Plaza Rakyat LRT station

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 SP8 
Plaza Rakyat
light rapid transit station
Plaza Rakyat LRT station.jpg
Location Jalan Pudu
56000 WP Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates 3°8′40″N 101°42′5″E / 3.14444°N 101.70139°E / 3.14444; 101.70139
Owned by Prasarana Malaysia
Operated by Rapid Rail
Line(s)  4  Sri Petaling Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Walking distance to  SBK15  Merdeka for  9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Parking Not available
Other information
Station code  SP8 
History
Opened 16 December 1996; 20 years ago (1996-12-16)
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Sentul Timur
Sri Petaling Line


Plaza Rakyat LRT station is an elevated rapid transit station in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The station is on the Ampang Line (originally known as Star, and later the Sri Petaling Lines). The station was opened on 16 December 1996, as part of the first phase of the Star system's opening, along with 13 adjoining stations along the Sultan Ismail to Ampang route.

History[edit]

The station is named after and located at the rear of Plaza Rakyat, a large mixed-use development project that was stalled during the economic crisis in 1997. Due to its proximity with Plaza Rakyat as it was opened, the concourse level of the Plaza Rakyat station was originally intended to directly link the south side of the complex.

With Plaza Rakyat incomplete, a 150-metre-long covered pedestrian bridge and walkway was provided to connect the station to the south of the nearby Pudu Sentral bus station. Due to the suspension of the construction project, the pedestrian bridge continues to serve passengers entering and leaving the station until now.

Station layout[edit]

The station was constructed in a significantly different style from a standard Ampang Line station. Whereas a typical Ampang Line station consists of a dedicated structure of a similar style of white facades and roofs supported by latticework, the station is embedded into the Plaza Rakyat project, with thick, untreated concrete pillars and ceilings, and exposed pipes. Curved sheets were added and pillars were painted to soften the rough appearance of the station's interior.

The platforms of the station are linked via escalators and stairways to a single concourse area just below the rapid transit line, where tickets are purchased. There is lift facilities in this station.


L2
Side platform
Platform 1 Sri Petaling Line
towards  SP1  Sentul Timur (→)
Platform 2 Sri Petaling Line
towards  SP31  Putra Heights Interchange or  AG8  Ampang via  AG1   SP11  Chan Sow Lin (←)
Side platform
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops, Footbridge to Methodist Boys' Secondary School, Pudu Sentral and Jalan Pudu.

Around the station[edit]

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