The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) (Malay: Laluan Rel Pantai Timur) is a planned standard gauge double-track railway link infrastructure project. The construction began in August 2017 was suspended from July 2018 to April 2019. The project was continue with revised construction cost and southern alignment of the rail link.
6 States Combined
ECRL will be connecting 6 different states starting from Selangor going to Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and stops at Kelantan. This project effectively connects the West Malaysia & East Malaysia with efficient time & cost management for customers.
14 Passengers Only Stations
There will be a total of 14 passengers only stations, 1 freight only station and 5 combined passengers & freight stations. MRL aims to ensure customers’ comfort towards the whole journey.
4 Hours from WP Putrajaya to Kota Bahru, Kelantan and Vice Versa
This project that costs RM44 billion cuts the travelling time of West-East Malaysia to 4-hour with total of 640km versus average of 7-hour drive for 474km. Now we can avoid long ride during festive seasons and opt for cheaper options than flying on plane or helicopter.
3 Interchange Stations –KTMB, ERL and MRT
Any railway project will not be completed without interchange stations – and ECRL will not missed the opportunity for increase accessibility for their potential users. Currently, the project aims to have 3 interchange stations with Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), Express Rail Link (ERL) presently connects KL Sentral and KLIA and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) that connects Sg. Buloh to/from Kajang.
2 Services Provided – Passenger Train & Freight Train
There will be 2 service provided by ECRL namely Passenger Train that can speeds up to 160km/h and Freight Train that speeds up to 80km/h. This development too will include with double tracking for simultaneous ride to and fro at any point of the track.
1 Aim – To Stimulate Economic Growth Along ECRL Corridor
The development of the ECRL will encourage economic growth along the corridor, many business opportunities will rise with this project. Upon announcement of this project, there are 1,321 submissions from Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), break down to – 859 submissions or 65% are of G7 category of CIDB-rated companies, 134 submissions from Grade G5, 132 submissions from Grade G4 and 104 submissions and 92 submissions from Grade G3 and Grade G6 respectively. The project also encourages bumiputera participation that consists of 994 bumiputera engineering and construction companies representing 75.25% of the overall registration.
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