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Old July 9th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #621
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Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project to be tendered out by year-end, says Transport Minister
Posted on July 27, 2011, Wednesday
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KUALA LUMPUR: The tender for the 197-kilometre Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project (EDTP) would be done before year-end,Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said yesterday.

The stretch was already in the final stage of design, he said, but declined to state if the tender would be open to foreign parties.

“The Ipoh-Padang Besar and Seremban-Gemas lines are 70 and 90 per cent complete respectively,” he added, after officiating a forum on ‘Powering the Rails in Malaysia’ here.

The Gemas-Johor Baharu sector would be the final package for the EDTP.

It was previously stated that the Gemas-Johor Baharu line was worth RM7 billion because it did not only comprise the building of a double-tracking system but also a transport hub with a capacity to rival the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in Singapore.

Kong said the rail sector was poised to emerge as a catalyst in the rapidly changing landscape of Malaysia’s public transportation system once all the projects would come to a conclusion.

He said the EDTP in the northern section was slated for completion by end-2013 and the line to Johor by 2016.

Asked if the Komuter Service would be extended from Batu Caves to Selayang, he said the government would be considering the possibility.

“There has been a request from the public for the extension.

“At the moment we are still looking at the possibility.

“There will be a long term need for it and the extension is seen as the most viable,” he added. — Bernama

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5 grand old stations to live on
2011/07/28 By G. Surach andAdie Suri Zulkefli
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The Padang Besar station in Perlis is set to be retained.

SHAH ALAM: They stand testament to a part of the nation's history, tangible proof of the romanticism of a bygone era, have stood the test of time and are still used today.

And, chances are they will still be standing -- and used -- in decades to come, thanks to Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB).

The national railway service intends to preserve five old stations -- at Batu Gajah, Bukit Berapit, Taiping, Alor Star and Padang Besar -- for their historical significance and sentimental value, as well as to promote certain destinations to tourists.

Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, for whom the Batu Gajah station particularly holds a personal nostalgic value, was said to have come to the station's rescue when almost 14 stations between the Ipoh and Padang Besar line were initially slated to be destroyed to make way for KTMB's electrified double-tracking project (EDTP).

He, however, consented to the building of a new station at the royal town of Kuala Kangsar replacing the old, nostalgic station instead.

Meanwhile, the Taiping and Alor Star stations were designated by the National Heritage Department as national heritage sites.

Now, the old stations can be appreciated by future generations.

KTMB president Dr Aminuddin Adnan told the New Straits Times that the Batu Gajah station under the Ipoh-Rawang line would also be preserved as a possible site for a train museum.

He said the oldest and longest rail tunnel in the country, the Bukit Berapit rail tunnel would also be preserved even though new twin-bore tunnels were being built alongside the old tunnel under the new railway project.

Currently the EDTP, which is contracted to MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd has destroyed several old stations to make way for newly designed and more efficient stations to cater to commuters within the region.

The fates of the 10 remaining old stations such as Sungai Petani and the rest had already been sealed despite protests from residents and local authorities.

In the case of the Sungai Petani station, it is understood that the Sungai Petani Municipal Council (MPSPK) had appealed to KTMB officials and the Ministry of Transport to spare the station prior to the commencement of the double-railway track project.

However the plea was turned down as the station, located at the Sungai Petani town did not fall under the National Heritage Department's heritage buildings category.

The station nevertheless is being spared due to a commendable effort by its local council's move that struck a smart partnership with a private company to shift the structure to Taman Jubli, a public park less than a kilometre from its original site.

The issue behind the preservation of the old railway stations is that it constraints government agencies to preserve them with the hefty cost involved and maintenance as well.

When asked about the fate of the antiques within the stations that were destroyed, Aminuddin said that currently all antiques and significant artifacts had been moved to the railway museum in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru respectively by KTMB's Heritage Unit.

"We are now looking at our Batu Gajah International Complex and the old Johor Baru station as possible locations for a train museum to commemorate these items as well.

