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Updates #99

Updates #99 1. Article: Causeway Link to use Second Link beginning today (NST, 16 August 2011) – Ten additional Causeway Link buses will begin the rounds from Gelang Patah and Bukti Indah to Boon Lay MRT Station in Singapore, Mondays to Fridays, from 5am to 9am and 4pm to 10pm. For more information visit the […]

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KTM Update: Safety first, in all aspects!

TRANSIT took note of this article which talks about public safety concerns related to the construction of a flyover for KTM’s Ipoh – Padang Besar Electrification & Double Tracking project. According to the response from MMC-Gamuda, we need not be that worried. But take a look at the article & photo and judge for yourself. […]

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The KTM Debate: Should the railway sector be opened up to “competition”?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting letter by C.R. of Kuala Lumpur, who discusses the recent protest by the Railwaymen’s Union of Malaya (RUM), which included warnings of a “work-to-rule” campaign & potential disruption of Balik Kampung / Hari Raya Aidilfitri travel. C.R. argues that it might be time to open up the Railway sector […]

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Updates #98

Updates #98 1. Article: Firm denies using taxi coupons to make ‘easy money’ (NST, 10 August 2011) – Mohd Nasir Mohd Rashid, Exec. Chairman of MESRA Indah Jaya Sdn. Bhd. which operates the taxi coupon system in Johor Baru, has denied allegations that it is making an “RM2 profit from the sale of coupons as […]

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Heritage: “tracking down memory lane”

TRANSIT took note of this interesting column written by NST editor Syed Nadzri, about his memories of KTM travel. The column follows the recent series by NST about the heritage of the Malaysian railways which is rapidly changing as the Electrification & Double Tracking (EDT) projects progress. Tracking down memory lane (NST) 2011/08/08 By Syed […]

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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 […]

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KTM Update: 4 new Komuter EMUs to operate by the end of September 2011?

Berita Harian reported that 4 new KTM EMUs would be operating in September 2011. How exactly we do not know. We recently were told that the first train would arrive in September and undergo testing & commissioning, a process that we expect would take some time. Now, the information is that 4 trains will arrive, […]

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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 […]

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KTM Update: Railwaymen’s Union to strike at the ‘heart’ of Malaysia?

Any way you look at it, the recent protest by the Railwaymen’s Union appears to be a game changer in Malaysian politics and certainly within the public transport industry. Not only has the RUM protested publicly & directly against KTMB President Dr. Aminuddin, the Chief of RUM (Abdul Razak Md. Hassan) has clearly threatened that […]

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KTM Update: Is the Railwaymen’s Union becoming ‘political’?

Is the Railwaymen’s Union becoming political? That is the question that was running through the minds of TRANSIT members when we learnt that the KTM Railwaymen’s Union had written a letter to Prime Minister Najib Razak to protest the reappointment of Dr. Aminuddin Adnan as president of KTMB for a second 2 year term. Now, […]