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Old May 18th, 2013, 04:53 AM   #1
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Klang Valley MRT Line 2 (Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya - SSP Line) | Length: 52.2 km | 37 stations | Completion: 2022

Saturday May 18, 2013

Will MRT Line 2 go on as planned?

By JAGDEV SINGH SIDHU
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Construction work on the MRT along Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. Construction work on the MRT along Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur.

TO most commuters in the Klang Valley, the sight of barricades and heavy machinery is common along the busy roads of the city.

The inconvenience of squeezing roads and the resulting crawling rush hour traffic is the short-term price to pay for the country's most costly infrastructure project the Klang Valley My Rapid Transit (MRT) which is building the MRT line from Sungai Buloh that snakes its way through the city centre to Kajang.

The 51km project is being built at a cost of RM22.2bil and will be ready by either end-2016 or middle of 2017. Tunnelling work, where the big tunnel boring machines will chew through rock, limestone and earth has started. Once completed, the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line will ferry 460,000 passengers a day.

By all accounts, work is on schedule and for now appears to have escaped any hiccups.

But now, it's decision time for further expansion of the MRT network. Feasibility studies on the second line has been completed by consultant Halcrow and is reported to be waiting the go-ahead by the newly formed Cabinet.

Analysts have penned in the continuation of building more lines for the MRT network in their assessment of the construction sector. The Government too has said it will continue to expand the MRT network but some economists wonder if the nod will be given now considering the huge bill the Government is now faced with to fulfil various election pledges in its manifesto.

Timing the approval

On Tuesday, the investment fraternity released a slew of reports on the second line of the MRT project. Those reports were issued after a meeting over lunch with Gamuda Bhd group managing director Datuk Lin Yun Ling where a case to proceed with the second line was made.

Maybank Investment Bank analyst Wong Chew Hann in her report says she came away feeling upbeat about the prospects of approval chances of expanding the Klang Valley MRT (KVMRT) project.

“Datuk Lin believes that the Government is highly committed to implementing KVMRT 2 and 3, as the socio-economic benefits that could be reaped from the KVMRT far outweigh its costs as compared to the Government's other development plans,” she says in her report.

Lin, in a interview with StarBizWeek, says the timing of approval for Line 2 is important as there is a lead time for regulatory processes to be satisfied before actual construction work can start.

“I am not sure when that will happen but when I say July this year, it's coming from this angle: If I look at the construction of the first line, bear in mind that the SBK line was approved in December 2010, it took almost two years for us to get it on the ground.

“And after Cabinet approval, what happened was that we did the land acquisition and engage with the stake holders like DBKL and the Selangor Government, come up with the alignment studies, put the railway scheme for public display and get their feedback and address their complaints if justified.

“These processes would take 2 years. And of course to call tenders as well. So to get Line 1 ready on the ground it took two years,” he says.

As it will take two years to get the shovels and tractors moving for Line 2, the timing of a Cabinet decision by July this year is important from another standpoint.

Civil work on the first MRT line is expected to be completed in July 2015 and approval by July this year will allow contractors who are already engaged on the first line to take their machines and staff onto the second line.

A long delay in approving the second line might see those contractors sell unused machines and even let go employees that have worked on the first line.

For Lin, that will be a waste.

“If I look at the civil works that is ongoing for Line 1, most of the contractors, even for the underground/tunnelling works, will finish the work by middle of 2015.

“If we want continuity onto Line 2, approval should be granted by the middle of this year,” says Lin, whose company is engaged in the tunnelling work for Line 1 and is the overall project delivery partner (PDP) for the Government.

He feels if approval is now granted according to timelines, then it can pose some problems when it comes to continuity of the project.

“That means that their plants and equipment, workers and staff who have all been trained in this kind of work will not be able to continue.

“Ideally, if we want continuity but not overlapping, the timing of the Cabinet approval should come around July so that by mid-2015, we can get the line on the ground already,” he says.

