Malaysia's Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) is overseeing an array of rail projects that promise to alter the transport landscape across the country in the next 15 years. CEO Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah met with Kevin Smith in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the goals of its current development programme.
MALAYAN Railway (KTMB) has expanded its electric long-distance passenger services and cut journey times following the extension of 25kV ac electrification north from Ipoh to Butterworth and Padang Besar and south from Kuala Lumpur to Gemas.
CRRC Corporation began production at its first rolling stock plant outside China on July 9, when Malaysia's transport minister Mr Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai officially opened Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive's new facility at Batu Gajah in the state of Perak.
MALAYAN Railway Corporation (KTMB) is considering measures to reduce its mounting losses and reliance on government subsidies, which could include discontinuing services on unprofitable routes, introducing higher tariffs for railfreight services and increasing passenger ticket prices.
THE prime minister of Singapore Mr Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Mr Najib Tun Razak have agreed to build a high-speed line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur by 2020, which will reduce the journey time between the two cities from 6h 11min to around 90 minutes.