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Old March 29th, 2005, 09:28 AM   #61
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Rapid KL Buys 200 New Buses For Feeder Services, Says Dr Hilmi
March 28, 2005 13:31 PM





KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 (Bernama) -- Feeder bus services by Rapid KL to Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations in the Klang Valley are expected to improve by September with the purchase of 200 new feeder buses and 80 refurbished ones, the Dewan Rakyat was told Monday.

Finance Ministry parliamentary secretary Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said additional feeder buses are expected to increase LRT users from the current 50 per cent from the targeted passenger volume.

He said feeder bus services, previously provided by private bus companies, have now been taken over by Rapid KL.

Rapid KL should have 1,000 buses to serve all the routes in the Klang Valley but it has only 450 todate, he said when replying to a supplementary question from Hasni Mohammad (BN-Pontian) during question time.

After the services were taken over by Rapid KL, some of the buses had to be written-off as they were in very bad condition, he said.

He said feeder services could operate at full capacity by year-end with the purchase of brand new and refurbished buses.

On LRT passengers, Dr Hilmi said passenger volume on Star and Putra lines had increased to 50 per cent from the targeted volume compared to 12 per cent on Star and 18 per cent on Putra in 2000.

Inadequate feeder bus services and limited coverage of the Star and Putra lines were the main factors for the lack of response from the public, he said.

Replying to the original question from Datuk Seri Law Hieng Ding (BN-Sarikei), Dr Hilmi said the government was considering extending LRT services to rapid growth areas like Subang, Shah Alam, Damansara, Selayang and Puchong.

Studies carried out covered various aspects including population density and accessibility by road, he added.

-- BERNAMA
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Monorail, LRT Get The Thumbs Up From Commuters
April 14, 2005 17:19 PM





KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 (Bernama) -- The Monorail and Light Rail Transit (LRT) have received the thumbs up from a large number of public commuters for their generally satisfying services.

Malaysian commuters, however, gave the thumbs down to three other public transport services, including taxis, buses and other forms of public transport, expressing dissatisfaction with their timings, comfort factor and fares.

Kamaruldzaman Salleh, group account director of an international research firm, Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) said, in a study conducted by the firm, Monorail and LRT scored 61 in a customer retention index signifying the highest score in the study, while buses 32 and taxis were handed the lowest score at 29.

The TNS study, "Assessment of the Malaysian Public Transport Sector", was conducted in March this year, with the participation of over 600 adults aged between 18 and 60 in the urban Peninsular Malaysia.

The study also revealed that only one, out of 10 commuters had a satisfying experience using public transportation, while two thirds of those polled said if given the choice, they would opt for a new alternative in transportation.

"Our study shows that the public transportation system is under pressure to significantly improve its performance with the Monorail and LRT now becoming the benchmark for other public transport players to emulate," Kamaruldzaman said in a media briefing Thursday.

The firm had also identified several areas in which taxis and buses could improve their services.

Noting ride comfort as top on the list of complaints by commuters, he suggested upgrading the condition of vehicles, improving seat comfort and not being selective in the routes as measures that could be taken.

As to fares, he said commuters wanted them to be aligned with other modes of public transport, while resolving customer complaints was also a major request from commuters.

"As for buses, a majority of commuters want bus operators to increase service frequencies and reduce the waiting time, while improving the condition of buses overall," he said.

Passengers also want bus operators to improve on customer service, courtesy of staff and to promptly attend to complaints, he added.

However, despite the gloomy picture painted by most commuters on the state of public transportation, some were expecting to see positive changes over the next five years.

About 41 percent of those polled were upbeat that the LRT service would improve, 40 percent believed that bus operators were set to make some positive changes and 28 percent hoped taxi services would become better.

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RENTAS, new KTM Komuter's newsletter
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The bulletin was launched
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RENTAS, KTM Komuter's newsletter will be available for public viewing begining April 12, 2005 through this website.
It was originally published as KOMUTER TERKINI in 2003 for internal distribution. Beginnning this year RENTAS will be distributed for public and will also be available for viewing in this website. For free copy of this newsletter please write to , The Editor, RENTAS, Komuter Services Department, KTM Berhad, Level 4, Sentral KL Station.

