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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:03 PM   #561
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MALAYSIA STUDYING PROPOSAL FOR RAILWAY LINE IN NORTHERN PERAK STATE
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LUMUT, MALAYSIA, Sept 27 (NNN-BERNAMA) -- The Transport Ministry has begun a preliminary study on a proposed railway link between Ipoh, the capital of the northern Malaysian state of perak, and Lumut, a port town in the state.

Transport Minister Kong Cho Ha said here Sunday that the study would identify the route
for the rail service between Ipoh, Batu Gajah and Lumut. A team of officers from his ministry would be asked to look at the area to be traversed by the proposed railway line, covering various aspects including the areas's geography.

"The study will also determine the potential of this rail service in terms of passenger and cargo market demand," he told Bernama.

Kong said the ministry would have to carefully study the proposal and hence this would
take a bit of time to ensure no problems would arise during the project's implementation.

"The cost involved and completion time of the project, if approved, are also being studied," he said, adding that the study would also involve the number of stations to be built.

The proposed Ipoh-Lumut railway link was proposed recently by Perak Chief Minister Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, who feels that the rail service should be an alternative public and cargo transportation service to spur development in the Manjung district.
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Seremban-Gemas Electrified Double Track (EDT) project
(94.14 km)
NEW station:
- Senawang Halt
- Sg Gadut Station
- Rembau Station
- Tampin Station
- Batang Melaka Station
- Gemas Station



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Seremban-Gemas Electrified Double Track (EDT) project
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NEW station:
- Senawang Halt
- Sg Gadut Station
- Rembau Station
- Tampin Station
- Batang Melaka Station
- Gemas Station



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Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Track Project
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Published: 2010/09/09



The electrified double-tracking project (EDTP) between Ipoh and Padang Besar is 52 per cent complete.

The RM12.5 billion project kicked off on January 8 2008 and is slated for completion in December 2013.

The EDTP, which covers 329km of double tracks, is the largest ongoing infrastructure project to date.

The railway lines run across the four northern states of Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.

It is designed to cater to electric trains capable of speeds up to 160km an hour, which will boost inter-city rail transportation.

Works on a 27km land viaduct, 3.5km Bukit Merah marine viaduct, Larut tunnel and Berapit twin-bore tunnels of 3.3km in Perak, and the new Prai Swing Bridge in Penang are in various stages of completion.

Various soil treatment methods are being carried out at all open locations, depending on the soil condition.

Utility and drainage works are also being done.

The main contractor is MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #567
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SUNGAI GADUT STATION


ETS to reach Sg Gadut by Christmas
Friday October 29, 2010
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...754&sec=nation



On track: Kong (left) being briefed on work along the Seremban-Gemas
double-tracking and electrification project at the Sg Gadut station near
Seremban yesterday.


SEREMBAN: The south-bound Komuter and Electric Train Service (ETS) will be extended to the new Sg Gadut station near here on Christmas Day.

The move is to reduce congestion at the Seremban train station and minimise traffic entering the town.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said work on the new station was in progress to ensure it would be opened by Dec 25.

“The new Senawang station will also be opened on the same day,” he said after visiting the station here.

The ETS service currently ends in Seremban.

Passengers travelling on board the ETS can get to Ipoh from here in three hours.

The ETS now provides eight return trips from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh and two from Seremban to Ipoh.

Kong said work on the RM3.4bil Seremban-Gemas double-tracking and electrification project was also on schedule and was expected to be ready by August 2012.

“We have one or two land acquisition problems but we are confident of sorting this out soon,” he said.

He said the authorities also ran into problems when trying to acquire a parcel of land which was previously a cemetery.

“We are grateful to the Negri Sembilan government for assisting us in this matter. Otherwise, this project would have been delayed,” he said.

Indian company IRCON International Limited was awarded the project to build and upgrade the 98km stretch between Seremban and Gemas.

The project, he said, had been divided into two phases – Seremban–Sg Gadut (11.3km) and Sg Gadut–Gemas (86.8km).

He said once completed, travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Gemas would be reduced from the current three hours to two.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 08:43 AM   #568
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Railway project on right track with tunnel breakthrough
Tuesday November 2, 2010
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...3021&sec=North

TAIPING: A milestone in local railway engineering has been achieved with the 3.3km tunnel through a solid 300m granite hill in Bukit Berapit under the Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP).

