Ringkasan Projek Landasan Kereta Api Pantai Timur

Projek Landasan Kereta Api Pantai Timur / East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) adalah projek yang masih dalam perancangan awal di bawah Rancangan Malaysia ke-11. Projek ini merupakan antara komponen utama di dalam Wilayah Ekonomi Pantai Timur / East Coast Economic Region (ECER) yang melibatkan negeri Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang dan daerah Mersing, Johor.

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Wilayah Ekonomi Pantai Timur / East Coast Economic Region (ECER) melibatkan negeri Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang dan daerah Mersing, Johor

Projek landasan kereta api ini akan menghubungkan Kuala Lumpur dan Lembah Klang dengan Kuantan, Pahang hingga ke Tumpat. Kelantan. Projek ini dibahagikan kepada segmen/fasa seperti berikut:

  • Naik taraf landasan Kerteh-Kemaman-Kuantan
  • Kuala Lumpur-Mentakab-Kuantan
  • Kerteh-Kuala Terengganu
  • Kuala Terengganu-Kota Bharu-Tumpat
ECRR project
Laluan di bawah perancangan awal projek ECRL.

Apabila siap kelak, projek ini dijangka akan menjadi pemangkin ekonomi untuk kawasan yang terlibat terutamanya kawasan industri seperti Gebeng, Pelabuhan Kuantan dan juga industri petroleum di Terengganu. Ia juga akan menjadi alternatif kepada sistem pengangkutan awam ke Pantai Timur. Manakala, masa perjalanan dari KL ke Kuantan juga dapat dipendekkan. Perjalanan menggunakan kereta dari KL ke Kuantan menggunakan kereta atau bas melalui Lebuhraya Pantai Timur buat masa ini adalah 4 jam.

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Parliament: KTMB Looking Into KL-Kuantan Rail Link

Landasan keretapi Kerteh - Kuantan yang telah tidak digunakan lagi by ezneihan, on Flickr
Landasan keretapi Kerteh – Kuantan yang telah tidak digunakan lagi oleh ezneihan, di Flickr

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 (Bernama) — Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad is conducting a feasibility study on having a railway line directly linking Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan, the Dewan Rakyat was told Tuesday.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said the line would shorten travel distance from the federal capital to places in the east coast.

He was replying to a question from Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar (PKR-Tumpat) on the government’s long-term plan to upgrade train services in the east coast.

Abdul Aziz also gave a government assurance that the east coast rail services disrupted by floods in December last year would be fully restored by the middle of next year.

He said this would be so after the railway bridge at Kemubu in Kelantan had been repaired.

“Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad has resumed inter-city train services on the east coast line in phases, beginning with the Kemubu-Krai-Kemubu and JB Sentral-Gua Musang-JB Sentral sectors on July 12 and 13, respectively, after temporary repairs were carried out in stages from May,” he said.

Replying to another question from Kamarudin, he said the government was not going to privatise the Kuala Lumpur-Tumpat train service, and added that the priority was to upgrade and repair the Gemas-Tumpat alignment.

He also said that the second phase of restoration involved the Tumpat-Krai-Tumpat shuttle train service which resumed operation on Aug 31.

Abdul Aziz said the government had allocated RM785.6 million to repair the east coast railway infrastructure, which involved RM419.5 million for the Gemas-Tumpat sector and RM366.1 million for the restoration of stations and repair of flood-damaged infrastructure.

In reply to a question from Datuk Noraini Ahmad (BN-Parit Sulong), he said KTMB was prepared to face any eventuality arising from the floods expected this year.

“So far, thank God, KTMB has proven that each time after a flood occurs on the east coast, train services are restored within a short time,” he said.

BERNAMA – 1 December 2015

2012 National Land Public Transport Master Plan Final Draft

EAST COAST RAIL ROUTE (ECRR)

ECRR project
The proposed alignment of east coast rail route (ECRR) from KL to Tumpat.

For long distances and large quantities of goods, rail is typically a more efficient and environmentally friendly means of transport than goods vehicles. As such, it is important to ensure that adequate rail infrastructure is available along the main corridors of freight transport, including spur lines to support major industrial users (e.g. raw material industries, power plans). This is one of the primary considerations for the East Coast Rail Route (ECRR). The total proposed length of the ECRR is about 620 kilometres and would serve a population of 3.3 million people in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Selangor. The enhanced transport efficiency enabled by this rail project is expected to improve the East Coast Economic Region’s (ECER) connectivity with the West Coast, thereby boosting investment and economic growth. By 2024, it is expected to carry some 37 million tonnes of freight annually.

2012 National Land Public Transport Master Plan Final Draft

Network of inter-regional links.
Network of inter-regional links.

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The Kertih-Kemaman-Kuantan Railroad

Kertih-Kemaman-Kuantan rail route.
Kertih-Kemaman-Kuantan rail route.

The Kertih-Kemaman-Kuantan railroad is a 77-kilometre long route which connects the integrated petrochemical complex in Kerteh, Terengganu to Gebeng, Pahang and the Kuantan Port. The railway line is capable of hauling cargo in large volumes and in bulks, thus making it a highly economical, safe, reliable and consistent mode of transportation for the movement of raw materials and finished products of petrochemical materials.

This route reflects the commitment of both State Governments (Terengganu and Pahang) to provide a safe and reliable mode of transportation which further boosts the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia to become Asia-Pacific’s leading petrochemical hub.

Currently, there are two return services operating daily and the rail service can transfer up to 80 containers at one time. Apart from transporting petrochemical products, the railway link is also opened for general freight transport operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), the main rail operator of Peninsular Malaysia. The rail link crosses five districts in Kemaman (Kerteh, Kemasik, Ulu Chukai, Binjai and Banggul) in Terengganu and Sungai Karang in Pahang.

Features of Kuantan-Kerteh railway:
A single line track which links the Petronas oil refinery complex and the nearby town of Kerteh, Terengganu, with the petrochemical complex in Gebeng, Kuantan and Kuantan Port near Kuantan, Pahang
3 railway yards at Kerteh, Gebeng and Kuantan
2 locomotives
50 wagons (BCFs) with 60 metric tonnes (2 teus) capacity for each
2 units of guard vans (BGVs)

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Public transport upgrade

BENTONG: A national transportation blueprint will be drafted to strengthen the system.

Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said they would look into ways to integrate the ports, trains, roads and also the proposed KL-Kuantan High Speed Rail link.

“This is a far-sighted blueprint to transform the transport system as we move towards becoming a developed nation,” he said, adding that the blueprint could be completed within a year.

Liow said efforts had been made to encourage more people to use public transport in Kuala Lumpur to ease traffic congestion.

Some 470,000 people travel on buses, commuter trains and light rail transit (LRT) trains during peak hours now.

“We hope to increase this to 550,000 this year,” he added.

Among the measures is to have more parking lots at LRT stations, besides upgrading the service of feeder buses.

“We are also working closely with companies such as bus and taxi firms to make it convenient for people to go to their destinations from the train stations,” he said.

Liow also said the railway system was being reviewed and upgraded to encourage greater use to overcome traffic snarls.

“Train travel is more economical and we hope to make it a major public transport mode to replace land and air travel,” he added.

Earlier, Liow attended several gatherings to celebrate Chinese New Year with his Bentong constituents.

He told them that he had asked the local council and other authorities to come up with plans to deal with the traffic jam, especially during holidays and weekends.

Liow said the main road and the alternative roads to Raub and Gua Musang in Kelantan would be upgraded.

The Star – 8 March 2015