Sungai Buloh–Kajang MRT line
|Sungai Buloh–Kajang line|
|Native name||MRT Laluan Sungai Buloh–Kajang|
|System||KVMRT Line 1 (MRT1)|
Sungai Buloh |
|Stations||31 + 3 reserved stations|
Sungai Buloh – Semantan (16 Dec 2016)|
Semantan – Kajang (17 July 2017)
131,843 (Second Quarter 2018)  |
|Ridership||22.25 million (2017)|
Phase 1 |
16 December 2016
Sungai Buloh - Semantan
17 July 2017
Semantan - Kajang
|Owner||Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd|
|Operator(s)||Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd (Prasarana Malaysia Berhad)|
|Conduction system||Automated and driverless|
|Depot(s)||Sungai Buloh Depot and Kajang Depot|
Siemens Inspiro |
58 four-car trainsets
Width: 3.1 m (10 ft)
Length: 89.56 m (293.8 ft)
51 km (32 mi) |
Elevated: 41.5 km (25.8 mi)
Underground: 9.5 km (5.9 mi)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||Third rail, 750 VDC|
9 - Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line
The MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang line is the ninth rail transit line and the second fully automated and driverless rail system in the Klang Valley area, Malaysia after the Kelana Jaya Line. It is a part of Greater KL/Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. The line is numbered and coloured Green on official transit maps.
It is one of three planned rail lines under Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project by MRT Corp. The Phase 1 between Sungai Buloh and Semantan commenced service on 16 December 2016. Phase 2 between Muzium Negara and Kajang was opened on 17 July 2017, as a free shuttle service, by former Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak in a ceremony at the Tun Razak Exchange station. Full revenue service between Sungai Buloh and Kajang began the following day.
The line starts from Sungai Buloh which is located to the north-west of Kuala Lumpur, runs through the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, and ends in Kajang, a fast developing town located to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur. The line serves a corridor with an estimated population of 1.2 million people.
Phase One of the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang line from Sungai Buloh to Semantan had become operational on 16 December 2016 while Phase Two from Semantan to Kajang had become operational on 17 July 2017, allowing trains to serve the entire line.
Announced in 2006, the line was initially planned as a LRT at 43 km in length, linking the densely populated areas of Damansara in the northwest and Cheras in the southeast, through the central business district of Kuala Lumpur city.The government then decided to extend the alignment at both ends to Sungai Buloh and Kajang respectively, adding 8 km to the line for a total of 51 km. In addition, the line was changed to an MRT system, with higher capacity trains.
The Sungai Buloh–Kajang MRT has been experiencing low ridership. As of March 2018, the Sungai Buloh MRT service - whose ridership was estimated at 140,000 a day - is struggling to be profitable, as it needs to meet a target of 250,000 passengers on a daily basis to break even.
The first MRT line covers a span of 51 kilometres from Sungai Buloh to the Kajang, passing the Kuala Lumpur city centre where the alignment goes underground. The line will be serving a corridor with 1.2 million residents within the Klang Valley region from north-west to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur. According to MRT Corp, the four-car train sets with the capacity of 1,200 passengers will be in place to serve some 400,000 passengers per day, with a headway of 3.5 minutes.
Amendments after public display
After the MRT project was formally launched on 8 July 2011, the following amendments have been made to the original proposed alignment following the public display exercise between March and May 2011:-
- 31 stations instead of 35 stations will be built and provisions have been made for 3 more stations
- The proposed Section 17 was dropped
- The location of the proposed TTDI station was moved around 300m southwards to the former Caltex petrol stations. This was due to complaints from Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Damansara Kim residents.
- Bukit Bintang East and West stations have been combined into one, moved and integrated with KL Monorail station. The station was named Bukit Bintang Central Station and subsequently Bukit Bintang Station.
- Park and Ride facilities has been increased to 16 from 13 previously.
- Taman Mesra station has been removed.
