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Old February 21st, 2014, 02:45 PM   #1221
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KL Monorail expansion

Some extra news and pics on the KL Monorail expansion. The four car monorails are currently being transferred to the Brickfields depot near KL Sentral and are undergoing testing. Expected completion of the new fleet will be by end of this year of early 2015.

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KL Monorail ready to transform service with new trains

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Monorail is set to transform its service and operations with the delivery of its first set of 12 four-car trains tomorrow.


In a statement here today, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) indicated that the new train sets would increase peak hours passenger capacity from 214 to 430 per train.

It would also address the current problem of over crowding on the Rapid KL Monorail Line, which is managing an average daily ridership of 72,000 passengers, the statement said.

The new trains are also fitted with better safety features including open-door window, on-board close circuit TVs and 'run-flat' features which allow the vehicles to continue moving despite a puncture.

"With this 'run-flat' feature, the trains can at least move to the nearest station in such instances and passengers will no longer be stranded to wait for rescue," said Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Khairani Mohamed.

Rapid Rail is the operator of the KL Monorail service in addition to the LRT services of Prasarana, namely the Ampang and Kelana Jaya Lines.

The statement said the new trains would be delivered in stages to the monorail depot in Brickfield from the manufacturing plant in Rawang with the final sets scheduled for February 2015.

According to Khairani, the new four-car trains are expected to be in proper operation by the third-quarter of this year after dynamic testing including running tests on the main-line outside of operational hours. - BERNAMA


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The first set being tested for leaks and prepared for transportation for new depot
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The first carriage being loaded onto a truck
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Old February 21st, 2014, 03:05 PM   #1222
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Another major project is the extension of the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT lines which were the first LRT lines in Malaysia.

The two separate line feature different technology but will be integrated into a loop. The current rolling stocks as below and 22 sets of rolling stocks from the Chinese CSR Zhuzhou company will supplement the Adtranz EMUs in the Ampang Line while the Kelana Jaya Line is expected to receive an additional 15 sets of 4 car ART trains from Bombardier.

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Yes. Kelana Jaya train if it reaches station 13, that is the final stop and shall start another new journey, to the opposite direction on Kelana Jaya line, i.e station 12.

Kelana Jaya line and Ampang line trains are not compatible against each other. KJ line cannot operate on AG line and vice versa. Both are of different technology.

KJ line uses linear motor propulsion, notice the middle strip that propels the train.



Ampang line has conventional system.

The new EMU that will be delivered by CSR Zhuzhou

Source: http://www.lrtextension.com/top-head...ss-and-updates


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The project has seen some delays due to challenges especially one section which is stalled due to land issues near a school which has been resolved.
The LRT extension would hopefully be completed by 2016, which is quite late considering that the MRT Line 1 which is more complicated is only one year away.

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LRT extension project ‘ready only in 2016’
By Sharen KaurPublished: 2013/07/30


KUALA LUMPUR: The Ampang and Kelana Jaya light rail transit (LRT) line extension project has hit a snag and will only be completed earliest by the middle of 2016.


This means that the project, which was originally scheduled to be completed by end-2014, will be delayed by some 18 months.

It raises the alarm that the construction cost for both the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT line extensions would surpass RM8 billion, more than the original budget of RM7 billion.

Business Times understands that the delay is caused by the late award of contracts to some companies, including George Kent (M) Bhd, by the Minister of Finance Inc.

George Kent won a RM960 million contract for engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of system works for the Ampang LRT line. There was a 12-month delay in the awarding of the contract because of concerns raised by several parties on the company’s capability and resources.

It was reported that George Kent was unsuitable for the job as it did not fulfil the project's financial and technical requirements, which involved new rail works and an upgrade of the communications and signalling system for the entire rail network.

George Kent, which two months ago had its water concession in Papua New Guinea terminated, now has to play catch-up, said industry sources.

"The LRT line extension project will only be operational by late 2016 because of the delay in the awarding of contracts and some works carried out by certain contractors," a source said.

It is understood that French-based Thales Group as well as CMC Engineering and its partner, the United Kingdom's Colas, are slow in their works.

This raises concerns as yesterday, Thales inked a memorandum of understanding worth RM380 million with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology under the Defence Offset Programme for Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd for the provision of railway signalling simulator and equipment.

Thales won contracts from Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, the project and asset owner of the LRT, to supply its signalling system, which is worth RM800 million, for the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT line extensions.

Thales claims that the civil work contractors involved in the project are delaying its package.

"The French group has no access to the site," a source said.

CMC and Colas, meanwhile, have only completed 25 per cent of their works because of delays in the system design engineering and access to the work site.

The two won a RM673.9 million contract in June 2011 to build an electro-mechanical system for the Kelana Jaya LRT line extension.


