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LRT

STAR LRT KL

With the increasing population of Kuala Lumpur, the need for better public transportation was more crucial than ever. This led to the creation of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system in the Klang Valley with the commissioning of the Kelana Jaya line and Ampang line.

The Kelana Jaya line, measured at 29km long and served 24 stations when it was first launched though it has since been extended to include 13 new stations across 17km.

Similarly, the Ampang line extended across 27km serving 25 stations and also has recently been extended to include the suburbs of Puchong and Putra Heights, adding 11 new stations and 18km of track.

The lines are considered among the longest fully automated driverless metro system in the world.

Though, the LRT was not the silver bullet that would end public transportation woes it has laid the groundwork for new extensions (some of which are completed this year) to more parts of the Klang Valley.