PWTC LRT Station

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 ST8  PWTC

PWTC LRT station
Stesen LRT PWTC
太子世界贸易中心轻快铁站
புத்ரா உலக வர்த்தக மையம்
Ampang Line rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address Jalan Putra
50350 WP Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates 3°9′59″N 101°41′36″E / 3.16639°N 101.69333°E / 3.16639; 101.69333
Line(s) Ampang Line
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Levels 2
Platforms Side
Tracks 2
Parking Not available
Other information
Opened December 16, 1996
Station code  ST8 
Owned by Syarikat Prasarana Negara
Operator RapidKL
Services
Preceding station   RapidKL LRT   Following station
toward Sentul Timur
Ampang Line
toward Ampang or Sri Petaling

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.

History[edit]

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.

Station layout[edit]

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.


L2
Side platform
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 (←)
Side platform
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops
G Street Level Gombak River, Jalan Putra

Places of interest[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 3°09′59″N 101°41′36″E / 3.16639°N 101.69333°E / 3.16639; 101.69333