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Old February 15th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #761
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Old February 20th, 2010, 08:45 AM   #762
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Sightseeing tours for transit passengers
February 20, 2010, Saturday
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SIGHTSEEING TOURS: Raja Nong Chik(left) talking to tourists in the bus
during the launching of the ‘Showcase KL’ package. At right is Ahmad Fuad .
—Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR: Airline passengers on transit for at least five hours can now take Kuala Lumpur sightseeing tours at a price of between RM28 and RM95 per head.

Launching the package dubbed “Showcase KL” here yesterday, Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abid in said the package included a KLIA Express train journey and a “KL Hop On Hop Off” bus tour of the capital.

He said up to 43 tourist spots were included in the “Showcase KL” organised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) with the cooperation of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), the Immigration Department, KLIA Express, KL Hop On Hop Off, Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines (MAS).

“This is not a group package that required airline passengers to travel in groups.

“They can get down at any KL Hop On Hop Off bus stops to have a closer look at tourist spots of their choice,” he told reporters after launching the package.

If 20 per cent of transit passengers at the KL International Airport (KLIA) buy the package, it would contribute RM650,000 to the economy, he said, adding that he expected about 10,000 transit passengers would buy the package this year.

The package is sold at the Visit KL Counter at the KLIA satellite building between 6am and 10pm daily, including on public holidays.

The package costs RM95 for 18-year-old and above, RM84 (seven to 12-year-old), RM46 (five to 11-year-old), RM28 (below four years) and free of charge (below one-year-old).

Transit passengers taking the package will undergo Immigration screening before leaving KLIA and upon rejoining their flight.

“They will get free drinks and enjoy discounts at places like Aquaria KLCC, National Museum, KL Towers and Bird Park.

“As Tourist Reward card members, they are entitled to a discount of between 10 and 20 per cent at KL Pavilion,” said Raja Nong Chik. — Bernama

Earlier, the first batch

of 35 Malaysia Airlines transit passengers were received by Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail, MAHB managing director Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Tourism Malaysia deputy director-general Azizan Nordin and KLIA Express chief

executive officer Normah Mohd Noor and KLIA Immigration chief Rohaizi Bahari. — Bernama
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Integrated transport terminal at Bandar Tasik Selatan




Features:
- 6 storey building
Level 1: city bus, taxi
Level 2: intercity bus arrival & departure
Level 3: Main concourse, ticket counters, retail
Level 4: food court, retail
Level 5: Car Park
Level 6: Car Park

Modern bus terminal facillities :
- Automatic Number Plate Detection CCTV-
- Interactive Public Information Display System -
- Dedicated bay for arrival and departure bus for proper bus management -
- OKU friendly - special tactile, toilet, lif -
- Air-conditioned waiting hall, retail -
- Integrated with LRT Ampang Line,ERL,KTM



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Old April 8th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #764
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April 08, 2010 16:05 PM
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 (Bernama) -- The government is studying proposals to extend the 43km Light Rail Transit (LRT) line between Kota Damansara and Cheras to Sungai Buloh and Kajang, the Dewan Rakyat was told on Thursday.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said the proposed extension, at the length of 3km from Kota Damansara to Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) station in Sungai Buloh, was to provide a better integration with the northern commuter train services.

The extension from Cheras to Kajang, at the length of 9km, was to integrate the line with KTMB's commuter services in the south, he said.

"The new LRT route will also have additional line from Uptown Damansara Utama to Kelana Jaya, at the length of 4km, to overcome traffic congestion on the Damansara Puchong Highway," he said in reply to Tan Kok Wai (DAP-Cheras) during question time today.

Tan wanted to know the status of the LRT project between Kota Damansara and Sungai Long, Cheras and the progress of the Ampang and Kelana Jaya line extension project to Puchong.

Ong said the proposal for new routes under the project would involve an addition of 16km, with the length of the total project extending to 59km.

On the extension of Ampang and Kelana Jaya lines, he said, the designing works for both projects were almost completed.

"The construction is expected to start from middle of this year and takes about 36 months to complete. We have also issued the offer of contract," he said.

