Maluri station

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 AG13  SBK22 
Maluri LRT station
ÆON logo.svg-Maluri MRT station
LRT and MRT station
SBK Line Maluri Station Entrance D 2.jpg
Entrance to Maluri MRT station.
Other names مالوري (Jawi alphabet)
马鲁里 (Chinese)
மலுரி (Tamil)
Location Jalan Cheras, Taman Miharja, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Malaysia
Coordinates 3°7′23.74″N 101°43′37.06″E / 3.1232611°N 101.7269611°E / 3.1232611; 101.7269611Coordinates: 3°7′23.74″N 101°43′37.06″E / 3.1232611°N 101.7269611°E / 3.1232611; 101.7269611
Owned by Prasarana Malaysia
Line(s)  3  Ampang Line
 9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line
Platforms 2 Side platform (Ampang Line)
1 Island platform (Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line)
Tracks 2 (Elevated)
2 (Underground)
Connections Integrative station between  AG3  and  SBK22  via paid-to-paid linkway.
Construction
Structure type  AG3  Elevated
 SBK22  Underground
Parking Available with payment
Other information
Station code  AG13   SBK22 
History
Opened  3  16 December 1996
 9  17 July 2017
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Sentul Timur
Ampang Line
toward Ampang
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
towards Sungai Buloh
Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line
Phase 2
towards Kajang

The Maluri station is an integrated station for light rapid transit (LRT) and mass rapid transit (MRT) services[1] located on the eastern fringe of Kuala Lumpur near and named after Taman Maluri (Malay; English: Maluri Garden), a residential housing estate. The station is located along Jalan Cheras (Cheras Road) opposite the AEON-JUSCO Taman Maluri shopping centre. Beside the station is the Kerayong River.

The station comprises an elevated LRT station serving the LRT Ampang Line (formerly known as STAR, and the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines) which was opened in 1996, and the underground MRT station of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line which was opened on 17 July 2017. The two stations are connected via a paid-area-to-paid-area elevated pedestrian linkway.

Under the station naming rights granted by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp), the MRT station is called the Aeon-Maluri MRT Station.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The Maluri LRT station from the exterior.
The MRT station's Entrance B (left) and Entrance D (right) on either side of Jalan Cheras.
View of the LRT to MRT linkway at Maluri Station.

LRT station[edit]

The older elevated station serves the LRT Ampang Line which is built according to the standard design of the Ampang Line elevated stations.

It comprises two side platforms flanking the double elevated tracks, above a concourse level where the fare gates are located. Both platforms can be reached from the concourse level via stairways and escalators. There were no elevators, and hence, the station was not disabled-friendly until they were fitted in 2015.

MRT station[edit]

The MRT station is one of the seven underground stations of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. The underground station is built directly beneath Jalan Cheras. The station has two underground levels - a concourse level with fare gates, customer service office, toilets and machinery rooms - and a platform below with an island platform configuration.

The theme given for the design of the station is "New Generation" and features colourful panels on the exterior and interior walls of the station.[3][4]

Maluri MRT station is the last underground station (towards Kajang).

Exits and Entrances[edit]

The integrated station can be accessed via a total of four entrances, with three entrances belonging to the MRT station (Entrance A, Entrance B and Entrance D) and one belonging to the LRT station, which is not assigned any letter. All the entrances are located on either side of Jalan Cheras.

The MRT station entrance from/to the linkway to the LRT station is named Entrance C (see below) but it only leads to/from the LRT station and does not allow any direct access from outside.

The MRT station's three entrances have escalators, lifts and staircases. Details on where the entrances are located are described in the table below. All the entrances to the MRT station lead down to the station's underground concourse level from ground level while the entrance to the LRT station leads up from ground level to the concourse level.

From this concourse level, another flight of steps lead up to an overhead pedestrian bridge over Jalan Cheras to the Kajang-bound side of the road. At ground level, covered pedestrian walkways link the exit with entrances of the MRT station, and subsequently to the covered walkway to the Sunway Velocity Shopping Centre. However, LRT users wishing to go the mall can also utilise paid-to-paid linkway to exit via the MRT station entrances.