Currently, the EDTP between Ipoh and Padang Besar is 52 per cent complete.

The RM12.5 billion project kicked off on Jan 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 northern states of Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis. It is designed to cater to electric trains capable of speeds of up to 160kph, 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 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 conditions while utility and drainage works are also being done.

The project will consist of two sections, a 171km stretch from Ipoh to Butterworth and another 158km stretch from Bukit Mertajam to Padang Besar.

It is expected that the Ipoh-Butterworth section will be given a higher priority as it is a continuation from the Rawang stretch, and will eventually shorten the travel time between Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth to three hours instead of the normal seven hours.

The project will also feature a 3.3km tunnel in Bukit Berapit, Perak, which will become the longest rail tunnel in Southeast Asia once completed.
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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 and hosts the world’s largest pipe arch


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Old August 24th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #626
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Butterworth Railway Station to make way for new multi-million-ringgit facility
Tuesday August 23, 2011
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BUTTERWORTH: The 44-year-old Butterworth Railway Station will soon be pulled down to make way for a multi-million-ringgit state-of-the-art replacement.

The old station was officially closed on Aug 5 and is now replaced with a temporary station located about 30m away, next to the KTM Bhd (KTMB) parcel office.

When contacted in Kuala Lumpur, KTMB corporate communications senior manager Mohd Fazil Ismail said the new building was expected to be completed by first quarter of next year.

“The new station will be equipped with CCTV cameras for better security as well as facilities for the disabled.

“Construction work on the new station will go in tandem with the Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double track project, which is expected to be ready by 2014,” he said yesterday.

The old station, which was opened by the country’s fourth Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the late Tuanku Ismail Nasiruddin Shah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Zainal Abidin, in 1967, is also the only station in Malaysia with a 0km distance meter.

The 0km distance meter indicates that this is the beginning of the rail distance calculation for trains that head north for Padang Besar and south for Singapore.

An employee at the station said two cranes were used to shift a 1936 steam engine locomotive and a shunting locomotive head from the station’s old entrance to the opposite of the temporary station.

The fully air-conditioned temporary station has a ticketing counter, two VIP rooms, a room for the stationmaster, police beat, surau and toilets.

Commuter Teoh Teik Wah, 60, said he was surprised to find the old station closed, noting that there was no prior notice about it in the media.

His wife Lee Kan Sean, 67, said she had been taking the train to visit her family in Kuala Lumpur for the past 50 years, noting that the old station evoked a nostalgic feeling in her.

Factory supervisor L. Munusamy, 48, said he waited outside the old station for almost an hour on Sunday night to fetch his relatives, only to find out later that they had arrived at the temporary station.

“The new platform at the temporary station is barely 4m-wide which is almost half the size of the old platform.

“Although it has a high aluminium roofing, part of platform is wet whenever there is a heavy downpour,” he said.

Money changer-cum-book stall operator Mohamed Sirajuddin Abu Mohd, 38, said many passengers complained of having to walk in the rain and sun for nearly 30m between the sheltered overhead pedestrian bridge outside the old station and the temporary station.

“Car parking facilities are also inadequate as the parking area outside the station has become smaller following land acquisition for the new station project.

“I spent about RM40,000 to construct a temporary shop outside the station, which was completed in June,” he said, adding that he still had to pay rental to KTMB for the temporary trading site.
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Double track project ahead of schedule: DPM
Published: Saturday September 17, 2011 MYT 12:37:00 PM
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BUTTERWORTH: The 329km Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP) is expected to be completed ahead of the scheduled date in 2014, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Muhyiddin, on a working visit to Penang, said construction under MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd was progressing smoothly.

"I understand that the project will be completed ahead of the scheduled date in 2014," he said after visiting the project site after meeting traders and shoppers at the Tasek Gelugor market and then walked about 200 metres to the double-track construction site.

