Penang Transport Master Plan, also known as PTMP, is a comprehensive plan formed by the Penang state government to improve transportation within the entire State of Penang. The plan is expected to cost RM27 billion (US$6.65 billion), envisages more alternative transportation modes to combat worsening traffic congestion across the state, such as Light Rail Transit (LRT) and monorail lines, a cable car line and an undersea tunnel linking George Town with the town of Butterworth on mainland Malay Peninsular.
A joint venture between Gamuda Bhd, Loh Phoy Yen Holdings Sdn Bhd and Ideal Property Development Sdn Bhd, SRS Consortium is announced as the Project Delivery Partner for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) and the South Reclamation Scheme (SRS).
The proposed Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit Line will covers a distance of 30km and 27 stations.
Of its 27 proposed stations, 19 are to be in Komtar, Macallum Street area, Bandar Sri Pinang, the future Sky Cab station, East Jelutong, The Light Waterfront, Gelugor, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Batu Uban, Pesta site, Sungai Nibong, Bukit Jambul, Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition (SPICE), Jalan Tengah, FIZ North, FIZ South, Sungai Tiram, Penang International Airport and Permatang Damar Laut.
Eight more stations are planned for the three proposed islands to be reclaimed off the southern coast.
The Bayan Lepas LRT will also have interchange stations connecting three more future LRT and monorail lines still on the drawing table.
They are the Gelugor-Butterworth LRT across the sea, the Paya Terubong-Komtar monorail and the Tanjung Tokong-Komtar monorail.
The route will also be integrated with public transport services in Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal and Penang International Airport.
The 7km Tanjong Tokong Monorail line with 8 stations is proposed to begin at the KOMTAR integrated interchange station and terminates at Tg Tokong.
This monorail transit line will serve mixed commercial and residential developments along Jalan Burma, Jalan Kelawei, Gurney Drive and the Seri Tanjung Pinang townships.
If future travel demand warrants and space is available within the narrow corridor, the Tg Tokong Monorail line can be further extended to Tg Bungah and Batu Ferringhi to serve a wider catchment