& KTMB historical rail time line from 1869
- A first line was in fact attempted between present day Johore Bahru - Gunung Pulai distance 20 miles in the state of Johore, the track was made by timber.
- The earliest proposals to build
a railway through Singapore was put up by engineer W. J. du Port at an
estimated cost of $200,000. However, a trade slump resulted in the
project being shelved.
proposal by the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company was put forward to the
Governor of the Straits Settlements but public opinion was against the
use of public funds for private interests.
Andrew Clarke (1824 - 1902)
- Sir Andrew Clarke
announced his support for the construction of a railway for private use.
- 20 February 1880 - The first line Taiping - Sapetang was planned by Sir Hugh Low.
- Construction work had come to standstill and continue earlier 1883
- First Kuala Lumpur Station known as
Kuala Lumpur and was located near Market Street opened in 19 September
- The next section opened was the 21-mile run between Kuala
Lumpur and Klang River (Bukit Kuda), Residen
Station was built within this line.
- Kuala Sapetang was renamed Port Weld.
- July 1888 - first train crash in the country
occurred in Sungai Kerawai near Teluk Anson, Perak.
- The Johore Wooden Railway was in disuse.
records show the date of the second Kuala Lumpur Station as 1892-1909. It was the first station on the site of
the present KLO station. When it opened the station at Market St.
became a goods station. If it did open in 1892 it would make Sultan
Street Station the fourth in KL as Residents station opened in 1892.
July 1892 -Opening section Kamunting - Ulu Sepetang.
November 1892 - Opening section Kuala Lumpur - Batu Junction - Rawang.
May 1893 - Opening section Teluk Anson.
- 1st June 1893 -
Second railway building in Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Street station was
- 1 June 1893 - Opening section Kuala Lumpur - Pudu.
July 1893 - Opening section Rawang - Serendah.
- 6 September
1893 - Opening section Tapah Road.
- 17 October 1893 - Opening
section Batu Gajah - Ipoh.
derailed a train (Teluk Intan).
- 27 April 1894 - Opening
section Kota Bharu - Batu Gajah.
- Opening section Parit Jawa -
- 29 September 1894 - Opening section Tapah Road -
- 6 October 1894 - Opening section Serendah - Kuala Kubu.
- 1 March 1895 - Pudu
station was opened.
- 1 March 1895 - Opening section Pudu -
- 18 March 1895 - Opening section Talam - Kampar.
May 1895 - Opening section Kampar - Kota Bharu.
- Opening line from Ipoh to Teluk Anson to tap new tin deposits at Kinta.
- 1 June 1896 - Opening section
Ipoh - Tanjong Rambutan.
- 27 November 1896 - Opening section
Tanjong Rambutan - Chemor.
July 1897 - Opening section Chemor - Sungei Siput.
- 14 August
1897 - Opening section Sungei Besi - Kajang.
- 1 July 1898 - Opening section Sungei Siput -
- Teluk Anson had overtake Port Weld to become Perak's chief port of exit.
/ Enggor Bridge