Putrajaya Monorail

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Putrajaya-Kajang Line
Putrajaya Monorail Suspended Bridge
Native nameLaluan Putrajaya-Kajang
TypeLight rail transit (LRT)
StatusUnder feasibility study.[1]
Shelved in 2004; 15 years ago (2004) due to federal budget constraints.
TerminiPutrajaya Sentral
Stations25 stations
ServicesPresint 11 - Presint 3 - Presint 1 - Presint 14 - Presint 17 - Presint 6
Line number 14 
Planned opening2021; 2 years' time (2021)[2]
Depot(s)Presint 11 Depot
Line length18 km (11 mi)
Line 1: 13.2 km (8.2 mi)
Line 2: 6.8 km (4.2 mi)
Route map
GKLKV Integrated Transit Map -KwongTN.svg
Putrajaya Monorail
Kajang Parking
 1   9 
Reko Sentral
Bandar Baru Bangi
possibile extension
to HSR and MRT
Kampung Dato' Abu
Abu Bakar Baginda
Presint Diplomatik
Alamanda Putrajaya
Lebuh Perdana Timur
Taman Putra Perdana
Laman Perdana
Dataran Putra
Dataran Wawasan
Presint 11
Lebuh Bestari
Presint 9
Dtrn Putrajaya
Parking Putrajaya Sentral
Line 2 Stabling
 ECR   7   12 
Presint 17
Presint 7
Presint 8
Presint 18
Dataran Rakyat
Dataran Gemilang
Presint 6

The Putrajaya Monorail currently is an incomplete monorail system in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Putrajaya was originally planned to include a light rail system, but plans were changed, and a monorail plan selected instead, after the construction of tunnels for aforementioned system began. It called for two sublines; Line 1, which is a 12 km (7.5 mi) monorail route with 17 stations and Line 2, which is a 6 km (3.7 mi) monorail route with 6 stations.[3][4] In 2019, the government proposed a new light rapid transit (LRT) system may be built to revive the incomplete monorail project.[5]

Project Status[edit]

Construction was halted in 2004; 15 years ago (2004), and will probably resume as the city becomes more populated.[6] The monorail will include the Monorail Suspension Bridge, currently incomplete,[7] and the Putra Bridge.[8] The monorail line would allow transfers to KLIA Transit, connecting to Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, at Putrajaya/Cyberjaya ERL station. The project originally cost RM400 million.[9]

Putrajaya Monorail Project Revival[edit]

MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC) has submitted a proposal to the Economic Council (EC) to revive the stalled monorail project since 2004 due to budget constraints. Hence, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will now be conducting a feasibility study for monorail and tram services for both Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.[10]

Putrajaya Tram Proposal[edit]

However, the Federal Territories Ministry, its minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor hopes to build and get tram infrastructure going within the next three years. Now under the jurisdiction of the Economic Council, the minister sees the development of the tram system as an alternative solution to abandoned monorail projects and recommends due to it cheaper to build. [11][12][13]

SPAD will open up tenders for the tram system between Putrajaya and Bangi on June or August 2018 after getting the green light from EC. This move was announced by SPAD during their annual review of public transportation for 2017. The tram system was selected due to its relatively cheaper price of construction and operation compared to conventional rail systems.

The tram system is expected to be integrated with the existing and future rail lines between Putrajaya and Bangi and will also cover the distance between Cyberjaya and Kajang. The new MRT Sungai Buloh - Kajang Line only reaches Kajang but MRT Sungai Buloh - Serdang - Putrajaya Line will reach Putrajaya Sentral when it is completed in the future. The future HSR station located at Kampung Abu Bakar Baginda will be one of the expected stops along the planned tram route.

The stretch between Putrajaya and Bangi has been selected as the first phase to be constructed due to their wide roads, allowing the tram system to share the traffic.[14]

Putrajaya Tram proposal route
Kajang Parking
 ETS   1   9 
Kajang 2
Bandar Baru Bangi
Kampung Dato' Abu Bakar Baginda
Alamanda Putrajaya
Putrajaya Sentral
 7   12 
Cyberjaya City Centre
Bandar Cyberjaya

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Putrajaya Monorail back on track?". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  2. ^ "Putrajaya monorail could be revived pending approval, set for 2021 completion upon go-ahead – report". 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Transportation Study for the Putrajaya Monorail Project - Perunding Trafik Klasik". ptk.my.
  4. ^ "Putrajaya". Archived from the original on 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2007-04-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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  6. ^ "Fresh bid to get Putrajaya monorail project back on track". Archived from the original on 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2007-04-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Putrajaya Monorail Construction - August 13, 2005 Page Two of Two". Retrieved 2007-04-30.
  8. ^ "http://www.i-putra.com.my/devbank/devdtl.cfm?id=126". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-04-30. External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Utusan Malaysia Online - Home News" (asp). Retrieved 2007-04-30.
  10. ^ "MMC proposes Putrajaya monorail" (asp). Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  11. ^ "Tram service for Putrajaya within three years" (asp). Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  12. ^ "Putrajaya and Cyberjaya to have tram service in three years" (asp). Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  13. ^ "Trams for Putrajaya, Cyberjaya in three years?" (asp). Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  14. ^ "Tram service for Putrajaya in the works" (asp). Retrieved 2018-03-06.

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