PWTC LRT station
|Light rapid transit (LRT) station|
Platform view of the station.
|Other names||布特拉世界贸易中心 (Chinese)|
புத்ரா உலக வர்த்தக மையம் (Tamil)
50350 WP Kuala Lumpur
|Owned by||Prasarana Malaysia|
|Operated by||Rapid Rail|
|Line(s)||Ampang Line |
Sri Petaling Line
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Connecting station to Putra via 400 meters walking distance.|
|Opened||16 December 1996|
PWTC LRT station is an LRT station in Kuala Lumpur that is served by the RapidKL Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line. PWTC stands for Putra World Trade Center which is a main convention and exhibition centre in Kuala Lumpur. PWTC has become the preferred venue for local and international conventions, concerts and other prestigious events in Malaysia. The station is located at Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle and only 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and within easy walking distant of a mall, restaurants, entertainment centres and 3 - 5 star hotels.
Also, about a 400-metre walk from the station, there is the Putra Komuter station served by the Seremban Line and Port Klang Line. Sunway Putra Mall shopping complex is located right next to the station.
The station was opened on middle of 1998, as part of the second phase of the STAR system's opening. For the second phase, it consists of a 12 km extension from Chan Sow Lin LRT station in Kuala Lumpur to Sri Petaling and a 3 km extension from Sultan Ismail to Sentul. 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 station is a typical elevated Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line station. The platform level is on the topmost floor, consisting of two sheltered side platforms along a double tracked line; there is a single concourse housing ticketing facilities between the ground level and the platform level. The design is similar to that of most other stations on the line, with multi-tiered roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars. All levels are linked by stairways and escalators.
|Platform 1||Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines common route towards Sentul Timur (→)|
|Platform 2||Ampang Line towards Ampang or Sri Petaling Line towards Putra Heights Interchange (←)|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops, Bridge to Sunway Putra Mall and Putra Komuter station|
|G||Street Level||Gombak River, Jalan Putra|
Places of interest
- Putra World Trade Centre
- Sunway Putra Mall Shopping Centre and Sunway Putra Hotel
- Dynasty Hotel Kuala Lumpur