Tuesday, April 27, 2010

KTM for women

kereta api tanah melayu

KUALA LUMPUR: The railway will soon have separate compartments for men and women in commuter trains serving Klang Valley, Rawang and Seremban.

This is to ensure the safety of women in packed trains during peak hours, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) president Dr Aminuddin Adnan said yesterday.

There are three compartments in each carriage and these will be designated for men, women and families or couples.

We will not ask families, old folk or married couples to take separate carriages. If we do that, it will create a lot of problems, especially for old folk who might need help.

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“Since 60 per cent of our commuters are women, we want to make their ride as comfortable as possible,” he said, adding that the railway had received feedback from women who preferred such an arrangement. Aminuddin said the inter-city coaches would not have such sitting arrangement.

He was speaking after presenting customer service awards to some of his front office staff including clerks, train drivers, quality inspectors and traffic wardens here yesterday.

Aminuddin said the railway aimed to cut the waiting time for a commuter train from the present 15 minutes to 10 minutes and “eventually to 7.5 minutes”.

To achieve this, it is waiting for 15 trains called electrical multiple units to be overhauled by October next year and with 38 new ones expected to arrive in the middle of 2012.

He said the Sentul-Batu Caves line serving people going to the Batu Caves area would be ready by June. About 120,000 people took the service when it went on a trial run during Thaipusam two months ago.

On the Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified railway double tracking project, he said about 42 per cent of the work had been completed.

The project, which covers 329 kilometres and costs RM12.5 billion, is expected to be completed by 2013. It is a continuation of the double tracking project from Rawang to Ipoh, completed three years ago.


i jus love this news so much!!! 2moro is the launching date..hopefully everything goes on well...then we dun haf to b sandwiched in between guys..we dun haf to b stepped by their heavy leather shoes!! i like!! ♥

thanks K.T.M.B~!

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