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Old June 24th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #161
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Old July 7th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #162
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Rawang-Ipoh Double Track Almost Complete
July 06, 2007 21:26 PM

SERDANG, July 6 (Bernama) -- The Rawang-Ipoh double track commuter train project is nearing completion, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy.

"It is almost 99 percent completed. I will be making inspections on it next week," he told reporters after launching the Permai Central Transport Hub near here today.

The RM4.6-billion project spanning 180km, which will provide Rawang and Ipoh a high speed rail link, would be operational by early next year, he said.

Meanwhile, Chan said contractors involved in the Ipoh-Padang Besar double tracking project were working on its cost with the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Finance Ministry and his ministry.

The 330km-project is expected to resume early next year and due for completion in 2012. It was postponed in 2003 to curtail government spending on mega projects.

"Once this project is completed, we do not see any problem in operating a commuter train service between Penang and Ipoh," Chan said.

On the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport upgrading project, he said a study was still underway to ascertain whether the project will just involve extension of the runway or include the expansion of the airport terminal building.

"My officers are meeting with the EPU and Finance Ministry to follow up on the matter. It might take two to three weeks to come up with the costing for the project," he said.

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Old July 8th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #163
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Rawang-Ipoh rail link nears completion
July 7 2007


THE Rawang-Ipoh double track commuter train project is nearing completion, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy.

“It is almost 99 per cent completed. I will be making inspections on it next week,” he told reporters after launching the Permai Central Transport Hub near Serdang yesterday.

The RM4.6-billion project spanning 180km, which will provide Rawang and Ipoh a high speed rail link, would be operational by early next year, he said.

Meanwhile, Chan said contractors involved in the Ipoh-Padang Besar double tracking project are working on its cost with the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Finance Ministry and his ministry.

The 330km-project is expected to resume early next year and due for completion in 2012. It was postponed in 2003 to curtail government spending on mega projects.

“Once this project is completed, we do not see any problem in operating a commuter train service between Penang and Ipoh,” Chan said. - Bernama
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Old July 13th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #164
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2007/07/13
Double-tracking rail service to start next year
By : Jaspal Singh



IPOH: The much-delayed Ipoh-Rawang double-tracking electrification railway service will take off early next year.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy gave the assurance after inspecting the ongoing construction of the RM4 billion project by boarding a train from Rawang to Ipoh yesterday.

He said at the central railway station here that infrastructure and system works between Rawang and Ipoh were nearing completion.

"By Dec 31, all work including trial runs will be completed and by early next year, the 180km double-tracking railway service will take off."

Chan said 99.87 per cent of the work had been completed to date involving construction of 402.5km of tracks, 15 stations and 38 overhead, 41 railway and 16 motorcycle-cum-pedestrian bridges.

This only left landscaping work and the issuance of a certificate of fitness by local authorities.

"As of today, the double-tracking project on the whole is 98 per cent complete," said Chan, who was accompanied by KTMB chairman Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek and managing-director Datuk Mohd Salleh Abdullah.

The much-talked about railway service was earlier scheduled to be completed by the end of 2004.

Once operational, it will take only two hours to travel between Ipoh and Rawang, half the time taken at present.

On the extension of the double-tracking electrification project from Ipoh to Padang Besar, the minister said negotiations between the parties involved would begin soon.

Work on the Ipoh-Padang Besar double-tracking project would begin next year, he added.

On the proposal to extend the Ipoh airport’s runway, Chan said a meeting would be held next week.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 05:45 AM   #165
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Nationwide rail safety campaign
Friday July 13, 2007




look: Mohd Salleh giving Chan a progress report on the Rawang-Ipoh
doubletrack project at the Tanjung Malim station yesterday.


IPOH: The Transport Ministry will carry out a nationwide safety campaign to educate people living near railway tracks.

Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said railway accidents claimed 29 lives since January and the ministry hoped to educate the public, especially those living near railway tracks.

“We will ask the Finance Ministry to allocate RM6mil to RM8mil to launch the campaign before the commissioning of the double-track project between Rawang and Ipoh early next year,” he told a press conference after inspecting work on the project here yesterday.

He hoped the campaign, which would include posters, radio and television commercials, would also stop people from committing vandalism, theft, and from trespassing on railway property.

KTM Berhad managing director Datuk Mohd Salleh Abdullah said contractors of the project lost some RM5mil to cable thieves.

“The loss is not our main concern but train delays due to the disruption to our system is the biggest problem,” he said.

On the RM4bil project, Chan said 97% had been completed and what was left were the landscaping work and approval from local authorities.

“We are confident that everything will be ready for commissioning by Dec 31. By early next year, the tracks can be operational,” he said.

