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Old February 9th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #141
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Old February 9th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #143
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so how will they build the line to kuantan?Is it using the existing metre gauge or they will build a new line crossing the banjaran titiwangsa wa that will be good we'll have our mountain railway just like switzerland.
I'd be very interested in the KL-Kuantan alignment. Will we be seeing the SMART tunnel's TBMs being used again?
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Old February 21st, 2007, 01:39 AM   #145
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ahhh! I'm jealous of KTM and its gorgeous stations!
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 04:40 PM   #146
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This project involves the construction of a new track (179 km) and upgrading of the existing track to allow for a maximum design speed of 160 kph. The other components of the project involved the construction of new concrete railway bridges, culverts, 14 stations, 40 overhead road bridges to eliminate all level crossings, construction of a new EMU Depot at Batu Gajah, overhead 25kV 50Hz electrification system, modern signalling and communication, Automatic Fare Collection system, land acquisitions and relocation of squatters

Route Map: Rawang - Ipoh EDT Project





The main objectives are:-
- to extend the existing KTM Komuter service from Seremban - Rawang to Tg. Malim with an average number of 100 services per day.
- introduction of a rapid intercity service, between Ipoh and Sentral KL Sentral, with 16 services per day in the beginning and ultimately 32 services per day.
- to upgrade existing rail infrastructure for the increase in track capacity for Komuter, Intercity and freight trains.


The Contract for Infrastructure Package was awarded to DRB-HICOM on 17 July 2000 and System Package awarded to Mitsui Co. Ltd. - Mitsui Transportation Systems Consortium on 10 January 2001.

The work under the infrastructure package has been 18 months behind schedule. This has resulted in consequential delays to the system works. However, recovery programme have been instituted by both contractors to mitigate the delay and the progress is being monitored closely by the special committee led by the Ministry of Transport to ensure successful completion of the project.

With the commissioning of the project which is expected by early 2007, KTM Berhad will be able to introduce rapid intercity trains from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh and extend the KTM Komuter services from Rawang to Tanjung Malim


Mid-year date for rail project
Tuesday February 27, 2007
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Festive greeting: (from left) Hulu Selangor MP Datuk G. Palanivel, MCA
vice-president Datuk Ong Tee Keat, Chan, Hulu Selangor MCA division chief Datuk
Ch'ng Toh Eng, Hulu Selangor division Barisan Nasional chief Datuk Mohd Idris
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KUALA KUBU BARU: The Rawang-Batang Kali stretch of the double-track rail project is expected to be operational before July.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said the stretch would ease the traffic movement between the two areas.

The Government would overcome problems, such as land acquisition, he told reporters at a Chinese New Year Open House organised by the Hulu Selangor MCA division here yesterday.

The stretch is part of the 179km Rawang-Ipoh track, which forms a section of the project by national railway firm, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB), to lay parallel lines from Padang Besar to Johor Baru.

Chan said the Rawang-Ipoh track, designed for high-speed trains, is also expected to be completed by the end of the year

Upon its completion, KTMB plans to extend the KTM Komuter service to Tanjung Malim and introduce a rapid inter-city train service from KL Sentral to Ipoh.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #148
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Great..I was wondering where this thread is.

It's good to see the station at Tanjung Malim brightly lit. .This indicate that the Rawang-Ipoh line will definitely finish this year.

Anyway,here's an article on the extension of the Rawang-Ipoh line until Padang Besar,about 600km from Kuala Lumpur. .Good years ahead for rail travel in Malaysia.

Ipoh-Padang Besar Double-track Project To Continue

March 16, 2007 16:24 PM
PUTRAJAYA, March 16 (Bernama) -- The Cabinet Committee on Public Transport Friday decided to start immediately negotiations to finalise the double track electrification project from Ipoh to Padang Besar at the border with Thailand.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government had decided to proceed with the project as the Rawang-Ipoh route had been completed.

He said the cost of the project would be determined after the Transport and Finance ministries concluded their negotiations on the price.

"As the Rawang and Ipoh route has been completed, the government can optimise the project if the track is extended to Padang Besar. I hope we can start the project soon after the negotiation is concluded," he told reporters after chairing the meeting here.

The 330km double tracking project north of Ipoh to Padang Besar was awarded to MMC Corp. (MMC) and Gamuda Bhd consortium three years ago but it was postponed in 2003 to curtail government spending on mega projects.

Gamuda and MMC are expected to spend about RM9 billion on the project.

On the construction of the southern section of the double track to Singapore, Najib said the government had given a letter of intent to India to take part in the project.

He said the Indian government would appoint a qualified contractor to carry out the project.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 03:31 PM   #149
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SERENDAH STATION new
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Old April 1st, 2007, 08:21 PM   #150
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That's such a slow speed!
High speed rail?? It would probably be a long trip from Ipoh to Johor.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:53 PM   #151
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Does it really need to be so fast?

As long the service puctual and safe..enuffla.

KTM chairman argues that by continuing KTM's double tracking until JB,it'll be able to provide freight service,which would provide additional evenue and benefit trade in Malaysia.

Is it that HSL with trains going more than 300km/h cannot provide freight service?
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KTM chairman argues that by continuing KTM's double tracking until JB,it'll be able to provide freight service,which would provide additional evenue and benefit trade in Malaysia.

Is it that HSL with trains going more than 300km/h cannot provide freight service?
The same old Meter gauge with Max Speed at 160 kph ....

Freight Service and High Speed passenger Service should NEVER use the ame tracks at ALL if the railway authority WANTS to keep them a real HIGH SPEED ...
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'Recently there was a private proposal to build and operate a high speed line between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. As far as KTMB is concerned, we prefer to concentrate on modernising the existing infrastructure through double tracking and electrification from Seremban to Johor Bahru or Singapore. In this way the huge investment in the railway infrastructure will not solely benefit passenger services, but also freight trains on the existing and well-connected network. Double-tracking and electrification of the existing network would improve our capability, and offer the greatest overall benefit to the country.'
http://www.railwaygazette.com/Articl...il+growth.html

This is the statement to makes things clear.
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April 21, 2007 15:19 PM
KL-Ipoh Fast Train Service To Start Early Next Year

RAWANG, April 21 (Bernama) -- A fast train service between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh will begin early next year after the Rawang-Ipoh double-tracking project is fully completed by yearend.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said the travelling time under the new service would be two hours 15 minutes as the train had to stop at several stations along the route such as in Tanjung Malim, Slim River, Tapah, Kampar and Batu Gajah.

"When the Rawang-Ipoh electrified double track project is fully completed, a new practice may emerge where people working in Kuala Lumpur will opt to live in suburban areas like Tanjung Malim or even Ipoh and commute using a train," he said when opening the Rasa KTM Komuter station and launching the Rawang-Rasa KTM Komuter service today.

He said this situation would not be impossible because it happened in Seremban where many of its residents used KTM Komuter to go to work in Kuala Lumpur daily.

Moreover, Chan said, the service was in line with the government's effort to encourage the use of public transport and avoid traffic jams and help reduce road accidents.

Phase One of the Rawang-Ipoh double-tracking project from Rawang to Rasa, spanning 26km, was fully completed at the end of last year and started operations today through the Rawang-Rasa KTM Komuter service.

The public can use the new service for free from today until May 2. It starts from 5.45am until 9.30pm daily with 30 minute frequency.

"We hope the public will take this opportunity and bring their families and friends on sightseeing and leisure tours using public transport," Chan said.

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Note: The distance between Ipoh an Kuala Lumpur is about 200km.
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1) New Centralised Train Control (CTC) At Sentral KL Station




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