Trams for Cyberjaya and Putrajaya Proposed by Federal Territories Ministry

Trams for Cyberjaya and Putrajaya Proposed by Federal Territories Ministry

Trams system is being proposed by Federal Territories Ministry as the main public transporation system for Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.

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The proposal comes from the minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor based on the news published on The Malay Mail yesterday.

Tram system is extremely popular and efficient in countries like Australia, Austria and Germany. They don’t require very high cost to setup compared to monorail or MRT system. The photo above shows the tram system in Melbourne which I took a few weeks ago.

As there are many wide roads in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya, implementing the tram system makes it really ideal and more straight forward. It also blends in well with the city landscape. Since tram system runs on electric, it is also environmental friendly and produce almost no noise.

I believe this is a better system for both cities compared to the monorail system proposed for Putrajaya a few years ago. The project didn’t pick up due to lack of funds from the government.

If the system is efficient, potentially it may help reduce car usage within the cities and may address parking issues especially in Putrajaya.

Economic Planning Unit will soon open a “Request for Proposal” to companies interested to build the tram system.

Do you think tram is a better system as mass transportation system for Cyberjaya?

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2 Comments on "Trams for Cyberjaya and Putrajaya Proposed by Federal Territories Ministry"

  1. No Trams – just increase the number of buses or work with Selangor government to expand its free buses!

  2. Do we need tram ? | June 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm | Reply

    trams are essentially a tethered bus system. It doesn’t make much difference since it will be running on road and does not have 100% dedicated tracks. Speed will be a big concern for trams as they are incredibly slow. The cheapest solution is to provide more buses that links the city to townships around the city and start accepting touch’n Go in Nadi Putra buses and not taking a big route to pick more commuters which wasted more of their time. The second best method is using a light rail system with dedicated tracks, not light metro/medium capacity transport system (Putra and Star LRTs) which carries more volume. Light rail system is dedicated and is faster than tram. The third best solution is a BRT. It uses bus and is cheaper cuz it uses manned-buses and road, not tracks and automatic rolling stocks. BRT is cheaper by a lot of standard. Building a dedicated track is important so that the city streets are not screwed to accommodating another transportation mode. The last solution is not building anything since the population in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya is still so damn less. Let the future MRTs and maybe-soon-to-be-improved bus services to do the job instead of using trams. Seriously ????

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