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ECRL

EAST COAST RAIL LINE

The Southern Option

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ECRL Alignment – The Southern Option
(and its integration with ERL and KTM Lines)

5 km *Source: Malaysia Rail Link website & news report . ECRL Alignment – A comparison • Alignment – Northern: MARAN–BENTONG–GOMBAK–PORT KLANG – Southern: MARAN–KUALA KLAWANG–PUTRAJAYA–PORT KLANG • Track Length (Maran to Port Klang) – Northern: 217.8 km* – Southern: 213.

Why the Southern Alignment is a better option • Cost factor – significantly cheaper to build despite similar track length • Integration with ERL track – allow direct passenger services from/to the East Coast to/from Bandar Malaysia or KL Sentral • Integration with KTM track (existing lines & proposed Freight Relief Line) – help complete the Klang Valley Rail Freight Bypass which would assist KTM to achieve better operational efficiency .

Cost factor – Klang Valley • The Southern alignment traverses less developed section of Klang Valley (cheaper land acquisition cost. potential for future development) • The Southern alignment traverses topographically flat section of Klang Valley (cheaper railway construction cost) .

Traverse less developed and topographically flat section of Klang Valley (i.e. Sepang) . Kuala Langat.

the more hilly Northern alignment (Gombak- Bentong) requires 50 km* tunneling in total *Source: News report . Cost factor – Titiwangsa Main Range • The Southern alignment traverses less hilly section of the Titiwangsa Main Range in Negeri Sembilan (cheaper construction cost) • Estimated to require only circa 7 km tunneling (from Lenggeng to Jalan Kuala Klawang in Negeri Sembilan) – In comparison.

Southern Alignment traverses markedly less hilly section of the Titiwangsa Main Range in Negeri Sembilan .

Cost Factor – Overall • The Southern alignment may potentially result in overall cost reduction estimated at between RM8 billion to RM15 billion • The savings would be utilized to: – take over the financially-stressed operator of ERL (Source: News report) – finance the construction of 67-km KTM Freight Relief Line .

from/to Bandar Malaysia to/from the East Coast) .g.Integration with ERL track – at Putrajaya • ECRL southern alignment intersects with ERL alignment at Precinct 20. Putrajaya • Integration of ECRL/ERL railway track via a grade-separated interchange • The interchange would be utilized only for passenger services between ERL and ECRL railways (e.

Putrajaya . Integration of ECRL/ERL railway track via a grade- separated interchange near Precinct 20.

the ECRL northern alignment has ITT Gombak (rail connection with KJ Line only) as the main gateway to Kuala Lumpur • Also enable convenient transfer to/from KLIA from/to the East Coast via Precinct 20 station . MRT1. ERL. KTM) – In comparison. KTM) or KL Sentral (rail connection with KJ Line. HSR.Integration with ERL track – Key Benefits • Passenger rail services to/from the East Coast may originate/end at Bandar Malaysia (rail connection with MRT2. Monorail. ERL .

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as well as with the proposed KTM Freight Relief Line at (3) Port Klang (Selangor) .Integration with KTM track – at 3 points • ECRL southern alignment intersects with KTM existing lines at (1) Batang Benar (Negeri Sembilan). and (2) Teriang (Pahang).

standard & metre) – ECRL to adopt the Standard (1.435m) rail gauge while KTM operates on Metre (1.e.000m) gauge .Integration with KTM track – Dual-gauge • Integration of ECRL/KTM railway track via grade-level interchanges • ECRL stretch from Teriang to Port Klang would be dual-gauge (i.

Integration with KTM track – Key Benefits • ECRL southern alignment forms part of Klang Valley Rail Freight Bypass KVRFB (KVRFB) • KVRFB would enable the track utilization from Rawang (north) to Nilai (south) and Batu Caves (east) to Klang (west) to be exclusively for passenger services only • KVRFB would help KTM to achieve better operational efficiency particularly in regard to the KTM Komuter services .

Klang Valley Rail Freight Bypass = KTM Freight Relief Line + ECRL (from Port Klang to Batang Benar) .

Port Klang and Northern west coast states .g.Integration with KTM track – Key Benefits • Provide interior regions of Pahang & Kelantan (e. Gua Musang) with a more direct rail connection to Klang Valley. Kuala Lipis.

KTM existing lines + ECRL (from Teriang to Port Klang) = Provide interior regions of Pahang & Kelantan (e.g. Port Klang and Northern west coast states . Gua Musang) with a more direct rail connection to Klang Valley.

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