Express Rail Link fare to go up from RM35 to RM55 from 1 Jan
Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) will increase its fare for a one-way trip between KL Sentral and KLIA/KLIA2 from RM35 to RM55 effective January 1.
ERL chief executive officer Noormah Mohd Noor said although the fare had been increased, they would find options to lower it by working with their corporate partners.
She said the increase was much lower than their initial concession agreement, which was RM64 for one-way.
“We structured our new fares with customers in mind. We recognise that the rising cost of living is a challenge, and are working on ways to make more fare options available to our passengers, she said in a statement today.
Noormah said they would continue to find ways to reduce the impact without compromising on service and safety.
“We would like to give passengers new options to reduce their costs when they travel, and we are working with our partners such as MasterCard to offer attractive discounts.
“For example, passengers travelling to the airport on KLIA Ekspres can pay as low as RM40 per trip, which is only RM5 more than the old fare of RM35,” she said.
Noormah also said discounts up to 20 per cent were available when using certain credit cards, and ERL was in discussion to expand the list.
Those who buy tickets online, through the mobile app and from ERL’s kiosks can enjoy 10 per cent off as with users who use the Touch ‘n Go card.
The fare increase will most likely attract criticism as other public transport such as the Light Railway Transit (LRT) and KTM Commuter had earlier announced a hike. The Land Public Transport Commission was also dealing with demands from taxi drivers to increase their fares.