Plaza Rakyat LRT station
|light rapid transit station|
56000 WP Kuala Lumpur
|Owned by||Prasarana Malaysia|
|Operated by||Rapid Rail|
|Line(s)||Sri Petaling Line|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Walking distance to Merdeka for Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line|
|Opened||16 December 1996|
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.
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.
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.
|Platform 1||Sri Petaling Line
towards (→) Sentul Timur
|Platform 2||Sri Petaling Line
towards or Putra Heights Interchange via Ampang (←) Chan Sow Lin
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops, Footbridge to Methodist Boys' Secondary School, Pudu Sentral and Jalan Pudu.|
Around the station
- Maybank Tower
- Petaling Street
- Pudu Sentral
- Confucian Private Secondary School
- Methodist Boys' School
- Merdeka MRT station (Will be opening on July, 2017)
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