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 […]
Updates #68 1. Letter: Upgrade facilities at stations now (The Star) – Lena Lim of Seremban complains about the inadequate facilities at the LRT and Komuter stations at the Bandar Tasik Selatan interchange. 2. Article: Homeless show their usefulness (The Star) – 22 homeless persons engaged in a gotong-royong community cleanup at the Klang Bus […]
Updates #66 1. Article: Thumbs-up for Sg Buloh hub (Malay Mail) – A government source revealed the location of the north-bound Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT) in Sungai Buloh, linking the proposed express bus terminal not unsimilar to TBS with the proposed Sg Buloh – Kajang MRT line.
TRANSIT took note, (with some surprise) of comments by the Minister of Transport that the double tracking and electrification from Seremban to Sg. Gadut would be completed by Christmas (presumably Christmas Day 25 December 2010?) with KTM Komuter and ETS trains operational! There are two surprises here – first, that Sg. Gadut would be complete […]
TRANSIT notes the following article which shares some positive news about train service in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia (and the east coast and Sabah as well, when you think about it).
We at TRANSIT have been following the electrification and double-tracking of the Malayan Railways since the proposal was first mooted. And we regularly check in with the blogs and other resources that follow the EDT project to keep updated on what is happening. We believe that the double tracking of Malaysia’s railways is of huge […]
TRANSIT noted this interesting article about the renewed activity at the Ipoh Railway Station, in the days leading up to the arrival of Electric Train Services (ETS) – tentatively scheduled for “mid-month” in July 2010. We will excuse Mr. Sivaji’s tendency to speculate on the nature of the service and the tickets – perhaps he […]
Updates #41 1. Letter: Second North-South link: We don’t need it (NST) – Faiz Ishak comments on the proposed Taiping-Banting highway and expresses his preference for better public transport. 2. Letter: KTMB pledges to reward its retirees (The Star) – Dr. Aminuddin Adnan, Managing Director of KTMB writes this letter in response to a letter entitled Offer […]
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 […]
TRANSIT took note of this article regarding the concept of railway tourism in Malaysia. Railway tourism is an increasingly popular way to travel through a country and experience what it is ‘really’ like. The sights outside the windows, combined with the slower pace of rail travel and the comfort of the rail carriage as opposed […]