Segamat Railway Station’s double-track electric train schedule needs adjustments

Jementah assemblyman Ng Kor Sim has requested for an increase in the Segamat Railway Station’s double-track electric train schedule and a revision of its timing.

“I hope the Segamat double-track electric train, once operational, will keep young people in the area,” Ng said, highlighting that many local youths work abroad.

Ng added that she hopes to offer the young people the option of purchasing yearly passes to commute between both places, allowing them to work and stay close to family.

She is confident that local development and the operation of the double-track electric train and freight services will expand the development space of the local industrial sector.

According to Ng, apart from the double-track electric train, the Tangkak to Sagil road project is progressing as planned and is expected to be completed within two years.

Additionally, she claimed that she has applied to the local government development department for the construction of the Jementah Integrated Bus Terminal.

Ng believes that with the gradual implementation of these infrastructure projects, the local area will experience a variety of developments.

Segamat stands as one of the major districts in Johor along the Gemas-JB EDTP route, which spans 192 kilometres and includes 11 stops before reaching JB Sentral.

The completion of the Gemas-JB EDTP signifies the final stage of modernization for the current Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) network, as it evolves from a single to a double track.

The project would be completed by 2025 said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, reported by News Straits Times last year.

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