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Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Malaysia [free access]

November 1, 2017

Developer/ Operator: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) is the developer.


Prasarana Malaysia Bhd’s subsidiary Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd will operate the MRT system for 10 years with an option for extension by five years. Rapid Rail will retain the fare revenues.


Project description: Expansion of the MRT system in Klang Valley. 


Background: Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) comprises three Mass Rapid Transit lines (MRT 1, MRT 2 and MRT 3). The project was launched in July 2011.


The MRT system is planned to be integrated with the light rail transit (LRT), monorail, KTM Komuter (commuter rail) and intra/inter-city buses.


Existing line

MRT 1, Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line (SBK Line): It spans 51 km (9.5 km underground) from Sungai Buloh to Kajang, covering 31 stations (seven underground). Work began in July 2011 and was completed in July 2017. The line was developed in two phases and required investment of MYR23 billion.



Planned network

Two new lines are planned in the KVMRT system.


MRT 2, Sungai Buloh-Serdang - Putrajaya Line (SSPLine): The line will span 52.3km (13.5 km underground) and cover 27 station stations (11 underground). Construction began in quarter two (Q2) of 2016 and revenue service is expected to commence operations in 2022.The line is being developed in two phases, at an estimated investment of MYR28 billion.



MRT-3 (Circle Line): The feasibility study for the line is underway. Service is expected to commence in 2025. 


Ridership: The average daily ridership is around 400,000 passengers on MRT 1 and is estimated to be 529,000 passengers on MRT 2. 


Fare system: Tokens and contactless smartcards (MyRapid Touch ‘n Go cards) are used for fare payments. From July 2017, the MyRapid card has been integrated across MRT, LRT, bus and monorail networks.


Rolling stock and technology: Siemens has supplied 58 four-car driverless trains, of which 24 trains have been deployed in Phase I.


Recent developments:


 (1MYR [Malaysian Ringgit] = 0.23 USD)