Bukit Berapit Rail Tunnel

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Coordinates: 04°46′36.3″N 100°47′52.3″E / 4.776750°N 100.797861°E / 4.776750; 100.797861

Bukit Berapit Rail Tunnel
Overview
LocationBukit Berapit, Perak, Malaysia
StatusOperational
Operation
Work begun2008
ConstructedMMC-Gamuda
Opened2013
OwnerKeretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)
OperatorKeretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)
Technical
Length3.3 km

Bukit Berapit Rail Tunnel is the longest rail tunnel in Malaysia. It is located in Bukit Berapit near Bukit Gantang, Perak, Malaysia. It was made as a part of Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project.

History[edit]

The tunnel was constructed as an alternative to the old winding tracks with many tunnels. The completion of this tunnel saw the Bukit Berapit Halt closure.

Construction of the tunnel was started in 2008 and was completed in 2013. And now, it has been commissioned and is in operation.

Bukit Berapit has a popular waterfall in Taiping a long time ago.[clarification needed]

This twin tunnel, at 3300m, is the longest in South East Asia. [1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Railway Project". Railway Technology. Retrieved 2014-05-15.
  2. ^ Adopted from Terowong keretapi paling panjang di Malaysia - Buku Rekod Malaysia Edisi Kedua, Ghulam Jie M Khan