Bandar Tasik Selatan station

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 KB04   SP15   KT2 
Bandar Tasik Selatan
Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM Komuter Rapid KL (brand) Express Rail Link
Intermodal Transportation Hub
Bandar Tasik Selatan station (Rawang-Seremban Line) (eastern entrance), Klang Valley.jpg
The southeastern entrance into the station.
Other names南湖镇 (Chinese)
南湖鎮 (Chinese)
நகரம் தென் ஏரி (Tamil)
LocationKuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coordinates3°4′34″N 101°42′38″E / 3.07611°N 101.71056°E / 3.07611; 101.71056
Owned byKeretapi Tanah Melayu (Seremban Line & ETS)
Prasarana Malaysia operated by Rapid Rail (Sri Petaling Line)
Express Rail Link (KLIA Transit)
Line(s) 1  Seremban Line
 4  Sri Petaling Line
 7  KLIA Transit
 ETS  KTM ETS
Platforms2 side platform (Seremban Line and ETS)
1 island platform (Sri Petaling Line)
2 side platforms (KLIA Transit)
Tracks2 (Seremban Line & ETS)
2 (Sri Petaling Line)
4 (KLIA Transit)
ConnectionsIntergrative station between  KB04 ,  SP15  and  KT2 
Construction
Structure typeSurface
ParkingAvailable with payment.
Disabled accessAvailable
Other information
Station code KB04   SP15   KT2 
History
Opened10 November 1995 (KTM)
11 July 1998 (LRT)
20 June 2002 (ERL)
Services
Preceding station   KTM Komuter   Following station
towards Batu Caves
Seremban Line
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (ETS)
towards Padang Besar
ETS Transit
towards Gemas
Rapid KL
toward Sentul Timur
Sri Petaling Line
ERL logo.png ERL
Terminus
KLIA Transit
towards klia2

Bandar Tasik Selatan station (BTS) is a Malaysian interchange station located next to and named after Bandar Tasik Selatan, in Kuala Lumpur. The station serves as both a stop and an interchange for the KTM Komuter Seremban Line, KTM ETS the LRT Sri Petaling Line, and the Express Rail Link's KLIA Transit trains.[1] BTS is integrated with the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan bus hub (TBS).[2] BTS and TBS are developed as an intermodal transportation hub.

Facilities for the reloading of Touch 'n Go cards are also provided in the interchange, at the Sri Petaling Line concourse.[3]

Location

BTS is located approximately 10 km south of KL city centre towards Kuala Lumpur airport. The location of BTS with TBS provides easy access to Malaysia's motorway network avoiding city centre road congestion.

Station Layout

L1 Concourse Level Non-integrated Connections, Customer Service Counter, Ticket Vending Machine and Convenience Store Handicapped/disabled access
G
Platform
Street Level Exits/Entrances, Bus Stop, Taxis and Personal Vehicle Lay-offs Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound SP  4  Sri Petaling Line towards  SP31  Putra Heights (Sungai Besi)
Island platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Island platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound SP  4  Sri Petaling Line towards  SP01  Sentul Timur (Bandar Tun Razak)
Side platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound
KTM
 1  Seremban Line towards  KB17  Tampin (Serdang)
 ETS  ETS line towards Gemas (Kajang)
KTM Bypass Track
KTM Bypass Track
Northbound
KTM
 1  Seremban Line towards  KC05  Batu Caves (Salak Selatan)
 ETS  ETS line towards Padang Besar (KL Sentral)
Side platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Unused ERL Track
Island platform, not in use, doors do not open on this side
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound ERL  7  KLIA Transit towards  KT06  KLIA 2 (Putrajaya Sentral)
Northbound ERL  7  KLIA Transit towards  KT01  KL Sentral
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Island platform, not in use, doors do not open on this side
Unused ERL Track


Lines

The interchange is made out of three different lines.[1] They were laid side-by-side and added over the course of seven years. Overhead bridges connect all three lines. Each line has separate, independent service features such as ticketing areas.

Two out of the three lines in the interchange do not accommodate disabled passengers.

Seremban Line (KTM Komuter) and KTM ETS

A platform view, northbound, of the Bandar Tasik Selatan KTM station after canopy upgrades.