Details on Line 2

By all accounts, Line 2 will be even bigger than the first line. The new line is longer than the predecessor, it will have a longer underground section and more stations. That means it will cost more too.

Initial estimates peg the cost of Line 2 at RM24.9bil once the line is extended from Serdang to Putrajaya. Construction of the proposed second line will be done in two stages with the first stage up to Serdang. The cost of that will be similar to that of the first line.

The main difference between the first and second line though will be ridership.

Estimates show that 20% more people, or 550,000 passengers a day, will traverse through line 2 as opposed to 460,000 a day for Line 1.

In terms of passengers per km, Line 2 is expected to ferry 11,100 passengers per km compared with 10,000 passengers per km for Line 1.

Projections also show that Line 2 will carry 40% more people than Line 3, or the circle line, upon completion.

The reason for the higher ridership is that Line 2 will cut through more densely populated and lower income areas. Neighbourhoods such as Damansara Damai, Kepong, Batu Kampung Pandan, Kampung Baru, Sentul and Serdang are large catchment areas of people.

The alignment of Line 2 will also cut near to areas where PR1MA is expected to build affordable housing for Malaysians. Areas such as Sungai Buloh, Kentonmen and Serdang where PR1MA is expected to build mass affordable housing

“This line is probably more needed if you ask me. It is important in terms of ridership and the nature of the lower income catchment,” says Lin.

Both Line 1 and 2 are expected to converge at the Tun Razak Exchange which will enable passengers to interchange onto other lines.

Line 2 will also serve the KLCC area as it will cut through the middle of the city centre as opposed to the Light Rail Transit line that serves the northern part of the development.

A decision to proceed with Line 2, which is a radial line instead of the circle comes down to catchment and ridership.


“Normally, like in the case of Singapore, the circle line will come last. They will do the radial lines first. It's because the radial lines will help you build up the catchment and ridership. The circle line just connects the lines for you,” says Lin.

“The priority is to first build the network and its catchment.”

Ringgit and sen wise, Gamuda points to the study by Halcrow on the economic internal rate of return (EIRR). It claims that the consultant had put an EIRR at 27% which captures the social benefits of the project, value of time and the multiplier impact of the MRT project.

“Given the cost, it is worth spending. It is for the sustainability of Klang Valley development. We'll need an infrastructure like this. I mean just look at our daily traffic in Klang Valley and you know that we really need this. We cannot sustain any more growth,” says Lin.

Does Gamuda have an edge?

Analysts seem to think that Gamuda has the edge of being appointed the PDP for Line 2.

“So far, the consortium has received positive feedback from the clients and authorities (i.e. MRT Corp, SPAD, and Pemandu), thanks to its good track record on the MRT1 project,” says Kenanga Research in its note on Tuesday.

For Lin, it's more down to the work it has done as the PDP for Line 1 that should be weighed upon when deciding the winner of the PDP for Line 2.

“Because the concept is quite new and if you look at how we are able to cut out the works to 90 packages, that means that we have created a good spread to the local contractors. I think that carries immense benefits,” says Lin.

A PDP is like a conductor of an orchestra. It has to handle all issues and disputes, and standardise the entire project according to specification.

“It's an undertaking to the Government that it will be done within budget and time, otherwise fees will be slashed. I think this is what we have achieved.”

Gamuda won the tunnelling job for Line 1 and is surely interested for that scope of work for the second line.

Lin feels the company will have to bid for that job like everybody else and does welcome a Swiss challenge for the tunnelling portion for Line 2 if it is thrown at the company. He feels local companies should be given the preference for jobs involving construction of the MRT.

Can the Government afford Line 2 or Line 3 now?

Although the paperwork is now before the Cabinet for the endorsement of Line 2, economists wonder if the Government will be able to bankroll the project without putting more strain on its fiscal position.

“The Government needs to work within its fiscal constraints. A lot of promises were made in the run-up to the general election and there is always the question of financing,” says an economist.

“Something has to give.”