The EDTP is a RM12.5bil infrastructure project that involves the construction of the double-track railway across Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis. Construction of the project began in early 2008. BERNAMA
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Gemas-Johor Baru double-tracking and electrification project to be completed in 2016
Published: Wednesday October 19, 2011 MYT 1:17:00 PM
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KUALA LUMPUR: The final package of the Gemas-Johor Baharu double-tracking and electrification project is expected to be completed in 2016, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.

He said the double-tracking and electrification project between Ipoh-Padang Besar will be completed by the end of 2013 and the Seremban-Gemas line by next year.

"We have finished the double-tracking and electrification project from Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh and also from Kuala Lumpur-Seremban. At the moment, the Seremban- Gemas route is almost 80 per cent complete.

"For the Ipoh-Padang Besar project, I think it is about 70 per cent complete.

"The completion of the final package will also complete the link with Thailand in the north and Singapore in the south," he told reporters after the launch of the 33rd Asean Railway Chief Executive Officers' (CEOs) Conference 2011 here today.

Meanwhile, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) president Dr Aminuddin Adnan said the company had purchased 38 train sets from China.

"The first six-car train sets arrived last month and another eight sets will be delivered by year-end. All 38 sets will be in Malaysia by May next year," he said.

He said the government has allocated RM1.895 billion to purchase the train sets.

Aminuddin said KTMB also had sent its staff to serve the Mecca Metro from last year and aims to venture into more business opportunities by collaborating with other countries.

He also said through this initiative, the staff would gain more knowledge and experience. - BERNAMA

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And what about Singapore? Any plans on freight/pass. operations?
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Haha sorry but I think freight operations in Singapore are highly unlikely considering the removal of tracks and yards.
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Future of railways into Singapore is very bleak. Not only the KTM tracks were ripped out along with the ballast this year, but there seems to be zero govt support for any alternative inter-city line other than the extension of MRT to JB. I don't think we will ever see a heavy rail on our shores again, unless China has its way with the Pan-Asian HSR project.
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Double-track rail project on schedule
By NURADZIMMAH DAIM 11 November 2011
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The 3,450m marine viaduct crossing Bukit Merah.

CONNECTIVITY The electrified double-track project will meet the rising volume of commuters and cargo shipments

The Ipoh-Padang Besar portion of the electrified double-track project is now more than 75 per cent complete. Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said the project included the construction of a 3.3km tunnel in Bukit Berapit, a marine viaduct in Bukit Merah (both in Perak) and a swing bridge in Perai, Penang, which he recently visited.

"These projects are vital in ensuring an improved rail system as they allow faster journey time. The new rail tracks in certain places in Perak are being constructed away from flood-prone areas.

"Apart from replacing the old tracks, the project also includes the building of railroad crossings for motorists and pedestrians.

"And as we provide better services through upgraded tracks and facilities, it is also important to educate the public on proper usage.

"For instance, the bridges that are built for crossing the tracks. We need to educate the children to use them instead of risking their lives crossing the rail tracks, which is currently a problem for KTMB," he explained.

Syed Hamid said over and above catering for the rising number of commuters, the project would also improve the potential of cargo shipments from southern Thailand to Port Klang and at the same time, enhance the competitiveness of the country's main ports.

"With the completion of the tracks, the frequency of trips and the number of trains will need to be increased to accommodate the rise in commuters."

KTMB president Dr Aminuddin Adnan said two sets of six-car trains were currently being commissioned, or tested, before they were open to the users.

"We expect to carry out the final stage of commissioning next month, and introduce them to commuters."

He said KTMB had ordered eight more six-car trains that would take 12 to 18 months to arrive.

"With the completion of the double-track project and the arrival of new trains, frequency will definitely be improved, thus cutting travelling time," he said.

Also present were SPAD chief operating officer Azhar Ahmad, MMC Gamuda JV general manager Szeto Wai Loong and project director Datuk Mohd Nor Idrus director.

Szeto, who conducted the briefing at the Penang site, said the new swing bridge replacing the old one would allow boats in Sungai Prai to pass by more quickly as the bridge only took five minutes to lift, compared with the 20 minutes required by the old one.