The Bandar Tasik Selatan stop was formed with the completion of a KTM Komuter regional rail halt, as part of the second phase of the electrified Rawang-Seremban Line (between Kuala Lumpur and Kajang) opening on 10 November 1995. The station was the first in the stop to be accessible from Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), but its facilities were rudimentary, consisting of only two raised side platforms lined along a curved double track, a footbridge, and an elevated ticket area that initially provided only ticket vending machines. The platform shelters were only sufficient for a limited space, and the halt often suffered from bottlenecking at the ticket area. The various levels of the halt are also linked primarily via staircases or escalators, rendering the halt unfriendly to disabled users.

In 2006 and 2007, renovations works were made to expand the ticket area of the halt, and add a larger concourse area with a manual ticket counter. In addition, existing shelters along the platforms were replaced by large canopies during the middle of 2007, in conjunction with 2006 and 2007 canopy upgrades at most Komuter stations built or upgraded circa 1995.

On 4 August 2016, an additional morning train (Mondays to Fridays except on public holidays) was introduced between Bandar Tasik Selatan, KL Sentral and Tanjung Malim. The train starts at Bandar Tasik Selatan at 5:35am, running non-stop express to KL Sentral, arriving at 5:49am. The train then leaves KL Sentral at 6:15am and runs as a normal Port Klang Line train to Tanjung Malim, stopping at every station before terminating at Tanjung Malim at 7:44am.[4]

The station provides both Komuter and the KTM ETS services.

LRT Sri Petaling Line

A platform view, northbound, of the Bandar Tasik Selatan Sri Petaling Line station

The second addition to the stop is a subsurface rapid transit station for the Sri Petaling-Sentul Timur branch of the Ampang Line, then known as STAR. The station was opened on July 11, 1998, as part of the second phase of the STAR system's opening, including 7 new stations along the Chan Sow Lin-Sri Petaling route, and was situated directly southeast from the Komuter halt and closer to MRR2. Because of the layout, the Komuter halt was initially accessible solely via the main entrance of the then Ampang Line station, which currently serves as the southeastern access point into the interchange station.

In comparison to the Komuter halt during its time of opening, the STAR station was considerably more capable of handling larger numbers of passengers, with several ticket counters and ticket vending machines prepared in its ticket concourse when the station was unveiled to commuters. The station also features an island platform for its two adjoining tracks, instead of side platforms. Both segments of the station are linked by a footbridge, which, like the Komuter halt, does not accommodate disabled passengers as the footbridge is only accessible via staircases.

The principal styling of the station is similar to most other stations along the Ampang and Sri Petaling lines, featuring multi-tiered roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars. Signboards in the station formerly referred to itself simply as "Tasek Selatan".

KLIA Transit (Express Rail Link)

An exterior view of the Bandar Tasik Selatan KLIA Transit station southbound, as seen from the footbridge leading to the station, showing a passing KLIA Ekspres train.

The Bandar Tasik Selatan Express Rail Link station is the latest stop added into the Bandar Tasik Selatan interchange, beginning its operation on 20 June 2002 as part of a 5-station KLIA Transit airport rail link between the Kuala Lumpur International Airport station and Kuala Lumpur Sentral.

Rather than sharing a common access point with the Komuter station and the Sri Petaling Line station, the KLIA Transit station was constructed as an entirely dedicated structure towards the northwest from the KTM Komuter station, with its own access point towards the northwest via Kampung Malaysia Tambahan to Jalan Sungai Besi (a branch road from the Sungai Besi Expressway). The only direct linkage between the KLIA Transit station and the other two stations is a 95-metre footbridge over the KLIA Transit/Ekspres tracks and the KTM tracks into the ticket area of the Komuter station, thus serving as a second access point to both the Komuter station and the Sri Petaling Line station.

The station was built in a unique design that incorporated large semicircular roofs as shelters for platforms with multi-tiered roofs for the rest of the building, similar to the adjoining Sri Petaling Line station. Unlike both the Komuter station or the Sri Petaling Line station, however, the station provides support for disabled passengers, with elevators and inclinations up and down uneven walkways, alongside stairways and escalators in all relevant areas of the station. The station also features two island platforms along four tracks, and basic ticket counters.

