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Old August 16th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #1021
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Sungai Buloh - Kajang MRT route

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Old September 14th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #1025
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Siemens has been picked as the rolling stock manufacturer for Kuala Lumpur's first high capacity metro line.

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Old September 14th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #1026
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Siemens group wins 2 MRT jobs, tender prices RM1.78b
By Joseph Chin Published: Friday September 14, 2012 MYT 6:02:00 PM
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story...&if_height=202

KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation awarded five work packages for the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) MRT Line totaling RM3.474bil, of which two contracts with a total tender price of RM1.783bil was secured by two Siemens AG-led consortia.

The work packages were announced on Friday following the conclusion of the One Stop Procurement Committee (OSPC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak in Putrajaya.

The work packages were for the viaduct Package V8; electric trains; signaling and train control system; power supply and distribution; and depot equipment and maintenance vehicles.

The other companies also awarded contracts were government-linked company UEM Construction Sdn Bhd, Bombadier (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Meidensha Corporation.

The first contract with a tender price of RM1.365bil for the electric trains was awarded to Siemens AG-Siemens (M) Sdn bhd-SMH Rail Sdn Bhd consortium.

The second contract for the depot equipment and maintenance equipment, with a tender price of RM418mil, was awarded to Siemens AG-Siemens (M) Sdn Bhd-Hisniaga Sdn Bhd consortium.

MRT Corp said package V8, comprising of the construction of the viaduct guideway from Taman Mesra to Kajang, was awarded to the UEM Construction. The tender price was RM951mil.

Meidensha secured the power supply and distribution package with its tender price of RM459mil; while the signaling and train control system contract was awarded to Bombadier whose tender price was RM281mil.

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2014 (LRT1 & 2 Extension)


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GO KL (New Kuala Lumpur City Bus)
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Upgrades for public transport
Monday September 10, 2012
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...&if_height=202

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government Transformation Programme (GTP) Roadmap 2.0 is set to bring more changes via the Improving Urban Public Transport (UPT) National Key Results Area (NKRA) for Klang Valley commuters.

Three key initiatives will be put in place to further improve bus services in Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley.

One of the initiatives is the enhancement of the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley Stage Bus Network.

Many bus operators in the Central Business District (CBD) are operating overlapping routes which not only cause congestion but also creates competition.

As a solution, an upgraded bus network is in the works.

This network will be based on a rationalisation of the number of operators per route and the requirement that all stage buses will stop at dedicated Inter Urban Transport Terminals (IUTTs).

A dedicated city bus service, GO-KL, has been introduced on 31 August this year to operate within CBD to improve the last mile journey for commuters.

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will be a continued effort from the first phase of GTP with the introduction of three additional BRT corridors which are KL –Taman Melawati, KL- Ampang and KL – Puchong under the GTP Roadmap 2.0.

There will also be improvements to the bus stops with a labelling and indexing exercise to be carried out to create a minimum standard of bus stops.

This will be done through the building of new or upgrading of existing bus stops.

The next area of concentration is the rail services based on its high traffic.

There are also three major initiatives under the GTP Roadmap 2.0 for the Klang Valley.

The KTM Komuter service will be further enhanced after the NKRA lab zeroed in on several areas for improvements such as track rehabilitation, power upgrade of KTMB’s networks, and upgrade of the communication and electrification systems.

The extension of the Kelana Jaya and Ampang Light Railway Transit (LRT) Lines will benefit more commuters with new locations being linked.

The extension projects are expected to be completed in 2014.

The upgrade will see the morning peak daily capacities of both lines increased by 100,000 commuters.

There will be an expansion to the KL Monorail fleet with the addition of 12 sets of new four-car trains.

The new trains will double its passenger capacity while also reduce the bottleneck at several stations such as Hang Tuah and KL Sentral.

By the end of November this year, two sets of the new trains will be in service.

Another area identified for improvement is the taxi service with the UPT NKRA lab identifying a primary gap in the current business environment and the lack of enforcement and monitoring of the industry.

Based on these findings, two key initiatives have been proposed to bring about change:

Centralised Taxi Service System – this initiative will enhance enforcement and monitoring capabilities of industry regulators and taxi operators. Inspired by international best practices, the end-to-end process will cover from guidelines to the penalty system to an effective public communications plan.