Another iconic structure is the 3.3km tunnel cutting through Bukit Berapit, between Taiping and Padang Rengas.

It is said to be the longest main line tunnel in Southeast Asia.

The tunnel, which also runs under the North-South Highway, is 86.5 per cent completed.

The group also visited the 3,450m marine viaduct crossing Bukit Merah lake.

It is built 100 metres away from the existing track, away from flood-prone areas.

It is learnt that there are proposals to remove the nearby Bukit Merah train station to upgrade irrigation.

To curb illegal crossings, 200 crossings for motorists and pedestrians are being built along the train alignment.

Level crossings for vehicles at rail tracks will be replaced by road overhead bridges.

Double tracks ensure smoother rides as trains for both directions can use separate rail tracks. This eliminates delays brought on by trains waiting for others to pass first. The double-track railway system will cut travelling time from KL to Butterworth from the current nine hours to only three or four hours.

The project includes the construction of 23 stations along the northern alignment (Kedah, Perak, Perlis and Pulau Pinang) including three Royal stations Anak Bukit, Arau and Kuala Kangsar.

Each is built in a different design and with a different facade.

Tracks from Ipoh to Padang Besar (329km) are expected to complete in 2014; Seremban to Gemas (102km) to be completed next year, and a Gemas-JB track is in the pipeline.

The completed tracks are Rawang-Seremban (105km); Sentul-Pelabuhan Klang (45km); and Rawang-Ipoh (180km); Sentul-Batu Caves (7.5km).
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CMC Engineering in talks with Thales
Published: 2011/11/28
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...#ixzz1eyQWRAzX

KUALA LUMPUR: CMC Engineering Sdn Bhd, an engineering, procurement and construction contractor, is in talks with France-based Thales Group and other foreign railway experts to jointly bid for railway jobs in Malaysia.

CMC is eyeing contracts for system works and the supply of trains for the mass rapid system (MRT) project, said its chairman and chief executive officer, Datuk Abdul Rahman Yusof.

Abdul Rahman said the company will focus on the system work packages involving power supply, communication, supervisory control and data acquisition, as well as signalling and ticketing systems.

"The prequalification process for the contracts are ongoing and we hope to qualify. We will be signing a joint venture agreement with Thales within the next two months to bid for the jobs," he told Business Times in an interview.

CMC Engineering, a low-profile company founded by Abdul Rahman, formerly general manager of Sapura's Uniphone business, is not new to the railway business in Malaysia.

In 2000, it won a RM130 million contract for the Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double tracking project in a consortium with Japan's Tomen.

In June this year, CMC and its French partner Colas Rail won a RM674 million contract for electro-mechanical (E&M) system for the Kelana Jaya light rail transit (LRT) extension line.

The pact has also bid for E&M works for the Ampang LRT extensi-on line. The government is expected to award the contract in early 2012. There are eight bidders for the job.

Abdul Rahman said CMC is also eyeing several contracts for the Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double-tracking project and is in the midst of finding a foreign partner to bid for several packages.

On the E&M contract for the Kelana Jaya line, Abdul Rahman said CMC-Colas expects to start construction by the middle of next year and complete it in 2014.

"We will invest in fresh talent as we need some 150 professionals for the job. We are hiring from Malaysia, France, Australia and the UK," he said. By Sharen Kaur
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Old December 16th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #640
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Hi,
Last month I went to Kelantan and visit my father in law kampung in Tumpat. He show me the Tumpat Train station which the main transport to KL he used last 20 years ago.

Then I notice that there are two set of train which I never seen before at the train depot. I asked one of the KTM officer and they said the train were arrived from Japan. They were undergoing refurbish by the KTM maintenance there.

Later on I found one web regarding of that train.
http://www.japanprobe.com/2010/12/04...her-countries/

Hopefully the KTMB can provide some information.
Cheers
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