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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #261
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Any news on borneo railway development?
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Suria Capital wins RM8.5m KTM job
31 Jul 2008 10:46 AM, THEEDGEDAILY

PETALING JAYA: Suria Capital Holdings Bhd has won an RM8.5 million job from Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTM) to build additional signalised railway crossings.

Suria Capital said yesterday the project would be built on the rehabilitation of the Sabah railway project from Tanjung Aru to Tenom. It is scheduled for completion on Feb 12 next year.

Suria Capital expects this project to contribute positively to its earnings for the financial year ending Dec 31, 2009.
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Sarawak to build railway network
Tuesday July 8, 2008 MYT 2:39:39 PM
By STEPHEN THEN
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BINTULU: Sarawak is to embark on a pioneer project to build a railway network, the first ever railway project in this vast state.

The railway project will have a dual purpose - to provide a relatively cheaper yet reliable form of mass transportation for the people, and to facilitate the movement of raw materials and goods for the construction of the projects that will be carried out in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud on Tuesday said a railway system is the most viable and cheapest form of fast transportation for massive bulk of both goods and people.

''This will be the first railway in Sarawak. The main area involved will span the (320km) stretch between Similajau in Bintulu Division and Tanjung Manis in Mukah division. That area comprises 57% of Sarawak.

''The rail project will be a viable alternative of transportation in view of the constantly rising costs of fuel and other costs.

''The SCORE project will bring tremendous benefits and opportunities, not only in terms of industries, but also other spin-offs for the people of the state,'' he said at the state-level Conference of District officers and Residents held in this gas capital of Sarawak.

Taib, who is also the state's 1st Finance Minister and state's 1st Minister for Planning and Resources Management, however, did not disclose the cost of the railway project nor the date for the project to commence.

He said the Government will be spending some RM67bil to develop the basic infrastructure needed for SCORE to proceed.

''We have now obtained up to RM300bil in investment pledges. The majority will be from private sectors,'' he said.

Taib said the SCORE project will also see the development of the coal industry, which Sarawak has more than one billion tonnes in reserve.

He noted that up to 20,000 MWs of power will be developed within the next 30 years and during that period, Sarawak will be able to provide cheap and efficient electricity to the people in the state and country.

A RM1.5bil plant to produce halal food will also be constructed in the region, he added.

''The Federal Government had already allocated RM3bil to the state to kickstart SCORE,'' he said.
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK BETWEEN SENTUL AND BATU CAVES (7.2 km)

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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK BETWEEN SENTUL AND BATU CAVES (7.2 km)
KTMB PROJECT

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Saturday November 18, 2006 By LAI CHOR WENG TheStar

THE much-awaited Sentul-Batu Caves extension of the KTM Komuter system will be completed by May 2009.

KTM Bhd managing director Datuk Mohd Salleh Abdullah said the project site was handed over to contractor YTL Corporation Bhd last Friday.

“The time for completion is 30 months from the date of site possession,” he said after KTMB's Hari Raya open house at its workshop in Sentul on Thursday.

The extension, which will cost RM515mil, will enable the Port Klang-Sentul commuter train service to be extended another 7.2km to Batu Caves.

New stations will be constructed at Sentul, Batu Cantonment, Batu Village, Taman Wahyu and Batu Caves.

The project will also involve the construction of a second track, electrification and signalling.

Mohd Salleh also said the KTM workshop in Batu Gajah would be completed in 33 months.

He said the 161ha site, which would contain a workshop, depot, training centre and quarters, was handed over to the contractor on Nov 8.

The RM410mil project was awarded to Road Builder (Malaysia) Bhd.

In his welcome speech, Mohd Salleh thanked KTM staff who willingly sacrificed Hari Raya and Deepavali to keep the trains running.

Present at the Hari Raya do were KTMB chairman Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek, board members, KTMB senior management, as well as current and former KTMB staff.
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KTM Komuter



KTM Komuter is an electrified commuter train service first introduced in 1995, catering especially to commuters in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburban areas. It is a popular mode of transportation for commuters working in Kuala Lumpur, as they can travel to the city without the hassle of traffic congestion. Coaches are modern and air-conditioned. For those who drive to the stations/halts, 'Park & Ride' facility is provided at a nominal charge.

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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK BETWEEN SEREMBAN AND GEMAS
(94.14 km)

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july 31, 2008 22:54 PM

MELAKA, July 31 (Bernama) -- Construction work on the RM3.45 billion Seremban-Gemas electrified double-tracking project is expected to begin in October.

Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said apart from Negeri Sembilan, the project which was expected to be ready by 2010, also involved routes in Melaka and Johor.


