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Old April 15th, 2006, 07:35 AM   #221
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Four More New Monorail Transit Lines In Klang Valley Soon
14-04-2006


KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 (Bernama) -- Monorail system operator, KL Infrastructure Group Bhd (KL Infra) is ready to build four more transit lines serving Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Sungai Buloh and Cheras, its chairman, Datuk Ahmad Sa'adi, said Friday.

The move, he said will facilitate unhindered and congestion-free travelling in these growing areas of Klang Valley.

"In fact, KL Infra and MTrans Technology Bhd (MTrans Technology) have already submitted a joint proposal to the government for the project and we are now waiting for the "green light" to kick off the project anytime when the government is ready," he told a media briefing, here Thursday.

Ahmad said both the companies, were also aiming to get assistance from the government to part finance the project which was estimated to cost about RM4.5 billion.

KL Infra will operate the monorail system while MTrans Technology, one of the only three urban transit monorail manufacturers in the world, after Bombardier of Canada and Hitachi of Japan, will be the project promoter.

KL Infra and MTrans Technology are sister companies.

Ahmad said the additional lines will complement the existing network and be in line with the government's vision to make Kuala Lumpur a mobilopolis by 2012 - a city that offers great mobility, accessibility and choices.

The four lines, totalling 71km and utilising 62 units of four-car monorail trains have been proposed to be implemented over a period of six years.

Once completed, they are expected to ferry some 400,000 passengers per day, in which the transit integration points will be at Subang Jaya (with KTM Komuter), Kelana Jaya (with Kelana Jaya Line-Putra LRT), Titiwangsa (with Ampang/Sri Petaling Line-Star LRT) and Tun Sambanthan (with KL Monorail).
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Old April 15th, 2006, 07:46 AM   #222
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KL Infra's RM4.5b plan to get Klang Valley moving

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April 15 2006

KL INFRASTRUCTURE Group Bhd (KL Infra), together with its sister firm MTrans Technology Bhd, has submitted a RM4.5 billion plan to the Government to extend the current rail transit system in the Klang Valley.

KL Infra chairman Datuk Ahmad Sa'adi said the proposal involves four additional lines covering 71km and using 62 four-car monorail trains. The extension will be carried out over six years.

The current 65km system - incorporating the Ampang Line, Sri Petaling Line (both formerly known as STARline), Kelana Jaya Line (formerly PUTRAline) and KL Monorail - cost some RM9 billion to set up.

Ahmad said the additional transit lines will facilitate unhindered and congestion-free travelling in the Klang Valley.

It will complement the existing rail transit routes, ensure that growing travel needs are met and reduce the problems of mobility, congestion and parking.

"We believe these lines can be completed in six years. If the decision can be made soon, then the public can enjoy the benefits and this new mobility by 2012 once the four lines are completed," Ahmad said in an interview with the New Straits Times and Bernama on Thursday.

He said a conceptual proposal was submitted to the Government about two months ago.

"We have been transit system advisers in Korea and the Middle East. In line with the Government's desire for a more integrated and improved public transportation system for the Klang Valley, we would like to contribute our ideas and expertise," Ahmad said.

The Government had announced that the RM4.4 billion yearly savings on the petrol subsidy would be used to improve public transportation.

The company's KL Monorail system, which has been running on a 9km line for two-and-a-half years, has carried more than 33 million passengers.

KL Monorail's average daily ridership rose 42 per cent to 33,837 in 2004 from that in 2003. It increased 31 per cent to 44,442 last year, and 12.5 per cent to 50,000 as at last month.

"It is proven that people accept the monorail. We are happy it is a success. That's why we are contributing our expertise and ideas to help improve the transport system in the Klang Valley," Ahmad said.

The four additional lines are expected to ferry some 400,000 passengers per day and to complement the existing lines by increasing a projected 320,000 passengers per day through interfaces at respective stations.

Ahmad said a ridership of 720,000 passengers per day can be generated by implementing the four lines, bringing the total ridership for all transit systems to one million passengers per day.

This would help increase the share of public transport to 25 per cent from 16 per cent currently.

With the likely increase in feeder buses, the proposal is expected to realise the 30 per cent target outlined in the Ninth Malaysia Plan.

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Old April 15th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #223
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Wow, this is great news... At least the most congested missing-link areas such as PJ, Puchong, and Subang are finally getting the rail networks they deserve!
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Old April 15th, 2006, 02:57 PM   #224
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i hope this is not only just building the infra as other past project.i hope there has been a proper masterplan and studying for better efficiency not just numbers.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 03:53 PM   #225
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great news! hopefully it gets approved soon
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Old April 16th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #226
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RM10b to expand Klang Valley’s light rail system
16 Apr 2006
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will spend RM10 billion to improve the light rail system network in the Klang Valley over the next five years.

The job has been given to state-owned Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, which will start by identifying routes in densely-populated areas.

The biggest chunk, RM4.5 billion, will go towards building a 30km line running through these areas.