The engineering and construction team of MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture successfully punched through the final rock segment of the twin-bore Berapit tunnel here yesterday.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, who officiated at the live breakthrough carried out by explosive experts of MMC-Gamuda, said he was happy with the progress on the 329km of the Ipoh-Padang Besar EDTP.

Kong noted that the Berapit blast-and-bore tunnel was the longest twin tunnel railway in Southeast Asia.

“We are on the right track towards improving public transportation and the government is finalising the last phase of the EDTP on the Gemas-Johor route,” he added.

MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture exe-cutive director Datuk Azmi Mat Nor said the Berapit tunnel was 70% completed.

He noted that other significant engineering features of the Ipoh-Batang Padang EDTP included a 3.5km marine viaduct across the Bukit Merah lake in Perak and a swing bridge in Prai, Penang.

The marine viaduct over a lake which is also the longest in Southeast Asia will replace the old KTM embankment bridge.

He said the RM12.5bil project which involved the construction of two new electrified railway tracks across Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis was now 57% complete.

“We still need to complete the infrastructure and its tunnel system,” he said, adding that the tunnel was scheduled to be ready at the end of next year.

Azmi said the EDTP, the biggest infrastructure project in the country’s history, employed 3,000 local engineers and other professionals with only about 10 per cent foreign expertise.

“And nearly 95% of the materials used in this project was sourced locally.

“The rest, comprising mostly rail beams and track materials, were imported,” he added.

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FACT FIND:
- Rail is much safer compared to other modes of transportation, and can save the country millions annually in road accident costs.
- The Electrified Double Track project from Ipoh to Padang Besar requires 1,500,000 tonnes of cement costing RM400 million.
- The requirement of steel bars exceed 400,000 tonnes at the estimated value of RM1 billion.
- Freight is currently Keretapi Tanah Melayu’s biggest money earner with the northern section contributing over 70% of the revenue.
- Over RM2 million pieces of precast costing RM800 million is required for the Ipoh to Padang Besar Electrified Double Track project.
- Over 1,200 trailers and tipper trucks will be needed to transport these materials to work sites.
- Once complete, the project will multiply the existing capacity of the current railway network.
- A total of 12 quarries near the project will be expanded/upgraded to supply over 20 million tonnes of aggregates.
- The Berapit tunnel will be the longest railway twin single-track tunnels in South East Asia with a distance of 3.3km in length.

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Old November 10th, 2010, 09:05 AM   #569
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KTM train services rescheduled after derailing

SINGAPORE: A KTM train bound for Kuala Lumpur derailed near the Bukit Timah station just after 8am, and as a result train services have been rescheduled.

KTM said eight out of 10 services tomorrow will start or end at JB Sentral Station, bypassing the JB to Singapore stretch.

At least one service, Singapore-Gemas-Singapore, has been cancelled and another will start from KL to Butterworth.

No one was injured in this morning's incident where the locomotive and two passenger coaches derailed.

As of Monday, there were services per day to KL each day - 8am, 1pm and 10pm and 1 each to Kelantan and Gemas.

All KTM train services for Tuesday have been cancelled.

Briton Mr John Round and his wife had come to Singapore to visit their son and were planning a short trip to KL when their plans were derailed.

The British travellers were among the 60 passengers on board.

"The train at the front had ploughed into the earth. So the front had plunged in and the train was leaning over at an angle of about 45 degrees, tilted over. And a lot of fuel was spilling out from the side, diesel I think," said Mr Round, a retired headmaster.

His wife, Mrs Angela Round, a retiree, described her experience as well.

"The engine came off the track and fell over and the first and second carriages also came off the track. And we just stopped you know. It shuddered to a halt."

They said it was lucky the train was travelling very slowly or things could have been worse.

Eyewitness Lee Stringer told Channel NewsAsia the KL-bound train had left the station for about five minutes when the incident happened.

He said the train was travelling at about five to 10 kilometres per hour, and then stopped suddenly.

"... Nobody fell over; nobody screamed and as far as I could tell, nobody was injured," Mr Stringer said.

He then got out of the train and saw the train's engine in front tilting at about 40 degrees to the track.

The first two carriages were derailed but were still standing upright.

Mr Stringer said the track was damaged and passengers had to get off the train and abort their trips.

Affected passengers have also been ferried back to Tanjong Pagar. KTM said all passengers were offered refunds on their tickets.

But some, like Mr Koo CY, were unhappy that KTM did not provide them with an alternative arrangement.

"Today, the worst part is, delay the time and we have already booked the hotel in KL and they give no compensation and no explanation and leave it to us to find our own way to go to our destination. No compensation and no substitute, buses to take us to at least JB or to our nearest destination," said Mr Koo.

