PWTC LRT Station
|Ampang Line rapid transit station|
50350 WP Kuala Lumpur
|Owned by||Syarikat Prasarana Negara|
|Opened||December 16, 1996|
PWTC LRT station is an LRT station in Kuala Lumpur that is served by the RapidKL Ampang Line. PWTC stands for Putra World Trade Center which is a main convention and exhibition centre in Kuala Lumpur. PWTC has become the preferred venue for local and international conventions, concerts and other prestigious events in Malaysia. The station is located at Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle and only 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and within easy walking distant of a mall, restaurants, entertainment centres and 3 - 5 star hotels.
Also, about a 400 metre walk from the station, there is the Putra Komuter station served by Rawang-Sungai Gadut Route and Batu Caves-Port Klang Route. The Mall shopping complex is located around there too.
The station was opened on middle of 1998, as part of the second phase of the STAR system's opening. For the second phase, it consists of a 12 km extension from Chan Sow Lin LRT station in Kuala Lumpur to Sri Petaling (Bukit Jalil) and a 3 km extension from Sultan Ismail to Sentul. Under Phase 2, a 15 km track with 11 stations was built to serve the northern and southern areas of Kuala Lumpur to cater for the Commonwealth Village and National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, during the KL Commonwealth Games in 1998.
The station is a typical elevated Ampang Line station. The platform level is on the topmost floor, consisting of two sheltered side platforms along a double tracked line; there is a single concourse housing ticketing facilities between the ground level and the platform level. The design is similar to that of most other stations on the line, with multi-tiered roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars. All levels are linked by stairways and escalators.
|Platform 1||Ampang Line
towards ST11 Sentul Timur (→)
|Platform 2||Ampang Line
towards AG8 Ampang or PH8 Sri Petaling via AG1 ST1 PH1 Chan Sow Lin (←)
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops|
|G||Street Level||Gombak River, Jalan Putra|
Places of interest
- Putra World Trade Centre
- The Mall Shopping Centre and Legend Hotel
- Hentian Bas Putra (Intercity Bus Terminal for East Coast region)
- Dynasty Hotel Kuala Lumpur