Ipoh – Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project (EDTP)

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Ipoh – Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project (EDTP) is one of the nation’s mega project. It consists of several scope of work, among them are The idea of Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP is revived back by the government in 2006 after it was shelved a few years ago to reduce Malaysia’s national budget deficit. As of now, the project is said to be going on track and will be completed somewhere in 2012.

Comments from LANDASAN: We are glad that he also realizes the importance of having double-tracking project. It is our ambition to become part of KTMB as we want to contribute my bit towards Malaysia’s ‘Tunggak Pengangkutan Rakyat’. This project has been delayed for several years already. Now, we can see that it is being carried out slowly by the contractors. We wonder how much time they will take to finish this project. Lets see the developments so far:

 

Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP by states



 

Scope of Work

Route: Overall Length – 329 Km
Sector 1: Kedah Line
158 Km Bukit Mertajam – Padang Besar
Sector 2: Mainline
171 Km (Butterworth – Ipoh)

Total Station Buildings

  • Major – 7
  • Minor – 14
  • Halt – 10
  • Depot – 3

Perlis

  • Major Station – 2
  • Minor -1

Kedah

  • Major Station – 1
  • Minor – 4
  • Halt – 3

Pulau Pinang

  • Major Station – 2
  • Minor – 3
  • Halt – 3

Perak

  • Major Station – 2
  • Minor – 6
  • Halt- 4

Tunnel

  • Bukit Berapit – 3.3km (Perak)
  • Larut – 0.33km (Perak)

Depot

  • Padang Besar (Perlis)
  • Prai (P.Pinang)
  • Bukit Mertajam (P.Pinang)

Bridges

  • Road Over Bridge (ROB) – 66
  • Road Under Bridge (RUB) – 8
  • River Bridge (RB) – 75
  • Motorcycle/ Pedestrian Bridge – 45

Special Structure

  • Prai Swing Bridge – 282 m
  • Marine Viaduct (Bukit Merah) – 3.5km

KTMB Quarters

  • 220 Units

Systems

  • Electrification
  • Signaling & Control
  • Communication

 

Source

Additional links

  • www.2t.com.my official website for Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP. It contains almost everything that you want to know about Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP. The news related to Ipoh – Padang Besar EDTP also can be found there.

KTMB news update: KTM Berhad Offers Special Monthly Pass For Tanjung Malim – Kuala Lumpur

 

Commencing August 01, 2009, KTM Komuter passengers from Tanjung Malim, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Rasa, Batang Kali and Serendah can enjoy train rides with great discounts using ‘Special Monthly Pass’ for journeys to Kuala Lumpur. This offer is intended to introduce KTM Komuter Service as the main mode of transportation for the public to commute to and from Kuala Lumpur. The monthly pass offers a reduced fare rate and will be available for sale for the period of five months starting August to December 2009.

The Special Monthly Pass will be sold starting from July 27, 2009 everyday at these stations:

  • Tanjung Malim;
  • Kuala Kubu Bharu;
  • Rasa;
  • Batang Kali;
  • Serendah; and
  • Sentral KL.

The monthly pass is offered at the same price for all five stations stated above. The offered price is as follows:

  • RM170.00 a month for the period of August to October 2009 and
  • RM200.00 a month for the period of November to December 2009.

For more information, please contact KTMB Call Centre at 03-22671200 or inquire at any KTM Komuter stations near you.

Issued by   Corporate Communications Unit,

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad

Date: 27 July 2009

Source: www.ktmb.com.my