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Old June 17th, 2009, 04:32 AM   #401
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Butterworth railway station, Penang

The main railway station in Penang, situated near to container terminal, ferry terminal and intercity bus terminal...







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Old June 18th, 2009, 06:13 AM   #402
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Old June 18th, 2009, 11:44 AM   #403
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For sure...Thailand would do well to learn from them...especially what has been done with meter-gauge railways. Awesome stuff!
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Old June 18th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #404
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Seremban railway station, Negeri Sembilan

Opened in 1910, it is one of the very few stations in KTM Komuter, which retains colonial style station building...the station is the southern terminus of KTM Komuter service, from Rawang in the north, to Seremban in the south...

Stations further than Seremban to the south, served by KTM intercity trains instead...


Station building viewed from the main road



Another side of the station, left side, as you can see, there are lifts for disabled commuters...


Buildings around the station area...

Seremban Parade shopping centre


Seremban post office


Driving lane in front of station entrance


Ticket counters


Station interior, the interior is unique compared to most KTM Komuter stations, it preserves wood interior, unlike most stations which are of brick interior...

The facilities in the station for the convenience of commuters are ATM, cafeteria, Mcdonald's kiosk, shop selling food and newspaper stand




Platform of the Seremban station, one side platform and one island platform (Platform number 1, 2 and 3)
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Old June 18th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #405
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Source : http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info...2.htm&arc=hive

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Landasan berkembar Padang Besar-KL


KANGAR 17 Jun - Sekarang, kita terpaksa mengambil masa lebih 10 jam dalam kereta api dari utara Semenanjung untuk tiba di ibu negara.

Waktu lebih 10 jam itu melibatkan perjalanan dari Padang Besar untuk sampai di Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral).

Masa yang begitu panjang itu terpaksa diambil kerana pengangkutan Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd. (KTMB) masih belum mencapai tahap sistem yang paling terkini.

Bagi memenuhi tuntutan pelanggan, KTMB kini menyiapkan projek meganya iaitu Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Ipoh-Padang Besar berharga RM12.5 bilion.

"Apabila projek itu siap nanti, perjalanan menggunakan kereta api dari Padang Besar ke Kuala Lumpur hanya mengambil masa lima jam berbanding sekarang lebih 10 jam," kata Pengurus Besar Pengurusan Projek KTMB, Hilmi Mohamad (gambar).

Beliau menyatakan perkara itu ketika menyampaikan taklimat berhubung kedudukan semasa Projek Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Ipoh-Padang Besar kepada Raja Muda Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail di Stesen KTMB Padang Besar di sini, baru-baru ini.

Raja Puan Muda Perlis, Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen Akashah berangkat sama ke majlis tersebut.

Menurut Hilmi, apabila projek berkenaan siap, landasan berkembar elektrik itu boleh menampung penggunaan 200 perjalanan kereta api sehari.

"Sehingga 31 Mei lepas, projek berharga RM12.48 bilion itu sudah siap 25.67 peratus. Daripada jumlah itu pula, kerja-kerja yang telah disiapkan di Perlis sudah mencapai 16.36 peratus.

"Landasan yang melibatkan Perlis ialah antara Arau-Padang Besar sepanjang 35 kilometer. Sehingga kini pembinaan landasan sudah memasuki 10 kilometer," ujarnya.

Hilmi menyatakan, pembinaan projek yang bermula 7 Januari 2008 itu dijadualkan mengambil masa 60 bulan atau lima tahun iaitu dirancang siap 7 Januari 2013.

Katanya, landasan yang dibina itu melibatkan Perak, Kedah, Pulau Pinang dan Perlis itu akan meningkatkan lagi mutu perkhidmatan KTMB kepada pelanggan.

Hilmi menyatakan, projek pembinaan landasan moden yang melibatkan 329 kilometer itu terbahagi kepada dua jajaran iaitu jajaran utama dan jajaran Kedah.

Kata beliau, jajaran utama melibatkan landasan Ipoh, Perak-Butterworth, Pulau Pinang sepanjang 171 kilometer.

Tambahnya, jajaran Kedah pula melibatkan Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang-Padang Besar, Perlis sejauh 158 kilometer.
According from this article, currently, travel from KL Sentral to Padang Besar, near to Thai border takes more than 10 hours...



When the Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double tracking project is completed, KL Sentral to Padang Besar journey time will be 5 hours...

Currently, as seen from KTMB website, the Ekspres Langkawi (Langkawi Express) departs from KL Sentral at 8 pm, then arrives at Padang Besar at 9.10 am on the following day....that means the whole journey takes about 13 hours and 10 minutes....

By improving it to 5 hours, the journey time will be cut more than half, when the whole project is ready...
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Old June 18th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #406
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For sure...Thailand would do well to learn from them...especially what has been done with meter-gauge railways. Awesome stuff!
As our railway system is connected to Thailand, it is not feasible for Malaysia to convert to standard gauge, because that will compromise our connectiob with Thailand and there are freight train services to Thailand as well...

