Putrajaya Monorail Line
Overview
Native nameLaluan Monorel Putrajaya
StatusUnder feasibility study.[1]
Shelved in 2004; 17 years ago (2004) due to federal budget constraints.
Line number14
TerminiPutrajaya Sentral
Kajang & Cyberjaya
Stations25 stations
Service
TypeLight rail transit (LRT)
ServicesPresint 11 - Presint 3 - Presint 1 - Presint 14 - Presint 17 - Presint 6
Depot(s)Presint 11 Depot
History
Planned opening2025; 4 years' time (2025)
Technical
Line length18 km (11 mi)
Line 1: 13.2 km (8.2 mi)
Line 2: 6.8 km (4.2 mi)
Route map
Putrajaya Monorail
S16D
Kajang Parking
S16C
Reko Sentral
S16B
Bandar Baru Bangi
possibile extension
to HSR and MRT
S16A
Kampung Dato' Abu
Abu Bakar Baginda
 HSR 
S16
Presint Diplomatik
S15
Alamanda Putrajaya
S14
Lebuh Perdana Timur
S13
Taman Putra Perdana
S12
Laman Perdana
S11
Dataran Putra
Depot
S01
S10
Dataran Wawasan
Presint 11
S02
S09
Lebuh Bestari
Presint 9
S03
S08
Dtrn Putrajaya
Parking Putrajaya Sentral
S04
Line 2 Stabling
 ECR  7 12
S21
Presint 17
Parking
Presint 7
S05
Presint 8
S06
S20
Presint 18
Dataran Rakyat
S07
S19
Dataran Gemilang
S18
PICC
S17
Presint 6
Parking

The Putrajaya Monorail is an incomplete monorail system in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Construction has been stalled since 2004, but in 2020, it was stated that the system would be completed by 2025.[2]

Putrajaya was originally planned to include a light rail system, but plans were changed, and a monorail plan was 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]

The monorail will include the Monorail Suspension Bridge, currently incomplete,[6] and the Putra Bridge.[7]

The monorail line would allow transfers to the existing KLIA Transit, connecting to Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and the currently under construction MRT Putrajaya line at Putrajaya/Cyberjaya ERL station. The project originally cost RM400 million.[8]

Project Status

Construction was halted in 2004; 17 years ago (2004), and will probably resume as the city becomes more populated.[9]

In 2016, the MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC) submitted a proposal to the Economic Council (EC) to revive the stalled monorail project. The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) was due to conduct a feasibility study for monorail and tram services for both Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.[10]

In October 2020, the government announced it had open a request for proposals process to complete the project, within three months.[11] As of 2021, the RFP has not yet opened.

Putrajaya Tram Proposal

Federal Territories Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, had hoped to get tram infrastructure construction going within three years. Now under the jurisdiction of the Economic Council, the minister saw the development of the tram system as an alternative solution to the abandoned monorail projects and recommended it be built due to cost considerations. [12][13][14]

SPAD had hoped to open up tenders for the tram system between Putrajaya and Bangi in 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.[15]

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

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Long-abandoned Putrajaya monorail set for completion by 2025". 10 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Transportation Study for the Putrajaya Monorail Project - Perunding Trafik Klasik". ptk.my.
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  5. ^ "Kajang-Putrajaya rail link may be revived".
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  10. ^ "MMC proposes Putrajaya monorail" (asp). Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  11. ^ "Putrajaya: Monorail RFP opens in three months". The Malaysian Reserve. 1 October 2020. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Tram service for Putrajaya within three years" (asp). 21 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  13. ^ "Putrajaya and Cyberjaya to have tram service in three years" (asp). Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  14. ^ "Trams for Putrajaya, Cyberjaya in three years?" (asp). Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  15. ^ "Tram service for Putrajaya in the works" (asp). Retrieved 2018-03-06.