Why Penang chooses elevated LRT over other public transport options

Over the years, the Penang State Government has evaluated various public transport systems, such as Light Rail Transit (LRT), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART), and on-ground trams. After assessing costs, infrastructure, commuter habits, system features, models from other cities, and expert analysis, the government decided on ... Read More

Penang LRT project specs come under federal purview

Any decision on the specifications of the Penang light rail transport (LRT) will be made by the Transport Ministry as it is a Federal project, says Anthony Loke. The Transport Minister said that an announcement will be made once the specification is finalised. "With all due respect, the state government ... Read More

Penang Mutiara Line LRT to feature scalable low- to medium-capacity system

Penang state government and MRT Corporation are exploring a low- to medium-capacity system for the Penang Mutiara Line light rail transit (LRT) project, Bernama has reported. The transport ministry's procurement board will determine the appropriate LRT system based on passenger projections and state needs, according to state infrastructure transport and ... Read More

Penang LRT – Mutiara Line

The unveiling of the new Penang LRT Mutiara Line alignment marks a significant milestone in Penang's transportation infrastructure. Spanning 28 kilometers with 22 stations featuring overhead tracks, the line will offer direct access to the Penang International Airport and link with the Electric Train Service (ETS) at Butterworth, with KOMTAR ... Read More

Penang LRT Mutiara Line project has been officially taken over by the Federal Government, to begin in Q4

The construction of Penang’s first light rail transit (LRT) project will begin by the fourth quarter of this year, says Anthony Loke. The Transport Minister added that the Penang LRT Mutiara Line project has been officially taken over by the Federal Government and is estimated to take six years, with ... Read More

Penang LRT project is on track

The Penang light rail transit (LRT) project is on track to become a reality, the state legislative assembly heard on Tuesday. State Infrastructure Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari said the project manager, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp), has already called for a tender to appoint a consultant ... Read More

Penang LRT project included in 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP)

Ten new transportation projects have been included in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) including the Penang light rail transit (LRT) project. During the presentation of the mid-term review of the 12MP, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the government emphasised the development of sustainable and resilient transport and logistics ... Read More

Penang LRT to go underground and undersea

Penang has agreed to have some of its LRT stations underground instead of elevated, says chief minister Chow Kon Yeow. Chow said following the latest presentation by the transport ministry and MRT Corp yesterday, the underground sections proposed would be in the city centre in George Town. One of the ... Read More

Penang residents anticipate commencement of island LRT project

Penang residents, especially those living on the island, are waiting with bated breath for the commencement of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project at the end of the year. A check by Bernama found that the public was excited about the project and confident that the LRT will ease the ... Read More
Artist impression of the Bayan Lepas LRT

Penang LRT a sector catalyst

It is the belief among certain circles in the local construction industry that it still needs a number of mega-projects – aside from the Mass Rapid Transit 3 – to give it a more meaningful post-lockdown era jumpstart. As such, industry observers have welcomed the news that the federal government ... Read More