The Brunei Metro is a proposed LRT or MRT transport system that has been considered for Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. There have been official announcements over the years, but there nothing is seriously planned as yet.
Brunei is a microstate with a population of just over 400,000 people, so there are barely enough people to justify an urban railway. It is though one of the world’s richest countries per capita, and some form of urban rail transit has been considered in the long term by the government.
Alternatively, there is also a consideration for heavy rail that would form part of a Trans-Borneo railway that would connect Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
This page serves as an archive of news and resources related to a future Brunei metro system.
Links And Resources
Review to formulate a roadmap and draft national masterplan for a sustainable land transportation system for Brunei Darussalam [PDF] Volume 5 Executive Summary 2014.
“…six possible new public transport options were identified for consideration for Brunei, including Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) with a variant of trolleybus, Tramways and Light Rail Transit (LRT), Monorail, Metro (or Metro Rapid Transit – MRT) and Heavy Rail, with a variant of High Speed Rail.”
Brunei-Muara Metro Service: A Proposal – [23/12/12]
An unofficial concept map from a Brunei website about Bruneian data and knowledge.
bsb-masterplan.com.bn – website no longer active, view archived page.
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Prasarana eyes development of Brunei metro system – [18/04/17]
“Prasarana Malaysia Bhd is eyeing the Brunei market on the possibility of developing a metro network system there, said its president and group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Azmi Abdul Aziz.”
MRT/LRT not feasible for Brunei – [21/10/14]
“Based on the findings in the National Master Plan for a Sustainable Land Transportation System For Brunei Darussalam conducted by the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS), a MRT or LRT system is not feasible for the country because of low population density and high price tag of the system.”
Proposed LRT route in BSB video simulation – [25/06/10]
“The Bandar Seri Begawan Development Master Plan will be a comprehensive plan for the capital of Brunei Darussalam, providing clear development strategies to guide future development.”