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Old May 2nd, 2005, 11:14 PM   #81
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Express Rail Link Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: the 35˝-mile line in the Malaysian capital from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to KL Sentral Station is covered in only 28mins and provides two services: KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit.



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The KLIA Ekspres is a non stop service connecting KL International Airport and the Hub for Kuala Lumpur transportation system, KL Sentral. The service is non-stop with a journey time of 28 minutes and frequency of every 15 minutes during peak periods. (Non peak would be at every 20 minutes). With a fast 28 minutes journey time, KLIA Ekspres would be the best bet for you from any other form of transport to get to Kuala Lumpur from KLIA. Its hassle free and gives you the comfort of relaxing after your long flight. Just take the weight off your feet and enjoy the journey. Find out further information here on Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal’s facilities, shops and restaurants, and the airlines that use it..

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SALAK TINGGI STATION

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PUTRAJAYA/CYBERJAYA STATION

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BANDAR TASIK SELATAN STATION

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KUALA LUMPUR CITY AIR TERMINAL





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Special Appearance of Dewi Remaja 2003 Finalists KL City Air Terminal






Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd is proud to co- host the Special Appearance of Dewi Remaja 2003 Finalists at KL City Air Terminal® together with its organizer Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn Bhd.

The Finalists are introduced to the major public here in KL City Air Terminal® before departing to KLIA together with a special group of orphans from Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 19, Shah Alam, invited by Kumpulan Karangkraf. “We are delighted to be associated with Kumpulan Karangkraf and by having such an event it would create more excitement at KL CAT® as one of those places where it is more than just an extension of the airport” said Dr. Aminuddin. The event is also co- sponsored by Semasa Sentral Sdn. Bhd.

Dr. Aminuddin Adnan, pointed out that ERLSB is currently rationalizing its train operations and changes are being made to improvise its services. “The KLIA Transit®, will be servicing its commuters every half hour and we are positive that by increasing KLIA Transit®’s frequency it will boost our ridership as well as opening up areas within the Transit’s vicinity particularly Bandar Tasik Selatan” he added. The new frequency for KLIA Transit® are now on trials and will take effect on 1 July 2003.
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KLIA Ekspres® and KLIA Transit® New Time Table and Packages
30 June 2003





Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire for the KLIA Ekspres® and KLIA Transit® services in a media conference today announces the restructuring of both services, taking effect Tuesday, 1st July 2003.

Starting, 1 July 2003, the KLIA Ekspres® shall operate every 15 minutes during peak periods (5.00am – 9.00am and 4.00pm – 10.00pm) and every 20 minutes during off-peak periods (9.00am – 4.00pm and 10.00pm – 12.00mid-night). The KLIA Transit® will operate every 30 minutes with the last train leaving KLIA at 1.00am.

The streamlining of the KLIA Ekspres® and the KLIA Transit® services is to ensure that the services being offered to passengers would be fully optimized during such period, hence making the service more resilient and competitive. We have done some trials on the train schedule recently and the feedbacks were very positive. Most commuters welcomed the increase frequencies for KLIA Transit®

Dr. Aminuddin Adnan, Chief Executive Officer of ERLSB said that the company is now seriously looking at promoting Bandar Tasik Selatan as a second hub. “If a passenger takes the KLIA Transit® from Bandar Tasik Selatan to KLIA, he or she would only be paying RM26.50 for a single trip which is relatively cheaper than taking a cab” he said. Now the public, especially residents of Ceras, Ampang, Pandan and Bukit Jalil would have another alternative to get to KLIA other than going to KL City Air Terminal®, at Stesen Sentral. “We are trying to make Bandar Tasik Selatan as an extended hub of KL City Air Terminal®” he added.

ERLSB is also in discussion with other rail counterparts particularly Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd and KTMB in a collaboration effort to promote “One ticket for all”. By having such collaboration, it would benefit the major public for which it provides convenient and freedom of movement to passengers getting anywhere in the Klang Valley by rail. “We will also try to promote Park & Ride and Kiss & Ride” in making the KLIA Ekspres® and KLIA Transit® more attractive and comprehensive.

