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Old December 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #581
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Ipoh (Perak) - KL - Seremban (Negeri Sembilan)
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From Ipoh straight to KLIA
Friday December 17, 2010
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...255&sec=nation



Rail convenience: A KTM train at the Ipoh Railway Station Thursday
where ERL tickets to KLIA are now available for purchase.


IPOH: Air travellers can now buy tickets for the express rail link (ERL) service to the KL International Airport and low-cost carrier terminal at the Ipoh railway station.

This would spare them from having to queue up at the KL Sentral commuter terminal to buy the tickets.

This follows an agreement reached here yesterday between KTM Bhd and ERL Sdn Bhd to make the Ipoh railway station a one-stop ticketing point for the ERL service for air travellers here.

Travellers taking the ETS will travel on the electric train service from Ipoh to KL Sentral, after which they will switch to the ERL directly to KLIA.

Those travelling to the LCCT will also take the ETS to KL Sentral but will board the ERL to the Salak Tinggi station for a connecting bus to the airport.

KTMB president Dr Aminuddin Adnan said: “It will save air travellers a lot of time and hassle, which is crucial when they are catching their flights.”

“As travelling time between Ipoh and KLIA or LCCT is now less than three hours, this mode of travel offers the fastest option for discerning air travellers,” he added.

ERL chief executive officer Noormah Mohd Noor assured travellers that there would not be a long waiting time for buses at the Salak Tinggi station.

“Our train and bus services on the KLIA Transit line are synchronised.

“The bus will be waiting for passengers at the station,” she said.

The ticket to KLIA is being offered at a promotional price of RM65 per adult and RM34 per child while the service to LCCT is being offered at RM42.50 (adult) and RM25 (child) until Feb 28 next year.

The service was launched by Land Public Transport Commission chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 05:15 PM   #582
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SUNGAI GADUT STATION


Sungai Gadut commuter station
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Old December 25th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #583
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Old December 25th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #584
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Old December 26th, 2010, 12:13 AM   #585
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Old December 31st, 2010, 09:26 PM   #586
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Dont understand why Prai needs a swing bridge... why?
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 05:45 AM   #587
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Dont understand why Prai needs a swing bridge... why?
I know. To allow ships to pass by without breaking the railway bridge.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 11:28 AM   #589
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The roof design doesn't seem too rainproof so far..
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 11:33 AM   #590
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The roof design doesn't seem too rainproof so far..
it has been debated in malaysia forum….
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it has been debated in malaysia forum….
I think people should wear raincoats and trenchcoats, bringing in umbrellas when waiting at Sg. Gadut station during rainy days.
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Ipoh Padang Besar

There are no updates on the Ipoh-Padang Besar EDTP front, I assume that there is a stop work order issued by the Penang government effective immediately.
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Old February 5th, 2011, 06:29 AM   #594
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On the right track
By CHRISTINA LOW



Work in progress: The 3.3km Bukit Merah Marine viaduct will replace
the existing bund and allow free flow of water at the lake.


THE electrified double track project (EDTP) that is taking shape from Ipoh, Perak to Padang Besar, Perlis.

It has been two years since work on the project, jointly undertaken by MMC and Gamuda began.

MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture EDTP project director Yeoh Hin Kok said the project started in January 2008.

However, Yeoh said like any other mammoth projects, there were bound to be challenges and uncertainties to be faced till the project is completed.

In an interview with StarMetro recently, Yeoh shared how the contruction of the Bukit Merah Marine viaduct and the Berapit Tunnel, both in Perak, had given him sleepless nights.

The 3.3km viaduct, which crosses the northern tip of the Bukit Merah Lake, is a low-lying single-function bridge made up of 23m x 15m spans designed solely for high speed trains.

During construction of the viaduct, Yeoh said the engineering team encountered unfavourable water levels which made it difficult for marine vessels and barges to access.