The best that Malaysia can do, is to upgrade the existing single track to the electrified double track, with better alignment to improve both passenger and freight services...
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #407
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Yes, this is what I'm saying, converting the gauge would be very expensive, whereas Malaysia's solution is both very effective (10h-->5h, now that's what I call progress ) and utilizes the available resources to the max.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 05:28 AM   #408
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The Electrified Double Track project from Ipoh to Padang Besar (329 Km)
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Old June 28th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #409
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are they going to lay 2 tracks on the new foundation or only one new track and maintain the old one? they could even have 3 tracks, which means a fast intercity train could overtake the slower freigt one, while leaving the northbound track free. cheers
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Old June 28th, 2009, 05:07 PM   #410
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I don't know about this project, but for previous project like Rawang-Ipoh electrified double tracking project, the old track was dismantled and in place, only the new double track with different alignment, built...
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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:54 PM   #411
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Old June 30th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #412
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Johor plans RM7b double-rail project
Published: Tuesday June 30, 2009 MYT 6:42:00 PM
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI and MOHD FARHAAN SHAH

JOHOR BARU: The Government is planning a double-tracking rail project worth about RM7.5bil in the state with Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB).

Local Government, Housing, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Ahmad Zahri Jamil said the proposed project would be under the 10th Malaysian Plan.

“It will also cover rail bridge crossings statewide. Among the affected bridges are those in Jalan Abad, Century Garden, Jalan Kebun The, Jalan Stulang Baru and Kampung Melayu,” he said at the Johor State Assembly here Tuesday.

He told Adam Sumiru (BN-Tanjung Puteri) that the proposed project was estimated to cover 197km of rail track across the state.

“However, the proposed project is subject to the approval of the Transport Ministry as well as the Economic Planning Unit (EPU).”
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Old June 30th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #413
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK BETWEEN RAWANG AND IPOH (179 km)
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT BETWEEN RAWANG AND IPOH (179 km)
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DRB jumps after reported bid for rail project
Published: 2009/06/29

DRB-Hicom Bhd, a Malaysian auto and construction group, jumped in Kuala Lumpur trading after a financial newspaper said the company bid to build a railway line from Gemas to southern Johor state for RM8 billion (US$2.3 billion).

At close, the shares climbed 3.9 per cent to RM1.08, the highest level since June 15.

The double track spans 250 kilometers and will rival a bid by Global Rail Sdn Bhd, which is partnering China Infraglobe Consortium, the newspaper said. - Bloomberg
DRB-HICOM denies making bid for rail project
Published: 2009/06/30

DRB-HICOM Bhd, a Malaysian auto and construction group, denied a newspaper report that it made a proposal to build a railway line from Gemas to southern Johor state for RM8 billion (US$2.3 billion).

“The company has not recently submitted any proposal to the government including the above and as such, is not aware of the basis for the said article,” DRB said in a statement to the Malaysian stock exchange today. -- Bloomberg
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Project manager to look into land issue within two weeks
Saturday July 4, 2009

KTM double track project manager Zainal Abidin Awi has agreed to study how the project could be modified to ease the bur- den of Kampung Elong villagers in Penanti, Penang, whose land is affected by the project.

He asked for two weeks to look into the matter after listening to their grievances at a dialogue session held recently.

Deputy Chief Minister (I) Mansor Othman, who was present, said he would discuss the matter with all the state executive councillors before calling for another round of dialogue session with the villagers.

He told reporters that three important issues were raised during the dialogue session.

“They are unhappy with the building of the flyover there as it is not going to benefit them and will result in more traffic flow and con-gestions.

“The residents at Taman Suria Aman are unhappy that the main access road into their housing area will be closed and replaced with an alternative road,” he said.

He said residents also hoped the developer could do something to save a group of traditional kampung houses.

Besides the some 50 affected villagers, representatives from the MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture, KTMB and the Seberang Prai Muni-cipal Council also attended the dialogue session.

Also present was state Public Works, Utilities and Transportation Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng.

Earlier, a resident, Ibrahim Ahmad, 78, said the compensation did not reflect the current cost of living.

“We cannot buy a comfortable house with the compensation money.

“I am not opposing the government’s project but it should be a win-win situation for both parties,” he said.

Omar Yusop, 62, who gets a monthly pension of RM400, said he has been having sleepless nights since he knew about the project.

“I hope they will give us another house elsewhere,” he added.

Businessman Yap Kim Gui, 34, from Taman Suria Aman said the main road to the housing area would be closed and replaced with a nalternative road, which he said would be a longer route.

“If I had known that the project was going to cause difficulties, I would not have purchased the house,” he said.
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The Electrified Double Track project from Ipoh to Padang Besar (329 Km)

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