- Adjustments to the alignment:
- Shifting alignment into the former Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia land in Sungai Buloh to cater for future development
- Adjusting the alignment adjacent to Bandar Kajang station to avoid going through the town centre and through Kajang Stadium.
The stations announced by MRT Corp on its official website are listed as below in order. The working names of the stations are also shown in this list. 25 (22 elevated and 3 underground) out of 31 stations are provided with the Feeder Bus services.
|Code||Final Name||Working Name||Platform type||Position||Park & Ride||Feeder Bus||Interchange/Notes|
|Sungai Buloh||Sungai Buloh||Island||Elevated||✓||5 lines (T100, T101, T102, T103, T105)||Northern terminus.
Exit paid area station to KTM Sungai Buloh Station for KTM Port Klang Line and KTM ETS services. Once the Integrated Cashless Payment System (ICPS) is implemented by July 2017, the ICPS solution will provide commuters with a single integrated journey fare throughout different rail system by zone charge. Currently, commuters will be charged multiple fare journey if using the connecting stations. This method of out of station or exit paid area has been common in the Malaysian train fare system since 1995. Station will be part of the SSP line once it starts operation.
|Kampung Selamat||Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh||Side||Elevated||N/A||1 line (T104)||Station will be part of the SSP line once it starts operation.|
|Kwasa Damansara||Kota Damansara||Stacked island
|Elevated||✓||N/A||Kwasa Damansara station, currently built as part of the SBK MRT Line, will be the terminal station of the SBK line replacing Sungai Buloh, once the SSP MRT Line commences operations in 2021. Kampung Selamat and Sungai Buloh stations will hence be lost to the SSP Line, while Kwasa Damansara will serves as an one of two interchange stations between the SBK and SSP lines (the other interchange being Tun Razak Exchange).|
|Kwasa Sentral||Taman Industri Sungai Buloh||Side||Elevated||✓||5 lines
(T772, T801, T802, T803, T804)
|Kota Damansara||PJU5||Side||Elevated||N/A||2 lines
|Located nearby SEGi University Kota Damansara.|
|Surian||Dataran Sunway||Side||Elevated||N/A||2 lines (T807, T808)||Located near Sunway Giza shopping centre. Feeder Bus T807 to Lembah Subang for Kelana Jaya Line.|
|Mutiara Damansara||The Curve||Side||Elevated||N/A||2 lines (T809, T810)||Located near The Curve shopping centre, IPC Shopping Mall, Tesco and IKEA Mutiara Damansara.|
|Bandar Utama||1 Utama||Side||Elevated||N/A||2 lines (T811, T812)||Interchange station Bandar Utama–Klang Line towards Johan Setia. Currently linked to 1PowerHouse via Exit A. The pedestrian walkway to One World Hotel and 1 Utama via Exit B has been completed.with the future LRT|
|Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)||TTDI||Side||Elevated||✓||2 lines (T813, T814)||There is a Family Mart store which is located in this station.|
|Phileo Damansara||Seksyen 16||Island||Elevated||✓||2 lines (T815, T816)||Feeder bus T815 to Universiti Malaya.|
|Bukit Kiara||-||Side||Elevated||-||-||Reserved station|
|Pavilion Damansara Heights–Pusat Bandar Damansara||Pusat Bandar Damansara||Side||Elevated||✓||5 lines (T817, T818, T819, T820, T852)||Feeder bus T817 to Mid Valley South Gate which can access to Mid Valley on the KTM Seremban Line, and bus T819 to Hilton Hotel providing a walking distance to KL Sentral station.|
|Located near the MRT Corporation Head Office.|
|Muzium Negara||KL Sentral||Island||Underground||N/A||N/A||Connecting station to KL Sentral for Seremban Line, Port Klang Line, Kelana Jaya Line, KLIA Ekspres, KLIA Transit, KL Monorail and Skypark Link. The station is located near the National Museum (Muzium Negara) and linked to the KL Sentral transport hub by 600 meter pedestrian walkway. |
