New KTM Komuter trains arrive in Port Klang (Update #2)

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)

HSR Update: Pre-feasibility study findings on KL-S’pore high-speed rail to be known in a few weeks

TRANSIT took note of this “sort-of-an-update” on the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail Project: Study on KL-S’pore high-speed rail (Star Biz) 5 August 2011 By JOHN LOH Findings of pre-feasibility study to be known in a few weeks KUALA LUMPUR: A pre-feasibility study for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) system will be concluded in a … More HSR Update: Pre-feasibility study findings on KL-S’pore high-speed rail to be known in a few weeks

SPAD: Don’t politicize public transport. TRANSIT: Too late, the train has left the station.

TRANSIT took note of an interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, in which he warned public transport operators not to politicize issues with public transport. But as you can see from our analysis, his comments may come too late. Two recent events and a few others have demonstrated to us that … More SPAD: Don’t politicize public transport. TRANSIT: Too late, the train has left the station.

BET Update: Two new routes to be introduced 18 July for 3 months testing period

TRANSIT took note of the following information from RapidKL’s twitter feed @MyRapidKL, announcing the start of two additional RapidBET routes, BET-7 and BET-8. Service on these routes, during working weekdays, will start on 18 July, for a 3 month test period. BET-7 (Sri Nilam – Lebuh Ampang) has departures from Sri Nilam at 0645, 0700, … More BET Update: Two new routes to be introduced 18 July for 3 months testing period

BET Route 6 – Bukit Beruntung to KL – Launched on 1 June 2011 (Update #1)

Update: Check out this detailed NST article about the BET6. TRANSIT took note of this article announcing the launch of Bus Expressway Transit route 6 from Bukit Beruntung (Rawang) to Central Market (KL) using the North South Expressway, Jalan Duta, and Jalan Parlimen. The service began on 1 June 2011 and is operated by Setara … More BET Route 6 – Bukit Beruntung to KL – Launched on 1 June 2011 (Update #1)

Updates #88 – our most prosperous update ever!

Updates #88 – our most prosperous update ever 1. Article: Lounge around in a Rapid bus (The Star, 3 June 2011) – RapidPenang introduces RapidMobile, a “lounge” with a Blaupunkt Stereo system. [TRANSIT: You have to admire their creativity.] 2. Article: CURTAINS DOWN (NST 31 May 2011) – an update on the upcoming closure (at … More Updates #88 – our most prosperous update ever!

Bus-Rapid Transit is coming to KL-town (Update #1)

Update: The first of the “bus lanes will cause congestion” arguments has already appeared! Update: TRANSIT’s letters have appeared in the Malaysian Insider and Star! TRANSIT was told about this interesting article in the Streets-NST describing a plan for dedicated bus lanes along 13 corridors in Kuala Lumpur – bus lanes that would be separated … More Bus-Rapid Transit is coming to KL-town (Update #1)

LRT-Monorail integration to be completed soon

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star which describes a walkabout by Minister of Transport Kong Cho Ha, inspecting the LRT-Monorail “integration” projects which started last year as part of the Urban Public Transport NKRA (although technically the projects were planned by Prasarana before the Government Transformation Programme was introduced). Kong is the … More LRT-Monorail integration to be completed soon

Expansion of highways should include plans for bus lanes.

The members of the Association for the Improvement of Mass-Transit have taken note of the recent report on the Government Transformation Program and the specific concerns about the success of the Urban Public Transport NKRA. We have also noted the recent comments from Minister of Transportation Kong Cho Ha (who is lead minister for this … More Expansion of highways should include plans for bus lanes.