Efficient Railway Transport Company in Malaysia : Express Rail Link Pte. Ltd.

Topics: Rail transport, High-speed rail, Train Pages: 20 (5765 words) Published: March 14, 2013

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB) has been awarded the concession on 25 August 1997 to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit and other ancillary activities related to railway services from 30 years. ERLSB’s shareholders are YTL Corporation Berhad, Lembaga Tabung Haji Bhd and Trisilco Equity Sdn Bhd with 50%, 40% and 10% shareholding respectively. The KLIA Ekspres which commenced operation on 14 April 2002 is a daily high speed, non-stop air-rail connection between KLIA and Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal (KLCAT) at KL Sentral station with a journey time of 28 minutes at 15-minutes interval during peak hours and 20-minutes frequencies during off-peak hours. The KLIA Transit is a commuter service that stops at three intermediate stations i.e. Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya/ Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi with a total journey time of 35 minutes at 30-minutes frequencies. It first started operation on 1st June 2002. The other ancillary activities are retail space provisioning at KL CAT and advertising spaces on the trains, stations and InfoScreen. ERLSB is operated by a team of one hundred, proficient personnel from various departments i.e. Marketing and Sales Management, Office Services Management, Air Rail Services Management, Human Resource and Training Management, Information & Services Management, Finance and Revenue Management and Customer Services Management. The train operation and maintenance is efficiently managed by ERLSB’s wholly owned subsidiary, ERL Maintenance Support Sdn Bhd (E-MAS). E-MAS was established in 1999 and initially owned by Siemens and ERLSB with shareholding portion of 51% and 49% respectively. After three years in operation i.e. in June 2005, ERLSB took over Siemens shareholding whilst E-MAS continue to operate and maintain the train system with its three hundred (300) experienced and competent personnel under the ERLSB flagship.

The Concession
Design, finance, construct, manage, operate and maintain a high-speed air-rail system between Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal (KL CAT) at the Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) under the Build, Operate and Transfer privatization system for a period of 30 years. The Concession Agreement between Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB) and the Ministry of Transport was signed on 25 August 1997.

This avant-garde arrowhead surges forward suggesting fluidity and movement. The wider curve resembles the crescent, highlighting our Malaysian heritage. The two curves are connected to symbolize strength and integration while the rich hues of the logo depict vigour and dynamism. Green represent environmental friendliness while purple emphasizes ERL's integrity and trust.

Vision & Mission
To be the premier and preferred surface transportation mode providing international standards of service and recognized internationally as the top service provider in air-rail connection.

* To provide premium high-speed air-rail link services between KL CAT and KLIA. * To meet the expectations of airline traveller.
* To promote Kuala Lumpur as a business and tourist destination. * To provide a comfortable, reliable and safe service.

1. YTL Corporation Bhd (Equity share 50%) – www.ytl.com.my YTL is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange [KLSE] and together with its four listed subsidiaries has a combined market capitalization of approximately RM 19.0Bil. YTL was listed in 1985, has also had a secondary listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since 1996. YTL is the first Asian non- Japanese company to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. YTL is one of Malaysia’s leading integrated infrastructure conglomerates. It owns and manages regulated assets with long term concessions globally. YTL is also involved in utilities, cement manufacturing, constructions...
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