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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #441
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT BETWEEN RAWANG AND IPOH (179 km)



KTM ฺBatu Gajah station, Perak
Brand new KTM station where Kampung Pisang is. BG will become KTM headquartes for maintenance and training in 2009.





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KTMB for comfort, convenience, speed
Thursday September 10, 2009
By LESTER KONG



All aboard!: KTMB’s new Electric Train Set is
capable of speeds up to 140kmh.


In its modernisation drive, KTMB has constantly upgraded itself to be a more convenient, timely and comfortable mode of public transport.

KTM Berhad has its origins in Malaysia’s pre-independence era but it has come a long way since then as one of the country’s most well-known institutions.

In its modernisation drive, KTM Berhad or known as KTMB in short, has constantly upgraded itself to be a more convenient, timely and comfortable mode of transport for its customers.

KTMB President Dr Aminuddin Adnan said the railway company was proud to have even more tricks up its sleeve as part of its transformation and modernisation drive to attract more passengers to enjoy train rides in Malaysia.

Buying KTMB tickets will be made easier with several key ticketing services already in place, he said.

He said the e-Ticket system allows passengers travelling on board the KTM Intercity to buy their tickets online via KTMB’s website.

By logging on to KTMB’s website, www.ktmb.com.my, passengers can buy their tickets from any location without having to go the ticket counter.

“Ticket purchase via online is proven to be more convenient, safe and may be carried out anywhere, anytime and may be made using either VISA or MasterCard.

“This hassle-free transaction is in line with the development of our online technology and with the new cashless era.



Future plans: An artist’s impression of the future
Ipoh-Padang Besar station along the Ipoh-Seremban route.


KTM is also part of the e-KL project developed by MAMPU, where passengers can send SMS messages to 15888 to check on KTM Intercity timetable, fare and station location.

Apart from that, KTM Intercity passengers can also book their tickets via their mobile phone through KTMB’s SMS service.

“KTM Intercity passengers can also book their tickets via their mobile phone through Short Messaging Service (SMS).

“This is a hassle-free ticket reservation system. Passengers do not have to call our stations or Call Centre. They can just send SMS, follow the instructions and collect their tickets later at a more convenient time,” he said.

At the moment, Dr Aminuddin said, SMS booking can be used to book economy class to the East Coast and Northern region and Second Class to the Southern Region.

He said passengers only need to send the SMS to 32425. Each transaction will be charged RM0.50.

“Passengers may also purchase KTM Intercity tickets via the OnePay system available at Petronas Mesra outlets and OnePay terminals nationwide.

“The receipt printed upon purchase is considered a valid ticket and may be used for travel.

“This is another convenience brought by KTMB for passengers, especially those who are located quite far from the railway station and do not have access to the internet,” he said, adding that a full list of participating Petronas Mesra Stations and OnePay Kiosks can be found at KTMB’s website.

Dr Aminuddin said KTMB has a new toy in its ranks in the form of five new sets of electric trains that promises to provide a faster and more comfortable ride.

“With a speed of 140km/h, the new trains are expected to offer a smoother and speedier ride on new tracks.

“Passengers would be able to reach Seremban from Ipoh and vice-versa in about three hours.

“Other features including brand new coaches that are complete with unisex toilets, disabled-friendly washrooms, a cafeteria and power sockets for those working on the go”.

“With the completion of this track, we are enabling Ipoh residents to commute to Kuala Lumpur on a daily basis, a few times day.

“In fact, in the future, it is possible for Ipoh residents to stay in Ipoh and work in Kuala Lumpur or even down to Seremban, catching the morning and late evening train to go and come back from work,” he said.

He said the first set of trains is expected to be delivered by December 2009 and KTMB plans to start the service by March 2010.

“This is an important route as it will connect passengers to a wide variety of interconnected prime networks.

“This new service will provide seamless connectivity between KTM Berhad and Kuala Lumpur’s other important terminals such as the LCCT (via Nilai Station) and KLIA (via Bandar Tasik Selatan and KL Sentral stations),” he said.