With this new campaign for KLIA Transit®, passengers can now take the train from either KL Sentral or Bandar Tasik Selatan, and can further enjoy the “RM98 for 2 Adults Return” and “RM100 Family Return Package” on KLIA Transit®. Senior citizens will have a further RM 5 discount on KLIA Transit® at only RM 20 per trip from either KL Sentral or Bandar Tasik Selatan.

We believe that these new offers would be well received by the cost-conscious passengers and those who may not have any luggage to check-in or would check it in at KLIA. Free car park is available at the moment. Previously, we have not promoted BTS as a second hub. Once the numbers are there, we will further improve signages and passenger access to the station.

After one year of operation and some experience with passenger requirements, we have embarked on this new marketing strategy. We are re-branding KLIA Ekspres® as a premier service – high frequencies with toilet facility on-board the train, whilst KLIA Transit® are meant for the budget travelers whereby we can introduce various special packages.

Currently, riderships are beginning to pick up again back to the February 2003 level prior to the SARS case. On the average, KLIA Ekspres® carries 4,500 pax per day, and the ridership has started to increase again. KLIA Transit® passengers have been increasing steadily and currently stands at around 2,500 ppd.

Touching on the company’s marketing strategy for the year, Dr. Aminuddin said, efforts are being made in wide-ranging awareness campaigns to the public. “We want KLIA Ekspres® and KLIA Transit® to be first thing in the public mind when going to KLIA. ERLSB have been working closely with other organizations and agencies through Smart Partnerships programs in making their marketing approach more effective. The company has already been working with organizations like MAS, Meda Group and Kumpulan Karangkraf and the results, he said, have always been good. “ERLSB is always open to discussion for any proposal for such smart partnership alliance” he added.
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KLIA Transit® Photo Contest "I was @ Bandar Tasik Selatan Station "
14 September 2003






Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire for the high speed KLIA Transit®services today announces a new marketing campaign, “I was @ BTS KLIA Transit® Station” Photo Contest aiming at increasing its KLIA Transit® ridership particularly from the Cheras and Ampang residential areas through Bandar Tasik Selatan (BTS).

“The ridership from the BTS Transit Station as at June 2003 stands at an average of 790 passengers per day and we intend to double it up by the year end”, said Dr. Aminuddin Adnan, Chief Executive Officer of ERLSB. The current ridership is at an average of 930 passengers per day. We would consider this as a two prong effort as not only it would improve the ridership but to also greater expose our Bandar Tasik Selatan Station and its connectivity; KTM Komuter and STAR Line to the public, he added.

The BTS Station not only has a futuristic design but also its roofs designed like silver humped shape of a two half pies for which Malaysia’s renowned cartoonist, Dato’ Lat, had his impression of in one his sketches. In the near future, the Bandar Tasik Selatan area will be developed as the new Southern Bus Terminal for buses bound for Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Johor. Currently, the BTS KLIA Transit® station serves as a Second Hub for the KLIA Transit® services to KL City Air Terminal® in Stesen Sentral KL.

The KLIA Transit® Photo Contest “I was @ Bandar Tasik Selatan Station” is open to all Malaysian Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 18 and above. Those who are interested to participate for the contest are required to take a snapshot of themselves, family or friends at the BTS KLIA Transit® Station or on board the KLIA Transit® train. Entries may not explicitly focus on the passengers themselves but also could be in the form of activities at the station such as children playing rollerblades, remote control cars, the uniqueness of the station and its surroundings. Entry with the most interesting caption and refreshing shot stands the chance to win a Return Flight to London for Two, a Canon Powershot A70 digital camera and Two KLIA Transit return tickets. Contest forms and regulations can be found in The Malay Mail, Harian Metro, China Press and Nanyang Press.

