2 January 2013
Proposed ERL Extension To klia2
One new ERL station is being proposed to be built within the Integrated Complex of klia2. The Integrated Complex, which is adjoined to the Main Terminal Building of klia2, will accommodate all public transportation serving klia2 including buses, taxis and ERL trains, and parking space is also available for private cars.
Both the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services will serve klia2.
Total 6 services during peak hours, operating from a common platform in KLIA1 (at the current KLIA Ekspres platform). This will be the same for klia2. During off-peak, KLIA Ekspres trains run every 20 minutes while KLIA Transit operates at 30-minute intervals. Total 5 services during off-peak hours.
ERL Extension to klia2
Express Rail Link (ERL) will be extending its KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services to the new klia2. The ERL line will be extended from the reversing track at the Main Terminal Building of KLIA to the Integrated Complex within the new terminal which is located about two kilometres from KLIA.
Adjoined to the Main Terminal Building of klia2, the Integrated Complex or gateway@klia2 is the transportation hub that will accommodate all public transportation serving klia2 including KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit.
The train commercial services are expected to commence on 1st May 2013 when the new terminal opens to replace the current low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT). The two services will cater to the rapidly expanding budget carrier market.
- The extended line is 2.14 km in length. From the reversing track, it will cut across to the new ERL station within the Integrated Complex near the end of Runway 2.
- There will be one ERL station at the new terminal with a 230-metre long platform, escalators, elevators, concourse area with ticketing and operational offices, and boarding/exit gates.
- The project started in July 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by end of March 2013.
- Progress of works as of 31st October 2012: 73.33% against target completion of 73.62%
What can passengers expect?
- Airport Transfer to klia2 – This line will allow passengers from KL Sentral, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi stations to travel easily to klia2, thereby providing excellent connectivity to passengers at all stations.
- The extension will also cater to inter-terminal transfer passengers between KLIA and klia2.
- Simplifying the boarding point – Currently, there are separate stations for KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit in KLIA. With the extension to klia2, this may confuse passengers as to which station to go to for the next departing train. Therefore, for the convenience of our passengers, both the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services will operate from a common platform in KLIA (at the current KLIA Ekspres platform). This will be the same for klia2.
- Combined stations with KLIA Transit in KLIA and klia2 a one common platform
- Closed system for KLIA Ekspres by introducing barrier gates at KLIA platform, compared to the current semi-open system there.
- Maximum frequency – Again, using the same platform for both services provides passengers with maximum frequency, as they can now hop on any of the seven services per hour (during peak hours). Previously, with separate platforms, passengers would have had to choose between KLIA Ekspres (four services) or KLIA Transit (three services) only.
The length of the proposed ERL extension is 2.14 km, and the project duration is 15 and 1/2 months with the expected completion in October 2012. Commercial services are scheduled to begin in April 2013 when klia2 opens.
The objective of the project is to extend the existing ERL line from the reversing track at the Main Terminal Building of KLIA1 to the new Integrated Complex at klia2.
With the completion of this ERL extension, passengers from KL Sentral, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya & Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi can take the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services to the new LCCT at klia2.
It will also provide passengers with a quick and convenient transfer between KLIA1 and klia2.
Brief Summary of The Project
Scope of Works
The scope of work is divided into Civil Works, System Works and Automatic Fare Collection.
Civil works in general cover earthworks, relocation of existing utilities along the corridor, relocation of the existing car park and raising the existing access road serving the Bunga Raya VIP Complex, trackworks, trackside drainage, box culvert, etc.
System works comprise electrification, signalling works, system interface and integration, and the supply and installation of the following systems: CCTV system, PA system, Radio system, SCADA system, Clock system, PABX & Telephone, UPS, card access system.
Automatic Fare Collection
The scope includes the installation of automatic fare collection system to cater for magnetic stripe tickets, Touch ‘n Go cards, Visa payWave solution, bar code and other contactless tickets, ticket vending machines and ticketing counters; including relevant integration, testing and commissioning at the proposed ERL Station located within the Integrated Complex of klia2.
This extension project will require 15 and 1/2 months to complete. The target completion date is 31st October 2012.
Basic Technical Details
The alignment will be extended from the reversing track of the existing ERL Station at the Main Terminal Building of KLIA1. It will continue for a distance of 2 km, with the line cutting across to the klia2’s Integrated Complex near the end of the Runway 2.
1,435 mm standard gauge double track, UIC 54 rails on concrete sleepers.
Traction power 25 KV will be supplied through the Overhead Traction Power Cable by the existing ERL substation.
The system will be fully signalled and equipped with Automatic Train Protection.
Public address, CCTV and phone and extended radio coverage.