Hang Tuah station
|rapid transit and KL Monorail stations|
|Other names||هڠ تواه (Jawi alphabet)
ஹங் துஅஹ் (Tamil)
|Location||Jalan Hang Tuah
55200 WP Kuala Lumpur
|Owned by||Syarikat Prasarana Negara|
Sri Petaling Line
|Platforms||4 side platforms|
|Tracks||2 (Ampang Line & Sri Petaling Line)
2 (KL Monorail)
|Connections||Integrative station between, and .|
16 December 1996|
31 August 2003
Hang Tuah station is an interchange station in the Pudu district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines (formerly known as STAR) and the KL Monorail. Seamless physical and fare integration was achieved on 1 March 2012 when the "paid-up" or restricted areas of both the LRT and monorail stations, which previously operated as two separate stations, were linked up, allowing passengers to transfer without needing to buy new tickets for the first time since the monorail became operational in 2003.
Located on the northwestern tip of Pudu, the station is in the vicinity of the Methodist Boys School, Victoria Institution, the former Pudu Prison, the Hang Tuah police station and the National Stadium.
Hang Tuah LRT station
The LRT station was formed in 1996 with the completion of the Hang Tuah LRT station, a rapid transit station along a reused stretch of a long abandoned railway line, used by STAR (now Ampang Line) trains traveling along the Ampang-bound line or the Putra Heights-bound line. The station was one of the first 13 STAR rapid transit stations to open in the city, part of "Phase I" of "System I". The surface level station consists of two sheltered platforms connected to a sheltered ticketing concourse above, linked only via staircases, and exiting to Jalan Hang Tuah.
Hang Tuah KL Monorail station
The area saw the addition of the Hang Tuah KL Monorail station, a separate station that provides access to Kuala Lumpur Monorail (KL Monorail) services, with the opening of the line on August 31, 2003. The station, like virtually all other KL Monorail stations, is elevated and built over Jalan Hang Tuah, but was not initially directly integrated to the nearby existing LRT station until 2012. The station had two exits that lead to either side of the road, and is adjacent to and located northeast from the LRT station. The station is only accessible via stairways and escalators. The station's length is also longer in comparison to certain KL Monorail stations.
The Hang Tuah monorail station is one of four Kuala Lumpur Monorail stations that serves the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle locality, the other three being the Raja Chulan station, the Bukit Bintang station and the Imbi station. The station is also one of two KL Monorail stations that is designated as an interchange to and from the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line, the other being the Titiwangsa station.
Integrated Hang Tuah Station
The proximity of the monorail station with the LRT station meant both stations are designated in transit maps as interchange stations between the two lines, and is subsequently use heavily primarily to reach Bukit Bintang and surrounding areas via the monorail line from the Ampang Line and the Sri Petaling Line. Since 2013, the two stations have been physically linked so it is no longer required to exit one station or to use the public sidewalk outside the station to reach the other station or to change lines (monorail to LRT or vice versa).
The platforms of the LRT station was significantly revamped and remodelled when the station was physically linked to the nearby monorail station in 2012. These platforms seen here have also been lengthened to accommodate longer trains. The elevated KL Monorail's station is located northeast to the LRT station. The concourse of the stations are located at the street level and level 1 respectively.
|L2||KL Monorail Station Platform Level||Side platform|
|Platform 1 KL Monorail towards Titiwangsa (→)|
|Platform 2 KL Monorail towards KL Sentral (←)|
|L1||KL Monorail Station Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, KL Monorail Station Control, Staircase Linkway between Platforms, Unpaid Area Escalator to/from Street Level|
|Transfer Linkway||Transfer Linkway between Ampang and Sri Petaling Line and KL Monorail Concourses, Escalator and Stairs from/to Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line Concourse|
|G||LRT Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line Concourse||Ticketing Machines, Faregates and Exit to Jalan Hang Tuah, Station Control, Staircase and Escalator to/from KL Monorail Concourse|
|Street Level||Jalan Hang Tuah, Shops, Bus Stop, Taxi Lay-by, Pedestrian Crossing|
|LG||LRT Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line Platform Level||Side platform|
|Platform 1 Ampang and Sri Petaling Line towards Sentul Timur (→)|
|Platform 2 Ampang Line towards Ampang or Sri Petaling Line towards Putra Heights (←)|
Around the station
- System I referred to the rapid transit concession operated by STAR, while System II referred to the rapid transit operated by PUTRA. Phase I of System I referred to the stretch of rapid transit line from the Ampang station to Sultan Ismail station. Phase II referred to the branch line from Chan Sow Lin station to the Sri Petaling station as well as the extension from Sultan Ismail station to Sentul Timur station.
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