Malaysia railway news

News about railway and urban rail infrastructure, operations, policy and the supply industry in Malaysia.

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    Malaysian veterans offered rail training opportunities


    MALAYSIA: National defence academy Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia is to offer rail-specific training and careers to military leavers and veterans in collaboration with Kuala Lumpur-based Asian Academy. UPNM’s Vice-Chancellor Lt Gen Datuk Mardzuki Muhammad said those who have left the services would be recruited first, before ...

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    Klang Valley signalling contract awarded


    MALAYSIA: Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply signalling for the Klang Valley Double Track Phase 2 project. The resignalling covers the commuter route launched 25 years ago which serves 29 stations between Salak Selatan and Seremban and between Abdullah Hukum ...

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    Malaysian government takes over Penang light rail project


    MALAYSIA: Responsibility for the Mutiara Light Rail Transit project has been transferred from the state of Penang to the federal government, Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke has announced. The project is to be developed and managed by government-owned MRT Corp. It is to be implemented through ...

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    Seven consortia submit Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail proposals


    MALAYSIA: Seven consortia comprising 31 companies submitted concept proposals for the revived Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project by the January 15 deadline. The request for information issued by the Ministry of Finance-owned project promoter MyHSR Corp in July 2023 invited local and international ...

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    Cross-straits metro viaduct span links Singapore and Malaysia


    ASIA: Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong met his Malaysian counterpart Anwar Ibrahim in the middle of the Straits of Johor on January 11 to mark symbolically the completion of the international span for the marine viaduct which will carry the RTS Link metro line ...

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    Metro Report International

    Three-line LRT network proposed in Johor Bahru


    MALAYSIA: Preliminary studies for the development of a 30 km three-line mass transit network in Johor Bahru have been submitted to the Johor state government by Iskandar Regional Development Authority and Johor Public Transport Corp.

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    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail proposal deadline extended


    ASIA: The deadline for potential bidders to submit proposals for undertaking the revived Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project has been extended to January 15 2024. On November 7 Malaysian project promoter MyHSR Corp said more than 60% of the companies which had indicated their intention ...

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    ‘Overwhelming response’ to Malaysian high speed rail project


    MALAYSIA: Project promoter MyHSR Corp reports an ‘overwhelming’ industry response to its request for information briefing for the revived Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project. The event held at the Ministry of Finance in Putrajaya on July 27 attracted more than 700 representatives of ...

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    Transit-oriented development to support Malaysia – Singapore metro


    MALAYSIA: Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding to support the planning of transit-oriented development at Bukit Chagar station on the future cross-border metro linking Johor Bahru and Singapore. Malaysian project promoter MRT Corp is looking to generate a sustainable source of income ...

  • Proposals have been invited for reviving the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project using a public-private partnership model

    Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail proposal revived


    MALAYSIA: Industry proposals for reviving the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail project using a public-private partnership model have been invited by the Ministry of Finance’s project promoter MyHSR Corp. The ‘fully fledged’ request for information opened to domestic and international firms on July 12. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bank backs Malaysian metro contractors and entrepreneurs


    MALAYSIA: MBSB Bank is to offer a specially-designed financing programme to support contractors and suppliers involved in projects for Mass Rapid Transit Corp, including construction of the Rapid Transit System Link between Johor Bahru and Singapore. The financing programme is intended to increase the competitiveness of ...

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    Putrajaya Line second phase opens in Kuala Lumpur


    MALAYSIA: Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim opened the second phase of Kuala Lumpur’s Putrajaya Line with a ceremony at the Serdang depot on March 16. Public services began at 15.00, with free travel until March 31. The automated metro line is expected to have an initial ridership ...

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    Southeast Asia: Rising costs force ASEAN nations to redefine Belt & Road projects


    Ballooning costs and imprecise contract terms have led to significant changes to major projects and in some cases to renegotiation of terms. Toma Bačić  investigates schemes in three ASEAN countries.

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    Kuching Automated Rapid Transit contract awarded


    MALAYSIA: Sarawak Economic Development Corp subsidiary Sarawak Metro has selected a joint venture of EPR (Kuching), Global Rail and Mobilus for the Kuching Urban Transportation System Package 1 contract, which covers the supply of rubber-tyred hydrogen-powered Autonomous Rapid Transit vehicles, depot equipment, maintenance vehicles, platform gates ...

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    Metro Report International

    Kuala Lumpur opens first phase of Putrajaya Line


    MALAYSIA: The first phase of Kuala Lumpur’s fully automated Putrajaya Line was opened on June 16, with revenue services starting at 15.00 following an inauguration ceremony at 10.00 attended by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

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    Kuala Lumpur orbital metro line project relaunched


    MALAYSIA: The government has approved resumption of the MRT3 project to develop an orbital metro line around Kuala Lumpur. The MRT3 or Circle Line was originally proposed in 2016, before being shelved by the previous administration in 2018. It would consist of a part elevated, part ...

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    Kuala Lumpur to build integrated control centre


    MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur urban rail operator Prasarana Malaysia Berhad has awarded Thales a contract to develop and equip an Integrated Control Centre to oversee operation of the city’s Kelana Jaya, Sri Petaling, Ampang and monorail lines. Due to be completed by April 2023, the control room ...

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    Southeast Asia: East-West landbridge takes shape


    Construction of Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link linking Port Klang in the west with Kota Bharu in the northeast is now underway, offering the prospect of a landbridge alternative to the congested shipping routes through the Straits of Malacca. Michael Mackey reports.

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    Malaysian-built locomotives ready for delivery to Tanzania


    TANZANIA: The first batch of H10 Series diesel locomotives developed by Malaysian company SMH Rail for the African freight market is now ready to be handed over to Tanzania Railways Corp, the company announced on November 1. ‘We are proud to handover the first batch of ...

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    Malaysian-built locomotive for the African freight market unveiled


    LOCOMOTIVE: Malaysian rolling stock manufacturing and maintenance company SMH Rail has rolled out its first H10 Series diesel-electric locomotive. It is designed for use by African freight operators, with Tanzania Railways Corp as the launch customer. Unveiling the first locomotive at a virtual ceremony on August ...