KLIA Transit
KLRT Line 7 icon.svg
KLIAtransit at KLIA.jpg
A KLIA Transit trainset at a currently disused station platform at KLIA ERL station, which was once used for KLIA Transit services before the opening of klia2.
Overview
Native nameERL Laluan KLIA Transit
OwnerExpress Rail Link
Line number7 (teal)
LocaleKuala Lumpur - Bandar Tasik Selatan - Putrajaya - Salak Tinggi - KLIA
Termini
Stations6
Service
TypeCommuter rail (Airport rail link)
SystemExpress Rail Link ERL
Operator(s)Express Rail Link
Rolling stock4 4-car Desiro ET 425 M Articulated EMU
4 4-car CRRC Changchun Articulated EMU
Daily ridership17,987 (Third quarter 2018)[1]
Ridership6.443 million (2017)[1]
History
OpenedKL Sentral - KLIA
14 April 2002; 20 years ago (2002-04-14)
Last extensionKLIA - klia2
1 May 2014; 8 years ago (2014-05-01)
Technical
Line length57 km (35 mi)
CharacterMostly subsurface
Surface (Bandar Tasik Selatan - Salak Tinggi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz AC catenary
Conduction systemWith driver
Route map

5 8 9 Up arrow
KL Sentral Parking
5 9 Down arrow
4 Up arrow
Bandar Tasik Selatan
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
1 4 Down arrow
Putrajaya & Cyberjaya
Kompleks Rel Udara Depot
Salak Tinggi
Kuala Lumpur
International Airport
klia2

Interchange stations

integrated paid area
single fare trip
non-integrated paid area
multiple fare trips
Location of KLIA Ekspres

The ERL KLIA Transit is a commuter rail service which serves as an airport rail link to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia. It runs from KL Sentral, the main railway station of Kuala Lumpur to KLIA as well as its low-cost terminal, klia2.[2] The line is one of the two services on the Express Rail Link (ERL) system, sharing the same tracks as the KLIA Ekspres. KLIA Transit stops at all stations along the line, whereas KLIA Ekspres runs an express, non-stop service between KL Sentral and KLIA/klia2. The ERL is operated by Express Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. (ERL).

The line is one of the components of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. It is numbered 7 and coloured teal on official transit maps.

Line information

Stations

There are six stations served by KLIA Transit. They are, from north to south:

Station Code Name Image Platform Type Notes
 KT1  KL Sentral
KLIA Transit entrance at KL Sentral.jpg
Terminus (Island) Northern terminus.

Common station with  KE1  ERL KLIA Ekspres.

Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:

 KT2  Bandar Tasik Selatan
Bandar Tasik Selatan station (KLIA Transit), Klang Valley.jpg
Side Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:

Feeder bus T410 to  KG26  Taman Connaught for the MRT Kajang Line.

 KT3  Putrajaya & Cyberjaya
Putrajaya Sentral (211127) 02.jpg
Future interchange to  PY41  MRT Putrajaya Line.

Planned interchange to Putrajaya Monorail

 KT4  Salak Tinggi
151014 ERL Salak Tinggi station.jpg
 KT5  Kuala Lumpur International Airport
KLIA ERL Station platform (211128) 01.jpg
Island Common station with  KE2  ERL KLIA Ekspres.
 KT6  klia2
KLIA2 ERL Station platform (211128) 01.jpg
Terminus (Island) Southern terminus.

Common station with  KE3  ERL KLIA Ekspres.

At KL Sentral, the two platforms of the ERL are accessed from different parts of the station. The KLIA Ekspres side platforms are accessed from the KL City Air Terminal (KL CAT) while the KLIA Transit island platform is accessed from the main Transit Concourse at Level 1. At KLIA and klia2, both KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit use the same island platform, with each service serving only one side of the platform.[citation needed]

There are plans for a future KLIA Transit station to be built at Bandar Malaysia by 2026.[citation needed]

History

KLIA Transit began operations on 20 June 2002. Since then there has only been one major accident.

