Saturday, October 6, 2012

GoKL Citybus

A new bus service had been introduced in the capital city since 31st August 2012 which is very much welcomed by the public and tourists alike.

The bus service is free of charge. Another value added service is that free Wi-Fi is available which will attract those who are tech savvy. The bus service is really commendable as the wait is not that long (less than 10 minutes). This is probably the most efficient bus service to date in this country.

It has basically 2 lines. The green and the purple line. Both of the lines converge at Ain Arabia and Istana Hotel where commuters can switch buses to reach to the intended destination.

Be aware that the buses were not painted according to the line colour. Instead, all buses exterior were painted light purple. The only way to distinguish which line the bus is plying is to pay attention to the LED display on the bus.

The purple line starts from Pasar Seni bus hub-Bangkok Bank-Telekom Museum-Olympia Tower-KL Tower-Istana Hotel-Pavilion-Bukit Bintang-Istana Hotel-KL Tower-Olympia Tower Telekom Museum-Kota Raya and back to Pasar Seni bus hub.

The green line  starts from KLCC-Wisma BSN-Renaissance Hotel-Hard Rock Cafe-Jalan P. Ramlee-Istana Hotel-Pavilion-Bukit Bintang-Sultan Ismail Monorail Station-Wisma KFC-KLCC Convention Centre-Traders Hotel-Ampang Park-Menara Maluri and back again to KLCC.

For those who are familiar with Rapid KL buses, commuters will soon realize the buses are owned by Rapid KL based on its interior and seating arrangement. The buses are new and I hope they stay that way with proper maintenance and care.


It is a scenic ride and here are some of the great landmarks I manage to capture around KL while using the bus on the green line. I used to walk from Ampang Park all the way to Pasar Seni. I guess now I can just rely on these buses to reach my destination in a more comfortable manner.

I hope this bus service could be around in a long run although there are strong protest from the city taxi drivers.  It is one of the best way to encourage public to take public transport and reduce the congestion in the city.

1 comment:

wenn said...

wow, lovely views..I must try the bus when I go KL..