TRANSIT took note of the recent announcement of plans for Penang Hill by PDC, the Penang Hill Development Corporation. The PDC has been in the news recently because of problems with the recently reopened Penang Hill Railway, as well as complaints about parking access and the size of the newly (slowly?) constructed car park which … More Penang Hill Railway Update: new proposals for PHR stations draw ire of bloggers
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 #88 – our most prosperous update ever 1. Article: Lounge around in a Rapid bus (The Star, 3 June 2011) – RapidPenang introduces RapidMobile, a “lounge” with a Blaupunkt Stereo system. [TRANSIT: You have to admire their creativity.] 2. Article: CURTAINS DOWN (NST 31 May 2011) – an update on the upcoming closure (at … More Updates #88 – our most prosperous update ever!
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
Updates #85 1. Video: Wong Tian Yeong posted this 33 second video of what appears to be a leaking ceiling at Puduraya bus terminal – https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1894585558875 – on 9 May 2011. According to this article in the Star, the “leak” was actually a sprinkler head that somehow started gushing water during a test. 2. Letter: … More Updates #85
TRANSIT took note that service on the Penang Hill Railway, (which recently re-started operations on April 25th) was disrupted on Tuesday 3 May – apparently by a stray dog or group of stray dogs getting caught in the power system and getting caught – causing the train to run into them. Stray dogs said to … More PHR Update: Who let the dogs out?
TRANSIT took note of this article about the Penang Hill Railway, which restarted operations yesterday. 2,000 take upgraded Penang Hill train (The Star) Tuesday April 26, 2011 By JOSEPHINE JALLEH GEORGE TOWN: A honeymooning couple from Saudi Arabia was among some 2,000 tourists and locals who boarded the Penang Hill funicular train, which resumed operations … More Penang Hill Railway restarts operations on 25 April 2011
TRANSIT took note of this story in the Star announcing the re-start date of the upgraded Penang Hill Railway. Fares (based on a return ticket) are now: RM30 (Non-Malaysian adult) RM15 (Non-Malaysian child) RM8 (Malaysian adult) RM4 (Malaysian child) RM4 (Malaysian Senior Citizen “Warga Emas” & Students) Malaysians with OKU card can use the train … More Penang Hill’s new train service to start Monday, fares announced (Update#1)
TRANSIT took note of this recent feature on the Penang Hill Railway in the Star’s Metro North section on Saturday, 26 March 2011. The construction of the railway is now complete and the project has been handed over to the Penang Hill Corporation. The reopening is expected in the middle of April 2011. Railing for … More Awaiting the ‘new’ Penang Hill Railway
Updates #78 1. Article: One passenger killed, six seriously injured in bus-lorry crash (Malay Mail, 20 March 2011) – A passenger was killed while six others were seriously injured when their bus was involved in an accident with two lorries at Km341.9 North South Expressway early today. This article, Injured man in bus crash killed … More Updates #78