Sunway Monorail

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Sunway Monorail
Overview
Locale Sunway City, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Transit type straddle-beam monorail (Steel-tracked).
Number of lines 1 loop line; 1 branch line.
Number of stations 3.
Operation
Began operation 2000.
Ended operation Defunct as of 2007.
Number of vehicles 2 trains.
Technical
System length 3.2 km.

The Sunway Monorail was a Malaysian monorail system that operated within the vicinity of Sunway City, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, west from the country's capital city, Kuala Lumpur. The system included a single looped line with three stations around Sunway City, and was the second monorail system to operate in Malaysia following the Genting Monorail, and the first public monorail in the country, opening in 2000 and predating the launch of the Kuala Lumpur Monorail by three years.

Line and rolling stock[edit]

The monorail primarily ran along a 3 km steel-tracked loop system surrounding the Sunway Lagoon water theme park, stopping at three key locations on the northern and western side of the loop:

The monorail system operated with two five-car SL5 trains in its rolling stock; the trains produced by Severn-Lamb, a British locomotive manufacturer. The total cost of the loop was an estimated US$10 million.

Expansions, closure and potential revivals[edit]

The Sunway Monorail system was intended to support additional extensions in the following years. Plans were made to construct two addition loops with interconnecting stations at all three loops, but none of the plans were realised.

The system ceased operation within years following its opening. Despite its closure, portions of tracks along the line, as well as its depot, remain.

In 2007, talks were made on a potential revival of the monorail link, additionally connecting to the KTM Komuter's Setia Jaya station (proposed to be renamed Sunway station).[citation needed] As of November 2007, little news of the revival is available.

The system was later on modified as a walkway connecting various universities around the area.[citation needed]

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