Monorails in Malaysia
After the success of the Kuala Lumpur Monorail, there have been numerous proposals laid out in Malaysia to increase users of public transports and to ease the congestion of traffic. Monorails recently became a popular choice of transit system compared to rapid transit systems, citing its quietness, ease of construction, lower cost, and non-obstructiveness.
The Kuala Lumpur monorail system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia opened August 31, 2003, and serves 11 stations running 8.6 km with two parallel elevated tracks. It connects Kuala Lumpur's main station KL Sentral with the "Golden Triangle". Government has announced the upgrading of the depot and additional cars from 2 nos to 4 nos.
Bandar Sunway, Selangor
The Sunway Monorail, a 3-km single track loop, was Malaysia's first monorail when opened in 2000. The line was primarily intended to connect the Sunway Pyramid mall, Sunway Lagoon theme park and surrounding areas to the greater Klang Valley rail system. The line was soon shut down, and a plan proposed in 2007 to revive it and link to the KTM Komuter Setia Jaya station has not been implemented.
A 1.6-km monorail in Malacca opened in October 2010, but was soon shut down due to technical problems. In 2011, the Monorail is reopened.
Construction of Putrajaya Monorail started in Putrajaya. Linked to the KLIA Transit Cyberjaya/Putrajaya station, the plan called for 2 lines; one line will be 12 km long with 17 stations and the second will be 6 km long with six stations.
Construction was suspended in 2004.