Modern Rakyat Transportation

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak officially launched the Mass Rapid Transport SBK route from Sungei Buloh to Kajang this afternoon, making a landmark of moving Malaysia forward and Lembah Klang a more liveable and productive urban area.

Astro Awang story:

MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang opens today, benefits 1.2 million people

MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang opens today, benefits 1.2 million people

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abd Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor during the launch of the MRT SBK line at the Tun Razak Exchange Station today. – Astro AWANI / SHAHIR OMAR

KUALA LUMPUR: The launching of the second phase of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line today might just change the lives of some 1.2 million people staying near the facility around Klang Valley.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said apart from saving time and cost, the world class infrastructure system also acts as a catalyst of change for the people.

He said around 400,000 commuters are expected to use the 51 km route every day.”A four-coached train will be able to give a comfortable ride to some 1,200 commuters. Imagine the space needed if each and every one of them continue to use their own vehicles to commute to work.

“If the commuters were to leave their cars at home and take the train, imagine the empty space that we could have on the roads, and vehicle owners could also save time and cost,” he said after launching the new route at the Tun Razak Exchange Station here today.

Apart from offering free rides along the MRT SBK line today, Najib also announced a 50 per cent discount on the fares for the MRT, LRT and Monorail services for all users from tomorrow to Aug 31 in conjunction with the independence anniversary of the country.

The SBK line has 19 stations and will start operations at 4pm today. It will also have seven transit stations to existing rail services.

This project also could have a positive effect on the environment because 160,000 vehicles in the Klang Valley were expected to be off the roads, thus reducing 752,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission annually.

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The 51 km line, which part completion from Sungei Buloh to Semantan was opened since 16 Dec 2016, is the answer to reduce 160,000 vehicles entering the Kuala Lumpur city limits.
There 19 stations along the SBK line where seven of them are underground. The fully air-conditioned and all the necessary amenities underground stations are designed to move 1200 passengers for each train set comprises of four carriage, at the interval of 3-4 minutes during peak time.

At the moment, there is even 4G Maxis line connectivity in the underground stations, which include the deepest of all, the TRX station at 44 metres below road level (14 floors).
It is very modern and unsurpassed compared to any global system of equivalent.
The Star story:

Monday, 17 July 2017 | MYT 3:56 PM

Najib: Malaysia’s MRT is world class

image: http://www.thestar.com.my/~/media/online/2017/07/17/05/05/mrtnajib.ashx/?w=620&h=413&crop=1&hash=F881EC05E04AB2978FBF36564F7F628AF0A81181

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he was told Malaysia’s MRT is better the MRTs in London, New York and Hong Kong and at par with that of Singapore.

The Prime Minister said he had spoken to someone who had travelled on other MRTs and the man said Malaysia’s system is among the best in the world.

“I said, let’s try to do a ranking of MRT stations to find out where we stand in the world? The person said we are better than London, we are better than New York, we are better than Hong Kong, and we are at par with Singapore,” said Najib said in his speech when launching Phase Two of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (MRT SBK) line here.

Najib did not reveal the identity of the man, but said that he felt enormous pride and personal satisfaction over the completion of the MRT project.

“As Malaysians, we can stand tall today that we have a world class project for the people. We are seeing not just the MRT but the shape of the future of Malaysia before our eyes,” Najib said.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/07/17/najib-malaysias-mrt-better-than-london-new-york-hong-kong/#EMvqgteDEGU0ReQG.99

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The MRT SBK line is very strategic because it passes high density suburban areas through the city centre and back into suburban areas.

It origins from Sungei Buloh, Kota Damansara, Damansara Utama-Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Section 16, Bangsar-Damansara Heights through the heart of the city such as KL Central (through Muzium Negara), Merdeka Statdium, Bukit Bintang, Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) and all along the highly congested road of Kuala Lumpur-Kajang, passing through major Tamans.

Along the SBK route, there are 40 institution of education and 40 malls within five hundred yards of the stations.

It is the cheapest transportation system in the country where Prasarana would charge the rate of 10 sen per kilometre. A journey from Stadium Kajang to the city is now for RM3.80, for travel time of 34 minutes, anytime of the day.

 

 

 

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  1. BigDog!

    There is a self-confesses “Top Dog” who is very fond of trains. Especially in Japan.

    Am taking bets when he’d be trying MRT for himself.

    You want in?? 😉


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