"The total length of the double-track is 94.14km, which comprises a 64.85km stretch in Negeri Sembilan, 27.84km in Melaka and 1.45km in Johor," he told reporters after the launch of the Melaka-level Warriors' Day remembrance campaign by Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, in Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh here Thursday.

Mohd Ali said he and the state executive councillors had been briefed on the project by representatives from the Transport Ministry, yesterday.

He said he was made to understand that the project would be developed by IRCON International Ltd from India.

The chief minister said under the project, Melaka would have two new train stations, namely in Pulau Sebang and Batang Melaka, which would be fully equipped with parking lots for buses and cars.

"Other components to be built in Melaka areas include a 1.8km tunnel and nine bridges," he said.

He reiterated the project would also affect 297 lots involving 168 hectares of land and 51 houses belonging to the people in the state.

"Officers from the Alor Gajah District Land and Mines Office will meet with all affected house owners for land acquisition and compensation assessment," he said.

Mohd Ali said the project, when completed, would boost the state's economy especially in terms of tourism and town development along the Melaka-Negeri Sembilan border.

"With the electrified double-tracking project in place, the train service will be faster and more frequent," he said.

He hoped that the federal government would consider to expand the double-tracking project from Pulau Sebang to Melaka Town in future.

-- BERNAMA
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK BETWEEN RAWANG AND IPOH (179 km)
KTMB PROJECT

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KTMB to cash in on tourism industry
by Jonathan Chen, 16 Jan 2008 11:24 AM
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A model of the Ipoh Railway Station. The double-tracking project between
Ipoh and Padang Besar will commence construction soon and is scheduled
for completion in five years. Picture courtesy of Veritas Architects

- TheStar

PENANG: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) wants to cash in on the tourism industry with its newly reinstated Ekspres Rakyat passenger train services, currently servicing the Butterworth-Singapore rail route.

KTMB Northern Region (Butterworth) manager Ahmad Shamudin Md Rashid said it wanted to tap into the demand for passenger transportation services, especially from Singapore tourists wanting to visit towns in Malaysia.

“We are confident that our Ekspres Rakyat services will receive good response, more so with the government’s decision to extend Visit Malaysia Year 2007 to Aug 31 this year,” he told reporters after relaunching the service at the Butterworth train station yesterday.

He said rail travel also provided opportunities to tourists to view many interesting sights in the country, adding that trains plying the 774km Butterworth-Singapore route would have to pass by 20 stops. including Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur.

The Ekspres Rakyat service, which has been in operation since the 1980s, was halted in June 2001 due to construction of the RM2.6 billion Rawang-Ipoh double-tracking rail project.

Ekspres Rakyat provides up to three Butterworth-Singapore services daily on 10-coach trains with a maximum capacity of about 400 people per trip.

Ahmad said it was not uncommon for train seats to be sold out when the service was still in operation in 2001 and was confident that there would be a steady passenger increase in the near future. “The demand for rail travel is still here as people are always on the lookout for alternative means of transportation.”

Butterworth-Singapore train fares cost RM127 for adult (first class) and RM60 for children, while second-class fares are priced at RM68 and RM34 respectively.

In 2003, KTMB outlined a 17-year business growth plan comprising three levels — a recovery stage from 2003 to 2006, a consolidation stage from 2007 to 2010, and the growth period from 2011 to 2020.
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BERNAMA KUALA LUMPUR, New Strait Times THURS 17 April 2008

The KL-Ipoh commuter train service, slated to start this year, will be operational only in early 2010, Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat said today.

Since the approval to buy new trains was only given recently, it would take at least another two years for the trains to arrive, he said.

“We have ordered the new trains,” he told reporters after his visit to the KTM Berhad head office at KL Sentral.

The journey between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, which will take two hours and 15 minutes, will start from KL Sentral with stops in Rawang, Tanjong Malim, Tapah, Kampar and Batu Gajah before reaching Ipoh.

The service will be available only after completion of the ongoing RM4.3 billion Rawang-Ipoh double-track project which started in 2001.

However, the project was bogged down by delays since 2003 following changes involving an earlier consortium tasked with implementing the project.

To date, 98 per cent of the project has been completed and contractors are now in the final phase of testing the electricity cables.

KTMB is expected to spend about RM150 million to buy six new electric trains, with each train having six coaches, in order to have a service interval for every two hours.

Currently, the commuter service has been extended from Rawang to Rasa station from Kuala Lumpur

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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK BETWEEN IPOH AND PADANG BESAR
(329 km)

KTMB PROJECT

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RM12bil double-track project 8% done
Wednesday June 25, 2008, By Zulkifly Mohamad, TheStar

BUTTERWORTH: The RM12.485bil electrified double track project from Ipoh to Padang Besar which commenced in January is now 8% complete.