It's reported that the cost of fulfilling the Barisan Nasional manifesto will be around RM12.5bil. With government revenue expected to rise a shade over RM1bil in 2013 and expenditure by less than that, giving the nod to a RM25bil project together with other election promises will likely cause a strain on the fiscal deficit.

“Spinoffs and the benefits of a better transportation system has to be weighed against such constraints,” says an analyst.

Lin feels the Government will be able to finance construction of Line 2, but he makes certain assumptions on his opinion.

“Very few countries can offer this level of public transport service and still keep fuel subsidy to this level. Any Government will spend until what they can afford or slightly more than that.

“If you do not spend on something which is of a high social economic benefit, the money will be spent on something else with a lower economic return. At the end of the day, the Government has to prioritise,” says Lin.


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Old May 18th, 2013, 05:34 AM   #2
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i think we should have a new thread on mrt line 2 as this is becoming more prominent....
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Old May 18th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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MRT 2nd Line ::: Sg. Buloh - Serdang - Putrajaya
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My Predictions of MRT 2: SSP Line

Sg. Buloh - Interchange KTM and SBK
Damansara Damai
Sri Damansara
Bandar Menjalara
Taman Bukit Maluri
Kepong Sentral - Interchange KTM
Taman Usahawan
Jinjang
Batu Caves - Interchange KTM
Taman Wahyu
Batu Kentomen
Sentul (U) - Interchange KTM, Circle and ASL
Jalan Ipoh/Titiwangsa (U) - Interchange Circle, ASL and KLM
General Hospital (U)
Kampung Baru (U) - Interchange KJL
KLCC (U) - Interchange KJL
Bukit Bintang (U) - Interchange SBK and KLM
Pasar Rakyat/Tun Razak Exchange (U) - Interchange SBK
Kampung Pandan (U)
Pandan Jaya - Interchange ASL
Pandan Indah
Taman Muda - Interchange Circle
Jalan Kuari
Taman Supreme
Taman Segar
Plaza Phoenix - Interchange SBK
Connaught
Alam Damai
Bandar Damai Perdana
The Mines
Serdang - Interchange KTM
Sri Serdang (P2)
UPM (P2)
Uniten (P2)
Precinct 14 (P2) - Interchange PJM

Completion: 2014-2020
Total Length: 56km
Total Stations: 35
Elevated Stations: 27
Underground Stations (U): 8
To Be Carried Out In Phase 2 (P2): 4




KTM: KTM Komuter
ASL: LRT Ampang/Sri Petaling Line
KJL: LRT Kelana Jaya Line
KLM: KL Monorail
PJM: Putrajaya Monorail
SBK: MRT Sg. Buloh-Kajang Line
Circle: MRT Circle Line
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Batu Caves KTM is too far from intended course of SSP MRT line as the Gamuda map implies after Kepong Sentral, the line swoops into Jalan Kepong.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 01:12 PM   #5
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Klang Valley MRT Line 2 | Length: ? | ? stations |Completion: ?

Let's have a new thread for KVMRT 2........we'll feed more info as we go along
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Old May 18th, 2013, 02:41 PM   #6
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Gamuda Set To Triple RM4.2 Billion Orderbook Within Next 18 Months

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 (Bernama) -- Gamuda Bhd is poised to triple its RM4.2 billion construction orderbook within the next 18 months, a research house said.

In a note Tuesday, HwangDBS Vickers Research said the biggest overhang for Gamuda had been the 13th General Election.

"With that concluded and the ruling coalition given a fresh mandate, it should benefit Gamuda, as most of its project are government-linked.

"We foresee continuity in terms of project rollouts from the government, where Gamuda stands to benefit from three major projects in the pipeline, namely, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Radial line tunneling, Southern double-tracking, and Langat 2 water treatment plant," it added.

HwangDBS said Gamuda has a strong chance of clinching the first two projects because of its participation in the current Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line and northern double-tracking project.

It will also have an edge in term of costing because of the continuity of resources.

