Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) has been awarded the concession on 25 August 1997 to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services, and other ancillary activities related to railway services for 30 years. ERL’s shareholders are YTL Corporation Berhad, Lembaga Tabung Haji, SIPP Rail Sdn Bhd and Trisilco Equity Sdn Bhd with 45%, 36%, 10% and 9% shareholding respectively. The KLIA Ekspres which commenced operation on 14 April 2002 is a non-stop air-rail connection between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KL Sentral Station with a journey time of 28 minutes. Passengers can also take a 3-minute ride between KLIA and KLIA2, the low-cost carrier terminal. The trains run 4 services per hour during peak hours and 3 services per hour during off-peak hours.
The KLIA Transit service stops at three intermediate stations i.e. Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya & Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi, with a total journey time between KL Sentral and KLIA2 of 39 minutes. It started operation on 1 June 2002.
The train operation and maintenance is efficiently managed by ERL’s wholly owned subsidiary, ERL Maintenance Support Sdn Bhd (E-MAS). E-MAS was established in 1999 and initially owned by Siemens and ERL with shareholding portion of 51% and 49% respectively. After three years in operation i.e. in June 2005, ERL took over Siemens shareholding whilst E-MAS continue to operate and maintain the train system.
To be the premier and preferred transportation mode providing international standards of service and recognised internationally as the top service provider in rail connection.
To provide a seamless service experience that is fast, reliable, comfortable and convenient.
ERL has been recognized locally and internationally for consistently providing high standards in the air-rail services industry. ERL received the ISO9001:2015 certification for Quality Management System while E-MAS was awarded the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management System.
ERL has also received numerous awards at the prestigious Global Air-Rail Awards, namely:
On the home front, ERL received the Best Operator Award in the Intercity and Urban Rail category in 2014 and the Best Operator (Railway) in 2017 from Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat. ERL also won the Best Safety Practices Award and Best Customer Service Award in 2016.
ERL received the Outstanding Green Air-Rail Transport Award from Malaysia Canada Business Council at their 25th Anniversary Business Excellence Awards 2017.
ERL welcomed its 90 millionth passenger in April 2018.
It recently received delivery of six new train-sets from CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Company Limited (CRRC Changchun) to increase its capacity by fifty percent. Four of the trains are now in operations.