The existing Kelana Jaya line is from Gombak to Kelana Jaya and it would be extended to Putra Heights while the Ampang line from Sentul Timur to Sri Petaling would also be extended to Putra Heights, he added.

Replying to a supplementary question from Dr Lo' Lo' Mohamad Ghazali (PAS-Titiwangsa) on the waiting time for the commuter service, Ong said the waiting time for the Kelana Jaya line during peak hours was 2.8 minutes and would be further reduced to two minutes in October.

-- BERNAMA
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Thanks Nazrey for all the effort on the Malaysian transportation system. Compare to Hong Kong MTR and Singapore MRT, I think our LRT system should improve more on the interconnection station. For example, at SMRT or HKMTR, the passengers are just need take an elevator to continue on another line... But for our Monorail, Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang Line, the passenger need check out here, go up and down, and check in again to continue on another line. It is very inconvenient.
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Thanks Nazrey for all the effort on the Malaysian transportation system. Compare to Hong Kong MTR and Singapore MRT, I think our LRT system should improve more on the interconnection station. For example, at SMRT or HKMTR, the passengers are just need take an elevator to continue on another line... But for our Monorail, Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang Line, the passenger need check out here, go up and down, and check in again to continue on another line. It is very inconvenient.
I agree. In fact, there should be integration between the LRT lines and the KTM Komuter lines as well. Even Bangkok is working towards this.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 01:09 PM   #767
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Rapid KL LRT - Line Extension



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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Kelana Jaya Line

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Kelana Jaya Line extension



Source: http://www.lrtextension.com/
17 qualify to bid for RM7b LRT contracts
Published: 2010/04/29



Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd said 17 applicants have qualified to bid for contracts of about RM7 billion to extend light rail transit (LRT) lines in the Klang Valley.

They include firms like Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd, IJM Construction Sdn Bhd, Muhibbah Engineering Sdn Bhd, Gamuda Bhd, MRCB Engineering Sdn Bhd as well as joint ventures such as WCT-Sinohydro, Ranhill-CCCC, UEM Builders-Intria Bina and Zabima-Leighton.

State-owned public transport operator Prasarana group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed said the candidates prequalified as the main contractor for "their technical and financial capacity and capability with the relevant infrastructure works experience".

Another 15 candidates were shortlisted for the subcontracting of fabrication and delivery of segmental box girder works.

Idrose said the main contractor and subcontractor will be notified officially in due course by Prasarana.

Prasarana is raising RM4 billion from bond sales to partfinance the project to extend the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT lines.

The extension forms part of the RM10 billion railway scheme to expand Kuala Lumpur's public transport network.

Idrose said the company was awaiting final approval on the railway scheme from the Department of Railways and would begin construction on receiving the green light.

Both extended lines are expected to be ready for use by the end of 2012.

Idrose added that 65 companies had expressed interest to be the main contractor, while another 36 are seeking to be both the main contractor and a subcontractor.

Another 17 applicants indicated their interest to qualify only as a subcontractor.

Prasarana had issued the request for prequalification on November 3 last year and closed acceptance a month later.

Idrose said that 166 applicants purchased the prequalification documents, but only 118 had made their submissions by the closing date on December 16.

AmResearch Sdn Bhd analyst Mak Hoy Ken reckoned that UEM Group, IJM and Gamuda are the leading contenders for the project, while MTD Cap Bhd potentially stands to gain from subcontracting works.

"We do not discount the possibility of local consortiums being formed for other contractors to participate at subcontractor level. This would include WCT and Loh & Loh Corp Bhd," he said in a report yesterday.

Mak said this news would be positive as well for suppliers of building materials such as Ann Joo Resources Bhd and Lion Industries Bhd, with a significant portion of steel required for extension works.