ERLSB will be on a road tour to promote this campaign with some attractive prizes to be won together with free train ticket vouchers to be given away to the first 50 visitors (conditions apply). The ERLSB promotion team will be promoting the campaign at the following locations:-

Carrefour Cheras 20 & 21 September 2003
Carrefour Wangsa Maju 27 September 2003
Carrefour Seri Petaling 28 September 2003
Cheras Leisure Mall 5 October 2003

The campaign is jointly sponsored by Malaysia Airlines, Foto Shangri-La, Tanjong Jara, The JW Marriott Hotel and the Shook! Restaurant. The Malay Mail, Harian Metro, China Press and Nanyang Press are the Official Press for the campaign.
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The First Wedding Ceremony On Board The KLIA Ekspres®
23 February 2003





Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd is proud to host the First Wedding Ceremony on Board the KLIA Ekspres® today, said Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Aminuddin Adnan. “This would be the first couple having their wedding ceremony on board the KLIA Ekspres® and we are honoured to host the ceremony which is certainly going to be something very unique so far”, he added.

The groom, Mr. Yesudason Mark, 31, who is also the Assistant Vice- President for Human Resources and Training Management of ERLSB together with his bride Ms. Shobana Grace were thrilled and excited to have their wedding on board the KLIA Ekspres®. “This experience indeed be one of my fondest memories in life”, said Mr. Yesudason or better known as Mr. Dason by his colleagues.

A cake cutting ceremony was held on board the KLIA Ekspres® to commemorate the union of Mr. Dason and Ms. Grace. The ceremony was also attended by ERLSB crew, family members and friends of the bride and bridegroom. Some 50 boxes of the wedding cake were also given away to the passengers on the wedding train as a token of appreciation from the couple. The reception organized by ERLSB is also co-sponsored by The JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Spring Cottage Sdn Bhd, Trinity Synergy Sdn Bhd and Koikome Advertising Sdn Bhd.

The ceremony, which lasted 28 minutes, ended at KLIA where family members, friends and well- wishers greeted them before sending them off for their honeymoon.
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ERL to work with tour agencies, hotels

By Jimmy Yeow, 3.02pm
09-08-2002



Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL), the operator of the high-speed train service linking Kuala Lumpur City and the KL International Airport, is currently negotiating with several tour agencies and hotels to boost its ridership.

ERL chief executive officer Dr Aminuddin Adnan said the company was talking to 30 agencies on details of the strategic partnership.

"We are trying to iron out the passenger volume and pricing with the tour operators and hotels. Our prices will be competitive with those offered by tour bus operators," he said at a joint media conference with Malaysia Airports (Niaga) Sdn Bhd to announce a series of promotional programmes for Merdeka Day on Aug 9.

ERL operates two types of services: the KLIA Ekspres for air travellers and the KLIA Transit designed for commuters and airport workers.

Aminuddin said the KLIA Ekspres has an average daily ridership of 4,000 while the KLIA Transit about 500 per day.

"We are targeting our ridership on the KLIA Ekspres to increase to 6,600 passengers daily by the end of the year while for the KLIA transit, more promotions will be carried out to boost its ridership to 1,000 during weekends," he said.

He said based on the company's projection, the payback time for the RM2.4 billion ERL project was 16 years.

ERL is a joint venture company that is 60 per cent owned by Tabung Haji Technologies Sdn Bhd and 40 per cent by YTL Corp Bhd.
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Rapid KL on the move
By Yap Lih Huey
25-11-2004





The newly-formed government agency to integrate the Klang Valley’s public transport system, Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras (Rapid) KL, has started operations.

Newly painted public buses emblazoned with the Rapid KL logo in red, blue and white were seen plying some of the busiest routes in the Klang Valley on Nov 24.

FinancialDaily reported on Sept 16 that Rapid KL will take over Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd’s (SPNB) operational role and assets in Putra, Star, Intrakota and CityLiner, leaving SPNB’s role to build and finance the infrastructure.

A media briefing organised by the Steering Committee for the Integration and Restructuring of the Public Transport System in the Klang Valley (Inspak) will be held today at Putrajaya.

Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop and Datuk Siti Hadzar, chairperson of Inspak are expected to talk about Inspak’s action plans.

Among others, they will also talk about the core changes to public transportation services in the Klang Valley and the responsibility of SPNB and Rapid KL.

