The Story Behind This 'Dystopian' LRT Graveyard In Ulu Yam With 'Abandoned' Trains

Prasarana had previously clarified that the trains no longer belong to them.

Cover image via @naemJD (YouTube)

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A couple of years ago, around 73 Rapid KL LRT train carriages were found allegedly abandoned on a plot of land in Ulu Yam, Selangor

The unusual sight swiftly caught the attention of YouTubers and TikTokers, who began exploring the site.

According to the videos they posted, the trains appeared neglected amid overgrown weeds, creating a dystopian atmosphere.

Once bustling with thousands of passengers, the trains now sit shrouded in cobwebs and layers of dust, remnants of a bygone era.

To this day, people are still intrigued by this seemingly puzzling phenomenon

Why were these trains acquired only to be seemingly abandoned on this piece of land? Who actually owns them, and why are they not being used?

All these questions have yielded only a handful of answers.

Shortly after the discovery, Rapid KL issued a statement clarifying that the trains do not belong to Prasarana Malaysia, the company that owns Rapid KL

According to the statement in 2021, the ownership of the trains was transferred to CSR-Zhuzhou in 2014 as part of a buy-back programme for the purchase of 50 sets of new trains currently being used on the LRT Ampang / Sri Petaling line.

CSR-Zhuzhou confirmed that the train sets were subsequently disposed of and sold in 2016 to a third party, who then stored them on private land in Ulu Yam.

Many people wondered why the trains weren't repurposed for greater good, such as being tranformed into upcycled homes for those in need, vibrant restaurants and libraries, or imaginative play areas in kindergartens or parks.

Image via YouTube
Image via YouTube
Image via YouTube

Reportedly, the landowner, identified by an online user, heads one of the leading metal cutting companies and has acquired the carriages with the intention to repurpose them into capsule hotels or restaurants.

Although it's unclear how accurate that claim is, if it's true, it could have been a great idea.

Image via YouTube

Photographer and YouTuber @naemJD shared videos of the site.

You can watch them below:

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