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Old January 28th, 2016, 09:09 AM   #1001
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JKNS new railway station and HQ @ Aeropod
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Old January 30th, 2016, 09:59 AM   #1003
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Wow, the new train station is so close to KKIA, will they make another stop nearby the airport (or even better, directly connected to the terminal)? Too bad the rail line hasn't yet extended to at least Bandaraya (or near Wawasan bus terminal) to make it accesible to the city center.
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Wow, the new train station is so close to KKIA, will they make another stop nearby the airport (or even better, directly connected to the terminal)? Too bad the rail line hasn't yet extended to at least Bandaraya (or near Wawasan bus terminal) to make it accesible to the city center.
Yeah a people mover between aeropod and KKIA would be nice, but I don't think it's needed for the time being. Afaik City council is planning to build a bus terminal nearby the airport, which would connect the airport to the CBD via BRT. It will also double as interchange for mini buses passengers, as the mini buses can no longer enter CBD when BRT project is finished.

The same goes with the railway. Aeropod will also be connected with BRT.
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Yeah a people mover between aeropod and KKIA would be nice, but I don't think it's needed for the time being. Afaik City council is planning to build a bus terminal nearby the airport, which would connect the airport to the CBD via BRT. It will also double as interchange for mini buses passengers, as the mini buses can no longer enter CBD when BRT project is finished.

The same goes with the railway. Aeropod will also be connected with BRT.
When will the BRT project kick off? Will it be elevated (like Sunway BRT), segregated, or just not segregated? As far as I remember, most roads in KK are narrow.
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When will the BRT project kick off? Will it be elevated (like Sunway BRT), segregated, or just not segregated? As far as I remember, most roads in KK are narrow.
This year. MYR 1 billion has been allocated for the project.

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=104693

So far there's no comfirmation of whether the BRT system will be elevated or at grade, but at 1 billion (for about 40 km BRT route ), I think it will be at grade.
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Ipoh train station by Raphael, on Flickr
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ALOR SETAR STATION, KEDAH

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What kind of safety system (anti-collision device) do you use there? And do the signalling almost the same as British like the Indian one?
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MALAYSIAN RAILWAY PROJECTS
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Taiping station, Perak


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Eastern and Orient Express runs between Singapore and Bangkok, with a day stopover for the 'pearl of the orient' (Penang). Recently reconstructed Butterworh station with electric train adjacent.


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Timetable for ETS (Effective 18.1.2016)

1. Ipoh - Padang Besar - Ipoh via Butterworth (1 time daily)
2. Padang Besar - KL Sentral vice versa (2 times daily)
3. Padang Besar - KL Sentral - Gemas vice versa(1 time daily)
4. Butterworth - KL Sentral vice versa (2 time daily)
5. Butterworth - KL Sentral - Gemas vice versa (1 time daily)

I hope the frequencies will be added when more train arrived.



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RM31m to create skilled rail MRO workers
Posted on 8 March 2016 - 05:37am Eva Yeong
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is investing RM31 million in the development of skilled workforce in the nation’s rail management and repair sector, said Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“As a start, we got RM31 million from the government and it will be disbursed in stages for the programme,” he told reporters yesterday at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd and Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL).

“The Malaysia Rail Supporting Industry Roadmap (MRSIR) has projected a high shortage of skills in the area of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) up till 2030. This is in line with the rapid development of the rail sector in Malaysia that is expected to achieve investments of up to RM160 billion,” he added.

Under the programme, UniKL’s Institute of Product Design and Manufacturing (IPROM) will offer professional programmes related to the rail industry while Rapid Rail will offer hands-on training at its Rail Academy which operates at the Rapid Rail Depot in Subang.

UniKL is an institute of higher education owned by Mara while Rapid Rail is a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd.Ismail Sabri said the students will spend six months attending classes at UniKL and another six months training at the Rail Academy. At the end of the one-year programme, the students will receive a professional certificate.

“The first batch will have 25 students and the intake will be increased up to a maximum of 500 per batch. The programme will begin in September this year for the first intake,” he said.

Under the MoU, Rapid Rail and UniKL will also explore programmes for human capital development. This includes providing opportunities for Rapid Rail staff to improve the level of academic qualifications and education at UniKL.

Rapid Rail’s academy will also leverage on the collaboration to explore opportunities in life-long learning that can be offered by UniKL to Rapid Rail staff.

Rapid Rail’s collaboration with UniKL is part of its efforts to develop the Rail Academy (which is responsible for producing manpower for Prasarana’s LRT operations) into a centre of excellence in rail expertise.

On the ex parte injunction obtained by Scomi Engineering Bhd’s unit Scomi Transit Projects Sdn Bhd against Prasarana, Prasarana president and group CEO Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz declined to comment, saying only that he has no knowledge of the details of the matter.

