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)
நகரம் தென் ஏரி (Tamil)
Location Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coordinates 3°4′34″N 101°42′38″E / 3.07611°N 101.71056°E / 3.07611; 101.71056
Owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (Seremban Line & ETS)
Prasarana Malaysia (2002 to present); operated by Rapid Rail (Sri Petaling Line)
Express Rail Link (KLIA Transit)
Line(s)  1  Seremban Line (KTM Komuter)
 4  Sri Petaling Line
 7  KLIA Transit(Express Rail Link)
 ETS  KTM ETS
Platforms 2 side platform (Seremban Line and ETS)
1 island platform (Sri Petaling Line)
2 side platforms (KLIA Transit)
Tracks 2 (Seremban Line & ETS)
2 (Sri Petaling Line)
4 (KLIA Transit)
Connections Connecting station between  KB04 ,  SP15  and  KT2 
Construction
Structure type Surface
Parking Available with payment.
Disabled access Available
Other information
Station code  KB04   SP15   KT2 
History
Opened  KB04  10 November 1995
 SP15  11 July 1998
 KT2  20 June 2002
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 (BTS) station 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, 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 (TBS) bus hub.[2] BTS and TBS are developed as an intermodal transportation hub.

Location[edit]

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.

Lines[edit]

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[edit]

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. [3]

The station provides both Komuter and the KTM ETS services.

Sri Petaling Line (LRT)[edit]

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

The second addition to the stop is a suburface 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 occasionally refer to itself simply as "Tasek Selatan".

KLIA Transit (Express Rail Link)[edit]

An exterior view of the Bandar Tasik Selatan KLIA Transit station southbound, as seen from the footbridge leading to the station. Also depicted is 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 foorbridge 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.

Integrated Transport Terminal[edit]

Since 1 January 2011 Bandar Tasik Selatan station has integrated with Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) bus station.[2] Together they form an integrated transportation hub.

Facilities for the reloading of Touch 'n Go cards are also provided in the interchange, at the Sri Petaling Line concourse.[4]

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