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Penang Sentral

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Penang Sentral Bus TerminalPenang Sentral Bus Terminal (3 August, 2013)



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Penang Sentral is the future transportation hub for Penang presently under construction in Butterworth. The mixed-development project will be a hub for rail, bus and sea transportation. It is expected to replace the temporary Butterworth Bus Terminal and the new home for Rapid Penang in Butterworth.

Penang Sentral is being touted as the "gateway to the Northern Corridor of Malaysia" by its developers, namely Koridor Utara, MRCB, Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad and Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd.

The whole development of Penang Sentral will cover an area of 12.8 hectares and will cost anywhere in the region of RM2 billion. The floor area of the complex is 6 million square feet (557,418 sq meters). The first phase, with a price tag of RM300 million, involves the construction of a new bus and taxi interchange connected to the railway station and ferry terminal. Although it was expected to be completed in 2011, that deadline came and went, and even today (2013), an interim terminal is located where the actual Penang Sentral should be.

Temporary terminal for Penang SentralTemporary terminal for Penang Sentral (1 May, 2015)


A Rapid Penang bus at Penang SentralA Rapid Penang bus at Penang Sentral (3 August, 2013)

Updates

28 January, 2015
The Star reported Penang Federal Action Council chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman saying that work on the stalled Penang Sentral transport hub project will resume the following month, and the terminal targeted for completion for the first quarter of 2017. It will be the largest integrated transport hub in the northern region.

20 February, 2014
It was reported in the New Straits Times that work on Penang Sentral was expected to begin by the fourth quarter of 2014. The project would be a joint-venture between MRCB (49%) and Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad (51%). Representatives of the two parties met with Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at Komtar.

Getting there

The Penang Sentral Bus Terminal is served by Rapid Penang bus 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 608, 701, 702, 703, 709 and 801. If you are coming from the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal in George Town, you can take a ferry across.

Location of Penang Sentral on the map

Further Reading

List of Bus Terminals in Penang and Bus Terminals in Malaysia



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