At present, Klang Valley rail commuters can alight at any MRT, LRT or Monorail station under a single payment system. However, KTM Bhd’s KTM Komuter service is not integrated with the three lines, which are operated by Prasarana’s RapidKL arm. This will change soon if the government has its way.

By the end of the year, according to transport minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, reported by The Star. “This is already in our plans, but KTM Komuter is operated by a different company We need to have in-depth discussions with the two parties to ensure that they can be integrated into a single system,” he told reporters in KL today.

“The systems they use are different. We hope the integration can be done as soon as possible, hopefully by the end of the year,” Liow said, adding that KTM’s system had room for improvement.

The KTM Komuter is increasingly looking like a laggard in the Klang Valley’s modern rail network, now boosted by the full opening of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line, officially launched by prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Monday. Rides on the MRT, LRT and Monorail will be 50% off from now till August 31.