He also declined to comment on Scomi’s allegation of Prasarana threatening to terminate its contracts with Scomi nor on Prasarana’s next course of action.

Last Tuesday, Scomi announced that it had obtained an ex parte injunction against Prasarana to restrain the latter from wrongfully terminating the RM494 million contract for the KL monorail fleet expansion project.

After the hearing of counsel for both parties last Friday, the ex parte injunction has been extended until April 1 when the court will hear the injunction on an inter partes basis.
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RM9bil rail plan to transport freight
BY GURMEET KAUR Saturday, 16 January 2016
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THE Government is looking at a RM9bil plan to build new electrified double-track rail to transport freight that will by=pass the busy Klang Valley.

The plan is to have new rail connections that would divert the trains from three areas – namely Serendah, Port Klang and Seremban.

“This effectively would mean that the trains from the north will be diverted at Serendah and onwards proceed to Port Klang or Seremban. The trains from the south will by-pass the Klang Valley by cutting off at Seremban,” say sources.

Industry sources say the idea is being ironed out among the Government’s economic planners and in line with the move to enhance rail connectivity and promote port development.

“We could see some development on it given that rail remains a key focus of the Government’s transportation policy,” discloses an industry player.

“After years of building and improving road networks, rail is now on the agenda to ease traffic congestion and better connect towns to serve future needs.”

Under the Great Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley master plan, the aim is to take the jam out of the city from areas like KL Sentral in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur,

Sources say the project would be broken up in two phases over a period of five years.



The first phase involves the Serendah-Port Klang track that covers 70 km.

“The plan is to get this off the ground this year and ready in 2018,” says a source.

Under phase two, the Government plans to extend the rail line from Port Klang to Seremban involving an alignment of 66 km to be completed by 2021.

Based on industry’s estimate of RM40mil to RM60mil per kilometer cost to build a new rail line, the investment for the Serendah-Port Klang track could amount to between RM3bil to RM4.2bil.

“For the entire 136 km stretch spanning Serendah to Seremban, they are looking at an investment close to RM8bil,” says a source.

According to sources, the project is likely to be awarded on a design and build concept whereby one entity is tasked with the design and construction services. This would ensure a unified flow of work from initial concept through completion, say industry players.

Government-owned KTM Bhd (KTMB), which is the sole operator for train and rail commuter services in the country will operate the new freight lines, although the possibility of it roping in a partner is not ruled out.

Last month, MMC Corp Bhd said it had entered into a shareholders agreement with KTMB to undertake the business of rail freight transport and related businesses in the rail cargo sector.

MMC has a presence in port and logistics through ownership or stakes in Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor Port, Northport and Senai Airport Terminal Services.

KTMB under the leadership of Sarbini Tijian is looking to return to profitability in 2016 after years for not being in good financial shape.

Since its corporatisation in 1992 till Dec 31, 2013, the company’s collective revenue stood at RM7.4bil while collective losses was at RM2.5bil.

Meanwhile, local companies that have a presence in rail infrastructure and track works are Hikmat Asia Sdn Bhd, Emrail Sdn Bhd and listed Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd.

Early this month, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai was reported as saying that the ministry was studying the need to build a new rail track for freight.

“This would enable the trains to bypass the congested KL Sentral and head straight to Port Klang,” Liow had said, explaining that the frequency of commuter trains could not be increased due to the bottleneck at the country’s main transit hub.

Bottleneck at KL Sentral

Currently most rail traffic – from commuter, intercity, electric train service (ETS) to freight – converge at KL Sentral.

Because priority is given to passenger services, there is limited slot for freight trains.

“It is currently difficult for freight trains to pass the Rawang-Port Klang-Seremban stretch during the day time. This is holding back northern Selangor to become a major township and industrial area,” says an industry player.

Existing train services that ply the Port Klang-Sentul, Seremban-Port Klang and Butterworth-Singapore tracks also converge at KL Sentral.

On the other hand, Malaysian ports, especially Port Klang have been seeing growing business.

Port Klang, which is listed among the world’s busiest, grew 5.8% in 2014 – handling 10.9 million twenty-foot equivalent units in volume. By shifting the existing freight trains to separate tracks, the frequency of passenger service can be increased from 15 minutes to 7.5 minutes in the future, say industry sources. This in turn will increase ridership and revenue for KTMB.

By bypassing Klang Valley, the existing KTMB rail corridors can then operate fully as an intra-urban rail network like the LRTs or MRTs, say industry players.

Safety and security issues are also other considerations. With the new freight track, dangerous cargo can be diverted away from the city.

Studies have shown that rail freight is a more cost-effective transportation especially for heavy and bulky commodities per tonne-mile as compared to trucking.

