LRT - Light Rail Transit, Kuala Lumpur
Putra LRT being the important link to the KL since 1998. This transportation bringing you to the center of KL.
Below is the major station if you are going to visit the nearest tourism spot.
Paser Seni Station (Central Market, China Town)
Masjid Jamek Station (Masjid Jamek, Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad, Interchange to STAR LRT link)
KLCC Station (Suria KLCC Shopping Mall, Petronas Twin Tower, Petrolsains, KLCC Hanging Bridge)
Ampang Park Station (Ampang Park Shopping Mall, Nikko Hotel, Central Square Shopping Center, etc)
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.
LRT is a driver-less system, the longest driver-less train in the world. I haven't realized it until I read the small words on the ticket. When the train came, I proved it's true... there was really no driver!
The setting inside the train is just similar to other metros over the world, except that advertisements/posters are replaced by some beautiful poems.
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 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.
STARline LRT routes linking Sentul Timur to Ampang(Ampang Line) and Sentul Timur to Sri Petaling (Sri Petaling Line), both routes passing through the city centre. Its operate between 6:00 am to 23:50 pm and the fares vary from RM0.70 to RM2.90.
It passes through 25 stations in total, some of which intersact with KL's other rail services at the following locations:
STARline Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line intersect with KL Monorail at Titiwangsa Station and Hang Tuah Station
STARline Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line intersect with PUTRAline LRT at Masjid Jamek Station
STARline Sri Petaling Line intersects with ERL - KLIA Transit and the KTM Komuter (Rawang-Seremban Line) at Bandar Tasik Selatan station.
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.
LRT or Monorail is the cheapest transportation in KL. You can get around the city's main areas for RM2.00 as maximum. Main stations are: KLCC, Jalan Bukit Bentang.
It's tidy and clean and fine for misbehavior (throwing a cup...etc) is RM500.
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.
Best way to move around without the hassle of the traffic jams.
Here is a trip planner website for the LRT (Light Rail Transit) and also all the info you need;
Here is a map of the LRT system and other rail systems throughout Kuala Lumpur;
REMINDER: The LRT system does NOT take you to all the toursit places. Some places, you may have to travel by bus, taxi or by foot. Seek a map for further details.
Good luck and have fun!
Take Airport Bus/Coach RM 9 or RM 10 to KL Sentral (LCCT - KL Sentral apprx 1 hr) or longer due to traffic jam / rain as it is peak period.
Take KL Monorail - The Kuala Lumpur Monorail station is not directly connected to the Kuala Lumpur Sentral transport hub, despite its proximity to the building, passengers must walk a 140 meter path across a parking lot (Lot G, above).
If you want to reach this hotel by Monorail, make sure you stop at Medan Tuanku Station, once you step out from the station, you will notice the red color building, that’s your hotel, Tune Hotel!
You can reach the Batu Caves easily by taxi or bus (30mins - 1hr)
Check with the bus driver if they reach Batu Caves.
Public bus (11 and 11d)in the Bukit Bintang (Golden Triangle)area.
Rapid KL B101/102 to Titiwangsa and change U1/U10
Hotel > KL Monorail : Bukit Bintang Stop.
Bus N0 70 and 349 are leaving from Lebuh Pudu (in China Town) every 30 minutes.
Hotel > KL Monorail : Maharajalela Stop (few hundred meters from China Town).
Take KL Monorail back to KL Sentral change to Putra LRT to Taman Melawati / Terminal Putra LRT (last stop).
Take Rapid KL bus No
U5 : Titiwangsa - Taman Melati LRT via Jalan Gombak - Titiwangsa
T203 : Terminal PUTRA LRT - Pinggiran Batu Caves - Terminal PUTRA LRT
If you are planning to go by bus, leave earlier peak hour starts as early as 7 am at certain places. There is no direct tranport from Batu Caves to Airport except by Taxi. I would suggest spare a min of 2 hrs & there is no place to deposit your stuff.
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.