An MMC-Gamuda JV Project spokesman said to date, 160km of the total 329km stretch of the project had been opened for works.

He said presently, the joint-venture partners for the project were actively involved in six major works.

“They include utility works such as relocating gas pipelines, water pipes and electricity cables. Works are also in progress to install fibre-optics for telecommunications facilities along the double tracks and stations,” he said.

He said works to build two double-barrel tunnels in Bukit Berapit with a distance of 3.3km and 330m for the other tunnel in Larut had begun.

“Various soil treatment methods are being carried out at all opened locations while earth and drainage works are also in full swing at such locations.

“The earthworks include ground levelling, cut and fill, land removal and preparation of access roads,” he added.

MMC-Gamuda JV Project has been given 60 months to deliver the project on Jan 7, 2013. They received the Letter of Award from the Government on Dec 13, last year, and took possession of the site on Jan 8.

The spokesman said work to build land viaduct at Bukit Mertajam in Penang and marine viaduct at Bukit Merah in Perak was progressing as scheduled.

The double-tracking main line would cover a distance of 171km from Ipoh to Butterworth while the Kedah line, from Bukit Mertajam to Padang Besar in Perlis, would stretch 158km.

It is touted as the single largest and one of the most expensive construction projects in the country and would create more than 100,000 jobs for the people in Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.

Two million pieces of pre-cast concrete sleepers, 1.5mil tonnes of cement and 400,000 tonnes of steel are required to build the entire railway line.

Gamuda group managing director Datuk Lin Yun Ling was quoted as saying that the agreement with the government was one lump sum over the five-year span.

“We are hedging on the prices of building materials, so even if prices are volatile, we will not gain or lose,” he said.

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Perak to have South-East Asia’s longest rail tunnel
Thursday January 24, 2008 By HAH FOONG LIAN TheStar

IPOH: South East Asia's longest rail tunnel will be built in Perak as part of the RM12.5bil double tracking project from here to Padang Besar.

Announcing plans for its construction in northern Perak, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said the 3.3km-long Berapit Tunnel would be part of 329km-long double tracking project from here to Padang Besar.

"I would like to thank the Perak government for its full commitment in ensuring the smooth construction of the double tracking project," he said here Thursday after attending a briefing on the project with Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali.

Chan said cooperation from the state government was crucial in ensuring that the project would be built without any hitches.

He pointed out that the Perak government was asked to help resolve problems of squatters and land acquisition so that construction of the project would not be delayed.

"We need the state to help with the relocation of squatter families, surau (Muslim shrines), Hindu and Chinese temples," he said.

He added that the state government would need to help acquire 322ha of land in Perak which was in the way of the project.

The double tracking project from here to Padang Besar is made up of 171km from here to Butterworth and another 158km from Bukit Mertajam to Padang Besar, he said.

Perak, covering tracks measuring 133km long, would make up one of the longest stretch in the entire project, he added.

Chan said the Ipoh-Butterworth stretch would be given priority because it was a continuation of the completed stretch from Rawang to here.
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KL Ligh Rail Transit (LRT)
By Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB)

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New Four-Car Trains from Bombadier

New four-car LRT trains in Klang Valley by next year
Friday June 13, 2008, TheStar

PETALING JAYA: The new four-car light rail transit trains for the Kelana Jaya LRT line in the Klang Valley are expected to start operations by the end of next year.

The trains are capable of carrying more than twice the load of the current two-car trains.

In 2006, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd signed the RM1.2bil deal with the Bombardier-Hartasuma consortium for 22 trains, with an option for a further purchase of 13 trains.

The trains are being manufactured by Canadian company Bombardier and will be assembled by Hartasuma Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.

According to details made available at the Rail Solutions Asia exhibition, each train will have 32 seats and can comfortably carry 740 passengers, compared with the present load of 370 people per train.

Under “crush load” situations, the trains can carry 944 passengers. The current trains can only handle 472 passengers.

The new trains, which will be operated by RapidKL, will enable the capacity of the Kelana Jaya line to be increased by another 191,000 passengers daily.

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Is the whole system going to be double tracked in the end?

Any news on borneo railway development?
Currently, only the KTMB line in the west coast (Padang Besar - Johor Bahru) is going to be double tracked and for most part of the length, to be electrified, as it is the most heavily travelled line, generally, from data, the northern route has more freight services, while the southern route has more passenger services...

I think this project is very comparable to North South Expressway, in terms of route, coverage and the expense of the construction...