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at dusk

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS, English: Southern Integrated Terminal) is the main long distance bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is integrated with the adjacent Bandar Tasik Selatan station (BTS) via a footbridge, forming the TBS-BTS integrated transportation hub.[5]

TBS is one of the three planned Integrated Transport Terminals (ITT) of Kuala Lumpur, and the only one currently in operation. Originally intended to be the bus terminal serving southbound buses, TBS gradually took over bus operations for East Coast-bound and northbound buses from older city bus terminals. The other two ITTs, located at Gombak and Sungai Buloh, are in planning stages and will eventually become the main bus terminals for East Coast-bound and northbound buses respectively.[6]

History

TBS was built to relieve the heavily congested Pudu Sentral bus station (formerly and still commonly known as Puduraya) located in the city centre. Initially planned to be the bus station serving southbound express buses, the long-term plan was TBS eventually taking over the remaining express buses at Pudu Sentral, as well as East Coast-bound buses at Hentian Putra and Pekeliling bus stations. It was expected that Pudu Sentral would remain as a city bus station only.[7]

TBS opened for service on 1 January 2011, taking over southbound long-distance bus operations from Pudu Sentral.[8] The ceremonial official opening by the Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak was on 14 April 2013.

Hentian Putra ceased operations on 1 December 2014, with its East Coast-bound bus services moved to TBS.[9]

On 1 November 2015, 545 of the 635 northbound bus operations at Pudu Sentral were moved to TBS, completing the replacement of Pudu Sentral by TBS as the city's main express bus terminal. Pudu Sentral remains in use as a terminal for short-distance buses and stage buses.[10][11]

Location and facilities

Inside the terminal

TBS is located approximately 10 km south of KL city centre relieving and bypassing road congestion in the city centre. The proximity of TBS to the Middle Ring Road 2 and Besraya Expressway gives easy access to Malaysia's expressway network.[12]

The terminal has 60 bus platforms, 150 taxi bays and 1,000 parking bays.[12] The terminal is fully accessible and equipped with amenities such as ATMs, baby care rooms, luggage trolleys and luggage storage.[13] Shopping and dining options are available.[14]

The terminal ticketing facilities feature:-

  • 41 Centralised Ticketing System (CTS) counters manned by staff from the terminal operator Maju TMAS
  • seven ticket vending machines.

The system is set up to deter touting.[15]

The departure hall is divided into three sections. Only ticket holders are allowed into the departure hall. They are required to go through an auxiliary police security checkpoint.[15][16]

Designed to handle 5,000 bus trips a day at maximum capacity, TBS handled about 1,300 bus trips daily as of October 2015, prior to the shift of northbound bus operations from Pudu Sentral.[11] As of December 2015, the terminal serves 52,000 travellers per day.[15]

Management

The current operator of TBS is Maju Terminal Management Services Sdn Bhd (Maju TMAS). Maju TMAS is a member company of Maju Holdings Berhad.[17]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b KL Transit map, Jan 2015
  2. ^ TBS BTS; website
  3. ^ "Locations". Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Additional Service For Early Birds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  5. ^ TBSBTS; Official website; accessed March 2019
  6. ^ "Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT) Gombak". Land Public Transport Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  7. ^ Lee Yuk Peng (21 May 2009). "Steps to improve KL transport service". The Star.
  8. ^ BERNAMA - Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal To Open in 1 January (Retrieved on 27 April 2011)
  9. ^ "Relocation of Express Bus Services from Hentian Bas Putra to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Effective 1st December 2014". Land Public Transport Commission of Malaysia. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Northbound buses to operate from Bandar Tasik Selatan terminal effective Nov 1". The Sun Daily (Malaysia). 20 October 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Express buses leaving Puduraya". The Star (Malaysia). 21 October 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  12. ^ a b Chok Suat Ling (13 July 2008). "Cut the highways, look into buses, LRT". The New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 13 July 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2008.
  13. ^ "Facilities". Terminal Bersepadu Selatan official website. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Dine & Shop". Terminal Bersepadu Selatan official website. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  15. ^ a b c Nair, Vijenthi (10 December 2015). "No ordinary bus terminal". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Departure Lounge". Terminal Bersepadu Selatan official website. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  17. ^ Bandar Tasik Selatan integrated transport terminal to open (Retrieved on 27 April 2011)

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