Autonomous rail transit (ART) is a proposed two-line hybrid metro forming part of the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS).
The project is being developed by the government-owned Sarawak Metro. Phase 1 of the ART consists of 2 lines and 27 stations covering approximately 52 kilometres in distance.
The vehicles are driverless and are powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The vehicles will run on dedicated trackless lanes runing on rubber tyres. Each vehicle can carry up to 300 passengers, with a speed of up to 70 km/hour.
The proposed interchange station for the ART would be near the Kuching City Mosque (Padang Pasir).
The ART replaces the previous proposal of the 3-line Kuching Light Rapid Transit (LRT).
Links And Resources
mysarawakmetro.com – Official website.
@SarawakMetro – Official Twitter.
Kuching Transportation Plan – News and discussion on Skyscraper City Forum.
Maps And Images
[ART station at Jalan Datuk Merican Salleh (via SarawakMetroSdnBhd).]
Sarawak Metro seeks vendors for ART vehicle – [11/06/21]
“Sarawak Metro Sdn Bhd (Sarawak Metro) is now inviting rolling stock suppliers to register as vendors, as part of their initiative to source for the best provider for the Automated Rapid Transit (ART) vehicle for the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS) project.”
Sarawak Metro starts tendering process for Kuching light metro trains – [09/06/21]
“Sarawak Metro is responsible for implementing a two-line rubber-tyred light metro in Kuching.”
Sarawak: Towards sustainable mobility – [28/02/21]
Transforming Sarawak’s public transportation system – [25/11/20]
Funding for ART system under 12MP – [01/09/20]
“Funding for the state’s autonomous rail transit (ART) system, which is expected to be in commercial operation by 2025, will be provided under the 12th Malaysia Plan.”
Sarawak’s ART public transport system ready for action in 2022, says transport minister – [24/09/19]
“Autonomous rail transit (ART), which overtook light rail transit (LRT) as the preferred system to modernise Sarawak’s public transport system, is expected to be operational here in three years’ time, said Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.”