English follows Chinese in this opinion piece on the HSR.
Before I delve in to the URL, title and snapshot I attached, I'd like to follow up on this post about data.gov.my dashboards relating to public transport.
Since that post, RapidKL issued a press release to inform a delay in reopening the Bandaraya–Masjid Jamek section, due to the need to repair adjacent viaducts to the badly damaged one. If all goes to plan, service shall resume on February/March 2024.
Other missing data in their dashboards and data catalogue remain the same as previously posted. For instance, search for daily ridership that involves Putrajaya Line station(s) is broken because "data for certain exits on the Putrajaya Line is not yet available." On the other hand, you can search for ridership data on all KTMB Komuter stations for Central Sector (Tanjung Malim–Port Klang, Batu Caves–Pulau Sebang), but not their total trips data for now.
OK, back to topic. This month, the devs have released GTFS static and realtime data for selected Malaysian public transport services. GTFS stands for General Transit Feed Specification, which at the basic level provides transit schedule information. That is probably the key API that powers Google Maps and Moovit.
GTFS Static is quite straightforward to understand. It contains transit stop locations, routes and optionally paths, stop times (as in screenshot), trips and frequency info, and other optional data. Just follow the instruction through the URL I linked to get the ZIP file that contains text files in CSV format. Of course, they only provide estimate times for trips taken, without accounting for operational delays.
I will look into GTFS Realtime in another post.
Yet another highway in Klang Valley. Toll for this one ain't cheap, RM3.50 if they use the same price as Wangsa Maju toll.
I tatau since I only pakai Petronas for the cashback. Anyway anyone rajin to tolong beli for Chris Pirillo? He's asking: https://mastodon.social/@ChrisPirillo/111188913424445478
Adalah dimaklumkan, penggunaan kad Komuter Link adalah sehingga 6 Oktober 2023. Manakala perkhidmatan tambah nilai di semua stesen akan dihentikan buat sementara bermula pada 1 Oktober 2023.
Pengguna yang mempunyai baki di dalam kad Komuter Link boleh membuat pemindahan baki dari kad tersebut ke akaun KTMB Mobile (KITS).
Pemindahan ini boleh dilakukan di kaunter Komuter Link KL Sentral mulai 1 Oktober 2023.
Orang ramai dinasihatkan untuk memuat turun dan mendaftar KTM Mobile (KITS) untuk perjalanan lancar.
Jom daftar KITS sekarang!
I have updated the post on data.gov.my dashboards after they added new datasets for the public to explore. This time, it's about ridership information for Rapid and KTMB services, or basically our country's main companies for public transport.
That's not all; their data catalogue page also feature total trips taken on a particular line/service. There are some missing data that hopefully will be added in the future, such as:
- Total trips for other KTMB services, like Komuter for Central Sector.
- Station-to-station ridership for Putrajaya Line, aka MRT2.
The URL I linked for this post shows ridership data between Bandaraya and Masjid Jamek stations on the Ampang Line. I picked this because if you've not heard the news, the elevated section between these stations had structural problems, so services between the two stations have been suspended since late January 2023. Currently, trains still run between Bandaraya and Sentul Timur terminal (6 stations cut off from the rest of Ampang Line), and a dedicated bus line run between Masjid Jamek and Bandaraya.
I was expecting 0 ridership data between the two stations from February 2023 onwards, but it wasn't zero. It was up to double digit in a month, perhaps due to rail staffs moving in between. Train cars still have to occasionally move through the damaged viaduct section to replace the running stock that service the 6 cut-off stations (there's no depot after/at Sentul Timur).
If you have time, you can also explore ridership from Masjid Jamek (AG07) to AG05..AG01, or Bandaraya (AG06) to any stations except AG01 to AG05. My guess is there are residual data that indicate staff movements. Let me know if you find clean zero data for the combination above. According to RapidKL's latest press release on the matter, train service between AG06 and AG07 should resume mid-October 2023. We shall see by then.