Inspak is tasked with encouraging greater use of public transportation to reduce traffic congestion and initiate the establishment of the Klang Valley Urban Transport Authority as the regulatory authority for public transportation in the Klang Valley.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy has said the use of public transportation has decreased from 34% in 1985 to the current 16% of the total mode of transportation among commuters; while the use of private cars has jumped to 71% from 47% for the same period.
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MTrans confirms talks on Klang Valley transportation system
By Ng Kar Yean, 9.16pm
13-10-2003


MTrans Holdings Sdn Bhd, whose listed subsidiary KL Infrastructure Group Bhd operates the KL monorail system, has confirmed that a consortium which includes the former is in talks with the government to integrate Klang Valley's public transport systems.

"We can't disclose any details at this stage as it is quite sensitive. There are still a lot of discussions between us and the government," MTrans director and KLIG executive director Lai Ying Choy told reporters after KLIG's annual general meeting on Oct 13.

Lai was commenting on The Edge weekly report that a consortium comprising MTrans Holdings, Nadicorp Holding Sdn Bhd and KUB Malaysia Bhd would become the master operator of Klang Valley's integrated transport system.

Asked on when the discussions would be concluded, Lai said: "It (the discussion) is ongoing, it's hard to say."

He said that for the same reason he could not say whether MTrans would lead the consortium.

The Edge weekly report said it was suggested that Nadicorp would handle the bus transportation system while MTrans, which held a 52.67 per cent stake in KLIG as at Aug 18, 2003, would manage the STAR and Putra light rail transit systems.

Nadicorp operates more than 1,200 buses under the Transnasional name.
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MRCB invites foreigners to set up base in KL Sentral




Property and media company, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) is inviting several foreign parties to set up their international operations at the KL Sentral site in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.

MRCB president Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Maidin said the company was negotiating with the parties from Singapore and Europe to discuss possibilities to turn KL Sentral into one of their major international centers.

"We want some of these international companies to set up facilities to manage their international operations from KL Sentral," said Abdul Rahman.

He was speaking at a ceremony to hand over the partly completed KL Sentral station to Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd (Putra) and Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL).

The handover marks the completion of the portion of the station dedicated to the rail operators and will make way for the two operators to install their services.

Abdul Rahman said KL Sentral would be ideal for international companies, which required air and land transportation connections.

KL Sentral is a massive privatisation project located on a piece of 72-acre former railway yard. When completed, the project will be a modern transportation hub integrating several public transport modes such as bus and rail connection to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

The KL Sentral project also encompasses office towers, condominium and convention centers. Various stages of the project have been completed.

Abdul Rahman said the main centerpiece of the project, the KL Sentral station, was "90 per cent completed."

MRCB was carrying out some tests on the station before handing it over to the Government by mid-November. The hand-over will make way for the opening of the Putra light rail transit station and KTM Bhd commuter station by February next year.

"We are looking at putting some IT components to provide information on public transportation in the area," he said.

He added that 80 per cent of the condominium units, priced between RM500,000 and RM3.5 million had been sold.

"We are expected to hand over one of the office building projects soon to Tabung Haji, one of the clients for the development," Abdul Rahman said.
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One-card system for public transport stalled
Friday April 22, 2005
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PETALING JAYA: The Government spent RM10mil to set up electronic fare-card readers at KTM Komuter, monorail and Express Rail Link stations to allow commuters to use Touch 'n Go fare-cards on all systems. This was to make public transport in the Klang Valley more efficient.

But one-and-a-half years later, the fare-card readers remain idle because the rail operators and Rangkaian Segar Sdn Bhd, which runs the Touch 'n Go system, are still wrangling over the commission rate.

Sources said Rangkaian Segar wants 2.5%, while the rail operators were prepared to pay less than 2%.

This disagreement, they added, had resulted in the operators holding back implementation of the system.

“The system is ready. All that is needed is for the operators to agree and the cards can be accepted immediately,” the sources said.

However, there are indications that KTM Komuter is likely to adopt the system in July although KTM Bhd is still unhappy with the commission issue and will continue to push for a lower rate.

Under the common ticketing system, all public transport systems in the Klang Valley are to accept Touch 'n Go cards, allowing commuters to hop from one system to another without needing to buy new tickets.