Theme: Transition, History of Kuala Lumpur's Public Transportation
|Pasar Seni||Pasar Seni||Island||Underground||N/A||N/A||Interchange station with Kelana Jaya Line. Walking distance to Komplex Dayabumi and Kuala Lumpur railway station for Seremban Line and Port Klang Line. There are also bus hubs above this station which connects buses from Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya, Puchong, Subang, Subang Jaya (USJ) and Shah Alam. This station is connected to the Central Market (Pasar Seni) and located next to Pasar Seni LRT Station.|
Theme: Confluence Between Two Rivers
|Merdeka||Stadium Merdeka||Island||Underground||N/A||N/A||Interchange station with Plaza Rakyat station for Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line . Located near the historic Stadium Merdeka, and a proposed skyscraper named Warisan Merdeka or KL118, set to be the tallest building in Malaysia when completed. |
Theme: Independence, Spirit of Nationhood
|Pavilion Kuala Lumpur–Bukit Bintang||Bukit Bintang Central||Stacked||Underground||N/A||N/A||Connecting station to KL Monorail at Bukit Bintang Monorail station. An underground pedestrian walkway were built to connect some iconic building in the region including Sungei Wang Plaza, Lot 10, Pavilion KL, Starhill Gallery and Fahrenheit 88 shopping malls.|
|Tun Razak Exchange||Pasar Rakyat||Stacked island
|Located nearby the proposed Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD)|
Provisions for cross-platform interchange with Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya Line.
Theme: Islamic Corporate
(T352, T400, T401)
|Underground pedestrian link to MyTOWN Shopping Centre and IKEA Cheras, as well as elevated pedestrian link to Sunway Velocity Mall.|
Theme: Urban Living
(T352, T400, T401)
|Interchange station with Ampang Line. Pedestrian links to AEON Taman Maluri as well as Sunway Velocity Mall.
This is the MRT station where the feeder buses T352, T400 and T401 (MRT Cochrane station–Taman Shamelin for T352, Bandar Tun Razak for T400 and Sri Permaisuri for T401) will pass through.
|Taman Pertama||Taman Bukit Ria||Side||Elevated||N/A||N/A|
|Taman Midah||Taman Bukit Mewah||Side||Elevated||✓||2 lines
|The most recent station joined with feeder bus service from March/April 2018.
Feeder bus T402 to Salak Selatan station and HUKM.
|Taman Mutiara||Leisure Mall||Side||Elevated||N/A||2 lines
|Located near Cheras Leisure Mall shopping centre via a dedicated and covered pedestrian bridge, as well as the incoming EkoCheras  Mall.|
|Taman Connaught||Plaza Phoenix||Side||Elevated||✓||3 lines
(T410, T411, T412)
|Elevated pedestrian link bridge to Cheras Sentral shopping centre. Feeder bus T410 to Bandar Tasik Selatan station.|
|Taman Suntex||Taman Suntex||Island||Elevated||✓||1 line
|Located near Batu 9 Cheras toll located in E7 Cheras-Kajang Highway.|
|Sri Raya||Taman Cuepacs||Side||Elevated||✓||1 line
|The famous beverage store, Tealive can be found in this station.|
|Bandar Tun Hussein Onn||Bandar Tun Hussein Onn||Side||Elevated||✓||1 line
|Located next to Batu 11 Cheras toll located in E7 Cheras-Kajang Highway.|
|Batu 11 Cheras||1. Balakong
2. Bukit Dukung
|Bukit Dukung||1. Taman Koperasi
2. Taman Koperasi Cuepacs
(T453, T454, T455)
|The famous beverage store, Tealive can be found in this station.|
|Sungai Jernih||1. Saujana Impian
2. Sungai Kantan
|Located nearby Tesco Kajang.|
|Stadium Kajang||Bandar Kajang||Side||Elevated||N/A||5 lines
(T451, T457, T458, T459, T460)
|Located nearby Sate Kajang Haji Samuri Bangunan Dato' Nazir. Feeder bus T451 (revised December 2017) to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia via KTM Kajang and KTM UKM stations along the KTM Seremban Line, MRT Kajang station along the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line, and Hentian Kajang.|
(T451, T461, T462, T463, T464)
|Exit paid area station to Seremban Line.
