Back in November 2010, TRANSIT read of comments by Minister of Transport Kong Cho Ha that KTM’s Electric Train Service would reach Sg. Gadut by December 25, Christmas Day. We highlighted those comment in this post, KTM Update: Can Sg. Gadut station be ready by Christmas 2010? which also included information about the extension of electric […]
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 […]
TRANSIT was pleasantly surprised to note that the KTM Electric Train Service (ETS) began operations on 11 August 2010. This was “a day ahead of schedule” (from one perspective), as compared to a long-awaited and long delayed service (from another perspective). As you can imagine, we at TRANSIT have been following the news and the […]
TRANSIT noted this interesting article about the renewed activity at the Ipoh Railway Station, in the days leading up to the arrival of Electric Train Services (ETS) – tentatively scheduled for “mid-month” in July 2010. We will excuse Mr. Sivaji’s tendency to speculate on the nature of the service and the tickets – perhaps he […]
TRANSIT took note of the following article, which states that the Railwaymen’s Union has objected to the setting up of a separate subsidiary for the ETS service which will be offered by KTM beginning in March 2010. Railwaymen’s union objects to KTM subsidiary for ETS 17 December 2009 PETALING JAYA: The Railwaymen’s Union of Malaysia […]
As most would know by now, KTMB has received the first of 5 Electric Multiple Unit trainsets which will be operated on the Ipoh-KL-Seremban route. The handover ceremony for the first train was yesterday (15 December) at Kuala Lumpur station, followed by an open house (open train?) until 5pm. Today (16 December) the train is […]