Penang submits plans for 30 km Bayan Lepas LRT line


The state government of Penang has submitted its plans for the Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) right on schedule. Reported by The Star, the state’s executive council member, Chow Kon Yeow, confirmed that the application for the state’s first LRT line was made on March 29.

As previously reported, the new LRT is a part of the RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). It will connect the Komtar and Bayan Lepas areas in a bid to ease congestion and shorten travel times.

The 30 km-long LRT line will start from the northeast corner of the island, pass through the Penang International Airport and end at the proposed Penang South Reclamation project. It will feature a total of 27 LRT stations along the way, with future LRT and monorail line interchanges anticipated.

Speaking at the launch of the new PTMP website, Lim Guan Eng, the state’s chief minister, added that plans to ease congestion on the island include additional taxis, buses, water taxis, ferries, cable cars and the new LRT/monorail system.

“There is also a public transport network involving buses and a master plan for bicycle routes,” he said. “This is a game changer for Penang, not only in terms of economic development and prosperity, but a chance to enhance Penang as a liveable city.”

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  • Good. Penang Gov use money to help the people unlike Proton…

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  • Zahry on Apr 05, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Appreciate if anyone can tell me how much the overall cost of LRT and infrastructural system alone? I thought RM27Bil includes the BLps- KOMTAR LRT plus another LRT and the new bridge across the sea to Penang Sentral in Bworth as well. Also plus more new roads at Seberang Perai Utara (SPU district) and in Seberang Perai Selatan (SPS District) other than those soelt out to be on the island. Thanks.

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  • Ahmadjr on Apr 05, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Where the money came from?

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