Malaysia Federal Route 74

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Federal Route 74
Jalan Taiping-Kuala Sepetang
Route information
Length: 17.1 km (10.6 mi)
History: Built on the former site of the Taiping-Port Weld railway line until 1941.
Major junctions
East end: Taiping
  Jkr-ft1.svg Federal Route 1
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Kamunting Lama
West end: Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld)
Location
Primary
destinations:
Matang
Kota Ngah Ibrahim
Simpang
Taiping
Bukit Larut
Highway system

Federal Route 74, or Jalan Taiping-Kuala Sepetang, is a federal road in Perak, Malaysia. The 17.1 km (10.6 mi) roads connects Taiping to Kuala Sepetang (formerly Port Weld).[1] The road was built at the site of the first railway line in Malaysia from Taiping to Port Weld in 1885.

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of the Federal Route 74 starts at Kuala Sepetang (formerly Port Weld).

History[edit]

Taiping-Port Weld Railway Line
Landasan Keretapi Taiping-Port Weld
Overview
Type Passenger and freight light rail
Status Ceased operation
Locale Taiping, Malaya.
Termini Taiping, Perak
Port Weld, Perak
Stations 4
Services 1
Operation
Opened 1885
Closed 1941
Operator(s) Perak State Railway
Rolling stock >3 steam locomotive; unknown number of railroad cars.
Technical
Number of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)

The road used to be a main railway line of Taiping-Port Weld, the first railway line in Malaysia. Construction of the railway began in 1884 and was completed in 1885. The railway line starting from Port Weld passing Jebong, Simpang Halt and finally Taiping. Service began on 1 February 1885, lasting until 1941. After dismantled, the railway line is now the main road section from Port Weld (now Kuala Sepetang) to Sekolah Kebangsaan Ngah Ibrahim, Matang and the village road section of Jalan Jebong and Jalan Simpang Halt from Jebong to Taiping.

Stations[edit]

  • Taiping
  • Simpang Halt
  • Jebong
  • Port Weld

Features[edit]

  • The former Port Weld railway station and signage at Kuala Sepetang.
  • Kota Ngah Ibrahim

At most sections, the Federal Route 74 was built under the JKR R5 road standard, allowing maximum speed limit of up to 90 km/h.

List of junctions and towns[edit]

km Exit Interchange To Remarks
Taiping
Jalan Kamunting Lama
North
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Kamunting Lama
Kamunting
Kubu Gajah
Selama

East
Jalan Lumba Kuda
Taman Suria
Taman Suria Permai

South
Jalan Taman Tasik
Taiping Lake Gardens
Zoo Taiping
Jkr-ft315.png Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)
Junctions
Taiping
Perak State Museum
Perak State Museum
Taiping
Taiping Municipal Hall
Taiping Municipal Hall
Taiping
Taiping Municipal Council Building
Taiping Municipal Council Building
Taiping
Dataran Taiping
Dataran Taiping
Taiping
Jalan Alang Ahmad
Jalan Alang Ahmad

North
Jalan Barack

South
Larut, Matang & Selama District and Land Office
Junctions
Taiping
Jalan Manecksha
Jalan Manecksha Junctions
Taiping
Jalan Ong Saik
Jalan Ong Saik Junctions
Taiping
Jalan Lim Tee Hooi
Jalan Lim Tee Hooi Junctions
Taiping
Jalan Lim Teong Chye
Jalan Lim Teong Chye Junctions
Taiping
Jalan Yusuf
Northwest
Jalan Yusuf
T-junctions
Taiping
Jalan Abdul Jalil
Northwest
Jalan Abdul Jalil
T-junctions
Taiping
Jalan Idris
Southeast
Jalan Idris
T-junctions
Taiping
Hospital Taiping Hospital (malaysia).jpg
Hospital Taiping Hospital (malaysia).jpg
Taiping
Jalan Masjid
Southeast
Jalan Masjid
Taiping Mosque
T-junctions
Taiping
Masjid India, Jalan Kota
Masjid India, Jalan Kota
Taiping
Jalan Stesen-Jalan Kota
Northwest
Jalan Stesen
Taiping Railway Station

East
Jalan Kota
Taiping Lake Gardens
Zoo Taiping
Jkr-ft315.png Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)
Junctions
Taiping
Medan Taiping
Taiping
Jalan Datuk Seri Kamaruddin
West
Jalan Datuk Seri Kamaruddin
Kampung Boyan
T-junctions
Sungai Larut bridge
Taman Sri Hijau
Taman Sri Kota
Railway crossing bridge
Jalan Air Kuning
South
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Air Kuning
Changkat Jering
T-junctions below bridge
Railway crossing bridge
Kampung Lombong Bijih Alor
Kampung Pengkalan Alor South
Jalan Taman Kaya
Taman Kaya
T-junctions
Taiping
(The Heritage Town of Perak)
Simpang North
Jkr-ft1.svg Kamunting
Jkr-ft1.svg Parit Buntar
Jkr-ft1.svg Butterworth (Penang)
E1 North-South Expressway Northern Route
Bukit Kayu Hitam
Penang

South
Jkr-ft1.svg Changkat Jering
Jkr-ft60.png Pantai Remis
Jkr-ft1.svg Kuala Kangsar
E1 North-South Expressway Northern Route
Kuala Lumpur
Ipoh
Junctions
Taman Palong Utama
Taman Lagenda
Taman Matang Utama
Sungai Mati
Bridge
Sekolah Kebangsaan Matang
(Primary school)
Jalan Kampung Melawati South
Jalan Kampung Melawati
Kampung Melawati
T-junctions
Kota Ngah Ibrahim Historical Complex Kota Ngah Ibrahim Historical Complex
Kota Ngah Ibrahim private residence
Makam Ngah Ibrahim's grave
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T-junctions
Matang West
Jalan Titi Kertang
Kampung Titi Kertang
Sungai Larut bridge
Kampung Tebing Tinggi Kampung Tebing Tinggi T-junctions
Sungai Jebong Kanan bridge
Desa Matang
Historical Railway Line
Taiping-Port Weld
(Historical site)
Jalan Jebong East
Jalan Jebong
Jebong
Simpang Halt
Historical railway line
T-junctions
Tebok Matang
Kuala Sepetang
(Port Weld)
Kuala Sepetang
(Port Weld)
Kampung Menteri
Kuala Sepetang
(Port Weld)
Historical railway station and signage
Historical railway line
Historical site
Historical Railway Line
Taiping-Port Weld
(Historical site)
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Kuala Sepetang
(Port Weld)
Kampung Kuala Sepetang

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Jalan (Edisi 2013). Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Public Works Department. 2013. pp. 16–64. ISSN 1985-9619.