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Thanks for the update. The pictures look great and am looking forward to seeing the 4-car trains in service. Hope testing goes well and that they can be commissioned soon.
 

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I heard there are only five of these new trains.
You mean 5 delivered or 5 ordered? They've definitely ordered more than 5 but it is possible for only 5 to be delivered at this stage.
 

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There are new fare gates at Taman Bahagia LRT station

Wifey wanted to go to supper in SS2 yesterday so I told her to meet me at Taman Bahagia LRT station.

When I got down to the concourse I noticed some new fare gates there at the station.

The design is something like the ones at the KLIA Express trains, with a clear plastic gate. Very cool looking.

I will post some pictures soon to the transit site and then here also.

Cheers, m
 

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KL Monorel teruskan penambahbaikan

KUALA LUMPUR 24 Julai - KL Monorail Sdn. Bhd. akan terus membuat penambahbaikan terhadap sistem, kemudahan dan perkhidmatan monorel di ibu negara bagi menjadikannya pengangkutan awam kelas pertama.

Ketua Pegawai Operasi KL Monorail, Khairani Mohamed berkata, ia juga bertujuan menjadikan perkhidmatan itu lebih selesa dan selamat serta penumpang berpuas hati.

"Keselesaan penumpang semasa menggunakan KL Monorel merupakan keutamaan kami dan ia akan terus dipertingkatkan," katanya pada majlis Anugerah Penumpang ke-100 juta di Stesen Monorel Bukit Bintang semalam.

Juruukur bahan, Norzahila Muzahid, 32, menjadi penumpang bertuah itu dan menerima hadiah sebuah televisyen paparan kristal cecair (LCD).

Menurut Khairani, orang ramai boleh melihat sendiri kerja-kerja penambahbaikan yang sedang dijalankan di stesen-stesen monorel di sekitar ibu negara.

Katanya, salah satu daripadanya ialah pemasangan Sistem Pintu Pagar Platform Automatik (PAGS) bagi memastikan keselamatan para penumpang di platform.

"Banyak lagi kerja penambahbaikan dan langkah-langkah keselamatan akan dilaksanakan seiring dengan perubahan masa dan juga perubahan kehendak penumpang-penumpang," katanya.

Dalam pada itu, beliau berkata, pihaknya akan menjelajah ke seluruh negara bagi mengeratkan lagi hubungan dengan orang ramai di samping menunaikan tanggungjawab sosial.

Katanya, KL Monorel telah merancang pelbagai program kemasyarakatan dan ia agak berbeza daripada konsep biasa yang dilakukan oleh syarikat perkhidmatan pengangkutan awam yang lain.

Di bawah kempen 'We Care' yang dilancarkan Mac lalu, pihaknya ingin meletakkan dimensi yang berbeza di mata penumpang dan bukan sekadar menyediakan perkhidmatan monorel semata-mata.

"Malah, ia turut menerapkan tema kemasyarakatan, keharmonian dan nilai-nilai kasih sayang sejajar dengan konsep 1Malaysia," katanya.

Mengenai wabak influenza A (H1N1) yang sedang melanda negara, Khairani berkata, pihaknya telah mengambil langkah dan menasihati semua kakitangan supaya mematuhi panduan daripada Kementerian Kesihatan.

"Kami sudah sediakan kemudahan seperti losen pembersih tangan dan pembasmi kuman di dalam perkhidmatan kami sebagai langkah untuk mengawal penyebaran wabak ini.

"Staf kami juga akan membersihkan gerabak setiap kali selepas membuat satu pusingan iaitu di Stesen KL Sentral," tegasnya.

KL Monorel merupakan sistem transit aliran ringan dalam bandar yang menghubungkan banyak kawasan utama di Kuala Lumpur seperti Imbi, KL Sentral dan Bukit Bintang.

Sistem transit tersebut yang mempunyai jarak sehala 8.6 kilometer merentasi 11 stesen di sekitar Kuala Lumpur, iaitu bermula di stesen KL Sentral di Brickfields dan Stesen Titiwangsa di Jalan Tun Razak.

Setelah hampir enam tahun beroperasi, pengguna perkhidmatan tersebut telah mencecah angka 100 juta penumpang.
 

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Isn't that the existing order? 22 new ones and then a further 13 for a total of 35.
It is the existing order - and since they already have at least 3 trains in Malaysia and will start operating some of these trains before the end of the year - this isnt much of a performance indicator.

