Malaysia’s 1st BRT System, BRT-Sunway Line is Now Open

Malaysia’s first elevated Bus Rapid Transit system, the game-changing BRT – Sunway Line, is now open, connecting Sunway Resort City with the Setia Jaya KTM Komuter station and the USJ7 LRT station, the latter currently under construction and scheduled to be opened next year.

Implemented under the innovative Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programme via the collaboration of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and Sunway Berhad, the landmark project was also officially penned as the first BRT project in Malaysia in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) – the official keepers of Malaysia’s outstanding records and achievements.

Sunway had additionally and separately contributed works estimated to cost approximately RM123mil to the BRT-Sunway Line, as part of the company’s continuous corporate social responsibility to enhance connectivity, accessibility and mobility around Bandar Sunway.

The BRT-Sunway Line is operated and managed by Prasarana. Members of the public can direct their inquiries to suggest@rapidkl.com.my or call 03-7885 2585.

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak officially launched the nation’s newest initiative in enhancing mobility amongst the community and reducing traffic congestion in the Klang Valley, witnessed by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Sunway Group Chairman and Founder, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO, and Prasarana Group Chairman, Tan Sri Ismail Adam.

Fully elevated with a distance of 5.4km, the BRT-Sunway Line will be serviced by 15 environmentally-friendly electric buses. With a top speed of 80km/hour, the buses are fully equipped with universal access facilities (for disabled people) and has a capacity of 67 passengers with 25 seated.

The buses are stationed in seven stations across Bandar Sunway, and are operating from 6am to 12 midnight daily. The seven stations are Sunway–Setia Jaya, Mentari, Sunway Lagoon, SunMed, SunU-Monash, South Quay, and USJ7 as the final station. Kompleks BRT Sunway, which is located across the SunU-Monash Station, houses the ‘park ‘n ride’ facilities; providing 1,153 parking bays including 102 special bays for lady drivers and 23 for handicapped parking.