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.
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.
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:
Malaysia. Go Green! Go Lo-CO2!