Will Kuala Lumpur be emulating the cities of Amsterdam, Toronto, and Melbourne in implementing a tram service?
Well, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is certainly toying with the idea of it. A study has been conducted by the commission and according to the recently released “Land Public Transport Transformation Journey 2010-2015” (PTPAD) report, it will be completed by the end of next year.
If the study garners positive results, the service will be implemented as part of the public transport system in Kuala Lumpur. The tram is believed to be a more efficient and environmentally friendly option, and it has been revealed that the study was done “to ensure seamless connectivity to ease traffic congestion in the city centre”.
Several aspects will be taken into consideration during the study, such as the actual demand of passengers, economic projections, financial calculation, and technical measures needed to support the operation.
Another research will also be done on the improvement of the First Mile and Last-Mile Urban Rail for Greater Kuala Lumpur, in order to determine the tram service coverage and connectivity with other modes of public transport.
Source: The Sun Daily.