Four New LRT Stations Opening On Thursday

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March – Less than five months after opening of its four new stations, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad – the project owner of Klang Valley’s LRT Line Extension Project (LEP), is opening four more new stations this Thursday (March 31) within the high-density Puchong township.

With the opening of the new stations – IOI Puchong Jaya, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Taman Perindustrian Puchong and Bandar Puteri, Prasarana has successfully opened eight of the 11 stations under the Ampang LEP, which is constructed concurrently with the extension of the Kelana Jaya Line as part of the LRT Line Extension Project.

Now promoted as the Sri Petaling Line, which runs fully-elevated as an extension of the Ampang Line after branching out from Chan Sow Lin LRT Station, the remaining three stations – Puchong Perdana, Puchong Prima and the Putra Heights station, will be opened together with all 12 stations under the Kelana Jaya LEP in end of June.

The new and extended Kelana Jaya Line will run from the existing Kelana Jaya LRT Station, through Lembah Subang, Ara Damansara, Glenmarie, Subang Jaya, and USJ towards Putra Heights, which will be an integrated station connecting the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT Line extensions.

Like all the 12 new stations under the Kelana Jaya Line, the Puchong Perdana, Puchong Prima and Putra Heights stations are currently are in the final phase of construction and are undergoing the finishing touches.

Speaking at reporters after a media briefing at IOI Puchong Jaya here today, Prasarana’s President and Group CEO Dato’ Azmi Abdul Aziz said that contractors for the project are currently working on enhancement works involving certain areas at the three stations.

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Perkhidmatan baru tren shuttle Padang Besar – Hat Yai

KTM Intercity dan State Railway Thailand (SRT) memperkenalkan perkhidmatan baru tren shuttle di antar Padang Besar (malaysia) – Hat Yai (Thailand) pada 22 Disember yang lepas. Berikut merupakan maklumat ringkas mengenai perkhidmatan ini:

  • Merupakan perkhidmatan tren shuttle (kekerapan kurang seperti di laluan Seremban – Gemas)
  • 2 perjalanan dari Hat Yai dan 2 lagi dari Padang Besar sehari
  • Tarikh mula perkhidmatan: 22 Disember 2015
  • Set tren: Diesel Rail Car (DSC) 2 koc milik State Railway Thailand
  • Muatan: 168 orang satu perjalanan
  • Stesen perhentian: 4 (Padang Besar, Padang Besar (Imigresen Thailand), Khlong Ngae dan Hat Yai)
  • Masa perjalanan: 55 minit

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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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