"We understand the feedback thus far from MRT Corp Sdn Bhd and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is that, the MMC-Gamuda JV Sdn Bhd has a good performance track record. We are confident it will be the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for Line 2 as well.

"For the Langat 2 water treatment plant, we understand it is one of two short-listed contractors," it added.

HwangDBS has maintained its "buy" call on Gamuda with a raised target price of RM5.40.

Meanwhile, Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) has revised upward its 2013 and 2015 earnings forecast for Gamuda by 2-19 per cent, mainly due to potential profits from the next MRT line.

"Given Gamuda's technical expertise, lower mobilisation costs and familiarity with the project owner, we believe the company stands a strong chance of securing a sizable chunk of the next line," it said.

Although prospects remains bright, HLIB believes that much of the positive catalysts have already been factored into Gamuda's share price.

HLIB has maintained its "hold" call on Gamuda with 3.3 per cent higher target price of RM4.42.


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KVMRT 2 Sg. Buloh - Serdang - Putrajaya
http://research.maybank-ib.com/pdf/d...3_MIB_4240.pdf

56km (11km underground + 45km elevated)

35 stations (8 underground + 27 elevated)

Estimated Cost: Phase 1: MYR22 billion + Phase 2: MYR2.9 billion = MYR24.9 billion

Rationale: 11,100 pax/km and highest ridership 550 pax/day

KL-Singapore HSR is rumored to be stationed at Bandar Malaysia (Sg Besi) - connected with Circle Line

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Batu Caves is not too far... but of course land acquisition in this part of town will be headache and this could increase the cost.

Going through Jalan Kepong, "Batu" KTM station will then be the stop. (Batu was listed in TheStar today)

But in terms of economic spillover, I suggest Batu Caves, which is a dense area, is a "must" heading southwards along Jalan Ipoh.
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Wednesday May 15, 2013

Gamuda, MMC likely to get RM24.9bil KVMRT 2 tunnelling job

By SHARIDAN M ALI
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PETALING JAYA: Gamuda Bhd and MMC Corp Bhd are expected to be the frontrunners for the tunnelling works and also be a project delivery partner for the Klang Valley mass rapid transit 2 (KVMRT 2), which is estimated to cost around RM25bil.

The development of the KVMRT 2, slightly longer than the KVMRT 1 connecting Sg Buloh, Serdang and Putrajaya, is expected to be formally announced in July.

Analysts, after a briefing session with Gamuda's top management on Monday, are generally upbeat on the Gamuda-MMC joint venture (JV) being the likely frontrunner to bag the tunnelling works as well as the project delivery partner (PDP) role of the KVMRT 2.

Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) analyst Wong Chew Hann said that the progress of the KVMRT 2 had strengthened its upbeat view of Gamuda, which stood to be the main beneficiary of the project.

“Gamuda believes that MMC-Gamuda JV would bag the tunnelling works expected to be worth around RM8bil and the PDP role, expected to be worth RM1bil, given its project management experience and construction expertise.

“In addition, comments on MMC-Gamuda's performance as a PDP have been positive so far.

“The civil works for KVMRT 2, expected to commence in mid-2015, would replenish Gamuda's order-book post-completion of the KVMRT 1,” he said in a report yesterday.

Wong added that Gamuda was also bidding for the high-speed rail project with a strong foreign partner, whose identity would be announced soon.

Maybank IB has reiterated its “buy” call on Gamuda, raising its target price to RM5.30 from RM4.73.

CIMB Research analyst Sharizan Rosely, meanwhile, said the Cabinet approval for the KVMRT 2 was expected by July 13 and that it would take 1 to two years before works began.

“The KVMRT 2 is now designated as the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya line, spanning 56km, 10% longer than the Sungai Buloh-Kajang or KVMRT 1 line.

“The estimated cost is RM24.9bil or 12% higher than the KVMRT 1 line. Management appears more upbeat on its chances for the KVMRT 2,” he said.

Sharizan said KVMRT 2 would serve densely populated and lower-income neighbourhoods such as Damansara Damai, Kepong, Kampung Pandan, the planned Tun Razak Exchange and Serdang before terminating in Putrajaya.

