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Old March 4th, 2010, 07:19 AM   #1
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Wasn't there also a plan to build a monorail there? Is this tramway proposal going to be yet another one of those Malaysian transit announcements that never eventuate?

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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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Malacca (Malay: Melaka) is the capital of the state of Malacca, on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Modern-day Malacca is a vibrant old city that belies its wealth of history. Visiting Malacca is a unique experience; its rich historical background earned it a World Heritage Site designation in July 2008.

Melaka Gearing For A RM272 Million Tram Transportation Service
March 03, 2010 20:37 PM



- From UTUSAN

MELAKA, March 3 (Bernama) -- Historic Melaka will be introducing a RM272 million tram transportation system which will begin at the Plaza Tol Ayer Keroh here and cover 23 locations and a distance of 40 km to downtown.

Work on the project, which is still awaiting approval from the Transportation Ministry, is expected to take off in May this year with completion and operations expected in May or June next year.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the tram system will be powered by natural gas, the first such tram to be introduced in the world with a speed of 60 to 80 km per hour.

The project will be a joint venture between the Melaka State Government, through its Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI), and MRails International Sdn Bhd (MRails).

"The building of this tram system is in line with the progressive Melaka (Melaka Maju) 2010 status and will enhance the public transportation system in Melaka which gets congested especially during the weekend," Mohd Ali told reporters following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between CMI and MRails here.

Also present at today's event was the Patron of MRails, Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abd Rahman ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah, Melaka State Secretary Datuk Wira Omar Kaseh, President of MRails Datuk Jeya Kumar and Chief Executive Officer of MRails Datuk Mohamed Shamsherudin Mohd Shariff.

CMI will have a 20 per cent interest in the project while MRails which has a paid-up capital of RM1 million will hold the rest. The funding of the project will be via private funding initiative.

The tram has a maximum capacity for 40 coaches and 6,000 passengers.

The number of passengers expected to use the tram services has been projected at 250,000 passengers a month.

Mohd Ali said fares will be at RM2 one way while for senior citizens and school children, it will be free.

Among the popular spots the tram will pass on its route are Hotel Seri Malaysia, Botanical Gardens, Melaka Zoo, Melaka International Trade Centre, Taman Muzaffar Shah, Pantai Hospital, Masjid Al-Azim, Hospital Melaka, Renaissance Hotel, Dataran Pahlawan, Hotel Mahkota, Harbour Club, Equatorial Hotel and Bukit Baru.

The main station will be located at a 20-hectare area at Plaza Tol Ayer Keroh which will also include the development of a parking area for vehicles.

Meanwhile, Jeya told reporters that the tram, which will run on a single track, will be air-conditioned and the first model coach will be brought in from China.

He said Mrails had a partnership with CNR Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co Ltd (China), the biggest manufacturer of rail transport vehicles in the country.

The remaining coaches for the Melaka tram system will be built up in Tanjung Agas, Pahang which will include spare part facilities.

The Melaka tram is expected to operate from five in the morning to midnight with its frequency three to five minutes apart during peak hours.

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Wasn't there also a plan to build a monorail there? Is this tramway proposal going to be yet another one of those Malaysian transit announcements that never eventuate?
in a word...yes.

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RM272m tram project for historical state
By MARTIN CARVALHO Friday March 5, 2010



Modern: One of the trams that will be used in the service
to adopt green techology and ease traffic woes in Malacca.


MALACCA: Traffic congestion here is expected to be a thing of the past when a RM272mil tram project is operational.

Said to be the first of its kind in the country, the trams will run on natural gas and cover 23 locations along a 40km route from Ayer Keroh to Banda Hilir in the heart of this historical city.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the project, a joint-venture between Mrails International Sdn Bhd and Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI), would begin in the middle of this year as soon as the Transport Ministry gave the go-ahead.

“It will take the company about 12 months to get the trams running. The service should be ready by the middle of next year and its launch will be held in conjunction with National Day celebrations,” he told reporters after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Mrails International and CMI on Wednesday.

He said the service to be managed by Mrails Tram Melaka Sdn Bhd (MTM) was in line with the state’s move to adopt green technology while easing traffic woes here owing to an influx of tourists.

“Traffic from Ayer Keroh to the heart of the city is heavy during rush hour and holiday seasons.

“The trams will help overcome this problem as they will provide both locals and tourists an alternative way to travel to the city,” he said.

Based on projections, he said that 250,000 passengers were expected to use the trams monthly and provide annual revenue of RM20mil for MTM.

The joint-venture project would involve the obtaining of a 20-year interest-free bank loan, he added.

“CMI will receive 20% of the ticket sales based on its 20% commitment and the trams will belong to the state in 25 years,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mrails International president Datuk Jeya Kumar said the service would charge a RM2 fare per ride irrespective of destination.

“However, senior citizens and schoolchildren in uniform will ride free.

“It is a commitment to ensure the people of Malacca benefit from the service,” he said.

