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LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT
rail-based transit system consists of two light rail transit lines, one
monorail, commuter rail system, and one airport rail link.
The Rail Transit Network
includes the Kelana Jaya Rail Line (previously known as PUTRA) and the
Ampang Rail Line (previously known as STAR) , the KL Monorail, along with
the KTM Komuter lines and the Express Rail Link airport lines. This system
presently constitutes the entire public rail network of Kuala Lumpur.
Different companies operate the various systems and developed them
separately at different times. As a result, many of the lines do not
integrate well, making transferring from system to system inconvenient for
passengers. Moving from one system to another often require a lot of
walking, stair-climbing, escalator-use and even crossing busy roads. For
example, the KL Monorail's "KL Sentral" station is a 140 m walk away through
a busy bazaar and a busy road.
Rapid KL which is also a major bus operator, has taken over and operates the
Kelana Jaya Rail Line, the Ampang Rail Line as well as the KL Monorail. The
network comprises 60 stations with 64.6 kilometres (40.1 mi) of route among
the three lines.
The two LRT (Light Railway
Transit) Lines operate on standard gauge rail, while the KL Monorail
operates on an ALWEG straddle beam. All trains are fully air-conditioned and
train services operate from 6.00 a.m and typically end before midnight
daily, with frequencies varying from approximately three minutes during peak
hours to fourteen minutes during non-peak hours. For details on train
routes, operating hours and train frequency -
Check-out > Rapid KL Website.
Ampang Rail Line
Running through 25 stations covering the far corners of the Klang Valley,
the system links Sentul Timur, Ampang and Sri Petaling through the city
The line consists of two
branch lines, with one major leg of the line is shared: Sentul Timur to Chan
Sow Lin (shared stations between the two sub-lines), which branches out to -
Chan Sow Lin to Ampang and Chan Sow Lin to Sri Petaling.
Kelana Jaya Rail Line
The line Covers a total distance of 29 km linking the eastern and western
suburbs of Kuala Lumpur servicing some of Kuala Lumpur's most affluent and
heavily populated areas. The line runs from Kelana Jaya to Gombak, serving
the Petaling Jaya region to the south; southwest and central Kuala Lumpur,
and Kuala Lumpur City Centre to the centre; and low density residential
areas further north.
There are 24 stations
stations, in a north-south direction, consisting primarily of elevated stops
and a handful of underground and at-grade stations.
The system consists of two parallel elevated tracks running 8.6 km with that
serves a total of 11 stations located along the southeast and northeast
regions of Kuala Lumpur.
The two-car trains begins from
the Titwangsa Station at Jalan Tun Razak in the north and passes through
Kuala Lumpur's 'Golden Triangle' (central business district) before reaching
KL Sentral in Brickfields.
Of the 11 stations, 4 are
designated as "integrated stations" that are used as interchanges to and
from the Ampang Line, Kelana Jaya Line or other transit services provided at
Kuala Lumpur Sentral.
KL Sentral Station
WKL Sentral is the largest railway station in Southeast Asia and was
designed as an inter-model transportation hub. Most of Kuala Lumpur's
passenger rail lines serve KL Sentral, while many intercity trains serving
Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore also start here.
The following rail services are available in KL Sentral:
• Express Rail Link (ERL):
- KLIA Ekspres: high-speed direct train to the Kuala Lumpur International
- KLIA Transit: high-speed transit commuter train service to KLIA with 3
quick intermediate stops.
• KTM Komuter: Sentul-Port Klang Line and Rawang-Seremban Line with the
Rawang-Kuala Kubu Bharu Shuttle Route.
• KTM Intercity: Intercity trains that connects from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok
• Electric Train Service (ETS): Electric transit trains that connects from
Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh.
• RapidKL LRT - Kelana Jaya Line: Kelana Jaya-Gombak light rail transit (LRT)
• KL Monorail's KL Sentral station: Across busy Jalan Tun Sambanthan, a 410
metres walk away by covered walkway.
For details on the various
services listed above - Check-out > KL Sentral Website.
This electrified commuter train service operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Berhad (KTMB - Malayan Railways), caters especially to commuters working in
Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding Klang Valley suburban areas. Coaches are
modern and air-conditioned.
KTM Komuter's 175 km (109 mi)
metre gauge network has 45 stations. It consists of two cross-city routes,
namely the Sentul-Port Klang and Rawang-Seremban lines, plus a shuttle
service from Rawang to Tanjung Malim
Passengers for Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) may take the KTM
Komuter to Nilai Komuter halt and change to an airport bus, or they may
change at KL Sentral station onto the dedicated KLIA Ekspres. KTM Komuter
tickets are sold at counters and via vending machines, available at all
KLIA Ekspres / ERL
This Is a non-stop, airport rail link service between Kuala Lumpur Sentral
(KL Sentral) and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as well as to
KLIA 2. The service is run by Express Rail Link (ERL). The non-stop 57
kilometre journey takes around 28 minutes with trains departing at 15 minute
intervals during peak hours and 20 minute intervals during off-peak hours.
First train: 0500hrs / Last
Peak Hours: 0500hrs - 0900hrs & 1600hrs - 2200hrs
Off-Peak Hours: 0900hrs - 1600hrs & 2200hrs - 0000hrs
KLIA Ekspres air-conditioned carriages are equipped with comfortable
contoured seats, a washroom, overhead racks for light luggage and tiered
racks for large luggage. Special wheelchair seat compartments have been
allocated on board for the disabled
Travellers from KL Sentral to KLIA can purchase the tickets to board the
KLIA Ekspres at the KL City Air Terminal (KL CAT) which is an integral part
of the KL Sentral transport hub. Ticketing is done
either by automated ticketing machines or by ticketing staff at the stations
The service shares the line with KLIA Transit, which stops at all stations
along the line. Both KLIA Transit and KLIA Ekspres services are often
referred to by Malaysians simply as the ERL, or Express Rail Link.
For updates on schedules and
fares for KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit -
Check-out > KL Ekspres Website.
LRT Line Extension Project
The western end would be extended to the suburbs of Subang Jaya such
as UEP Subang Jaya (USJ) and Putra Heights to the south-west of
Kuala Lumpur. The expansion plan will also see the Ampang Line
extended to the suburbs of Puchong and the south-west of Kuala
Lumpur The plan also involved the construction of an entirely new
line, tentatively called the Kota Damansara-Cheras Line, running
from Kota Damansara in the western portion of the city, to Cheras
which lies to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur. The project is
expected to be completed in first quarter of 2016.
Ampang Line - The proposed extension line starts from Sri Petaling
Station and passes through Kinrara, Puchong, and ends at Putra
Heights. The extension is 17.7km long with 12 new stations
Kelana Jaya Line - The proposed line extension will begin from
Kelana Jaya station and pass through 13 new stations, including
Subang Jaya and USJ before ending at Putra Heights, covering a
distance of 17km.
(Mass Transit Rail) Project
If you notice the mess of construction going on especially near the
streets of the City, it is probably the multi billion dollar project
called "The MRT Project". Commenced in mid 2011 and expected to be
completed in 2016.
This is a 3-line mass rapid transit
system that will pass through the city centre and serve densely
populated suburban areas including Kota Damansara, Mutiara Damansara,
Bandar Utama, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Bukit Damansara, Cheras, Bandar
Tun Hussein Onn and Balakong, with a total catchment population of
1.2 million people.
Related Services -
Transfers & Vehicle Charters
Transfer services from and to Kuala Lumpur as well as vehicle charter with
driver services within the city.
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