Ampang LRT line extension will begin from the Sri Petaling Station passing through Kinrara and Puchong before ending at Putra Heights, covering a distance of 17.7km with 13 new stations.

Asked whether the Ampang LRT line would also be using new coaches like the Kelana Jaya LRT line, Ong said the ministry was looking into it.

The extensions for the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT lines are estimated to cost RM7 billion and managed by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB).
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KTMB chairman says more needs to be done to serve commuters better
February 05, 2010

WHILE the government recently announced several initiatives to boost public transport ridership especially in the Klang Valley, where demand and complaints are at their highest, rail transport insiders are asking that more push be given to rail transport.

This is because the main passenger hauliers will be trains — be they KTM Komuter, RapidKL LRT or Monorail — under the government’s National Key Result Areas (NKRA) for public transport.

A critical look at the grim situation brings out several issues which need to be addressed quickly by economic planners, especially in terms of train capacity and scheduling.

That the KTM Komuter trains are filled to the brim speaks of the fact that there is no shortage of takers for public transport in view of its relatively cheap cost.

For example, the fare from KL Sentral to Seremban is only RM6.

About 100,000 commuters jam KTM Komuter trains daily to travel from Seremban to Kuala Lumpur, to Rawang and even Tanjong Malim and vice-versa and from Sentul to Port Klang and back on weekdays.

They pack themselves like sardines in about 20 sets of Electric Multiple Units (EMU) of three cars each.

From a schedule of 15-minute intervals at one time, which required at least 36 EMU sets to be provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd or KTMB, this has since slowed to 20-minute intervals, which theoretically needs 25 EMU sets.

But KTMB does not have the luxury of 25 EMU sets each. Since September 2009, their availability has been down to around 21 EMU sets.

Sometimes, this can sink to a low of 15 to 18 sets per day. Hence, delays of up to 40 minutes or more on certain sectors are not uncommon.

In an interview with Bernama, KTMB chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed said the reason the situation had been allowed to happen was because of a lack of action in terms of maintenance and a shortage of funds to get proper maintenance and spare parts to address the issue of wear and tear.

The former Works Minister did not mince his words when he blamed this on poor maintenance culture at KTMB on one hand and the lack of financial support from government planners on the other.

Mohd Zin said from 1995 to 1998, KTMB had 62 EMU sets.

But five sets had to be scrapped later due to accidents, leaving KTMB with only 57 sets.

Of that, 32 EMUs have been knocked out by wear and tear and subsequently through poor maintenance.

“This leaves only 25 EMUs to faithfully serve loyal commuters until they break down,” Mohd Zin, who is also the Sepang MP, said.

The sorry state of affairs would make it imperative for KTMB to re-look at its priorities immediately to salvage the damaged trains and put them into service for a “quick win” with the commuting public, he added.

Besides the purchase of new train sets announced earlier, Mohd Zin said additional funds were also needed for the repair of non-operational or run-down trains to enable KTMB to alleviate the frustrations of commuters and for the government to be seen as sensitive to their prolonged plight.

This view is also shared by Transit, or the Association for the Improvement of Mass Transit, which said that KTM Komuter was now carrying three times more passengers than it did in 1995 and at least 60 train sets were needed on the KTM Komuter line for a decent 10-minute service frequency.

Over the medium and long term, Mohd Zin, a civil engineer by profession, said it would also be necessary for KTMB to evaluate the size of its railway gauge.

KTMB’s trains currently run on the metre gauge (measuring one metre or 3 ft 33/8 inches wide), which is used by about 7% of railways in the world.

Mohd Zin explained that this meant that new railway equipment would be difficult to procure since most manufacturers of railway equipment were focusing on the standard gauge of 1.435m or 4ft 8.5in.

About 60% of the world’s railways use the standard gauge and they are mostly in Europe, Argentina, the United States, Canada, China, South Korea, Australia, the Middle East, North Africa, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Uruguay and the Philippines.

The high-speed lines in Japan and Spain also use the standard gauge. Incidentally, the RapidKL and KLIA Ekspress also use the standard gauge.

Mohd Zin, who is a member of the American Society of Engineers, said new railways were usually built to the standard gauge as its advantages were that it facilitated inter-running with neighbouring railways and locomotives and rolling stock could be ordered from manufacturers’ standard designs and do not need to be custom built.

Asked about the long-term prospects of KTMB, he said the company would have to seriously look at unlocking the value of its landed assets.

Mohd Zin said unlocking the value of its property scattered all over Peninsular Malaysia and in Singapore would enable KTMB to raise funds to modernise its rolling stock, passenger coaches, railway equipment and train stations, and even re-look at plans for improving railway tracks to be in line with international standards.

This would help transform KTMB into a vibrant and viable transport corporation, he said. — Bernama
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Touch 'n Go for KLIA Transit in June
Pauline Almeida Monday, February 8th, 2010 11:33:00
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KUALA LUMPUR: Those holding Touch ‘n Go passes will be able to enjoy the convenience of using the cards for the KLIA Transit come middle of this year.

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL), the service provider between KL Sentral and KL International Airport, is in discussion with Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd to facilitate this payment convenience.

This added feature can also help those intending to use the express train to get to Salak Tinggi, Bandar Tasik Selatan (Cheras), Putrajaya/Cyberjaya.

“We would like to introduce the facility by June," said ERL chief executive officer, Noormah Mohd Noor.

"Once in place, the public at large, especially those using the LRT and KTM Komuter services, can use the Touch 'n Go cards to enter our gates without queuing to buy tickets for their journey on the express train.”

This is part of the government's efforts to implement an integrated ticketing system with transport operators, she said.

This new feature will further reduce queues to buy tickets, added Noormah.

The current ERL travel cards offer discounts of over 50 per cent off the normal fares to the respective destinations.

ERL ferried some 10,000 passengers daily last year and it aims to increase the figure to 11,500 this year. On the average, ERL transports about 3.6 million passengers yearly.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat had said last month that a one-ticket system for public transport in the Klang Valley would be introduced by year-end to further encourage the use of public transport.

He said the "1Ticket, 1Seamless Journey" project would be launched for all 16 public transport operators.
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