TRANSIT took note of this news from Ipoh, where Ipoh City Council is looking to reorganize and improve its focus on public transport services. As is typical we see bluster and calls for enforcement but little about the structural problems within the public transport industry. Ipoh Council to ensure public service vehicles are better organized […]
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 interesting letters on Railway heritage – including one on the living heritage of one of our most interesting rail services! Update: On a similar note, Vishnu Kumar Visavanathan of Petaling Jaya wrote this letter, Preserve old railway lines for the future, which laments the loss of our railway heritage through modernization and lack of […]
Updates #76 1. Article: Discover Ipoh by Bike after a short train ride from KL (The Star) – Sam Cheong writes of a trip to Ipoh using ETS and a folding bicycle.
Updates #73 1. Article: Integrated public transportation within a year: DPM (NST) – Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin took his trip on the Klang Valley public transport system and claimed that the public transport system can be integrated within a year.
Updates #62 1. Article: Peak-hour wait time on Kelana Jaya Line LRT reduced by 28% (The Star) – Prasarana has increased the frequency of trains on the Kelana Jaya line during the morning peak hours to 2 minutes and 37 seconds (or 197 seconds). TRANSIT: Good for Prasarana- now let’s look into coupling the 2-carriage […]
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 […]
Updated with links to Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh website! Recently, TRANSIT took note of this article which discussed a proposal for an LRT line to be constructed in Ipoh. We sort of “laughed it off” thinking that it could not be a serious proposal – given that Ipoh has a old, unreliable “system” of rattle-trap buses. […]
TRANSIT has found out that the Electric Train Service (ETS) between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh is likely to start operations on 12 August 2010. This will be exactly 15 years and 9 days since the first electric train service in Malaysia, the KTM Komuter, started operations (on 3 August 1995). Ticketing: The main ticketing offices […]
TRANSIT has been following the development of public transport in Perak, with the recent launching of PerakTransit. We also note the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ipoh City Bus Terminal Cum Commercial And Business Centre Complex which took place earlier this week. The interesting thing about this (aside for the horrible name) is that the state […]