LRT - Light Rail Transit, Kuala Lumpur
RAPID KL is the company tasked with providing an integrated public transport system in the Klang Valley incorporating rail and bus services.
Kelana Jaya Line compromises of 24 stations between Kelana Jaya and Gombak.
Ampang Line compromiseses of 25 stations between Sri Petaling/Ampang and Sentul Timur Station.
Take the Putra LRT to Bangsar to get to Mid Valley Shopping Mall.
Take to KLCC station to visit the Petronas Twin Towers.
This the most used city transport.
It's very convenient as it is cheap, I have never seen it too crowded and it is often faster than taxis.
It is not like an underground as you do not buy a tiket valid to wherever you are going, prices change depending on your destination, but still it's very cheap.
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.
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.
When I 1st went to checkout the LRT and where it goes and stuff I really found it quiet easy to use. I would say a very good way to go around the city of KL then using a cab. The routes of the different lines is well marked and you`ll be notified of the next station on the train so its not a train smash. The trains is fast and if you miss one its not a problem and they next one comes shortly after. In my opinion its cheap , fast and safe to travel on the LRT. I never had any hassels using the LRT.
KL as you will know soon enough has daily massive traffic jams. So you can be stuck in a taxi during the rush hours.
The LRT is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around. The only thing is that there are 4l different systems of light rail, commuter train and monorail. So you will need to walk across here and there to change from one line to another.
After getting used to the change and station names, it is a breeze to get around.
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.
When you are in KL, the most economic way to travel around and to see the city more, get a full day LRT fare at RM7 which is inclusive of free bus rides within the city area on the Rapid KL buses.... (Blue, Green tags). By doing this you'll be able to travel in the city or to the suburbs such as Damansara Utama, Sunway, Subang Jaya.
At the end of the LRT line is the Kelana Jaya where you can disembark from the train and catch free shuttle service to IKEA (located at The Curve) or catch another bus on Rapid KL to Sunway Pyramid (or take a full day at the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park).
If you would like to see more of KL, you may send me an email and I would be glad to help you around.
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.
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...
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.
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.
if you want to save your time.. selected tourist spot in KL are linked with the LRT station.. there are PUTRA LRT and STAR LRT.. but you can just stick to PUTRA LRT.. sufficient enaough.. price range from MYR1 ++ to MYR3 ++.. but you might catch a taxi but avoid using the taxi during rush hour..