Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)

Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)

Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)

Working together with the Ministry of Transport, we fulfilled the Malaysian Government’s objective to reduce the heavy dependence on road transport through a railway that provides more efficient inter-city travel. Spanning 329km and consisting of two tunnels and seven main stations, the project links the four states of Perak, Kedah, Penang and Perlis – providing a tremendous multiplier effect for the nation.

Location

Perak, Kedah, Penang, Perlis - Malaysia

Year

2008 – 2014

Working together with the Ministry of Transport, we fulfilled the Malaysian Government’s objective to reduce the heavy dependence on road transport through a railway that provides more efficient inter-city travel.

The successful completion and operation of the EDTP have since provided a tremendous multiplier effect for the nation. The rail network yielded a positive impact on tourism in the northern region by increasing accessibility to major cities, commercial hubs for locals and foreigners, and a faster and more efficient cargo transportation mode to the Indo-China region.

Consisting of two tunnels, seven main stations and spanning 329km, the project involved laying two parallel electrified tracks linking the states of Perak, Kedah, Penang, and Perlis.

The double-track was designed to cater for electric trains that move at speeds between 140 - 160 kph, drastically cutting down on the average travelling time by two thirds.

Aside from upgrading the original single track to two parallel rail tracks, the EDTP project scope included constructing new stations, various bridges, tunnels, land and marine viaducts, control centres, and a depot. We also completed the electrification of the tracks and signalling systems.

Since it began transporting passengers back in 2008, the line has handled more than 20 million passengers each year.

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Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)
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Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)
Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)
Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)
Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)
Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)
Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP)