4. Developing the Plan - SPAD

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4. Developing the Plan - SPAD

6. Phasing and Delivery6.1) PhasingThe proposed time line for the implementation of the projects is shown in Figure 6.1. The rationalebehind the timing and staging of the projects depends on achieving value for money, the expectedlevels of overcrowding on key corridors and how advanced the individual projects are. The figurealso includes the timeline for the committed schemes such as the LRT extensions and theconstruction of the MRT1.In the short term the focus will be on the elements in the BTP and TTP. This includes a number ofshort term and „quick wins‟ initiatives to improve bus stop infrastructure, passenger informationsystems, the changes to the taxi licensing database and a number of the taxi quality initiatives.The re-casting of the bus network will begin with the introduction of the first BRT corridors and theestablishment of bus feeder networks and BRT corridors. Early priority should be to introducemonitoring, benchmarking and reporting systems that will enable any weakness in operational andfinancial effectiveness to be identified and addressed so that existing services operate to theirmaximum potential from an early date. As more data is gathered through the PerformanceManagement Regime, the process of contracting can be established.The extensions of LRT1 and LRT2 are due for completion in 2013 with the MRT1 due for completionin 2016.The KTM upgrade project is identified for the period up to 2015. As part of the NKRA new rollingstock sets are due to be delivered in the next year which will allow a reduction in headway on theKTM service. Investigations should be undertaken to confirm the potential of 5 minute headwaysand service patterns (timetabling) on the Klang, Seremban and Rawang operations. This will includea review of signalling, track operations, station access and facilities, power supply and the use ofthe central stations. This will be supported by the development of the bus feeder networks and there-branding of the services to a „metro‟ style service.A crucial element for the delivery of the 5 minute passenger service headway will be the FreightRelief Line. The route should be confirmed as soon as possible to enable its construction tofacilitate the re-routeing of freight services away from the city centre of KL. The timing of theconstruction would be confirmed during those investigations.The Circle Line MRT2 should be built in two phases. The first phase should aim for a completion by2020 which includes the section from Ampang to Sentul Timur via Mid Valley. Initial investigationswould need to confirm the exact alignment, technical and engineering feasibility, station locationsand depot locations. It is anticipated that much of the new construction sections would need to bein tunnel sections. The construction of this phase should tie in with the key developments in thecorridor such as Matrade.The proposal includes the use of the existing Ampang Line so there will be a period when thatsection is converted from LRT to MRT. This will require alternative bus transport provision duringthe construction phase. The LRT line to Sri Petaling and Putra Heights can benefit from additionalcapacity once LRT services cease on the Ampang spur line.Page 59

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