Industry sources estimate that KTMB will have the capacity to carry 20mil tonnes of cargo by 2035 with the proposed new cargo lines as compared to the 5mil tonnes average now.

Another rail line for cargo that the policy makers are studying is a link from Sungai Buloh to the Subang Skypark bypass line, that is currently in the midst of construction.

The Subang Skypark railway line, which begins at the Subang Jaya KTM Komuter station and ends at the Skypark Terminal station at the airport is 8km long should be ready anytime soon based on previous news reports. A cargo track from here to Sungai Buloh is about 11km long, estimate industry players.

Recall that a few years ago, new reports speculated a proposal to link Subang Jaya and Sungai Buloh that was to pass close to the old Subang airport as part of a freight relief line to deviate freight train from entering the town area. That proposal did not take off because of its supposedly high cost.

In the longer run, an idea is being bandied for a freight line linking Port Klang to Malacca – a move that will spur economic activity and promote port development.
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New Kuantan-Mentakab rail link in the offing
BY GURMEET KAUR Wednesday, 13 January 2016
http://www.thestar.com.my/business/b...in-the-offing/



PETALING JAYA: A new double-track rail line linking Mentakab to Kuantan in Pahang is being planned and it will be entirely financed by the private sector.

According to sources, this will be the first time the infrastructure is fully borne by a private sector entity with the Government not having to bear any operational or financial risk.

“The project has been approved by the top level officials in the Government and is expected to be announced soon,” said a source.

“An entity from China has expressed interest to undertake the project.”

The general rule of thumb for constructing a new rail line is RM40mil to RM60mil per km. This means it may cost around RM5bil or more to build the Mentakab-Kuantan track.

Mentakab is about 120km west of Kuantan by road and currently has a railway station operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB).

A rail line connecting the two towns will accelerate the growth of Kuantan Port which is shaping up to be a major centre for trade, particularly with China.

It been reported that about RM4bil had been invested into the development of the Kuantan Port, which is expected to be recognised as an international port this year.

The rail line is expected to used mainly to transport cargo although it may include passenger services, according to industry players.

China’s Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group Co Ltd has a 40% stake in Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd – the operator of Kuantan Port. It had bought that stake from IJM Corp Bhd for RM310mil two years ago.

The Government had announced plans to open up the inter-city freight and rail commuter services to the private sector as had been done successfully in many other countries. Currently, the Government-owned KTMB is the sole operator for train and rail commuter services in the country.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai was quoted as saying that the ministry hoped to see the approval of train operators this year as the railway sector continued to be one of the ministry’s priorities in 2016.

In the bigger scheme of things there is a plan for a train linking Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan via Mentakab.

The present east coast rail connection that is operated by the loss-making KTMB does not go through Kuantan. It runs from Kuala Lumpur to Gemas, Mentakab, Pasir Mas and Tumpat in Kelantan.

There is a railway line from Mentakab to Kerteh, Terengganu, but this is mainly to serve the transport of petroleum products.

A direct rail link to Kuala Lumpur would spur the development of the east cost as envisioned under the East Coast Economic Region master development plan.

One Chinese rail infrastructure based firm with notable presence in Malaysia is China Railway Construction Corp Ltd (CRCC).

The Hong Kong-listed CRCC is China’s largest state-owned construction company with a presence in over 60 countries.

It set up operations in Malaysia in 2012 through subsidiary CRCC Malaysia Bhd and to date has amassed an order book of almost RM16bil.

The Government awarded the Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double tracking project worth about RM8bil to CRCC last month.

A CRCC-led consortium is also reportedly eyeing the high speed rail project from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.

Recently, the China Railway group emerged as a 40% partner in the joint venture that won the bid for a 60% stake in the 486-acre Bandar Malaysia project for RM7.41bil. For its part in the purchase, China Railway said it would pay RM2.64bil.
New rail link joining KL to east coast in the pipeline
Posted on 16 March 2016 - 07:46am Shahrim Tamrin
http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1729086

PETALING JAYA: A new rail link connecting Kuala Lumpur to major towns in the east coast is on the cards.

theSun learnt from reliable sources the double-track line will link KL to Mentakab, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Baru and Tumpat.

Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chief executive officer Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah said SPAD and the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) had yesterday launched a market sensing exercise to gauge market interest and seek views for the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL).

“Both SPAD and ECERDC are in the process of analysing different types of business, technical models and procurement strategies and alternatives for the implementation of the ECRL project.

“The joint market study via a Request for Information (RFI) is designed as a consultation exercise to seek industry opinion and collate market feedback,” he said in a statement.

He added that the RFI is open to companies and consortia who are interested in participating in the areas of ECRL railway design, funding, construction, operations and maintenance across the supply chain.

“The deadline for submission for the RFI exercise is May 15 before 12pm,” he said.
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