Chan Sow Lin LRT station

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 SP11  AG1   SSP20 
Chan Sow Lin
rapid transit station
Chan Sow Lin station (Star Line) (exterior), Kuala Lumpur.jpg
The exterior of the Chan Sow Lin interchange, as seen towards the southwest from Jalan Chan Sow Lin.
Location Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coordinates 3°7′40″N 101°42′55″E / 3.12778°N 101.71528°E / 3.12778; 101.71528
Owned by Prasarana Malaysia (2002 to present); operated by Rapid Rail.
Line(s)  3  LRT Ampang Line
 4  LRT Sri Petaling Line (1996 to present)
 12  MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line (Opening to July 2022)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Construction
Parking None
Other information
Station code SP11,AG1,SSP20
History
Opened December 16, 1996
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Sentul Timur
Ampang Line
toward Ampang
toward Sentul Timur
Sri Petaling Line

Chan Sow Lin LRT station is an at-grade rapid transit station and interchange station situated in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The station serves as an interchange station for Sri Petaling Line and Ampang Line, formerly known as STAR. Previously, the station was a part of the common route shared by both the Ampang Line (Sentul Timur-Chan Sow Lin-Ampang) and Sri Petaling Line (Sentul Timur-Chan Sow Lin-Sri Petaling). Beginning from July 2016 and with the completion of the LRT extension, the station is designated as the only interchange station between both lines for the new mode of operation. The station is the southernmost station for the Ampang Line. The station was opened on December 16, 1996, as part of the first phase of the STAR system's opening, alongside 13 adjoining stations along the Sultan Ismail-Ampang route.

In the future, it will be integrated by MRT Sungai Buloh Serdang Putrajaya Line

Location[edit]

Chan Sow Lin interchange is located on the southern edge of the incorporated town of Pudu, serving the locality alongside Pudu station and Hang Tuah station. The station was thus intended to serve patrons from the southern end of Pudu, the western end of Taman Maluri and the northwestern tip of Taman Miharja. The latter two localities also have their own namesake stations towards the south and east: Miharja station and Maluri station. The interchange itself is named after an extended portion of Jalan Chan Sow Lin, a roadway that adjoins the main entrance of the station. The road was named after Chan Sow Lin (陳秀連), 1845-1927, a wealthy businessman in the iron works industry. This man was also known then as The father of Chinese iron works in Malaya.[1]

The interchange reuses the now defunct Federated Malay States Railway and Malayan Railway (KTM) route between Kuala Lumpur, Ampang and Salak South. Because of this, the station is located close to several former government compounds (Public Works and Engineering Works branches) that had once connect to the KTM line, up until the line was closed during the 1990s to make way for the STAR line.

Design[edit]

The principal styling of the interchange is similar to most other stations along the Sri Petaling Line, featuring multi-tiered roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars. The platforms and tracks are at-grade, while the single ticket area is elevated at the same level as the footbridges crossing the tracks.

Platforms[edit]

A view of Chan Sow Lin interchange's platform level, illustrating its use of one island platform (left) and disuse of another (right).

Platform design and designation in the Chan Sow Lin interchange is considerably unique. The Chan Sow Lin interchange contains two island platforms along three tracks. Two of the tracks it is linked to is assigned to trains heading for either Sentul Timur station to the north, or Ampang station or Putra Heights Interchange on the other end.

Labelled as Platforms 1 and 2, both platforms are further divided with "A" and "B" suffixes (thus reading "1A", "1B", "2A" and "2B"), with the "B" partitions sharing the single middle track, while the "A" partitions connect to two outlying tracks. Platform 2A is assigned to the Sri Petaling Line heading towards Putra Heights Interchange, Platform 2B and Platform 1B is assigned to the Ampang Line heading towards Ampang station, whereas Platform 1A is also assigned to the Sri Petaling Line heading north towards the Sentul Timur Station.


L1
Platform 1A 'Not in use
Island platform
Platform 1B 'Not in use
Platform 2B Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line
towards  SP1  Sentul Timur (→)
Island platform
Platform 2A Sri Petaling Line
towards  SP31  Putra Heights Interchange (←)
Ampang Line
towards  AG8  Ampang (←)
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops

Interchange[edit]

The Chan Sow Lin interchange is specifically intended for passengers from stations connected exclusively with the Sri Petaling Line (Sentul Timur-Putra Heights) to interchange for stations exclusively linked to the Ampang Line (Chan Sow Lin-Ampang), or vice versa. Interchanges in such manner typically involves disembarking a train at one side of the platform, waiting, and embarking on another train that arrives at the opposing side of the platform.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chan Sow Lin Memorial / 陳秀連墓園". My Time…. Chinese temple in Malaysia.