Maluri LRT Station
|Ampang Line rapid transit station|
A platform view of the Maluri station towards Miharja station
|Location||Jalan Cheras, Taman Miharja, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.|
|Owned by||Syarikat Prasarana Negara (2002 to present); operated by RapidKL.|
|Line(s)||Ampang Line (Sentul Timur-Ampang route) (1996 to present)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||December 16, 1996|
Maluri LRT station is a Malaysian elevated rapid transit station on the eastern fringe of Kuala Lumpur, situated near and named after Taman Maluri (Malay; English: Maluri Estate). The station is part of the Sri Petaling-Ampang branch of the Ampang Line (formerly known as STAR, and the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines).
Maluri station is located close to Jalan Cheras, close to Kerayong River, with access points towards the road and the eastern tip of Taman Miharja (Miharja Estate). As implied by name, Maluri station is intended to serve the locality of Taman Maluri to the northest[clarification needed], as well as surrounding housing estates, including Taman Pertama (First Estate) and Taman Kobena (Kobena Estate) to the southeast and a portion of Taman Miharja to the west. Taman Miharja is also partially served by the neighbouring Miharja station further southwest.
The Maluri station was built as an elevated station along two tracks for trains traveling in opposite direction. Like other elevated Ampang Line stations, the station consists primarily of two above-ground levels, albeit lower. The ticket area, serving as a concourse area between street level and the platforms above is located on a raised level over a base. The platform level is on the uppermost portion of the structure, containing the train tracks and two side platforms sheltered by roofs. Both platforms converge at the ticket area via stairways and escalators, but no elevators are provided. The principal styling of the station is alike most other stations in the line, featuring multi-tiered roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars.
The station is currently the only elevated station along the Chan-Sow Lin-Ampang route, owing to fact that the original KTM tracks close to the station crossed Jalan Cheras as a level crossing. During construction of STAR over the old KTM route, it became necessary to run the STAR line over the road to prevent frequent traffic stoppages and eliminate the possibility of collisions between the trains and road vehicles (similarly, certain roadways crossing the original tracks were also converted into elevated flyovers over levelled tracks). Maluri station, which was built directly southwest from the crossing, was thus required to adapt to the track's height.