But, never fear - TRANSIT has come up with a long (and by no means exhaustive) list of performance indicators for public transportation - all of them can be achieved in the time frame set out with a great deal of cooperation from all stakeholders (heheha and then only just barely in time).

But hey, we have to set the bar high and challenge people with achievable targets.

See our performance indicators here:

http://transitmy.org/2009/07/27/key-result-areas-for-public-transport/

Cheers, m
 

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By the way, if you are interested in more details about Prasarana's proposal for the LRT extension, see our postings here:

http://transitmy.org/2009/07/27/proposed-extension-of-kelana-jaya-line-not-finalized/

The article from the NST is below.

Cheers, m

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/3tta/Article/

Long wait for Subang Jaya LRT station
2009/07/27

By Dawn Chan

SUBANG JAYA: Although the Transport Ministry has received the proposal from Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana) to extend the LRT line to Subang Jaya, nothing has been finalised.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said Prasarana still needed to look into a few more things.

Upon approval of the plans, a public display of the extension will be held at the Subang Jaya Municipal Council, Petaling Jaya City Council, Shah Alam Municipal Council and the Department of Railways.

Subang Jaya residents will be given three months to voice their opinions during the public display period.

Speaking after a briefing and dialogue session at the 3K Complex, initiated by the Kelana Jaya MCA branch, Ong said Prasarana would have to take into consideration the people's views.

"In the past few months, a presentation was made to me twice. I gave my input and they (Prasarana) will have to include those of the residents, too. They will then finalise the matter. A submission does not mean it is final. I am concerned about the grouses aired by the people," he said.

"I would love to see the area of coverage extended but we must always consider the social impact."

Stressing on the importance of the people's views, Ong said similar dialogue and briefing sessions will be carried out in a few other areas.

He said the objections and views gathered during the public display period must be studied and a hearing on the grouses would be carried out before the plans are finalised.

Prasarana, said Ong, would have to address the concerns raised by residents with regards to noise and privacy, as well as the possible congestion.

More than 300 Subang Jaya residents attended the two-hour briefing on the extension of the Kelana Jaya line by Prasarana group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed.

Expected to be completed by 2013, the 17km fully elevated route with 12 stations will begin at Prasarana's depot in Lembah Subang. It will run through KTM Subang Jaya, USJ Summit, Taipan and finally, Putra Heights.

Two stations will be integrated, namely the KTM Subang Jaya and Putra Heights, where a multi-storey park and ride facility will be built. The USJ Summit station will also be provided with a similar facility.

Idrose said the current Ampang LRT Line would also be extended from Sri Petaling to Kinrara, IOI Puchong and to Putra Heights.

Other facilities, such as a disabled friendly feeder bus service, will also be made available within a 5km radius of each station.

Idrose said there would be minimal land acquisition for the LRT extension project as the line would mainly go through TNB, road and river reserves.

During the dialogue session, several residents asked that Bandar Sunway, which houses more than 150,000 households, to be included in the extension.

The suggestion was supported by a college representative and students of colleges located in Bandar Sunway. The representative claimed that students were being fleeced by taxi drivers daily.

Worried residents also asked the authorities to ensure that the LRT route did not go through residential areas and instead commercial and industrial areas.

Concerns such as noise, traffic and the close proximity of the stations, with some located less than 2km apart, were also raised.
 

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Would it be possible for them to plan in a third track arrangement or perhaps a junction arrangement from the supposed SS18 station which could run along the KESAS and continue on to serve Bandar Sunway? That way, the line would be forked but would serve more areas as well. Perhaps the frequency matching the needs of the local transport requirements?
 

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Would it be possible for them to plan in a third track arrangement or perhaps a junction arrangement from the supposed SS18 station which could run along the KESAS and continue on to serve Bandar Sunway? That way, the line would be forked but would serve more areas as well. Perhaps the frequency matching the needs of the local transport requirements?
Dato' Irose of Prasarana mentioned the idea of reviving the Sunway monorail but redesigning it into something better.

The solution that works for me is to extend the KL Monorail from Tun Sambanthan past Midvalley, along Old Klang Road and Jalan Puchong to meet the Ampang LRT in Puchong Jaya.

Then, turn the monorail up towards the Lagoon Perdana area of Sunway.

The problem is what do you do upon reaching Sunway - head north to the NPE and Sunway Pyramid, or head west to the Summit and the LRT line?

Sunway is planning on building a flyover from the KESAS highway to reach Sunway pyramid...so there could be an option for a shuttle bus or the monorail could be revived and used as a people mover.

Bus Rapid Transit is also a possibility along the NPE

Cheers, m
 
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