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Sunway elevated bus rapid transit to start in June


Artist's impression of Malaysia’s first elevated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – Sunway Line connecting Setia Jaya KTM and USJ 6 LRT Station.

Artist's impression of Malaysia’s first elevated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – Sunway Line connecting Setia Jaya KTM and USJ 6 LRT Station.

The country’s first elevated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system at Bandar Sunway, Subang, is expected to be in operational by June.

Dubbed as the first elevated BRT in South East Asia, the 5.4km project is completing ahead of schedule.

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad group chairman Tan Sri Ismail Adam said they are likely to finish the project in May and start its operation the following month.

“This project is expected to benefit half a million people in Sunway and Subang and will provide connectivity to the KTM and LRT stations nearby,” he added.

Almost 90% complete, the BRT is an eco-friendly transportation system using electric buses on dedicated lanes to minimise congestion and improve time management.

The line has seven stations with one park and ride facility at the depot in Station 5 near the Monash University Sunway and runs from the Setia Jaya komuter station to the LRT station in USJ 7.

The project is part of the RM634mil  public private partnership between Sunway Group and Prasarana.

The service will run using 15 environmentally friendly buses that travel between 30km and 40km per hour on average. However, these buses can go as fast as 80km per hour.

Ismail said the stations have universal access facilities as well for the disabled community a part from the other basic necessities.

However, the fare for the ride has yet to be determined. It is still being discussed with the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

 

Community , Central Region

   

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