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Damaged railway track in Tenom yet to be restored

Published on: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Tenom: Train commuters still have to use connecting trains when travelling between Tenom and Beaufort as the damaged railway track at Kilometre 104, near Halogilat Station, is yet to be restored.

The alternative measure - using the service of two trains - has to be taken after the railway track was hit by the Feb 13 big flood that submerged parts of Long Pasia, Keningau, Tenom and Beaufort.

Under the arrangement, commuters from Beaufort to Tenom will have to walk about 50 metres away through the damaged part of the railway track to get on the connecting train waiting on the other side.

This has enabled the train services to keep to the normal schedule, including the trip between Tenom, Pangi, Rayoh and White Water Rafting Recreation Centre.

State Railway Department General Manager Datuk Mohd Zain Mohd Said, when contacted Tuesday, said they are now in the process of preparing a full report to the Government on plans to repair those areas badly affected by the flood.