As you know, TRANSIT has been following the upgrade to the Penang Hill Railway.
As you might expect, the project, which was supposed (or should we say, supposedly) to be completed by the end of November 2010, has been delayed by 6 months, to the end of March.
TRANSIT notes that the trains are being tested, meaning that the construction phase is now over. The Railway is being ‘handed over’ to the Penang Government and in according to this article, we will know about the reopening of the railway in 1 month. You may also wish to read this article, Hill train service next month (NST).
So there you have it – the project took slightly more than 1 year to complete and handover, and operations should resume mid-to-late-April 2011 (if we are lucky).
You may also wish to read this article, Up Penang Hill in 5 minutes (The Star, 20 March 2011).