New Taxi Business Model – the new model is to ensure taxi drivers take home higher earnings by reducing operating costs which is considered a key problem to their livelihood.

Dialogues with taxi drivers during the lab session found that financing the vehicle and maintaining the vehicle were considered the two highest cost factors for the drivers.
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We're getting the Siemens Inspiro driverless trains....

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Siemens wins major order in Kuala Lumpur for driverless metro trains and depots
Berlin, Germany, 2012-Oct-17

Siemens is supplying the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur with 58 driverless metro trains. The customer Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has also ordered the complete equipment for two new depots. The total value of the consortium agreement is some 450 million euros, with Siemens accounting for some 260 million euros.

"We have been able to win through in the extremely tough Asian market with our new Metro Inspiro. This is clear evidence of the competitiveness of Siemens in the urban transportation business," commented Jochen Eickholt, CEO of the Siemens Rail Systems Division.

The Inspiro trains from Siemens are to be deployed on Kuala Lumpur's new MRT line which will connect the suburbs of Sungai Buloh in the north west and Kajang in the south east with Kuala Lumpur (SBK Line) from December 2016. The SBK Line is the first part of a comprehensive infrastructure plan to reduce the traffic congestion and environmental pollution in the Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area. MRT Corp is a private corporation fully owned by the Minister of Finance Inc, and will act as owner and developer of the MRT line.
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Thursday October 18, 2012

Siemens bags US$590mil KL train contract


FRANKFURT: German engineering giant Siemens it has won a major contract to supply driverless metro trains to the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Siemens said that in a partnership with an unnamed local company, it had won an order for 58 four-car trains, as well as the complete equipment for two new depots.

The total value of the agreement was some 450 million euros (US$590mil), with Siemens' share worth some 260 million euros, the statement said. - AFP

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Published: Thursday October 18, 2012 MYT 2:20:00 PM

MRT to award remaining 38 contracts worth RM2b by year-end


PETALING JAYA: Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) expects to award the remaining 38 contracts worth about RM2bil, by year-end.

Director of Strategic Communications and Public Relations, Amir Mahmood Razak said 47 of the 85 packages worth over RM20bil had been awarded, with 47% of the projects going to Bumiputera contractors.

"The balance of the projects are so big, including some system packages," he told a media briefing on the V2 MRT Viaduct Works from Kota Damansara to Dataran Sunway, on Thursday.

When asked about the MRT lines two and three, Amir said the group had yet to be informed of its progress by the government.

"They are still undertaking the feasibility study. I think the plan is to announce the lines at least by the first half of next year.

"If the new lines are to be announced by then, we will be able to award some of the new contracts by end-2013. That would be a fair estimate," he added. - Bernama

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LRT line extension project update (14/10/2012)

Map (by me), of the scope of the LRT line extension project, which consists of the extension of the two existing lines:



1. Kelana Jaya line (from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights)

2. Ampang line (from Sri Petaling to Putra Heights)

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Work is in progress at the site of the Merdeka Station in Jalan Hang Jebat.
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PUTRA HEIGHTS INTEGRATED STATION
http://nry.com.my/transportation8.html
Located at Putra Heights, Subang Jaya, the station serves as a final terminal for the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT Line. Integrated with this station building are amenities, such as public transportation and elevated car park facility.



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KOTA DAMANSARA: Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) expects to call tenders for the Klang Valley MY Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 2 (Circle Line) and Line 3 packages by the end of 2013.

MRT Corp strategic communications director Amir Mahmood Razak said firms that previously won contracts for Line 1 from Sungai Buloh to Kajang can bid for the packages.

"If the contractors have been pre-qualified for Line 1, they should have no problems bidding for Line 2 and 3," Amir said yesterday after announcing the start of the viaduct work package by Gadang Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd.

The MRT Line 2 and 3 are currently under final planning and evaluation.

Amir said the government will announce the alignment and station locations in the first half of next year, after which, there would be three months of public display for feedbacks.

"We are not sure how much it would cost to build Line 2 and 3. We will have an idea once we know where the alignments run, the geographic's of it and the number of stations required," Amir said.

"The government is still conducting studies. If the new lines are announced by early next year, we will be able to award some of the contracts by end-2013. That would be a fair estimate," Amir said.

The MRT project comprising Line 1, 2 and 3 fall under the Greater KL/Klang Valley Land Public Transport Master Plan.

