Kuala Lumpur’s Express Trains. Green.

Although the KLIA Ekspres (Express) has been operational for 7 years, I’ve only taken it a handful of times. It operates from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to the city center, and is a fantastic improvement on having to hire a taxi for (what used to be) the 1 hour journey.

From KLIAEkspres.com: Cruising at a top speed of 160 km/h, the journey takes just 28 minutes… operating at 15-minute intervals during peak hours and 20 minutes during off-peak. Costs MYR35 per one-way trip.

Inside of the carriage

Inside of the carriage

They have just gone on a campaign to thank us for being part of a system that saves 3.5 million cars and taxis from making the trip – and the corresponding amount of carbon. Given the traffic situation in the rapidly growing city, it’s brilliant.

Thank you pamphlet from KLIA

Thank you pamphlet from KLIA

And they are doing this by issuing a pamphlet, printed in full-colour, on both sides, on good quality paper, for every ticket sold. Mmmmm. Sustainable.

Updated Feb 2010:

Apparently there is a recycle box in the corner after they give you the pamphlet.

Malaysia. Go Green! Go Lo-CO2!

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