Monday, November 15, 2010

Malayan Railway ... KTMB

Just came back from Penang, well actually Seberang Prai by rail. Sinaran Mutiara 11pm (delayed to 12 midnight) due to late arrival of the train from Singapore. Just imagine if the double track is ready, this might not be an issue.

But ...

there is a stop order by CM Lim Guan Eng because the work on the double track could be the cause of the flood in Kedah, and he is worried that this could happen to Penang (Seberang Prai). He needs guarantees by the contractor's (MMC-Gamuda). Hopefully it will be for the benefit of the people and not unnecessarily politicize.

Its been a long time since I last took the train, but surprisingly, nothing has change, except the ticketing. This made me think, if the money spend on the double track gonna be worthwhile, when basic requirement for passenger on the train 1st class (RM67.00), Economy (RM34.00), or at station and Terminal are so out of date and very minimal.

All over the world, rail transport plays a major role in land transportation, and I do hope we will be able to this a reality, but really ... not sure with what I experience last night.

Next ... took the KTM Kommuter to Shah Alam, jam packed (which means there are demand), but the train condition and its frequency should be enhanced. KTM should also take advantage of all its stop, station and create a viable commercial centre.

Soon ... KTM South bound will stop no longer in Tanjung Pagar ... now this is what PM Najib wants, but I do not agree, and I think that most Malaysian do not think so either.

Actually ... is it reversible ???


BaitiBadarudin said...

went on the express train to ipoh after raya - that was a great experience but there must be at least a hindu temple at every stop!

Lia said...

how was the ride? is it worth trying?