2016年12月1日星期四

6日升级售票系统.KTM ETS线上交易暂停

6日升级售票系统.KTM ETS线上交易暂停

KTM城际列车(KTM Intercity)及电动火车(ETS)的售票系统将会在12月6日(星期二)进行升级;在此期间,乘客只能在柜台购票及无法使用线上交易。

马来亚铁道公司(KTM Berhad)今日发出文告说,他们将会在12月6日(星期二)凌晨12时05分至午夜12时的24小时内,替售票系统进行升级。

该公司强调,在升级工作进行当天24小时内,乘客们只能在柜台购票,所有线上交易将会关闭;所有线上修改、取消或改期的网上服务也不能使用。

“已经在线上预订车票的乘客,最迟在12月5日(星期一)打印车票,以确保上车前拥有有效车票。”

该公司也透露,这次售票系统的升级,主要提高系统的容量及功能;欲知更多详情的公众,可拨打03-22671200或浏览官网http://www.ktmb.com.my.。

文章来源:
星洲日報‧2016.12.02

2016年11月29日星期二

S'pore, M'sia made very good progress on high-speed rail agreement

Singapore, Malaysia have made very good progress on high-speed rail agreement: PM Lee



PM Lee in an interview with the chairman of Malaysian state news agency Bernama Azman Ujang on Monday (Nov 28).

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says Singapore and Malaysia have made very good progress on a bilateral agreement on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail (HSR), and hopes both sides can sign the agreement when he and Prime Minister Najib Razak meet at the Leaders' Retreat. 

"It is a very ambitious, very complicated and a very expansive project, in terms of scale. We have to try our best to anticipate what the likely issues are, when we build it, when we operate it, and have a clear understanding on how we will deal with it if a situation arises," Mr Lee said in an interview with the chairman of Malaysian state news agency Bernama Azman Ujang on Monday(Nov 28).

"The first thing is to have a sound agreement between the two countries on the basis of how the project is structured, how it is going to be executed, and how it is backed by the two governments," said Mr Lee in the interview, the transcript of which was released by the Prime Minister's Office today (Nov 30).

"That is the first requirement, that we have a very good agreement which sets out clearly a sound basis to build and operate the system."

Singapore, KL 'working towards' inking High Speed Rail pact on Dec 5

Both countries have been discussing the agreement for more than a year, Mr Lee noted.

"We are almost there, and I hope that when I meet Prime Minister Najib at the next retreat, we will be able to sign the agreement," he said.

On Tuesday (Nov 29), Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan met Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, and Mr Abdul Rahman said on Instagram they met "to harmonise last minute details of the Bilateral Agreement on Malaysia-Singapore High Speed Rail project before signing ceremony in December".

A memorandum of understanding for the HSR project was signed in July this year by Mr Khaw and Mr Abdul Rahman, and it was witnessed by the two prime ministers.

Construction for the project is expected to begin in 2018, with trains running in 2026.

Secondly, Mr Lee noted that the project's execution will be very important - designing it, calling for tenders, evaluating the proposals.

"Several high-speed rail systems in the world have been lobbying very hard to get this contract - the Japanese, the Koreans, the Chinese high-speed rail," he noted.

"Each has its strengths, and we will have a very difficult decision evaluating the bidders who come along and deciding which one is the best overall."

Asked about the cost-sharing of construction, PM Lee said things like that had to be clearly specified, and it was one of the items that made the project complicated.

"When you have two authorities involved, you have to decide how to partition, where the line is drawn. I build my part, you build your part, and we have to meet at the same point," he said. "If it does not meet then we have a big problem."

PM Lee added: "It is complicated but there is a will. And there is a good will, and we would like to make it succeed."

He was also asked if a third bridge between Singapore and Malaysia - which some in Malaysia had suggested recently - is necessary with the HSR project.

Mr Lee said there are currently no plans for it.

"We are not currently planning for a third bridge," he said. "I have seen some statements in Malaysia suggesting one, but the high-speed rail is a very ambitious project. I would focus all my energies doing that one before we launch a new big project."

