Kuala Lumpur 's 3rd Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, The People-mover Rapid Transit (PRT) system, commonly known as the Kuala Lumpur Monorail, began construction in Kuala Lumpur in January 1997. The RM1.18 billion KL Monorail privatization project is an inner-city public transit system that serves the central business, hotel and shopping district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 8.6km long, dual guideway, straddle-beam elevated monorail system will begin from the Pekeliling bus Terminal at Jalan Tun Razak in the north, pass through Kuala Lumpur's 'Golden Triangle' (central business district) before reaching KL Sentral in Brickfields.
Fully elevated with 11 stations - each between 600 to 1000 meters apart - the KL Monorail is capable of handling up to 18,000 passengers per hour per direction, operating at up to 2 minutes headway between trains. Traveling time along the 8.6km route from Titiwangsa station to the KL Sentral station would take about 19 minutes.
The KL Monorail is designed to complement and integrate with the existing and planned urban transportation systems for Kuala Lumpur. It interfaces with the other rail systems at the following locations:
- Integration with LRT1 (STAR) at Titiwangsa and Hang Tuah stations
- Integration with LRT2 (PUTRA) at Bukit Nanas station and KL Sentral
- Integration with ERL (Express Rail Link servicing the KLIA) at KL Sentral
- Integration with the KTM electrified commuter system at KL Sentral via a KL