KTM Update: Consider our heritage as we move into the modern age

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

KTM Update: Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project to be tendered out by year-end, says Transport Minister

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Borneo Post which says that the Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project is to be tendered out by year-end, according to the Transport Minister. For those who do not know, the Gemas-JB electrification & double tracking project is the last stretch in the electrification & double tracking … More KTM Update: Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project to be tendered out by year-end, says Transport Minister

Updates #93

Updates #93 1. Article: Malacca to be bicycle friendly (6 July 2011) – Melaka CM Mohd Ali Rustam announced an initiative to introduce bus lanes into Melaka. He also promised to ride to work every Friday. [TRANSIT: We couldn’t resist posting the picture above.]

Updates #92

Updates #92 1. Article: Essential to have reliable transport system (NST, 30 June 2011) – A commentary and update on plans to improve public transport in JB and the Iskandar region, as well as cross-border connections between JB and Singapore. [TRANSIT: This article deserves its own post as there are some questionable statements and claims … More Updates #92

Updates #90

Updates #90 1. Article: Close shave for six schoolgirls (NST, 18 June 2011) – Six secondary school students in Georgetown had a close shave yesterday after the school bus they were in overturned in Jalan Mount Erskine. 2. Article: Country’s first electric motorcycle launched (The Star, 16 June 2011) – Modenas CTric was launched by the … More Updates #90

Updates #86

Updates #86 1. Article: Pedestrian bridge near Sungai Besi LRT station ready for use (The Star, 21 May 2011) 2. Article: KLIA Ekspres value fares for the holidays (NST) – Express Rail Link (ERL) is offering its Group Saver and Family Package for families and friends travelling on KLIA Ekspres. More information at http://www.KLIAekpres.com. [TRANSIT: … More Updates #86

Iskandar commuter train proposal not finalized yet

TRANSIT took note of this article a few days ago, which states that the proposal for the commuter train for the Iskandar Development Region (south Johor) has not been finalized – and the winning contractor not selected yet. This comes after recent articles in which the Johor MB was said to have given approval to … More Iskandar commuter train proposal not finalized yet

Proposal for Iskandar-Johor commuter system approved in less than 3 months. TRANSIT: Here we go again

TRANSIT took note of some more very interesting news from down south, in which the Menteri Besar of Johor Abdul Ghani Othman announced that he had given approval to Metropolitan Commuter Network Sdn. Bhd. to construct a commuter rail network for south Johor (the Iskandar Development Region and Johor Baru). The “proposal” for the rail … More Proposal for Iskandar-Johor commuter system approved in less than 3 months. TRANSIT: Here we go again

Public transport planning in Johor moving ahead

TRANSIT took note of this article which mentions the plan to build an integrated transport hub in Bandar Seri Alam, Johor, which would include commuter rail, feeder bus and taxi services. The commuter rail will connect residents of the Eastern Gate of the Iskandar Development Region with JB via the new Kempas Sentral railway hub … More Public transport planning in Johor moving ahead

“Komuter Selatan” service in Iskandar-JB by 2014?

TRANSIT noted this very interesting article in the news today revealing a proposal by Malaysian Steel Works (Masteel) and KUB Malaysia to build a 100km intercity “commuter” rail system with 25 stations in the Iskandar Development Region of Johor. The project is said to have a value of RM1.23 billion. TRANSIT has discussed the proposal … More “Komuter Selatan” service in Iskandar-JB by 2014?