This is the MRT station where the feeder bus T451 (MRT Stadium Kajang–UKM Bangi) will pass through.
Shuttle bus services to IOI City Mall in Putrajaya (provided by Nadi Putra) is available for 4 services every day.
The rolling stock is manufactured by Siemens/CSR Nanjing Puzhen in a partnership with SMH Rail Consortium Sdn Bhd. The trains will be driverless with a capacity of 1,200 passengers in a 4-car trainsets formation. The Siemens Inspiro rolling stock will be supplied with the same configuration as the trainsets supplied for Warsaw Metro M1.
Car length (over coupler): 18.6 m to 20.1 m
Number of passenger doors per car side / door width: 4 / 1400 mm
Traction power supply: 750 VDC, 3rd rail
MRT SBK interior rolling stock designed by BMW Group Designworks
|Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line Ridership|
|Total First Quarter||11,333,252|
|Total Second Quarter||11,997,681||Monthly statistics not provided|
|Total Year 2017||22,253,637|
|2016||Dec||N/A||Phase One opened on 16 Dec 2016 but ridership was not officially tabulated|
This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (July 2015)
- August 2006: The LRT Kota Damansara–Cheras line proposal was first made known public by the then deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak under a RM10 billion government allocation for the improvement and expansion of the public transportation network in Klang Valley. It was then reported that the line would stretch "some 30 km" through Kuala Lumpur. The combined cost of the new line and the proposed extensions of two existing LRT Kelana Jaya Line and LRT Ampang Line were estimated at RM7 billion.
- July 2007: The Ministry of Transport had approved the alignment of the new line which would then be tabled to the Cabinet for approval. The Government said the line would be completed by 2012.
- June 2008: Reports said that the line would comprise 30 stations and would be 40 km in length going through densely populated areas of Damansara, Cheras and the central business district of Kuala Lumpur city. Cost estimates for the line were reported to be RM4 billion to 5 billion with the majority of the stations elevated.
- September 2008: Reports said that a 5.9 km section of the line from Brickfields to Bukit Bintang will be underground although the number of underground stations was not announced. It was during this time that the line was said to be 42 km with 32 stations in total and was being considered for as a Mass Rapid Transit system, taking into consideration the population catchment area 878,000. It was also reported that the detailed design stage for the line would commence in the second quarter of 2009.
- December 2008: Reports said that the line was set for completion in 2014.
- May 2009: Reports said that tenders for the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and LRT Ampang Line extension projects would be called but there was no indication on the implementation of the new Kota Damansara-Cheras Line.
- September 2009: Prasarana group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed was reported as saying that the new line could end up longer than the earlier announced Kota Damansara-Cheras alignment although he did not offer any further details.
- April 2010: Reports said that a proposal to extend the line by 16 km was being studied by the government. The proposal calls for the line to be extended from Kota Damansara to Sungai Buloh (additional 3 km) and from Cheras to Kajang (additional 9 km). An additional line from Damansara Utama to Kelana Jaya (additional 4 km) was also being studied, bringing the total length of the line to 59 km.
- June 2010: During the tabling of the 10th Malaysia Plan<, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced that the government was now considering a RM36 billion Klang Valley MRT proposal from Gamuda Berhad and MMC Corporation Berhad. Although the specific details of the alignment was not revealed, it was reported to consist of 3 lines, one of which had the same general alignment as the Kota Damansara–Cheras line. It was not known if this new MRT plan would replace, or be in addition to the original Kota Damansara–Cheras line proposal.
