Wednesday, November 30, 2011
ll train services between Tapah Road and Tanjung Malim resumed at 1pm after police checks showed there was no bomb along the track.
All train services between Tapah Road and Tanjung Malim resumed at 1pm after police checks showed there was no bomb along the track.
The services were halted early this morning after police received an anonymous call at 1.45am claiming there was a bomb along the track.
Tapah Police chief Superintendent Roslan Bek said the operation was called off at 12.45pm after the bomb disposal unit discovered a suspicious looking buried object that turned out to be an old plastic mat.
Earlier report: The train line from Tapah to Kampar has been closed following a bomb scare near Sungkai, Perak this morning
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) president Dr Aminuddin Adnan confirmed the incident and said the company had to cease operations after police received an anonymous call at 1.45am claiming that there was a bomb along the railway track.
“Our management at Tapah Road station was alerted by the police at 2.45am that there was a bomb under the Bidor bridge. We were forced to stop all operations immediately.
“Three trains were stopped at three different locations — Tapah Road station, Slim River station and Sungkai station. Until 4am, there was still no decision from the police.
“Police are still checking all the bridges using our trolleys. Passengers on Intercity and Electric Train Service (ETS) have been transhipped by buses,” he said.