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Old March 21st, 2011, 06:18 AM   #601
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Dont understand why Prai needs a swing bridge... why?
That river is a navigable river with lots of traffic upstream and downstream. The bridge was kind of low. To allow ships/boats to pass thru sfaely, the bridge will swing perpendicular to the river to allow vessels to sail upstream or down stream. Another option is by using drawbridge like London Tower Bridge.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #602
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ETS (Electric Train Set) - KTM

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Old April 16th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #603
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ETS so nice train .
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Old April 17th, 2011, 02:24 AM   #604
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Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Track Project (329 km)

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.


Prai swing bridge, Penang



Bukit Merah Marine Viaduct, Perak



Larut tunnel / Berapit twin-tunnels, Perak
The Larut tunnel (390m long) and the Berapit twin-tunnels of 3.3km long each are 10km apart and sit respectively at the north and south gateways into this hilly region of Perak.





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Old April 21st, 2011, 07:28 PM   #605
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Key Projects
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Key Project / Initiative     Description
Feasibility study	     To conduct a feasibility study for upgrading of 
                             the ECER railway system, focusing on : 

                             Phase 1 – To connect railway line from Mentakab – Kuantan  – 
                             Kuala Terengganu – Tanah Merah/Pasir Mas

                             Phase 2 – To connect railway line from Tanah Merah/   
                             Pasir Mas – Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur – Mentakab
Final Report On East Coast Railway Project To Be Completed Soon
April 14, 2011 16:44 PM
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/state...=579077&cat=et

KUANTAN, April 14 (Bernama) -- The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) is in the process of completing its final report on the possible east coast railway project linking Kuala Lumpur-Kuantan-Tumpat, which covers a distance of 550km.

State Housing, Basic Infrastructure and Transportation Committee Chairman Datuk Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak said that the Kuala Lumpur-Kuantan route would involve five districts -- Bentong, Bera, Temerloh, Maran and Kuantan.

"This project will make an impact on Pahang's social and economic sectors, especially in the districts affected," he said in response to a question from Datuk Chuan Boon Seong (BN-Mentakab) at the state assembly sitting here on Thursday.

He said the project would create more employment for people through the development of projects, such as the Kuantan Port City project, Oil Palm Industrial Cluster, Wood Industrial Park in Temerloh, Pahang Technology Park and the Bentong Mixed Industrial Park, along the route.

Besides that, he said the districts involved would progress and develop with a more modern and efficient transportation network connecting them to the Klang Valley.

Meanwhile, Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said that the state government would take action under the National Land Code 1965 against Temporary Occupation Licence (TOL) operators who flouted approval requirements by planting on a permanent basis for cash-crop projects.

He said that they had carried out some enforcement measures, such as patrols on rule violations.

"The Land Administrator can cancel the TOL. Continuous monitoring will also be carried out to ensure the problem does not recur," he said in response to a question from Syed Hamid Syed Mohamed (PAS-Kuala Semantan).

Adnan said 114.118 hectares of land in Temerloh, Jerantut, Lipis and Raub had been identified as flouting TOL approval requirements by growing permanent crops.

He added that action had been taken on 42.09 hectares of land, while action needed to be taken on another 73.03 hectares.

-- BERNAMA

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Old April 23rd, 2011, 07:51 AM   #606
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Old April 26th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #607
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The Penang Hill Railway is back!

The Penang Hill Railway is back!

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2,000 take upgraded Penang Hill train (The Star, 26 April 2011)

GEORGE TOWN: A honeymooning couple from Saudi Arabia was among some 2,000 tourists and locals who boarded the Penang Hill funicular train, which resumed operations after a lapse of 14 months.

Alaa Abduallae, 30, and Wafaa Ali, 23, were thrilled to take the 10-minute ride up the hill.

“However, the train was going too fast for us to snap any good photographs,” Alaa said.


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The train will run for charity till April 30. The return fare for the charity ride is RM10 for adults. It is free for children aged 12 and below.




Panoramic view: Alaa and Wafaa enjoying the sights after taking the Penang Hill funicular train. Image courtesy of The Star.

