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 this interesting letter by C.R. of Kuala Lumpur, who discusses the recent protest by the Railwaymen’s Union of Malaya (RUM), which included warnings of a “work-to-rule” campaign & potential disruption of Balik Kampung / Hari Raya Aidilfitri travel. C.R. argues that it might be time to open up the Railway sector … More The KTM Debate: Should the railway sector be opened up to “competition”?
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
Update: We now know the ‘face saving solution’ that the government has chosen – the terminal will open on 1 January with no retail lots and almost no bus services. Perfect!!!! The members of TRANSIT are stunned and confused to read of the “disagreement” between the DBKL and Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board on one side, … More Bandar Tasik Selatan terminal to open – once gov’t gets its act together! (Update #1)
Updates #58 1. Article: Spotlight on Trams: Penang (Edinburgh Guardian) – Malaysian blogger Anil Netto writes about the history of tram service in Penang and the effort by some campaigners to bring the tram back to Penang. TRANSIT: As nice as the tram campaign is, one really has to ask what has been accomplished beyond … More Updates #58
TRANSIT took note of this short video from The Star Online TV discussing the proposed extension of the Express Rail Link from KLIA to the new LCCT terminal KLIA – LCCT for ERL is still under discussion – http://thestaronline.tv/v/5572 TRANSIT Says: We’re waiting – but to be fair, ERL has come up with a reasonable solution … More KLIA – LCCT for ERL is still under discussion
Updates #44 1. Article: Deputy Transport Minister Lau dies at 68 (The Star) – The Star and other Malaysian media covered the death of Robert Lau Hoi Chew, Sibu MP and Deputy Transport Minister. 2. Post: Penang Hill Railway: Selling the family silver? (Anilnetto.com) – Anil Netto explores reports that the mechanical hardware for the … More Updates #44
TRANSIT takes note that Express Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. has posted some information on their website reflecting their committment towards public transport as an energy efficient and environmentally friendly, Low CO2 (“LO-CO”) way to move people around. This message has been used by other public transport agencies such as RapidPenang, but sadly RapidKL has not managed to take … More ERL “goes green” and goes “LO-CO2”