PGHK #607 Tiān-Tshia (電車)

Mar 20, 2017 | Podcast | 1 comment

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Guests: Tau Gee, Hau Tiaunn A-Long, Hok Kian Mi, A-Han, Nam Sai, Eng Kok Tiong, Kuai Bi Suinn, Buaya Leng, Puki Loh Kun, Jagung, Moo Moo Gu, Tua Liap Thau, Kee Moo Tsheng.

We discuss LRT, MRT, and other forms of public transportation for Penang.

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  1. Miku John

    A listener of mind sent me this response via email. And I’d like to share this with you.

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    Just some comments on today’s podcast with regards to the LRT/MRT/Monorail system in Malaysia, particular in Kuala Lumpur.

    First of all, I noticed that your participants are not very well verse in the LRT/MRT/Monorail system in Kuala Lumpur even though some of them are staying in Kuala Lumpur.

    It is true that the public transport in KL is rather chaotic. Why is it so? It is because the Malaysian government gave it to the private sector to run it.

    The first LRT line started in 1998 known as the STAR (Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan) Amppang line. It was followed by the STAR Seri Petaling line.

    If I remember correctly the PUTRA (can’t remember its acronym) Klana Jaya line commenced its operation in 1999. In 2002 the Monorail was introduced to the folks in KL.

    As these 3 companies (STAR, PUTRA & Monorail) were unable to make money out of it, the government took over the operation and set up a company known as syarikat Prasaranato oversee the operation. It was Prasarana that introduce the MRT line.

    Currently, the phase 1 of the MRT line is running from Sungai Buluh to Pusat Bandar Damansara (PBD). The 2nd phase will commence in July this year from PBD to Kajang. Thus, completing the 1st MRT line from Sungai Buluh to Kajang. The 2nd MRT line will commence operation in 3 years time.

    It was because of the 3 private companies that introduced LRT and Monorail that caused the poor planning we are facing currently.

    By the way, it is not true that you cannot purchase your token for LRT/MRT/Monorail. Comes July, all passengers can purchase the ticket from 1 system to another system, meaning if you have to travel using all the 3 lines (LRT/MRT/Monorail), you only need to purchase 1 ticket to reach your destination. Currently, only the LRT and Monorail is applicable.

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