Bored of traffic jams in Kuala Lumpur? Why not try out the rails? You can now ignore the traffic on the road by utilizing the 8 major rail systems from KL Sentral Transportation Hub in Kuala Lumpur.
- MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang (SBK) Line
- Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya Line
- Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Ampang & Sri Petaling Line
- KL Monorail – The KL City Rail
- KLIA Ekspres – High Speed Train to Airport
- KLIA Transit – Comfort Ride to Airport
- KTM Komuter – KL Local Railway Service
- KTM Intercity & KTM ETS
MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang (SBK) Line
The MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang (SBK) Line connects Sungai Buloh (northwest of KL) and Kajang (southeast of KL) through its 51 km route. It comprises of a 41.5 km elevated guideway with 24 stations and 9.5 km tunnel segment with 7 underground stations. The MRT SBK Line also integrates 7 locations/stations with existing rail lines and 16 stations equipped with park & ride facilities.
Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya Line
The Kelana Jaya Line LRT consists of a single line from Putra Heights, through Kelana Jaya to Gombak that primarily serves the Petaling Jaya region to the south; southwest and central Kuala Lumpur, and Kuala Lumpur City Centre to the centre; and various low-density residential areas further north in Kuala Lumpur.
Kelana Jaya Line’s stations are aligned in a north-south direction, consists primarily of elevated stops and a handful of underground and at-grade stations. Of the total 37 LRT stations, some are underground stops which include Masjid Jamek station, Dangi Wangi station, Kampung Baru station, KLCC station and Ampang Park station.
Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Ampang & Sri Petaling Line
The Ampang & Sri Petaling Line LRT consists of two branches/routes that begin at two different stations to the south and east of the city, meeting at an interchange station, continuing through the city centre and ending at the same station at the north, which is the Sentul Timur station.
The Ampang Line LRT’s Ampang Branch Line begins at Ampang station, while the Sri Petaling Branch Line begins at Sri Petaling station, with extension to Kinrara BK5 station. Both lines converge at Chan Sow Lin station; the merged line leads to the north, terminating at Sentul Timur station.
The KL Monorail service is an urban monorail system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The KL Monorail link is 8.6 km long and it has 11 stations, connecting KL Sentral to major attractions within Kuala Lumpur such as Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang and Times Square.
The KL Monorail is seen by many to be Kuala Lumpur’s missing transport link because it will connect with and complement the other urban transportation systems. The monorail train ride is considered as one of the most cost-effective and enjoyable sight-seeing choices travelling in KL.
The KLIA Ekspres performs non-stop train service between KL Sentral in the Kuala Lumpur city and the airport (KLIA & KLIA2) with a total journey time of only 33 minutes. With the high-speed KLIA Ekspres trains offering frequent departures, travelling between the Kuala Lumpur city and the KLIA / KLIA2 Airport is a breeze.
The KLIA Ekspres train accommodates frequent departure with the frequency of every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off-peak hours.
The KLIA Transit ERL train is a rapid transit service designed especially for travellers and airport personnel to travel from Kuala Lumpur city centre to KLIA / KLIA2 airport. The total journey time from KL Sentral to KLIA2 is just 39 minutes.
The KLIA Transit train accommodates frequent departure with the frequency of every 20 minutes during peak hours and every 30 minutes during off-peak hours.
The KLIA Transit commuter service between Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) and the city (KL Sentral) makes quick stops at KLIA, Salak Tinggi, Putrajaya & Cyberjaya and Bandar Tasik Selatan. The total distance for the entire rail track from KL Sentral to KLIA2 is 59km.
The KL Sentral KTM Komuter station is located inside the Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral) with the station code of KA01. This KTM station is a station on KTM Komuter rail network that services Sungai Gadut – Rawang – Tanjung Malim Route and Batu Caves-Port Klang Route.
KTM Intercity & ETS
KTM Intercity is the brand name for a group of diesel-hauled intercity train services in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB). Most services operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station in the Malaysian capital. A few operate solely along the East Coast line between Tumpat and Gemas and on to Singapore. There is also one cross-border train daily between Butterworth, Penang and Hat Yai, Thailand.
KTM ETS stands for (Electric Train Service) is an inter-city rail service operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad utilizing electric multiple units. It is the fastest metre gauge train service in Malaysia that currently operates along the electrified and double-tracked stretch of the West Coast Line between Gemas and Padang Besar on the Malaysia-Thai border by the Malaysian national railway operator, Kereta Api Tanah Melayu. The trains travel up to 160 km/h (99 mph) on electrified metre gauge rail line which can be considered as higher speed rail based on passenger rail terminology instead of high-speed rail.