Bayan Lepas LRT Public Inspection

August 21st, 2019 Leave a comment


The Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) is a comprehensive five-in-one transport blueprint consisting of light rail transit (LRT)/monorail, ferries, taxis, buses and water taxis to meet Penang’s needs over the next 50 years.

The Bayan Lepas LRT (BL LRT) is the first urban rail line to be built under the PTMP. It serves as the North-South public transport corridor and will form the backbone of rail transit on Penang Island.

The implementation of the PTMP demonstrates the State Government’s commitment to provide better and well-connected public transportation services, improve the standard of living for Penangites and turn Penang into an ideal business and tourism destination.

The PTMP aims to progressively increase the public transport modal share to 40% in the long term and will act as a major catalyst for Penangites to use public transport in an effort to reduce congestion.

The LRT network provides direct airport transit from the Penang International Airport to major destinations on Penang Island as well as future connectivity to the mainland. It will be served by a systematic feeder service network within a 3km radius to ferry commuters to and from the stations.

Bayan Lepas LRT

The BL LRT line will run from George Town to the Penang International Airport, terminating at the future Penang South Reclamation (PSR) Smart City.

The proposed alignment is 29.9km, of which 21.3km runs within Penang Island from Komtar to Permatang Damar Laut. Out of a total of 27 stations, 19 will be built on the island, with the rest to be built on the manmade islands in the south.










Elevated Alignment

lrt-buildThe elevated alignment of the BL LRT will be built on guideways supported by piers. The height of the guideway depends on various factors such as the terrain on which it is built and whether it has to span over roads.

Construction Method

The construction methods used for the BL LRT project are designed to be cost-effective and relatively quick to shorten the construction period; minimise traffic disruption and reduce risks to public safety. The main activities include utilities relocation; and viaduct, elevated station and depot constructions. Viaducts will generally be built either on the median or side of the road. Construction is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2020.A detailed Traffic Management Plan will be implemented by the appointed contractor throughout the construction period.

Source: PTMP Official website


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  1. Wei Yin Leong
    August 21st, 2019 at 14:21 | #1

    Let build it

  2. bruno
    August 21st, 2019 at 17:44 | #2

    Bravo Penang Govt!

  3. Macha
    August 22nd, 2019 at 09:15 | #3

    This is not the first time public feedback had been held, let’s hope this is the last time

  4. BoHi
    August 22nd, 2019 at 17:10 | #4

    Huh, again?
    can we hv real action?

  5. nasi lemak
    August 23rd, 2019 at 09:20 | #5

    Just do it, wait so long for what lah.
    I think it will be my grandchildren’s time before it can be done.

  6. M. Radzi
    August 23rd, 2019 at 09:38 | #6

    Dilly dally as usual… they are just waiting for NGOs to be against it. Just build it la. We don’t want to review it. We want to ride on it!

  7. Kat
    August 23rd, 2019 at 13:20 | #7

    Ride on it in year 2069, YB Chow will be the first to ride, he will be having his great grand children by then. Ticket is about RM55 from Komtar to E-Gate (inflation).

    YB Lim’s Grand Children is the CM of Penang in 2069.

    50 years to build LRT.

    What the penangnite truly want? We want to start construction next month! Stop delaying!!!!!

  8. Adrian Lye
    August 24th, 2019 at 10:56 | #8

    The stations are way too close together. This will increase the cost substantially.

  9. tka
    August 25th, 2019 at 20:09 | #9

    Friendly reminder for those who support the LRT.

    Make sure when it is completed you use it everyday to work, no excuses please.
    Because the LRT may be a loss making operation due to how expensive it is to operate.

    In order to break even, the LRT would need 115,000 rides per day with an average ride costing RM4. So everyone needs to do their part and make sure to ride the LRT everyday to support it.

  10. Penangitesss
    October 1st, 2019 at 17:41 | #10

    Operation starts at 2027?!

    7 years to build one line, come on… seriously???

    Most of the cities took 3-4 years, why everything of Penang is in extremely slow pace???
    At that time, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh would have 3 lines each…
    Penang Government please speed up, or else we will lose to all the second tier cities of Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, China AGAIN…

    Q2 Bayan Lepas Line – Start Construction
    Q2 Cross Straits Line – Start Inspection
    Q2 Tanjong Tokong Line – Start Inspection

    Q4 BM Line -Start Inspection
    Q4 Cross Straits Line – Start Construction

    Q4 Paya Terubong Line – Start Inspection
    Q4 Tanjong Tokong Line – Start Construction

    Q2 Bayan Lepas Line – Start Operation
    Q2 BM Line – Start Construction
    Q4 Batu Kawan Line – Start Inspection

    Q2 Paya Terubong Line – Start Construction
    Q4 Cross Straits Line – Start Operation

    Q2 Batu Kawan Line – Start Construction
    Q4 Tanjong Tokong Line – Start Operation

    Q2 BM Line – Start Operation

    Q2 Paya Terubong Line – Start Operation

    Q2 Batu Kawan Line – Start Operation


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