Air Itam Line
Besides the Bayan Lepas belt, which will be served by the proposed Bayan Lepas LRT (BL LRT), the other two relatively high-density development corridors on Penang Island are the western Air Itam and northern Tanjung Tokong corridors.
Anticipating a rise in travel demand in these two corridors, the Penang government has proposed to introduce transit lines for Air Itam and Tanjung Tokong in the future. Both lines can be linked to the BL LRT at its Komtar interchange station in George Town.
The Air Itam Line can stretch 12.8km from Komtar to Paya Terubong with 13 stations. The line will improve transit reach to predominantly low- and medium-income residents in high-density neighbourhoods in Air Itam and Paya Terubong.
The final transit system for the line will be subject to future review prior to implementation by re-evaluating the travel demand, development intensity, transit system capacity, target modal share, socio-economic and socio-political reception of the proposed system, be it elevated or at-grade (on-ground) at the time of execution.
This component is still a proposal and subject to approval and changes in the future.