There will be 16 trips per day between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, catering to more than 3,200 passengers per day.

On the expansion of Ipoh’s Sultan Azlan Shah airport, Chan said a meeting involving all parties would be held next week to listen to their views.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 04:30 PM   #166
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Nationwide rail safety campaign
Friday July 13, 2007




look: Mohd Salleh giving Chan a progress report on the Rawang-Ipoh
doubletrack project at the Tanjung Malim station yesterday.


IPOH: The Transport Ministry will carry out a nationwide safety campaign to educate people living near railway tracks.

Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said railway accidents claimed 29 lives since January and the ministry hoped to educate the public, especially those living near railway tracks.

“We will ask the Finance Ministry to allocate RM6mil to RM8mil to launch the campaign before the commissioning of the double-track project between Rawang and Ipoh early next year,” he told a press conference after inspecting work on the project here yesterday.

He hoped the campaign, which would include posters, radio and television commercials, would also stop people from committing vandalism, theft, and from trespassing on railway property.

KTM Berhad managing director Datuk Mohd Salleh Abdullah said contractors of the project lost some RM5mil to cable thieves.

“The loss is not our main concern but train delays due to the disruption to our system is the biggest problem,” he said.

On the RM4bil project, Chan said 97% had been completed and what was left were the landscaping work and approval from local authorities.

“We are confident that everything will be ready for commissioning by Dec 31. By early next year, the tracks can be operational,” he said.

There will be 16 trips per day between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, catering to more than 3,200 passengers per day.

On the expansion of Ipoh’s Sultan Azlan Shah airport, Chan said a meeting involving all parties would be held next week to listen to their views.
Just hope that I can go KL by KOMUTER next year... Ipoh gambateh!
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Old August 13th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #167
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PIS in Malaysia?

I am currently writing my diploma thesis about Passenger Information Systems in Malaysia’s railway industry. Unfortunately the time for the thesis is limited, so I am unable to visit Malaysia and its different railway lines to have a look how the actual situation is.

During my research I have come across a lot of useful information on this forum.

For my thesis I am focusing on the passenger information systems in all Malaysian Railways (KTMB, KTM Komuter, rapidKL railways, KL Monorail and the Express Rail Link).

Passenger information systems are either used in rail cars (mobile systems) or at railway stations (stationary systems). The information system is either visible (normally on displays) or passengers are informed by audio messages. Some functions of the systems are for example to provide timetables, next connections, delays, advertisements, or any other relevant information for passengers.

I was hoping if anyone would be able to assist me with my research by answering some of my questions:

- Does anybody already have personal experiences with passenger information systems in Malaysia’s railways, do you consider them as important or dispensable?

- Which trains use which kind of passenger information systems? (displays or audio messages; in which languages is the information; which companies provide the systems; a.s.o.)

- Which railway stations use which kind of passenger information systems?

I am very thankful for any kind of support and I will definitely acknowledge the received inputs in my thesis.

Thank you very much.

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Old August 14th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #168
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Hullo

I have lived in Malaysia for 2 years, using public transport regularly.

I think that Malaysia is doing well for PIS in Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley) but the rest of the country is doing poorly.

With respect to PIS, the best system would have to be on the Express Rail Line.

At the stations, there is a constant "Time to next train" indicator which counts down the time to the next 2 trains.

There are also regular audio messages informing you that the train is about to arrive. The message is even given when the train is in station ("Train to KLIA arriving now").

On the train, passengers are welcomed after each stop, told about the destination, and informed of the next stop. Arrival announcements are made when the train decelerates and stops at each station.

For the Kelana Jaya LRT, there are PIS in each station that says how long until the next train "Next train arrives in 01 minutes"), or indicates the train frequency (e.g. "trains arriving every 7 minutes") and gives some basic advice for using the LRT (e.g. "make sure to check the destination before you board").

On the train you have the "next station" announcement

For the Ampang LRT, there are PIS in each station that indicates the time to arrival for each train. The PIS also indicates the destination of each train. "Next station" announcements are made by drivers.

For the KTM Komuter, there are PIS in each station that give the ETA for the next train as well as the destination. "Next Station" and "welcome aboard" and "Interchange" announcements are made by the driver.

I hope that helps.

For more info, I suggest that you go to the Malaysia forum and check the Pengangkutan (Transportation) folder (if you havent already) as well as asking the forumers there.

Cheers, m
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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #169
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If only Putra LRT could constantly display the time to next train.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 07:14 AM   #170
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:48 AM   #171
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UEM is keen on the northern and southern electrified double-tracking project valued at over RM14.5 billion, says its managing director
UEM Builders Bhd, which is diversifying its business to include property building and oil and gas, has expressed interest to the Government to participate in the country's rail development.