Ampang Line station
Code Destination Picture
LRT South side of Jalan Cheras
Jalan Cheras bus stop (KL-bound), Jalan Palong, Pedestrian bridge to north side of Jalan Cheras
Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line station
A North side of Jalan Cheras
AEON Taman Maluri, Taman Maluri
B South side of Jalan Cheras
Sunway Velocity Shopping Complex, Jalan Lombong, Jalan Galian
SBK Line Maluri Station Entrance B 1.jpg
C LRT-MRT Linkway
LRT Integrated ticketing link MRT
SBK Line Maluri Station Linkway 5.jpg
D North side of Jalan Cheras
Park and Ride, Maluri bus hub, Jalan Cheras bus stop (Kajang-bound), Jalan Jejaka, Wisma PGRM, Jalan Pudu Hulu, Taman Shamelin Perkasa
SBK Line Maluri Station Entrance D 1.jpg

LRT-MRT Linkway[edit]

The Maluri station comprises two separate station buildings which are connected via an elevated linkway. An elevated linkway connecting the paid areas of both the LRT and MRT stations allowing commuters to transfer between the LRT Ampang Line and the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line at this station..

The linkway was built together with the MRT station. It connects the LRT station at the paid area of the concourse level while at the MRT station, the linkway connects directly to Entrance C which is located one level above ground level. From Entrance C, escalators, a lift and staircase go directly down to the paid area of the concourse, which is located at the first underground level.

As the linkway is part of the paid area of both stations, there are no direct exits to the outside. Unlike the MRT station, the linkway is not air conditioned.

Station layout diagram[edit]

L2 LRT platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1 Ampang Line towards  AG11  SP11  Sentul Timur (→)
Platform 2 Ampang Line towards  AG8  Ampang (←)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
L1 LRT concourse/ MRT
Entrance C/ Linkway
Ticketing Machines, Faregates, Station Control, Staircase, Escalators and Lift to/from platform, Entrances to paid-to-paid pedestrian linkway
G Street Level Jalan Cheras, Maluri Bus Hub, Taxi Lay-by, Pedestrian Crossing, 7-Eleven store, Ramly Burger kiosk, clothing store and other shops, Entrance/Exit A to AEON Mall, Entrance/Exit B and pedestrian walkway to Sunway Velocity Mall, Entrance/Exit D to Maluri Bus Hub and Park and Ride
B1 MRT Concourse Station Control, Ticketing Machines, Faregates
B2 MRT Platform Level Platform 1 Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards  SBK35  Kajang (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2 Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards  SBK1  Sungai Buloh (←)

History[edit]

A platform view of the Maluri LRT station towards Miharja station
The LRT platform.

Ampang branch line[edit]

The alignment of the LRT Ampang Line at this location uses the alignment of the old Federated Malay States Railways tracks which ran from Ampang Junction where the Ampang branch line left the West Coast Main Line (between today's Chan Sow Lin LRT station and Miharja LRT station) to head to the branch line terminus at Ampang town (where today's Ampang Line depot is located).

This branch line was opened on 1 May 1914 and was mostly to cater to the tin mines in the Ampang area. However, no railway station is known to have existed at this location during this period.

The tracks crossed Jalan Cheras as a level crossing until the alignment was converted for the construction of the LRT in the 1990s where a railway bridge was built over the road.

LRT Ampang Line station[edit]

The LRT station constructed as part of the development of the STAR LRT project in the 1990s. It was completed and opened together with the line on December 16, 1996, along with 13 other stations between the Sultan Ismail and the Ampang.

The line was the first LRT line to be operational in Malaysia.

MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line station[edit]

Construction of the underground MRT station began in 2012 following the official launch of the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. The station is located beneath Jalan Cheras. As a result, throughout the construction of the station, various diversions of the road had to be carried out. Decking above the work site was also erected to enable traffic to run while station box excavation and other construction work proceeded underneath.

The station was opened on 17 July 2017 together with the opening of Phase Two of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line from Muzium Negara MRT station to Kajang station.

Nearby[edit]

  • AEON Taman Maluri Shopping Centre
  • Sunway Velocity Mall
  • Rapid Bus Maluri Depot
  • IPD Cheras

Gallery[edit]

LRT Station[edit]

MRT Station[edit]

LRT-MRT Linkway[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SBK Line Full Opening Boosts Coverage of Kuala Lumpur's Urban Rail Network" (PDF). Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Four Stations to Kick Off MRT Corp's Station Naming Rights Programme" (PDF). Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Seven hidden gems of the MRT". Thestar.com.my. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-09-04. 
  4. ^ "MRT stations designed to tell the story of M'sia". Thestar.com.my. 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2017-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Innovative designs for transit furniture". Thestar.com.my. 2016-05-01. Retrieved 2017-09-04.