He has an "overweight" rating on the construction sector.
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Thanks Nazrey for all the effort on the Malaysian transportation system. Compare to Hong Kong MTR and Singapore MRT, I think our LRT system should improve more on the interconnection station. For example, at SMRT or HKMTR, the passengers are just need take an elevator to continue on another line... But for our Monorail, Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang Line, the passenger need check out here, go up and down, and check in again to continue on another line. It is very inconvenient.
Here are steps taken for better integration of different modes of rail transport in Klang Valley.

1) Masjid Jamek station modification to facilitate better integration between Ampang/Sri Petaling line and Kelana Jaya line

http://www.rapidkl.com.my/news/1-lat...175-mjdupgrade

2) A Malaysian company and Spanish company got the contract to build new fare collection system for Ampang/Sri Petaling line and Kelana Jaya line

http://bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsworld.php?id=488739

Connection between KL Sentral building and monorail station should be improved, as it takes quite a long walk between these stations.

I wish when the Putra Heights station is built, passengers should be able to change line on the same platform (island platform), but then, we don't know the actual design until construction starts
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An iconic train station for Sentul
Monday May 10, 2010
By PRIYA MENON Photos by ONG SOON HIN



Futuristic: A view of the aerodynamic roof
of the newlyrefurbished Sentul KTM station.


THE Sentul Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) station will be sporting a chic new look next month.

YTL Corporation Berhad deputy managing director Datuk Yeoh Seok Kian unveiled the station’s new amenities in an exclusive interview with StarMetro recently.

The most impressive feature of the Sentul KTM station is its futuristic aerodynamic roof.

“The first thing you will see when you head into Sentul is the station so we wanted to make it iconic. It is one of the first transformations in the area,” said Yeoh.

The refurbishment also spells good news for the disabled community as it will cater to their needs.

The station not only sports disabled-friendly ramps, escalators and lifts but also tact tiles for the blind. All these will ease their worries about getting lost or needing assistance.

The original Sentul train station, built in the 1900s, was used as a central workshop and depot for the (Federated Malay States).

It was upgraded under the 6th Malaysia Plan (1990-1995) to accommodate the KTM Komuter services and a link with the newly-built KL Sentral station.

Despite the improved train services provided by the double tracks, it sorely lacked features associated with a modern train station.

However, since Sentul Raya Berhad (a collaboration between KTMB and YTL) stepped in to build the new station, all these problems have been addressed.

It is now an integral link to the new Sentul-Batu Caves Electrified Double Tracking project.

Work on the station began in February 2009 at a cost of RM21mil while the entire line from Sentul to Batu Caves cost RM551mil.

Situated in the heart of Sentul, the station which sits on 6.6 acres of land will soon sport bridges connecting Sentul East and Sentul West.

“This will allow residents to use the link bridges to cross over from both Sentul East and West at their convenience,” said Yeoh.

The link bridges located on the upper concourse shares a space with the ticketing kiosks previously located on the ground floor.

There will also be retail kiosks, a cafeteria, a VIP room, crew rooms on the ground floor as well as public washrooms for commuters.

“We have also ensured designated drop off areas for buses and taxis along the station.

“This will ensure there is no traffic congestion along Jalan Perhentian and the Jalan Haji Salleh loop road,” he added.

The architects and engineers have made the station sustainable in the long run, incorporating environmental concepts like skylight and cross ventilation.

“The new station and project was designed to celebrate rail travel. It was built for the people of Sentul, the less affluent and the more affluent,” he added.



Leading the way: The tact tiles for the
visually-impaired is a new addition to the station.


For Yeoh, however, the most important feature is the hassle-free journey to Jalan Ipoh and Batu Caves.

He said the ridership would increase from 700 to 800 passengers per day to an estimated 3,400 per day.

“There are 620,970 residents in a 5km radius and they will all benefit from the new train line.

“We have built four pedestrian bridges along the new 7.5km double- tracking project to Batu Caves and five elevated roads over rail bridges,” he said.

Yeoh said once the station and the Sentul-Batu Caves line were completed it would be a hub for the future Sentul.
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KTM Komuter to serve Sentul-Batu Caves route from July
Wednesday May 19, 2010

THE KTM Komuter service will be fully operational on the Sentul-Batu Caves route in July, and will serve four new stations, KTMB freight services general manager Azman Ahmad Sharabi said on Monday.