After the upgrade, there will be more freight services, speeds on intercity train should be up from 120 km/h (even the 120 km/h speed is rarely achieved due to the century old infrastructure and small curve radius) to 140 km/h or more (design speed : 160 km/h) and we may see the use of EMU for our intercity travel instead of just using diesel locomotive...

The Padang Besar - Johor Bahru line is about 900 something km, out of total KTMB length of 1,699 km...

Borneo railway development? In this case, you meant Sabah, currently there is on-going rehabilitation project to upgrade the level crossing, better communication system and heavier rail, that may allow speed increase and introduce air-conditioned DMU on the line....
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KL Ligh Rail Transit (LRT)
SPNB PROJECTS
- Sri Petaling to Putra Heights & Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights (32km)



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Two extra LRT lines being studied
By SIM LEOI LEOI The Star - 21 August 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (SPNB) is still carrying out a land and engineering study on the proposed two additional light rail transit networks in the Klang Valley.

Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat told Tony Pua (DAP - Petaling Jaya Utara) in Parliament on Thursday that the study would focus on the 32km rail line and 24 new LRT stations.

"The two lines - the STAR network which runs from Sri Petaling to Putra Heights and the Putra network from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights - will be constructed as soon as the study is completed.

"The project will be carried out via private financing infrastructure scheme. We have not yet determined the cost," he said.

To another question from Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi (BN - Batu Pahat) on limiting the number of private vehicles from entering the city, Ong said the matter of public transport in Kuala Lumpur came under the purview of the Federal Territories Ministry.

"It was brought up for discussion during the Cabinet Committee for public transport meeting," he said.

Members of Parliament from both sides of the divide voiced their unhappiness in the Government's decision not to reduce the prices of fuel at the petrol pumps before Sept 1. Salahuddin Ayob (PAS - Kubang Kerian) and Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh (BN - Kalabakan) had complained that the prices at petrol pumps should be revised daily according to the ups and downs according to the global markets.

In reply, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Kong Cho Ha said it would have been good for the Government if it could revise the prices at the petrol pumps daily.

"However, because the Government still gives a 30 sen subsidy on the fuel price, it has to calculate this according to the average price each month," he said.
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- Kota Damansara-Cheras (40km)



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Sunday June 15, 2008 By LEONG SHEN-LI TheStar

PETALING JAYA: More than one million Klang Valley residents will benefit from the much awaited new Kota Damansara-Cheras rail transit line.

The Government had earlier said the new line and extensions should be ready by 2012. Sources said with the average construction period taking three to four years, work would have to start by the end of this year.

The 40km route covers some of the most densely populated areas in the Klang Valley such as Damansara and Cheras as well as the fast growing area of Kota Damansara.

It will also serve the heart of the Golden Triangle, the business and financial hub of Kuala Lumpur.

Currently, the area is only served by KL Monorail, which is already suffering from overcrowding.

The new line, which sources said would cost between RM4bil and RM5bil and will be mostly elevated, will provide the much needed expansion to the current 56km, 48-station light rail transit network, especially in view of the rising fuel prices and the new emphasis on public transport.

The line was announced in October 2006 by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak but little has been heard about it since then.

The alignment, made available to The Star, showed the new line running from Kota Damansara along Persiaran Surian to the Damansara-Puchong Expressway and then heading towards the city centre along the Sprint Expressway, through Bangsar Baru and Jalan Bangsar.

It will then run parallel to the existing Kelana Jaya LRT line (formerly Putra-LRT) to KL Sentral, Pasar Seni and Masjid Jamek before heading to the Golden Triangle along Jalan Raja Chulan.

The route will then pass Pasar Rakyat in Bukit Bintang and then Jalan Tun Razak where it will join Jalan Cheras.

It will continue along the road and the Cheras-Kajang Expressway to the Balakong interchange near Cheras Batu 11.

Passengers will be able to switch with the existing Kelana Jaya LRT line at Bangsar, KL Sentral, Pasar Seni and Masjid Jamek; and the Ampang LRT line (formerly Star-LRT) at Masjid Jamek and Maluri.

There will be around 30 stations along the line, including the interchange stations.

Sources said the route was a “desktop alignment” which would form the basis for the eventual line. The number of stations has also not been finalised.

The final alignment and number of stations is unlikely to vary in any major way from the “desktop” plan.

As with the other lines, the new line will be owned by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd and operated by RapidKL.

While the Government has yet to announce when work will begin on the new line, sources pointed to the “positive statements” by Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop after a briefing session with Backbenchers last Thursday.

Nor had announced that public transport would be getting more incentives, allocations and assistance in Budget 2009 and future budgets.

