PRASARANA & ERL LAUNCH ENHANCED KL TRAVELPASS
Integrated Transport Card for Seamless Travel on Rail Network around Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, 14th August 2017 – Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) and Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) today launched the enhanced KL TravelPass, an integrated transport ticket which offers a convenient solution to travellers looking for a seamless travel experience on rail network in Kuala Lumpur.
The KL TravelPass was launched by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri. Also present at the launch event was Executive Chairman of ERL, YBhg. Tan Sri Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh; Chief Executive Officer of Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat, Azharuddin Mat Sah; Chief Executive Officer of Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd, YBhg Dato’ Ir. Zohari Sulaiman and Chief Executive Officer of ERL, Noormah Mohd Noor.
In her speech, YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy said collaboration between rail operators can produce unique and innovative products that will add value to their common markets. SPAD, as a regulating and coordinating body, will support such collaborative efforts to help the operators remain sustainable.
Meanwhile, YBhg. Tan Sri Mohd Nadzmi in his speech said, “Our value proposition of seamless, pleasant and convenient journey from KLIA to the city of Kuala Lumpur made our services very popular both among tourists and fellow Malaysians. The KL TravelPass was developed to increase our customer base by targeting the untapped inbound travellers visiting Kuala Lumpur, similar to the Oyster Card in London and Octopus Card in Hong Kong.
“This will also promote tourist attractions not only in the city but also those in Klang Valley because of Prasarana’s public transport system network,” he added.
KL TravelPass is 2 The card is priced at RM70 for single trip and RM115 for return trips and is available for sale at KLIA Ekspres Ticket Counters in KLIA, KLIA2 and Departure Hall, KL Sentral.
Travelers also have the option to add cash value to the KL TravelPass to enjoy extended benefits of travelling on Rapid KL buses and KTM Komuter rail services. ERL plans to further improve the KL TravelPass in the future by including other transport providers.
The collaboration between Prasarana and ERL was a result of a recent Ridership Workshop organized by SPAD among rail operators to encourage the public to use the rail network and increase passenger ridership. The Government aims to achieve a 40% modal share on public transportation by 2030.
About Prasarana Malaysia Berhad
Established in 1998 and operational since 2002, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is the asset owner and operator of the country’s three LRT networks and the KL Monorail; in addition to the bus services of Rapid KL, Rapid Penang, Rapid Kuantan and Rapid Kamunting. Beyond the efforts to transform the country’s public transport services via Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd and Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, Prasarana has also established Prasarana Integrated Management and Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (PRIME) to provide management and engineering consultancy services, Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE) to manage major projects under the Group which included the LRT Line Extension Project; Prasarana Integrated Development Sdn Bhd (PRIDE) to undertake commercial and transit-oriented development projects to further strengthen the performance of the company; and Prasarana Integrated Solution & Management (PRISM) for the management of insurance practices and businesses.
About Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd
Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd is responsible in overseeing all rail operators of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) – Ampang Line, Sri Petaling Line, Kelana Jaya Line and Monorail services. With a combined ridership of more than half a million daily, the rail services of Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd are the key revenue-generating contributor for the group. Rapid Rail is also the operator for the MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line.
About Express Rail Link
Express Rail Link (ERL) is the operator of KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit high-speed train services that connect Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA & KLIA2) and the city. The non-stop 57-km journey on KLIA Ekspres between KL Sentral and KLIA takes only 28 minutes. Passengers can also take a 3-minute ride between KLIA2 and KLIA. The KLIA Transit service stops at three intermediate stations i.e. Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya & Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi. ERL is proud to have maintained an impeccable 99.7% on-time service performance. ERL has been recognised locally and internationally for consistently providing high standards in the air-rail services industry. In 2016, ERL was named AirRail Link of the Year and received the Social Responsibility Award by London-based Global AirRail Alliance (GARA). On the home front, ERL received Best Customer Service and Best Safety Practices at SPAD’s LPT Symposium 2016. To date, ERL have carried more than 80 million passengers.
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