Bukit Berapit Rail Tunnel

Coordinates: 04°46′36.3″N 100°47′52.3″E / 4.776750°N 100.797861°E / 4.776750; 100.797861
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04°46′36.3″N 100°47′52.3″E / 4.776750°N 100.797861°E / 4.776750; 100.797861

Bukit Berapit Rail Tunnel
LocationBukit Berapit, Perak, Malaysia
Work begun2008
OwnerKeretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)
OperatorKeretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)
Length3.3 km

The Bukit Berapit Rail Tunnel (Malay: Terowong Kereta Api Bukit Berapit) is a twin rail tunnel passing under the Bintang Mountains, located between Padang Rengas in Kuala Kangsar District and Bukit Berapit near Bukit Gantang in Larut, Matang and Selama District, Perak. Malaysia. Measuring at 3.3 km, it is the second longest rail tunnel in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, surpassed only by the Genting Tunnel of the ECRL.[1][2][3]


The tunnel was constructed as part of the Ipoh–Padang Besar Double Tracking and Electrification Project to replace to the old winding tracks with many tunnels. The completion of this tunnel saw the Bukit Berapit Halt closure.

Construction of the tunnel was started in 2008 and was completed in 2013. And now, it has been commissioned and is in operation.


  1. ^ "Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Railway Project". Railway Technology. Retrieved 2014-05-15.
  2. ^ Adopted from Terowong keretapi paling panjang di Malaysia - Buku Rekod Malaysia Edisi Kedua, Ghulam Jie M Khan
  3. ^ "Terowong Genting ECRL, terowong tren terpanjang di Asia". Berita Harian. 2023-09-26. Retrieved 2024-01-18.