Monorail, Kuala Lumpur

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    KL Sentral to Chow Kit by monorail... part 1

    by SangAji Updated Mar 14, 2009

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    KL Sentral monorail station is 'disconnected' from the main station....

    this can be confusing especially for disorientated travellers

    follow the crowd heading towards the buses terminal downstairs

    and head towards the buses exit and continue along the covered walkway

    twin towers from KL Sentral KL Sentral monorail station KL Sentral monorail station entrance twin towers from monorail hang tuah station
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    getting around KL

    by the_wanderlust Updated May 25, 2008

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    its easy getting in and around KL. whenever im in KL, i use the mtr and monorail. you'll never have a hard time finding Petronas or Bukit Bintang. and its the fastest and cheapest way to wander around.

    mtr has a station connected to Petronas. Just get off KLCC and follow the exit signs and it will lead you to Petronas and Suria Mall.

    KL Sentral is the main hub of the mtr. a 2-minute walk across the street is the monorail station. if you want to go Bukit Bintang just take the monorail from KL sentral.

    you'll never get lost, just check out the maps monorail has arrived

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  • How to get to Jalan Petaling/Chinatown

    by oerkenbo Written Jun 14, 2008

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    It's not that difficult to get to Chinatown/Jalan Petaling. Get off at either Maharajalela (if using the monorail) or Pasar Seni, and you'll just be a 5-min walk away.

    Mass transport planning is Malaysia is mystifying. Why one of the newest urban mass transport networks in the world was designed so that the stops on different line didn't connect -- go figure.

    Plus, it was a bit surprising that the Monorial cars -- only completed in the last 10 years -- is showing a lot of signs of wear and tear.

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    Cheap and quick though doesn't get you everywhere

    by cheezecake_deli Updated Apr 1, 2007

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    KL remains a city built for cars, and therefore public transportation is not the best. The relatively new "metro" system consists of a mixture of ground-level trains (KTM Komuter lines), underground trains (the light railway system) and elevated trains (the monorail). Sadly, these lines are not particularly well integrated, even if some stations are located next to each other! And they don't go everywhere - indeed, some lines seem to go nowhere important! Still, the system will get you to some useful central locations, e.g. KLCC and the Bukit Bintang area with relative air-conditioned ease, and at very affordable prices (RM2 ish). The short monorail line is perhaps the most comfortable.

    Pasar Seni LRT station
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  • The Red KL MonoRail

    by PeteLow2004 Written Sep 24, 2006

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    In this account, I shall write about my travelling experience using KL rail network.

    This is my second trip to Kuala Lumpur and my first to the Park at Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam - finding my way around KL would be a small challenge for me.

    I took the challenge to travel around KL using the Monorail and the Komuter.It was my first experience travelling in this mode of transport.

    There is a monorail station near the Swiss Inn in ChinaTown where I stayed. The station is call Mahaderaja. I think there are only 2 carriage trains in the monorail system. The train comes arrives the station quite regularly, say every 5 minutes or so. As I ventured nearby, I was surprised to see Stadium Merdeka. I had been trying to find out where the stadium was. I did not know it was just next to the monorail station

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    Very Dynamic Transportation

    by Lyda1973 Written Oct 9, 2006

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    We stay in Crowne Plaza KL and jus outside is a monorail station, so this was the transportation that we mainly used to go to the shopping malls in Ampang area (by the way isn’t worth it), Chinatown, Downtown and all the masjid and markets, Bangsar, etc. We made connections to LTR or KCR or the Express Train to go to Putrajaya, The Mines or the airport and the other that I mentioned from the monorail .
    Is colourful, not so big, goes in a moderate speed and the distance line is relatively short.

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    Made famous by the film Entrapment

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 29, 2011

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    the monorail of Malaysia was made famous by the film entrapment in 1999 starring sean connery and catherine zeta jones) and remains one of the icon of kuala lumpur. lately it has been gradually replaced by the Light Railway Transit which have dual tracked rails hence the momorail one has a one line tracks along kuala lumpur unike the Light Railways which has multiple lines around KL. The Kuala Lumpur Monorail Line system consists of a single dual-way line that links areas of inner Kuala Lumpur previously not served by rail transport, namely Brickfields, Bukit Bintang and Chow Kit, with pre-existing LRT and/or KTM Komuter stations at KL Sentral, Hang Tuah, Bukit Nanas and Titiwangsa. The line's two terminus stations are on a single track. The Basic Fares start at 1.20 Ringgit one way and gradually increases depending on the number of stations. it is interconnected by the LRT at the Titiwangsa, KL Sentral and Hang Tuah stations that you can change to LRT stations (but pay for the LRT fares for the LRT destinations too).