The station master at Tanjong Pagar said repairs on the damaged track have started.

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Electrified railway line from Ipoh to Padang Besar 57% complete
Stories by KHARLEEZ ZUBIN Thursday November 11, 2010
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...86&sec=central



In progress: The 300m-long Larut Tunnel near Taiping was
penetrated in March and is near ready for commissioning.


WORK on the Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP) from Ipoh to Padang Besar, which started in 2008, is now 57% complete.

The RM12.285bil EDTP project by MCC-Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd, the largest infrastructure undertaking to-date in the country, involves bridges, tunnels and new double track railway lines traversing over 300km across four states, Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.

In the three years, with a total 19 million man hours clocked without any casualty, MMC-Gamuda have chalked up some engineering feats along the way.

Just last week, engineers successfully broke through the final segment of the 3.3km-long Berapit Tunnel in Padang Rengas, Taiping.

The event was witnessed by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha who signed a plaque to mark the breakthrough.

Once fully completed, it will be the longest railway tunnel in South-East Asia with 16 passages between the two tunnels created for security and emergency purposes.

Drill and blast work on the 9m-high and 9m-wide horseshoe-shaped twin tunnels started in July 2009 and the breakthrough was completed last week, ahead of schedule.

Major challenges faced by the 240 employees, including engineers, technicians and explosive experts were compounded by extremely hard granite rock and the constant active loads on the North-South Expressway.

With the final breakthrough, the tunnelling team has already started work on the remaining 25% or the final phase of lining the tunnels with concrete followed by mechanical and electrical works.

Another engineering milestone in sight for MGJV is the near completion of the longest marine viaduct in South-East Asia, over the Bukit Merah Lake, which is the most famous breeding ground for Arowanas in the country.

The marine viaduct over a lake which is also the longest in South-East Asia will replace the old KTM embankment bridge.



A media tour of construction work in Berapit, Lumut and Bukit Merah found MGJV work in full swing and progress is ahead of schedule.

Though the media tour did not extend to Prai, MGJV executive director Datuk Azmi Mat said a swing bridge would be another feather in the cap of engineering feat for MGJV.

The swing bridge will be the only railway bridge to be constructed over Sungai Prai that has a central span that swings to allow river navigation.

The Ipoh-Padang Besar Double Track project is expected to be completed at the end of 2011, ahead of schedule.

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About RM10bil in contracts given out
Thursday November 11, 2010

THE impact of the Electrified Double Track Project has brought much- needed impetus to the construction industry with some RM10bil worth of contracts given out by the main contractors MMC and Gamuda.

Local contractors from Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis were given priority for the various sub-contracting jobs of earthworks, dredging, structural works, systems communications, electrification and supplying of construction materials.

The multiplier effect from work packages and jobs awarded under the EDTP had and would further generate an estimated RM25bil world of downstream economic activities.

According to executive director of MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd Datuk Azmi Mat Nor, a total of 600 or 95% of work packages have been awarded for various stages of construction which comprises earthworks piling, structural works, systems and electrification and bridge works to date.

“Out of the 600 work packages, 380 or 63% were awarded to bumiputra contractors. On top of that, of the total of 353 suppliers, 190 or 53% were bumiputra companies and individuals,” Azmi told The Star.

For consultancy work, a total of 44 packages ranging from civil, track, systems structural and rail were awarded with a total value of RM110mil.

Of the total RM3.6bil worth of materials and equipment required for the EDTP, a total of RM3.2bil or 90% of the total project material cost were used.

“Almost 90% of the materials were sourced locally except for rails and equipment systems which are not available,” said Azmi.
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Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Track Project (329 km)



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COMPLETED: Rawang-Ipoh Electrified Double Track (179 km)



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Bernard Cheah Updated: 06:46PM Wed, 08 Dec 2010
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A model of the swing bridge.
The bridge is expected to be ready December 2012.


SEBERANG PERAI (Dec 8, 2010): The new Prai swing bridge, which is part of MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd's electrified double-track project, is about 40% completed and scheduled to be ready by December 2012.

Describing the project as an iconic and unique structure, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said work on the 282m bridge, with a 90m mid-span which is able to rotate and swing, is ahead of schedule.

"According to the schedule, the project is supposed to be 30% done. We are about 10% ahead of the schedule," he said during a visit to the project site today, accompanied by MMC-Gamuda JV senior management.

"We are confident we can complete the bridge on schedule."

