Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya MRT line

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Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya line
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Rapid KL (brand)
MRT SSP Platform at Kwasa Damansara.jpg
MRT SSP Platform 3 at SBK04 Kwasa Damansara
Overview
Native name MRT Laluan Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya
Type Rapid transit
System KVMRT Line 2 (MRT2)Cityflo 650 CBTC
Status Under construction
Termini Kwasa Damansara
Kampung Batu (Phase 1)
Putrajaya Sentral (Phase 2)
Stations 37
Services Sungai BulohKuala LumpurSerdangPutrajaya
Line number  12  Gold
Website mymrt.com.my
Operation
Planned opening Phase 1: July 2021; 2 years' time (2021-07)
Kwasa DamansaraKampung Batu
Phase 2: July 2022; 3 years' time (2022-07)
Kampung BatuPutrajaya Sentral
Owner Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp)
Operator(s) Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd (Prasarana Malaysia Berhad)
Conduction system Automated and driverless
Depot(s) Sungai Buloh Depot & Serdang Depot
Rolling stock 58 Hyundai Rotem four-car trains
Proposed rolling stock image
Technical
Line length 52.2 km (32.4 mi)
Elevated: 38.75 km (24.08 mi)
Underground: 13.5 km (8.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Third rail, 750 VDC
Route map
GKLKV Integrated Transit Map -KwongTN.svg
Location of Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya MRT line

The MRT Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya line will be the twelfth rail transit line, the fourth fully automated and driverless rail system in Klang Valley area. It is a part of the larger rail transport system in Kuala Lumpur known as Greater KL/Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. The line is numbered 12 and coloured gold on transit map.

It is one of three planned rail lines under Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project by MRT Corp. The Phase 1 between Kwasa Damansara and Kampung Batu expected to be operational by July 2021. The remaining line is expected to be operational in 2022.

The approved rail alignment is 52.2km in length, of which 13.5km is underground. A total of 37 stations, 11 of them underground, will be built. The line will stretch from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya and will include densely populated areas Sri Damansara, Kepong, Batu, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Tun Razak, KLCC, Tun Razak Exchange, Kuchai Lama, Seri Kembangan and Cyberjaya. It is expected to have a ridership of 533,000 passengers per day once completed.

Chronology[edit]