The first trams of 150-passenger capacity would be imported from China but more would be built later at Tanjung Agas in Pekan, Pahang, he added.
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Electricity powered by Natural Gas or onboard Natural Gas?
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Old March 8th, 2010, 08:45 AM   #6
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Nazrey: as I read the caption under this tram-photo (in thatr article you've put above) I got to conclusion they've already chosen the tram supplier.Am I right?

Cal_t: BTW,what about the tram project in your city?I've read that Brisbane was planning a light rail system;later there were informations your city prefers subway,but due to introducing light rail in Gold Coast they (in Brisbane) still think what's better.How looks this situation for today?
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Nazrey: as I read the caption under this tram-photo (in thatr article you've put above) I got to conclusion they've already chosen the tram supplier.Am I right?
Eurotram, they are claiming that they have chosen a supplier, a company from China called CNR Railway Corporation Limited which is described as a subsidary of Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co. (It should be the other way around as I recall).

But I cannot recognize that tram that they used in the image. Nor do I know of any tram companies in China.

Do you know what tram was used in the image above?

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Eurotram, they are claiming that they have chosen a supplier, a company from China called CNR Railway Corporation Limited which is described as a subsidary of Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co. (It should be the other way around as I recall).

But I cannot recognize that tram that they used in the image. Nor do I know of any tram companies in China.

Do you know what tram was used in the image above?

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Looks similar to Siemens Avanto... a little bit too similar
I remember some tram from Dalian (mentioned in one of this subforum's thread),which is called (half-oficially,of course not in China) plagiarized Combino (or shortly "Plagino";check in wikipedia).I'll check who was the manufacturer of that tram; if it's the same,then (unfortunately) all clear

EDIT: This IS the same "manufacturer"!

I found another products: low floor tram for Changchun:

That tram posted by you is Changchun' tram visualization.
And here is Siemens S70 Avanto and it's official data:

http://www.siemens.pl/upload/images/...%20S70_usa.pdf



For comparison I put data of CNR tram:

Cars per unit


Line voltage
750V DC

Wheel arrangement
Bo-2-Bo

Rated output per motor
125 kW

Design speed
70 km/h

Weight per car
66t

Seating capacity per car
246

Length per car
29,700 mm

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Wasn't there also a plan to build a monorail there? Is this tramway proposal going to be yet another one of those Malaysian transit announcements that never eventuate?
Ah the monorail.

The proposal:



The actual construction:



(note the gap in the track in the 2nd photo)



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Old March 22nd, 2010, 07:32 AM   #10
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Nazrey lebih baik tutup ini thread please!
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Looks similar to Siemens Avanto... a little bit too similar
I remember some tram from Dalian (mentioned in one of this subforum's thread),which is called (half-oficially,of course not in China) plagiarized Combino (or shortly "Plagino";check in wikipedia).I'll check who was the manufacturer of that tram; if it's the same,then (unfortunately) all clear

EDIT: This IS the same "manufacturer"!

I found another products: low floor tram for Changchun:

That tram posted by you is Changchun' tram visualization.
And here is Siemens S70 Avanto and it's official data:

http://www.siemens.pl/upload/images/...%20S70_usa.pdf



For comparison I put data of CNR tram:

Cars per unit


Line voltage
750V DC

Wheel arrangement
Bo-2-Bo

Rated output per motor
125 kW

Design speed
70 km/h

Weight per car
66t

Seating capacity per car
246

Length per car
29,700 mm
Do send me the link for the picture & info about the CNR tram. Also, if you know anything about a Natural Gas powered tram, please let me know.

Cheers, m
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Nazrey lebih baik tutup ini thread please!
He will probably ignore this, he's a famewhore you see.
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Do send me the link for the picture & info about the CNR tram. Also, if you know anything about a Natural Gas powered tram, please let me know.

Cheers, m
Well,here's the link to light rail products of CNR:

http://www.chinacnr.com/LISTS/produc...spx?classid=46

Look especially at DL6W LRV for Dalian... and compare it to Siemens Combino prototype (from 1996; actually no. 400 in VIP Potsdam):

Even colours are similar!

About Natural Gas:there were probably no trams powered that way,but... in Nordhausen (Germany) there is some strange line:part of this line goes through the town:

and the other part goes through the old local (narrow gauge,1000mm - just as trams in Nordhausen) railtrack:
[IMG]http://img.******************/photos/1328794.jpg[/IMG]
Of course Combino drives to Neanderklinik (you know,this local railway) with diesel engine

So Siemens Avanto was projected to have a possibility of going as a tram-train.Similar european constructions are also able drive with diesel engines (Regio Citadis below):


To sum up: there should be no very big problem to prepare such a tram powered with natural gas

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thanks for the info.

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Melaka Monorail
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UPDATE: Melaka Monorail

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Monorail in Melacca: at progress >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/arifbij...7623837169107/
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What is the route of the monorail? Do yu guys have any map with it?
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