Monorails in Malaysia

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A monorail leaving Imbi station

After the success of the Kuala Lumpur Monorail, there have been numerous proposal 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.[1]

Kuala Lumpur[edit]

Main article: Kuala Lumpur Monorail

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[edit]

Main article: Sunway Monorail

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.

Malacca[edit]

Main article: Malacca Monorail

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.

Putrajaya[edit]

Main article: Putrajaya Monorail

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.

Penang[edit]

Main article: Penang Monorail

The Malaysian Government has approved a monorail project on Penang Island.[when?] It will consist of 2 lines and will connect the Penang Ferry Terminal as well as the Penang International Airport.

Construction will only start after Komuter-Nord opens in 2017, but it will currently turn into a light metro system.

Johor[edit]

Main article: JB Monorail

The government is in the process of finalising another monorail project in Johor. It is currently turning into the metro system similar to Shenzhen.

Construction will only start after the proposed Crossrail West opens in 2015.

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