Pasar Seni station
|LRT and MRT station|
View when transferring from the Pasar Seni LRT station to the MRT station.
|Other names||ڤاسر سني (Jawi)
தங் வாங்கி (Tamil)
|Location||Nearby Central Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Owned by||Prasarana Malaysia
|Operated by||Rapid Rail|
|Line(s)||Kelana Jaya Line
Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line
|Platforms||2 island platform|
Connecting station to Kuala Lumpur
1 September 1998|
17 July 2017
The Pasar Seni station is an integrated rapid transit station in Kuala Lumpur that is served by the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. The station is named after the nearby Central Market (known as Pasar Seni or "Art Market" in Malay) and is located near Petaling Street and the area known as the Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur.
The comprises two separate stations - the older elevated LRT station opened in 1 September 1998 and the newer underground MRT station which was opened on 17 July 2017 - with a pedestrian bridge and escalators linking the paid areas of both stations, thus allowing commuters to conveniently transfer between the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.
The station is located next to the Jalan Sultan Mohamed bus hub with buses to Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Subang Jaya as well as GOKL buses. Pedestrian bridges also link the station with Kuala Lumpur station, which is served by the KTM Komuter and KTM ETS services; Kuala Lumpur General Post Office and the Dayabumi building.
Station features and history
The station has two elevated levels; a concourse level and a platform level above it, with an island platform configuration with two platforms.
The station entrance is on the Concourse Level which is accessed via escalators, stairs and lifts from Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Jalan Sultan Mohamed. Also at the Concourse Level are the fare gates, ticketing machines, Customer Service Counter, convenience store and bakery. The link bridges to the Kuala Lumpur station, Kuala Lumpur General Post Office and Dayabumi are also at the Concourse Level.
The ground level of the station is occupied by several bus lanes of the Jalan Sultan Mohamed bus hub. There is also a Rapid Bus Customer Service Office. Covered walkways link the station with the bus hub.
The underground MRT station began operations on 17 July 2017 when Phase Two of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line was opened.
The station was constructed at the site formerly occupied by the Klang Bus Stand, Plaza Wawasan Complex and the UO Shopping Centre. These three buildings were demolished in 2012 to make way for the MRT station to be constructed.
The station has three underground levels - Concourse Level, Plant Room Level (not accessible to public) and Platform Level - beneath the ground level plaza.
The design of the station entrance buildings at the ground level is based on the quartz found at Bukit Tabur quartz range in Gombak, Selangor, while the theme for the station's interior design is "Confluence", taken from the confluence between the Gombak and Klang Rivers a short distance away at Masjid Sultan Abdul Samad, formerly known as Masjid Jamek. The MRT tunnels in this station is located only 300 meters from the opening of the Kelana Jaya Line's tunnel (towards Masjid Jamek).
The Pasar Seni LRT and MRT stations are connected by a pedestrian bridge over Jalan Sultan Mohamed. The bridge connects directly to the paid area of the LRT station's Concourse Level. On the MRT station side, escalators, stairs and lifts connect the pedestrian bridge directly to the paid area of the Concourse Level, which is the first underground level of the station.
The paid-to-paid link is labelled as Entrance C of the MRT station. It however only allows commuters to transfer between the LRT and MRT, and does not allow anyone out of the stations.
To accommodate this pedestrian bridge, the LRT station had to undergo some renovation. Besides removing the balustrade at the Concourse Level, the LRT station fare gates were also relocated closer to the entrance. A new service counter was also built replacing the older service counter.
|L2||Platform 1||Kelana Jaya Line towards Gombak (→)|
|Platform 2||Kelana Jaya Line towards (←) Putra Heights|
|L1||KJ Line Concourse
|Fare gates, Ticketing Machines, LRT Station Control, LRT Customer Service Office, LRT station entrance, Shops, Paid-to-paid pedestrian bridge between LRT and MRT stations, Pedestrian bridge to Kuala Lumpur station.|
|G||Street Level||Entrances A and B, Bus Terminal, Taxi Terminal, Shops, RapidKL concession ticket counter|
|B1||MRT SBK Line Concourse||MRT Station Control, MRT Customer Service Office, Ticketing Machines, Fare gates|
|B2||Platform 1||Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards Kajang (→)|
|Platform 2||Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards Sungai Buloh (←)|
Exits and Entrances
Pasar Seni station has a total of 3 entrances/exits - Entrance A to Jalan Sultan and Entrance B to Jalan Sultan Mohamed, both belong to the MRT station. Entrance C of the MRT station is the given name for the paid-to-paid pedestrian link bridge to the LRT station.
|Kelana Jaya Line station|
|LRT||South side of Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Jalan Sultan Mohamed Bus Hub,Central Market, Kuala Lumpur, Hang Kasturi Walk,
via walkway to Kuala Lumpur General Post Office, Dayabumi, Kuala Lumpur station
|Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line station|
|A||South side of Jalan Sultan
Kuala Lumpur Chinatown (Petaling Street, Jalan Sultan, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Jalan Panggong)
|B||East side of Jalan Sultan Mohamed
Jalan Bandar Traffic Police Headquarters, Jalan Sultan Mohamed Bus Hub
Around the station
- Central Market
- Dayabumi Complex
- Lee Rubber Building
- Petaling Street (Chinatown)
- Victoria Institution first generation building (1894 - 1929)
- KL Guan Di Temple
- Sin Sze Si Ya Temple
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- "Artist's impression of the first generation VI building in the 1920s with the KTM station in the background". Retrieved 1 April 2017.
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- "Guan Di Temple, Chinatown Kuala Lumpur - Attractions - Wonderful Malaysia". www.wonderfulmalaysia.com.
- "Sin Sze Si Ya Temple - Oldest Taoist Temple in Kuala Lumpur".