LRT - Light Rail Transit, Kuala Lumpur
MY Rapid is a company that run the main public transportation system in KL. They provide Putra (Kelana Jaya Line) and Star (Ampang Line) LRT, Monorail, and RapidKL buses. How good are they? I would say " okay", and not good enough compare to Singapore, HK, Melbourne, or even Bangkok, but they might be better than Hanoi. The LRTs and Monorail work fine, and their buses work better than any other bus operators in KL. The issue with the buses are due to traffic congestion.
KTM Komuter is a city train operated by KTM Berhad . There are several stops for tourist attraction, for example you can take KTM to reach Batu Caves & Mid Valley Megamall. Despite many complaints from the public, KTM Komuter continues providing inadequate services for example waiting up to 45minutes to 1 hours for a train, and jam pack during rush hours.
Touch n'Go would be good to use if you decide to take buses, LRT, or Monorail most of the time, cause you can touch and go without coins. The card cost RM10. please check out their website to know more.
KL has 3 lines of metro systems: PUTRA-LRT,STAR-LRT and the KL Monorail Line.
No doubt, trains are the easiest and fastest way to get around the city. One way fare ranges from RM.70 to RM2.90. You just have to insert your money in a ticketing machine and takes only a few minutes to wait for the next train.
You wont get lost even on a self-guided tour. Routes and fares are displayed in every station.
The only train station that I found very busy to get in is going to and from the KL Sentral.
You must get physically prepared to fit in a big crowd of people- businessmen, tourists, locals, etc.
STAR-LRT has 2 phases-Phase 1 (yellow Line) from Ampang to Jalan Sultan Ismail and Phase 2 (Sri Petaling line or the green line) that has 12 stations. These 2 lines become one in Chow Son Lin.
Putra-LRT travels to and from Terminal Putra - Kelana Jaya that which will pass the KLCC, Majid Jamek and KL sentral stations.
Putra-LRT operates from 6am-11pm while STAR-LRT operates 6am-12midnight daily except on Sundays 8am-11pm.
I want to share with you how to take train in Kuala Lumpur. For you information, there are five types of train in KL – Intercity Train (KTM), Komuter, Monorail, Putra LRT and STAR LRT.
Today, I will cover the STAR LRT stations.
STAR LRT covered Ampang to Sentul Timur and Sri Petaling to Sentul Timur.
AMPANG – SENTUL TIMUR
1. Ampang (AG8)
2. Cahaya (AG7)
3. Cempaka (AG6)
4.Pandan Indah (AG5)
5. Pandan Jaya (AG4)
6. Maluri (AG3) – Jusco Maluri is near this station.
7. Miharja (AG2)
*** stations after this is the same for sri petaling line ***
8. Chan Sow Lin (ST1) – interchange to Sri Petaling line at platform 2A.
9. Pudu (ST2) – near Pudu market.
10. Hang Tuah (ST3) – change to KL Monorail (Hang Tuah). Stop here if you want to go to Berjaya Times Square, Sungei Wang, Low Yat plaza, Bukit Bintang (Starhill).
11. Plaza Rakyat (ST4) – next to Puduraya Station.
12. Masjid Jamek (ST5) – change to Putra LRT (Kelana Jaya line).
13. Bandaraya (ST6) – change to Komuter (Bank Negara station). Sogo shopping mall is near this stop and also Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) textile shopping heaven.
14. Sultan Ismail (ST7)
15. PWTC (ST8) – PWTC building. Putra Terminal (Bus Station).
16. Titiwangsa (ST9) – change to KL Monorail (Titiwangsa station)
17. Sentul (ST10)
18. Sentul Timur (ST11)
SRI PETALING – SENTUL TIMUR
1. Sri Petaling (PH8)
2. Bukit Jalil (PH7) – near Stadium Bukit Jalil.
3. Sungai Besi (PH6)
4. Bandar Tasik Selatan (PH5) – Change to Komuter and KLIA Express/Transit. Near Terminal Bas Selatan (TBS Bus Station).
5. Bandar Tun Razak (PH4) – Near Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN).
6. Salak Selatan (PH3)
7. Cheras (PH2)
***next station same as AMPANG line. Start from no.8 ***
Fare and timetable visit RapidkL website.
although the monorail is the more famous cousin of the Light Railway Transit (LRT) due to the film entrapment by Sean Connery, the LRT is more widespread as the mode of transport as their is only one monorai line in Kuala Lumpur. The Light Rail System has 3 major lines as compared to the monorail and further expansion is being undertaken at the present. Fares are cheap (RM1.2 and up and it depends on the length of your journey along the number of LRT stations), although connectivity between different lines is poor due to inadequate integration since the three Light Railway Companies are differently owned. The Light Railways criss crosses the capital Kuala Lumpur.
