Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (IMBRT)

Iskandar Malaysia BRT
Type Bus Rapid Transit
Lines Skudai Line
Tebrau Line
Iskandar Puteri Line
Station Count 30+ (differs between sources)
Line length 51 km (Phase 1; Planned)
Bus routes TBA
OperationalΒ Data
Opening 2023 (Phase I)

The Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (IMBRT) is a planned bus rapid transit system in Johor, Malaysia, serving the Iskandar Malaysia region. The system is centred in Johor Bahru, with three main BRT corridors extending to Skudai, Tebrau and Iskandar Puteri.

The BRT network and its accompanying bus routes are envisioned as a means to significantly enhance public transportation coverage within the Iskandar Malaysia region from 39% to 90%, and increase public transportation modal share from 15% to 40% by 2025.

The project is being administered by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). As of 2021, a pilot trial is underway, and the system is due for completion in 2023.

Network

In Phase 1 of the IMBRT project, threeΒ main corridors of dedicated bus lanes (or β€˜trunk routes’) spanning 51 km will be built, forming the backbone of the BRT network. These lines are dubbed the Skudai Line, Tebrau Line, and Iskandar Puteri Line. The terminus of each line will be a transport hub for bus connections outside of the BRT corridors, and incorporated with transit-oriented development.

Stations and terminals will be wheelchair-accessible and feature retail outlets, ticketing machines, surau and toilets. Currently, Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) vehicles are envisioned for use on trunk routes, and are on trial as of 2021.

In addition, the BRT corridors are complemented by 55 feeder and 44 direct services, bringing the total network coverage to 2,051km or approximately 90% of the populated area of Iskandar Malaysia. These are planned to be served by~8 m midibuses and ~12 m regular buses respectively.

The implementation of BRT will also complement and offer transfers to/from other transport infrastructure projects in the Johor region, such as the Singapore–Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS Link), and theΒ Gemas-Johor Baru double-tracking project.


IMBRT Pilot Testing Programme

Main Article: IMBRT Pilot Testing Programme

A three-month pilot testing programme was launched on 8 April 2021.

As part of the pilot, nine bus suppliersΒ will conduct a demonstration of the latest green bus technologies includingΒ electricΒ andΒ biodiesel. Buses being tested range from 6 metres to 32 metres, and trial running would take place along designated routes in the Iskandar Puteri region.


Route List

The routes of 42 feeder and 26 direct bus services were initially announced in 2018, as indicated in the following route table. The most updated figure (April 2021) has revised this to 55 feeder and 44 direct services.

Feeder Routes
Origin – Destination Length (km)
1 Danga Bay – Saujana – JB 23.81
2 Kg Pasir Station – Bandar Baru Uda – Larkin – Abad – Pelangi – JB 34.08
3 Larkin Sentral – Kg Amin – JB 16.98
4 Pulai Indah – Nusa Perintis – Medini 76.21
5 Pekan Nenas – Gelang Patah – Medini 63.34
6 Kg Maju Jaya – Desa Idaman – Econsave – Senai Airport 27.02
7 Taman Aman – Senai New Village 8.72
8 Ulu Tiram – Senai 46.96
9 Kg Kangkar – Sg Tiram – Ulu Tiram Terminal 32.46
10 Kong Kong – Taman Cendana – Pasir Gudang Terminal 30.28
11 KSAB CIQ – Medini South – Puteri Harbour 42.81
12 Pendas – Tanjung Pelepas – Medini 57.31
13 Pinewood – Medini – Gelang Patah 29.38
14 Medini South – Medini – Sg Melayu 35.23
15 Bukit Indah – Nusa Idaman – Horizon Hill – Medini 26.84
16 Perling Station – Taman Dato’ Penggawa Barat 14.41
17 Taman Universiti 14.89
18 Skudai Baru – TUTA – Taman Orkid 15.72
19 Penggawa Barat – Dahlia – Desa Rahmat – Kg Pasir Station 11.95
20 Danga Sutera – Selesa Jaya 16.3
21 Kempas – Impian Emas – UTM Terminal 36.83
22 Pulai Ria – Taman Teratai – Sri Pulai – Taman Universiti 19.65
23 Kempas – Taman Johor – Bukit Mewah Station 18.26
24 Taman Suria – Kg Melayu Majidee – Larkin 15.78
25 JPO – Bandar Putera 19
26 Kulai Jaya Terminal – Taman Putri Pulai 11.46
27 Taman Majidee – Taman Melodies – Taman Sentosa – Sri Tebrau – Pelangi Station 21.84
28 Setia Indah – Austin Height – Bandar Dato Onn – Setia Indah 17.36
29 PPR Sri Stulang – Sentosa 10.82
30 KDSM – Majidee Baru – Kg Bendahara 5.98
31 Bestari Indah – Desa Cemerlang – Desa Jaya Hub 18.79
32 Johor Jaya – Taman Gaya – Desa Jaya Hub 21.37
33 Johor Jaya – Taman Molek – Pandan Station 20.83
34 UNIKL – UITM – Jalan Gunung – Seri Alam Terminal 14.28
35 Flora Height – Cendana – Kg Pasir Gudang Baru – Pasir Gudang Terminal 22.04
36 Permas – Senibong 21.5
37 Seri Alam – Nusa Damai – Pasir Gudang Terminal 19.6
38 PPR Desa Rakyat – Taman Scientex – Taman Cendana – Pasir Gudang – Masai 22.86
39 Kg Pasir Putih – Taman Air Biru – Pasir Gudang – Masai 20.72
40 Kota Masai – Taman Pasir Putih – Pasir Gudang 26.6
41 Pasir Gudang Terminal – Perigi Acheh – Tanjung Langsat 32.75
42 Seri Alam Terminal – Taman Rinting – Megah Ria 14.44

13 more Feeder routes to be announced

Direct Routes
No. Origin – Destination Length (km)
1 Bukit Indah – JB 42.93
2 Kota Iskandar – Perling – Bandar Baru Uda 47.06
3 Gelang Patah – Larkin – Permas Jaya Hub 68.2
4 Medini -Larkin – Permas Jaya 51.77
5 Taman Universiti – Mutiara Rini 51.8
6 UTM – Taman Universiti – Medini 54.37
7 UTM Station – TUTA – Medini 37.95
8 TUTA -Lima Kedai – Medini 49.11
9 Senai Airport – Bukit Indah – Medini 70..4
10 Kulai – Skudai – Larkin 60.37
11 Pulai – Kempas Sentral 42.86
12 TUTA – Tampoi – Johor Jaya 63.79
13 Kempas Baru – HAS – JB 33.3
14 Setia Indah – Kempas Baru – Larkin – JB 41.83
15 Kempas Sentral – Medini 55.6
16 Impian Jaya – Kempas Sentral – Larkin Sentral 36.49
17 Terminal Johor Jaya – Permas 38.72
18 Putri Wangsa – Tebrau – Larkin – JB 47.63
19 Desa Cemerlang – Stulang 47.14
20 Setia Indah – Kebun Teh – Larkin Sentral 34.89
21 Ulu Tiram – Tebrau – Larkin Sentral 40.53
22 Tebrau City – Tampoi – Kempas Sentral 37.24
23 Masai – Seri Alam – Permas Jaya 58.88
24 Kota Masai – Pasir Gudang – JB 68.45
25 Pasir Gudang Terminal – Kempas Sentral 53.96
26 Sri Alam – Permas – Larkin Sentral 36.37

18 more Direct routes to be announced.


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