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.

Artikel dan berita mengenai ECRL adalah seperti di bawah:

Untuk maklumat lanjut mengenai ECER, klik disini.

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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

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

RM2b redevelopment for Kerteh-Kuantan rail link

BETTER CONNECTIVITY: It will be upgraded to double tracking to serve passengers.

The railway track between Kerteh in Terengganu and Kuantan in Pahang, which is owned by Petroleum Nasional Bhd (Petronas), will be redeveloped under a private finance initiative for about RM2 billion, according to sources.

It is believed that companies like IJM Corp Bhd, Loh & Loh Construction Sdn Bhd, UEM Group Bhd and DRB-HICOM Bhd may express interest in the redevelopment job.

The 72km single-track railway line was built in the 1990s with funding from Petronas. The line, managed by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd, ceased operations more than a year ago.

“It stopped operating due to the sub-standard railway infrastructure and was also not safe,” said sources close to Petronas.

Under the East Coast Economic Region Master Development Plan, the Kuantan-Kerteh railway link has been identified for redevelopment to include passenger services.

“This will be a private finance initiative and there are several companies which have indicated their interest,” a source said.

The source said the existing single track will be upgraded to double tracking with modern railway electro-mechanical system, including electrification, to serve passengers.

It will be developed in two phases. Phase One will link the line with Kuantan Port and the Gebeng Industrial Estate, while Phase Two will link it with Kuala Lumpur via Mentakab across the Main Range (Banjaran Titiwangsa), the source said.

“This will eventually turn Kuantan Port into the eastern border gateway to the Pacific and China, thus easing the heavy traffic in the Straits of Malacca and also shortening the travel time for vessels,” he added.

The rail line links the Kerteh Petrochemical Complex and Kuantan Port, with a direct connection to the Gebeng Industrial Estate. It crosses five districts in Kemaman (Kerteh, Kemasik, Ulu Chukai, Binjai and Banggul) in Terengganu and Sungai Karang in Pahang.

The line was built to strengthen the transportation link between Gebeng and Kerteh, and to enhance the petrochemical linkages between Pahang and Terengganu.

Petronas is a major investor in several petrochemical ventures in both states. The rail line was built to handle cargo and traffic generated from petrochemical ventures.

At that time, around 2.8 million tonnes of cargo like ammonia, acetic acid, PVC, vinyl chloride monomer, paraxylene, benzene, ethylene and propylene were generated from the Kerteh Petrochemical complex.

The Kerteh-Kuantan railway line started with two diesel locomotives and 24 flat container wagons running twice a day. It handled about 35 to 40 twenty-foot equivalent units of cargo per day.

The railway track has sub-lines to Kemaman Port, which is 33km from the Kerteh Petrochemical Complex, and from the main track branching out 66km to the Gebeng Industrial Estate.

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