Pasar Seni station

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 KJ14   SBK16 
Pasar Seni
Rapid KL (brand)
Light rapid transit and rapid transit station
SBK Line Pasar Seni LRT-MRT Link Bridge 4.jpg
View when transferring from the Pasar Seni LRT station to the MRT station.
Other names 中央艺术坊 (Chinese)
தங் வாங்கி (Tamil)
Location Nearby Central Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Owned by  KJ14  Prasarana Malaysia
 SBK16  MRT Corp
Operated by Rapid Rail
Line(s)  5  Kelana Jaya Line
 9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4

Connecting station to  1  &  2  at  KA02  Kuala Lumpur

Integrated station between  KJ14  and  SBK16  via a 65 metres paid-to-paid linkway
Structure type

 KJ14  Elevated

 SBK16  Underground
Parking Available at nearby KTM station
Bicycle facilities Not available
Disabled access Available
Other information
Station code  KJ14   SBK16 
Opened  KJ14  1 September 1998
 SBK16  17 July 2017
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Gombak
Kelana Jaya Line
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
towards Sungai Buloh
Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line
Phase 2
towards Kajang

The Pasar Seni station is an integrated rapid transit station in Kuala Lumpur that is served by the Kelana Jaya Line and the 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.

It is made up of two separate stations - the older elevated Kelana Jaya Line station which opened on 1 September 1998[1] whilst the newer underground Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line station which was opened on 17 July 2017[2]. A pedestrian bridge and escalators links the paid areas of both stations, allowing commuters to conveniently transfer between the Kelana Jaya Line and the 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  KA02  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[edit]

View of the elevated Pasar Seni LRT Station and the glass entrances of the underground MRT station.
The Pasar Seni LRT platform.
View of platform level of the MRT station.

LRT station[edit]

The elevated Pasar Seni LRT Station is served by the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and was opened on 1 September 1998 when Phase One of what was then known as the PUTRA LRT system began operations.[1]

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  KA02  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.

MRT station[edit]

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, which is located next to Masjid Jamek, the preceding station on the Kelana Jaya Line.[3] The MRT tunnels in this station is located only 300 meters from the opening of the Kelana Jaya Line's tunnel (towards Masjid Jamek).

LRT-MRT Link[edit]

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.

Station layout[edit]

L2 LRT Platform Level Platform 1:  5  Kelana Jaya Line towards  KJ1  Gombak (→)
Island platform, Doors will open on the right
Platform 2:  5  Kelana Jaya Line towards  KJ37  Putra Heights (←)
L1 KJ Line Concourse
LRT-MRT Linkway
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  KA02  Kuala Lumpur station.
G Street Level Entrances A and B, Bus Terminal, Taxi Terminal, Shops, RapidKL concession ticket counter
B2 SBK Line Concourse MRT Station Control, MRT Customer Service Office, Ticketing Machines, Fare gates
B4 MRT Platform Level Platform 1:  9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards  SBK35  Kajang (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2:  9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards  SBK1  Sungai Buloh (←)

Exits and Entrances[edit]

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
Entrance Location Destination Picture
1 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,  KA02  Kuala Lumpur station
KJ Line Pasar Seni Entrance 5.jpg
LRT-MRT linkway
Concourse level LRT Integrated ticketing link MRT SBK Line Pasar Seni LRT-MRT Link Bridge 2.jpg
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) SBK Line Pasar Seni Entrance A 2.jpg
B East side of Jalan Sultan Mohamed Jalan Bandar Traffic Police Headquarters, Jalan Sultan Mohamed Bus Hub SBK Line Pasar Seni Entrance B 3.jpg
LRT-MRT Linkway
Concourse level escalator to elevated link LRT Integrated ticketing link MRT SBK Line Pasar Seni LRT-MRT Linkway 1.jpg

Around the station[edit]



LRT station[edit]

MRT station[edit]

LRT-MRT link[edit]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°08′33″N 101°41′43″E / 3.14250°N 101.69528°E / 3.14250; 101.69528