KLIA Transit

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KLIA Transit
KLIAtransit at KLIA.jpg
KLIA Transit train at KLIA Station.
Overview
Type Airport rail link
(Commuter rail)
Locale Kuala Lumpur - Bandar Tasik Selatan - Putrajaya - KLIA
Stations 5
Line number      CYAN
Operation
Opening 14 April 2002
Operator(s) Express Rail Link
Conduction system With driver
Rolling stock Desiro ET 425 M Electric Multiple Unit
Technical
Line length 57 km
Track gauge 1 435 mm Standard gauge
Route map
 Kelana Jaya Line 
 KL Monorail 
KL Sentral ETS Line KTM Intercity klia2
 Seremban Line Port Klang Line 
 Sri Petaling Line 
Bandar Tasik Selatan ETS Line Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
 Seremban Line 
Putrajaya Sentral
 MRL 
Kompleks Rel Udara (Depot)
Salak Tinggi klia2
KLIA  KLIA Ekspres APM 
klia2 KLIA Ekspres

KLIA Transit is a commuter rail service linking Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and KL International Airport (KLIA) as well as three other stops in between.[1] It is operated by Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) and shares the same tracks as the KLIA Ekspres, but KLIA Ekspres only provides direct non-stop services between Kuala Lumpur and KLIA.

Both KLIA Transit and KLIA Ekspres services are often referred to by Malaysians simply as the ERL, or Express Rail Link.

KLIA Transit stations[edit]

There are five stations served by KLIA Transit. They are (from north to south):

Name Type Notes
KL Sentral Side Connection to Rapid Rail, KTM Komuter, KTM Intercity and walking distance to Monorail Line.
Bandar Tasik Selatan Side Connection to Rapid Rail and KTM Komuter.
Cyberjaya/Putrajaya Side
Salak Tinggi Side
KLIA Side

The KLIA Transit stations in KL Sentral and KLIA are different from those of the KLIA Ekspres.

At KL Sentral, the KLIA Transit station is accessed from the main Transit Concourse at Level One instead of KL CAT which only caters for KLIA Ekspres passengers. In KLIA, the station is accessed from Level Three (Arrivals) of the main terminal building.

Accidents[edit]

On August 24, 2010, Express Rail Link suffered their first reported accident in which 3 passengers were injured. Two ERL trains collided at Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Of the trains involved one of them was about to depart at 9.45pm for Kuala Lumpur International Airport while the other train, which was empty, rammed into its rear.[2][3]

Journey[edit]

  • Distance: 57 kilometres from KL Sentral to KLIA
  • Duration: 36 minutes
  • Train Frequency: Once every half hour
  • Departure Times:
KL Sentral
First train at 0533hrs
Last train at 0003hrs
KLIA
First train at 0552hrs
Last train at 0100hrs

Fares[edit]

Fares depend on the distance travelled. The fares for KL Sentral-KLIA and KLIA-KL Sentral are the same as KLIA Ekspres at RM35. There are reduced fares for elderly people (over 50), though this reduction applies only to Malaysian citizens.

Check-in facilities are not available at KLIA Transit stations. However, passengers holding KLIA Ekspres tickets are allowed to check-in luggage for several airlines at the KL CAT in KL Sentral.

The following is the fare structure for a one-way trip as of 2006:

ERL Transit Train Adult Fares
One Way Fares KL Sentral Bandar Tasik Selatan Cyberjaya/Putrajaya Salak Tinggi KLIA
KL Sentral RM4.20 RM9.50 RM12.50 RM35.00
Bandar Tasik Selatan RM4.20 RM5.30 RM8.30 RM26.50
Putrajaya/Cyberjaya RM9.50 RM5.30 RM3.00 RM6.20
Salak Tinggi RM12.50 RM8.30 RM3.00 RM3.20
KLIA RM35.00 RM26.50 RM6.20 RM3.20

For frequent users, they have the options of buying weekly or monthly passes called "KLIA Transit Travel Card". The holders of these card enjoy discounted fares as follows, as of May 2011:-

a) Card purchased for departure from Putrajaya station to the following arrival station:-

  • KL Sentral (Weekly card cost RM 75.00, and Monthly card cost RM 285.00)
  • Bandar Tasik Selatan (Weekly card cost RM 60.00, and Monthly card cost RM 160.00)
  • Salak Tinggi (Weekly card cost RM 30.00, and Monthly card cost RM 90.00)
  • KLIA (Weekly card cost RM 60.00, and Monthly card cost RM 185.00)

b) Card purchased for departure from KLIA station to the following arrival station:-

  • KL Sentral (Weekly card not available for sale, and Monthly card cost RM 300.00)
  • Bandar Tasik Selatan (Weekly card not available for sale, and Monthly card cost RM 250.00)
  • Putrajaya & Cyberjaya (Weekly card not available for sale, and Monthly card cost RM 185.00)
  • Salak Tinggi (Weekly card not available for sale, and Monthly card cost RM 130.00)

c) Card purchased for departure from Salak Tinggi station to the following arrival station:-

  • KL Sentral (Weekly card not available for sale, and Monthly card cost RM 285.00)
  • Bandar Tasik Selatan (Weekly card not available for sale, and Monthly card cost RM 250.00)
  • Note: Other arrival stations are not available for card purchase from this departure station

History[edit]

KLIA Transit began operations on June 20, 2002.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Services". Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  2. ^ "2 ERLs crash at KL Sentral". 
  3. ^ "2 ERLs crash at KL Sentral, 3 hurt". 

External links[edit]

Route maps[edit]