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‘No word from Putrajaya’ yet about JB-Singapore transit link

Johor menteri besar says the state government has yet to be informed whether the project would proceed.

So much potential for train travel

Intercity services should be the main target market for KTMB, but this market has not been exploited.

Nilai being considered for ECRL station, assembly told

Menteri besar says executive councillors to be briefed on Sept 18, while BN calls for Nilai to be a transport hub.

Cargo train derails, ETS and Komuter services affected

No passenger services between Sungai Buloh and Serendah, and between KL Sentral and Tanjung Malim

2nd phase of railway project back on track at reduced cost

The double tracking project will now be continued at a 15% reduction in cost.

Bumiputera contractors want 20% share of ECRL civil works

Association chief says they would have difficulty competing with other local companies if there is no special quota.

Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years

Many of Cambodia's railways, which were built during colonial times, were destroyed during the Cold War conflict.

No need for Kudat-KK rail link at the moment, says PBS

Parti Bersatu Sabah says the RM5.2 billion cost can be put to better use by building and upgrading roads in the rural areas.

KTM offers 20% discount card to bring back passengers

Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook says KTM lost customers after commuter fares rose from 11 sen to 15 sen per kilometre in 2016.

A visit to Istanbul’s historic railway station

The Sirkeci railway station which incorporates oriental elements in its blueprint was designed by German architect August Jachmund.

Six dead in Danish train accident

The accident occurred on the Great Belt Bridge connecting the islands of Zealand and Funen.

Hard to rival the pristine state of Chiang Mai Railway Station

Potted plants and elephant statues decorate the platforms, while the ticket hall is sparklingly clean with a waiting area reserved for monks.

UN grants sanctions exemption for Korea railway survey

Delivering fuel to North Korea could potentially have been in breach of a UN cap limiting imports to 500,000 barrels a year.

Hanoi’s colonial-era railway doubles as selfie hotspot

For many, the thrill of dodging a speedy train is part of the appeal.

Samut Songkhram: A fascinating day trip from Bangkok

From markets that float on water or are situated directly on railway lines, to a Buddhist temple deep in a Banyan tree, this fascinating spot makes for a memorable visit.

President Moon: Railways are path to North Korea peace

Moon has championed peace efforts for the Korean Peninsula since taking office last year, and played a crucial role in bringing Kim and Donald Trump together for their historic first summit in June.

Prasarana pledges full cooperation in LRT3 probe

Prasarana says its board and management viewed seriously any wrongdoing, after report of MACC probe.

Cambodia restores railway link to Thailand after 45 years

The Asian Development Bank provided US$13 million in 2009 to rebuild the missing link which aims to slash travel time between the two countries and boost trade.

Guan Eng: Closed-door talks to cut ECRL cost

In media interview, Finance Minister says 'it doesn't make sense' to scrap the project after already having spent RM20 billion.

UK transport minister orders inquiry, compensation into train cancellations

Chris Grayling apologised to rail passengers and said that rail companies were not sufficiently prepared.

HSR work continues as Singapore waits for official word

Singapore's transport minister says the republic believes the railway is of mutual interest and Singapore will exercise its rights to compensation if Malaysia pulls out.

Mahathir haggles with China to shave ECRL costs

High-speed rail to Singapore also being reviewed, cancellation will cost us a lot, PM says in interview.

Saudi high-speed rail line to start operating in September

The railway will connect Mecca and Medina.

Alberta to hold talks on crude transport with producers, railways

The government of Canada's province of Alberta will hold talks with Canada's leading oil producers, as well as Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway, to facilitate easier transportation of crude oil.