Updates #71 1. Article: Lucky escape for 40 passengers (The Star) – Forty passengers of an express bus had a close shave after the bus they were in had the front tire burst, skidded, crashed through the road divider and came to a stop in the opposite lane at the 245th kilometre of the North-South […]
TRANSIT noted this very interesting article in the news today revealing a proposal by Malaysian Steel Works (Masteel) and KUB Malaysia to build a 100km intercity “commuter” rail system with 25 stations in the Iskandar Development Region of Johor. The project is said to have a value of RM1.23 billion. TRANSIT has discussed the proposal […]
Updates #68 1. Letter: Upgrade facilities at stations now (The Star) – Lena Lim of Seremban complains about the inadequate facilities at the LRT and Komuter stations at the Bandar Tasik Selatan interchange. 2. Article: Homeless show their usefulness (The Star) – 22 homeless persons engaged in a gotong-royong community cleanup at the Klang Bus […]
TRANSIT took note, (with some surprise) of comments by the Minister of Transport that the double tracking and electrification from Seremban to Sg. Gadut would be completed by Christmas (presumably Christmas Day 25 December 2010?) with KTM Komuter and ETS trains operational! There are two surprises here – first, that Sg. Gadut would be complete […]
TRANSIT notes that a 6-carriage Electric Train Service (ETS) trainset will be added to supplement the existing KTM Komuter service as of 4 October 2010 (Monday). The train will operate on the following routes during peak hours, Monday to Friday: Morning Peak: Seremban – Sg. Buloh (dep. 0615 arr. 0751) Sg. Buloh – Kajang (dep. […]
Updates #60 TRANSIT celebrates 60 separate updates of news stories, comments and blog postings related to public transport in Malaysia
TRANSIT notes the following article which shares some positive news about train service in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia (and the east coast and Sabah as well, when you think about it).
We at TRANSIT have been following the electrification and double-tracking of the Malayan Railways since the proposal was first mooted. And we regularly check in with the blogs and other resources that follow the EDT project to keep updated on what is happening. We believe that the double tracking of Malaysia’s railways is of huge […]