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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:01 PM   #301
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Well...Then I can reach Proton City at Tanjung Malim of Perak by easily!
You need a car from the station to Proton City, it is not that near
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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:14 PM   #302
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How about the old inter city train (Alstom, etc.) when Ipoh-Padang Besar finish?
Is it still in use?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:20 PM   #303
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How about the old inter city train (Alstom, etc.) when Ipoh-Padang Besar finish?
Is it still in use?
I think when the Ipoh-Padang Besar project completed, diesel locomotives (like Class 23,24,25,26 and 29) will still be there and normal intercity trains will still exist, because latest news may suggest that Butterworth - Padang Besar section may not be electrified, although still double tracked...afterall, i don't mind to see such changes, as that section, is indeed more cargo oriented than passenger, although there are some passenger trains stopping there...

Ipoh-Butterworth section , from the latest news, there should be no change and considering this line has more passengers than the Butterworth-Padang Besar section, so it will be still electrified and double tracked...
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:34 PM   #304
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This is a news on Sabah state railway project....

Source : http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=60497

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'Aeroport' plan still on

Kota Kinabalu: Plans have been mooted to re-develop the rail station at Tanjung Aru into a centre of connectivity or "aeroport" for all public vehicles.

"We did propose to upgrade the Tg Aru station as a centre of transport connectivity where train, taxis, coaches and buses would be stationed," said Deputy Chief Minister cum Infrastructure Development Minister, Datuk Raymond Tan.

"We are still looking into the proposal," he said.

"As for upgrading work on the railway tracks, it is on-going and we are reducing the number of illegal level crossings especially along the Putatan area to reduce and avoid fatal road accidents on the crossings.

"We also provide access roads for the public to send and pick their children from schools and residential areas besides avoiding road congestion in the area.

"Once the upgrading work on the tracks are completed, we will fence the tracks as a measure of road safety and coordinate the level crossings to cut down fatal accidents on the tracks," he said.

Tan was speaking to reporters after chairing the 6th annual general meeting of the Sabah Road Safety Council here on Monday.

He said they would also explore the possibility of extending and improving rail services.

"The Ministry is also making efforts to reduce the number of accidents on the tracks and improve the locomotives and carriages as well. We would encourage the public to use the train services as an alternative form of public transportation by providing better locomotives that are comfortable and faster, at least from Tanjung Aru to Beaufort.

"In fact, we have purchased two new locomotives that are built to specific designs which will arrive here by next year from China apart from using the existing locomotives and carriages," he said.

On rehabilitation work on the Tenom railway track that was affected following a mishap in April this year, Tan said they have carried out some temporary measures to improve the derailed tracks by restoring the affected slips.

For new alignment of the tracks, he said they have asked the consultant to do a study on re-designing the existing alignment.

On April 9, the a train derailed and plunged into Sungai Padas shortly after it left the station here for Beaufort.

Two people died, 16 sustained injuries and the others received outpatient treatment.

The accident occurred about five kilometres from the Tenom train station here, opposite the Pangi hydro power plant.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:02 AM   #306
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Source : http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v5....php?id=367317

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KTM Commuter Plans Shuttle Services To Overcome Overcrowding During Peak Hours

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 Bernama) -- KTM Commuter plans to introduce shuttle services between Kajang and Sungai Buloh as well as between Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam to overcome overcrowding during peak hours.

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) managing director Abd Radzak Abd Malek said that by year end, six commuter sets would be deployed for the new services from 5.30am to 9am and from 4pm to 8pm.

This would be done by putting three additional coaches into operations, he said. Presently, 28 commuter units were used for the Seremban-Rawang and Port Klang-Sentul commuter routes, he added.

The additional coaches would reduce overcrowding by 35 percent, he told reporters at the Aidilfitri celebration at KL Sentral station here Saturday.

He also announced that KTMB would introduce express coaches from KL Sentral to Ipoh in mid-2010 following the completion of the Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh double tracking project.

He said five trains with each having six coaches would be used to ferry up to 300 passengers at any one time but the frequency and fare had not been determined. The train's top speed would be 140 kilometres per hour, he said.

On the double tracking project in Penang which had been affected by floods, Radzak said the work would resume in a week.

-- BERNAMA


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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #307
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Day and night at Tanjung Malim station...















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Old October 26th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #308
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Source : http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=aGwXKvp1yE8o

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Marubeni Gets $67 Million Malaysia Train-Car Order, Nikkei Says

By Stanley White

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Marubeni Corp., the Japanese trading house that's helping build a rail tunnel under The Bosporus Strait, won a 240 million ringgit ($67 million) order for 30 train cars from Malaysia's government, the Nikkei newspaper said.

The cars will be used on a new 180-kilometer (112-mile) rail link between Kuala Lumpur and the northern city of Ipoh, Nikkei reported without saying where it got the information.

Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and South Korea's Hyundai Rotem Co. will manufacture the cars for delivery by 2010, the newspaper said.

None of the companies were available for comment.
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Do trains go further than Hat yai? Like on to Bangkok?
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Old October 27th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #310
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Do trains go further than Hat yai? Like on to Bangkok?
Well, KTM locomotive (loco change in Padang Besar) do not travel further than Padang Besar (normally KTM passenger can book a ticket to Hat Yai though), when the KTM locomotive reaches Padang Besar, the train consists (carriage number and arrangement), can be different (to Hat Yai), in which it is shorter than its journey from KL Sentral to Butterworth and Butterworth to Padang Besar...

