Bukit Bintang Monorail station

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 MR6 
Bukit Bintang Monorail station
Stesen Monorail Bukit Bintang
ستيسين مونورايل بوكيت بينتڠ
武吉免登单轨火车站
புகிட் பிண்டங்
Kuala Lumpur Monorail station
Bukit Bintang station (Kuala Lumpur Monorail) (exterior), Kuala Lumpur.jpg
The exterior of the Bukit Bintang station, as seen towards the southeast.
Station statistics
Address Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Bukit Bintang intersection, Bukit Bintang, southern end of the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coordinates 3°8′45″N 101°42′40″E / 3.14583°N 101.71111°E / 3.14583; 101.71111
Line(s) Kuala Lumpur Monorail (2003 to present)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking None
Other information
Opened August 31, 2003
Station code  MR6 
Owned by KL Infrastructure Group Limited (KL Infra)
Services
Preceding station   RapidKL LRT   Following station
towards KL Sentral
KL Monorail
towards Titiwangsa

Bukit Bintang Monorail station is a Malaysian elevated monorail train station that serves as a part of the Kuala Lumpur Monorail (KL Monorail), located in Kuala Lumpur and opened alongside the rest of the train service on August 31, 2003.

Location[edit]

The station is situated at Sukabumi (translated from Malay to English as "Starhill"), a shopping hub in the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle commercial district. Erected over Jalan Sultan Ismail, the station is located directly south from the Jalan Sultan Ismail - Jalan Bukit Bintang intersection.

The station has three exits: The northwest exit leads to the west side of Jalan Sultan Ismail, while the southwest and southeast exists directly lead into the BB Plaza and Lot 10 shopping centres, respectively, via pedestrian bridges. Similar to the nearby Imbi station, the Bukit Bintang station is also directly within walking distance from various other shopping centres (including the Starhill Gallery, Low Yat Plaza, Pavilion, Farrenheit 88, Lot10, Imbi Plaza and Sungei Wang Plaza).

Due to its proximity to Bukit Bintang, the monorail station receives a high volume of passengers during peak hours and non-working days. The station is also the only Kuala Lumpur Monorail to include an overhead link bridge that directly connects its two train platforms. The station's length is also longer in comparison with certain KL Monorail stations.

Position within the Kuala Lumpur Monorail system[edit]

The Bukit Bintang station is the first station (alongside three other stations stations) towards the Titiwangsa station to be lined along Jalan Sultan Ismail. The line towards the Kuala Lumpur Sentral station thereafter turns west towards Jalan Imbi at the Jalan Sultan Ismail - Jalan Imbi intersection.

The station is one of four Kuala Lumpur Monorail stations that serves the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle locality, the other three being the Raja Chulan station (500 metres away), the Imbi station (also 500 metres away), and the Hang Tuah station (connected to the Ampang Line LRT).