Friday, July 1, 2011

The end of KTMB in Tanjung Pagar, Singapore.

By Lenny Kasmuri
KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 - At exactly 11 pm, the train senandung Silk Road - the last service from the railway station Malaya Berhad (KTMB) in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore - will melabuh curtain starts traveling 79 years ago.
KTM corporate senior managers, Fazil Mohd Ismail said about 100 passengers will follow the last service was the Sultan of Johor Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ibrahim pleasure of participating in the last journey of this night.
The Malaysian Insider also understands the railway will be guided by the Sultan Ibrahim.
"Passengers of KTMB's own staff and the public," said Fazil when contacted by The Malaysian Insider.
However, regular daily trains - Express senandung Night - will operate as usual at 10 pm with 540 passengers boarded.
Fazil said KTMB had to limit the passengers who boarded the last train for refusing the special case of any technical and operational problems.
Thus, Fazil said, the public are also invited to the last wave to the passengers the last train service.
"I believe many people will be present to see and to flourish as a 'Goodbye' to the railway station in Tanjong Pagar suspended operations indefinitely.
"I was upset but accepted with an open heart. It's been almost 80 years it has become the last stop destination for KTM to drop off to Singapore, "he says.
Malaysia agreed to move the station to Tanjong Pagar KTM Railway Woodlands Checkpoint (WTCP), with effect from tomorrow.
The decision was reached on the discussion Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his counterpart from Singapore last year.
In addition, Fazil said, the public is a passenger railway will be given a certification of KTM.
"Verification certificate given to passengers as a sign of a rail passenger station in Tanjong Pagar terkahir before discontinued operations.
"However, not only passengers who boarded the last train, but also those who train daily from Tanjong Pagar station throughout the day (today)," said Fazil.
In the meantime, Fazil said, almost 99 percent of operational equipment has been moved to WTCP.
"Ticket counters, services and goods at Tanjung Pagar KTM have all been moved to the Woodlands. KTMB's officers and employees who serve in the stations are transferred to serve in the JB Sentral Station and placed in a location with a vacuum, "he said.
Fazil said final preparations train as usual.
"We will wait for the arrival of passengers to the train arrival time of the last move," ulasnya.
He added that KTMB also held a photography exhibition and provide a gift that will be sold to visitors today.
"The pictures on display shows the Tanjong Pagar KTM station in memory. Souvenirs will be sold by the staff and members of the KTM Railway Fan Club, "he said.
Distance path from station to station Bukit Timah Woodlands is the extent to 14km, while the route from Bukit Timah station to Tanjong Pagar Station is 10.25km.
Tanjong Pagar station began operations in 1932.

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