KTMB 125th Anniversary Celebration

TRANSIT was invited to a gathering celebrating the 125th year of KTM which took place on 21 June 2010.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd’s 125th anniversary celebration in Kuala Lumpur last night. — NST picture by Supian Ahmad

Below is the Programme for the gathering.

Programme for the Gathering

8:00 pm: Arrival of invited guests & media
8:30 pm: Arrival of the Deputy Prime Minister
The Hon. Tan Sri Dato ‘Hj. Muhyiddin bin Hj. Mohd. MSA
8:35 pm: Prayer Reading
8:40 pm: Speech by Chairman of KTM Berhad Hon. Dato ‘Sri Ir. Mohd Zin Mohamed
8:50 pm: Speech by Minister of Transport
Hon. Dato ‘Kong Cho Ha
9:00 pm: Opening Speech by Deputy Prime Minister
The Hon. Tan Sri Dato ‘Hj. Muhyiddin bin Hj. Mohd. MSA
9:15 pm: The Launch
9:30 pm: Presentation of special KTM 125 Years coin by the Assistant Governor of Bank Negara
En. Isaac Bakarudin
9:35 pm: Presentation of a special KTM 125 Years stamp by the Chairman of Pos Malaysia
Y Bhg Tan Sri Dato’Seri (Dr.) Aseh Che Mat
9:40 pm: Visit to the train exhibition
10:00 pm: Press Conference
10:20 pm: Dinner
11:00 pm: Gathering ends

Below is a slideshow of some photos taken during the event. We will add some video later as we complete the necessary editing.

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TRANSIT Says:

We hope that you enjoy the photos & video of the launching of the KTM 125 years celebration.

Now, we do not know how many different activities are being planned by KTM as part of their 125th celebration. Frankly, they already missed one thing, which was to designate 1 June (the actual anniversary) as KTM Day in Malaysia.

But we at TRANSIT are expecting some of the following activities that may take place over the next month or so:

  • Kembara Makhota in Johor – 26-28 June – the Johor Sultan will drive a KTM train from JB station to Gemas station and back;
  • Launching of ETS service – dates unknown but likely in July – The ETS service between Seremban & Ipoh will be launched (finally);
  • Launching of Sentul-Batu Caves extension – dates unknown but likely in July – the extension of Komuter services between Sentul & Batu Caves will be launched (finally);
  • Open day at KTMB workshops – dates unknown but likely in July – families will have the opportunity to visit the KTMB Workshops at Batu Gajah;
  • Closure of Johor Baru train station and launching of JB Sentral – dates unknown but likely 30th-31st July.

Of course, we will give you more details about these activities when they are confirmed and update the list as and when we get more information from KTMB.

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