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Old August 17th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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MALAYSIA | Urban Transport Compilation‎

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Rapid Penang
http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/

Rapid Penang, an abbreviation for Rapid Penang Sendirian Berhad, is a government-owned company set up to operate bus services in Penang state in Malaysia. Rapid Penang began operations on 31 July 2007.
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The Penang Hill Railway was a two section funicular railway which climbs Penang Hill from Air Itam, near George Town on the island of Penang in Malaysia. The total journey took about half an hour, with passengers changing cars at the mid-point station. The train may stop at other intermediate stations upon request.
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Melaka Monorail
The first phase of the system, built at a cost of RM RM15.9 million and covering 1.6km from Taman Rempah in Pengkalan Rama to Kampung Bunga Raya Pantai, was opened to the public on 21 October 2010.. However, hours after opening, the monorail ground to a halt, stranding 20 passengers inside. As of December 2010, after a series of similar problems, the monorail is no longer operational; the monorail has recently been spotted at nights doing test runs, however. A RM13.2-million extension has been approved.
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Melaka Sentral
Melaka Sentral is the largest public transportation terminal in Malacca city, Malacca, Malaysia. It is located between Lebuh AMJ (Jalan Tun Abdul Razak) and Jalan Panglima Awang.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 07:29 PM   #4
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They should not have chosen a Chinese vendor for the monorail system. Instead, they should have gone with a proven maker in Hitachi, who have been building monorails for over 40 years. But quality costs money.

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JB Sentral Railway Station
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Kota Kinabalu City Bus
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Sabah State Railway
Sabah State Railway (SSR) is a railway system and operator in the state of Sabah in Malaysia. It is the currently the only rail transport system operating on the island of Borneo. The railway consists of a single 134 km line from Tanjung Aru, near Kota Kinabalu, to the town of Tenom, in the Interior Division. It was formerly known as North Borneo Railway.
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Ipoh Railway Station
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Ipoh Integrated Bus Terminal and Complex
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By ROSHIDI ABU SAMAH Wednesday June 1, 2011
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...sec=metroperak


Work in progress:
The ongoing construction of the Ipoh Integrated Bus Terminal and Complex.


THE much awaited RM38mil Ipoh Integrated Bus Terminal and Complex in Bandar Meru Raya is expected to be fully operational by June next year.

The construction of the new bus terminal is in progress and is about 25% completed.

Perak Public Transport Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said work at the three-storey terminal and complex by The Combined Bus Services Sdn Bhd (CBSB) is making good progress.

“The terminal, when completed , will serve as an inter-city bus terminal to be connected with Ipoh Central bus station via shuttle bus service,” he said.

He said work on the ultra-modern building, which would consist of a business centre, food court, basement car park and petrol kiosk, was on schedule and not delayed as claimed by certain quarters.

Dr Mah said at present, CBSB had replaced 40 old buses with new air-conditioned ones.

”Another 60 old buses will be replaced in June and the remaining 150 old buses will be phased out by the end of the year,” he said.

He said the state government would hold discussions with the Land Public Transport Commission to review and coordinate bus routes services in the city.

Recently, CBSB had signed a memorandum of understanding with Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd to finance the construction of the terminal and purchase of buses worth RM2mil.

The project has created 1,000 jobs.

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Sungai Petani Express Bus Station
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Modern facility: An artist's impression of the Dataran Wawasan
business centre with the sheltered express bus station.


SUNGAI Petani in Kedah will finally have a sheltered express bus station. The station will be located within a commercial centre called Dataran Usahawan which will be built at the present express bus station on Jalan Kuala Ketil.

Work on the RM10mil centre, a project by the Kedah State Development Corporation (KSDC), is scheduled to start in June and complete in 14 months.

Project architect Mohd Sobri Mustafa said the station would have nine bays for express buses and 32 ticketing booths.

He said there would also be parking bays for buses outside the building.

He said the centre, to have a built-up area of 5,632 square metres, would have 65 retail outlets.

The present express bus station together with its ticketing booths and hawker stalls would be temporarily shifted to the former Pasar Jumaat site across Jalan Kuala Ketil, Mohd Sobri told Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul in a briefing about the project on Thursday.

Johari said the temporary bus station should be tarred and have proper shelter for passengers and sufficient lightings for the con-venience and safety of passengers.