Read more: LRT extension project ‘ready only in 2016’ http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...#ixzz2aUVNDFNK

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Ara Damansara station.
Ramp for trains arriving from Kelana Jaya station.
Towards Subang Jaya.
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Kelana Jaya line extension photos by TRC (October and November 2013)

Source : http://www.trc.com.my/html/product_d...ct&Repost=True





A rendering of a station
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Ampang line extension station exterior (rectilinear type)

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A station under construction

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Despite concurrent simultaneous development of the MRT Line 1, 2 and the LRT extensions, plans are already underway to create additional LRT lines linking the port city of Klang to State capital Shah Alam and to the current Kelana Jaya Line using the Bombardier ART technology.

This missing link is crucial as the highways linking these cities to KL are congested by cars and container trucks and to provide alternative transport to the people as Klang Valley population is already at 7 million who are burdened by higher fuel price and eventual rise of toll rates.

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Shah Alam LRT stops proposed


Feb 20, 2014



LINK-UP: Feasibility study to link city with existing lines mulled by Prasarana


A PROPOSAL is in the works to build a light rail transit (LRT) line from Glenmarie to i-City in Shah Alam, and link it to the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.


Shah Alam Umno chief Azhari Shaari said a feasibility study was ongoing and Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd was expected to submit the findings to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) next month for review.


Based on the proposal, some of the main stations for the LRT would be located in Sections 2, 7, 9, 13 and 14, located near Shah Alam Stadium, UiTM, Kompleks PKNS and Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

"There is already an approved LRT line from Kelana Jaya to Glenmarie. We just want the LRT line to be extended to serve other parts of Shah Alam which has a population of more than 650,000 and where business is thriving," said Azhari yesterday, after handing over a memorandum to Prasarana managing director Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar.


Azhari told the New Sraits Times that the target was to have Shah Alam connected to Sungai Buloh by linking the LRT from Section 14 to the MRT.


"We think the link to the MRT should begin from Section 14 as it is heavily populated and is popular with tourists."




More: http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general...#ixzz2tkEZMm97

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Old February 21st, 2014, 10:04 PM   #1223
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4-car-trains for the KL-monorail! Great news!
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 03:33 AM   #1224
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4-car-trains for the KL-monorail! Great news!
We were expecting the new fleet sooner. The delay is due to the stations upgrade to lengthen the platforms which is facing engineering challenges. so its been a long wait. The new sets are being run after midnight, so far no one has taken any pictures.

The KL 4 car trains is similar to the Mumbai monorail but theirs is slightly bigger. The Mumbaikers were exhilirated on its opening day and hopefullyMumbai and other Indian cities will employ this humble Malaysiam monorail system for their public transpiration solutions.

Sao Paolo which also buys the same techmology from Malaysia will use the same design, base on renderings, theirs will be 7 car monorails...oh how I envy them.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 05:30 AM   #1225
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Some statistics on the ridership in KL's public transport system from the Ministry of Transport.

Number keep increasing exponentially.

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MoT new report on rail transit ridership (including year 2013)




Source: http://www.mot.gov.my/my/Statistics/Pages/Rails.aspx

Kelana Jaya line

2008= 58,168,337 passengers
2009= 55,580,190 passengers
2010= 58,037,633 passengers
2011= 68,398,561 passengers
2012= 71,574,675 passengers
2013= 78,702,931 passengers

Ampang line

2008= 51,009,480 passengers
2009= 49,375,077 passengers
2010= 51,572,177 passengers
2011= 53,568,672 passengers
2012= 56,809,978 passengers
2013= 60,207,397 passengers

KL Monorail

2008= 21,765,233 passengers
2009= 21,021,390 passengers
2010= 22,108,308 passengers
2011= 24,200,299 passengers
2012= 24,113,242 passengers
2013= 25,437,623 passengers

KLIA Ekspres

2010= 1,507,519 passengers
2011= 1,581,476 passengers
2012= 1,649,410 passengers
2013= 2,062,223 passengers

KLIA Transit

2010= 2,626,121 passengers
2011= 3,236,795 passengers
2012= 3,713,536 passengers
2013= 4,374,220 passengers

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Any figure from KTM?
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 06:58 AM   #1227
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Any figure from KTM?
Unfortunately there is no data for KTM Komuter strangely.

But for the KTM Intercity passenger traffic was 2.7 million for 2013. And im not even sure if it includes the ETS service.

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Another update on another upcoming transportation system, the Sunway Bus Rapid Transit. The BRT will be the first BRT in KL, it will be elevated and serve the Sunway area and connecting the Kelana Jaya Line at Setia Jaya Station and KTM Komuter Line at Sunway mentari Station. This elevated BRT is the appropriate solution due to the densely built up area and tight curvatures that prohibits LRT.

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The BRT line will use electric buses to be supplied by BYD.

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http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...tric-Bus-Order

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Malaysia's Prasarana Transit has announced that BYD Co. Ltd. won the bid to supply 15 new battery electric transit buses. As Malaysia first, as well as Southeast Asia's largest electric bus public bidding project, BYD beat out competitors from around the world for this historic project. The 15 electric buses will be operated by Rapid KL, a Prasarana subsidiary, to be used as shuttle buses on capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur’s first BRT line exclusively for electric buses. As one of Malaysia's largest public transportation groups, Prasarana is responsible for the management and planning of Malaysia metro, buses and other public transportation assets. Prasarana is 100% state-owned.