RENTAS will be officially launched on April 12, 2005 by Y.Bhg. Dato' Mohd Salleh Abdullah , Managing Director of KTM Berhad at Sentral KL Station.
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Express Rail Link sees passenger increase by 20 pct
08 September, 2004




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Kuala Lumpur,Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB), the operator of the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services, expects KLIA Ekspres passenger growth to increase 20 per cent by the end of this year, its chief executive officer Dr.Aminuddin Adnan said Tuesday.

He said that the factors that would boost ticket sales included the opening of two new hotels - Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Le Meridian in KL Sentral -, before the year end.

“With the opening of Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Le Meridian, we hope to achieve the target,” he told reporters after a smart partnership signing ceremony with KL Hilton, here.

Last year, KLIA Ekspres recorded 1.75 million passengers.

Aminuddin said that the smart partnership with Hilton Kuala Lumpur had carved a new development by giving both services the extra edge against each other in this competitive industry.

It will strengthen the positioning of the KLIA Ekspres brand amongst Hilton’s guests by bridging two essential services in totality, he said.

“Guests of the Hilton Kuala Lumpur will be assured that upon arrival at the KL International Airport (KLIA), they will be taking the fastest ride to the city within less than an hour,” Aminuddin said.

Under the smart partnership, the first 500 customers of Hilton Kuala Lumpur on entering KLIA, will get free ERL return passes to KL Sentral. After that, there will be a subsidised package offered to the hotel, which had not yet been determined.

Hilton, the five-star hotel, will commence its operation on Sept 22, offering 510 guestrooms.

Aminuddin said that currently there is an average of 5,300 passengers a day using the KLIA Ekspres.

“We are still in negotiation with other hotel and airline companies to provide special packages for them. If that happens, we can increase the average passengers now from 5,300 to 6,000 passengers a day,” he said.

He added that a special counter had already been set up at KLIA where the hotel guests would be greeted and escorted by porters to and from the KLIA Ekspres, right up to their check-in at Hilton Kuala Lumpur and also checking in for flights.

Other than that, under the ‘e-XKL’ service, passengers would be entitled for the same treatment with an addition of premium limo pick up from KL Sentral to city destination while the second passenger from the same destination is charged at only RM30 per person.

ERLSB has served more than 3.5 million passengers when it started its operation in 2002.

Meanwhile, Hilton Kuala Lumpur General Manager, Kees Hartzuiker, said that the hotel is the first in Malaysia to enjoy a partnership with ERL and to provide a smooth journey on KLIA Ekspres.

“We have worked out a choice arrangement where our guests will be treated to a seamless and hassle-free journey, either upon arrival or departure. No more traffic-jams to contend with, no more delayed journeys, no more impatient drivers, for the whole journey spares passengers having to go through all such stress-related conditions,” he said.-Bernama
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ERL focuses on profits and passengers
08 September, 2004
By B.K. SIDHU in Madrid




EXPRESS Rail Link Sdn Bhd's (ERL) focus in the immediate term is to grow its passenger numbers and profits before pursuing plans for a listing on Bursa Malaysia.

That is why it has yet to appoint any merchant banker to advise on the planned flotation even though it has received several proposals.

“We are concentrating on building up our numbers (passengers and profit) - which are showing an encouraging trend - before appointing a merchant bank. Whether the listing happens next year depends on our numbers,” ERL chief executive officer Dr Aminuddin Adnan said in Madrid, where the company was an exhibitor at the 10th World Route Development Forum this week.

The company chalked up an operational profit in 2003 and expects to maintain its performance this year.

Increasing market share means improving ridership and that remains its ongoing focus. To this end, it has several plans, among which is increasing international ridership. For that it wants to work with airlines to explore ways of packaging rail transport as part of its air ticket offering to travellers.

“We want to talk to airlines to offer the KLIA Express service as part of the offering to travellers. This would be done next year and that would boost our ridership,'' Aminuddin said.




Dr Aminuddin Adnan


“We began working with hotels and travel agents (to package rail transport as part of the offering to guests), the next step is to work with airlines,” he added.

ERL also wants to increase the number of airlines offering check-in facilities at KL City Air Terminal (KL CAT) at KL Sentral terminal from the current three - Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways and Brunei Airlines.

To this end, it is in talks with Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways and even Garuda Indonesia.

As part of efforts to increase ridership, the company offers porter service at the KL International Airport to users of KLIA Express.

Malaysians make up 60% of KLIA Express passengers. Last year the company carried 1.75 million passengers and this year the target is 2.2 million.

