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Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP)

Penang Transport Master Plan, also known as PTMP, is a comprehensive plan formed by the Penang state government to improve transportation within the entire State of Penang. The plan is expected to cost RM27 billion (US$6.65 billion), envisages more alternative transportation modes to combat worsening traffic congestion across the state, such as Light Rail Transit (LRT) and monorail lines, a cable car line and an undersea tunnel linking George Town with the town of Butterworth on mainland Malay Peninsula.

A joint venture between Gamuda Bhd, Loh Phoy Yen Holdings Sdn Bhd and Ideal Property Development Sdn Bhd, SRS Consortium is announced as the Project Delivery Partner for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) and the South Reclamation Scheme (SRS).

Public Transport Network

An integrated transit network with appropriate long ­term capacity to increase public transport adoption in Penang. The public transport strategy is designed to work in concert with concurrent upgrades in the road and highway network as well as others to achieve holistic improvement and higher efficiency in travel experience for the public.

Highways & Roads

strategic traffic bypasses to cater for the rising number of vehicles on the road, particularly with foreseeable major developments taking place over the next decades and to provide long-term relief from congestion.

Undersea Tunnel

The Undersea Tunnel link from Gurney Drive, George Town to Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) with total length approximately 7.2km.

Sky Cab

A 4.8km long alignment connecting Sky Cab Station in Butterworth, Seberang Perai with Skycab Station (Bayan Lepas LRT) in Jelutong.


Penang Monorail - Air Itam Line

Monorail Air Itam

 Besides the Bayan Lepas belt, the other two relatively high density development corridors in Penang Island are the western Ayer Itam and northern Tg Tokong corridors. Adopting a similar approach by matching system capacity with projected travel demand, the monorail system has been identified as the most appropriate mode for both the Ayer Itam and Tg Tokong corridors.

Among the considerations made in arriving at the proposed monorail system (as opposed to other rail or BRT forms), include its better performance with respect to a narrower right-of-way (ROW) requirement, better noise performance and lower capital requirement. However, the final transit system for the Ayer Itam corridor would still be subject to future review prior to implementation by re-evaluating the travel demand, development intensity, transit system capacity, target modal share, socio-economic and socio-political reception of the proposed system, be it elevated or at-grade (on-ground) at the time of execution.

For the 12.8km Ayer Itam Monorail, the alignment will begin from KOMTAR and terminate at Paya Terubong with 13 stations. The transit line will improve transit reach to predominantly low- and medium-income residents in high-density neighborhoods in Ayer Itam and Paya Terubong areas. 


Penang Monorail - Tanjung Tokong Line

Penang Monorail - Tanjung Tokong Line

The 7km Tanjong Tokong Monorail line with 8 stations is proposed to begin at the KOMTAR integrated interchange station and terminates at Tg Tokong.

This monorail transit line will serve mixed commercial and residential developments along Jalan Burma, Jalan Kelawei, Gurney Drive and the Seri Tanjung Pinang townships.

If future travel demand warrants and space is available within the narrow corridor, the Tg Tokong Monorail line can be further extended to Tg Bungah and Batu Ferringhi to serve a wider catchment.


North Coast Pair Road 

North coast pair road

 The North Coast Pair Road (NCPR) to be undertaken by the Zenith-BUCG, only ends at Jalan Lembah Permai in Tg Bungah from Teluk Bahang, forming only the western section of NCPR. [Refer to the image gallery below]

To complete the road connection to George Town, PTMP proposed the eastern section of NCPR:

  • Construction of an elevated dual two-­lane road over Jalan Lembah Permai, Jalan Tg Bungah and Jalan Tg Tokong; and
  • Construction of interchange ramps between Jalan Cheah Seng Kim and Jalan Sg Kelian junctions along Jalan Tg Bungah together with U-­turns at the junctions.

This eastern section of the NCPR will end before the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 1 (STP 1) development, as the continuing section would be another elevated dual two-­lane road in STP 1 area, which is subsequently connected to the dual four-­lane Gurney Expressway. 


Proposed LRT Stations - Bayan Lepas Line

LRT Bayan Lepas Line

 Bayan Lepas LRT, the very first LRT line in Penang, will be about 30 km in length with 27 stations running from KOMTAR to the future reclaimed islands in the south.

Besides passing through must-go-points at KOMTAR, Bayan Lepas FIZ and the Penang International Airport, the line will also serve established and planned residential townships and employment hubs in Jelutong, The Light, Gelugor, Batu Uban, SPICE in Bayan Baru, Sg Tiram and Batu Maung.

The proposed alignment of the Bayan Lepas LRT serves the heavier travel demand corridor in the eastern or Bayan Lepas belt – from KOMTAR all the way to the Penang International Airport. The LRT system is most suitable to cater for future increases in travel demand from:

  • Expansion of the Penang International Airport from 6.5 million passengers per annum to potentially 20 million passengers per annum;
  • Expansion of the Bayan Lepas industrial zone; and
  • The developments in the southern coast reclaimed islands.

Click on the detailed map below to find out exactly where the proposed LRT stations will be built.

Komtar, Macallum, Bdr Sri Pinang : LRT-MAP1.jpg

SkyCab, East Jelutong:LRT-MAP2.jpg

The Lights Waterfront:LRT-MAP3.jpg

Gelugor ,USM: LRT-MAP4.jpg

Batu Uban, Pesta:LRT-MAP5.jpg

Sg Nibong, Bukit Jambul: LRT-MAP6.jpg

SPICE, Jalan Tengah, FIZ North: LRT-MAP7.jpg

FIZ South, Sg Tiram:LRT-MAP8.jpg

Penang Airport: LRT-MAP9.jpg

Permatang Damai Laut: LRT-MAP10.jpg

Future Station: LRT-MAP11.jpg

Bayan Lepas:BayanLepasLRT-English.jpg


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