He requested the KSDC to install electricity and telephone lines to the ticketing booths as well as provide basic amenities for hawkers to be relocated to the temporary site so that their income would not be affected.
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Kuching Sentral
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Only mere minutes from Kuching International Airport is a new landmark set to be the one and only fully integrated regional transportation terminal of Kuching for years to come. Housing a shopping centre with ready crowd from the inflow of passengers at the terminal itself, and being the only shopping centre at the Sentosa region, Kuching Sentral will prove to be a rewarding investment for both investors and retail operators, as well as a great transit convenience for all passengers. Moreover this shopping complex comes with strata-titles for the retail units. Strategically located at the junction of Jalan Penrissen and Airport Road which is under upgrading to become a dual-carriageway with traffic lights, this will be the centre of it all.

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Nadi Putra
Nadi Putra is the trade name of Putrajaya intra-city bus services that has been in operation since July 1999.
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Rapid Kuching



Rapid Kuching is one of the leading public transport operator in Kuching, Sarawak. Rapid Kuching commenced operations on 1st April 2010, with the aim to provide a cozy, cheap, and promptly transport service for Kuching folks.
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What about some of the other transit projects that have been discussed in recent years?
  • Malacca tramway
  • Penang monorail (I think this is dead)
  • JB maglev monorail

I seem to remember reading something about a proposal for a tramway in Penang, as well, but I don't have a reference.

Quite a few cities in Malaysia are big enough to support rail transit. The question boils down to whether projects can be implemented within a reasonable timeframe, given the country's "one step forward, two steps back" approach to transit planning.
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Ipoh Integrated Bus Terminal and Complex
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Singapore and Malaysia to discuss transportation issues
2011/10/03
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SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia are set to discuss issues of transportation and other topics of interest between the two countries during the visit of the Republic's Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew tomorrow.

The visit is intended to further build relations between both nations, said a statement from the Ministry of Transport.

Lui, who is also Second Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet his counterpart, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha (Transport Minister) and Tan Sri Nor
Mohamed Yakcop, Minister in The Prime Minister’s Department (Economic Planning Unit).

He will also meet Minister of Information Communications and Culture, Datuk

Seri Dr Rais Yatim and Land Public Transport Commission chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar to discuss transport issues and other topics of interest.

The statement said Singapore and Malaysia have cooperated well on the transport front.

For instance, both countries have expanded their air links and are working on a Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link between Singapore and Johor Baharu to
improve connectivity between both countries.

Lui will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Transport. -- Bernama
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October 6th, 2011
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PETALING JAYA: A six-month study is being done to identify the most suitable rapid transit system link between Johor Baru and Singapore.

This was in line with the agreement made between the governments of Malaysia and Singapore when Keretapi Tanah Melayu moved out of Tanjung Pagar in Singapore on June 30, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.

“We are doing a joint study on where the crossings should be and what type – whether underground tunnel or above ground on a bridge or something else,” he said at a press conference after the handover of a mobility van by the Japanese Embassy to the Damai Disabled Persons Association yesterday.

Kong said that on the Malaysian side, the station would be located at Johor Baru Sentral because the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine facilities were available there.

He said the rail transit system would reduce congestion on the road as thousands of Malaysians travel to Singapore each day by bus, taxi, motorcycle and car.

The Straits Times reported that Malaysia and Singapore were seeking a consultant to undertake an engineering study for a rapid transit system linking the two countries.

Singapore’s Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew who visited Kong on Tuesday said both countries would invite tenders at the same time and a joint Malaysian-Singapore team would evaluate and pick one company.
Malaysia, S'pore to call for rail link tender
Published: 2011/11/16
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...#ixzz1dpzbvNxr

Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission and Singapore Land Transport Authority will jointly call for the tender for the architectural and engineering consultancy services to develop possible alignments and proposals for the rapid transit system link.

The tender will be called on Nov. 18 in both Singapore and Malaysia, the two transport bodies said in a joint statement today.

The link is aimed at boosting connectivity between Iskandar Malaysia in southern Johor state and Singapore, it said. -- Bloomberg
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — The Penang government today announced an ambitious RM8 billion plan to construct four major road and tunnel projects that aim to reduce traffic congestion in the state.

Touting it as the state government’s biggest infrastructure exercise to date, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the projects — all of which will be conducted via open tender — will also allow greater access between the island and the mainland.

