PUTRAJAYA: Waiting times for KTM Komuter trains are expected to be reduced to 7.5 minutes under Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)’s Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) project, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
"Previously, the frequency of the (KTM Komuter) train service from Seremban or Port Klang to KL is 30 minutes. We have managed to increase the frequency to 15 minutes. Once the KVDT project is completed, it will be halved to 7.5 minutes," said Liow.
He said that his ministry hopes to reduce waiting time to three minutes.
“Later, we hope to reduce waiting time further to three minutes, and hopefully 1.5 minutes waiting time someday,” said Liow.
The KVDT project - which costs RM1.4 bil - is to upgrade the signal link in the Klang Valley and is expected to be completed by 2019.
Liow also reminded the staff of his ministry to work hard in order to help the Government achieve its growth targets in 2017.
"Please be reminded that 2017 will be a challenging year. The economy is not going to be booming, and that will be a new normal," said Liow in his speech at his ministry's annual gala dinner.
He added that the Transport Ministry staff must make sure the transportation sector can contribute to Malaysia's growth.
"Malaysia is targeting a growth of 4 to 4.5, and this will be challenging to achieve. As staff of the Transport Ministry, we must make sure the transportation sector can contribute to the country's growth," said Liow.