21 April 2017

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Phase 1 of KTM Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) Project is right on schedule for completion in 2019, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Currently, 31.62% of the KDVT Phase One have been completed covering both the Rawang-Salak Selatan and Sentul-Simpang Batu lines.

“High-tech machinery used for the project means that it only takes 10 minutes to place the new electric tracks instead of two hours with ordinary machinery or two days without any machine.

“Our work time is short but we are confident that we can finish Phase One by the end of 2019 as scheduled.”

The KVDT also includes the upgrading of KTM’s 16 stations as well as the signalling and electrification system for the overall network.

According to Liow, KTM Komuter had a 95% punctuality score at peak hours and a frequency of 15 minutes.

“This will be reduced to just seven-and-a-half minutes once the KVDT is completed. It can be described as similar to the standard ‘Metro’ trains, with services that are equal to LRT and MRT.”