The 2000s



  • Arrival of five new Class 25 locomotives from EMD
  • Relocation of terminus of KL-based intercity services from the old Kuala Lumpur station to KL Sentral


  •  21 January 2002 the Tanjung Pelepas branch is opened to traffic


  • Arrival of the first batch of 20 high power Class 26 locomotives from GE-Adtranz (GE-Bombardier when ADTranz was taken over by the Bombardier) manufactured in Germany


  • 4 March 2004 EMU 04 rear-ended EMU 51 near Seremban in heavy rain. Both EMUs were rendered beyond economical repair
  • More of the Class 26s arrive


  • KTMB receives ten Ekonomi Plus coaches built by local contractor Hartasuma. Coaches were designated AEC 3451 – AEC 3460
  • December 2005 KTMB receives first six of its 29 Class AC-AC Diesel Electric locomotives manufactured by CNR Dalian of China. The locomotives sport 3450HP and 2oTAL


  • KTMB receives a further 14 of the 29 CLass locomotives


  • Completion of the Rawang – Ipoh Double Tracking and Electrification project


  • May 2009 – KTMB receives Reserved Saloon SK1 built by Hartasuma
  • KTMB receives its first of five new 6-car Intercity EMU built by Hyundai Rotem of South Korea. The units are deisgnated Class 91

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