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Appraisal on rail transit development: a review on train service and safety

Nordin, Noor Hafiza and Mohd Masirin, Mohd Idrus and Ghazali, Mohd Imran and Azis, Mohd Isom (2014) Appraisal on rail transit development: a review on train service and safety. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.

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Abstract

The ever increasing problems faced by population around the world have made demands that transportation need to be improved as an effective and efficient communication means. It is considered as a necessity especially when rapid development and economic growth of a country is the agenda. Among the transportation modes being focused as critical facilities are the bus system, rail system, road network, shipping system and air transportation system. Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks. In Malaysia, the railway network has evolved tremendously since its inception in the early 19th century. It has grown proportionally with the national development. Railway network does not only mean for rural transportation, but it also considered as a solution to urban congestion challenges. Currently, urban rail transit is the most popular means of urban transportation system especially as big cities such as Kuala Lumpur. This paper presents the definition of rail transportation system and its role in urban or sub-urban operation. It also describes the brief history of world railway transportation including a discussion on Malaysian rail history perspective. As policy and standard are important in operating a railway system, this paper also illustrates and discusses some elements which have an impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of train operation. Towards the end, this paper also shares the importance of railway safety based on real case studies around the world. Thus, it is hoped that this paper will enable the public to understand the rail transit development and appreciate its existence as a public transportation system

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: analysis; development; rail transit; academic; Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 09:23
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 09:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6529
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