Update: 6 EMU trains are expected to arrive and be operational by the end of 2011. See this article in The Star (reproduced below with comments from TRANSIT). Update: Thank you to @wrongdoings_rapidKL for the links to the articles about the launching of the first of the new EMUs. We will continue to update this […]
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 […]
Updates #89 1. Article: Strain of Waiting (NST, 10 June 2011) – Complaints about the Penang Hill Railway including about a lack of information on the website, http://www.penanghill.gov.my. Suggestions for improvement include online ticket sales.
Updates #87 1. Article: Three passengers injured after bus skids into ditch (Malay Mail, 26 May 2011) Three passengers were injured after a KL-bound express bus from the East Coast hit a divider and skidded into a ditch at Km20.4, Karak Highway. 2. Letter: Worried over pedestrian bridge’s safety (NST, 27 May 2011) – Zahara […]
Update: See photos of Senawang & Sg. Gadut stations here! All images courtesy of @TWK90 TRANSIT takes note that KTM Komuter services have been extended from Seremban to Senawang & Sg. Gadut as of 14 May 2011. Free services will be provided between Seremban & Sg. Gadut for a 1 week period until 20th May. […]
Updates #84 1. Article: Puduraya area almost free of ticket scalping (Malay Mail, 5 Mail 2011) 2. Article: Terminal Bas ala KL Sentral – discusses a proposal to revamp the Terminal One bus terminal in Seremban to make it more like KL Sentral. [TRANSIT: The irony here being that KL Sentral was never designed as […]
TRANSIT took note of a very interesting article in KOSMO! announcing the new ETS fare scheme which will begin on 1 May 2011. The new fares are introduced as three ‘packages’ namely silver, gold and platinum. Platinum trains will serve only 3 stations (Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and KL Sentral). Gold trains will serve 8 stations […]
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 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.