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.

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


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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Firms eye RM30b East Coast rail project

Kertih-Kemaman-Kuantan rail route.
The proposed rail route.

KUALA LUMPUR: Several companies have expressed interest in the proposed RM30 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project that will be built under the 11th Malaysia Plan. East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) CEO Jebasingam Issac John said even though the project is still under proposal, it has generated interest from Malaysian players.

“The project is still being planned. It is currently at a feasibility study stage which will take another six months to be completed. After six months the project will be up for negotiations. A number of local companies have already shown their interest in the project,” he told The Malaysian Reserve.

Jebasingam did not reveal the companies that had expressed their interest for the project. It had been previously reported that ECERDC was aiming to complete the feasibility study on ECRL at least by early 2014. ECRL is part of the infrastructure development plan for ECER which involves a 620km rail track from Tumpat in Kelantan to Kuantan Port in Pahang and connecting to Kuala Lumpur. Companies that may take part are YTL Corp Bhd, MMC Corp Bhd, Gamuda Bhd, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd, UEM Group Bhd and WCT Holdings Bhd. These companies had also shown interest to bid for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project which is expected to kick off in 2016.

Last week, YTL Corp’s majority- owned ExpressRail Link Sdn Bhd, who is the operator of KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit train services, expressed interest in the HSR project saying that it has the capabilities and technical know-how. MMC Corp and Gamuda Bhd also have a good track record in rail industry as both companies are jointly developing the electrified double-tracking railway project that integrates Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd’s main line from Ipoh, Perak, to Johor Baru, Johor. The project is scheduled to be completed this year. The ECRL project is expected to create more jobs through development of projects, such as the Kuantan Port City project, Palm Oil Industrial Cluster, Wood Industrial Park in Temerloh, Pahang Technology Park and the Bentong Mixed Industrial Park, along the route.

The Malaysian Reserve – R Kamalavicini | 29 April 2014

East coast rail line may cost RM60b

The 620km East Coast Rail Route (ECRR) linking Greater Kuala Lumpur and three east coast states in Peninsular Malaysia is expected to cost around RM60 billion, sources say.

Most of the potential line’s required investment will be sourced from the private sector, they added.

The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) has proposed the ECRR to the federal government and its viability is being studied by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

SPAD plays a central role in improving road and rail-based public and freight transport in the country.

Its chief development officer Azmi Abdul Aziz Gamu said the ECRR aims to create rail connectivity to the east coast and provide economic spillover from Greater Kuala Lumpur.

“We are still studying the proposal (by ECERDC). We have not reached any conclusion.

“A new railway scheme will be formed as it will involve cutting across the Main Range (Banjaran Titiwangsa),” Azmi told a popular English daily on the sidelines of the Rail Solutions Asia conference here on 17 April.

He added that the project, if viable, will be implemented in four phases. He, however, declined to reveal the cost.

“We have mapped out plans to develop railway infrastructure in Malaysia up to 2030. We are now working on plans beyond 2030.

This project (ECRR) may be implemented before or after 2030,” Azmi said.

According to sources, ECRR will take about 15 years to develop as it will involve a lot of underground work and building tunnels across Banjaran Titiwangsa.

ECERDC has established that a rail route connecting all the major ports, business centres and towns in Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan is vital to achieve growth in the east coast.

Based on the National Public Transport Masterplan available on SPAD’s website, the ECRR line may start either from the integrated transport terminal in Gombak, Batu Caves or Serendah, all in Selangor.

It will enter Pahang, stopping at Bentong, Mentakab or Temerloh, Maran and Gambang before heading on to the Kuantan Sentral station and then onwards to Kuantan Port City.

From there it will go into Terengganu, stopping at Kemaman, Kertih, Paka, Dungun, Ajil, Kuala Terengganu, Penarik and Kampung Raja.

It will then move into Kelantan, passing Tok Bali, Jelawat and Kota Baru, before reaching its final stop in Tumpat, about 9km from the Thailand-Malaysia border.

A popular Engglish daily reported recently that the railway track between Kerteh and Kuantan, owned by Petroleum Nasional Bhd (Petronas), will be redeveloped for about RM2 billion.

The line, which ceased operations more than a year ago, will form part of the ECRR project, a source said.

Business Times – 18 April 2013