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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #281
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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #282
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Signalling system, taken from Batang Kali station platform...it is probably controlled by the CTC in KL Sentral...



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Old October 14th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #283
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Thanks for update!
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Old October 14th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #284
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Sarawak hopes to SCORE with railway link
Tuesday October 14, 2008 TheStar

KUCHING: Sarawak plans to build a railway link between Similajau and Tanjung Manis by 2030 to facilitate the transportation of goods in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said the railway project would be studied in conjunction with the development of the Similajau Port in Bintulu division.

“I think it will go to Igan (in central Sarawak) first. Beyond that, it depends on the development of the corridor,” he told reporters after opening a parliamentary discourse on government yesterday.

He added that if the proposed halal hub and deep-sea fishing in Tanjung Manis, in Mukah division, went according to plan in the next seven or eight years, the extension of the railway would become more feasible.

“That’s our ambition €“ to see before the year 2030 a rail link between Similajau and Tanjung Manis that will cut the time of transportation in the whole of the SCORE area,” he said.

The 320km-long corridor in Sarawak’s central region was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in February and will tap into the state’s vast energy resources.

Earlier Taib said, in his speech, that Sarawak had the potential to develop 20,000MW of hydroelectricity and 8,000MW of power from coal-fired stations in SCORE.

“This will give us the ability to attract projects that consume a lot of energy, such as aluminium smelting, iron and steel, and glass manufacturing,” he said. He also said the state would not focus on energy-intensive industries alone but would also develop the agriculture sector, particularly fishing and aquaculture.

In addition, he said SCORE would generate employment opportunities for the state, including 30,000 managerial positions and 70,000 technical and professional jobs.

“We will have to increase our educational institutions and skills-training centres in the next 10 to 15 years to meet this employment need,” he added.
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Wow!!! Excellent tracks and clean. The KTM double tracking is very much unique in SE Asia, for having a well maintained tracks and high tech control and synchronization equipment.

@TWk, has there been any railroad crossings along these double track lines?
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Old October 14th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #286
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Wow!!! Excellent tracks and clean. The KTM double tracking is very much unique in SE Asia, for having a well maintained tracks and high tech control and synchronization equipment.

@TWk, has there been any railroad crossings along these double track lines?
As far as i know, there is not a single level crossing on the double track lines...

Many of the previous level crossings has been closed and a flyover or a pedestrian bridge was built along the double track line...
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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:06 AM   #287
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Source : http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...1504&sec=north

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Railway crossing to be closed
Wednesday May 14, 2008



Access route: Road users at the crossing.

A MANNED railway crossing at Jalan Raja Sulong in Taiping, which is the access road leading to the densely populated Kampung Boyan and Aulong residential areas will be closed to traddic under the RM1.2bil electrified Ipoh-Padang Besar double track project.

Taiping Municipal Council secretary Shahrom Datuk Abdul Malek said residents would now have to use the alternative road, Jalan Raja Salim, located less than 2km away, to get to the two residential areas.

He said the reason behind the closure of the manned railway crossing was because there was no plan to build a flyover there.

“We are aware of the hardship road users have to face once the railway crossing is sealed off.

“We have written to Keretapi Tanah Melayu, MMC-Gamuda and the Perak Government to ask them to rethink their decision and we hope a flyover can be built at Jalan Raja Sulong to accommodate road users,” he said, adding that the council had not received any positive response on the appeal.

He said the council only knew about the closure at a recent briefing on the electrified double track project by MMC-Gamuda JV representatives.

“We were told that a flyover would be built at Jalan Raja Salim but there is no plan to build one at Jalan Raja Sulong,” he said.

Meanwhile work on the RM2.1mil pedestrian-cum-motorcycle flyover in Jalan Air Kuning, Taiping, is expected to be completed mid-next month.

Perak MCA secretary Datuk Ho Cheng Wang who initiated the project said he hoped the public would use the flyover.

Ho said he initiated the project, which began on Nov 15, to prevent fatal accidents at illegal railway crossings in the vici-nity.

He, however, added that pedestrians and cyclists would find difficulty using the 200m-long flyover as it would be rather steep.

“But once the electrified double track project is completed, high fences will be built along the track to prevent trespassing and then users will eventually get used to the idea of using the flyover,” he told reporters when visiting the project site recently.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:50 AM   #288
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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 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.
Rehabilitaion Of Infrastructure for Sabah State Railways

The first phase of the Short Term Improvement Plan for the Sabah State Railway (SSR) was completed in November 2003. This RM10.67 million project was carried out jointly by KTM Berhad and SSR to sustain the present train operation and ensure that the minimum safety standard of the railway is maintained. Scope of work involved supply and renewal of sleepers and repairs of SSR’s existing rolling stocks.

