To help commuters make the entire journey from first to last mile, SPAD has coordinated and assisted in the building of integrated stations in fast-urbanising towns and cities across the nation.
Today, integrated facilities such as KL Sentral in the heart of Kuala Lumpur; Terminal Berspadu Selatan (TBS) which is located in the southern area of Kuala Lumpur; Terminal Amanjaya in Ipoh, Perak; and Melaka Sentral in the state of Melaka are making the public transit experience more convenient and seamless for commuters.
Alongside being a one-stop terminal for public transport, each major station also offers facilities such as ample parking space and pedestrian walkways that further connects the commuter to their next transit point.
Adding to this convenience are the Hentian Akhir Bandar (HABs) situated throughout the Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley (GKL/KV) which bring various forms of public transport under one roof. At present, there are four HABs in GKL/KV, which are; HAB Pasar Seni (serving 23 routes), HAB Munshi Abdullah (serving 7 routes), HAB Jalan Silang (serving 19 routes), and HAB Wira Damai (serving 4 routes).
KL Sentral, the largest railway station in Southeast Asia, is Kuala Lumpur’s main integrated transportation centre that provides linkages to urban and suburban areas, with connectivity to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA/KLIA 2), Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, and other states across Peninsular Malaysia. Serving over 58 million passengers annually, KL Sentral offers direct access to six rail systems and links to major highways. Further convenience is provided with 9354 parking bays in the KL Sentral area.
TBS, which was the first ITT (Integrated Transport Terminal) launched in 2011, is equipped with various facilities, including 55 bus platforms, 150 taxi parking bays, 1000 car parking bays, and 1800 seats that are made available to provide comfort to all south-bound, east coast and north-bound express bus and stage bus passengers.
Acting as a short distance stage bus hub is Pudu Sentral, which also connects to the LRT (Light Rail Transit) Ampang Line via the Plaza Rakyat station. Commuters can travel to a variety of national destinations via the stage buses that operate from Pudu Sentral, including KLIA and KLIA 2, Sabak Bernam, Teluk Intan, Tanjung Malim, Seremban, Genting Highlands and Ipoh. The hub also offers taxi services to Genting Highlands for holiday goers. On 23 September 2012, Pudu Sentral was established as an Urban Transformation Centre (UTC), and several offices under various government agencies were opened, including SPAD’s own Pudu branch, which provides licensing, complaints management and documentation services.
Outside of the Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley area, integrated stations are also present in key cities that are developing to become urban hubs, such as Ipoh in Perak, where Terminal Amanjaya serves as a one-stop bus terminal for in-bound and out-bound commuters. Destinations that are reachable from Terminal Amanjaya include Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Perlis, Melaka and Penang. The terminal currently offers 400 car parking bays and 50 motorcycle parking bays, as well as a budget hotel on its premises for overnight travellers.
Meanwhile, Melaka Sentral serves as a stage bus terminal with buses transporting commuters from the southern state to a host of local destinations including KLIA, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Genting Highlands. The station currently has 500 car parking bays on site as well as 200 motorcycle parking bays.
First and last mile connectivity in the country has also been enhanced by the construction of pedestrian walkways and linkages to and from train stations to major destinations such as office buildings and commercial centres, making it easier for passengers. These enhancements fall under the Government Transformation Plan (GTP)’s National Key Areas Results (NKRA) for Urban Public Transport, which aims to ensure that the rakyat find travelling by public transport is feasible and comfortable for daily commuting.
These initiatives, which SPAD is currently assisting to develop, maintain, and plan, are as follows:
|The UPT NKRA’s integration initiatives|