Meanwhile, he said the Ipoh-Padang Besar and Seremban-Gemas electrified double tracking projects are well underway and are expected to be completed by 2013.

“These routes consist of a number of stations with well-equipped facilities, such as facilities for the disabled, lifts, ample parking, prayer rooms, spacious lobby, covered platform, user friendly station area, and many other amenities,” he said.

Dr Aminuddin said the Sentul–Batu Caves electrified double track project will also be an alternative public transportation for commuters along the Batu Caves, Selayang and Kuala Lumpur network.

“New train stations will be built along the new route. These stations are Batu Kentonmen, Kampung Batu, Taman Wahyu and Batu Caves.

“These stations and the new route will definitely draw more passengers, especially foreign tourists and Hindu devotees to the Hindu temple, as the Batu Caves Station is located right next to the temple itself,” he said, adding it was expected to be completed in April 2010.

Dr Aminuddin said KTM Berhad is upgrading stations to include covered platforms at various KTM Komuter stations in the Klang Valley to protect passengers from the elements.

“Previously, most platforms were uncovered so passengers were affected during rainy or hot sunny days,” he said, adding that the entire refurbishment project was due to be completed in December 2013.

“Park & Pay passengers at KTM Komuter stations will not be left out as the parking facilities will also be expanded to include, among others, multi-storey carparks.

“As the ridership is increasing and we are expecting more passengers, KTM Komuter is making more space for vehicle parking, with covered walkways from the parking to the station for a more convenient transit,” he said.

He said KTM Berhad is also in the midst of upgrading facilities for the disabled at various KTM Komuter stations in the Klang Valley.

“A total of 12 stations have and will be upgraded to OKU-friendly stations. At present, seven stations have been successfully upgraded, which include, among others, Subang Jaya, Bank Negara, Kepong Sentral, MidValley, Kajang and Seremban. This project is expected to be completed by May 2010.

“Various Klang Valley stations would also be installed with Wi-Fi services to enable people on the go to surf and work while waiting for the train to arrive. This project is expected to be completed by October 2012”, he said.

With all the recent developments in the modernisation of KTM system and facilities, passengers can expect a more reliable, convenient, comfortable and hassle-free travel in the near future on the KTM Berhad rail network.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:54 PM   #446
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT BETWEEN RAWANG AND IPOH (179 km)

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Source: http://www.investis.com/bb_ar_2007/operating_rail.html



Rawang-Ipoh line, Malaysia
– Balfour Beatty Rail International


Balfour Beatty Rail International, which comprises the Group’s rail interests in Italy, Sweden, Spain, China and Malaysia, made good progress. In Italy performance was good, as work continued on the major high-speed electrification projects between Milan and Malpensa, Milan and Bologna and Bologna and Firenze. During the year, the business secured the €25 million project to design and install a trolley bus system in the city of Pescara, a congestion solution being considered currently by a number of other Italian cities. In Sweden, the electrification and track modernisation project on the Blekinge coastline was successfully completed and handed over on time. The work on the Botniabanan track project continued. Completion is scheduled for 2008 and we have now been awarded the consequent electrification contract.

During the year, two acquisitions were completed in Sweden to augment the existing business. The Nordic rail signalling and communications business of SAAB Systems, followed by the multi-disciplinary business previously owned by Carillion. As a result, Balfour Beatty is now the largest and most broadly-based rail infrastructure company in Sweden and the Nordic region in general.

In Spain, Balfour Beatty carried out work on the Madrid and Barcelona metro systems and is well placed for a number of new high-speed electrification projects due to come to market in 2008.

The development of our rail business in China continued to progress. During the year, we were awarded the £35m contract to design, supply, install and commission an overhead line system for the 968 kilometre Wuhan-Guangzhou railway. Work continued satisfactorily on our electrification project between Tianjin and Shenyang. We have also entered a bid for the Tianjin-Wuhan line and our joint venture for manufacturing components for catenary projects is now fully operational.