- December 2010: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced that the Klang Valley MRT Project had been approved by the Malaysian cabinet and the construction of the first line from Sungai Buloh to Kajang would begin in July 2011. The government had appointed MMC-Gamuda JV Sdn Bhd as Project Delivery Partner where it would play the role project manager. The whole project would be divided into nine parcels in which will be done on open tender basis. 10 km of the line would be underground and 50 km above ground. MMC-Gamuda would be barred from bidding for any tender except for the tunnelling works (the most expensive portion). The project would introduce 60 km of rail tracks plus 35 new stations. 
- 14 February 2011: SPAD began the 3-month mandatory public display of the alignment of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.
- 8 July 2011: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak officially launched the project. The final alignment was adjusted following the public display, having a length of 51 km with 31 stations and 16 Park and Ride facilities.
- 17 August 2011: The government announced that Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp), a new company under the Finance Ministry had been formed to take control of the project from Prasarana. MRT Corp would be the asset owner of the project and officially take over the project from Prasarana on 1 September 2011.
- 21 October 2011: MRT Corp shortlisted 5 companies to carry out underground works. They were MMC Gamuda Joint Venture, Sinohydro Group, Hyundai-Gadang-Chengal Jaya Joint Venture, Taisei Corp, and the China Railway Group Ltd.
- 1 November 2011: Bus Stand Klang ceased operations and would be demolished to make way for new underground MRT station.
- 26 January 2012: MRT Corp announced the award of the first two civil works contracts for the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang line. IJM Construction Sdn Bhd was appointed the contractor for Package V5 (stretching from the start of the southern elevated section at Cheras 3rd Mile to Plaza Phoenix) at a tender price of RM974 million, while Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd was appointed the contractor for Package V6 (stretching from Plaza Phoenix to Bandar Tun Hussein Onn in Cheras) at a tender price of RM764 million.
- 8 March 2012: MRT Corp announced the pre-qualification of 28 companies to bid for six System Works Packages for the MRT Sungai BUloh–Kajang line. Subsequently, in August 2012, another 31 companies were pre-qualified to bid for the remaining five System Works Packages.
- 20 March 2012: MRT Corp announced the appointment of MMC Gamuda as the Underground Works Contractor for the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang line. The scope of work for the contract included, among others, the construction of seven underground stations and the tunnels for the 9.5 km underground alignment of the line. The contract was valued at RM8.2 billion.
- 1 August 2012: MRT Corp announced that the project was now in active construction phase.
- December 2012: MRT Corp announced that the project cost would not exceed the limit of RM 23 billion, adding that its first MRT line is expected for completion by July 2017. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Najib Razak revealed that the first phase construction of MRT project can be wrapped up by the end of 2016.
- 30 May 2013: Tunnel excavation works for the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line began with the world's first Variable Density Tunnel Boring Machine. Commencement of tunnelling works was launched by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak at the Cochrane Launch Shaft, which would later become the Cochrane MRT station.
- 29 June 2014: The first two train car bodies arrived in Westport, Port Klang, Selangor. The train will be assembled in the country’s first train assembly plant in Rasa, Hulu Selangor. The purpose built plant for the KVMRT project is solely owned and operated by SMH Rail Sdn Bhd. SMH Rail had a consortium partnership with Siemens AG and Siemens Malaysia. Work to assemble the trains began immediately after the first two train car bodies arrived in Westport. The time taken to assemble one train set is about 30 days. The plant has two assembly lines, allowing work on four trains sets to be carried out at the same time.
- 30 November 2014: Another 14 train car bodies had arrived.
- 2 September 2016: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak takes first MRT train ride from Semantan MRT station to Phileo Damansara MRT station and back to Semantan station after taking a look around Phileo Damansara station.
- 16 December 2016: Phase 1 from the Sungai Buloh station to Semantan MRT station become operational.
- 18 December 2016: MRT Corp confirms cost of 51 km of SBK line would be RM21 billion. .
- 17 July 2017: Phase Two of the line from Semantan MRT station to Kajang station began operations.
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