With all these plans in place, Aminuddin is confident that ERL will be able to increase its market share of passengers travelling to and from KLIA to 20% next year from 16%.

About 35,000 to 45,000 passengers travel to and from KLIA daily, via private vehicles, coaches or airport limousines.

“There is big scope for us to increase market share and we want to do just that to grow our numbers and profitability,” Aminuddin said.
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MALAYSIAN AIR AND RAIL TRAVEL AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE
08 September, 2004
By B.K. SIDHU in Madrid





Malaysia Airlines and Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB) today signed a Sales Agency Agreement allowing the airline’s sales offices and ticketing agents worldwide to sell KLIA Ekspres® travel coupons along with the purchase of flight tickets. The Agreement will be in effect from January 15th 2004.

Introduced in April 2002, the KLIA Ekspres® operates every 15 minutes between KL Sentral and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Malaysia Airlines operates six check-in counters from Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal (KL CAT) at KL Sentral. The opening of such facilities, offering inner city check-in and a dedicated high-speed train service, brought KLIA into the ranks of modern advanced airports across the world.

The KLIA Ekspres® one-way fare on sale by Malaysia Airlines at its worldwide sales outlets is priced at RM35 for an adult ticket and RM15 for a child, exactly in line with local prices.

Speaking at the Signing Ceremony today, Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Dahlan, Senior General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Malaysia Airlines said, “Our two companies share an integrated aim in bringing the best to our customers, both in the air and on the ground. Customer satisfaction is key to our operations. In advancing our business partnership with today’s signing ceremony, we advance the vision of seamless travel conceived in our national infrastructure projects, and provide greater cohesion between air and rail travel in Malaysia for both domestic and international travellers.”

Representing ERLSB, Chief Executive Officer Dr Aminuddin Adnan said, “Today’s air travellers expect convenience, reliability and speed. With this one-stop ticketing facility available globally, visitors to Malaysia can now enjoy the best of both worlds; travelling on Malaysia Airlines with the world’s best cabin staff, and taking the fastest train in South East Asia to the city centre in Kuala Lumpur.”

Customers can contact Malaysia Airlines toll-free number 1-300-800-3000 for reservations and enquiries on this new service and all other operations.
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ERL posts first full-year profit and revives IPO plans
08 September, 2004
By B.K. SIDHU in Madrid




EXPRESS Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL), which runs trains from Kuala Lumpur to KL International Airport, has revived plans for an initial public offering (IPO) after posting its first full-year profit in 2003, executive chairman Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh said.

“It was profitable last year and we hope it can be profitable this year,” Nadzmi said in an interview in Kuala Lumpur, declining to provide earnings figures. “Flotation is of course in our mind. That’s how we want to bring this company forward.”

In April, ERL scrapped plans for a 2003 IPO as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak and the US-led war against Iraq led tourists and businesspeople to avoid the region.
Travel has since rebounded; with Malaysia predicting a record number of tourists will visit the country this year.

That should lift passenger revenue at ERL, which is 40%-owned by Lembaga Tabung Haji and half-owned by YTL Corp Bhd. The company plans to sell shares to help pay loans used for the construction of the RM2.4bil line, which started operating in June 2002.

“With the decline of the ringgit I expect an influx of tourists to enjoy one of the more value-for-money destinations in the region,” said Azrul Azwar, an economist with MIDF Sisma in Kuala Lumpur. “With a strong jump in arrivals from last year, businesses such as transportation, hotels and restaurants should benefit.”

The ringgit, which was pegged to the US currency in September 1998, has declined in tandem with the dollar over the past 12 months. In that time, the euro had risen 20% and the yen 11%.

ERL owes RM940mil to Bank Pembangunan & Infrastruktur Malaysia Bhd. The Ministry of Finance earlier took over a Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederanfbrau loan extended under the German government’s export-guarantee scheme.

The company spent last year reducing costs after the SARS outbreak, which killed 774 people around the world and cut ERL's daily passenger numbers by about a fifth to 4,000.
The company renegotiated contracts on maintenance, the provision of spare parts and insurance, helping reduce costs by about 5%, Nadzmi said.

The company also cut the size of its workforce by 15% to 110 people. The cost-reduction efforts helped increase the yield-per-passenger to about RM34.20, compared with RM29.70 at the start of the year.

It now wants to increase the number of people using the service between Kuala Lumpur and the airport to a daily average of about 6,000. Currently, about 5,000 people make the 56km journey every day.