While Line 1, which runs 51km, will be operational by 2017; Line 2 and 3 are expected to be completed by 2020. Together, the three will extend the MRT network track to 150km, serving an estimated of 10 million people in Greater Kuala Lumpur.

Based on the master plan, Line 2 would cater for orbital movements in Kuala Lumpur, covering hotspots at KLCC, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Tun Razak Exchange (TRE) and KL Metropolis at Jalan Duta.

Line 3 would cover areas between Kota Damansara and Cheras, including Sungai Buloh, Kepong, Selayang, Kampung Baru and TRE.

Meanwhile, Gadang Engineering is expected to complete the viaduct work package, involving 5.14km of alignment works from Taman Industri Sungai Buloh to Dataran Sunway, by February 2016.

The company was awarded the job worth RM863.4 million in June. The contract includes building three MRT stations.
Two more lines for Klang Valley MRT
Published: 2012/11/22
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KUALA LUMPUR: At least two more lines are being planned to complement the Sungai Buloh-Kajang mass rapid transit (MRT) system in the Klang Valley.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abd Rahim Bakri said the government is currently identifying the possible routes for the two lines.

"This (Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT) is only the beginning as two more lines are being identified and planned for future development," he said in his keynote address presented during the Malaysian Railways and MRT conference 2012, orga-nised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli) here yesterday.

Noting that one of the key objectives of the National Key Result Areas-UTP (NKRA-UPT) of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) is to increase the existing urban rail capacity, he said there is an urgent need to expand the coverage of population living within an accessible distance of an efficient rail system in the Klang Valley in light of its growing population.

"Kuala Lumpur is growing too fast. Greater KL will have at least six million population. Thus it requires an efficient public transport system, otherwise you will have congestion problems," he said.

In this regard, Abd Rahim said the aspiration to achieve a 50 per cent modal share of public transport by 2020 has to be supported by an increase in coverage and capacity of urban rail transport.

"The extension of light rail transit lines and the MRT are some of the projects identified to provide for this aspiration.

"The initial MRT line, which is currently being constructed, will span 57km with 35 stations connecting several townships beginning with Sungai Buloh and terminating at Kajang.

"It is estimated to carry up to 400,000 riders daily," he said.
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Published: 2012/11/23
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SCHWANAU (Germany): The first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the My Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai-Buloh-Kajang project is now ready for delivery to Malaysia.

The TBM, expected to be put to work in May next year, has passed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), conducted by engineers from Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) and MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd.

Also involved was the manufacturer of the TBM, Herrenknecht AG, based here in South Germany.

The TBM which took nine months to be put together, will be dismantled and prepared for shipping to Malaysia, said MRT Corp Strategic Communications and Public Relations Director, Amir Mahmood Razak at the ceremony for the FAT completion here today.

The pioneer machine will undertake tunneling works from the Cochrane, Kampung Pandan area to Pasar Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur under the MRT project.

It is one of ten such machines worth RM450 million to be used for boring a 9.5 kilometre underground tunnel between Jalan Semantan and Taman Maluri, covering seven underground stations.

The TBM FAT ceremony today was formalised by Herrenknecht AG's owner and founder, Dr Martin Herrenknecht and Amir Mahmood.

Amir said the MRT project which is expected to be completed in 2017 covers 51 kilometres from Sungai Buloh to Kajang with 31 stations and the underground route with seven.

Six of the 10 TBM are Variable Density TBM and the rest Earth Pressure Balance machines.

The six machines were specially designed to overcome the Klang Valley geology which comprises largely of karst and the Kenny Hill Formation.

MMC-Gamuda KVMRT Project Director Satpal S Bhogal said from the SMART tunnel project experience, it was found that the TBM had difficulty overcoming the problem of deep depressions and the spray from the mud produced while tunnelling.

"The Variable Density TBM can control the mud produced and as such overcome the problem previously faced when tunnelling in the karst areas," he told reporters.

Bhogal said once the underground tunnelling works is completed, the TBM will be either used for other projects or dismantled.

The MRT project, part of the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) is a government venture through MRT Corp, which is 100 per cent-owned by the Ministry of Finance Inc.

MMC Gamuda KVMRT was given the vote of confidence to design and undertake the underground works for the MRT based on experience and tunnelling expertise. -- BERNAMA

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