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Old November 9th, 2004, 08:33 AM   #1
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MALAYSIA | Railways

This project involves the construction of a new track (179 km) and upgrading of the existing track to allow for a maximum design speed of 160 kph. The other components of the project involved the construction of new concrete railway bridges, culverts, 14 stations, 40 overhead road bridges to eliminate all level crossings, construction of a new EMU Depot at Batu Gajah, overhead 25kV 50Hz electrification system, modern signalling and communication, Automatic Fare Collection system, land acquisitions and relocation of squatters

Route Map: Rawang - Ipoh EDT Project





The main objectives are:-
- to extend the existing KTM Komuter service from Seremban - Rawang to Tg. Malim with an average number of 100 services per day.
- introduction of a rapid intercity service, between Ipoh and Sentral KL Sentral, with 16 services per day in the beginning and ultimately 32 services per day.
- to upgrade existing rail infrastructure for the increase in track capacity for Komuter, Intercity and freight trains.


The Contract for Infrastructure Package was awarded to DRB-HICOM on 17 July 2000 and System Package awarded to Mitsui Co. Ltd. - Mitsui Transportation Systems Consortium on 10 January 2001.


The work under the infrastructure package has been 18 months behind schedule. This has resulted in consequential delays to the system works. However, recovery programme have been instituted by both contractors to mitigate the delay and the progress is being monitored closely by the special committee led by the Ministry of Transport to ensure successful completion of the project.

With the commissioning of the project which is expected by early 2007, KTM Berhad will be able to introduce rapid intercity trains from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh and extend the KTM Komuter services from Rawang to Tanjung Malim
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Old November 9th, 2004, 08:36 AM   #2
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Proposed 14 standard Halts and Stations for the Rawang - Ipoh high-speed line. Located between Rawang to Ipoh.





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Old November 9th, 2004, 08:38 AM   #3
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Old November 9th, 2004, 08:49 AM   #4
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Ipoh station



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Could this be the beginning of a high speed train from Bangkok through Kuala Lumpur to Singapore?
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Old November 9th, 2004, 07:44 PM   #6
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Well it says 160kph (99mph), which currently isn't technically high-speed rail. Infact the speeds sound very low (are they correct). Most commuter trains from around the world travel somewhere around the 201kph (125mph) mark

However I suppose that with an overhaul of signal improvements, adapted train-stock, re-education of staff and general infrastructure, among a few other things; it could be possible that within a few more years you would be able to travel from say Ipoh to Singapore. Only problem, is that it would be asking a lot to then upgrade the line as soon as it have been electrified!!! Its progress though and that is what is important

Some international comparisons Nick in Atlanta: Pendolinos for example travel at 225kph (140mph) and are seen as the minimum speeds for high-speed trains. TGV trains travel at 300kph (186mph), which is the same speed of the Shinkansen trains in Japan, Eurostars in the UK and ICE trains in Germany.

The new line between Madrid-Barcelona line will be able to go a whopping 350kph (217mph)!!!



nazrey - Do you know what the trainsets will be like???
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Old November 10th, 2004, 05:16 AM   #7
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Well, the threshold for High Speed train is 200 kph ....
Err, after 120 kph, the meter gauge tracks are required to have special equipment
installed to ensure that train won't be detailed whne the speed are higher than the regular limit of meter gauge of 120 kph.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nick-taylor

Well it says 160kph (99mph), which currently isn't technically high-speed rail. Infact the speeds sound very low (are they correct). Most commuter trains from around the world travel somewhere around the 201kph (125mph) mark


The new line between Madrid-Barcelona line will be able to go a whopping 350kph (217mph)!!!



nazrey - Do you know what the trainsets will be like???


Wisarut,do you have any idea !?
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For the case of meter gauge track, the loco will be be SPUN like a Giant Top after the speed has reached 120 kph unthess the special equipment has been installed on the locs as well as the track in the same way the JR Group have done on their 3 Feet 6 Inches (1.067 meter) rail. Ballast must be very thick alogn with the concrete sleepers (and the substitute the wooden/steel/concrete sleepers for the mountain section and trestles.

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For the standard gauge track, it should be a set of double track with very large radius of curve (3000 meter radius is the minimum for high speed rail curve). The tracks must be welded into 4000-m long tracks ... not just 400-m welded track as regular rail is ... and the accuracy of the gauge will have to be 1435 mm +/- 2 mm on the moutain section/curve section to be qualified as high speed tracks ...


Failture to do so will results in the derailment.
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Pictures by : KonstantineChoo from KTM railway club





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Kuala Kubu station ...

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I just travelled along this route day before yesterday... I must say the vast bulk of the route between Singapore and Bangkok is pretty archaic with bumpy track and some pretty ancient signalling, but the route through KL up to Rawang looks as modern and efficient as any European Suburban Railway. Loved KL station too... looks like a huge Mosque.

I left Singapore on Wednesday and got to bangkok on Friday, so you can get an idea of how long the trip takes at the moment!

I think there would probably be good demand for a Singapore to Ipoh TGV-style route via KL, but there aren't really any big population centres between Ipoh and Bangkok so flying is always going to be much more competitive between Singapore / Malaysia and Bangkok.

Also, I don't think the 1m gauge is suitable for high speed routes as its a little too narrow and unstable, the trains certainly seem to rock from side to side a lot more on the 1m gauge than they do on Standard 4' 8.5" gauge.
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For the case of meter gauge track, the loco will be be SPUN like a Giant Top after the speed has reached 120 kph unthess the special equipment has been installed on the locs as well as the track in the same way the JR Group have done on their 3 Feet 6 Inches (1.067 meter) rail. Ballast must be very thick alogn with the concrete sleepers (and the substitute the wooden/steel/concrete sleepers for the mountain section and trestles.

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For the standard gauge track, it should be a set of double track with very large radius of curve (3000 meter radius is the minimum for high speed rail curve). The tracks must be welded into 4000-m long tracks ... not just 400-m welded track as regular rail is ... and the accuracy of the gauge will have to be 1435 mm +/- 2 mm on the moutain section/curve section to be qualified as high speed tracks ...


Failture to do so will results in the derailment.

What type of equipment is used to check the accuracy of the track?
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What type of equipment is used to check the accuracy of the track?
No one know bcoz no one to answer
I think they may use same EMU's commuter service in KL.Like this...



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Putrajaya & Cyberjaya KLIA Transit Station
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