Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) is the company that introduced high-speed rail services to Malaysia. Incorporated in 1996, ERL overcame the challenges of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98 to design, finance and construct Kuala Lumpur’s first air-rail link. Key partners during the pre-operations phase included Siemens AG, which supplied the trains and system works, and YTL, which built the infrastructure. The project was completed ahead of time, and in 2002, ERL launched its two flagship services, the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit.
Today, ERL had transported over 75 million passengers . ERL was named Air Rail Link of the Year at the Global AirRail Awards in 2012, 2014 and 2015. It also received the Best Operator Award in the Intercity and Urban Rail category at the LPT Symposium 2014. It won the Best Safety Practices Award and Best Customer Service Award at the LPT Symposium 2016.
Today, in addition to operating Southeast Asia’s fastest trains here in Malaysia, ERL serves as consultant to other rail projects around the world through its operations and maintenance subsidiary ERL Maintenance Support Sdn Bhd or E-MAS.
At ERL, we are proud to have consistently achieved a 99.7% on-time record over the past fourteen years. Looking to the future, we remain committed to ensuring our passengers enjoy world-class rail technology with the highest standards of customer service. We also look forward to welcoming our 100 millionth passenger onboard in 2018.