SBK04 Kwasa Damansara cross-platform interchange station between Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line and the Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya line will commence in 2021.
SBK04 Kwasa Damansara station Level 2 island platform
SBK04 Kwasa Damansara level and platform signage, showing platforms 3 and 4 dedicated for the Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya line.
Tun Razak Exchange Station Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya line future platform
  • 13 October 2014 – The 2nd MRT line is now planned to be from Sungai Buloh, Selayang to Pandan;[1] instead of from Kuala Lumpur to Port Klang.[2][3][4]
  • 3 December 2014 – During a briefing of the 1st MRT line, the MRT CEO revealed more details about the 2nd line. He had said that the line will be 59.5 km long with 49.3 km will be elevated and 10.2 km will be underground. There will be 40 stations where 31 will be elevated and 9 will be underground. Construction is expected to begin by November 2015 will approval and public discussion starts in early 2015.[5][6]
  • 12 February 2015 – MRT Corp prepares tender for MRT2, project display in Q2.[7]
  • 16 March 2015 – MRT2 from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya has been approved by the Federal government.[8] The project was allocated RM23 billion in the Budget 2015.[9]
  • 2 April 2015 – New alignment for MRT2 proposed.[10] The alignment south of Tun Razak Exchange was then altered drastically to provide connectivity with the proposed High Speed Rail project. With this revision, the line stands at 52.2 km long with a total of 36 stations. Of these, 11 are underground while 25 are elevated.
  • 22 April 2015 – Department of Environment (DOE)'s Detailed Environment Impact Assessment (DEIA) for MRT2 (SSP Line) (Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line) is available for download from their website.
  • 14 May 2015 – Details of MRT2 project on public display start on 15 May 2015. The public can visit the SPAD office, MRT Corp offices, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Selayang Municipal Council and Petaling Jaya City Council, with roadshows, primarily at shopping malls near the MRT2 alignment.[11]
  • 12 August 2016 – On the MRT2 project, the groundbreaking ceremony was expected to be held at end of the month of August 2016 or early September 2016. [12]
  • 15 September 2016 – Construction on the SSP line launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Putrajaya Sentral MRT station by former Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak.[13]
  • 31 March 2017 – The line is 5.3% completed. [14]
  • 24 May 2017 – 7.5% of the line was completed. For the elevated section, progress of the first and second packages are at 20.9% and 10.3% respectively with increased works being seen from Jalan Kuala Selangor to Jalan Kepong. Whereas for underground works, the work progress was at 8.7%. [15]
  • June 2017 – The line is 10.25% completed, based on the video released by MRT Corp in 18 December 2017.
  • 5 September 2017 – The line has reached the completion of 12.05% and expected to reach 19% by the end of 2017. The underground works will commence by the first quarter of 2018 with the arrival of 2 Tunnel Boring Machine (TBMs) within 2-3 weeks and another 2 of them by early next year. [16][17]
  • 26 September 2017 – The project director Datuk Amiruddin Ma’aris mentioned the line is currently achieved completion of 13.70%. [18]
  • 28 September 2017 – According to the MRT Corp director of underground works for the SSP line, Blaise Mark Pearce, 23% of the underground works for the SSP Line were expected to be completed by the end of 2017. [19]
  • 10 October 2017 – An explosion has occurred at the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station construction site in Bandar Malaysia. According to the police, it was believed that the explosion happened because of an old unexploded bomb from the Second World War through the initial investigation. Three Bangladesh workers were seriously injured and two of them lost their legs while another suffered injuries on the hands and legs. [20]
  • 13 October 2017 – Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has won the prestigious “Be Inspired Awards 2017” for its use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction of MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line. [21]
  • 13 November 2017 – The first Tunnel Boring Machine arrived in Port Klang and delivered to site. The rest are expected to arrive in coming weeks. [22]
  • 18 December 2017 – MRT Corp released a video describing the progress of the SSP line from 2016 to 2017 in YouTube. The progress is described in packages. The progress statistics are: 23.68%, 15.43%, 9.05%, 10.32%, 35.31% and 11.51% respectively for packages V201, V202, V203, V210, Serdang Depot and underground. [23]
  • 1 January 2018 – Malaysia's 1st shopping mall, Ampang Park, is officially ceased its operation in order to make way to the construction of the Ampang Park station under such line.
  • 18 February 2018 – The line has achieved 21% completion. The final Tunnel Boring Machine for the SSP Line is expected to be launched by mid-2019. [24]
  • 1 March 2018 – Underground works commenced with the first Tunnel Boring Machine. The launching is done at the shaft located at the Bandar Malaysia North MRT station. The line has achieved 22% completion according to the CEO of the MRT Corp, Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar. [25]
  • 3 March 2018 – A construction worker died while two others survived when a launching gantry at an MRT construction site in Jalan Jinjang (Work Package V203), collapsed at around 11:40pm. [26]
  • 23 April 2018 – The Director of Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations from MRT Corp, Dato' Najmuddin Abdullah, says the line is now completed at the progress of more than 24%. [27]
  • 11 July 2018 – The line was close to 30% complete as at early July, according to the project director Datuk Amiruddin Ma’aris. [28]

Stations[edit]

Following the initial proposal during the public display period, 37 stations have been approved along 52.2 km of track.[29]

The stations listed below are as displayed on the government website for the draft environmental impact assessment.[30] All the station names are interim and subject to change.

28 (23 elevated + 1 half-sunken + 4 underground) out of 35 stations (excluding the ones in MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line) are expected to have feeder bus services.

Code Working Name Platform type Position Park & Ride Feeder Bus Interchange/Notes
 SBK04  Kwasa Damansara Stacked Island Elevated N/A Kwasa Damansara station, along with the adjoining Sungai Buloh and Kampong Selamat stations are on the SBK Line. However, once operations commence on the SSP Line, these three stations will be annexed by the SSP Line, thus making Kwasa Damansara the interchange station between SBK and SSP Line.
 SBK03  RRI Side Elevated - - Reserved station
 SBK02  Kampung Selamat Side Elevated N/A 1 line from SBK

(T104)