~News courtesy of Straits Times~

2016年11月14日星期一

新马料下月签署新隆高铁双边协议

新马料下月签署新隆高铁双边协议



2016年7月19日,李显龙总理(左二)到马来西亚行政首都布城进行访问,与马国首相纳吉(右二)一同在其官邸见证两国代表签署新隆高铁谅解备忘录。左一为新加坡代表、基础建设统筹部长兼交通部长许文远。(档案照)

李显龙总理下月5日将同马来西亚首相纳吉举行非正式峰会,两国届时料将签署新隆高速铁路双边协议。

马来西亚媒体今天报道两国将签署新隆高铁双边协议的消息,我国交通部发言人接受《联合早报》询问时证实:“新加坡和马来西亚正努力朝在12月5日举行的领导人非正式峰会上,签署新隆高铁双边协议。”

交通部没有进一步提供详情。不过马来西亚英文报章《新海峡时报》引述知情人士报道,此次非正式峰会将在柔佛举行,李总理和纳吉将见证两国官员签署新隆高铁双边协议;协议目前尚在草拟阶段,但内容料涵盖详细的成本与收益分配。

两国官员今年七月在李总理访问马来西亚之际,签署新隆高铁谅解备忘录,就高铁项目的技术、融资、运作和监管框架等细节达成共识。下月若达成具法律约束力的双边协议,这将意味着两国可进一步详细规划落实这个衔接新加坡和吉隆坡的大型高铁工程。

全长约350公里的新隆高铁共设八个站,两端终站分别设在新加坡的裕廊东,以及距离吉隆坡市中心约四公里的大马城(Bandar Malaysia)。

高铁建造工程预计两年后启动,最快在2026年通车。到时,国人从新加坡直达吉隆坡只需90分钟。

~联合早报网~

2016年10月18日星期二

乘车落实综合付费系统 省时方便乘客纷赞

乘车落实综合付费系统 省时方便乘客纷赞



市面上的公共交通付费系统五花八门,不同付费方式可享不同等的折扣,民众纷纷为之混淆。

民众一致赞同落实综合付费系统,以拥有更便捷的乘车服务。


陆路公共交通委员会(SPAD)宣布,该会正研究一个公共交通付费系统(ICPS),并将和“一触即通卡”(Touch’n Go)合作,推出公共交通付费卡。


预计2018年落实的综合付费系统,陆路公共交通委员会将统一不同的公共交通收费系统,包括RapidKL收费,乘客也可使用新的提款卡或扣账卡在各个公共交通入口处付费,包括泊车转搭站。


《中国报》

2016年10月17日星期一

One card for all public transport

One card for all public transport

A single card will be all you need – and you can ride all rail and bus services in the Klang Valley and park at nearly 4,000 spots at transit stations. Two new integrated transport terminals will also mean ease of travel without having to deal with traffic jams.

These are among the things commuters can look forward to in the next few years.

Other than the ongoing light rail transit (LRT) and mass rapid transit (MRT) projects currently under construction, a slew of other initiatives will be rolled out from next year to 2020 under the Government’s plans to boost public transport use in Greater Kuala Lumpur from 20% last year to 30% by the end of 2020.

According to the “Land Public Transport Transformation Journey 2010-2015” report which was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday, an Integrated Common Payment System (ICPS) is targeted for introduction in 2018.

The ICPS is a unified ticketing system managed by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) which aims to allow travel on all bus, rail, metro and monorail networks using a single smartcard.

Additional information on SPAD’s website said commuters using the ICPS could save money as special discounts will be given for customised products, suited to each group of commuters.

The commission expects an estimated one million passengers to use the ICPS daily in its first year of operation.

To make it easier for commuters to access rail services, the report said that 3,955 new parking spots will be prepared by 2019 to complement all the rail lines operating by then.

“Also by 2019, there will be some 30 Park-n-Ride stations across the city at high concentration areas,” the report said.

To further boost transport services, two new integrated terminals, namely the Terminal Bersepadu Gombak (TBG) and Terminal Berse­padu Sungai Buloh (TBSB) will be operational by 2020. These terminals will integrate bus and rail links.

Unlike the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Bandar Tasik Selatan, which was fully funded by the Government, both TBG and TBSB will be developed and operated via concessions and private funding, respectively.

The report said SPAD would also issue a request for proposal by early next year to build the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the Federal Highway for the Klang-KL line.

Under the BRT service, buses will travel on an exclusive lane separate from normal traffic.

In addition to the KL-Klang line, 10 other BRT lines have been identified. They are KL-Ampang, KL-Taman Melawati, KL-Puchong, Ampang-Kepong, Alam Damai-Kerinchi, Kinrara-Damansara, Putrajaya-Kajang, Putrajaya-Putra Heights, Shah-Alam-Putra Heights and Kota Damansara-Shah Alam.

To make it easier for commuters to know bus routes, 3,500 additional Bus Stop Info Panels will be installed at selected bus stops and key hubs in Greater Kuala Lumpur next year. This year will see a total of 3,000 such panels being set up.

To further expand feeder bus services, 22 new routes will be introduced when all 31 MRT stations start operations in June 2017.

Najib launched the report after opening a symposium on “Public Transport: Transforming the Nation” here organised by SPAD.

~News courtesy of The Star~