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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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KTM Komuter - Electrified Double Track Between Sentul-Batu Caves

ELECTRIFIED DOUBLE TRACK BETWEEN SENTUL AND BATU CAVES (7.2 km)
Extension on track
Saturday November 18, 2006 By LAI CHOR WENG TheStar

THE much-awaited Sentul-Batu Caves extension of the KTM Komuter system will be completed by May 2009.

KTM Bhd managing director Datuk Mohd Salleh Abdullah said the project site was handed over to contractor YTL Corporation Bhd last Friday.

“The time for completion is 30 months from the date of site possession,” he said after KTMB's Hari Raya open house at its workshop in Sentul on Thursday.

The extension, which will cost RM515mil, will enable the Port Klang-Sentul commuter train service to be extended another 7.2km to Batu Caves.

New stations will be constructed at Sentul, Batu Cantonment, Batu Village, Taman Wahyu and Batu Caves.

The project will also involve the construction of a second track, electrification and signalling.

Mohd Salleh also said the KTM workshop in Batu Gajah would be completed in 33 months.

He said the 161ha site, which would contain a workshop, depot, training centre and quarters, was handed over to the contractor on Nov 8.

The RM410mil project was awarded to Road Builder (Malaysia) Bhd.

In his welcome speech, Mohd Salleh thanked KTM staff who willingly sacrificed Hari Raya and Deepavali to keep the trains running.

Present at the Hari Raya do were KTMB chairman Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek, board members, KTMB senior management, as well as current and former KTMB staff.




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Construction of one of the stations along the Sentul-Batu Caves line....taken near to Jalan Ipoh...

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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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An artist's impression of the new Batu Caves KTM Komuter station which will be constructed under the Sentul-Batu Caves double tracking and electrification project.



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Batu Caves station a few days ago.

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Old December 28th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #4
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An artist's impression of the new Batu Caves KTM Komuter station which will be constructed under the Sentul-Batu Caves double tracking and electrification project.

Batu Caves station really should have more than 2 exits! With all the crowds that go there for Thaipusam, having less than 4 exits (2 at each end of the platform) is not a wise choice to make.

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Old December 29th, 2008, 02:04 AM   #5
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Global Rail to invest RM30m in staff training
By Sharen Kaur
Published: 2008/12/29

RAILWAY engineering firm, Global Rail Sdn Bhd, aims to invest an initial RM30 million to train skilled personnel for the country's railway sector.

It intends to work with the government to train specialist engineers at the soon-to-open RM120 million railway training centre in Batu Gajah, Perak, its managing director Fan Boon Heng said.

The centre, to start operations next month, was built for national railway firm KTM Bhd, and features a school, hostel and railway quarters.

The centre forms part of the RM380 million Batu Gajah workshop and Electrical Multiple Units Depot project that is being built by Road Builder (M) Sdn Bhd and Fajar Baru Capital Bhd.

The idea is to have a dedicated centre to undertake major maintenance and overhaul of KTM's rolling stock, and to manufacture locally-assembled wagons and coaches, which are now mostly imported from Europe..

"There is a lack of local expertise in the railway sector. We are working out a conceptual proposal to submit to the government by next March. We also hope to work with KTMB to upgrade the centre into a Railway Institute," Fan told Business Times. Part of the RM30 million investment is to invest on the required facilities, equipment and machinery for railway construction works, he added.

It will collaborate with foreign firms like Siemens, Invensys Rail, Bombardier Transportation and others, on the transfer of technology to develop capabilities to lead the railway system works.

Global Rail plans to partner China Infraglobe Consortium, a global infrastructure development and logistics specialist, to invest on railway infrastructure, linking the economic corridors in Peninsular Malaysia.

"The initial plan is to link down south from Gemas to Johor Baru and within Iskandar Malaysia. It will involve huge investments but the idea is to come in on Private Finance Initiative," Fan said.

Global Rail, set up in July last year, was founded by Fan, who previously headed ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation and later Balfour Beatty Rail Sdn Bhd for over 15 years.

It has in hand RM25 million worth of jobs from Road Builder for electrification for the Batu Gajah project, and from YTL Corp Bhd, to supply automatic train protection system and railway point machines for its Sentul-Batu Caves railway project.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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Construction of one station along the Sentul-Batu Caves electrified double tracking project...





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Old January 30th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #7
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Batu Cave traders agree on compensation
Friday January 30, 2009

EIGHT traders who were operating their business on a land that Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) acquired for its KTM Komuter Sentul-Batu Caves extension have agreed on the amount for compensation.

