I’ve never lived anyplace with light rail transit (LRT). Used it in Bangkok with no problem but those skills apparently didn’t transfer to KL’s LRT. Main reason to document the tips is for my future reference, but maybe somebody will be saved the frustration of buying their third ticket for the same destination in a 2 hour period, without having yet reached that station.
* The colors on the online and printed LRT maps do not correspond to the colors at the stations.
* Stations have graphics showing the stations on the line. This graphic may not be on the platform, so double check after passing the turnstile that you’re headed to the correct platform.
* Several lines may use a station. There is a small signboard on the front of the train. Pay attention! Trust that sign, not the electronic scrolling sign above the platform.
* Once on the train, know what the next station should be if you’re both on the right train and headed in the right direction. Verify it by the PA announcement or looking out the window. Be ready to get off if it’s the wrong station.
* Some lines split at a “Y”. Here checking the next station is not enough. You have to check the next station after the split.
At least when I bought the 3 tickets they were from different clerks or at a different station.
Another tip, one I didn’t learn by mistake on this trip, is to use Google Maps to judge distance between stations on different lines. For example, from my hotel (marked with the red “A”) the monorail station can be seen (but is off the
left right side of the map below). Without Google Maps or some wandering, one wouldn’t know there is a second line within a 5 minute walk and a third 10 minutes out.