Putrajaya pulls back govt guarantee for Penang’s RM2b loan to finance LRT project

Putrajaya has decided not to proceed to grant a government guarantee for a US$500 million (RM2.04 billion) loan application by Penang to partly finance its RM9.5 billion light rail transit (LRT) project. Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the decision was in line with the revised ... Read More

7 Upcoming Projects at Sungai Nibong in 2017 / 2018

Following the unveiling of Penang Transport Master Plan, developers are eyeing for opportunities near LRT stations. This is particularly obvious in Sungai Nibong where there were at least 7 projects proposed by 6 developers in the past 12 months, with the exception that there is still no official plan submitted by ... Read More

Latest Projects @ Bayan Lepas LRT Line

Bayan Lepas LRT Line became the popular topic of discussion ever since it was announced by Penang State Government as part of the Penang Transport Master Plan. Bayan Lepas LRT line, covering a total of 30 km length will likely be the first LRT line to kick off. We often ... Read More
PP__BKE - Proposed 3rd Tier Directional Ramp

Butterworth-Kulim Expressway Interchange Upgrade

The Butterworth-Kulim Expressway Interchange (BKE IC) is one of the busiest junctions on the Mainland, with traffic volumes at the at­-grade signalised roundabout as high as 10,000 passenger car units (PCU) per hour during peak traffic. The highest turning traffic volume was observed to be the northbound right­-turn from NSE ... Read More

Penang eyeing July approval for LRT project to begin 2017

Penang hopes to secure a conditional approval for its first railway scheme connecting Bayan Lepas to Komtar by next month, state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow said. The local government committee chairman said SRS Consortium, the project delivery partner (PDP) for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), met with Land Public ... Read More

Cable car system for Penang gets the axe

The proposed cable car system for Penang, which is part of the ambitious RM27bil Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), has been rejected by the Federal Government. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the state government has been informed of the decision. He said the decision was made as ... Read More
Batu Kawan BRT

Penang BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) – Batu Kawan Line

Ongoing developments in Batu Kawan townships has intensified with the opening of the Penang Second Bridge. The proposed BRT system is to link the mixed industrial-commercial and residential townships to the nearest KTM station at Simpang Ampat and also the Raja Uda–Bkt Mertajam monorail which terminates at Permatang Tinggi. The ... Read More

Penang Monorail – Raja Uda / Bukit Mertajam Line

Raja Uda and Bukit Mertajam are two higher intensity development areas in Seberang Perai. Raja Uda, an upcoming development area is located in the northwest region of Seberang Perai and lies beyond the KTM rail corridor. The proposed Raja Uda-Bukit Mertajam Monorail line will provide much-needed connectivity between Raja Uda ... Read More

Bayan Lepas LRT and PIL 1 are the top two priorities

The state government is in no rush to implement the RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) as it is a multi-stage project spanning a 15-year period, said local government and traffic management committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow. He said the implementation of the PTMP will be done in stages ... Read More

George Town Tram Line

The George Town World Heritage guideline states that the future developments shall not impact or demolish any part of the heritage buildings. In compliance with the heritage guideline, the tram line within World Heritage Site will be at-grade (on-ground) and feeds into the KOMTAR interchange station to seamlessly integrate with ... Read More