Monorails of Asia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Opened 2003

8.6 km 

11 stations 

 45,000/day

Monorail Malaysia is a relatively new monorail supplier with a history of bus manufacturing. The company took charge of the Kuala Lumpur Monorail system when the Asian financial crisis helped stop the project in December of 1997. Originally, the system was being built by Hitachi. Malaysia revived the project in July of 1998 and the Malaysians decided to complete the system on their own to save money. To the left is one of the trains with the Petrona Towers behind. The vehicle is a very close cousin of the Alweg monorail trains of Seattle. Be sure to see our thirteen-page photo essay on the KL Monorail in Special Features. This monorail is prominently featured in our Monorails of Malaysia DVD. In 2007, Monorail Malaysia, also known as MTrans, was acquired by Scomi Rail. Scomi is aggressively pursuing opportunities to build monorail in Malaysia and other countries.

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