“From the point of project approval, it would take 1 to two years before work on the KVMRT 2 line can commence.

“This is to allow for the freeing up of capacity for existing KVMRT 1 line contractors, who are likely to tender and make way for other stages such as detailed design, land acquisition, public feedback, prequalification rounds, tenders and awards to take place.

“This staggered project schedule would avoid the overlapping of project works with the KVMRT 1 line and optimise the usage of existing machinery,” he pointed out.

On Gamuda's other prospects, Hong Leong Investment Bank analyst Jarod Soon said the RM1.2bil Langat 2 water treatment plant and RM7bil Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double-tracking project remained good.

“Hence, this would further augment Gamuda's order book,” he said.

On property development, Soon said the company's management was on the lookout to replenish its land-bank and had earmarked to spend about RM1bil a year over the next three years to grow its land-bank around the Klang Valley and Iskandar region.

Gamuda counter ended three sen lower at RM4.70, while MMC shed one sen to close at RM2.81 yesterday.
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Some of the current plan for the MRT 2 is directly descended from the earlier Gamuda plan as seen here (on left photo)

http://paultan.org/2010/12/23/kl-mas...ails-revealed/



Since this photo comes with overlay of existing rail lines, it is guessing to pin-point where the MRT 2 line may actually passes through...
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Wednesday May 15, 2013

Gamuda, MMC likely to get RM24.9bil KVMRT 2 tunnelling job

By SHARIDAN M ALI
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PETALING JAYA: Gamuda Bhd and MMC Corp Bhd are expected to be the frontrunners for the tunnelling works and also be a project delivery partner for the Klang Valley mass rapid transit 2 (KVMRT 2), which is estimated to cost around RM25bil.

The development of the KVMRT 2, slightly longer than the KVMRT 1 connecting Sg Buloh, Serdang and Putrajaya, is expected to be formally announced in July.

Analysts, after a briefing session with Gamuda's top management on Monday, are generally upbeat on the Gamuda-MMC joint venture (JV) being the likely frontrunner to bag the tunnelling works as well as the project delivery partner (PDP) role of the KVMRT 2.

Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) analyst Wong Chew Hann said that the progress of the KVMRT 2 had strengthened its upbeat view of Gamuda, which stood to be the main beneficiary of the project.

“Gamuda believes that MMC-Gamuda JV would bag the tunnelling works expected to be worth around RM8bil and the PDP role, expected to be worth RM1bil, given its project management experience and construction expertise.

“In addition, comments on MMC-Gamuda's performance as a PDP have been positive so far.

“The civil works for KVMRT 2, expected to commence in mid-2015, would replenish Gamuda's order-book post-completion of the KVMRT 1,” he said in a report yesterday.

Wong added that Gamuda was also bidding for the high-speed rail project with a strong foreign partner, whose identity would be announced soon.

Maybank IB has reiterated its “buy” call on Gamuda, raising its target price to RM5.30 from RM4.73.

CIMB Research analyst Sharizan Rosely, meanwhile, said the Cabinet approval for the KVMRT 2 was expected by July 13 and that it would take 1 to two years before works began.

“The KVMRT 2 is now designated as the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya line, spanning 56km, 10% longer than the Sungai Buloh-Kajang or KVMRT 1 line.

“The estimated cost is RM24.9bil or 12% higher than the KVMRT 1 line. Management appears more upbeat on its chances for the KVMRT 2,” he said.

Sharizan said KVMRT 2 would serve densely populated and lower-income neighbourhoods such as Damansara Damai, Kepong, Kampung Pandan, the planned Tun Razak Exchange and Serdang before terminating in Putrajaya.

“From the point of project approval, it would take 1 to two years before work on the KVMRT 2 line can commence.

“This is to allow for the freeing up of capacity for existing KVMRT 1 line contractors, who are likely to tender and make way for other stages such as detailed design, land acquisition, public feedback, prequalification rounds, tenders and awards to take place.

