Malaysia will Build Natural Gas Tramway

Malaysia will Build Natural Gas Tramway
March 10, 2010 6:24 pm

The first natural gas powered tram system in the world is to be launched in the Malaysian state of Melaka, according to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.

The RM272m ($80.6m) 40km single-track system will travel at speeds of 60–80kph and cover 23 locations.
It is expected to carry 250,000 passengers every month, with each tram capable of accommodating 40 coaches and 6,000 passengers, according to

Mohd Ali Rustam said the new system would improve public transport in the region and reduce congestion, especially at the weekend.

The work, subject to approval from the Transportation Ministry, is expected to begin in May 2010 and finish in May or June 2011.

A new parking area will also be built at the main station at Plaza Tol Ayer Keroh with the new carriages to service the line being brought from China.

The public-private project will be 20% owned by the Melaka State Government, and the remainder by MRails International. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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