“We needed to have good planning before mobilising it when the tide was right,” said Yeoh, explaining that the team had to start working on the viaduct at different points of the bridge.

Once completed by the year-end, the new marine viaduct will replace the existing bund. It will also enable the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) to raise the current maximum water level at the lake by 3.5ft — an advantage in terms of storing water for farming and irrigation.

Another challenge was the twin bore rail tunnels at Bukit Berapit which is another key feature of the EDTP project.

The two 3.3km tunnels measuring nine metres in diametre runs parallel to each other and is only 20 metres apart.

A 2.3km stretch from the beginning of the tunnels are fully lined with concrete.

Yeoh said they first had to put piped arches around the horseshoe-shaped tunnel to identify the fork zones before blasting the bench formation of the rock and finally the drilling and blasting, before getting the job done.

This section is then followed by a 1km cut-cover section and ending with an additional 90m area.

Yeoh and his team of 70 local workers had to deal with ‘live traffic’ as they worked beneath the North-South Expressway and an existing trunk road which connects Kuala Kangsar to Taiping.

For the additional 90m section of the tunnel, the team had to use a tunnel boring machine for its micro tunnelling works under the busy expressway.

However, Yeoh said there was nothing to worry about as the team constantly monitored the condition of the soil with inclinometers to indicate the condition of the slope. Settlement markers have also been placed to measure the settlement of the ground at all times around the site.

Other infrastructure works that are ongoing include earthworks and soil improvement, pond reclamation, drainage works, bridge works, tracks, building of depots, yards, and stations.

“At present, there are about 7,000 people working on site, 80% of whom are Malaysians.

“It was not easy at the beginning, even for our workers as we had to ensure their safety especially when working near tracks with ‘live traffic’,” said Yeoh.

He also made sure the workers took note of the residents and children who lived near the railway tracks as they often used the site as as a playground.

Once completed in December 2013, the EDP would be able to cater for trains capable of travelling at 160km per hour. The trains will pass through four states — Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.

“When it is ready, a trip from KL to Penang is expected to take only three hours,” said Yeoh.
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Seremban-Gemas Electrified Double Track (EDT) project (94.14 km)
SENAWANG HALT



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Senawang and Sg Gadut stations to start operating in May
By SARBAN SINGH Saturday February 12, 2011
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.as...82&sec=central

THE Electric Train Service (ETS) and Komuter service, which was supposed to have started at the Senawang and Sg Gadut train stations in December last year, will now start in May.

Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said the commissioning of the rail services was delayed due to bad weather and land acquisition problems.

“The stations are as good as ready and track testing is already under way. The engineers are confident the services will be able to start as planned in May,” he said during a visit to both stations.

The south-bound ETS and Komuter service now ends in Seremban.



Modern: The ultra modern Senawang train station will be operational in May.

Passengers travelling on board the ETS — which now provides eight return trips from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh and two from Seremban to Ipoh — can get to Ipoh from Seremban in three hours. Both the Senawang and Sg Gadut stations are located along the 98km Seremban-Gemas rail route.

The project is part of the RM3.45bil Seremban-Gemas double tracking and electrification project which is due for completion in December 2012.

Mohamad said once the stations were commissioned, it would help reduce traffic flow and congestion in Seremban.

“There are many residential areas in and around Senawang and many travel to Kuala Lumpur to work. They would not have to drive into Seremban to catch the morning train once the stations start operations,” he said.

Among the bigger residential areas in Senawang are Bandar Seremban Selatan, Taman Tuanku Ja’afar, Taman Tuanku Najihah, Seremban Jaya, Senawang Jaya, Forest Heights and Seremban Garden.

Mohamad said once completed, both the stations would be a catalyst for development in the area.

“We will be able to open up more residential areas here. It will be part of our park-and-ride concept where people can live here and work in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.

Mohamad also expressed his gratitude to the Transport Ministry for agreeing to upgrade the Senawang stop into a full-fledged station.