“This staggered project schedule would avoid the overlapping of project works with the KVMRT 1 line and optimise the usage of existing machinery,” he pointed out.

On Gamuda's other prospects, Hong Leong Investment Bank analyst Jarod Soon said the RM1.2bil Langat 2 water treatment plant and RM7bil Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double-tracking project remained good.

“Hence, this would further augment Gamuda's order book,” he said.

On property development, Soon said the company's management was on the lookout to replenish its land-bank and had earmarked to spend about RM1bil a year over the next three years to grow its land-bank around the Klang Valley and Iskandar region.

Gamuda counter ended three sen lower at RM4.70, while MMC shed one sen to close at RM2.81 yesterday.
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Makes me laugh how a Contractor can openly talk about MRT Line 2 behind the backs of SPAD / Pemandu to whip up market sentiment & bolster it's share price when it's not even confirmed by the GoM to proceed. The name is wrong too - if it is to proceed, it's working name is the North-South Line.

The Project Owner isn't even confirmed & that's first before a PDP or delivery partner is chosen........& as for the PDP model, while it was appropriate when Prasarana were the Project Owner for Line 1, surely it isn't necessary in it's current format when MRT Corp. has an experienced MRT Project Management Team......Kinda amused to see that they think MRT Corp. & SPAD have stated the current PDP model is working well too - they have never been asked. That's an assumption.....again; to bolster share prices.
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Well-planned land transport network can boost Greater KL area

Posted on May 18, 2013 - Featured, Property News.

By SHARIDAN M. ALI
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A SOUND and well-planned rail network inclusive of the upcoming Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Line 2 will form the spinal cord of Kuala Lumpur’s public transportation system that will not only improve the liveability of the Greater Kuala Lumpur (KL) dwellers, but more importantly support the sustainability of the city’s future development.

In recent years, the country’s economy as well as construction industry have been largely buoyed by the massive multi-billion investment to improve the capital’s public transport network.

Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd is now in the midst of developing its RM7bil light rail transit (LRT) extension and MRT Co is currently overseeing the construction of the RM23bil KVMRT Line 1 from Sungai Buloh to Kajang.

Currently, the market is anticipating the approval of the KVMRT Line 2 that spans from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya with an estimated cost of RM25bil.

Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chief executive officer Mohd Nur Kamal confirms that the feasibility studies for KVMRT Line 2 is completed and is awaiting Cabinet approval.

According to the the National Land Public Transport Masterplan (final draft), the KVMRT Line 2 or the North-South Line is meant to link developing areas such as Sungai Buloh, Kepong and Selayang with the eastern side of the city centre including Kampung Baru and Tun Razak Exchange.

The third line or the circle line should provide an orbital link between areas such as Mid Valley, Mont Kiara, Sentul Timur, Ampang as well as the planned Matrade.

The KVMRT project, consisting of three lines, is expected to have a total network of 145 km.

By the time the KVMRT Line 1 is completed in 2017, it is expected to carry some 384,000 passengers daily.

A MRT rail system would require some 20,000 passengers per hour per direction to be feasible.

The Greater KL Land Public Transport Master Plan sets out an integrated 20-year plan to transform land public transport in the region responding to local needs and aspirations.

While this investment does give a shot in the arm for the country’s economy in the short term in view of a sluggish global environment, it is interesting to look further into the future at what these rail networks really means tothe Greater KL development. Ideally, Malaysia has the aspiration to be ranked in the top-20 city economic growth while being among the global top-20 most liveable cities by 2020 via nine entry point projects (EPP) which include improvement in land public transport services and networks.

And most of these pertinent issues are highlighted in the country’s first land public transport blueprint.

In the masterplan, Greater KL was identified as the critical economic growth centre as over 37% of the nation’s gross national product is identified as being related to Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.



The region comprises Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Klang, Kajang, Subang Jaya, Selayang, Shah Alam, Ampang Jaya and Sepang.

