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KTM Update: RMU objects to ETS for KTM

TRANSIT took note of the following article, which states that the Railwaymen’s Union has objected to the setting up of a separate subsidiary for the ETS service which will be offered by KTM beginning in March 2010. Railwaymen’s union objects to KTM subsidiary for ETS 17 December 2009 PETALING JAYA: The Railway­men’s Union of Malaysia […]

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KTM Update: Photos, video & comments from ETS trainset handover

As most would know by now, KTMB has received the first of 5 Electric Multiple Unit trainsets which will be operated on the Ipoh-KL-Seremban route. The handover ceremony for the first train was yesterday (15 December) at Kuala Lumpur station, followed by an open house (open train?) until 5pm. Today (16 December) the train is […]

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KTM Update: KTM Subsidiary ETS Sdn. Bhd. looking for train “stewardess”

TRANSIT took note of this advertisement calling for interested candidates for the position of “stewardess” for the new ETS between Seremban-KL-Ipoh. Interviews will take place on December 15, the same day as the Handover Ceremony for the ETS trainset, at Kuala Lumpur station. TRANSIT Says: TRANSIT encourages interested parties to apply for the position advertised. […]

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PAC finds no irregularities in Rawang-Ipoh EDT project overrun

TRANSIT notes this article that says that, according to the Public Accounts Committee, their investigation of the RM1.14 billion overrun of the Rawang-Ipoh Electrification & Double Tracking (EDT) project has shown no financial irregularities. Article: Azmi: No irregularities found in rail project (NST) Letter: Double-tracking project cost overrun: Let’s have the details (Malaysiakini) TRANSIT Says: […]

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KTM Update: Handover ceremony & display of KTMB’s new ETS train (Update 1)

Updated with a press statement from TRANSIT (at the bottom of this posting) The people at KTM have graciously invited TRANSIT to attend the acceptance ceremony for the new ETS train at Kuala Lumpur station on 15 December 2009. The ceremony takes place from 9:00 am – 12:00 am but the train will remain at […]

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New KTM train finally arrives (Update 2)

TRANSIT is happy to report that the newest KTM trainset has finally arrived in Malaysia. TRANSIT received the photos below, showing the train’s departure from Korea. We have now learned that the train has arrived at WestPort (Port Klang) and will soon be handed over to KTMB. Update 2 – TRANSIT has been invited to […]

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KTM Update: Allegations over the purchase of DMUs by KTM

TRANSIT has been following the controversy over the purchase of Diesel Multiple Unit Trains by KTMB. We received the following information from an unnamed (but very well informed) source about the purchase of second-hand Diesel Multiple Unit trains by KTM Berhad, which makes the following allegations: The Minister of Transport himself made a personal request […]

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KTM Update: Controversy over the purchase of DMUs

As you know, TRANSIT has been following the controversial purchase of 4 Diesel Multiple Unit trains by KTMB. The purchase has already been questioned by MPs in Parliament. There are also allegations that the purchase had been rejected multiple times by the board of KTMB, and actually pushed through by the Minister of Transport. Read […]

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Double-track rail job next PAC target

TRANSIT takes note of this article regarding the controversy over the Auditor General’s Report 2008, in which numerous government agencies were cited for overspending and wastage, including KTMB, Prasarana and the Terengganu government. Double-track rail job next PAC target (NST) 2009/10/30 THE Public Accounts Committee has its sight fixed on irregularities revealed in the recent […]

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15 October – Second National Summit on Urban Public Transport

As you may know, TRANSIT has been invited to speak at the Second National Summit on Urban Public Transport which will be held on 15 October 2009. The links below will connect you to more detailed information about the upcoming National Summit. Brochures (early / latest) Invitation Letter Presentation Paper (we are using our earlier […]