KUALA LUMPUR – 27 AUGUST 2016:Malaysia has seen positive growth in rail industry for the past few decades and the trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future.
More than RM 30 billion has been spent on rail infrastructure development for the past few years. Among the companies that have benefited from this rapid growth of rail industry including but not limited to:
MMC Corp Bhd
Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB)
Gadang Holdings Bhd
Mudajaya Corp Bhd
Ahmad Zaki Resources Bhd
Naim Engineering Sdn Bhd
UEM Construction Sdn Bhd
Apex Communication Sdn Bhd
Past projects include LRT line extension for both Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang Line, as well as introduction of KTM Komuter service in additional stations as far as Tampin in the south to Padang Besar in northern Peninsular Malaysia.
Current and future development include LRT 3 line, MRT and also High-Speed Rail linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
So I missed my Skybus shuttle bus to KLIA2. The next bus departs at 3 AM and I am now stranded in KL Sentral for almost three hours.
KL Sentral used to be more interesting than before. Now, there is nothing much to do during midnight. 7-Eleven is the only convenience store that is opened.
#FAIL No. 1: Cheque Deposit Down for temporary? For temporary? For temporary?
Seriously CIMB, who did you hire to be your clerk? I hope they are not your banker.
Apparently, McD is also closed from 12 midnight to 6 AM for “maintenance” purposes. I doubt that. There’s nothing going on in the restaurant (apparently), only loud music can be heard.
#FAIL No. 2: It will be closed until 14 MARCH 2014. Hmmm, are we watching Back to the Future?
#FAIL No. 3: CANNOT BE ACEPTED. Acepted. Acepted. What is acepted? It sounds like “Inception” for me.
#WIN: I have finally found a good place to sit and a table to do my reading and writing. #WIN #WIN #WIN.
Meals Station is a kopitiam-style restaurant in KL Sentral. There is no operating hours stated directly at the outlet. However, it looks like it opens for 24 hours. Cheap drinks mostly start at RM 3.50 so be prepared to pay extra.
Power outlets are also available for those who are seeking to charge their electronic gadgets.
A KTM Komuter train was derailed at Kilometer 354.88 new Rawang Station on November 1st, according to a BERNAMA news source.
Since KTM services share the same trackage, other services such as KTM Intercity and ETS are also affected. However, like previous incidents, KTM Berhad was quick in terms of response time. Passengers were then transported using shuttle buses, continuing their journey to their respective destinations.
KL Sentral was developed to be the iconic intermodal transportation hub for Kuala Lumpur. The early phase of its mega-scale development stage is the KL Sentral station itself. The 700 ft x 515 ft station that opens in 2001 is now facing some of the problems that become a nuisance for commuters and tourists.
One of the problems highlighted is the abundance of stalls selling small items such as souvenirs and headscarves. As long as the stalls are carefully placed around the station that should not be a huge problem. Small stalls can also be seen around other transport hubs such as Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Station, both located in Manhattan, New York City, United States.
Another problem highlighted is the poor integration of bus system with the station, resulting in inefficient usage and confusion among travelers. As said in my previous article, in order to build a transport hub, we need to have a robust plan, make it future proof and have excellent integration across services.
In general, KL Sentral has already been doing its job greatly as rail transport hub. However, it needs to improve on its way of handing bus and taxi service.
Read more here:
[The Star] – Traffic consultants highlight KL Sentral’s failure as the bus hub for Klang Valley
What happened: Service delay between KTM Komuter Putra and Kuala Lumpur station.
Why: Track maintenance work between KTM Komuter Putra and Kuala Lumpur station.
When: Refer train schedule below.
To accommodate the service interruption for this sector, a shuttle bus service plying Sentul – Kuala Lumpur – Sentul is available for KTM Komuter passengers. Shuttle buses will pick up and drop off the passenger at the entrance of the stations involved.
Note: KTM Komuter services for Rawang – Sungai Gadut will be operating as usual.
For further information, kindly contact KTM Berhad Call Centre at 1-300-8-5862.