Long-term Partial Road Closure – Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang

According to announcement by MMC GAMUDA KVMRT (T) SDN BHD’s Twitter (@mrtunderground), some parts of Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang will be closed from December 1st 2014 until May 30th 2015. Refer to the below image for information:

141130 Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang Closure
141130 Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang Closure

Image credit: Twitter – @mrtunderground

Transport Malaysia Open for Access

Transport Malaysia Logo
Transport Malaysia Logo
KUALA LUMPUR – November 25th 2014: Transport Malaysia has opened its doors for public access for the first time. Transport Malaysia is the spinoff website of LANDASAN (www.landasan.info), which will be redesigned to focus more on rail transport sector.
LANDASAN.info has been in existence since 2010 and it has grown so much since then. On the other hand, Transport Malaysia was established as a one-stop-centre for resources regarding transport industry in Malaysia. In addition to local contents, Transport Malaysia will have contents from overseas as well. In this globalization era, having a global outlook is every important, especially in transport industry that have uniform rules and regulations across nations.
Users are welcomed to drop their feedback by e-mailing DX Media at dxmy[at]outlook[dot]com.

KL Sentral is Failing?

KL Sentral was developed to be the iconic intermodal transportation hub for Kuala Lumpur. The early phase of its mega-scale development stage is the KL Sentral station itself. The 700 ft x 515 ft station that opens in 2001 is now facing some of the problems that become a nuisance for commuters and tourists.

One of the problems highlighted is the abundance of stalls selling small items such as souvenirs and headscarves. As long as the stalls are carefully placed around the station that should not be a huge problem. Small stalls can also be seen around other transport hubs such as Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Station, both located in Manhattan, New York City, United States.

Another problem highlighted is the poor integration of bus system with the station, resulting in inefficient usage and confusion among travelers. As said in my previous article, in order to build a transport hub, we need to have a robust plan, make it future proof and have excellent integration across services.

In general, KL Sentral has already been doing its job greatly as rail transport hub. However, it needs to improve on its way of handing bus and taxi service.

Read more here:

  1. [The Star] – Traffic consultants highlight KL Sentral’s failure as the bus hub for Klang Valley
  2. [The Star] – Commuters have difficulty navigating KL Sentral’s haphazard layout

Author’s Note

  1. Original version published on 4 April 2013