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ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!

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 MRT was not built.

Ahmad Suhaili attempted to clarify the situation by saying that the NKEA / NKRA projects related to public transport included improvements to rail and bus services, improved integration, improved infrastructure and expanded services. You can read the full comment below, but first, consider clicking on these links for some background information:

And now, the response from Ahmad Suhaili:

MRT is integrated with LRT, KTM, monorail and bus systems
November 3, 2011 By ETP Malaysia

We refer to the letter ‘Idris Jala is wrong: MRT is not the only solution for Klang Valley’, written by Rajiv Rishyakaran from TRANSIT

Presumably, the writer was referring to Dato’ Sri’s response to a question during the recent ETP Turns One event, in which he said:

“MRT is absolutely in my opinion totally and utterly needed for our city. If we don’t have an MRT I can tell you, by the year 2020 this city will be choked.

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MRT Update: MyRapidTransit launching & public viewing on 8 July 2011 at KL Convention Centre (Update#1)

TRANSIT took note of the fact that the Klang Valley MRT (now referred to as MyRapidTransit) was launched by the Prime Minister at KL Convention Centre on 8 July 2011.

The launching, which took place in the morning and included a ground-breaking ceremony at the Rubber Research Institute and Jalan Cochrane sites, as well as the first singing of the MRT song by Jaclyn Victor and Badri.

The invitation-only event was telecast on RTM1 from 9:30-11am.

You can watch live streaming video of RTM1 here.

Media Invitation to the Launching of the MRT on 8 July 2011.

Click here for a larger version of the image above.

Following this launching, the public is invited to learn more about the MRT from 12:00-7:00pm at KL Convention Centre.

Public exhibition on the MRT at KL Convention Centre, Friday, 8 July (12-7pm)

Click here to see a larger version of the image above.

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MRT Update: Planning & Building the Klang Valley MRT

IMPORTANT NOTE from TRANSIT: With the completion of the Public Display for MRT Line 1 (Sg. Buloh to Klang), TRANSIT has revised our post on the Public Display for MRT line 1 (Sg.Buloh – Kajang) to focus on the alignment, planning & construction for MRT Line 1 only.

All information & articles related to the MRT in general (including the planning, tendering & oversight) will be located here in this post. The website for the Klang Valley MRT project is http://www.kvmrt.com.my/. Also note our note posting on the MRT Open Day. More information including recent articles, maps, videos, photos, comments and feedback after the jump!

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MRT Update: group wants MRT Sub-line to Kepong

TRANSIT took note of this article detailing a proposal from the Federal Territory Gerakan to build an MRT “sub-line” to Kepong.

Apparently the line (as proposed) would start in Bukit Bintang and follow a more northern route through KL and Jinjang before finishing in Kepong.

Build MRT sub-line to Kepong, SPAD urged (The Star)
Saturday April 30, 2011
By FAZLEENA AZIZ

THE Federal Territory Gerakan wants the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to extend the MRT system to Kepong because it is a high density area with heavy traffic.

They are proposing a sub-line from Bukit Bintang to Kepong connecting Taman Ehsan, Jinjang and Taman Desa Jaya.

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Electric bikes: perfect answer to ‘first mile’ transit

NST ran three letters on electric bikes today.

Electric bicycles: Safety issue under study
Electric bicycles: It’s not dangerous

Electric bicycles
2011/04/14
DATUK NAIM MOHAMAD, Deputy president Malaysian National Cycling Federation, Kuala Lumpur

THERE has been much debate about electric bicycles recently.

The Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) plans to hold a special session with the chairman of MNCF’s technical committee on the issue on April 17.

TRANSIT: The map of the venue can be found here.

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Bus Rapid Transit for Shah Alam?

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting news in which Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan (the newly sworn-in mayor of Shah Alam) has announced that he wants to develop a bus-rapid transit system for the city, which will also provide links to Klang and Subang Jaya.

The mayor has also expressed interest in developing a centralized transit hub and preparing for an LRT extension to Shah Alam.

New bus service to be set up (The Star)
Tuesday April 5, 2011
By ELAN PERUMAL
elan@thestar.com.my

A BUS Rapid Transportation (BRT) service will be formed in Shah Alam to connect the city with Klang and Subang Jaya.

Shah Alam mayor Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan feels the creation of the BRT is vital for a good public transport system.

Shah Alam lacks a centralised transport hub and Jaafar said the city needed to improve the service.

He also said the BRT was a prerequisite in creating an intergrated transport network in Shah Alam in line with the federal government’s plan to expand the LRT network to the city.

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Public transport planning in Johor moving ahead

TRANSIT took note of this article which mentions the plan to build an integrated transport hub in Bandar Seri Alam, Johor, which would include commuter rail, feeder bus and taxi services.

The commuter rail will connect residents of the Eastern Gate of the Iskandar Development Region with JB via the new Kempas Sentral railway hub at Kempas Baru, which is described as being several times bigger than KL Sentral.

New transport hub in Johor (The Star)
Friday March 18, 2011
By ZAZALI MUSA

PASIR GUDANG: An integrated transportation hub would be built in Bandar Seri Alam township here to serve residents in the Eastern Gate Development Zone.

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LRT Update: More questions about LRT alignment

TRANSIT took note of these two articles discussing questions about the LRT extension alignments and concerns that Prasarana has not shared enough information about the project.