The famous beverage store, Tealive can be found in this station.
 SBK01  KA09  Sungai Buloh Island Elevated 5 lines from SBK (T100, T101, T102, T103, T105) Exit paid area station to Port Klang Line and KTM ETS services.
Stage 1 (Opening July 2021)
 SSP01  Damansara Damai Island Elevated N/A
 SSP02  Sri Damansara West Island Elevated
 SSP03  Sri Damansara East Side Elevated
 SSP04  KA08  Kepong Sentral Island Elevated Exit paid area station to Port Klang Line.
 SSP05  Metro Prima Island Elevated N/A
 SSP06  Kepong Baru Island Elevated N/A
 SSP07  Jinjang Island Elevated
 SSP08  Sri Delima Island Elevated N/A
 SSP09  KC03  Kampung Batu Island Elevated N/A Exit paid area station to Seremban Line.
 SSP10  KC02  Kentonmen Side Elevated Exit paid area station to Seremban Line. As for the news in March 2018, this station will be the terminus for Phase 1 instead of Kampung Batu.
Stage 2 (Opening July 2022)
 SSP11  Jalan Ipoh Island Half-sunken N/A
 SSP12  Sentul West Island Underground N/A Interchange with proposed Circle Line.
 SSP13  SP3  AG3  MR11  Titiwangsa Island Underground N/A N/A Interchange station with Ampang Line, Sri Petaling Line and KL Monorail.
 SSP14  Hospital Kuala Lumpur Island Underground N/A N/A
 SSP15  Kampung Baru North Island Underground N/A N/A
 SSP16  KJ09  Ampang Park Stacked Underground N/A N/A Interchange station with LRT Kelana Jaya Line.
 SSP17  KLCC East Stacked Underground N/A N/A
 SSP18  Conlay Island Underground N/A N/A
 SSP19   SBK20  Tun Razak Exchange Stacked Island Underground N/A 1 line from SBK

(T407)

Located nearby the proposed Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD)[31]
Cross-platform interchange with Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line.
 SSP20   AG11  SP11  Chan Sow Lin Island Underground N/A Interchange with Ampang Line & Sri Petaling Line.
 SSP21  Bandar Malaysia North Island Underground N/A
 SSP22  Bandar Malaysia South Island Underground N/A Interchange with proposed KLSG HSR line, KTM and KLIA Transit.
 SSP23  Kuchai Lama Island Elevated
 SSP24  Taman Naga Emas Island Elevated
 SSP25  SP16  Sungai Besi Side Elevated Interchange with Sri Petaling Line.
 SSP25A  Technology Park Island Elevated Provisional station
 SSP26  Serdang Raya North Island Elevated
 SSP27  Serdang Raya South Island Elevated
 SSP28  Seri Kembangan Island Elevated N/A
 SSP29  Universiti Putra Malaysia Island Elevated
 SSP30  Taman Universiti Side Elevated - - Provisional station
 SSP31  Equine Park Island Elevated
 SSP32  Taman Putra Permai Island Elevated N/A
 SSP33  16 Sierra Island Elevated N/A
 SSP34  Cyberjaya North Island Elevated
 SSP35  Cyberjaya City Centre Island Elevated N/A
 SSP36  KT3   Putrajaya Sentral Island Elevated Interchange with KLIA Transit & proposed Putrajaya Monorail.

Station Concepts[32][edit]

The proposed design for the elevated stations is based on the “Serambi” concept. This concept is focused on inspiring interaction/ communication at a foyer/ entrance space of a house, hall,.i.e. entrance space at a “rumah kampung” or “rumah panjang”. The design opted is a simple. timeless design: which is derived from various design concepts, including that of the Japanese “Zen” concept. Other aspects include open space, natural lighting & ventilation, and natural visual effects via play of lighting & shadows.

Compared to the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line elevated station design, the columns have been pushed to the sides of the station, giving the station an open and airy feel.

Whereas for underground stations, each of them will carry its own individual theme. The proposed designs range from preserving the rustic, reflecting tidal rhythm, promotiong well-being, vibrancy, pulse of life, discovering culture, molding forms, inspired by nature to streamlined flow.

Rolling stock[edit]

The rolling stock will be provided by HAP Consortium which consists of Hyundai Rotem, Apex Communications and POSCO Engineering. The trains are assumed to be driverless with a capacity of 1,200 passengers in a 4-car trainsets formation.[33]

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

Exact rolling stock details have not yet been released.

The 4-car trainsets will be maintained at 2 purpose built facilities, Sungai Buloh and Serdang depots, located nearby Kwasa Damansara and the proposed Taman Universiti stations respectively.[34]

References[edit]

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