From May 1, the return fare for Malaysians will be RM8 for adults (below 55 years) and RM4 for children (aged three to 12).

Senior citizens (aged 55 and above) and Malaysian students will enjoy a reduced rate of RM4.

For foreigners, the return fare is RM30 (for adults) and RM15 (for children aged three to 12).

The revamped train service runs from 6.30am to 9.30pm daily.

The service was suspended since Feb 22 last year for the RM73mil upgrading project by the Tourism Ministry.

Penang Hill Corporation marketing and promotion division senior assistant manager Anne Goh said 1,500 people rode on the train from 6.30am till 4pm.
But not everyone is happy:

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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #608
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Wow the Penang Funicular looks so different now! I wonder, did they also upgrade the route, or just get new rolling stock?
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Old April 26th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #609
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As much as I love traveling to Malaysia, this move seems misguided...besides the ridiculous pricing, I wonder why they picked this kind of nondescript modern rolling stock?? Hong Kong has a modern funicular which looks reasonably historic, why couldn't they do something similar here? Also, why does it go fast? This is a leisure tourist funicular train, not an actual mode of transport from point A to point B! Taking pictures from it should be made easy, not discouraged!
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Old April 26th, 2011, 06:18 PM   #610
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Well the funicular management just learned from the taxi drivers .
Thats truly Asia
At least the new cars are Swiss made like the old ones. The old funicular had not enough capacity. So with the new vehiclesand a faster speed there is much more capacity.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 10:04 AM   #611
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Well the funicular management just learned from the taxi drivers .
Thats truly Asia
At least the new cars
Oh come on, it's not that bad...in several years of living in Thailand and traveling to Malaysia I only got ripped off by a taxi one time in Bangkok, otherwise they really are quite efficient - even if they would refuse to use the meter and want to haggle, they never quoted more than a 50-75% addon, whereas this state enterprise imposes a 400% addon!

I agree that queueing for the old funicular because of the limited capacity was bothersome, but not being able to take pics as it climbs up the hill is much worse by my reckoning...
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Old April 28th, 2011, 12:33 PM   #612
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I agree that queueing for the old funicular because of the limited capacity was bothersome, but not being able to take pics as it climbs up the hill is much worse by my reckoning...
Any funicular is quite slow. The old one was very slow and the new one just slow. It is still slow enough to take pictures, even if one tourist complains. Besides if its crowded taking pictures is also not easy regardless of the speed.
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Old May 1st, 2011, 12:53 AM   #613
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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



SENAWANG HALT



SUNGAI GADUT STATION



REMBAU STATION
TAMPIN / PULAU SEBANG STATION
BATANG MELAKA STATION
GEMAS STATION


Seremban-Gemas EDT Project Ready In August Next Year
April 30, 2011 20:01 PM
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ALOR GAJAH, April 30 (Bernama) -- Work on the RM3.45 million electrified double track project between Seremban and Gemas, stretching 98 kilometres, is expected to be ready as scheduled in August next year.

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) president, Dr Aminuddin Adnan said physical work on the project, connecting six railway stations, Seremban-Sungai Gadut-Rembau-Pulau Sebang (Tampin), Batang Melaka and Gemas, had achieved 69 per cent progress.

"The first phase of the electrified double track, from Seremban to Sungai Gadut, is completed and now KTMB is doing energization test using a commuter train, " he told reporters at the Pulau Sebang station here Saturday.

Earlier, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam were at the station to view the progress of the project.

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Sungai Gadut

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A new destination 4 U : Seremban - Sg. Gadut Line will be officially open for public on 14th May 2011. Public may enjoy free rides in between Seremban - Sg. Gadut between 14th May 2011 - 20th May 2011.

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Seremban-Gemas Electrified Double Track (EDT) project (94.14 km)
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Tampin station 63% completion- credit to sinchew.com.my http://mykampung.sinchew.com.my/node/139972?tid=8

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Sungai Gadut KTM Station, Negeri Sembilan - Malaysia

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