Bandar Tasik Selatan ITT getting ready to open

TRANSIT takes note of the following articles that show that the Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal is almost totally complete and should be ready to handle passengers by the end of 2010 or early in 2011.

High-tech terminal: The lobby of the soon-to-be-opened Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal. It looks like it belongs in an airport, with an LED board displaying important information like departure and arrival times next to a long line of ticketing counters. Land Public Transport Commission chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar described its advanced terminal management system as a ‘great improvement’ over existing systems in other major bus terminals. The terminal, which links buses with LRT, ERL and KTM Komuter is nearly completed and slated to start operations end of the year.

We think we can safely say that passengers taking trips southbound during the Chinese New Year holiday in 2011 will be using the Bandar Tasik Selatan terminal.

For more information about the terminal, please click on the following links or watch the video:

Google Earth image of Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal taken January 2010.

TRANSIT Says:

As you can imagine, many in the public transport industry and public transport users are excited to note that the Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal would be opening by the end of 2010 (rather than early-to-mid 2011 as originally expected).

Of course, residents of the area are not happy with the potential for traffic jams – which is why Bandar Tasik Selatan must be part of an integrated transport network, rather than a terminal that exists by itself.

It is very important now that connectivity issues related to the ITT be resolved – things like access from the 3 nearby train stations (ERL, KTM, and LRT) of the transport hub, as well as access to the Ampang LRT lines themselves.

We can only hope that SPAD and the authorities have learned from the shift from Puduraya to Bukit Jalil, and they understand that the most important thing to have is clear and concise information about the terminal, how to get there, how to get around, how to avoid touting, etc. etc. etc.

It doesn’t matter if the building and the interior are finished if the information is not there for people in advance – so they can plan their journeys to their best advantage.

So TRANSIT definitely suggests the following: since Bandar Tasik Selatan is touted to be “like an airport” then those in charge should take a look at some airport websites and look at the details and featured information – and then develop a similar website for Bandar Tasik Selatan.

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2 thoughts on “Bandar Tasik Selatan ITT getting ready to open”

  1. Salam Transit…

    Nice to hv a modern itt like bandar tasik selatan itt…nice modern facilities…i’m hopeful that all of this beauty will not one day turn into another kl sentral (inadequate space due to vendors, faulty electronic board, unclear signs, dirty n highly toxic bus waiting area, inadequate n super filthy toilets, hot temperature etc…)as, a comparison, a trip to comparison can be likened to a trip to hell n it is stressful to just even be in the main building… hopefully, they will get someone better to manage this itt, if not, all of the money will flow just like that into the drain)…
    But however, i see another kl sentral in d making…
    Peace n tq…

    1. Hi Danny

      Thanks for your comments.

      To be clear, KL Sentral was never designed to be a bus terminal. RapidKL and other buses started operating there because of pressure from the Minister of Transport at the time (Chan Kong Choy).

      As for the crowding and shops that is a completely different story.

      Regards, moaz for TRANSIT

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