ERL has signed an agreement with Malaysian Airline System Bhd for the national carrier to sell tickets to international visitors and increase the number of people using the train to get from the airport to Kuala Lumpur.

The company, which has a 30-year contract to operate the service, uses eight electric trains built by Siemens AG, completing the journey between the city and the airport in 28 minutes. - Bloomberg
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ERL keen to list shares on KLSE
08 September, 2004
By B.K. SIDHU in Madrid





ERL keen to list shares on KLSE

HIGH-speed train operator Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) has expressed interest to list its shares on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange but has not set a time-frame for the exercise.

Executive chairman Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh said the company’s shareholders approve of the idea and ERL is conducting a feasibility study on the proposed listing.

“But we will not indicate the exact date for the listing. We will announce it when it is the right time for us to do so,” he told newsmen on the sidelines of the one-day ICT and Venture Capital Financing Forum 2004 in Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.

ERL runs a high-speed non-stop rail service, KLIA Ekspres, from Kuala Lumpur Sentral to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang. It also operates KLIA Transit, a rapid transit service that makes three quick stops at key townships along its route.

Mohd Nadzmi said 2003 was a good year for ERL, which registered profits for the first full year in operation despite the occurrence of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the war in Iraq.

He said that based on the daily average number of commuters using KLIA Ekspres, the company had been on a steady growth path and was not really affected by the fallout of the SARS outbreak.

“Last year, we managed to register an average of between 3,000 and 4,000 commuters daily for our KLIA Ekspres,” Mohd Nadzmi said. This, he added, indicated that the company has managed to capture between 14 and 15 per cent of the KLIA-Kuala Lumpur transport sector.

Against the backdrop of strong economic growth this year, Mohd Nadzmi said he expects the company to register an average of 6,000 passengers a day for KLIA Ekspres, focusing more on inbound tourists.

He said ERL has outlined several campaigns to woo international tourists to use KLIA Ekspres. For instance, the company early this month appointed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to sell KLIA Ekspres tickets overseas via a “single ticketing” system.

Some international tourists may not be aware of the ERL service or may have decided to take a taxi or other means of transport as soon as they touch down in Malaysia, Mohd Nadzmi said.

The “single ticketing” concept provides MAS passengers the convenience of purchasing KLIA Ekspres tickets together with their airline tickets via the national air carrier’s ticketing offices worldwide.

Mohd Nadzmi said this move will benefit ERL as MAS currently commands about 70 per cent share of KLIA’s traffic.

“ERL’s second strategy is to sell KLIA Ekspres tickets on board MAS flights. With this service, passengers will have the convenience of getting the KLIA Ekspres tickets first hand and at their leisure on board the plane,” he said.

He said the company has also started a campaign to woo tourists by providing them limousine services to take them to their destinations as soon as they reach Kuala Lumpur by KLIA Ekspres.

Mohd Nadzmi said 2004 will be a more challenging year for ERL but it will try its best, especially to achieve a 19 per cent share of the transport sector between Kuala Lumpur and KLIA. “But this will depend on the passenger traffic at KLIA.”

Mohd Nadzmi said growing passenger traffic at the airport would shore up demand for the firm’s shares, adding that he did not expect the bird flu scare to hit the travel industry as much as SARS did.

Built to handle up to 25 million passengers a year, KLIA is expected to report a 4 per cent rise in passenger traffic for 2003 over the previous year’s 17 million.

ERL is 50 per cent owned by YTL Corp, 40 per cent by Tabung Haji (Pilgrim’s Fund) and the remaining 10 per cent by Mohd Nadzmi. - Business Times.
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ERL, AirAsia in package talk
03 February 2004



ERL, AirAsia in package talk

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) is in negotiation with no-frills airline AirAsia Sdn Bhd to offer transit train services from Kuala Lumpur Sentral to the KL International Airport at a discounted rate to the latter’s passengers.

ERL executive chairman Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh said both parties were still discussing the terms of cooperation. He said the collaboration with AirAsia would not necessarily deliver significant revenue, but would change the way people travel to the airport from KL.

“The transit train service at a cheaper price is also in line with AirAsia’s concept of providing budget services to its customers,” he said on the sidelines of a conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Transit train service is different from express service as it makes intermediate stops at three key townships - Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, and Salak Tinggi. Currently, transit and express services charge RM35 for an adult and RM15 for a child for a one-way trip.