Sources said the Government was also currently conducting the mid-term review of the 9th Malaysia Plan and there were concerted efforts to get the new line in.

Besides the new line, the Government is also trying to get extensions to the Kelana Jaya and Ampang Lines started.

The extensions will cover Subang Jaya, USJ, Kinrara and Puchong and meet at Putra Heights.
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Monday June 16, 2008 By LEE YUK PENG, TheStar

PETALING JAYA: RapidKL hopes the Government can decide fast on the new 40km Kota Damansara-Cheras rail transit line, which covers some of the most densely populated areas in the Klang Valley.

RapidKL communications general manager Ebi Azly Abdullah said the rail transit line would be a good way of getting people to use the public transportation service.

“Rail should be the backbone of the public transportation system. It can ferry a lot of people in a short period of time.

“Taking the light rail transit to the city will be cheaper,'' said Ebi Azly.

He said this in response to the new rail line and extensions planned to be ready by 2012.

The new line will be owned by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd and operated by RapidKL.

While the Government has yet to announce when work will begin on the new line, sources pointed to the “positive statements” by Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop after a briefing session with Backbenchers last Thursday.

Nor Mohamed had announced that public transportation would be getting more incentives, allocations and assistance under the Budget 2009 and future Budgets.

Sources also said the Government was conducting the mid-term review of the 9th Malaysia Plan and there were concerted efforts to get the new line in.

Besides the new line, the Government is also trying to get extensions to the Kelana Jaya and Ampang Lines.

The extensions will cover Subang Jaya, USJ, Kinrara and Puchong and meet at Putra Heights.

Yesterday, Nor Mohamed also announced that the upcoming 2009 Budget would spell some relief for Malaysians now saddled with higher living costs with its emphasis on a more efficient public transportation system and a knowledge-based economy, among others.

“Various measures are being worked out to ensure as many Malaysians will enjoy some measure of prosperity,” he said after meeting federal Finance Ministry officials in Kota Kinabalu.
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Petaling Jaya Line (21km)
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New LRT lines may save billions in fuel costs
Friday September 5, 2008 By ROYCE CHEAH TheStar

KUALA LUMPUR: More than a million Klang Valley residents stand to benefit from the extension and new light rail transit lines announced in Budget 2009, a three-fold increase from current levels.

Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB) said with the new level of public transport usage, the country could save as much as RM3bil in fuel costs.

The construction of a new 42km Kota Damansara-Cheras LRT line as well as extensions to the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT lines were announced as part of measures to develop public transport under the Budget.

Other measures include the purchase of more trains and buses.

The initiatives will cost a total of RM35bil.

SPNB chief executive officer, Shaipudin Shah Harun, said the first train from the 35 trains that were ordered for the Kelana Jaya LRT line would be operational by September next year.

Speaking to reporters at a special post-budget briefing yesterday, Shaipudin said all the trains, which were ordered in 2006, would be ready by 2011 while the 15km extensions to the Kelana Jaya and Ampang lines would also be ready at about the same time.

“The extensions are now at the detailed design stage and we need about a year for land acquisition,” he said.

Shaipudin said the detailed design stage for the new 42km Kota Damansara-Cheras line would happen by the second quarter of next year adding that this new line would have 32 stations, five of which would be underground.
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First railway project for Sarawak
Wednesday July 9, 2008 TheStar

BINTULU: Sarawak will embark on its first-ever railway project to provide a cheaper form of travel for the people and meet the transportation demands of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said a railway system was the most viable and cheapest form of transportation for people and goods.

“This will be the first railway in Sarawak. The main area involved will span Similajau in Bintulu Division and Tanjung Manis in Mukah division. That area comprises 57% of Sarawak.

“The rail project will be a viable alternative transportation in view of the constantly rising cost of fuel and other costs.

“The SCORE project will bring tremendous benefits and opportunities, not only in terms of industries, but also other spin-offs for the people,” he said at the Conference of District Officers and Residents here.

Taib said the Government would be spending some RM67bil to develop basic infrastructure needed for SCORE to proceed.

“We have now obtained up to RM300bil in investment pledges. The majority will be from the private sectors,” he said.

Taib said the SCORE project would also see the development of the coal industry, which Sarawak has more than one billion tonnes in reserves.

“The Federal Government has already allocated RM3bil to kickstart SCORE,” he said.
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Hehe, LRT and Monorail should be in urban transport section, not here, because LRT and Monorail is not heavy rail like KTM...
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I put the post of LRT & monorail here bcoz JUST want to know how KTM systems will integrate with other KL's rail network in the near future...This is not yet include Klang Valley Outer Ring Rail

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