Meanwhile in Ipoh…After a few missteps on public transport Ipoh Council begins a move forward

TRANSIT took note of this news from Ipoh, where Ipoh City Council is looking to reorganize and improve its focus on public transport services. As is typical we see bluster and calls for enforcement but little about the structural problems within the public transport industry. Ipoh Council to ensure public service vehicles are better organized … More Meanwhile in Ipoh…After a few missteps on public transport Ipoh Council begins a move forward

People stay away from pedestrian bridge due to safety concern. TRANSIT: Surprise, surprise.

TRANSIT took note of this article detailing concerns about a pedestrian flyover near the Hang Tuah LRT & Monorail interchange. Apparently the flyover has been occupied by vagrants and is unlit at night – discouraging people from using the flyover and instead, risking their safety crossing the street below. TRANSIT is saddened and disappointed but … More People stay away from pedestrian bridge due to safety concern. TRANSIT: Surprise, surprise.

Occasional closure of ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station generates complaints

TRANSIT took note of this interesting hotline story sharing passenger complaints about the availability of the ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station. The retractable ‘shortcut’ bridge is used to connect the concourse area of the Ampang LRT station to the ‘island’ platform. As such it passes over a section of live track (referred to as … More Occasional closure of ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station generates complaints

Updates #86

Updates #86 1. Article: Pedestrian bridge near Sungai Besi LRT station ready for use (The Star, 21 May 2011) 2. Article: KLIA Ekspres value fares for the holidays (NST) – Express Rail Link (ERL) is offering its Group Saver and Family Package for families and friends travelling on KLIA Ekspres. More information at http://www.KLIAekpres.com. [TRANSIT: … More Updates #86

MRT Update: A comparison of MRT & LRT train lengths is in order (Update #2)

Updated with a new image including the 6-carriage KTM Komuter trains! Updated with a new image showing LRT & MRT trains from Malaysia only! TRANSIT has taken note of various comments & reports showcasing the advantages of the MRT over the LRT – as well as recent articles highlighting surveys by the Go-MRT group showing … More MRT Update: A comparison of MRT & LRT train lengths is in order (Update #2)

Technology Update: One ticket for all stations (except Komuter)

TRANSIT took note of this article at the end of last month and have spent the past week trying to get more information about the plans for the new LRT + Monorail ticketing system. Unfortunately, the hoped-for integration of the KTM Komuter and LRT system (promised as one of the NKEAs) is not expected to … More Technology Update: One ticket for all stations (except Komuter)

Traffic mayhem continues in Brickfields

TRANSIT took note of this article which describes a complaint about continued traffic mayhem in Brickfields, despite the change to 1-way operation on Jalan Tun Sambanthan as well as increased amounts of parking space. Check out the double parking – now on both sides of Jalan Tun Sambanthan! Brickfields traffic mayhem (Malay Mail) Police pledge … More Traffic mayhem continues in Brickfields