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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #721
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Scenic sight that will soon be replaced by a few minutes of darkness: traveling by train ON Bukit Berapit.





As I seen before, the Ipoh-Padang Besar will see the closure of this scenic sight with the new Bukit Berapit Twin Tunnels and the Larut Tunnel.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 04:23 AM   #722
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Sungai Petani railway station

FYI, these stations should have been completed by now...
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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:09 PM   #723
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Old February 4th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #724
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Old February 6th, 2013, 06:07 AM   #725
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There's a sign on the station facade saying Bukit Mertajam, not Butterworth. Lol just saying
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Old February 7th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #726
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Old February 12th, 2013, 07:51 AM   #727
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Commuters bid farewell to station
By ILI SHAZWANI AND FARIZA UZMAT | [email protected]

NOSTALGIC: Operations at Alor Star station cease after almost a century of service Commuters bid farewell to station

ALOR STAR: IT was a bittersweet goodbye for regular commuters at the Alor Star railway station in Jalan Stesen Keretapi yesterday as the last train out pulled away.

Many of the passengers, interviewed before they boarded the train, felt saddened as they have been using the station for years, if not decades.

The station ended its run of almost 100 years at the site last night.

As of midnight yesterday, the station which was built in 1917, has moved to a temporary site to make way for the construction of the Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double-tracking railway project.

Surprisingly, many people at the station did not know of the move.

Salbiah Bakar, 57, from Kampung Seberang Jalan here, looked affected with the closure of the station when told of it by the New Straits Times.

"The station has been around for a long time.

"When I was young, I usually come here to board a train to my grandfather's house in Tokai, near here."

Salbiah and her 59-year-old husband, Mansur Abdul Latiff, were among several passengers on the Senandung Langkawi train.

It was the last coach to make a stop at the station before it left for Kuala Lumpur at 8.30pm.

Norhakashah Ismail, 31, said she would miss the ambience and calm environment of the station.

"Since 2001, I have been travelling between Alor Star and Kuala Lumpur to go to Shah Alam, Selangor.

"I boarded my train from this station. The location of this station is very convenient since it is close to a shopping complex.

"I hope the temporary station would be equipped with sufficient facilities," said the owner of an herbal shop in Shah Alam.

A tourist from China, Chai Lee Mei, 33, said she admired the architecture of the semi-wooden station.

"This is my first time here and I am in love with the beauty of the station.

"I hope the authorities will preserve the building for heritage purposes.

"It has the potential to be turned into a tourist attraction."



The Senandung Langkawi train leaves the Alor Star railway station for the last time before it closed down to make way for the Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double-tracking railway project. Pic by Lim Poh Chin eALOR SETAR 28 January 2013.

Read more: Commuters bid farewell to station - General - New Straits Times
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Old February 14th, 2013, 03:55 AM   #729
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Update on the 329 km long Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double tracking project (12th and 13th February 2013)



Butterworth station, Penang



Sungai Petani station, Kedah



Track section between Butterworth and Bukit Mertajam





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Old February 14th, 2013, 08:31 AM   #730
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TWK90, many thanks for this update. I don't know the landscape of Malaysia, so can somebody explain why the authorities do not - now that they have the purse out of the pocket - straighten the route a bit in the southern third of the line? Perhaps the big curve around the Lake Bukit Merah is necessary (?) to service the town there, but the routing between Tasek and Chemor looks bizarre. It veers sharply east, then sharply west. Is there a mountain? If so, it wouldn't have taken much of a tunnel to straighten it out.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #731
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TWK90, many thanks for this update. I don't know the landscape of Malaysia, so can somebody explain why the authorities do not - now that they have the purse out of the pocket - straighten the route a bit in the southern third of the line? Perhaps the big curve around the Lake Bukit Merah is necessary (?) to service the town there, but the routing between Tasek and Chemor looks bizarre. It veers sharply east, then sharply west. Is there a mountain? If so, it wouldn't have taken much of a tunnel to straighten it out.
The sharp curve at the southern part of the project is actually very flat.

However, that particular stretch of the project is constrained by presence of some plantations/farms, hence it would be difficult to alternative track to do away that sharp curve. On the north of track, there are farms, on the south, it is constrained both by farms and the A13 state road.



Nevertheless, as indicated on the project, it will get a slight realignment of 4 kilometres, in order to improve the line speed. Line speed along sharp curves are usually between 90 and 110 km/h after the improvement works (double tracking).
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Old February 24th, 2013, 03:48 PM   #732
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Old February 25th, 2013, 03:00 AM   #733
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Old February 25th, 2013, 09:51 AM   #734
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Goodbye to Tampin rail station
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END OF AN ERA: 108-year-old station will be demolished for electrified double-tracking project

TAMPIN: THE 108-year-old Tampin Railway Station in Malacca has officially made way for Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad's (KTMB) electrified double-tracking project.

