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.

Source: Wikimedia
Source: Wikimedia

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”.

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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.

Source: Vectorise
Source: Vectorise

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.

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