Accidents

On 24 August 2010, Express Rail Link suffered their first reported accident in which 3 passengers were injured. Two ERL trains collided at Kuala Lumpur Sentral. One of the trains involved was about to depart at 9.45pm for Kuala Lumpur International Airport while the other train, which was empty, ran into it from behind.[3][4]

Suspensions

On 4 April 2020, due to the Malaysian movement control order, which resulted in a significant reduction in ridership, all ERL rail services were temporarily suspended.[5] Limited ERL services recommenced on 4 May 2020.[6]

On 4 June 2021, due to the total lockdown phase of the Malaysian movement control order, all ERL rail services were temporarily suspended again.[7] ERL services resumed on 10 September 2021.[8]

Other information

Journey

KL Sentral
First train at 0533hrs
Last train at 0003hrs
KLIA
First train at 0552hrs
Last train at 0100hrs

Fares

ERL KLIA Transit's contactless smart ticket front & back
ERL KLIA Transit's contactless smart ticket front & back

Fares depend on the direct train service and the distance travelled. Seat reservation is not required. The KLIA Transit fares for KL Sentral-KLIA/klia2 and KLIA/klia2-KL Sentral are the same as KLIA Ekspres however both train service tickets are not interchangeable. There are 30% reduced fares for senior citizens & OKU card holders, though this reduction applies only to Malaysian citizens. Children below two years may travel for free.[9]

Check-in facilities are not available at KLIA Transit stations. However, passengers holding KLIA Ekspres tickets are allowed to check-in luggage for several airlines at the KL CAT in KL Sentral.

The following is the fare structure for a one-way trip since 14 April 2002 and additional station on May 2014 with the opening of klia2:

KLIA Transit One-way Fares for Adult and Child (2-12 years)
Sector KL Sentral Bandar
Tasik
Selatan
Putrajaya &
Cyberjaya
Salak
Tinggi
KLIA
Bandar Tasik
Selatan
RM4.20
RM2.00
Putrajaya &
Cyberjaya
RM9.50
RM4.50
RM5.30
RM2.50
Salak Tinggi RM12.50
RM6.00
RM8.30
RM4.00
RM3.00
RM1.50
KLIA RM35.00
RM15.00
RM26.50
RM13.00
RM6.20
RM3.00
RM3.20
RM1.60
klia2 RM2.00
RM1.00

The following is the fare structure for a one-way trip with effect from January 2016:[10]

KLIA Transit One-way Fares for Adult and Child (2-12 years)
Sector KL Sentral Bandar
Tasik
Selatan
Putrajaya &
Cyberjaya
Salak
Tinggi
KLIA
Bandar Tasik
Selatan
RM6.50
RM2.90
Putrajaya &
Cyberjaya
RM14.00
RM6.30
RM8.00
RM3.60
Salak Tinggi RM18.30
RM8.20
RM12.40
RM5.60
RM4.70
RM2.10
KLIA RM55.00
RM25.00
RM38.40
RM17.30
RM9.40
RM4.20
RM4.90
RM2.20
klia2 RM2.00
RM1.00

Frequent users have the options of buying weekly or monthly passes called "KLIA Transit Travel Card". The holders of these cards enjoy discounted fares as follows, as of May 2011:-

a) Card purchased for departure from Putrajaya station to the following arrival station:-

b) Card purchased for departure from KLIA station to the following arrival station:-

c) Card purchased for departure from Salak Tinggi station to the following arrival station:-

Connection to Subang Airport

The KLIA Transit (and KLIA Ekspres) interchanges with KTM's Skypark Link at KL Sentral, an airport-rail link serving the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport). This allows for a rail connection between KLIA, klia2 and Subang Airport.

Ridership

KLIA Transit Ridership[11]
Year Ridership Remarks
2020 2,189,136
2019 6,788,122
2018 6,540,177
2017 6,443,667
2016 6,485,272
2015 6,496,617
2014 6,310,323
2013 4,374,220
2012 3,723,536
2011 3,236,795
2010 2,626,121
2009 1,794,080
2008 2,508,886
2007 2,449,842
2006 2,369,763
2005 1,829,224
2004 1,734,614
2003 970,598
2002 187,848 Operations began on 20 June 2002

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistic for Rail Transport" (in Malay and English). Ministry of Transport, Malaysia. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Our Services". Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. ^ "2 ERLs crash at KL Sentral". Archived from the original on 26 September 2010.
  4. ^ "2 ERLs crash at KL Sentral, 3 hurt".
  5. ^ "MCO: ERL to suspend its services from April 4 | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
  6. ^ Chua, Eddie (1 May 2020). "ERL to resume limited services starting May 4". The Star. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  7. ^ "KLIA Ekspres, Transit to stop operating from June 4 - paultan.org". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 3 June 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  8. ^ "ERL to resume train services from Sept 13". The Star. 9 September 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  9. ^ KLIA Train fares & passes
  10. ^ ERL Fare Revision January 2016
  11. ^ "Statistic of Rail Transport". Ministry of Transport (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 9 January 2022. Retrieved 12 February 2022.

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