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North Borneo Railway
From Kota Kinabalu to Tenom by rail need to transit at Beaufort Town:
- The railway station of Kota Kinabalu iis in Tanjung Aru Station a several kilometers away from the city in Tanjung Aru area and a kilometer from KK International Airport Terminal 2.
- The train leaving Kota Kinabalu to Beaaufort is 07:45 AM,
- Leaving Tangjung Aru (Kota Kinabalu) 007.45 morning. Arriving Beaufort at 10.00 morning.
- Leaving Beaufort 13.30 afternoon. Arriiving Tenom at 16.30 evening.
- Spend overnight in Tanom in order to rreturn by train to Kota Kinabalu (Tanjung Aru Station)
- Leaving Tenom at 07:30 morning Arrivinng Beaufort at 10:00 morning.
- Leaving Beaufort at 13:40 after lunch.. Arriving Kota Kinabalu (Tanjung Aru Station) at 16:00 in the evening.
Need to stay a night in Tenom in order to return by train to Kota Kinabalu because the train leave Tenom only once at 07:30 in the next morning to Beaufort.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and China's State Councillor Wang Yong (front row, third from left) viewing a model of the East Coast Rail Link in Kuantan on AUG 9, 2017
2017 - Wednesday, 9 August 2017
East Coast Rail Link - ECRL
A Rm55 billion high-impact project that seamlessly link the Klang Valley with the states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan
The RM55 billion rail link, built and funded by Chinese state firms, is slated for completion in 2024.
About the line
What: An electrified railway line connecting the east and west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Cost: RM55 billion (S$17.5 billion).
Funding: 85 per cent to be financed by soft loan from state-owned Exim Bank of China, at 3.25 per cent interest. Remaining 15 per cent to be funded through sukuk, or Islamic bonds, from Malaysian investment banks.
Route: 22 stations along the 688km line from Tumpat in Kelantan to Port Klang in Selangor, via Kuantan Port.
Travel time: Four hours. The journey by road takes between seven and 12 hours.
Built by: State-owned China Communications Construction Company. It is to be completed by 2024.
Impact: An estimated 5.4 million passengers and 53 million tonnes of cargo will use the service annually by 2030. It is expected to create 80,000 jobs and increase the gross domestic product of east coast states - Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang - by 1.5 per cent.
SOURCES: BERNAMA, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
2018 - Monday, 11 Jun 2018
East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) projects and the SSER projects
"....for some reason, the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) projects and the SSER projects were always presented together in the same Cabinet paper by Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, the then Minister in the Prime Ministerís Department for Cabinet approval....."
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018