High up: The elevated Sg Gadut station is one of the biggest in Negri
Sembilan and would serve the people living in housing estates nearby.


“It was initially planned to be a halt only. We are thankful for the upgrade as we need a proper station due to the high number of residential areas,” he said.

Mohamad said once Keretapi Tanah Melayu received its six-coach trains in December, more people would be able to travel by rail.

“At present, the trains have three coaches and travelling, particularly during peak hours, can be a little uncomfortable,” he said, adding that the state government would also ask the ministry to increase express services between Sg Gadut and Kuala Lumpur.

Express Komuter services between Seremban and Kuala Lumpur is provided now during peak hours but is often cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Asked if the state government would request the Transport Ministry to upgrade the Tiroi/Labu halt located after the Seremban station due to the planned development there, Mohamad said this was being considered.

“I hope this will not be a problem for them as all we need is a proper station.

“The double-tracking and electrification work has been long completed,” he said.

Mohamad said KTM also provided ample parking for those who wished to park their vehicles and board trains at these stations.

“KTM will be able to increase the number of bays as there is sufficient land around both the stations,” he said.

Indian company Ircon Inter-national Limited was awarded the project to build and upgrade the Seremban-Gemas rail stretch which runs through three states — Negri Sembilan (65km), Malacca (32km) and Johor (1.45km).

Once completed, travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Gemas would be reduced from the current three hours to two.
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nice to see Ircon Inter-national Limited is doing this project....
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Jumbos drive Malaysia's rail connector
http://tunneltalk.com/Malaysia-railw...connection.php



One of two Sandvik DT820-SC jumbos ready to attack



The jumbos worked full-face 8m high x 7m wide faces



View of a completed 2.2km long railway connector

Two Sandvik jumbos were at the front end of drill+blast excavation of the longest rail tunnel in South East Asia. Main contractor MMC-Gamuda used two of Sandvik's top of the range drilling rigs, two DT820-SC jumbos, for rock drilling on the 2.2km long twin tube Berapit rail tunnel in Malaysia.

The twin tube tunnel is part of Malaysia's project to double-track and electrify the 329km long Ipoh to Padang Besar line, which is due to be completed by end-2011. The project also involves construction of 65 overhead roads, eight road bridges, 75 river bridges and 43 bridges for motorcycles and pedestrians.

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SE Asia’s Longest Railway Tunnel
http://ipohecho.com.my/v2/2010/12/16...ailway-tunnel/



The newly rebuilt Bukit Berapit railway tunnel, at 3.3 km, is being dubbed the longest in South East Asia. The tunnel is part of the RM12.5 billion double-tracking project connecting Ipoh to Padang Besar. It is 70 per cent completed. Monday, November 1 witnessed a landmark breakthrough when the final stretch of the tunnel was blasted. The occasion was officiated by Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha. The tracks within the tunnel are specially designed to accommodate accidents should they happen and are configured in a shape of a horse shoe with nine side tracks each way.

The tunnel is 9 metres high and 9 metres wide. Local expertise is being maximised by the project developer, MMC-GAMUDA JV. The difficult part said, Datuk Azmi Mat Nor, Director of MMC-GAMUDA JV, was working underneath the Plus Expressway. “It involves blasting and excavation which are controlled to avoid structural damage.” The geo-technical makeover of the area was taken into consideration since the tunnel supports an expressway and the KK-Taiping trunk road. “Safety of motorists is our primary concern,” he added.

“The remaining 30 per cent of the tunnel will be completed by 2011,” said Yeoh Hin Kok, the project director. “We’ve achieved 19-million work hours without any stop-work time. That’s a record of sorts,” he told reporters at the site.

Other landmarks of significance along the rail route are the 3.5-km marine bridge across Bukit Merah Lake, the 342-metre Larut tunnel and the 282-metre Prai swing bridge. The three structures, according to Yeoh, are over 85 per cent completed.

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