In Malaysia, work was completed successfully on the electrification of the Rawang-Ipoh line, with first rolling stock test runs now complete. We are now bidding for the electrification work for the northern section of the line up to the Thai border. Our contract for the maintenance of the Klang Valley line has been extended.
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT BETWEEN IPOH AND PADANG BESAR
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT BETWEEN IPOH AND PADANG BESAR
(329 km)
New Road Diversion
Photos from google

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New Gate Control Panel

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Troubleshooting Work

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KTMB's Railway Swing Bridge
Swing Bridge View Taken From Control Room
Some facts about the bridge:
Lenght : 240 feet
Weight : 218 Ton
The bridge used by KTMB's passengers and fridge trains to cross Sungai Perai to Butterworth Station and NBCT ( North Buterworth Container Terminal)

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Bridge Structure - Swing Portion

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Boat - Crossing the railways line

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Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double rail track finished by 2014
Published: Wednesday March 11, 2009 MYT 5:06:00 PM
By SYLVIA LOOI

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329km Ipoh-Padang Besar double-track project
the 329km Ipoh-Padang Besar double-track project cuts across the four northern states of Penang, Perak, Kedah and Perlis.

It will only take about 90 minutes to travel from Penang to Ipoh by train when the project is completed, compared to about four hours now. It will only take three hours to travel from Penang to Kuala Lumpur by train when the electrified double-track project (EDTP) is completed.

Once operational, commuters can have breakfast in Penang, lunch in KL and return to the island for dinner, all in the same day. Currently, the train journey between the destinations takes about nine hours.
TAIPING: The Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP) from Ipoh to Padang Besar will be completed by 2014.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said work on the project was now 20% completed.

“The project is another effort by the ministry to add value to our railway system,” he told reporters after officiating the detonation of the 300m Larut Tunnel at Air Kuning near here on Wednesday.

Ong added that the project would create more jobs for the people and in the long run, upgrade the country’s railway system.

Asked if the project was on schedule, Ong said it was progressing well although the project faced problems such as vacating squatters from the construction site.

“Travelling time from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur and vice-versa will take two hours 15 minutes including the stopovers,” he added.

Earlier in his speech, Ong said the project would create an additional 6,000 jobs on top of the current 7,000 people being employed under the project.

“More than RM10bil downstream work will also be created,” he said.

The EDTP is a RM12.5bil infrastructure project that involves the construction of two new electrified railway tracks across Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.

Construction of the project began in early 2008.
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT BETWEEN IPOH AND PADANG BESAR
(329 km)
Progress Double Track
From google
overall view of double track project for Kedah line.

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oevrall view of area, completed with site clearing

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Latest Progress in Alor Star Area...

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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT BETWEEN IPOH AND PADANG BESAR
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All aboard!: KTMB’s new Electric Train Set is
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Rawang-Ipoh Rail Double Tracking Project
179 km (OPEN 2010)
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KTMB president raises net profit target to RM1m
By Sharen Kaur Published: 2009/10/09

THE new chief of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) has raised the national railway company's net profit target this year to RM1 million, much higher than his predecessor's aim of just RM1.

President Dr Aminuddin Adnan, who started on August 1 this year, felt that the target could be met after a restructuring of KTMB's government loans and streamlining of operations.

KTMB expects capacity to increase by a quarter from next month, helped by its revamped commuter train schedule, he said in an interview with Business Times in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

It will now run more trains in high-density sectors, increasing its current ridership of 100,000 a day by 10 per cent.

"We have a new organisation chart. We are streamlining our strategic business units and will reorganise KTMB to be more efficient in its service.

"I hope KTMB can deliver its results for better services, connectivity, collecting higher revenue and making money," Aminuddin said.

KTMB's previous managing director, Datuk Abd Radzak Abd Malek, who was in charge for less than a year after being terminated by the government in July, was targeting a RM1 net profit on revenue of RM400 million this year.

