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Penang Sentral deserves its own thread in Pengangkutan forum to talk about multimodal transport integration right?

See "PENANG SENTRAL | Penang (Butterworth) | U/C" thread in "Countdown to 2020" forum for earlier discussions about the construction of the Penang Sentral facilities from 2007 (lots of political talk but some factual nuggets about the Penang Sentral project progress).

Wikipedia Penang Sentral says ...
Penang Sentral is an intermodal transit-oriented development currently under construction in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia. Proposed as the main transportation hub for the State of Penang, and by extension, Greater Penang, the first phase of the Penang Sentral project is scheduled for completion by 2018.

Modeled after KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur, the first phase of Penang Sentral will serve as the termini for both public and intercity buses, and is physically connected to the adjacent Butterworth railway station and the Penang Ferry terminal. The project will eventually comprise an integrated terminal for all bus, rail and sea transportation services within Penang. Future phases of the project also include commercial, retail and residential developments.
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However, since its launch in 2007, the Penang Sentral project has suffered repeated delays. Land acquisition became the main stumbling block, as the parcels of land earmarked for the development were owned by several parties, namely the Malaysian federal government, the Penang state government, highway concessionaires and Keretapi Tanah Melayu, the national railway operator. As a result, construction of Phase 1 of Penang Sentral only began in earnest in 2015.
Penang Sentral website says ...

A new centre of connectivity is fast appearing….where a new hub for integrated transportation, integrating rail, ferry and bus services, will soon rise in the north….
Serving as the centre of transportation for Penang and the northern corridor, the hub also integrates retail, commercial and residential development within the planned 6 million square feet of development.
This is Penang Sentral, your gateway to the Northern Corridor of Malaysia.
Peter Lee Wai H unofficial PenangSentral.com website says ...
Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd, a 49:51 joint-venture between MRCB and Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad (PHB) was set up to jointly develop Penang Sentral, an urban development in an integrated mixed commercial development with the largest integrated transportation hub in Malaysia’s northern region.
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PenangSentral.com (hereinafter referred to as PSentral) is an independent website and not official website for Penang Sentral development project nor any party involved in the development.
 

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Thought there is already a thread titled 'Penang Sentral' under the 'Countdown to 2020' forum
Thank you. Found "PENANG SENTRAL | Penang (Butterworth) | U/C" thread in "Countdown to 2020" forum, talking mainly about the construction (or lack of it) of the Penang Sentral facilities from 2007 to 2018 (11 years).

In this Penang Sentral thread in Pengangkutan forum, I'd like to see discussions about multimodal transport integration between Bus service (in Penang Sentral), nearby KTM Rail facilities, Rapid Ferry facilities and other transport modes (taxi, e-hailing, cycling, walking, etc).

Ref similar discussions in KL Sentral thread in here.
 

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Long wait for terminal ends

Eleven years after its launch, Penang Sentral is ready to take off. Its first phase, a transport terminal, will start operating in October and will include facilities such as an information centre, connectivity to ferry terminal and train station, and self-service ticketing kiosks.


Sourced from TheStar today

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ps finally after such a looong wait hahaha !!!
 

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For me, a government project is something funded by the treasury because if we include every thing then almost all of project be it houses, hospitals and expressway even setia spice is a federal project lor.
 

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For me, a government project is something funded by the treasury because if we include every thing then almost all of project be it houses, hospitals and expressway even setia spice is a federal project lor.
Haha, i consider this as Federal Project, because the fed is the one to push, plan, acquire all the lands in this area, then put this Project in the 9th or 10th Malaysia plan and also NCER blueprint 1.0~
They still funded this project through MRCB, and partially from Fed. An investment plan for GLC/Fed mah~ They gonna build lots of condo/mall/hotels/office tower there after the government acquired all the land from the people. xD

Even the fund of Penang Sentral was cut, but MRCB/Fed still can make huge amount of money from property development there~


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KEPALA BATAS: The RM4.5bil second Penang bridge project and RM2bil Penang Sentral transportation and logistics hub will proceed as planned, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

He said the two Federal Government projects, which incurred slight delays, would proceed even after he was no longer the Prime Minister.

“I cannot give the (exact) time when these projects will be completed but they are not abandoned.

“They are ongoing even though a little slow,” he said after launching 28 Federal Government projects in his Kepala Batas parliamentary constituency at Dewan Milenium here yesterday.

Last April, Abdullah had said that the bridge project would be delayed by nine months due to land acquisition, design and rising costs.
 

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So what with the delay?

Penang Port doesn't want to transfer the land or paklah force MRCB to do something they didn't want to.
 

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SEBERANG PERAI, Aug 14 — Penang’s main transit-oriented development, Penang Sentral, is set to open in December this year, 11 years after the project was launched.

The first phase of the seven-phased integrated development is a modern terminal facility for public and intercity buses and it is also connected to the Butterworth railway station and the Penang Ferry terminal.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who visited Penang Sentral today, said the opening of the new terminal will provide better facilities for public transport in the state.

“It will make travel in the northern region by public transport easily accessible,” he said.

Chow said the ferry and railway services needed to be improved next.

“The rail services frequency to Penang and northern region can be improved especially the commuter services from Butterworth to Kamunting or Butterworth to Alor Setar,” he said.

Chow said catamarans services will also be introduced to supplement the ferry services and Penang Sentral has already allocated a site to cater to that.

“The location for the catamaran was already identified in Penang Sentral,” he said.

The Penang Sentral project, undertaken by Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd under the Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MCB), is located on 22.65 acres of land.

According to Chief Operating Officer Shireen Iqbal, the recently completed integrated hub for bus, rail and sea transportation services costs about RM230 million.

“There are a total seven phases for this overall project, phases two, three and four are for the hotel, retail mall, and office tower,” she said.

She said the gross development value for the whole project is at RM2.8 billion.

The five-storey terminal is expected to handle 2,000 to 3,000 passengers per day and once it is fully integrated, it could handle between 3,000 and 4,000 passengers daily.

The terminal consists of four storeys of car park space, 38 bays for buses and also 55 retail shops.

The whole Penang Sentral project is expected to complete by 2030 and it will also be a hub for future Light Rail Transit (LRT) services.

Chow said the building would also prove to be a good site to place the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC).

“I was told that the federal government had identified the old MPSP building for UTC but I don’t have any updated information on that, this place would be suitable for the UTC,” he said.

Chow said he will leave it to the federal government to decide on the location of the UTC.

Works on the Penang Sentral which started in 2007 was delayed many years due to land issues and construction works for the terminal only started in 2015.

Shireen said they are now running tests to ensure everything is smooth before the terminal is opened in December.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1662362...cember?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
 
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