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Southeast Asia: Existing urban transport network [free access]

July 1, 2015

At present, Southeast Asia’s urban transport network spans over 651.2 km covering 557 stations/stops. Of this, metro rail accounts for 29 per cent, light-rail transit (LRT) accounts for 22.2 per cent, BRT systems account for about 34.1 per cent, monorail systems account for only about 1.6 per cent and airport rail links (ARL) account for 13.1 per cent. The following table provides an overview of the existing mass rapid transit (MRT), LRT and BRT systems in the region.

 

Table: Existing urban transport network in Southeast Asia

System

Lines

Length (km)

No. of stations

Bangkok

Skytrain

Sukhumvit Line

16.8

23

Silom Line

8.5

MRT subway

-

21.0

18

Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link (SARL)

-

28.0

8

BRT

-

15.9

12

Kuala Lumpur

LRT

Ampang Line

27 (17.6 km at-grade and 9.4 km elevated)

25

Kelana Jaya Line

29 (24.6 km elevated and 4.4 km underground)

24

Monorail

-

8.6

11

KLIA Transit, KLIA Ekspres (airport rail link)

-

57.0

5

Manila

LRT

Yellow Line

20.7

22

Purple Line

13.8

11

MRT

Blue Line (Metrostar Express)

16.95

13

Singapore

MRT

North-South Line

44.0

25

East-West Line

49.2

32

Circle Line

33.3

16

North-East Line

20.0

17

Downtown Line section

4.3

6

LRT

Bukit-Panjang

7.8

14

Sengkang

10.7

14

Punggol

10.3

14

Monorail

Sentosa express

2.1

4

Jakarta

TransJakarta BRT

 12 corridors

206.2

243

Total

-

651.15

557

Note: BRT: bus rapid transit; LRT: light-rail transit; MRT: mass rapid transit

Source: Global Mass Transit Research