RapidKL buses

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RapidKL buses

Integrated hub at Maluri

RapidKL bus is the largest bus in the Klang Valley. Malaysia. It 177 bus routes comprising three 15 city shuttle, 19 trunk and 140 local shuttle services. In RapidKL buses carried 190,000 passengers daily.

bus routes were previously by Intrakota Komposit Sdn Bhd . a subsidiary of Bhd; and Cityliner Sdn Bhd . a subsidiary of May Bhd. When it took there were 179 routes. January 2006, RapidKL has the entire network.

RapidKL is not the only bus operator in Kuala and the Klang Valley. Other bus such as Metrobus. Len Seng Co Ltd. and Selangor Omnibus Co. Ltd serve the Klang Valley.

see Buses in Kuala Lumpur for non RapidKL buses.

Bus network

See also: In January 2006, began its total revamp of the bus previously operated by Intrakota and which the company inherited. RapidKL took over from the two companies in October it operated 98 stage bus routes and 39 bus services.

The revamp involved all its routes and reorganising them on the hub and spoke concept. Four of bus services were created, express routes (EKSPRES), shuttles (BANDAR), trunk (UTAMA) and local shuttles

Express route services from point-to-point without or very few stops in between. shuttles operate within Lumpur ‘s central district, linking five bus hubs. Trunk route run from these hubs to or regional hubs and stop at all bus stops along the way. shuttles operate from or regional hubs into areas.

Local shuttles will passengers from various areas and bring them to a or regional hub. Trunk services will them them to city hubs city shuttle services bring them the final to their destinations. This is when travelling the other

According to RapidKL, there are in three express route 15 city shuttle services, 19 route services and 140 local routes in total. As of September RapidKL had 849 buses operating on routes.

RapidKL has also up the Klang Valley into six and the bus route numbering system to a extent follows the zone

The revamp has been met with feelings from commuters.

in favour of the revamp

From perspective, the revamp will comprehensive coverage with a fleet of buses, thus capital costs. It is said a fleet five or six times than the current 849 buses be needed if RapidKL continued direct routes from areas to the city centre.

up routes into three will minimise accumulated Delays faced by buses in one of the route will not affect the

The network can be easily expanded by adding local shuttle from the nearest suburban or hub.

Journey times be faster as trunk route only stop at selected bus

Commuters have greater because of expanded network, includes inter-suburban routes. no longer need to travel via the centre if they want to go one suburb to another.

The new network is integrated with the light transit system operated by RAIL.

Simplified fare makes it less difficult for collection.

Criticisms of the revamp

have complained that the new hub-and-spoke system with routes, they have forced to use and switch buses than previously.

The non-availability of tickets has discouraged some using the service where the thing to a single ticket is a day

Disabled persons, especially users have complained RapidKL buses are not disabled

Although RapidKL has claimed routes are served at fixed they are not always followed.

The maps that have consistently distributed are those for the Shuttle services. However for services in other areas are not available. Route descriptions are and difficult to follow as they are described using road and seldom by landmarks.

Service at bus stops have also of poor quality, with no about schedules.

The system is more complicated than the direct trunk routes, it difficult for commuters to use especially there is a lack of good

Route signs on buses, for the white letters against background local shuttles, be read easily.


In 2003, SPNB bought Intrakota Komposit and its subsidiaries DRB-Hicom for RM177mil. It also RM14mil cash for the 364 buses to Cityliner. The original companies appointed interim operators.

began the first phase of the of its bus network in January 2006 by 15 City Shuttle bus routes serve major areas in the business district of Kuala The buses run between four at the edge of the central business namely KL Sentral, Titiwangsa, and Maluri, and Medan Pasar in the centre. These bus hubs serve as rail interchanges, the exception of Medan Pasar, it is at a walking distance from Jamek LRT station.

In March RapidKL revamped the bus network Kepong, Selayang, Gombak, Caves, Bandar Sri Damansara and Manjalara areas which it Area 2 . The areas are now service by Trunk Routes and 35 Local routes when fully The four trunk routes all from the Titiwangsa hub where can change to City Shuttles. At the end, the trunk routes regional hubs where Shuttles fan out into the residential

On 30 April 2006, the bus network in 3 covering Setapak, Ulu Kelang, Maju, Keramat, Ampang and was revamped. Three trunk bus serve this area, one Titiwangsa and two from KLCC 26 local shuttle routes the network for this area.

On 23 2006, RapidKL’s revamp of the Valley’s bus network became with the introduction of new routes in Five which covers Jaya. USJ, Puchong, and Jaya. Shah Alam and south of the Federal Highway; and Six which covers Damansara. Utama. Kota Damansara and of Petaling Jaya. Shah and Klang north of the Federal

On 21 April 2007, sixteen after the first step of the revamp, a second major was undertaken on the entire bus network on of feedback from commuters who the buses to ferry them their housing estates to the city centre, that is less or without much to change buses in the middle of journey. [1] This revamp saw the being adjusted (e.g. [Maluri — KL Sentral], formerly now passes by Jalan Hang Tan Cheng Lock instead of Maharajalela/Sultan Sulaiman), extended [Kajang — Maluri], is now U40 and is extended to Seni LRT), merged [Serdang Komuter — Maluri] and 414 — Bandar Sungai Long] U41 [Pasar Seni LRT — Bandar Long]) or discontinued (route 107 operations on that date).

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RapidKL Buses


RapidKL bus operates three of bus services: City Shuttles Perkhidmatan bandar ), Trunk ( Perkhidmatan utama ) and Local ( Perkhidmatan tempatan ). There are point-to-point Express buses ( ekspres ).

City Shuttles red destination boards, trunk have blue boards, shuttles have green and express services have boards.

RapidKL has also up the Klang Valley into six

Area One . Kuala Lumpur Business District

Area Two . and Northwest — Kepong, Gombak, Batu Caves, Sri Damansara and Bandar Manjalara

Three . East and Northeast Setapak, Ulu Kelang, Wangsa Keramat, Ampang and Pandan

Four . South and Southeast Cheras, Serdang, Kajang, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Bandar Bangi

Area Five . — Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Shah and Klang south of the Federal

Area Six . West — Bandar Utama, Kota and areas of Petaling Jaya, Alam and Klang north of the Highway

Route numbers for shuttles are prefixed by the letter B Bandar ).

Route numbers for services are prefixed with the U (for Utama ), eg. U81 and U42.

numbers for the local shuttle are by the letter T (for Tempatan )

the service

RapidKL’s new bus system users to hop on more than one bus to a journey. This is unlike the RapidKL bus system and that in use by other bus operators in the Klang where most bus services in the suburbs, perform a sweep in the centre before terminating.

Instead, RapidKL’s bus users are to use a combination of its four types of to complete journeys. Local take users in the suburbs to usually bus terminals or LRT stations, users transfer to LRTs or buses to continue their to the city or elsewhere in the Klang The city centre is served by City Shuttles.


No or return tickets are issued an exception of Express bus). issued on board buses are passes that allow unlimited travel on buses, there are restrictions as to which may be boarded depending on the type of purchased.

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