Currently, KTM Komuter, KL Monorail, KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit, which carry a total of about 150,000 passengers a day, do not accept the cards, but the two light rail transit systems – Putraline and Starline – do.

Public transport operators have been reluctant to accept Rangkaian Segar's rate, saying the high commission will eat into their already narrow profit margins.

Rangkaian Segar, they argue, should recognise that public transport operators are not profit-oriented, unlike operators of privatised expressways, and should adjust the commission rate accordingly.

“However, Rangkaian Segar looks unlikely to budge on this matter,” a source said.

According to the sources, the operators have also appealed to the Government to step in but it has been reluctant to intervene directly because commissions are deemed “a commercial matter”.

Nevertheless, the Transport Ministry has organised several meetings between the different parties since the issue surfaced.

The sources said a breakthrough with KTM was finally reached last week.

But KTM was still unhappy with the commission issue and would continue to push for it to be reduced, they said.

Similar breakthroughs were not expected in negotiations with KL Infrastructure Group Bhd, the monorail's operator, and Express Rail Link, which operates the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit.

“The two seem adamant about standing firm,” said a source.

When contacted, KTM Bhd managing director Datuk Mohd Salleh Abdullah declined to comment on the commission issue, but confirmed that KTM was looking at implementing the Touch 'n Go system in July.
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KTM to implement Touch ’n Go in July
Sunday April 24, 2005



KUALA LUMPUR: KTM Berhad said in a statement it will implement the Touch 'n Go system for its Komuter train service in July following the Government's call for a common ticketing system for public transportation in the Klang Valley.

The statement was made following a report in The Star on Friday that KTM Komuter, KL Monorail, KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit still do not accept Touch 'n Go fare cards despite card readers being set up at the stations one-and-a-half years ago.

The delay was due to a disagreement between Touch 'n Go operator Rangkaian Segar, which wanted 2.5% in commission, and the rail operators who were willing to pay only 2%.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 10:51 AM   #98
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Well, I hope that they could settle on the revenue sharing on
all the mass transit systems in KL
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Siemens: Rail saves cost
Saturday May 14, 2005
BY DANNY YAP





Dr Jon Bader with a model of the
ERL system - Starpic by Kamarul Ariffin



A COMPREHENSIVE and integrated rail system in Malaysia would significantly cut the cost of fuel used in transporting goods across the country, said Siemens Transportation Systems Group (TS) special adviser Dr Jon Bader.

Comparing road with rail, Bader said rail transportation was far more efficient in terms of cost and would have a measurable impact on the economic development of a country.

“For instance, if four million tonnes of goods were transported by rail instead of road to the same destination, the savings in fuel alone could be as much as 80% based on the current diesel price,” he told StarBiz in Petaling Jaya.

Bader said rising diesel prices and the rapid economic development in South-East Asia had made it imperative for developing countries like Malaysia to have a more integrated rail system.

“It may take several years for Malaysia to develop a more integrated rail system but I’m confident it will happen in time,” he said.

Currently, freight transported via rail in Malaysia accounts for about 3% of the total freight by all modes of transportation, compared with 40% in Europe, Canada and the United States.

Bader said while the cost of developing a comprehensive rail system was huge, it was a key infrastructure in nation building and played a vital role in the economic and social development of a country.

It also addressed environmental concerns, he added.

Bader said most of the rail projects undertaken by TS cost over US$1bil, and generally took about three years to complete, citing the Express Rail Link (ERL) project as an example.

The ERL carries passengers from KL Sentral to KL International Airport over a distance of 57km.

“We completed the ERL project ahead of time and within budget,” Bader said.

He added that TS, a unit of Germany-based Siemens AG, had to-date completed over 30 turnkey projects worldwide.

For the financial year ended Sept 31, 2004, TS posted a turnover of 4.31 billion euros.
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Looks great but I am curious.
Why two different kinds of elevated lines. Your elevated RT is the same as Vancouver's SkyTrain but then why also monorail?
You think for maintenance, control, and car shelter stations it would be cheaper to just have the one type of elevated system whether it be SkyTrain or Monorail.
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