TRANSIT took note of the following information about additional public transport services for Thaipusam. KTMB will be adding KTM Komuter train services to Batu Caves station, while RapidKL will be adding additional bus services. For more information, please click on the links below: Better rail connections (The Star, 2 February 2012); RapidKL provides extra buses … More Additional public transport services for Thaipusam
By now everyone should be aware that a major crisis is taking place in the bus industry. The shut down of CityLiner bus services throughout was the major ‘tipping pint’ in a series of crises [TRANSIT: refer to our “No Bus for You” series of posts] that showed the precarious state of public transport and … More ‘Solutions’ to public transport problems focusing on the bus industry, not public transport users
TRANSIT took note of this interesting article which suggests that the Malaysian government has approved a project to build a direct railway connection between KL Sentral and Subang Airport/Subang Skypark within 2 years. Of course, 2 years in planning-speak can actually mean a lot more time – but perhaps this rail line would be in … More Rail link to Subang Skypark on the way?
TRANSIT took note of a very interesting commentary from Ahmad Suhaili Idrus, the Director of the Urban Public Transport NKRA and Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley NKEA in response to a letter from TRANSIT’s Advisor Rajiv Rishyakaran, regarding recent comments by Idris Jala that the Klang Valley would be choked by 2020 if the … More ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!
TRANSIT took note of this article which announces that the Development of Sg. Besi airbase is moving forward with an invitation for proposals for the Malaysia City development. Most of the project will be used for a mix of commercial and lifestyle amenities. Planners have been invited to participate in a pre-qualification & competition with … More International Competition for Development of Sg. Besi Airbase – Let’s do it right and make it public transport friendly!
TRANSIT took note of this article which describes plans for another corporate restructuring at KTMB. It is sad that the Malayan Railway has still not managed to figure out whether it is supposed to be a government agency, corporate entity, or something in between. TRANSIT remembers earlier corporate restructurings that have happened for KTMB. Well, … More KTM Update: Another restructuring for KTMB promises to accomplish what earlier restructuring(s) did not
photos of the 6 Car Set trains on KTMB’s Facebook here http://on.fb.me/nZj99G ! Updated with an article from Railway Gazette! TRANSIT took note of this article, announcing that the first of the new 6-carriage Komuter trains has arrived in Malaysia. Click here for a larger view of the image above. This train is the first … More New KTM Komuter trains arrive in Port Klang (Update #2)
TRANSIT took note of this interesting article in which KTMB has announced plans to improve the facilities at KTM Komuter stations, to help commuters deal with the unacceptable wait times that are plaguing the system. Now, this is something that TRANSIT had been talking about for some time – and ironically, it took a few … More KTM Update: Improved facilities at Komuter stations will help deal with long waits.
TRANSIT took note that KTMB has set up a display at KL Sentral station showcasing the design of the new KTM Komuter train sets, the first of which will arrive on September 25 of this year. The new trains will be branded as “MyKomuter” which is … ok, we won’t comment. Let’s just say that … More KTMB Update: New Komuter trains to be called “MyKomuter”
TRANSIT took note of a recent update on China’s Hunan News about the new KTM Komuter trains. The photos from this segment are notable because they show photos of the train’s interior, including features like air conditioning, overhead grab bar, active route map, and others. The original link to the segment is here. Once you … More KTM Update: More photos of our new KTM Komuter trains