He wanted to improve business by cutting operating costs by 30 per cent.

He was also expecting RM200 million from the freight business, RM100 million from its KTM Komuter service and RM100 million from intercity rail service, property investment and advertisements.

The RM1 million net profit target by Aminuddin would be KTMB's first earnings in 14 years.

KTMB has been bleeding red ink since it was corporatised in 1992 due to high operating costs.

Nevertheless, it did make a net profit of RM9 million to RM15 million from 1993 to 1995, before falling into the red again in the following years.

In 2007, the group posted a net loss of RM116.1 million on revenue of RM349.2 million.

It is learnt that for 2008, KTMB posted an unaudited loss of around RM150 million on lower revenue.

KTMB is still suffering from high operating costs of around RM200 million a year despite efforts to lower expenditure by cutting manpower and stopping money-losing operations.

Aminuddin said KTMB was banking on new business from April next year, after taking delivery of the six-car electric train sets (ETS) from Korea.

The government had ordered five ETS two years ago for some RM250 million from Japan's Marubeni to service the Ipoh-Rawang double-tracks.

The first set will be delivered by next month, and the rest by February next year.
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Five train sets costs RM250 million
9 October 2009 by AZMAN IBRAHIM



KUALA LUMPUR 8 Oct. - Good news for all. Residents in Ipoh, Perak or the north of Peninsular Malaysia can now commute to Kuala Lumpur is less than two hours.

This is following the launching of electric trains by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTMB) which is due operational by April next year.

Also, Ipoh residents will have the opportunity to travel to Seremban in less than three hours.

The electric trains that run at 140 kilometres an hour is for the 300-kilometre journey that connects Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and the southern terminal, Seremban.

KTMB President, Dr Aminuddin Adnan said his company had ordered five sets of trains from the Korean electric train manufacturer Marubeni, each with six carriages.

He also expressed that the purchase of the five train sets costs RM250 million.

Clearly, with these trains, the public is able to save travelling time up to one hour.

“For the time being, we will introduce three stops that is Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Seremban and the first set of trains is estimated to arrive next month.”

“This new concept coincides with 1Malaysia which unites every ethnic group in a rapid public transport system.

“Besides, there is a chance to promote Malaysia’s tourism with these electric trains because this has been done in developed countries”, he said after attending a 1Malaysia event by KTMB here today.

The event was attended by more than 2,000 people which comprises of pensioners and staff of KTMB, personnel from the Transport and Finance Ministries, as well as their loyal customers.

So far, KTMB has three sets of commuter trains each with four carriages and speeds up to 110 kilometres an hour.

Aminuddin added that the abovementioned trains are estimated to carry up to 350 passengers for each set of train.

Prior to this, he said that each set could only carry 250 passengers.

When asked on fare rates for the electric trains, Aminuddin expressed that KTMB is still evaluating this matter.
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RM28b rail plan
By Sharen Kaur Published: 2009/10/08



PRIVATELY-HELD Global Rail Sdn Bhd and its partner from China have jointly submitted a RM28 billion proposal to develop a high-speed railway and inter-modal freight system in Malaysia, linking economic corridors to major airports and seaports.

Global Rail managing director Fan Boon Heng said the proposal was submitted on September 28 to the Ministry of Finance, the Economic Planning Unit and the Johor Menteri Besar.

The project is a private finance initiative (PFI) with China Infraglobe Consortium, a global infrastructure development and logistics specialist.

Fan said China Infraglobe has the financing in place to fully fund the project, which will be implemented in four phases over 10 years.

He said the financial mechanism will be crafted such that the local government will have a total cost capped for the whole project and risks will be allocated to the parties best able to manage them.

"It will free up the current government funds for public spending in other areas," he told Business Times in an interview.

Fan said the implementation of the project to lay electrified double tracks will start from Iskandar Malaysia in Johor.