ERL is 50%-owned by YTL Corp Bhd. The other shareholders are Tabung Haji Technologies Sdn Bhd and Mohd Nadzmi’s Trisilco Equity Shd Bhd, which hold a 40% and 10% stake respectively.

Mohd Nadzmi said the company was targeting to have 19% of the passengers landing at KLIA use its trains this year against 15% currently.- The Edge Daily
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Track-ing Express Rail Link with Secretaries Society of Malaysia




Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire for the high speed KLIA Ekspres© and KLIA Transit© train services today hosted members of the Secretaries Society of Malaysia on a special excursion themed “Track- ing Express Rail Link” in conjunction with the Secretaries Week.

Members were first given a first hand look on the operational aspects of the high speed trains as well as the baggage handling system for KLIA Ekspres© before leaving for Putrajaya for a day trip. The tour was led by the Deputy Vice President for Marketing & Sales Management of ERLSB, Ms. Annie Yahaya. The event was also co-hosted by Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur and Taman Warisan Pertanian Putrajaya.

Speaking to the media prior to the trip, Dr Aminuddin Adnan, Chief Executive Officer of ERLSB, said that “We value the roles of secretaries in easing the headaches of their bosses’ daily schedule. It is not an easy job and we take this opportunity show them our gratitude for their profession”. He also added that the tour is also a part of their tactical promotions to further promote the KLIA Ekspres© and KLIA Transit© services amongst secretaries in Malaysia.
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KL SENTRAL - A lot more than just a railway station




Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) is more than just a rail transportation hub. This is a point its developer, Kuala Lumpur Sentral Sdn Bhd (KLSB) is keen on highlighting in a recent interview.

Beyond being a focal point of four rail networks (KTM Intercity, KTM Komuter, KLIA Express, KLIA Transit and the Putra Light Rail Transit), KL Sentral is a RM1.4 billion mixed development with commercial and residential components, being built over a 15-year period.

Because of this, KLSB has the uphill task of changing Klang Valley’s thinking that KL Sentral is significant only to those with a rail or LRT ticket in hand. One reason for this perception is the emphasis placed on Stesen Sentral, which began construction in 1997.

The Government, in privatising the project in 1994, thought only of enhancing public transportation in the Federal Capital through an integrated rail services hub. But the KL Sentral that KLSB now wants to promote is what came out of an exchange for the building and surrendering of Stesen Sentral to the Government, as per the concession agreement signed on Aug 18, 1997.

This task of changing the public perception rests with KLSB chief executive officer Chan Chee Meng. In an interview with PropertyTimes, Chan, who was appointed to the post last September, said in time, KL Sentral will evolve to be more than a rail transportation hub. Here are excerpts of the interview.

Aside from the residents of Suasana Sentral and occupants of the Plaza Sentral office block, the perception is that KL Sentral is nothing more than a rail station. How do you plan to change this perception?

The station was the motivation for this development. But it is an integrated 72-acre freehold mixed project that will serve as a city-within-a-city, with a total population of 250,000 when fully developed.

As we roll out more and more components, the public will know that the
Sentral is more than just a station. We are doing a branding exercise, in which we are looking at integrating the various components into a KL Sentral brand name.

We understand that a mall will also be built here. Is this a sure way of attracting bigger crowds?

Of course. The mall is certainly a major component, and will be a catalyst to attract people. It will be the draw card, reinforcing KL Sentral’s appeal and complementing other components.

When will the mall be launched?
We expect to launch it by end of the year, with construction beginning in the first or second quarter of next year, and completion in another three years. We are reviewing its design to allow for the integration of the KL Monorail system with KL Sentral.
(MRCB has taken over the stakes of the mall’s equity partners Centrepoint Properties Ltd and F&N Holdings Bhd, which owned 25 per cent each in the joint venture vehicle named Promising Quality Sdn Bhd.)

What are your views about the retail market? Will it present any challenges to the mall?

Looking at the bigger picture, the economy is in recovery and if there’s confidence, consumer spending will also be there. We are optimistic that the mall will do well.

We’d like to emphasise that we are a development built around a transportation hub, which of course is advantageous to us. The importance of the rail is becoming more apparent by the day. We see it playing a bigger role especially with the recent floods in Kuala Lumpur and road closures because of the NAM Summit.

We are also building our own niche. After all, we will have a population of 250,000 excluding passengers, once the whole development is completed. It will be a city within a city, without suffering poor traffic flow and parking problems that other malls do.

