Hang Tuah Station
|Ampang Line rapid transit and KL Monorail stations|
|Location||Jalan Hang Tuah
55200 WP Kuala Lumpur
|Owned by||Syarikat Prasarana Negara|
|Tracks||2 (Ampang Line)
2 (KL Monorail)
|Structure type||At grade (Ampang Line)
Elevated (KL Monorail)
|Station code||ST3 MR4|
|Opened||December 16, 1996 (Ampang Line)
August 31, 2003 (KL Monorail)
Hang Tuah station is an interchange station in the Pudu district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between the Ampang Line (formerly known as STAR, and the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines) 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.
Opened in 1998 as part of the line's second phase of development, the station was intended to connect Titiwangsa to other parts of the city and surrounding areas. Under Phase 2, a 15 km track with 11 stations was built to serve the northern and southern areas of Kuala Lumpur to cater for the Commonwealth Village and National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, during the KL Commonwealth Games in 1998.
The proximity of the monorail station with the Ampang Line 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. Since 2012, 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).
Hang Tuah LRT station
The Hang Tuah 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 Sri Petaling-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 Ampang Line station until 2012. The station has two exits that lead to either side of the road, and is adjacent to and located northeast from the Ampang Line 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, the other being the Titiwangsa station.
The platforms of the Ampang Line's 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||Monorail Station Platform Level||
|Platform 1 KL Monorail towards MR11 Titiwangsa (→)|
|Platform 2 KL Monorail towards MR1 KL Sentral (←)|
|L1||Monorail Station Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Monorail Station Control, Staircase Linkway between Platforms, Unpaid Area Escalator to/from Street Level|
|Transfer Linkway||Transfer Linkway between Ampang Line and Monorail Concourses, Escalator and Stairs from/to Ampang Line Concourse|
|G||Ampang Line Concourse||Ticketing Machines, Faregates and Exit to Jalan Hang Tuah, Station Control, Staircase and Escalator to/from Monorail Concourse|
|Street Level||Jalan Hang Tuah, Shops, Bus Stop, Taxi Lay-by, Pedestrian Crossing|
|LG||Ampang Line Platform Level||
|Platform 1 Ampang Line towards ST11 Sentul Timur (→)|
|Platform 2 Ampang Line towards AG8 Ampang or PH8 Sri Petaling via AG1 ST1 PH1 Chan Sow Lin (←)|
- 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.