“It’s a great honor for us to win the Malaysia’s first electric bus bid. Malaysia pays great attention to the sustainable development of public transport, BYD hopes to work closely with all of our partners like Prasarana to make the public transportation cleaner and quieter.”
Latest pictures if the elevated BRT viaducts as provided by Malaysian forumer TWK90

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Old February 26th, 2014, 04:34 PM   #1229
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Presenting new trains for Ampang LRT line, Kuala Lumpur manufactured by CSR Zhuzhou, China

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Kuala Lumpur rail ridership update (including year 2013)




Source: http://www.mot.gov.my/my/Statistics/Pages/Rails.aspx

Kelana Jaya line

2008= 58,168,337 passengers
2009= 55,580,190 passengers
2010= 58,037,633 passengers
2011= 68,398,561 passengers
2012= 71,574,675 passengers
2013= 78,702,931 passengers

Ampang line

2008= 51,009,480 passengers
2009= 49,375,077 passengers
2010= 51,572,177 passengers
2011= 53,568,672 passengers
2012= 56,809,978 passengers
2013= 60,207,397 passengers

KL Monorail

2008= 21,765,233 passengers
2009= 21,021,390 passengers
2010= 22,108,308 passengers
2011= 24,200,299 passengers
2012= 24,113,242 passengers
2013= 25,437,623 passengers

KLIA Ekspres

2010= 1,507,519 passengers
2011= 1,581,476 passengers
2012= 1,649,410 passengers
2013= 2,062,223 passengers

KLIA Transit

2010= 2,626,121 passengers
2011= 3,236,795 passengers
2012= 3,713,536 passengers
2013= 4,374,220 passengers
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Old February 27th, 2014, 02:03 AM   #1231
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Are they fully walk through or are they semi walk-through like the existing ones?
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Are they fully walk through or are they semi walk-through like the existing ones?
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Old February 27th, 2014, 07:53 AM   #1233
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New pics are trickling through, this one from Twitter picked up by TRANSITMY


Source:https://twitter.com/ShahrilMokhtar/s...422464/photo/1


Source: RapidKL Facebook

Coverage of new trains/LRT/monorails for KL transport is always a jubilant affair I bet this will be the headlines for tonight's evening news.
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How wide are these trains? Look very narrow.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 08:04 AM   #1235
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How wide are these trains? Look very narrow.
It is an LRT, hence it is not as big a full size MRT/Metro like Singapore MRT or Hong Kong MTR. The width is 2650mm.

Here is a pic of the inside of current Adtranz trains.


Source:http://mic-ro.com/metro/phototour.ht...y=Kuala+Lumpur
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Some more pics from the RapidKL FB page. Now with pics of the interior.

















Source: RapidKL FB https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0879436&type=1

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The Ampang signalling system will be upgraded by Thales to enable the line to be automated..

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Base on this webpage two years ago, seems Ampang Line will be automated by 2015.


Source: https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/conte...btc-signalling
Some info provided by TWK90 on the type of automation likely to be implemented on the Ampang Line. If TWK90 is right, there will still be a driver to open the doors.

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Possible, as CBTC can be configured to suit particular situation. The degree of automation is known as Grade of Automation (GoA)......rating between 1 and 4.



I believe Ampang line is GoA 3. Kelana Jaya line and upcoming MRT line are GoA 4.
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glad to see some real development in KL to ease the congested traffic.
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glad to see some real development in KL to ease the congested traffic.
KL's urban rail will double by 2016 when the LRT extension and the MRT Line 1 completes. This will be followed by the MRT 2, another LRT extension between KL-Shah Alam-Klang and the KTM Commuter service to Subang airport which should be finished by 2020.

However one aspect that is truly lacking is the bus service within the Klang Valley, having only 1000 buses compared to 3000+ buses in Singapore and HK.KL is adding buses every year but the pace is still slow.

Because of the poor bus service, most KLites cant reach the LRT/stations with bus and have to rely on someone to send them or take taxi plus the problem of the last mile journey between LRT stations and the final destination. There are plans to implement a BRT feeder system such as the ongoing Sunway BRT connecting the KTM and LRT line in Sunway while there are serious plans to connect KL to Klang via a Bus Rapid Transit along the Federal Highway to improve bus accessibility.
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Hunan Television report (6 pm, 27/2/2014)





Key points

- A reporter from Malaysia, from Oriental Daily News said before he arrived at Zhuzhou, he has no idea where is Zhuzhou until he made an internet search of it

- Another Malaysian reporter from NTV7 said that she took Ampang line before

- A reporter from Sin Chew daily commented that the train is technologically advanced, it matches those of American and German trains

- A reporter from Hunan TV pointing out the difference of this train compared to other metro trains (in China) is that it has no overhead electrical equipments, they are all located underneath the carriage

- The train is powered by third rail electrification system

- The Malaysian requirement is that the train interior temperature must be 22 C and below

- A company official from CSR Zhuzhou said that Malaysia for CSR Zhuzhou, it is an important market and also a target market

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