The Railway Network in Malaysia is massive that covers 11 states; it has Commuter Rail, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rapid Transit (LRT), Monorail, Airport Rail Link and Funicular Railway Line. Along with National Railway KTMB there are several other operators including KTM Komuter, Express Rail Link, Sabah State Railway and RapidKL. There is an extensive network of Mass Rapid Transit and Light Rail Transit in the region and additional HSR shall pave way for further development opportunities. Besides these there’s cable car rail system in Penang and Langkawi in funicular format.
The current Rail Network length is 1,833 KMS of which 767 KM is Double Track and Electrified, Klang Valley MRT and a 350 km HSR connecting KL – Singapore is on the anvil. Malaysia-Singapore High Speed Project with a top speed of over 300 kph (186 mph), it is scheduled to be completed by 2026 and will cut the travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to about 90 minutes from the current four- to five-hour road journey.
The “6th Annual Malaysia Rail” shall focus on opportunities in the existing and expanding Rail Infrastructure Sector in the region in the field of technological advancement, operational maintenance and competency development through capacity building. It will be bringing the railways sectors dignitaries together under one roof where they would be talking about the current and upcoming projects.
Highlights of the Conference
The upcoming MRT Line 3 – Circle Line (KVMRT)
LRT 3: First rail project with green technology in Malaysia
Opportunities and challenges in implementing KL – Singapore HSR
East Coast Rail Link Development
Projects-led introduction of urban transport signalling systems