According to Batu Caves assemblyman Amiruddin Shari, who accompanied the traders to finalise the details at the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) recently, the traders do not have a place to conduct business until the extension project is completed.

According to a KTMB spokesman the extension project is expected to be completed by May barring any unavoidable circumstances.

“Meanwhile, the council will make sure that the shops are built for the traders but of course it would take about six months,” the spokesman said, adding that KTMB had also given notice to the traders to vacate their shops by Feb 28.

According to Amiruddin the extension is expected to ease traffic congestion especially during the Thaipusam festival in 2010.

“We don’t want to announce the amount of the compensation because it is a very sensitive subject but suffice to say the traders are happy with it,” Shari said.

“Since the traders have been doing business here for more than 40 years and will not be able to do business for almost a year, it’s only right that they are compensated,” Amiruddin said.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #8
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Taman Eastern folk and the authorities find solutions to flood woes
Saturday February 14, 2009
By PRIYA MENON

RESIDENTS of Taman Eastern in Jalan Ipoh are happy with the prompt response from the authorities to solve their flood woes.

It was reported recently that the residents were facing floods after 30 years due to construction work on the new Batu Cantonment commuter station that started in 2007.

The residents also feared that other problems would surface once the station was operational.

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the contractor met the residents on Tuesday to discuss the problems and find a solution.

The representatives from each group agreed to solve the most pressing problem which is the drainage system that is causing the floods.

“The drains are most probably clogged so the first thing that we have to do is ensure that there are enough outlets,” said a representative from DBKL’s river and drainage department, Shabuddin Mohammad Salleh.

He added that DBKL would ensure that the main outlet maintained by them was checked and cleaned regularly.

Shabuddin also said DBKL would monitor the construction work closely to ensure that similar incidences did not occur.

The contractors, Sentul Raya Sdn Bhd, said the higher water level in Sungai Batu during rainy days most probably caused the water to flow into the drains and hence causing the floods.

A representative of the contractors said they would clear the drains and begin work to ensure that the drainage system was improved within a month.

KTMB’s project department engineer Mohd Pesol said they would work together with the contractors to fix the drainage system which involved realigning the drains.

As for complaints like the sound pollution due to passing trains, KTMB said they had taken measures to ensure that the sound produced by the trains were absorbed by the tracks.

“We will also decide on the type of material to be used for the fencing to block the residents view of the station soon,” Pesol said.

The residents said they were happy with the initiatives taken by the authorities.

“We want to expedite the process but since the station will only be completed in March 2010, we will have to bear with it,” said resident Yap Keng Teck,36.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 05:23 AM   #9
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Taman Wahyu Station under construction, taken from the new pedestrian bridge during Thaipusam.

Ticketing hall and escalators - looks quite LRT-ish but certainly an improvement from stations like Subang Jaya and the likes.

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Old February 26th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #10
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Looks great and similar to ERL station in feel too...
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Old February 27th, 2009, 06:30 AM   #11
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I 1000% agree but why just to batu caves !!!When selayang is just a little bit just down the the road??
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I 1000% agree but why just to batu caves !!!When selayang is just a little bit just down the the road??
the former transport minister did talk about an extension to the Selayang hospital...which suggests that KTMB and the Transport Ministry have thought about it.

But Chan Kong Choy had a service centre in Selayang (iirc) so he was obviously pushing for it as MP and Minister of Transport.

I dont think the current Selayang MP and ADUN and council have much information or have even thought about the possibility about the extension.

Im going to write a letter to the transport ministry and KTMB to encourage them to have the Batu Caves project complete (soft launch at least) before Thaipusam 2010. I will mention the Selayang extension as well.

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Nice photo, the railway reserve area, looks wide enough for quad tracks, if they want to expand it...
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Old April 20th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #15
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this project gonna complete very soon rite? anyone have any idea?

btw...am new here..cheers!
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anyone have any idea....??? 16th may is this wkend but I dont think it will complete by then....
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Tracking its way to Batu Caves



Artist impression of the new station under the Sentul-Batu
Caves double tracking and electrification project.



Sleek: Another Artist impression of the platforms at
Taman Wahyu station to be built under the project.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #18
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Sentul-Batu Caves

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The one below should be Taman Wahyu - taken some weeks ago.

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Old June 28th, 2009, 01:40 PM   #19
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Sentul-Batu Caves

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When will this rail project be completed? Its being build by YTL since 2006
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