Saturday, December 10, 2011

KTM Komuter - Wherefore Art Thou Coaches Part 2

This is going to be a short post but to the point.

Prominent blogger Another Brick in the Wall travails the Mas/Asia saga and this post is relevant to mine.
"BN can kiss any chances of taking over Selangor goodbye."
KTM had a ridership of 38.75 million in 2008 that's a staggering average of 106,164 per day.

I admit that things have somewhat improved but where, although only one, is the coach?
This train is the first of 6 trains which will arrive over the remainder of this year, and will likely be put into service in late December 2011."
I heard that there are problems in commissioning

Continued

As said I will keep it short. These links here, here and here, are complaints.

Point is when you factor in more than 100,000 thousand disgruntled commuters multplied by the household, students and working rakyat, you get a humongous figure of lost votes. Trust me, I had that eerie feeling on the eve of GE 2008 on a sardine packed Komuter train.

Mind you, the routes extend from Kuala Kubu Bharu in Selangor to Seremban in Negri Sembilan and Batu Caves to Pelabuhan Kelang.

How did the opposition fare in Negri Sembilan in GE 12?

I will for the moment provide the following,
"CSR Zhu zhou delivered the first of 38 six-car electric multiple-units to KTMB in September, having rolled it out just a year after the 4bn yuan order was signed in July 2010.

Six are scheduled to arrive this year, entering traffic from January on KTM Komuter services in the Klang Valley around Kuala Lumpur."
By the way in my other KTM post, I mentioned this "Is this a prelude of it happening?

That "prelude" link is reproduced here.
"KTMB president Dr Aminuddin Adnan said the RM1 billion target is achievable. He is attributing growth to the new six-car Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains and strategic alliances that KTMB is forming with other train operators."

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