SEPANG: The Express Rail Link from KL Sentral to KLIA2 will commence operations when the airport terminal opens to the public on May 2. There is more good news in store.
The airport’s rail company Express Rail Link (ERL) is allowing 1,000 people to have free trial rides to KLIA2 on Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad’s KLIA2 Open Day on Sunday. Those interested can register on a first-come first-served basis from tomorrow at www.kliaekspres.com.
Commuters can expect to reach KLIA2 via KLIA Ekspres, a trip that will take about 33 minutes to complete. It will stop at KLIA first before the 2.14-km journey to KLIA2.
A one-way trip via KLIA Transit to KLIA2, which stops at the Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya/Cyberjaya, Salak Tinggi, and KLIA stations, will take about 39 minutes to complete.
A trip to KLIA2 from KL Sentral costs the same as a ride to KLIA: RM35 one-way.
Passengers on transit from KLIA can also take ERL’s service, with a one-way inter-terminal transfer between the two terminals priced at RM2 for adults and RM1 for children. The existing transit service KLIA Transit to LCCT (KT2LCCT) will still run until May 8, before stopping on May 9. The KLIA Ekspres runs on a frequency rate of 15 minutes during peak hours, Mondays to Fridays, and every 20 minutes during off-peak hours and the weekends.
The KLIA Transit runs on a frequency rate of 20 minutes during peak hours, Mondays to Fridays, and every 30 minutes during off-peak hours and the weekends.
Meanwhile, KLIA2, like KLIA, will adopt a two-tier taxi system, meaning that Airport Limos will operate on one level while the cheaper city taxis will operate on another.
“We are not going to give certain companies concession (to use the taxi levels),” Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar told reporters here. He said this after a tour of KLIA2’s facilities, and was accompanied by ERL and Malaysian Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) officials.
Syed Hamid however advised taxi drivers not to hog the taxi waiting areas for hours on end if they couldn’t pick up passengers.
“If there are no passengers here, go somewhere else. Give everyone a chance to earn a living,” he said.