Yesterday's passengers on KTMB trains will go down in history as the last to use the station (officially known as Pulau Sebang Station), as it will be demolished today for the project's Seremban-Gemas line.

The historical station, located at the Negri Sembilan-Malacca border, has stood the test of time, including the three-year Japanese occupation.

The then 32km railway line from Tampin to Malacca town, which was laid in 1903, had been scrapped to build the Death Railway in Burma (Myanmar). The line was never rebuilt.

The station now serves as a link for tourists, especially from Singapore to travel to Malacca.

The station was also the location for 1955 movie Sarjan Hassan which starred the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee. In the scene, Ramlee, who played the lead role, was featured waiting by the station's signboard for a train to take him to an army recruitment centre.

It is learnt that popular Hong Kong actor Andy Lau had also shot scenes at the station in 1996.

When the New Straits Times visited the station yesterday, all that was left of the original building was a partially built iron pedestrian bridge.

Its stationmaster, Ramli Saidin, 52, said the station was going through its third reconstruction.

"The station underwent reconstruction in 1995. In my 23 years of working at this station, I have met many tourists who spoke about their relatives who had served in the war."

Showing the NST laminated pictures, Ramli said tourists had mailed them to him to share their knowledge on the station's history and legacy.

Ramli also showed the station's old railway bell, believed to have been used during the British occupation.

The stationmaster added that he accepted that the station had to go, saying he hoped the new station which was scheduled for completion in April, would breathe life into the quaint town.

KTMB's Seremban-Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double-tracking project general manager Major Abdul Rahman Din said the Seremban-Gemas line, along with its five other new stations, including Senawang, Sungai Gadut, Rembau, Gemas and Batang Melaka, were scheduled to be completed by July 31.

"We have completed 90 per cent of all works involving the line.

"When the new train service is up and running, passengers can travel from Kuala Lumpur to Gemas in two and a half hours compared with four, previously."

KTMB is embarking on its electrified double-tracking project in the west coast from Johor Baru to Padang Besar, which is divided into several phases.

Expected to be fully completed by 2018, it is touted to be the fastest metre-gauge railway line in the world.


The Tampin railway station had stood the test of time for almost 11 decades. Pic by Mohd Yusni Ariffin

From http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general...ation-1.213872
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I was lucky enough to be able visit this station, during my Malaysian visit in 2011.

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Old February 26th, 2013, 12:24 PM   #736
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Update on the 329 km long Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double tracking project



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KL to Butterworth in four hours
By G. SURACH | [email protected]

ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE-TRACKING PROJECT: KTM Bhd will have new coach trains that can travel at 160kph

IPOH: COMMUTERS are in for great news as future train trips from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth will take only half its usual time -- thanks to KTM Berhad's electrified double-tracking project which will be ready by June next year.

The northern phase of the project between here and Padang Besar serves as the catalyst for KTMB to order 10 new coach trains, capable of travelling up to 160kph, thus, making them the fastest trains in the country.

The New Straits Times travelled with a team comprising KTMB operators, design-and-build contractor MMC-Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd representatives and project management consultant KSET Konsortium on an inspection tour along the northern line yesterday.

The Ipoh-Padang Besar railway track boasts several architectural acomplishments along its line.

The three new iconic structures include the 3km Bukit Berapit tunnel in Padang Rengas, the 3.5km Bukit Merah marine viaduct which crosses Tasik Merah in Kerian, and a 90m swing-bridge crossing the Prai river in Seberang Prai, Penang.

The new structures were built to accommodate the project requirements as well as to replace the current structures.

It is learnt that the former 3.3km Bukit Berapit railway tunnel, built in 1905, will fall out of use once the new tunnel is operational.

The marine viaduct replaces the normal embankment bridge and benefits the ecosystem of the lake as it takes up less land and expedites the construction progress while the 72.3 degree swing-bridge replaces its 1967 predecessor.

According to KTMB Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project general manager Jeflysham Osman, the main line along here to Padang Besar would have 30 stations, including 23 passenger stations and seven cargo stations.

"We have completed 93 per cent of all works involving the line.

"When the new train service is up and running, we will be able to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth in four hours compared with nearly eight hours previously," he said.

KTMB is currently embarking on its electrified double-tracking project in west coast from Johor Baru to Padang Besar, which is divided into several phases.

When fully completed by 2018, it is expected to be the fastest metre-gauge railway line in the world.


The existing train track (on the left) and the new 3.5km marine viaduct along Tasik Merah in Kerian, are part of the electrified double-tracking project by KTM Berhad. Pic by Muhaizan Yahya
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Where can I found the official map of KTMB.
I cannot found on the KTMB website?
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