Asia Jaya LRT station

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Asia Jaya
rapid transit station
Asia Jaya LRT station.jpg
Location Off Jalan Utara and Jalan 51A/223, Section 51A, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Coordinates 3°6′15″N 101°38′16″E / 3.10417°N 101.63778°E / 3.10417; 101.63778
Owned by Prasarana Malaysia (2002 to present); operated by Rapid Rail.
Line(s)  5  LRT Kelana Jaya Line (1998 to present)
Platforms 2 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Available, free
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened September 1, 1998
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Gombak
Kelana Jaya Line

Asia Jaya LRT station is an elevated rapid transit station in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, forming part of the Kelana Jaya Line. [1] The station was opened on September 1, 1998, as part of the line's first segment encompassing 10 elevated stations between Kelana Jaya station and Pasar Seni station (not including the KL Sentral station opened later), and the line's maintenance depot in Lembah Subang.

Location[edit]

Asia Jaya station is located on the southern edge of Petaling Jaya's Section 14, a residential area, off the main thoroughfare of Jalan Utara (Nouth Road) to the east and Jalan 51A/223 (51A/223 Road) to the south, positioning itself between several civic, industrial, commercial and residential districts. Among them, Sections 8 (residential area), 51A (industrial area) and 52 ("New" Petaling Jaya town and public and commercial buildings) to the south and east, and Section 14 to the north. Tenaga Nasional's Petaling Jaya branch is located directly south of the station.

The station is also situated some 300 metres (15 mi) from the nearest access point into the Federal Highway via Jalan Utara to the south. The neighbouring Taman Jaya station is roughly located in the same location 900 metres (35 mi) east, although Taman Jaya station was constructed on the opposing south side of the Federal Highway and is more directly connected to Section 52.

Asia Jaya station is currently named after the former Asia Jaya shopping complex, which was converted into the Armada Hotel later during the 1990s, on the opposite side of Jalan Utara.

Bus services[edit]

In comparison to Taman Jaya station, Asia Jaya station is linked to three bus stops that significantly increase the station's reach around Petaling Jaya and neighbouring towns and cities more than Taman Jaya station. Asia Jaya station's own bus stop primarily links Sections 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 19 of Petaling Jaya to the station. Within a walking distance, two more bus stops at both sides of the Federal Highway allow users to board buses that shuttle between Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and the rest of Petaling Jaya.

Aeroline, an executive bus service to Singapore, operated from the front entrance of Menara Axis (Axis Tower) opposite the Asia Jaya station, although it was due to shift operations to the Bandar Utama bus hub, located outside 1 Utama, in December 2006.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph Bindloss (2008). Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Penang. Lonely Planet. pp. 120–. ISBN 978-1-74104-485-0. Retrieved 30 July 2013.