Managing director Ridza Abdoh Salleh said UEM is keen to work on the northern and southern electrified double-tracking (EDT) project valued at over RM14.5 billion.

"We were able to complete the Rawang-Ipoh EDT project within budget and ahead of schedule. Based on our experience, we are able to position ourselves to secure some portion of the north and south EDT works," he told Business Times.

He said UEM has also expressed interest for the Gemas to Johor Baru EDT line.

UEM was appointed by the government to complete the unfinished 12 per cent of the RM4.6 billion Rawang-Ipoh EDT project at a cost of RM1.1 billion, after terminating the contract of DRB-HICOM Bhd in May 2005 due to work delays.

The 329km northern (Ipoh-Padang Besar) and 288km southern (Seremban-Johor) EDT was proposed in 2002 as a continuation of the Rawang-Ipoh job.

On October 21 2003, a letter of award was issued to a 50:50 joint venture between Gamuda Bhd and Malaysian Mining Corp Bhd but the project was shelved in December the same year as there was a need to prioritise many development projects and reduce the country's budget deficit.

In March 2007, the government gave the green light to restart the northern and southern portion.

Building the northern and southern EDT would benefit KTM Bhd, which is looking at increasing its freight business, and the country, as it would create some 110,000 jobs during construction.

"UEM has been involved in handling the country's infrastructure development. We have been a loyal nation-building partner to the government in delivering projects such as the North South Expressway, Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing, National Sports Complex, Putra Light Rail Transit and Kuala Lumpur International Airport Satellite Building. That has always been our forte," Ridza said.

UEM is hoping to add another RM1.7 billion to its existing order book of RM3.42 billion, by securing new contracts in Johor and Indonesia.

On whether it plans to dispose of its 32.73 per cent stake in the UK's Costain Group plc, Ridza said the group is continuously evaluating the options available as it does for all its other investments. - By Sharen Kaur

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Old September 9th, 2007, 01:03 PM   #172
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Better transport system needed to boost tourism
Saturday September 8, 2007
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IPOH needs a proper public transportation system to better serve tourists, Datuk Bandar Da-tuk Mohamad Rafiai Moktar said.

“I have approached the operators about improving their vehicles but they said they find it hard to do so as their business is losing money,” said Mohamad Rafiai at the launching of the Perak Chapter Matta Fair 2007 in Ipoh yesterday.

He noted that the double-tracking railway project between Rawang and Ipoh would be operational by early next year.

“We do not even have a proper public transportation system to transfer tourists from the railway station to hotels and bus stations,” he added.

Mohamad Rafiai revealed that a private transport company had come up with a proposal to revamp the city’s public transportation system.

However, it would still need to discuss with the local public transportation operators before submitting the proposal.

On another matter, Mohamad Rafiai said efforts were being taken to develop the city’s tourism industry.

“We have been promoting the city through the Tourism Promotional Organisation for Asian-Pacific Cities in China,” he said, adding that they were encouraging students to visit Ipoh and Perak.

Mohamad Rafiai also said the private sector was helping out the tourism industry by buil-ding and providing tourists with facilities and infrastructures.

“A five-star hotel with a ban-quet hall that can accommodate about 2,000 people is being constructed,” he said.

Other efforts included ensuring the cleanliness of the city and upgrading other facilities and infrastructures for tourists, said Mohamad Rafiai.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #173
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Rawang - Ipoh Double-track Line, Malaysia



Turnkey project for the upgraded Rawang - Ipoh line on behalf of Malaysian State Railway Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad KTMB

Siemens is upgrading a single-track, non-electrified 179 km section of Malaysia's state railway network for double-track electrified operation. KTMB (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad), Malaysian State Railway, is thus expanding its existing double-track network (Klang Valley) in Kuala Lumpur northwards from its current terminus in Rawang (north of Kuala Lumpur) to Ipoh.

The overall project comprises the infrastructure with engineering work, track works, station construction and system work.

Siemens is the lead manager of a consortium with Balfour Beatty and is responsible for overall project management, system engineering, conception, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the subsystems communications, CCTV, Scada (station) and automatic fare collection and supply of the power supply and overhead line systems, the signaling systems and a new control room for the existing double-track network including the 179 km upgrade line.

Technical data
Delivery period : 2001 to 2007
Line length : 179 km
Number of stations :13 stations,
2 stopping points,
14 interlockings


Scope of supply and services
Turnkey project : project management,
system engineering
Signaling systems : Iltis control system, interlockings and block system
Communication equipment : communication system, CCTV, Scada, AFC
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Thanks nazrey for posting these updates and esp the photos of the wonderful Ipoh station. A good mix of the old and the new.
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