He said the new stations on the route from Sentul were Taman Wahyu, Kampung Batu, Batu Cantonment and Batu Caves.

KTMB had hitherto provided special services to Batu Caves in conjunction with the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves and to transport cement and containers.

“The KTM Komuter service can only be implemented fully in July because of infrastructure upgrading, especially ticketing,” he said after launching a high-powered loco**motive for the cement cargo train on the Sentul-Batu Caves route.

About RM400mil had been allocated for the extension of the KTM Komuter route by 7km from Sentul to Batu Caves, including construction of tracks and upgrading of the Batu Caves station.

Azman said the KTM Komuter would run at a 30-minute frequency on the route at normal times and at a 15-minute frequency during peak periods.

The route could also be served by high-powered locomotives of 3,300hp engines capable of drawing loads of up to 2,500 tonnes, he said.

The new locomotive would be able to draw up to 40 wagons compared with 25 by the previous versions, and save on diesel and manpower as well as travel time, he said.

Azman said KTMB was looking into ways to optimise the use of the new locomotives so as to help reduce road traffic congestion, and was also considering transporting dangerous cargo such as petroleum-based and chemical goods. — Bernama
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TRANSIT notes that public transport operator RapidKL will launch the Rapidpass "Flexi" on 1 June 2010.

Rapidpass Flexi allows unlimited travel on all RapidKL buses, LRT services, and the KL Monorail over a flexible period of time, determined by the user.

The main difference between the Rapidpass "Flexi" and the existing monthly Rapidpass, is that the Rapidpass "Flexi" can be obtained for different lengths of time, for up to 1 month (or 30 days).

The various options for a regular pass (unlimited bus+LRT+monorail) are as follows:

RM10 - Single day
RM25 - Three days
RM50 - One week (7 days)
RM90 - Two weeks (15 days)
RM150 - One month (30 days)
There is also a series of options for registered Malaysian students (secondary & tertiary), including the following passes for the bus + LRT + Monorail service:

RM40 - One week (7 days)
RM60 - Two weeks (15 days)
RM100 - One month (30 days)
For the bus service alone, registered students only have to pay:

RM20 - One week (7 days)
RM30 - Two weeks (15 days)
RM50 - One month (30 days)
The pass is based on the Touch 'N' Go system and passengers must go to the payment counter to activate the 'Flexi' option on their existing Touch 'N' Go card or to purchase a Rapidpass ' Flexi'.

For further information, you can call RapidKL's Helpline at 03-7885 2585 (7am to 8.30pm on Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday), or visit www.rapidkl.com.my (or read the FAQ and the news release). You may also wish to follow RapidKL on twitter under @MYrapidKL to keep updated on their service and new offerings.

Read more about the passes at:

Enjoy unlimited rides with Rapidpass Flexi (NST)
RapidKL launches RM10 daily unlimited journey pass on Tuesday (The Star)

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The concept of the RapidPass 'Flexi' is an interesting one, as it should encourage more people to use the bus, LRT and monorail system according to their own needs and timing. For example, tourists can make use of the 1-day or 3-day pass options for travel around KL, while people who need to travel only 2 weeks per month can purchase the 2-week pass.

Of course, there is a cost involved in paying for a shorter pass - but if you are a less-frequent public transport user, the 'flexi' appears to be a good option.

Are you interested in the Rapidpass 'Flexi'? If so, please visit the links above and pass the information on to your friends and family.
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June 10,2010 | Business Times Malaysia
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Malaysia is planning a new mass transit system, convention facilities and an international financial district in Kuala Lumpur in a bid to tackle traffic congestion and enhance its capital’s standing as a global city.

“Livability of Greater Kuala Lumpur is crucial in the competition for talent, wealth and investments in the global area,” the government said in a report on the country’s five- year development plan released today.

Kuala Lumpur ranked 79 out of 130 cities for livability in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2010 survey. About 70 per cent of Malaysia’s population will be concentrated in urban areas by 2020, raising challenges in tackling increasing density, crime and public transportation, according to today’s 10th Malaysia Plan report.