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    Easy and Fast Way to Get Around KL

    by tidzy Written Sep 9, 2007

    The prices are cheap, depending on which station you're from and where you want to go. There aren't any schedules, if you miss a monorail train that just went by, in about 5 minutes there would be another one that would come along. It's pretty convenient since you avoid the traffic if ever you travel during rush hour.

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    City transport

    by bonio Written Nov 30, 2007

    We were impressed by the transport system in the centre of Kl, extensive coverage using metro, monorail, local trains and the bus. The situation further out is not so good we were told, only a sporadic bus service.
    The link to the website gies lots of info.

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    Taxi is not a must

    by 3za Written Jan 19, 2008

    It was really easy to go around KL..just ask around how to go & the streets to remember & you'll easily get there....thanks to their efficient monorail & LRTs.....there's always a connecting mode of transport wherever you get off whether a bus or a train type is available....not much long walks...Even if you're a 1st timer your pockets won't hurt coz of Taxi fare

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    KL Monorail

    by cs_zee Written Mar 21, 2008

    KL Monorail is a monorail system in Kuala Lumpur, opened 31 August 2003. and serves 11 stations running 8.6 km with two parallel elevated tracks . Travelling time along 8.6km route from Titiwangsa station to the KL Sentral station is approximately 19 minutes .

    Operating hours : 6.00 am to 12.00 midnight daily

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    Kuala´s Monorail.

    by euzkadi Written May 4, 2008

    The Kuala´s Monorail was opened in 2003, it has 11 elevated stations, and is capable of handling almost 5,000 passanger per hour. All the trains were made in Malaysia, and is a good way of transport in a city with such big traffic problems.

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    Monorail... Monorail...... Monorail.........

    by alvis Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The monorail in KL is very different than the skytrain in Bangkok, the trains are much smaller and fatter, and there are a number of lines and changing points, the centre being KL Central. It isn't much cheaper than using taxis if there is more than 1 person but it is well worth trying out the monorail for the novelty value of travelling overhead.

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    Monorail

    by IreneMcKay Written Oct 26, 2013

    This was our fourth visit to KL and we were not sure what we wanted to do or see, but when we took the monorail from KL Sentral to Raja Chulan we realised that the monorail passed several interesting buildings so we used it for our next day's sightseeing. It is very easy to use. Buy your ticket from a machine. You can set it to telling you what to do in English. You will receive a token. Touch the token to the reader at the monorail entry barrier. Put it in the slot to be swallowed up and reused at the end of your trip. The monorail was fine but can be crowded.

    The Monorail.

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    Monorail to and from KL Sentral Station

    by PeterVancouver Updated Jul 23, 2014

    The nearest monorail station is about ten minutes from the Shangri La Hotel. To get there you need to turn left out of the hotel and keep walking along Jalan Sultan Ismail until you come to Bukit Nenas monorail station. Basically you cant miss it as the track goes right past the hotel so simply follow that.

    The Kuala Lumpur (KL) Monorail, previously known as the Peoplemover Rapid Transit Line, is an urban intercity rail system with two parallel elevated tracks. With 11 elevated stations, the line connects the city's transit hub, Kuala Lumpur Sentral station in Brickfields, to Titiwangsa Terminal in Jalan Tun Razak, passing via the central business district – the Golden Triangle.

    The KL Monorail has 11 stations designed to accommodate longer trains. The stations are elevated structures with platforms on the top floor, and ticketing is provided on the ground or first floors.There has, however, been criticism that the platforms are not wide enough for free passenger movement. They also have low-level roofs with poor ventilation, and the escalators only

    The system has ten permanently-coupled, two-car train sets travelling at a top speed of 80km/h. The trains are of a similar design to those of ALWEG Monorail in Seattle, and are 20m long and 3m wide. The trains have 48 seats and space to accommodate 196 standing passengers.The monorail train has two 75kW motors and runs on 750V DC power. The end of each car is equipped with a coupler to detach and dispatch it to the nearest station in case of power failure, and emergency back-up power ensures the train remains operational for a 30-minute period.

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