Better days for east-west railway


The Rawang and KL Sentral stretch is now facing various capacity constraints as cargo trains are forced to share the track with passenger trains such as the ETS and KTM Komuter.

THE triumph of clear thinking about overall greater national interest versus narrow definitions of environmental and social protection has allowed the creation of rail infrastructure that will improve land transport in Peninsular Malaysia, including the Klang Valley.

Just this past week, the Selangor state government agreed to the federal government’s proposal to route Section C of the 665km East Coast Rail Link from Kota Baru to Port Klang via the northern part of Selangor in what is known as the northern alignment.

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