This proposed expressway should be Petaling Jaya’s LRT or MRT line!

[Admin; TRANSIT has long objected to the proposed Kinrara Damansara Expressway, as you can see from this draft post which we created 2 years ago] TRANSIT took note of the proposal to build an elevated expressway through the heart of Petaling Jaya. TRANSIT opposes the expressway proposal and strongly recommends that the corridor be used … More This proposed expressway should be Petaling Jaya’s LRT or MRT line!

New Ampang Line trains introduced (update 1)

Prasarana and RAPIDKL will be introducing the new Ampang line trains at 3 pm on Thursday, February 27th. Click on the links below for images of the trains. http://t.co/1CfbldOlEt http://t.co/qrpqoeJR9k Update: This article by fz.com is one of many with details about the new trains which will begin arrival in Malaysia in September 2014. The … More New Ampang Line trains introduced (update 1)

MRT Update: Chinatown businesses question MRT land acquisition (Update #14)

TRANSIT has taken note of another burgeoning controversy, highting complaints & protests over land acquisition along Jalan Sultan in “Chinatown”, KL, as part of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project. We have redesigned our post on this topic to present the most recent articles we have seen so far on this issue. The original … More MRT Update: Chinatown businesses question MRT land acquisition (Update #14)

LRT Update: Prasarana issues international tender for 20 Ampang Line trains. TRANSIT: What features would you like in your new trains?

TRANSIT took note of the following information, an international tender for 20 Ampang line trains to service the LRT extension. THE DESIGN, MANUFACTURE (INCLUDING INSTALLATION OF THE TRAIN BORNE EQUIPMENT), SUPPLY, DELIVERY, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING AND HANDOVER OF ALL COMPLETED TWENTY (20) SETS OF LIGHT RAIL VEHICLES FOR AMPANG (AMG) LINE EXTENSION PROJECT

Extended LRT and monorail services for football match

Prasarana has announced that there will be extended monorail and LRT services for the upcoming Malaysia-Singapore football match. Extended LRT and monorail services for football matchKUALA LUMPUR: RapidKL will be extending the operation hours of all its rail services in anticipation of an expected increased in traffic for the second leg World Cup qualifying clash … More Extended LRT and monorail services for football match

LRT Update: Kelana Jaya LRT extension ’80 per cent approved’ – nearly 2 years later

TRANSIT took note of some recent articles on the LRT extension projects which state that the local governments have more or less agreed to the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT extensions. However, TRANSIT notes that some of the issues regarding the LRT extension routes continue to crop up – either they were not properly resolved, … More LRT Update: Kelana Jaya LRT extension ’80 per cent approved’ – nearly 2 years later

Updates #95

Updates #95 1. Letter(s): Make them pay for it / Bus lanes not fully utilised (Malay Mail, 21 July 2011) – two letters complaining about bus lanes and buses & taxis that drop off passengers in live lanes. 2. Video: KVMRT / MyRapidTransit has posted a series of videos on YouTube showing impressions of new … More Updates #95

Occasional closure of ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station generates complaints

TRANSIT took note of this interesting hotline story sharing passenger complaints about the availability of the ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station. The retractable ‘shortcut’ bridge is used to connect the concourse area of the Ampang LRT station to the ‘island’ platform. As such it passes over a section of live track (referred to as … More Occasional closure of ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station generates complaints

LRT-Monorail integration to be completed soon

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star which describes a walkabout by Minister of Transport Kong Cho Ha, inspecting the LRT-Monorail “integration” projects which started last year as part of the Urban Public Transport NKRA (although technically the projects were planned by Prasarana before the Government Transformation Programme was introduced). Kong is the … More LRT-Monorail integration to be completed soon

Public transport user satisfaction is only 48% (Update #1)

Update: More information and comments on the Urban Public Transport NKRA! TRANSIT took note of the following article discussing public perceptions & satisfaction with public transport services in the Klang Valley. Public transport user satisfaction is only 48% (The Star, 28 March 2011) OVERALL public transport user satisfaction of Urban Public Transport (UPT) services in … More Public transport user satisfaction is only 48% (Update #1)