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?
Updates #91 1. Letter: ‘Satu Malaysia’ actively at work on board Komuter (The Star, 23 June 2011) – David Chin of Seremban comments on the actions of KTM staff and passengers to help a passenger in distress. 2. Article: Metered executive taxis at Skypark (NST, 23 June 2011) – Metered executive taxis can now be … More Updates #91
Updates #82 1. An Electric Trike In The Trunk Makes For The Ultimate Hybrid Eco-Car(Fastcompany.com, 22 April 2011) – The Geely McCar concept (electric or electric hybrid) includes a built-in electrically powered trike (3 wheel scooter) that fits into the space between the driver & passenger seats. [TRANSIT: Now this is an interesting concept – … More Updates #82
Updates #48 1. Article: Residents demand authorities probe bus shelter collapse (Streets-NST) – anger over the collapse of a 2year old bus shelter in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, JB. 2. Letter: Put the brakes on errant cabbies with stiff penalties (The Star) – YS Chan from KL comments on the announcement that most complaints to … More Updates #48
Updated with response from Subang Skypark Sdn. Bhd! Scroll to the bottom of this posting to see the response. TRANSIT took note of articles this weekend discussing improved public transport links between the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (SSAAS) Airport at Subang and the existing public transport system of the Klang Valley. Now, TRANSIT is … More Making a Subang Airport-KTM link work (Update #1)
The Minister of Transport Ong Tee Keat commented yesterday on the proposed elevated link between KL Sentral and the KL Sentral Monorail station (a.k.a. Brickfields Monorail Station) The comments were picked up in all the papers, but the most detailed article (with pictures & video) comes from The Star More disabled-friendly facilities at LRT and … More KL Sentral walkway ready by July 2011?
TRANSIT recently took notes of improvements to the klmonorail website in this posting. Today, we look at some of the changes that have been quietly made to the design of the KL Monorail stations. Station Signage New station signage placed at some stations is consistent with the new station code system which is to be … More KL Monorail Station improvements
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 … More New KTM train finally arrives (Update 2)
TRANSIT took note of this letter in the New Straits Times which discusses some of the problems on the KL-Seremban KTM Komuter service. KOMUTER SCRAMBLE: Not a platform for the infirm 2009/09/18 SAMUEL YESUIAH, Seremban THERE was total mayhem on the Rawang-Seremban platform at the KL Sentral station on Saturday. It all started about noon … More Fixing the ‘Komuter scramble’
Recently, TRANSIT posted information and updates from KTMB about improvements to Intercity and Komuter services. Many people have been critical and dismissive of KTMB and their services. The trains are too slow, the technology is from a bygone era, etc. etc. But TRANSIT has always been confident that the Malaysian National Railway will regain the … More Stories from Kuala Lumpur station