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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:09 AM   #21
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I think the gov should convert to the standard gauge especially for the high speed comuter train as the 1m gauge is normally used for mountain climbing just like the one used in Switzerland where they have hilly areas. The only track that uses the standard gauge is the ERL train that rans from KL to KLIA. But we have to remember the cost the gov have to bear especially in converting these tracks.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 06:07 AM   #22
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Yeah ... The cost for converting meter gauge to standard gauge is VERY high indeed ... because you need to do it nationwide and the gauge breaking at Padang besar and Rantau Panjang ... Furthermore, theyu need to ask SRT to0 folow the suit by coverting the main trunk lien form Padang Besar all the weay up to Chiang Mai

Just conveting the gauge alone won't work, the realignment of the tracks to fit into High spedd rail version (4000-m welded steel rail vs the current 400 yard welded rail,
3000-meter radius curve vs the 200-400 meter radius curves etc etc) ....

The error of the track at the cuirve will be 1435 mm +/- 2 mm to be qualfied as high speed track .. Failture to do so wil cause the derails

Portable Interferometer will be used for accurate gauge measurement though ...
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Old February 15th, 2005, 09:36 AM   #23
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What are the current disadvantages that the network has with not having a standard gauge?
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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:55 AM   #24
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Probably, the rolling stock production since they have to import fro motehr coutnry and many of the m have produced rolligns stock for the stqandard gauge .. the rolling stock for meter gauge require specialized facility to produce ....
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 04:57 PM   #25
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Why are the tracks so far apart? Is it for a possible third non-stopping track or to accommodate future widening to standard gauge? (or both)

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The Ipoh station design seems to be a good conservation effort with the new wave roof not intruding too much on the station.

Nazrey, I know the ext further north was cancelled/deferred by the PM (late 2003/early 2004). Can you advise on what are the current plans for future ext north of Ipoh.
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Old March 13th, 2005, 11:51 AM   #34
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The Ipoh station design seems to be a good conservation effort with the new wave roof not intruding too much on the station.

Nazrey, I know the ext further north was cancelled/deferred by the PM (late 2003/early 2004). Can you advise on what are the current plans for future ext north of Ipoh.
Some news in 2004....

KTMB to benefit from Asean rail link

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) expects landbridge services to rise this and in subsequent years due to the integration of the Asean rail link stretching from Singapore to Kunming in China.

“The integration of the Asean rail link will benefit freight services by rail as it is cheaper, efficient and regular. Our strategy is to develop along this area,” said KTMB chairman Tan Sri Datuk Thong Yaw Hong after a signing ceremony of a RM100 million five-year charter deal between KTMB and Freight Management (M) Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 7.

Under the agreement, KTMB will provide wagons and locomotives to Freight Management to facilitate cargo shipment by rail from Port Klang to Bangkok, Thailand. Of the RM100 million, about RM65 million will accrue to KTMB for its services.

The deal is based on the containerised rail cargo service operated between Malaysia and Thailand by KTMB and the State Railway of Thailand. Freight Management is en route to a listing on the Second Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd.

Landbridge services are a major contributor to KTMB’s freight revenue. Last year, landbridge services recorded a revenue of RM33.4 million, which accounted for 39% of KTMB’s total freight revenue of RM99.2 million.

Landbridge services mean cargo containers are loaded at a port and shipped across the country by rail to a foreign land. In 2002, revenue from landbridge services rose to RM29.5 million from RM23.5 million in 2001.

The planned Asean rail ink will materialise when Cambodia begins construction of a 48km rail line from Poipet to Sisophon, which is expected to be completed by next year.

When completed, it would link Phnom Penh to the Cambodian-Thai border for the first time by rail. KTMB is currently sharing its rail expertise and technical know-how with the Cambodian government.

The Asean rail link project aims to build a railway that runs through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and thereafter to Kunming, China. The portion from Singapore to Thailand has existed for years as has the stretch from Vietnam to Kunming. The 48-km missing link would bring Cambodia closer to joining the two segments.
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BTW the current project of KTMB there are:

Project - Introduction



The Project Management Division/PMD (formerly known as Special Projects) was specially formed in 1989 to manage the Electrified Double Track Project in the Klang Valley. Since then, the division has been entrusted by the Government to manage all Government funded projects notably in RMK7 and RMK8 Development Plans. Her main roles are to co-ordinate and integrate KTMB’s internal departments’ requirements for establishing and defining business, engineering, operational specifications and needs of a project, for approval by the Government. Subsequently, PMD shall managed all contractual, implementation and interfacing matters to realise the successful completion of the project

The major projects currently handled by the Division are :-

- ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK BETWEEN RAWANG AND IPOH
- RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AT BATU GAJAH
- EIGHTH MALAYSIA PLANS (RMK8) 2001-2005

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b) Construction Of New Commuter Stations
- MidValley Station
- Kepong Sentral Station
c) Rehabilitation Of Infrastructure For Sabah State Railways
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Some news in 2004....
The planned Asean rail ink will materialise when Cambodia begins construction of a 48km rail line from Poipet to Sisophon, which is expected to be completed by next year.

When completed, it would link Phnom Penh to the Cambodian-Thai border for the first time by rail. KTMB is currently sharing its rail expertise and technical know-how with the Cambodian government.

The Asean rail link project aims to build a railway that runs through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and thereafter to Kunming, China. The portion from Singapore to Thailand has existed for years as has the stretch from Vietnam to Kunming. The 48-km missing link would bring Cambodia closer to joining the two segments.
Nazey, Thanks for all of this info. On the TAR, Kunming - Sinapore Asean working gp, I have some updated info in the form of a power point presentation which I'll upload sometime soon.
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Be glad it's faster than our commuter trains in Seattle, the diesel-electric locomotives pull 5 car trains up to 79 mph speed limit. 99 mph is 20 mph faster, so it would save some time.
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Old March 14th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #38
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RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AT BATU GAJAH







Minister Officiates The Ground Breaking Of Batu Gajah’s New Railway Station - 18th March 2004

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.



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Rail Infrastructure Development At Batu Gajah

The State Government of Perak has designated a plot of land of approximately 400 acres to accommodate the development of the new railway facilities in Batu Gajah. This project involves the construction of a new workshop, EMU depot, training centre and quarters for critical staff.


The preliminary survey work and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study were completed in July 2003. The Government is expected to appoint Detailed Design Consultants by mid 2004.


Completion is targeted by mid 2008 in order to accommodate relocation of the existing workshop facilities in Sentul. This would enable the site presently occupied by the Sentul Workshop to be handed over to Sentul Raya Sdn. Bhd. for further commercial development

Topographic And Surrounding View For Batu Gajah Project Site

1) Topographic Map Showing Location Of Project Site



2) View of area showing duck rearing area in a pond within the site



3) View of Pond located to the southwest of project site

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- EIGHTH MALAYSIA PLANS (RMK8) 2001-2005

a) Rolling Stock Upgrading
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