The 2010 census identified a regional population of 6.3 million in Greater KL that reflects an additional 1.7 million people living in the region compared to 2000.

The largest growth has been to the south and west of Kuala Lumpur in districts such as Sepang, Petaling Jaya and Putrajaya.

“The KVMRT project involves the construction of a railway network which will form the backbone of the Klang Valley’s public transport system.

“The project is a crucial component of the Greater KL National Key Economic Area and is the largest infrastructure project in the country.

“It will significantly improve the coverage of rail-based public transport in the Klang Valley and enable 50% of all trips in the Klang Valley to be done on public transport by 2020, up from the current 17%,” said the masterplan.

While this is a positive aspiration, alarmingly, the masterplan identifies that in recent decades the mode share of land public transport in the morning peak has fallen from 34% in the 1980s to 10%-12% in 2008.

“This share is relatively low compared to other international cities such as Hong Kong at 90%, Singapore at 63%, and London at 55%.

“This reduction in land public transport usage reflects the increase of the highway network supply, changes in household characteristics, the affordability of cars and poor quality of public transport,” it said.

On its economic benefits, the masterplan describes historical data in Malaysia and around the world indicating a correlation between GDP and mobility growth – increased population, employment and economic activity always translate into higher mobility requirements.

“In this context, a first-class land public transport system is especially important given our immediate aims as outlined in the Economic Transformation Programme’s 6% annual growth and 3.3 million new jobs by 2020.

“Travel vehicle demand grew from 13 million trips per day in 1991 to 40 million in 2010. Projections point towards this trend as continuing in Malaysia, with the figure expected to reach a staggering 133 million in 2030,” it said.

The masterplan adds that with urbanisation expected to reach 7% by 2020, there is a need to enable an efficient and smooth flow of people, which in turn also enables growth of new urban areas through increased connectivity.

“Beyond satisfying a growing demand, land public transport plays a catalytic role in accelerating and shaping economic growth. Provision of effective public transport services has the potential of opening up new growth clusters, enhancing the attractiveness of existing clusters and driving urban revitalisation.

“And there are other positive spill-over effects of increased economic activity built upon an advanced land public transport network – it yields employment and business opportunities in local economies by having synergies with other industries like advertisement, retail and property development,” says the masterplan.
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From Pemandu ETP key note address in 2011

http://www.nawam.com.my/wp-content/u...by-pemandu.pdf



Of course, the north-south as it is now, no longer uses Ampang Line right-of-way (ROW), hence the above map by Pemandu is not applicated for some stretches. However, for northern stretches (Kepong) and southern stretch (Serdang), it should be same as current Gamuda plan.



Overlay in Google Earth should be like this.

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Few year later, KV transit map will look something like this
wondering how many stations I can guess it right


I would love a station in Selayang,
Batu Caves, Taman Wahyu, General Hospital, Bukit Bintang,
Seri Kembangan Town and Putrajaya should go inwards into
Presint 16 (Alamanda) and lastly Cyberjaya.


Let's compare:

Sg. Buloh - Interchange KTM and SBK
Damansara Damai
Sri Damansara
Bandar Menjalara
Taman Bukit Maluri
Kepong Sentral - Interchange KTM
Taman Usahawan
Jinjang
Batu Caves - Interchange KTM
Taman Wahyu
Batu Kentomen
Sentul (U) - Interchange KTM, Circle and ASL
Jalan Ipoh/Titiwangsa (U) - Interchange Circle, ASL and KLM
General Hospital (U)
Kampung Baru (U) - Interchange KJL
KLCC (U) - Interchange KJL
Bukit Bintang (U) - Interchange SBK and KLM
Pasar Rakyat/Tun Razak Exchange (U) - Interchange SBK
Kampung Pandan (U)
Pandan Jaya - Interchange ASL
Pandan Indah
Taman Muda - Interchange Circle
Jalan Kuari
Taman Supreme
Taman Segar
Plaza Phoenix - Interchange SBK
Connaught
Alam Damai
Bandar Damai Perdana
The Mines
Serdang - Interchange KTM
Sri Serdang (P2)
UPM (P2)
Uniten (P2)
Precinct 14 (P2) - Interchange PJM
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I tot line 2 is the circle line at the first time..now is the 3rd
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The Circle Line in the picture is weird.... it goes to The Curve via Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar to SS22 Damansara Jaya ???

