If you’ve ever wanted to see a train graveyard, look no further. Malaysia apparently has one in Ulu Yam. These trains aren’t just any old carriages, by the way. They are the trains from the Ampang and Sri Petaling LRT line which were replaced 5 years ago.
Local content creator HeartPatrick reported finding the graveyard two weeks ago when he was driving around the area. He explored the area and got an aerial view of the graveyard using a drone. The sight puts one in mind of a dystopian setting and leaves viewers with a nostalgic feeling.
From the videos, it’s easy to see that the trains have been abandoned there for quite a while. The area is overgrown with greenery and insects have taken up residence in the carriages themselves. According to another YouTuber’s description, they found over 73 cars in the vast compound. Others have also reported finding the area, with one uploading a TikTok of themselves doing parkour on the carriages.
RapidKL has since issued a statement regarding the abandoned LRT trains. They clarified that the trains in Ulu Yam do not belong to Prasarana Malaysia Berhad. According to the statement, ownership of the trains was transferred to CSR-Zhuzhou in 2014. “(It was) part of a buy-back programme for the purchase of fifty (50) sets of new trains that are currently being used to operate the LRT Ampang – Sri Petaling line,” they said.
Additionally, RapidKL mentioned that CSR-Zhuzhou disposed the train sets and sold them in 2016 to a third party. No names were given, however they did say that the trains were stored in a private land in Ulu Yam. “As these are neither Prasarana’s assets nor our responsibility, it would not be appropriate for us to make further comments on the matter,” they closed.
As alluring as is it would be to explore a train graveyard, accessing the area would be considered trespassing on private property. It’s sad to see the trains abandoned there, but only the current owner knows what are the plans they have for these carriages.
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