TRANSIT recently took note of these articles announcing the demolition of the Butterworth Railway station as part of the Electrification & Double Tracking project from Ipoh to Padang Besar. The old Butterworth Station will be replaced with a new railway station – one that will presumably be designed to accommodate more electric train services as … More KTM Update: Butterworth railway station pulled down for development – but not for Penang Sentral
TRANSIT took note of this press release from Balfour Beatty Ansaldo Systems JV, which is working on the Systems Package for the Electrification & Double Tracking project from Ipoh to Padang Besar. The project, as you know, is a significant investment in KTM railway operations since it will allow a ten-fold increase in train movements … More Press release from Balfour Beatty Ansaldo Systems JV regarding the Ipoh-Padang Besar EDT Project
TRANSIT took note of this article which talks about public safety concerns related to the construction of a flyover for KTM’s Ipoh – Padang Besar Electrification & Double Tracking project. According to the response from MMC-Gamuda, we need not be that worried. But take a look at the article & photo and judge for yourself. … More KTM Update: Safety first, in all aspects!
TRANSIT took note of some very interesting articles about KTMB and Malaysia’s railway heritage, which is changing before our eyes with the Ipoh-Padang Besar & Seremban-Gemas Electrification & Double Tracking (EDT) Projects. Heritage stations along the west coast of Malaysia are being replaced with modern structures. In some cases, aspects of the stations are being … More KTM Update: Consider our heritage as we move into the modern age
Updates #78 1. Article: One passenger killed, six seriously injured in bus-lorry crash (Malay Mail, 20 March 2011) – A passenger was killed while six others were seriously injured when their bus was involved in an accident with two lorries at Km341.9 North South Expressway early today. This article, Injured man in bus crash killed … More Updates #78
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 … More Electric trains to reduce travel time? We think double-tracking makes the biggest difference.