Malaysia

ERL extension to KLIA2 on track for completion by end 2012

May 30, 2012

KLIA2 is scheduled to commence operations in April 2013. — file picKLIA2 is scheduled to commence operations in April 2013. — file picKUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — The RM100 million Express Rail Link (ERL) extension from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), the low-cost carrier terminal in Sepang, is on track to be completed by year’s end, said Noormah Mohd Noor, Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer.

She said work was progressing at a rapid pace and the project was 45 per cent complete with a new car park already ready at the new terminal.

On the progress of the 2.2-kilometre rail extension, she said, “The entire concrete pavement is almost complete and ready to be installed on the ballast.

“We have done about 400 metres of ballast at KLIA2,” she told a press conference in conjunction with 10th anniversary celebrations of KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services.

The KLIA2 terminal is scheduled to commence operations in April next year.

Asked on ERL’s ticket fare to KLIA2, Noormah said it would be pegged at RM35 for a one-way journey from KL Sentral, the same as the current fare to KLIA.

“However, from KLIA to KLIA2, passengers would only have to pay RM2. It is cheaper than the RM2.50 fare charged for a bus journey from KLIA to LCCT,” she said.

“For a comfortable and faster ride, the RM2 fare to KLIA2 is reasonable.” — Bernama