The LRT System in KL is operated by a single transportation entity known as RapidKL. The transportation company is actually running an integrated Bus & LRT services for the city and the Klang Valley area. KL and its suburbs are referred to collectively as the Klang Valley. The LRT services in the Klang Valley are run on two main lines namely the Kelana Jaya Line (previously known as PUTRA LRT) and Ampang Line (known before as STAR LRT).
The Kelana Jaya Line is operated on a driverless system. The line runs from Kelana Jaya in the west to Gombak in the east. Most sections of the line are elevated except at the central business district where the line runs underground after the Central Market and surfaces after the Ampang Park station. There are five underground stations namely Masjid Jamek, Dang Wangi, Kampung Baru, KLCC and Ampang Park.
Trains on the Ampang Line on the other hand are manned. The line runs on the south to north grid. Tracks are on elevated structures in the city and on the surface in the suburbs. They are actually two lines on this system, one is from Ampang in the south east of the city while the other is from Sri Petaling in the south west, merging into a single alignment at Chan Sow Lin station. Chan Sow Lin is also an interchange station. The merged line terminates at Sentul Timur station in the north with 10 stops within the city centre. You are therefore not required to change train getting into the city from either of these stations. My advice is that if you are heading out of the city on the southbound trains, please lookout for the right train to board to avoid all the hassles of switching trains at the Chan Sow Lin interchange. All southbound trains have their respective destinations displayed as either Ampang or Sri Petaling.
This is the only site you will need when it comes to public railbound transport in KL because it covers all aspects of it:links, maps and so. Also links to some of KL's most interesting sights like the Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC.
The best to get around Kuala Lumpur very fast and avoid traffic are to take LRT, subway or their Monorail. All of these line of transportation are having the interchange station, so that every locals and tourists can reach their destination just in short of time.
KL's LRT is a fast, inexpensive and mostly elevated metro system. The LRT is not integrated with the Monorail (PRT) which can mean leaving one system and then walking across the road to another system.
There are two main lines:
1. Kelana Jaya Rail Line ( known as PUTRA)
2. Ampang Rail Line ( known as STAR )
An electronic control system allows you to tap your card to enter and exit via turnstiles. Fares range from 70 sen to RM2.80 and stored-value tickets are also available.
road traffic can come to a standstill
especially during rush hour
and everytime it rains..
don't waste valuable time in a traffic jam
plan and time your moves
also consider using the light rail transit if you are highly mobile
and don't mind the sweat induced by the heat and humidity...
hai, nearest light rail transit station - station call plaza rakyat. 02 minutes walking distance to the bus terminal and also to chinatown. kind regards. for further information please email me at esah_abdullah@hotmail or firstname.lastname@example.org. From Esah Abdullah from Kuala Lumpur
If you don’t fancy driving within KL, try the efficient, comfortable and congestion-free . . The RapidKL Light Rail Transit ( LRT ) services that make getting around KL a breeze.
(1) Kelana Jaya Rail Line ( known as PUTRA )
(2) Ampang Rail Line ( known as STAR )
Its very convenience and you can get from one part of the city in an air-conditioned train and much faster then taxies too.
You buy the ticket and mentioned the destinations and pay for it. You can also get monthly pass (mostly for locals who work and stay in the city). I usually buy the RM20 or RM50 ticket and use it till the value finished.
We have two LRT system one is Rapid KL (from Sentul Timor to Ampang and to Bukit Jalil) Putra LRT is from Terminal Putra in Gombak to Kelana Jaya station.
KL Monorail, LRT and KTM Komuter trains are the most comfortable, more cheaper and the fastest means of getting around KL as well as to most cities of Malaysia. If you hate traffics, take the train. Actually, I miss riding at those trains now.
I would think that the best way to travel within the city centre is by taking the LRT (Light Railway Transit. Some would call it subway or metro or tube or underground an etc...
It all depends to where you want to go. You can check out the routes in the website or at the station itself. There are 2 services in Kuala Lumpur. One is Putra LRT and the other is Star LRT.
You'll realise that everyone queues to buy tickets from the ticket counter each time they take the LRT, monorail or putraline. No one uses the machines since it breaks down so often. Longer lines expected for popular stations like Hung Tuah LRT, KL Sentral, Pasat Rakyat LRT. Tickets from RM1.2 onwards.