Residents in the dark over LRT extension (The Star)
10 March 2011

By Lim Chia Ying

Here you are: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd employee M. Thavanendran (left) briefing a residents association’s committee members on the finer details of the proposed LRT extensions in the Klang Valley. Image courtesy of The Star.

THE briefing by Prasarana on the LRT extension at the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) yesterday did not answer pertinent questions, said several councillors.

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MRT Update: Sg. Buloh – Kajang Line – Public Display, Planning & Construction (Update #33)

The 3 months public display period for the Sg. Buloh – Kajang line began on Monday, 14 February and continued until 15 May 2011. The public display period is now closed.

With the completion of the Public Display for MRT Line 1 (Sg. Buloh to Klang), TRANSIT will be revising this post to focus on the public display and alignment for MRT Line 1 only.

All articles about the MRT network in general and MRT project planning, management and delivery will be posted in our new post, MRT Update: Planning & Building the Klang Valley MRT.

The website for the Klang Valley MRT project is http://www.kvmrt.com.my/. Also note our note posting on the MRT Open Day! as well as our post on the Launching of the MRT on 8 July 2011. The most recent articles, plus more information including maps, videos, photos, comments and feedback after the jump!

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KTM information update

TRANSIT is updating information on KTMB services in line with the upcoming Raya / Balik Kampung as well as updates on the website for Komuter services with information about shuttle trains and feeder buses.

KTMB Financial Restructuring

KTMB seeks to get back on track
25 August 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) will consult the Finance Ministry to restructure the national railway operator’s debts, its newly-appointed managing director Dr Aminuddin Adnan said.

TRANSIT Says:You cannot get blood from a stone … but it is good to see that KTMB is trying harder to get funding from the Finance Ministry. They have been starved for funds for many years, so much so that trains are breaking down, necessary upgrades to rolling stock and maintenance are being deferred, and there simply aren’t enough trains to meet existing demand.

 

KTMB Tickets for Raya selling out fast

Raya rail tickets snapped up fast
Wednesday August 26, 2009

TRAIN tickets to the east coast for the Hari Raya celebrations from Sept 15 to 19 are all sold out and only a small number of tickets to the south are still available.

According to the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) Intercity Services marketing manager Mohd Noordin Kimi, 100,000 tickets were reserved for the festive season.

“The 100,000 tickets were reserved for both directions and 48.8% out of the 50% of the tickets reserved for journeys out of Kuala Lumpur have been sold out,” he said.

However, Noordin said KTMB was still considering adding extra coaches in order to cater for last minute travellers.

Northbound trains now stopping at KL Station

Dear Valued Customers,

Effective from August 01, 2009, train services to Northern Sector will be scheduled to stop at KUALA LUMPUR STATION.

The following trains are:

  1. Ekspres Rakyat
  2. Ekspres Sinaran
  3. Ekspres Khas Utara
  4. Ekspres Langkawi
  5. Tren Shuttle (Ipoh – KL Sentral – Ipoh) (Weekdays / Weekend)

Note: Please take note that the departure/arrival time of these trains will have slight changes.

For further information, please contact our Callcenter at ( +603 22671200 from 07:00 a.m. – 09:30 p.m.) or check at the nearest KTM Intercity counter.

Pelanggan Yang Dihormati,

Bermula 1 Ogos 2009, perkhidmatan tren ke Sektor Utara akan dijadualkan berhenti di STESEN KUALA LUMPUR.

Tren-tren yang terlibat adalah:

  1. Ekspres Rakyat
  2. Ekspres Sinaran
  3. Ekspres Khas Utara
  4. Ekspres Langkawi
  5. Tren Shuttle (Ipoh – KL Sentral – Ipoh) (Hari Biasa / Hujung Minggu)

Nota: Tren-tren terlibat akan mengalami sedikit perubahan masa berlepas/tiba.

Untuk maklumat lanjut, sila hubungi Pusat Panggilan di talian ( +603 22671200 dari 07:00 a.m. – 09:30 p.m ) atau Stesen KTMB Antarabandar yang terdekat.

Extension of Shuttle Trains to Kajang

Dear valued passengers,

Please be informed that effective from August 21, 2009 the Intercity Shuttle Train services, from Ipoh – KL Sentral – Ipoh, Train No. 51, 54, 55 & 58 will be extended to Kajang station.

Click here to view the Timetable

KTM Berhad would like to apologize for all the inconveniences caused. [TRANSIT: What inconveniences?]

For more info please contact our Call Center at +603-2267 1200 [7.00am – 9.00pm].

Feeder Bus Service to KTM Stations

Looking at the important requirement of feedering service at various Komuter stations, KTM Komuter has collaborated with the city’s main bus operator, Rapid KL. Rapid KL has complemented the Komuter service by providing feeder bus services at 17 KTM Komuter stations namely:

[Rawang-KL railway subdivision]

[KL-Port Klang rail subdivision]

[KL – Seremban railway subdivision]

[KL Core railway subdivision]

The existing feedering service will be improved and the coverage will be extended to other routes and stations.

TRANSIT Says:

We complement KTMB on their enthusiasm and expanded services. But, regarding the feeder buses, we cannot help but wonder what RapidKL thinks. Technically, KTM has not contracted with RapidKL to provide these services as “feeders”; in fact, RapidKL is providing the service because of the KTM station but cannot / will not actually enter the station area.

TRANSIT hopes that KTMB and RapidKL could work together and come up with a real, effective arrangment for feeder services. And we are happy to see the maps of the feeder services, which are local and neighbourhood-based. We have been asking RapidKL to produce similar maps for some years.