A mass rapid transit system covering a 20-kilometer radius around Kuala Lumpur’s city center will carry two million passenger-trips per day when completed, according to the report. It didn’t state the project’s cost or deadline.

An existing light transit rail network in the city will be expanded. More feeder buses and covered walkways are also planned to aid commuters, the government said.

The business district planned for Kuala Lumpur will target Islamic finance and related professional services, the government said, without providing details.

Urban Regeneration

Other plans in and around the capital include the redevelopment of the Sungai Besi airport, a township development in Sungai Buloh, convention-center facilities at Jalan Duta and an urban rejuvenation project in Kampung Baru.

The government also proposes to introduce en-bloc voting rules to facilitate redevelopment of collectively-owned property and land in a bid to hasten urban regeneration, the report said.

“We should be able to see sustained property demand backed by a good employment market, strong liquidity and still- conducive interest rate levels,” Leong Hoy Kum, group managing director of Mah Sing Group Bhd., said in a emailed statement.

Elsewhere in the country, construction companies such as Gamuda Bhd and MMC Corp stand to gain from the extension of an electrified double-track railway project to the southern state of Johor at the estimated cost of RM16.5 billion. The two companies are already jointly laying a 329-kilometer double- track railway in the northern part of the Malaysian peninsular.

Malaysia will spend about RM2.7 billion to build roads and rail systems leading to key ports and airports, the report said. --- Bloomberg




KL to get landmark MRT in world-class city bid
By Lee Wei Lian June 10, 2010
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>>> http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/m...class-city-bid

KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — A new mass rapid transit system will be implemented as part of efforts to make Kuala Lumpur a world class city under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP).

The new MRT system will be about 156km long, covering a radius of 20km from the city centre and have a capacity of 2 million passengers per day.

The new MRT system will be supported by a network of feeder buses and covered walkways to provide end-to-end connectivity to commuters and pedestrians.

Planned extensions to the existing LRT system will still proceed as planned.

The Malaysian Insider had reported earlier this week that MMC Corporation Bhd and Gamuda Bhd have submitted a bid to construct the new mass rapid transit (MRT) system, with a price tag of at least RM35 billion.

The capital city currently has an LRT system, a monorail system and the KTM Komuter inter-city service — a combination that has been criticised for being poorly integrated and having a low capacity.

With the new MRT system, it is expected that Kuala Lumpur will finally be able to join the ranks of cities with world-class metro systems such as Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Barcelona.

The 10MP will position Kuala Lumpur as a top city that will become one of the key engines of growth for the country, as it recognises that competition has become increasingly about cities rather than just nations. The city has been identified as one of 12 national key economic areas that will contribute quantifiably to economic growth.

The 10MP acknowledges that there is a strong link between quality of life of a city and its economic output, and noted that Kuala Lumpur is ranked 79th out of 140 cities in the Economist Intelligence Unit Survey on liveability.

Initiatives planned for Kuala Lumpur include the establishment of a new financial district as a global financial centre; creating a network of attractive open public spaces; and making the KL Lake Gardens a world class botanical garden.

Also slated for the city is the development of a unique and internationally-relevant arts and culture scene, and a rich mix of leisure activities to make it an ideal place to live, work and play.

While Kuala Lumpur has eight times the GDP of the next biggest population cluster in Malaysia, it still has a lower economic output per square kilometre compared with other Asian cities.

An analysis by the Economist Intelligence Unit and Price Waterhouse Coopers used by the 10MP shows that Kuala Lumpur also lags far behind leading cities such as Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo and Sydney in terms of both its liveability and GDP per capita, and is grouped together with cities such as Mexico City, Sao Paolo and Shanghai.
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Is that an official map? The format is an exact copy of the Singapore one.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 07:48 AM   #775
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Lots of plans actually!

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Is that an official map? The format is an exact copy of the Singapore one.
It's unofficial....someone redrew the map on behalf of TRANSIT.