Kong said the bridge costs more than RM100 million, and is part of the project's reported cost of RM12.49 billion.

The bridge is designed to allow unrestricted movement of ships and other marine vessels along the Prai River.

When completed, it will replace the existing 40-year-old single-track railway bridge which was built by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) in the 1960s.

Other significant engineering features of the double-track project include the 3.5km Bukit Merak marine viaduct and the twin-bore Berapit Tunnel in Perak, which is expected to be the longest railway twin tunnel in Southeast Asia when completed.

Kong also gave his assurance that the double-track project could be completed on time. "We are slightly behind time due to the land acquisition process, but the project will still finish on time."

He said work on the project is almost 60% done, and is expected to be completed by December 2013.

"We are doing our best as the ministry and the contractor are working closely to schedule," he said

On another matter, Kong, who had earlier visited the SJK (C) Kim Sen in Bukit Mertajam, said the ministry has approved the acquisition of about 3,000 sq ft of land to be turned into an entrance to the primary vernacular school, which had been affected by the widening of Jalan Harapan.

He said the ministry had submitted the acquisition to the state Land and Mines Department in November.

"We are waiting for department to gazette the acquisition and the valuation for compensation to the land owner. When gazetted, the state exco would have to approve it," he said.

He hoped the matter would be resolved by the end of the year before the school term begins next month.
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Ipoh-Pdg Besar project 60 percent done
2010/12/08
http://nst.com.my/nst/articles/Ipoh-...cdone/Article/

BUTTERWORTH: The progress of the Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified railway double-tracking project (PLBE), which stretches 329 kilometres, is now 60 per cent complete, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said today.

He said although work on the project, running 329 kilometres and crossing Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis, was delayed, it was expected to be completed as scheduled in Dec 2013.

"The delay was due to land acquisition problems. However, the matter is now 99 per cent solved," he told reporters after a visit to the swing bridge of the PLBE project here.

Kong said the construction of the PLBE project involved building of, among others, 23 stations, 75 river bridges, 66 road over bridge, eight road under bridge, 45 bridges for pedestrians and motorcyclists and two tunnels, at Larut and Berapit.

A unique structure for the PLBE project was the construction of a 90 metre swing bridge at Sungai Prai for ships to pass through, he added.

He said work on the swing bridge, which used Austrian technology, was scheduled for completion in Dec 2012.

"It is now 40 per cent completed, which is 10 per cent ahead of schedule,'' he added. -- BERNAMA
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Old December 9th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #578
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Double-track railway job 'will meet deadline'
2010/12/09
http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/10dub/Article/

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Work on the electrified double-track railway line from Ipoh to Padang Besar has fallen behind, but the Transport Ministry is confident that the project will be completed on schedule.

Sixty-four per cent of the project has been completed as at the end of last month.

Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the delay was because of problems related to land acquisition. However, he said, the ministry would resolve them before the end of the year.

"We are doing our best to get it (land acquisition) done. The contractors are working closely to meet the deadline.

"If all goes well, the project will be completed as planned, in December 2013," he said during a visit to the project site in Prai and here, on mainland Penang.

Kong also said the government had agreed to a request by the management of SJK (C) Kim Sen to acquire a piece of land for the school's entrance since the existing entrance was affected by the project.

In Prai, Kong and the MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture senior management team made a joint site inspection of the new swing bridge, which is 40 per cent completed. It stretches 120m across Sungai Prai.

With a total length of 282m, the RM100 million swing bridge will allow unrestricted movement of ships along Sungai Prai.

"With the help of Austrian experts, we hope to complete it by 2012," said Kong.

Work on the 329km railway line, encompassing Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis, began in January.

The project, costing RM12.48 billion, is a government initiative to improve inter-city rail transport. It involves replacing a single-track line linking Ipoh in Perak to Padang Besar in Perlis.

The new tracks will cater for electric train sets with speeds of up to 160kph.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 02:44 PM   #579
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My videos.

ETS passing Batang Kali station (around 50 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur).

The train normally travels between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh (about 200 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur), at top speed of 160 km/h.



Normally, the train (ETS or Electric Train Set) passes Batang Kali station at around 120 or 130 km/h.

Aside from the ETS, there is diesel train service between KL and Ipoh as well. The top speed is 120 km/h. The ticket price is cheaper than the ETS ticket.

Here is the video of the diesel train service between KL and Ipoh, passing at the same station (Batang Kali).

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Nice one TWK90, good to see the comparison...
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