The proposed projects are a third (tunnel) link connecting Gurney Drive to Seberang Perai North District, a by-pass connecting Gurney Drive to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway, a link between Bandar Baru Air Itam to the same expressway, as well as a paired road to the existing coastal road from Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang.

“We need a northern link connecting Gurney Drive to Butterworth, to make it easier for people in the mainland to come to the island, and this will ease up congestion in addition to the two Penang bridges.

“The estimated costs for this project will be between RM5 [and] RM8 billion and expected to be completed by 2020,” Lim told reporters here.

The Penang CM said the state government will not provide any payments for the projects, and that the costs incurred will be recovered through a “competitive land swap” deals with prospective companies.

Lim said his administration will provide a preliminary financial proposal that will include the planned financing structure as well as bids to recover costs.

“The proposed land swap will involve the best prime land in Penang, which is in Gurney... the price of land in Penang will increase over the next few years, and this will benefit the companies who will undertake the road and tunnel projects.”

He also said his administration was also looking at the possibility of conducting a toll system for the projects once they are completed, but added this was provisional and would depend on what interested companies had to offer.

A pre-qualification exercise briefing for prospective companies will be held in Penang on November 29. Application and questionnaire pro-forma forms will be given out then and bidders must submit the forms by 12pm, January 2012.

Works will tentatively begin sometime in 2015.
Penang to swap prime land for three highways and sea tunnel
By JOSEPH KAOS Jr and CHRISTINAC HIN Tuesday November 15, 2011
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...&if_height=657



KUALA LUMPUR: The Penang government will pay developers with prime land around the Gurney Drive tourist belt to construct three bypass highways and a sea tunnel linking the island to the mainland costing around RM8bil.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the mega project will be the state's biggest infrastructure exercise and is meant to resolve the island's severe traffic congestion problem.

The proposed traffic alleviation projects are a 6.5km sea tunnel connecting Gurney Drive to the northern side of Butterworth, a 4.2km road from Gurney Drive to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu expressway bypassing the city centre, a 4.6km road linking Bandar Baru Air Itam to the same expressway and a 12km dualcarriage road from Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang to pair with the existing coastal road.

“We estimate that the project will cost RM5bil to RM8bil depending on the bids from prospective contractors,” he told a press briefing here yesterday.

He said the “competitive land swap” payment will be a win-win situation for both the government and the developers.

“The government does not have to pay money and the developer gets prime land that will triple in value after the projects take place. This is smart economics,” he said.

He added that developers could also propose to implement toll payments to recover costs.

A pre-qualification exercise will be issued today on the Penang government website and a briefing will be held in the state on Nov 29 for interested bidders.

Lim explained that the project would undergo a lengthy feasibility study and construction is only expected to commence in 2015.

“We target the completion to be in 2020, although it can be earlier,” he said.

In GEORGE TOWN, non-governmental organisations have called on the state government to wait for the state Transportation Master Plan to be completed before proceeding with the proposed sea tunnel.

Society of Logisticians Malaysia president Chang Kah Loon said a consultant had been paid some RM3.2mil to prepare the master plan, which is expected to be ready by March so it “doesn't make sense” not to refer to it.

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) president S.M. Mohd Idris demanded for details of the project.

“Where exactly is this piece of land located? Will it be reclaimed land? Because if that is the case, SAM is against it because it will adversely impact the fishing community,” he said.
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Study being done on undersea tunnel to link JB and Singapore
Sunday November 20, 2011
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...723&sec=nation

JOHOR BARU: A study is being done on the feasibility of constructing an undersea tunnel to link Singapore and Malaysia.

Iskandar Regional Development Authority chief executive officer Ismail Ibrahim said the tunnel was likely to be about 1km long, slightly shorter than the Causeway.

“By going underwater, there is no need to tear down existing structures above the sea and there will be less disruption to movement between Johor Baru and Singapore,” he told The Star.

The Causeway, which is about 1.056km long, was completed in 1923 and links the city here to Woodlands on the other side of the Straits of Johor. Between 80,000 and 100,000 vehicles use it daily.

Johor and the republic are also connected via the Second Link, a dual three-lane carriageway linking Tanjung Kupang to Tuas in Singapore. The bridge is about 1.9km long.

Ismail said detailed engineering study on the tunnel would be conducted by consultants appointed by both governments.

He said both Malaysia and Singapore had yet to determine the cost of the tunnel, which would not be parallel to the Causeway.
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