With Klang Valley swelling in population and car use soaring, Sunway Resort City sets the course for a sustainable solution to benefit the community. Malaysia’s first dedicated and elevated BRT-Sunway Line is the latest initiative to liberate the urban commuter from traffic congestion and enhance connectivity, accessibility and mobility in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya and USJ.
Sunway has contributed RM123 million to the RM634 million BRT-Sunway Line project, which was activated under the public-private partnership (PPP) programme via the collaboration of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and Sunway Berhad. The landmark project was also officially penned as the first BRT project and the first electric bus public transportation system in Malaysia in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) - the official keepers of Malaysia’s outstanding records and achievements.
Launched on 1 June 2015 by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, the BRT-Sunway Line was completed three weeks ahead of schedule and opened to public the following day. It combines the convenience of a light rail transit system with the use of dedicated lanes, environmental-friendly electric buses and user-friendly infrastructure.
Sunway Group Founder and Chairman Tan Sri Dr. Jeffery Cheah, AO, said that he was proud to participate in the PPP with Prasarana. He added that the historic partnership underscored the commitment between private companies and the government. "We have achieved a remarkable milestone for the nation’s public transportation at large. We believe that this project will serve as a benchmark and catalyst for future BRT lines and public-private initiatives," he said.
Prasarana Chairman Tan Sri Ismail Adam said, “We hope that the success of this project will inspire other corporate companies to collaborate with us under the PPP umbrella for new initiatives to further promote effective public transport services in Malaysia.”
The BRT-Sunway Line integrates at the KTM Komuter Setia Jaya Station and the future Kelana Jaya LRT Line Extension Station in USJ 6, and now serves some 500,000 commuters in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya and USJ.
Fully elevated with a distance of 5.4 km, the BRT-Sunway Line consists of seven stations including ‘Park n Ride’ facilities known as the Kompleks BRT Sunway, located at the SunU-Monash station. Kompleks BRT Sunway provides a total of 1,153 parking bays including 102 special bays for lady drivers and 23 parking bays for the disabled.
With a top speed of 80 kilometres per hour, every bus has a capacity of up to 67 passengers, and is fully equipped with universal access facilities for the disabled and complete with free wireless internet access.