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Party like its 1932 at Tanjong Pagar railway station

TRANSIT took note of this interesting series of articles detailing plans for a party at Tg. Pagar railway station to celebrate the closure of the historic building on 30 June 2011. The building opened in 1932 (in case you are wondering about the title of our post). A Facebook page, The Train into Tanjong Pagar, […]

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Updates #88 – our most prosperous update ever!

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 […]

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Repair Seremban-Port Dickson railway, says Negri Sembilan MB.

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting article about the currently unused Seremban-Port Dickson railway. The Menteri Besar of Negri Sembilan has requested that SPAD look into rehabilitate the railway so that the state can operate passenger services as planned. Repair rail tracks, says Mohamad (The Star) 26 April 2011 By SARBAN SINGH THE Negri […]

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Penang Hill Railway restarts operations on 25 April 2011

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 […]

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Penang Hill’s new train service to start Monday, fares announced (Update#1)

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 […]

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North Borneo Railway services goes ‘full-steam’ in July 2011

TRANSIT took note of this interesting article from The Borneo Post, announcing that the North Borneo Railway will re-start operations in July 2011. The North Borneo Railway is a heritage railway service operated by the Sabah State Railway (run by Sabah’s Department of Railways) along with a commuter rail service. Both services were disrupted by […]

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Singapore makes KTM train stations into national monuments (Update #1)

TRANSIT took note of this news from down south, where the Singapore government has decided to make the KTM station at Tanjong Pagar into a national monument. In addition the smaller station at Bukit Timah will also be preserved. Singapore makes train station national monument (The Star) 8 April 2011 SINGAPORE : [The] Singapore [government] […]

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Awaiting the ‘new’ Penang Hill Railway

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 […]

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Penang Hill Railway to restart someday (okay, maybe mid-to-late-April 2011)

As you know, TRANSIT has been following the upgrade to the Penang Hill Railway. As you might expect, the project, which was supposed (or should we say, supposedly) to be completed by the end of November 2010, has been delayed by 6 months, to the end of March. TRANSIT notes that the trains are being […]

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Updates #77

Updates #77 1. Article: KLCC cabs not under SPAD (Free Malaysia Today, 14 March 2011) – The Land Public Transport Commission has no power over taxis and entrance fees for KLCC as it is private land, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz. 2. Letter: Taiping railway station: Build new station near […]