The Kota Kinabalu Sky Train is a proposed rail transit line in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The proposed Kota Kinabalu Line would connect the airport with the city centre and then onwards to One Borneo Mall. In the future, the line could be extended south to Putatan.
At this stage, the sky train is just a proposal, with no indication if it’s a Light Rail Transit (LRT) or Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). Earlier proposals in 2009 were for a monorail.
The Aeropod development near the airport has factored in space for a future metro line. Aeropod is also the location for the Tanjung Aru Railway Station, which is the terminus of the Western Sabah Railway Line.
Kota Kinabalu Map
[Map of Kota Kinabalu.]
Links And Resources
Aeropod – The largest integrated linear city in Kota Kinabalu spanning over 60-acre of land.
Kota Kinabalu metro concept map. Original source unknown, via sabahup2date.blogspot.com.
Bung Moktar gives assurance on skytrain project – [13/12/21]
“Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin has assured Sabahans that the proposed skytrain project will go through the necessary requirements and impact studies before implementation.”
Skytrain, Jesselton New City – [30/11/21]
Rapid transit for KK on the cards – [29/11/21]
Frankly Speaking: Does KK need a sky train? – [26/04/21]
Luyang rep raises concerns over Sky Train project – [18/04/21]
“Luyang assemblyman Ginger Phoong raised several of his underlying concerns over the Sky Train project which will ease traffic congestion in the state capital.”
Investors keen on sky train project in KK – Bung – [11/03/21]
Chinese investors keen to develop sky train system in KK – [08/01/21]
“The modern transportation system is to be built connecting the Kota Kinabalu International Airport with the state capital and its surrounding locations such as Putatan and 1 Borneo, Jalan Sulaman.”
With no BRT in sight, Sabah announces ‘skytrain’ in Kota Kinabalu – [23/12/20]
“Sabah will have a metropolitan “skytrain” system to connect Kota Kinabalu city centre to One Borneo Hypermall in five years…the skytrain line will be extended at a later stage to link the state capital to Putatan, which is about 12km away”.
Proposal for MRT or LRT submitted – [27/08/19]
“We already submitted the proposal to build MRT or LRT to the Federal Government and now we are waiting for the budget.”
LRT after roads are in order – [24/02/19]
“Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir (pic) said his Ministry does not rule out discussion for a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system here but the priority now is on improving roads.”
Detailed study for LRT system in KK: Mayor – [09/06/17]
“The Government is looking into a study for a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in the city, said Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai (pic).”However, there must be effectiveness and economic returns. If it is not economically viable, I feel the project would not have any benefit also.”
KK must to have LRT: Chia – [11/04/17]
“Inanam Assemblyman Dr Roland Chia insisted that Kota Kinabalu has to have a Light Rail Transit (LRT) or Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) service to overcome traffic congestion, and does not have to wait until the city’s population reaches one million.”
DBKK’s grand plans to transform Kota Kinabalu’s transport infrastructure – [27/12/16]
“Apart from the BRT system, Kalvin also sees the need for plans towards creating a high capacity public transport such as the Light Rail Transit (LRT), Monorail or Tram in the city.”
Kota Kinabalu coping with rapid development – [06/04/16]
“…the state government aims to improve public transport in Kota Kinabalu by introducing the light rail transit and bus rapid transit (BRT) system.”
Provision for LRT in Aeropod project – [04/09/15]
“The foundation has been laid for a Light Rail Transit (LRT) service to materialise in Sabah in the near future through the ongoing RM3 billion Aeropod development project under the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC), even though developer SP Setia is not the commercial body undertaking the project.”
Is it time for Kota Kinabalu to have LRT? – [14/07/14]
Build monorail not tram – [16/12/13]
“”The Sabah government should build a new Monorail transport system in Kota Kinabalu and not just sweet-talk the people with promises of building public transport systems to alleviate the growing and snarling traffic jams especially during rush-hours but with no concrete action beingtaken” said Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, STAR Sabah Chief in response to the Minister of Industrial Development’s statement of considering the building of trams for Kota Kinabalu during the courtesy visit by the new Counsel and Vice-Counsels from China recently.”
Kota Kinabalu needs monorail, not tram – [16/12/13]
“The Sabah government should build a new monorail transport system in Kota Kinabalu to alleviate the traffic jams, especially during rush-hours.”
Monorail for KK likely – [20/08/13]
“The State government is undertaking a detailed study to improve the public transport system in the state, including the suitability of a monorail system proposed for areas around Kota Kinabalu city centre.”
KK monorail out of question – [13/07/13]
“City Hall has brushed aside a proposal to build a monorail system in the city as the current population cannot support the implementation of such public transport, here.Instead, Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir has unveiled plans for a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) to be realised in two years’ time by building two new bus terminals in Kepayan and Penampang.”
Big plans but little support – [15/03/09]
“There was even a plan for a KK Monorail – a short train service to run within the city centre. It was estimated to cost over RM300 million at that time. “That also tidak boleh implement (can’t implement).”