May 1st, 2018, marks the first time in Malaysian history that all of our major airports in Klang Valley (KLIA1, KLIA2 and Subang Skypark) are final connected by rail link from KL Sentral.
The rail service will be a 26km journey from KL Sentral to Subang Skypark with a stop in Subang Jaya. The journey is expected to take 28 minutes in total. Future stations along this line are also planned for Glenmarrie and Sri Subang, in order to provide better connectivity and accessibility.The RM521 million project was initiated by the government in 2013 with expected completion in 2016. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it was given a time extension until June 2018.The link offers an alternative mode of transportation for passengers to the airport, which houses airlines like Malindo Air and Firefly.
The frequency will be at 60-180 minute intervals until 31st May 2018. From 1st June 2018 onwards, the trains are scheduled to run once every fifteen (15) minutes during peak hours (between 7am-9pm and 6pm-8pm) and every half-hour for non-peak hours (10am-5pm and 9pm-11pm). The trains are expected to accommodate up to three hundred (300) passengers at once, and is intended to lighten traffic congestion and serve airline passengers and people working at the Skypark terminal.
At KL Sentral, Skypark link passengers are able to interchange with KTM ETS, KTM Komuter Seremban Line, KTM Komuter Port Klang Line, LRT Kelana Jaya Line and as well as connect to the KL Monorail and the MRT1 Sungai Buloh Kajang (SBK) Line.
At the Subang Jaya Line, passengers can also interchange with the KTM Komuter Port Klang Line as the newly extended LRT Kelana Jaya Line. The Skypark Link officially commenced operations on 1 May 2018, with free rides available to the general public for the month of May 2018. At present, it is unclear how much KTM will be charging after the free trial period is over. Everyone is welcomed to try Malaysia’s latest rail service.