Normally, a passenger at Padang Besar would wait for a change of train locomotive from KTM loco to SRT loco ( a few KTM carriage attached to SRT loco, if i am not mistaken), for the journey from Padang Besar to Hat Yai....

I think there is one international service from SRT, Bangkok to Butterworth...

But don't quote me for that, this is based from what i heard only, i think Khun Wisarut can answer it better

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Old October 29th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #311
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KL to Ipoh in three hours by train from Dec 1
NST Online » NewsBreak 2008/10/29 By : June Ramli

KUALA LUMPUR:

Beginning Dec 1, there will be more train services between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur.

The service, which starts as early as 5am, will enable those living in Ipoh to use it to come to work in Kuala Lumpur.

“We plan to make Ipoh the next Seremban, where people can work in Kuala Lumpur but still live in Ipoh. Over there everything is cheaper, including properties, and people can save a lot of money if they stay in Ipoh, ” said KTM Berhad managing director Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Malek after launching the MS 1722 certification for safety management and health at a hotel here today.

Abdul Razak said the train from Ipoh will make 10 stops - Batu Gajah, Kampar, Tapah, Sungkai, Tanjung Malim, Kuala Kubu Baru, Sungai Buloh, Kepong Sentral, the old Kuala Lumpur train station and KL Sentral.

The last train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh will leave at 9.45pm and will reach Ipoh at 12.30am. There will be 10 trips a day, with five from Ipoh and the rest from KL.

Abdul Razak said the fare will be as low as RM10 each way, adding that KTMB was looking to emulate budget airline AirAsia in offering low fares to encourage more people to travel by rail since there was no flight services in Ipoh.

The train service between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur will take just under three hours.

“We hope to slash the travel period to 2 hours and 15 minutes when we get the five new sets of trains from South Korea in 2010, ” he said, adding that the new sets cost a total of RM240 million.

Abdul Razak also said that KTMB was planning to extend its commuter train services from Rawang to Tanjung Malim in July. The journey will take 30 minutes each way.
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Ipoh-KL by train in 3 hours
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Old October 30th, 2008, 10:32 AM   #314
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Maybe we can see the plan for KL-Ipoh route for now and future:

2008 : Diesel locomotive, 120 km/h, 3 hours
2010 : EMU, 140 km/h, 2 hours 15 minutes

Non-stop service from KL-Ipoh, by using EMU, should be less than 2 hours or probably 1 hour 50 minutes according to a website...
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 03:41 PM   #316
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Express Rail Link (ERL)

Tracks and signalling system


Siemens Desiro EMU


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Old November 5th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #317
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Work On Double-track Railway Line To Resume Soon
November 05, 2008 16:49 PM

BUTTERWORTH, Nov 5 (Bernama) -- The Penang government will retract its stop-work order on the electric double-track railway line in the state soon after all problems which crop up due to the project implementation have been resolved.

State Agriculture and Agrobased Industry, Rural Development and Flood Mitigation Committee Chairman Law Choo Kiang said the move would also be taken following action by the project contractor, MMC Corporation Berhad-Gamuda Berhad (MMC-Gamuda JV), in meeting the specifications as stipulated in the project.

"They (contractor) have taken action against all problems (raised by the state government) and almost resolved all the problems," he said when contacted today.

Law said a report on the matter would be sent to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng later today.

On Oct 22, the state government issued an order for MMG-Gamuda JV to stop work immediately on the project following floods in Jawi which was said to be caused by the project implementation.

Following which, a committee chaired by Law was formed to monitor the project implementation.

Meanwhile, state Drainage and Irrigation Department director Hanapi Mohamad Noor said following a meeting, involving the state government, the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), MMC-Gamuda JV and several other government agencies, it was agreed that monitoring on the implementation of the double-track project be conducted at the district.

Through this mechanism, the contractor would have to refer to the relevant district agencies where the project was being implemented, he told reporters after launching an environmental campaign near Sungai Juru here today.

The electrified double-track project (EDTP) between Ipoh and Padang Besar, stretching 329 kilometres and costing RM12.485 billion, is expected to be ready in 2013.

-- BERNAMA
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Old November 5th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #318
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A tunnel just north of the Seremban station, currently it is the only tunnel which is electrified...that will soon be changed with proposed tunnels which are electrified in Ipoh-Padang Besar project and Seremban-Gemas project...



Just outside from the Seremban station, here is the rail stacking yard, which can be viewed from KTM Komuter, if look closely, the signboard does mentioned KTMB and IRCON, i am wonder, if this rail inside this stacking yard, will be used for Seremban-Gemas project?



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Tracks and signalling system


Siemens Desiro EMU


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Wow, very modern... This train can run at max. speed of 160kph.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #320
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Wow, very modern... This train can run at max. speed of 160kph.
It's a lot more comfortable than KTM Komuter and obviously, fare is a bit higher as well...but it is generally punctual...

Thailand will have Siemens Desiro for their Airport Rail Link as well, but different version...
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