Penang SkyCab is on track to start work in 2018

skycab-perspective1Penang is a step closer to having a cable car system traversing the channel between the island and the mainland, as the project has received a nod from the Department of Environment (DoE). State Public Works, Utility and Transportation Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng said the DoE has granted its approval for a detailed environment impact assessment (DEIA) and the project developer, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), will draught a detailed design plan.

“The design (for the 3-km link) will involve pylon positioning for cabling structure and landing points on the island and the mainland for the cable car.

“The project – named the Penang Sky Cab – is on track for completion in 2018,” Lim said yesterday, adding that the project is a state government-initiated undertaking led by MRCB.

He said the design plan is expected to be drawn up in phases over the next year, adding that DEIA approval was granted on Sept 2. MRCB, via its wholly-owned unit Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd (PSSB), is undertaking a detailed study to determine the functionalities and design parameters of a proposed light rail transport service, or Sky Cab, linking the island and the mainland.

The Penang Sky Cab cable car system will connect Penang Sentral in Butterworth with Gat Lebuh Noordin on the island. It will serve as an aerial link across the Penang channel and decrease dependence on automobiles. The proposed 3-km link is expected to cater to 1,000 passengers per hour, per direction.

Read Source : NST Online


  1. Kenny
    November 25th, 2016 at 16:59 | #1

    When so many of the infra-structures are in dire need were never built. What’s that crappy thing anyway ???

  2. Niall
    November 28th, 2016 at 17:05 | #2

    Need clarification. Reported the location on the Island is at Gat Lebuh Noordin but the picture show on the landfill. So which one is correct?

  3. Getha
    November 29th, 2016 at 14:12 | #3

    Ain’t it best if I could use Ryan Reynold’s “But why?” GIF here..

  4. Jibril
    November 29th, 2016 at 15:55 | #4


    I sense a fellow 9gaggers here :)

  5. Freshwater Bay
    November 29th, 2016 at 17:37 | #5

    Should focus on building the tunnel.

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