TRANSIT has taken note of the Malaysian government’s plans to expand KL Monorail service by introducing 4-carriage trains with greater capacity, as well as extending the KL Monorail service to Taman Gembira along Jalan Klang Lama. Malaysian monorail builder Scomi Rail has been given the contract to provide the 12 new 4-carriage trains, which will … More Monorail extension to Jalan Klang Lama – will it help or hurt existing monorail service?
Update: It is interesting to note that this post is TRANSIT’s 888th published post! TRANSIT notes that the final draft of the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley masterplan has now been posted to the SPAD website under the section about the National Public Transport Masterplan (which, incidentally, should be posted to the SPAD website … More Final draft of Greater KL/KV masterplan now on SPAD website (Update #1 – guess what)
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 has learned that SPAD will share the Klang Valley public transport plan next month. The public display for MRT Line 2 (the Circle Line) may begin by the end of this month … which means a lot more information for you, the public, and a lot more work for the people at TRANSIT. Public … More SPAD to reveal public transport master plan and MRT Line 2 plan soon
Imagine, if you will, a conversation that goes something like this: SPAD: The MRT is part of a 20-year public transport master plan. TRANSIT: May we see the plan? SPAD: No you cannot see the plan TRANSIT: Sorry, is that ‘cannot’ or ‘may not’? SPAD: Um…cannot. TRANSIT: Why not? SPAD: The plan will not be … More SPAD: MRT part of 20-year plan. TRANSIT: May we see the plan?
TRANSIT took note of this interesting article, which describes concerns some residents have over the use of a section of the parking lot at Stadium Shah Alam for a used car lot: Residents unhappy with council for renting out part of carpark at Shah Alam Stadium (The Star 1 March 2011)
Updated with poll! Read through our post and join our poll – conveniently placed at the bottom of this post! TRANSIT has taken note of the updated plans for the MRT network, which (as you know by now) are actually quite different from the original MMC-Gamuda proposal. If you have been following the plan (or … More MRT Update: Do we need an MRT to Shah Alam & Klang? (Update #1)