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(Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan)

The formerly known 'STAR' (for "Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan") system is an elevated driver

operated system. After construction began in 1993, the line started revenue service in three stages: 16 Dec 1996 Sultan Ismail - Ampang (12 km); 12 July 1998 Chan Sow Lin - Sri Petaling (southern branch) and finally in Dec. 1998 the northern stretch to Sentul Timur . Total length of the line is 27 km (17.6 at grade without level crossings, 9.4 elevated mainly between Sultan Ismail and Plaza Rakyat ), 25 stations (17 at grade, 8 elevated). Trains run at a maximum speed of 70 km/h (commercial speed 35 km/h) and are air-conditioned. During 1999, its first full year of operation, it carried 26 million passengers. From Nov 2004, the two lines are operated by RAPID KL.

Putra (Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik) LRT

the Light Rail Transit (LRT) System provides a comfortable and hassle-free means to move around the city and its suburbs. Speedy commuter train services provide easy access to towns outside the city such as Rawang Port Klang and Seremban.


Monorail strated operation on 31 August 2003, The RM1.18 billion KL Monorail privatisation project is an inner-city public transit system that serves the central business, hotel and shopping district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .

This Monorail gonna be 8.6km longer, dual guideway, straddle-beam elevated monorail system will begin from the Pekeliling Bus Terminal in the north, and pass through Kuala Lumpur 's 'Golden Triangle' before reaching KL Sentral in Brickfields. It has got 11 stations, it only take about 2 minutes for per destination.

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