Our passenger capacity is only 30 per cent utilised now.

Is the image Brickfields a hindrance to your efforts to promote KL Sentral? Do you think it needs a facelift to keep with your international image?

We don’t think that KL Sentral’s image will be pulled down by Brickfields. The functionality of the project alone will overcome any negative connotations that may arise. In fact, we see a positive effort on the part of the government to improve the image of the environment. We are, after all, creating another landmark for the city.

Can you say KL Sentral is poised to become a key gateway to the nation?





If we look at connectivity, KL Sentral is almost there as the nation’s gateway to the world. All rail networks connect here and so does the KL City Air Terminal where KL International Airport passengers can check-in. Soon, they will also be able to check out. The station will then be designated as XKL - as a destination within the country.

Rail connectivity is expanding and as the double-tracking rail line progresses from Rawang to Ipoh and Butterworth, and with the proposed Intercity rail connection to Kunming in China, we will see more people coming into the city. Future restriction of cars into the city centre will also increase the importance of the rail service.

KL Sentral is seeing an average of 24,000 passengers a day. Are active steps being taken to increase this number, perhaps in conjunction with the rail operators?

Operation of the rail systems is the prerogative of the operators. From what we understand, they are trying to improve by increasing frequencies and improving parking facilities.

The Klang Valley Urban Task Force, which operates under the Ministry of Finance, is looking at the integration of the rail and bus services as well. All this will increase the number of people coming to KL Sentral and benefit development of the area as a whole.

Usage of KL Sentral will no doubt increase as the various residential and commercial components are completed, but will these components be physically linked to the station?

Under our master plan, pedestrian bridges and covered walkways will link all the various components. The aim is to ensure that residents and commuters will be able to get to and fro from the station to the various components with ease, even in inclement weather.

Certain lots within KL Sentral were sold for development independently or in joint ventures with KLSB or MRCB. Lot I, for instance, was sold to Daito Asia and Daisho Asia for the construction of the Le Meridien and Hilton Hotels. What is the rationale for this?

When we conceptualised the KL Sentral master plan, the various components were to be developed together with investors who shared our vision.

We felt that the involvement of more parties would speed up the development of the project as a whole. Furthermore, we complement one another by contributing the expertise that any party may lack on its own.

Lot G, upon which the mall is to be built, also includes a retail centre, service apartments, offices and a hotel. Doesn’t KL Sentral as whole have one too many hotels? How would you address this perception?

We are offering niche space in the market and again, it is because of our location and prominence as a transportation hub. The hotels at Sentral target different market segments and the one slotted for Parcel G carries a three-star rating different from the five-star Le Meridien and Hilton hotels.

What are some of the other upcoming developments?
Scheduled to be developed this year is the mall, phase two of Plaza Sentral where the remaining four towers will be constructed, the second phase of the condominium component after Suasana Sentral and the entertainment centre.

Will KL Sentral be injected into UDA, now that MRCB has acquired a 25 per cent stake in the company from Landas Utama Sdn Bhd?

There is now the question of injecting KL Sentral into UDA. And as both companies are part of MRCB’s property development stable, there may be good opportunities for synergy.
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Located on the fringe of the city centre inside KL Sentral Station, Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal or KL CAT serves as an extension of Kuala Lumpur International Airport and is officially recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a city destination with the code XKL.

At KL CAT, you can check in for your flight, just like in an airport, and enjoy free porter service. Regarded as a premium value-added service, passengers traveling with Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways and Royal Brunei Airlines are able to check in at KL CAT as early as 12 hours (on departure day) before flight departure time. The minimum check-in time is 2 hours before flight departure time (1 ½ hours for those on Malaysia Airlines' domestic flights without luggage). Your luggage will be tagged to your destination and automatically transferred to your flight at KLIA. Every piece of luggage is bar-coded for easy tracking, and is integrated with the KLIA baggage handling system.

The check-in service is provided for air travelers who hold valid KLIA Ekspres tickets. You will also find a unique ambience of food and retail outlets as well as travel-related services at KL CAT such as airline ticketing, travel boutiques, hotel desks, banking kiosks, bureau de change and taxis.

KL City Air Terminal is easily accessed by road, and is supported by other public transportation systems such as the PUTRA-LRT, KL Monorail, KTM commuter, KTM Intercity, feeder bus and city taxis.


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