The second phase of the Short Term Improvement Plan has been instituted to enhance SSR’s operational capability and safety that entails rehabilitation and upgrading of the railway infrastructure, rolling stock, signalling and communication systems. Implementation of the second phase has been approved by the Government and the completion of the work is expected within 3 years. Although geographically and administratively SSR has never been under KTM Berhad’s purview, KTM Berhad has been entrusted to undertake the implementation of the project on behalf of the Federal Government. All activities ranging from studies, data collection, preparation of needs statement, monitoring and site supervision will be utilising KTM Berhad’s in-house expertise.

The award of construction contract was formalised on 09 December 2004 and expected to be completed by mid 2007.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:51 AM   #289
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very nice small stations.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #290
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Ipoh Station
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Malaysian railway stations look really nice.
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The Station Looksss.... ahemmmm.... Ah... First World... Yeah...
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Old October 18th, 2008, 06:21 AM   #293
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http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info...7.htm&arc=hive

Found this, very recent news on new Kuala Kangsar station, which is one of stations on the Ipoh-Padang Besar project...

After some oppositions from the local people over possible land acquistion on their ancestral land for the construction of the new station in new location, the new Kuala Kangsar station will be build on the same spot that currently the current station building sits on...the idea of building the new station building on the same spot, are agreed by KTMB and the contractor, MMC-Gamuda...

The new station building may have Moorish architecture and construction of the new station building, may start at the end of this year...
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Old October 19th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #294
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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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View of the track northwards, at the end of Tanjung Malim station platform...



Railway river bridge across Sungai Bernam (Bernam river), it is the border of the Selangor state and Perak state...



Project signboard, about the track strengthening project from Seremban to Rembau


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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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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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ONG: KL-Ipoh commuter train service will only start in 2010
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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RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AT BATU GAJAH
Minister Officiates The Ground Breaking Of Batu Gajah’s New Railway Station




Topographic Map Showing Location Of Project Site

The Minister of Transport Dato’ Sri Chan Kong Choy officiated Batu Gajah’s new railway station at a ground breaking ceremony at Kampung Pisang Batu Gajah, Perak.

In his speech he said the KTM Berhad's Central Workshop and Railway Training Centre would be set up there to help boost Batu Gajah town as the hub for major railway-based activities in the country.

Two complexes, would be developed on the 160-hectare site and are expected to be completed in 2008 at a total cost of about RM400 million. They would have a combined workforce of 500.

The first complex, i.e the central workshop, would replace those found in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. It is a part of the new Rail Infrastructure Development Project, and would undertake major maintenance and overhaul on KTM's rolling stock.

Another important complex would be the new railway-training centre, which would accommodate the growing demand for expertise in the railway sector and to enhance manpower skills.

The project is one of the 12 under the electrified double-tracking project connecting Rawang and Ipoh. The others are in Serendah, Rasa, Batang Kali, Kuala Kubu Baru, Tanjung Malim, Behrang, Slim River, Sungkai, Tapah Road, Kampar and Ipoh.

Dato’ Sri Chan added that the proposed training centre could also play the role of "centre of excellence" that could benefit other railway authorities in Southeast Asia.

The Railway Infrastructure Development Project as a whole would also act as a catalyst for downstream activities in the area. This will create the much needed employment opportunities and raise the quality of life of the people of Perak, and Batu Gajah.

Also present at the function were Barisan Nasional candidate for Batu Gajah Datuk Ong Ka Chuan, Transport Ministry secretary-general Datuk Zaharah Shaari, KTMB chairman Tan Sri Thong Yaw Hong and KTMB managing director Encik Mohd Salleh Abdullah.

DRB-HICOM Berhad is the main contractor for Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) electrified double-tracking project.

by KonstantineChoo of ktmrailwayfan.com
Batu Gajah station

Design, Construction to Completion, Testing, Commissioning
and Maintenance of Railway Development at Batu Gajah, Perak
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A train stopping at Tanjung Malim station



Platforms of the station


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Seems like there are 3 platforms for this typical halt!?
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Hehe, Tanjung Malim is not a halt, but a station, infact, a major one! It is the first station in Perak, if you arrive from KL...

Three platforms, the stations serve Intercity currently....in future, it will be one of the stop for the KL-Ipoh shuttle train (precursor to the KL-Ipoh rapid intercity train service) and the terminus for the Komuter in the north!

This station different from other halts and stations of the Rawang-Ipoh, in the sense that it does have two entrances with full ticket counter in both entrances, unlike most halts which has 2 entrances, but only one full ticket counter...
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Hehe, Tanjung Malim is not a halt, but a station, infact, a major one! It is the first station in Perak, if you arrive from KL...

Three platforms, the stations serve Intercity currently....in future, it will be one of the stop for the KL-Ipoh shuttle train (precursor to the KL-Ipoh rapid intercity train service) and the terminus for the Komuter in the north!

This station different from other halts and stations of the Rawang-Ipoh, in the sense that it does have two entrances with full ticket counter in both entrances, unlike most halts which has 2 entrances, but only one full ticket counter...
Well...Then I can reach Proton City at Tanjung Malim of Perak by easily!
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