Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Rolling stock

We have plenty to catch up with. Our rail network has been so expensive, yet not expansive. And in terms of rolling stock capacity, we are far far away from Mass Rapid Transit. We are still Light Rapid Transit, no?

I used Google Earth to estimate rolling stock lengths. Obviously train width and frequency also matters, but this is just perspective.

Putra LRT - near Universiti Station, along Federal Highway - 30m

Star LRT - near Plaza Rakyat - 55m

ERL - near MidValley - 67m

KTM Komuter - Segambut - 67m

KL Monorail - Brickfields Depot - 21m

Singapore MRT - near Queenstown - 135m

Taipei MRT - 138m

London Underground, Picadilly Line - near Osterley Station - 106m


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