Penang Hill railway closed for 4 months

Posted by SM Maulana

PENANG, June 26 — The Bukit Bendera cable train will be out of service for the next 4 months as its cable was found to be severely damaged.

The chief minister’s political secretary, Ng Wei Aik, said the damage was detected by a Public Works Department (PWD) engineer when conducting an inspection of the cable yesterday.

“The PWD has advised that the cable train service be halted so that repairs could be carried out,” he told reporters

Ng said replacing the cable would take 4 months as the government needed to order a new cable from either Britain or Switzerland.

The cable was last replaced in 2004. — Bernama


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