A complete guide to the current and proposed urban rail transit systems of Southeast Asia.
What Is Urban Rail Transit?
Urban rail transit is a catch-all term for the different modes of city and suburban railway systems. According to Wikipedia, this can include tram, light rail, rapid transit, monorail, commuter rail, funicular, and cable car.
Sometimes the definition of different system types blur between each other, so it is easier to place everything in one list rather than making a separate list for each transport type.
The term urban rail transit is useful for places that operate transport systems with different modes of railways. For example, the transport system for Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley Integrated Transit System) operates an MRT, LRT, monorail, commuter railway, and a dedicated airport express railway.
This list includes all types of urban and commuter railways. It excludes monorails, funiculars, and cable cars that are not used for public transport (such as at theme parks and the Penang Hill Railway). Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is also excluded, but people movers are included (even if they have rubber wheels). I will make a separate list of BRTs of Southeast Asia in the future.
Urban Rail Transit of Southeast Asia Map
Map featuring all current, proposed, and never-built urban rail transit of Southeast Asia.
[Map of urban rail transit of Southeast Asia.]
Orange: Under construction.
Grey: Proposed/planned/never built.
If you want to just read what is published here, scroll through the Urban Rail Transit category page.
For airport railways, visit Airport Railways In Southeast Asia.
Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei Metro [proposed].
Phnom Penh Metro [proposed].
Bandung LRT [proposed].
Jakarta MRT (jakartamrt.co.id).
[Cipete Raya MRT Station.]
[KA Commuter line at Sudirman Station.]
[Onboard the Soekarno–Hatta Airport Railink.]
KA Komuter (kai.id).
Surabaya MRT [proposed].
Batara Kresna Railbus.
Adisumarmo Airport Rail Link.
KRL Commuterline Yogyakarta–Solo (krl.co.id).
Yogyakarta International Airport Rail Link (KAI) [under construction].
Yogyakarta LRT [proposed].
Batam LRT [proposed].
Minangkabau Express Airport Rail Link.
Bali Railway [proposed].
Nusantara LRT [proposed].
Makassar LRT/MRT [proposed].
Vientiane Transit [proposed].
Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System [proposed].
Johor Bahru Monorail [cancelled proposal].
Kota Kinabalu Sky Train [proposed].
Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley Integrated Transit System)
MRT: Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) (mymrt.com.my).
[Kajang Line MRT.]
Rapid KL: Light Rapid Transit (LRT) (myrapid.com.my).
[LRT at Pasar Seni.]
Express Rail Link: Airport rail link (kliaekspres.com).
[Express Rail Link.]
Autonomous Rail Transit (ART) [proposed].
Melaka Aerorail [postponed indefinitely].
Bayan Lepas LRT [proposed].
Putrajaya Monorail [proposed].
Naypyitaw Urban Mass Rapid Transit [proposed].
Yangon Circular Railway.
Yangon Urban Mass Rapid Transit [proposed].
Baguio Monorail [proposed].
Cebu Monorail [proposed].
Davao Monorail [proposed].
Iloilo Monorail [proposed].
Manila (National Capital Region)
Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRTS)
Manila Light Rail Transit System (lrta.gov.ph).
PNR Metro Commuter Line (pnr.gov.ph).
Metro Manila Subway [under construction].
Makati Intra-city Subway [planned].
North–South Commuter Railway (NSCR) [under construction].
Bicutan Automated Guideway Transit System [under construction].
Bangkok Metropolitan Region
BTS Skytrain (bts.co.th).
[Wat Mangkon MRT Station.]
[Airport Rail Link.]
Don Mueang–Suvarnabhumi–U-Tapao high-speed railway [under construction].
[Don Muang Station (2018) with high-speed and commuter lines under construction.]
Chiang Mai Mass Transit [proposed].
Hat Yai Monorail [proposed].
Hat Yai – Songkhla Commuter Rail [proposed].
Khon Kaen Transit System [proposed].
Nakhon Ratchasima Light Rail Transit [proposed].
Pattaya Monorail [proposed].
Phitsanulok Tram [proposed].
Phuket Light Rail [cancelled proposal].
Da Lat Monorail [proposed].
Da Nang Metro [proposed].
Hanoi Metro [under construction].
– Hanoi Metro 2020 construction update.
[Cat Linh Station on Line 2A.]
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City Metro [under construction].
– Ho Chi Minh City Metro Concept Map.
– Construction projects near Line 1 Ho Chi Minh City Metro.
– Ben Thanh Station.
– Ho Chi Minh City Metro 2020 construction update.
– Ho Chi Minh City Metro 2021 construction update.