But it a good idea to connect Empire Damansara Perdana.


Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana
Desa ParkCity
Mont'Kiara/North Kiara
KL Metropolis/Matrade
Rivercity/Jalan Ipoh/Jalan Segambut
Sentul
Sentul Timur
Setapak/Jalan Genting Klang/Jalan Pahang
Air Panas
Semarak
Jelatek
Gleneagles
Jalan Ampang/M City
Ampang Jaya
Pekan Ampang
Pandan Indah
Pandan Perdana
Maluri
Chan Sow Lin
Bandar Malaysia/Sg Besi
Salak Selatan
Desa Petaling
Bandar Tasik Selatan
Sri Petaling
OUG
Taman Gembira/Happy Garden/Kuchai Lama
Pantai Sentral Park/Pantai Dalam
Jalan Klang Lama
KL Eco City/Mid Valley City
Bangsar Baru/Jalan Telawi
Bukit Kiara
Seksyen 16
Tropicana City/SS2/Damansara Intan
Damansara Utama/Uptown
Tropicana/Riana Green
Dataran Sunway
Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana
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The Circle Line in the picture is weird.... it goes to The Curve via Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar to SS22 Damansara Jaya ???

But it a good idea to connect Empire Damansara Perdana.


Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana
Desa ParkCity
Mont'Kiara
KL Metropolis/Matrade
Sentul
Sentul Timur
Jalan Genting Klang/Setapak/Danau Kota
Jalan Pahang
Semarak
Jelatek
Gleneagles
Jalan Ampang/M City
Ampang Hilir
Pekan Ampang
Pandan Indah
Maluri
Chan Sow Lin
Bandar Malaysia/Sg Besi
Salak Selatan
Desa Petaling
Bandar Tasik Selatan
Sri Petaling
OUG
Taman Gembira/Happy Garden/Kuchai Lama
Pantai Sentral Park/Pantai Dalam
Jalan Klang Lama
KL Eco City/Mid Valley City
Bangsar Baru/Jalan Telawi
Bukit Kiara
Seksyen 16
Tropicana City/SS2/Damansara Intan
Damansara Utama/Uptown
Tropicana/Riana Green
Dataran Sunway
Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana
my wishlist
if route through Empire Damansara, LDP down to SS2... then head to OUG, Kuchai Lama, Ecocity, Sri Petaling Bandar Malaysia.. it really serve through many high dense area.. then not require anymore 2 other lines proposed before i.e LDP line and Monorail extension.. quite perfect
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my wishlist
if route through Empire Damansara, LDP down to SS2... then head to OUG, Kuchai Lama, Ecocity, Sri Petaling Bandar Malaysia.. it really serve through many high dense area.. then not require anymore 2 other lines proposed before i.e LDP line and Monorail extension.. quite perfect
The wishlist is based on going through several major roads.

For example, Empire Damansara via Penchala Link connects to Desa ParkCity then via NKVE connects North Kiara/MontKiara towards KL Metropolis. Thereafter, I've added Jalan Segambut intersection with Jalan Ipoh = Rivercity.

Setapak-Air Panas-Semarak is via intersection of Jalan Genting Klang/Jalan Pahang and DUKE.

From Bukit Kiara to Tropicana is via SPRINT, then via Jalan Tropicana goes to Dataran Sunway in Kota Damansara parallel with intersection of Persiaran Surian and NKVE on the way to Empire Damansara in Damansara Perdana (like DASH alignment).
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Well it is good to open another thread on MRT 2. Looking forward for the orbital line planning.
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when will there be a rail service station at sunway? any rail service station??
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