The system is free Shuttle bus GO KL CityBus in Kuala Lumpur
The idea of free bus routes in Malaysia is not new, and one such route is already successfully operating in Georgetown on Penang. It is a system of buses MPPP Shuttle Bus (more here). Completely free and comfortable buses ply on the intricate route through the capital of Penang, approximately every 15 minutes and make stops in the most interesting places where to city sights of Georgetown are within walking distance. Now such a system implemented in Kuala Lumpur, but given the size of the city, routes, of course, more.
Free bus routes in Kuala Lumpur earned in December 20-13 years and they are called GO KL CityBus. Routes several, and they vary in color. For him, cruising is quite new and comfortable (air-conditioned) buses, which stop at every bus stops along the route. Of course, this "freebie" did not fail to take advantage of the locals. During rush hour the buses are going Packed as buses in the good old Soviet times, and most of the passengers were not tourists. However, these buses are still a great alternative to a taxi and paid the city subway. Their advantage is that they cover the areas and sights, to which a metro is not always possible.
The only real problem of the new system to tourists is the lack of complete and reliable information about routes, because the system just started working. Partial information on some of the routes can be found on the free cards, but to understand the move in the names of the stops and where they are, and how hard.
Buses and stops
As already mentioned, the buses on routes air-conditioned and comfortable, run frequently and stop at all city bus stops. To know these buses very easy to GO KL CityBus logo and nameplate with the inscription on the windshield or on the light Board in front of the bus above the driver indicating the line below it to mix buses.
Stop with these buses, also marked with a sign with the logo of GO KL, which indicates the name of the line (color) and the name of the stop. Some of the stops have electronic scoreboard, which indicates the time after which suit a particular bus, including a paid public buses. It is very convenient.
At the time of this writing (June 2014) there are four route buses of GO KL. Until may 2014, worked only two routes, so the information on free maps and even stops to reflect only these two paths. In fact, it is already possible to use all four routes. All routes are circular, intersected in several places with each other (you can transfer from one line to another at one stop). The maps indicate the direction of movement of buses on the route.
Lines (routes) are not numbered, but are distinguished by color: the green line (Green Line), purple line (Purple Line), blue line (Blue Line) and red line (Red line).
Map of all routes available to download in PDF here http://www.gokl.com.my/assets/pdf/map.pdf
Official website and additional information http://www.gokl.com.my/
- Monday – Thursday 6.00 – 23.00
- Friday – Saturday: 6.00 am – 01:00 (one o'clock)
- Sunday: 7.00 – 23:00 The frequency of buses from 5 to 15 minutes
P. S. recently In Kuala Lumpur, media reported that the Association of taxi drivers of the city opposes these routes and trying to do everything possible to prohibit them. I hope that this does not happen, however, before heading to Kuala Lumpur with the hope to use these buses, check information about their work on the official website http://www.gokl.com.my/.