Shaipudin Shah Harun, the CEO of the company, said: "We are looking at densely-populated areas, including Puchong, Kepong and Cheras."

Money will also be spent to buy hundreds of light rail coaches.

Shaipudin said the new line would connect residential areas with commercial districts.

"This is one way of encouraging people to leave their cars at home and use public transport, especially to and from their workplace."

Shaipudin said the company will hire a consultant to conduct a feasibility study.

It will also spend another RM2 billion to extend the existing Putra line to Subang Jaya and the Star line to the Old Klang Road.

"To attract more train users, the existing rail services will be extended by 10 to 15km," he said.

An additional RM2 billion will go towards purchasing more light rail coaches to accommodate the increasing demand along the Putra LRT routes.

Currently, 190,000 people take the Putra LRT daily, exceeding its capacity by 40 per cent.

According to the company, 180,000 people commute by bus, and another 120,000 by Star LRT, which is under-utilised by 66 per cent.

Company statistics show that about 1.5 million people still choose to drive to the city centre daily.

Shaipudin said part of the RM10 billion would come under a Ninth Malaysia Plan allocation while the rest would be raised from the capital market.

Under the 9MP, the Government has allocated 15.9 per cent or RM30 billion of the budget to upgrade ports, airports and the public transport system.

"The allocation is adequate to upgrade the public transport system and furthermore, through the capital market, we will raise money for the company."

The state-owned company, which has been given the job of streamlining the public transport infrastructure, owns both Kuala Lumpur’s light rail transit companies and buses under the name RapidKL.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:34 PM   #227
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I have no idea how they look like!!! Pics!
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Old April 17th, 2006, 05:36 AM   #228
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KLIG proposes four new lines for monorail system


By LEONG SHEN-LI
Saturday April 15, 2006


KUALA LUMPUR: KL Infrastructure Group Bhd, the company which operates the monorail here, has submitted a proposal to construct four new lines in the Klang Valley with a total length of 71km.

KLIG chairman Datuk Ahmad Sa’adi said the project was estimated to cost RM4.5bil and would take six years to complete.

“We presented this proposal to the Government two months ago,” he said yesterday.

Ahmad said the four new lines were the 21km Petaling Jaya line, 18km Subang Jaya line, 19km Sungai Buloh line and 13km Cheras line. The four lines will have 47 stations.

The Sungai Buloh line will directly link up with the existing KL Monorail system at the Titiwangsa station while the Subang Jaya line will link up with the existing system at the Tun Sambanthan station in Brickfields.


All four lines will integrate with the existing light rail transit (LRT) and the KTM Komuter rail systems.

“We expect the new lines to ferry some 400,000 passengers per day,” he said.

He added that when the entire network was completed, the existing lines would also experience an increase in usage because more people would find it convenient to use public transport.

“We should see another 320,000 passengers using the entire rail system daily on top of the current 340,000 passengers,'' he said.

He said this would help the Government achieve the Ninth Malaysia Plan target of a 30:70 public to private transport ratio for the Klang Valley.

Ahmad said under the proposal, MTrans Holdings Sdn Bhd, the holding company of KLIG, would manufacture 62 new monorail trains for the new lines.

“The new trains will have four cars each and carry at least 400 people,” he said.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:05 AM   #229
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Really good news, but hope it's implemented soon and not just stay as a proposal.

I think the alignment is quite good actually. It seems to form the framework for an eventual circle line which will be very good for the Klang valley.

However, I’m a bit worried if they’re proposing a completely new monorail system instead of just extending the existing one. That’s because the map seems to say “integration station” at Tun Sambanthan and KL Monorail.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #230
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RapidKL got the contract!

I think the monorail proposal will not take off as RapidKL has been given the $10b project. Both of them are extending to puchong, subang jaya and kepong.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 09:26 AM   #231
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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:22 AM   #232
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omg! Aren't we lucky!!? Just wondering isn't OUG on a hill? Sure got rollercoaster effect hehehehe
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Forget the monorail!

No more monorail lah. RapidKL got the $10b contract.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:43 AM   #234
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omg! Aren't we lucky!!? Just wondering isn't OUG on a hill? Sure got rollercoaster effect hehehehe


Only parts of OUG lah. From the graphics, I could picture that the proposed alignment could either be along the river or along Old Klang Road. The Old Klang Road part of OUG (where Pearl Point is) is flat
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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #235
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No more monorail lah. RapidKL got the $10b contract.
Better stations then!
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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #236
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Only parts of OUG lah. From the graphics, I could picture that the proposed alignment could either be along the river or along Old Klang Road. The Old Klang Road part of OUG (where Pearl Point is) is flat
Are they many residents there? I mean the area is patchy..got people there, not here, and so on
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That area is full of residentials and commercial units. I think it is a good choice of location Mana ada patchy pachy? ......you need another grand tour of KL residentials lah
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When I went there it's all like furniture shops only :S
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When I went there it's all like furniture shops only :S
...There are a few but a lot of other stuffs also lah.......
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