Update: Azmi Sharom wants you to buzz your rep on the bus issue! TRANSIT has taken note of the following letters in the newspapers regarding the public transport crisis – suggesting that the crisis could be resolved with the introduction of van services and owner-operated minibuses. While TRANSIT appreciates the suggestions, and appreciate that vans […]
TRANSIT took note of this disturbing article which stated that KTM Intercity and ETS services were temporarily suspended due to a suspected bomb on the railway tracks. Apparently an anonymous phone call claimed that the bomb was underneath a bridge along the railway tracks. Service on the railway has now resumed. Over 1,000 passengers stranded […]
Updated with more letters & articles! TRANSIT took note of this article announcing the launching of women-only taxi cab services at KLCC recently. Women-only taxi-cab services join the women-only train coaches and women-only bus services offered by KTM Komuter and RapidKL respectively. Unfortunately, the general climate of fear that exists in Malaysia, as well as […]
TRANSIT took note of this interesting article in which KTMB has announced plans to improve the facilities at KTM Komuter stations, to help commuters deal with the unacceptable wait times that are plaguing the system. Now, this is something that TRANSIT had been talking about for some time – and ironically, it took a few […]
Updates #100 NOTE: Because of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri & Balik Kampung, this update will cover 2 weeks of public transport news.
TRANSIT took note of this article detailing concerns about a pedestrian flyover near the Hang Tuah LRT & Monorail interchange. Apparently the flyover has been occupied by vagrants and is unlit at night – discouraging people from using the flyover and instead, risking their safety crossing the street below. TRANSIT is saddened and disappointed but […]
At our occasional meetings, TRANSIT members do take time to chat. One of the topics is physical fitness, discomfort etc (sometimes related to standing in the trains and buses, sometimes not). Some members have talked about magnetic bracelets as a way to introduce magnetic therapy into the body. But over in Indonesia, it seems that […]
TRANSIT took note of this article indicating that there may be a plan to expand RapidKL’s women-only bus services next year. Women-only buses cheer: Additional coaches and routes being reviewed for launch next year (Malay Mail) Shahrim Tamrin Friday, June 10th, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR: THE number of RapidKL women-only buses and routes covered in the […]
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.
TRANSIT took note of this interesting article on one of the “other” issues that affects the quality of LRT & Komuter service – namely metal theft. Yesterday, police arrested more than 2 dozen metal thieves trying to steal rail track from the abandoned Subang Airport spur line. The Malay Mail wrote the article below, with […]