You can see the originals here: http://transitmy.org/2010/06/23/tran...ail-proposals/

There are actually 5 different proposals for the rail network in the Klang Valley/Kuala Lumpur that have come out over the past 3 years - many of them are unofficial because there is no single official agency responsible for public transport in Malaysia until September 2010.

The proposals are:

Fikir Runding MRT proposal (2007)



KL City 2020 Local Plan (2008) - to be gazetted in June 2010



Prasarana-RapidKL LRT Extensions (2009) - partially approved by the Department of Railways in May 2010.



Prasarana-RapidKL LRT Extensions + MRT (2009) - supported by the former Minister of Transport



MMC-Gamuda MRT Proposal (2010) - incorporated somewhat into the 10th Malaysia Plan



TRANSIT is asking everyone to compare the 5 proposals and decide which one they prefer by responding to our totally unscientific poll.

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Old June 30th, 2010, 02:32 PM   #776
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Is that an official map? The format is an exact copy of the Singapore one.
Which was also a copy of the London Underground Harry Beck's map back from 1933 ?
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Old August 31st, 2010, 09:10 AM   #777
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By LESTER KONG Thursday September 30, 2010
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...249&sec=nation



High-tech terminal: The lobby of the soon-to-be-opened Bandar Tasik
Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal. It looks like it belongs in an airport,
with an LED board displaying important information like departure and arrival
times next to a long line of ticketing counters. Land Public Transport
Commission chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar described its advanced
terminal management system as a ‘great improvement’ over existing systems
in other major bus terminals. The terminal, which links buses with LRT, ERL
and KTM Komuter is nearly completed and slated to start operations end of the year.


KUALA LUMPUR: The Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal due to open by the end of the year will be a first for Malaysia in terms of its sophistication, Land Public Transport Commission chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said.

“The system they are introducing here is a great improvement over what we have now,” he said after a site visit yesterday.

He said the terminal would function more like an airport with its array of electronic displays of bus arrival and departure times, company names and destinations.

Two large LED panels like those that show the arrival and departure times in modern airports are prominently displayed and can be seen immediately when entering from the main lobby.

Syed Hamid said the use of an advanced electronic system could pave the way for a single-ticketing system and prevent touts from plying their trade.

“It is the objective of the Government to see a single-ticketing system, including cashless transactions.

“But this cannot be done overnight,” he said.

He added that the system in the new terminal would make it impossible for touts to operate.

“If you look at our major bus terminals, the control system is not there.

“Here, you can only buy tickets at specific locations and the ticket readers will read that ticket with the time of departure and the bus company’s name.

“There’s no way you will be able to penetrate it unless you hack into the system,” he said.

Syed Hamid said the terminal had the capacity to handle 40,000 passengers and 1,000 buses per day. In an hour, 110 buses can be accommodated.

Initially, 87 companies will operate from the terminal to serve the south-bound traffic.

“They have also catered for the possibility of north-bound traffic as well,” he said, adding that he liked the facilities at the terminal because it was people-friendly, airy and spacious.
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More time to upgrade Puduraya bus terminal
Wednesday August 18, 2010
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In progress: Work to upgrade Puduraya Terminal being carried out.

The government has allowed for renovation and upgrading work on the Puduraya bus terminal to continue until the end of the year, said UDA Holdings Berhad.

This means the work need not be completed before Hari Raya Aidilfitri and all express buses willstill operate from Bukit Jalil.

Its chairman, Datuk Nur Jazlan Tan Sri Mohamed, said the Puduraya terminal would resume operations in January after all upgrading work had been completed.

“Our company was initially given until the end of the year to carry out the renovation on the terminal at a cost of RM52mil,” said Nur Jazlan in a press statement.

“However, UDA Holdings was asked by the government to complete the upgrading work before Hari Raya and UDA is doing what it can to meet the request.

“However, we received a letter from the government recently giving us time to complete the work by the end of the year,” he said.

Upgrading work on the 30-year-old terminal started in June 2009 following the Prime Minister’s visit in April last year.
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