Under the first phase, the parties involved will lay the tracks from Johor Baru to Gemas, while under Phase 2, the tracks will run from Gemas to Tumpat in Kelantan.

Phase 3 will start from Kluang, with connections to the KL International Airport, Port Klang and the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) in Selangor.

The fourth phase will be from PKFZ to Perlis and up to the Thai border.

"We will call for tenders for local participation on the civil works, building of stations and yard facilities after we get the green light from the government. China Infraglobe will work with a European group on the systems portion," Fan said.

The proposal is in line with the government's 2020 National Physical Plan on Transportation.

"This development plan will transform Malaysia into a regional logistics hub for Asean and be the southern gateway to the overland logistics rapid freight system for China and Europe," Fan added.

It is also expected to propel Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd into a major logistics and industrial corporation, enhancing and augmenting its role as a national rail and logistics services provider in passenger and freight services.

Global Rail, set up in July last year, was founded by Fan, who previously headed ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation and, later, Balfour Beatty Rail Sdn Bhd for over 15 years.

It already has jobs from Road Builder Sdn Bhd for electrification for a railway project in Batu Gajah, Perak, and from YTL Corp Bhd to supply automatic train protection system and railway point machines for its Sentul-Batu Caves railway project.
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China firm awaits Govt nod for RM28bil rail project
Friday October 9, 2009 By YVONNE TAN

If not approved by year-end, funds committed may be channelled elsewhere

PETALING JAYA: If the Government does not give its approval for the RM28bil proposal to develop a high-speed railway and inter-modal freight system by year-end, the Chinese party which has committed to financing the project will channel the funds elsewhere.

“The Chinese party has said that it would wait until the end of this year, after which it will move the funds to either Thailand or Indonesia.

“These countries are interested in becoming regional logistics hubs for the Asean region,” Global Rail managing director Fan Boon Heng told StarBiz yesterday.

Global Rail, a privately-held company, had on Sept 28 reportedly – together with its Chinese partner, China Infraglobe Consortium, a global infrastructure development and logistics specialist and a state-controlled agency – submitted a RM28bil proposal to develop a high-speed railway and inter-modal freight system in Malaysia.

Global Rail, which is involved in engineering, contracting, project management, repair and maintenance among others, is 51%-owned by Zulkifli Md Hussain.

Based on data provided by the Companies Commission of Malaysia, Fan as well as another director, Han Choo Kiat, held about 30% and 20% equity interest respectively in the company.

Reports indicated that the proposed system would link economic corridors to major airports and seaports. The project would be a private finance initiative.

“The Chinese party has given its word. It has committed to providing the funds. Now it depends on the Malaysian Government,” Fan said.

He added that the project was in line with the Government’s 2020 National Physical Plan on Transportation and would help turn Malaysia into a regional logistics hub.

“One of China’s intentions is also to stop using the Straits of Malacca to ship goods due to heavy congestion, so the demand for rail use is there.”

Fan said that since less than 10% of goods in Malaysia was currently transported via rail, demand should improve.

Meanwhile, analysts contacted by StarBiz said the project didn’t sound economically feasible.

“Is there even enough demand?” asked Jeremy Goh, analyst at OSK Research. “However, it is a 10-year project, maybe demand would pick up by then.”

He said if it worked out, the project would be hugely subcontracted out, and “our local construction boys will definitely benefit”.

There are four phases under the proposed project, with Phase 1 involving the building of electrified double-tracks linking Johor Baru to Gemas.

DRB-HICOM Bhd was earlier reported to have also submitted a proposal for this portion.

Under Phase 2, the tracks will run from Gemas to Tumpat in Kelantan.

Phase 3 is expected to start from Kluang, with linkages to the KL International Airport, Port Klang and the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) in Selangor, while the final phase will be from PKFZ to Perlis and up to the Thai border.
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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT BETWEEN IPOH AND PADANG BESAR
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EARTH BACKFILLING WORK



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ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT BETWEEN IPOH AND PADANG BESAR
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PVD INSTALLATION



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

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