Port Klang Line
|Port Klang Line|
|Native name||Laluan Pelabuhan Klang|
|Termini||Tanjung Malim |
|Services||Tanjung Malim - Port Klang|
|Opened||August 14, 1995|
|Owner||Keretapi Tanah Melayu|
|Operator(s)||Keretapi Tanah Melayu|
|Rolling stock||KTM Class 92 Komuter CSR EMU |
37 six-car trains
|Line length||126 km (78 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge|
|Electrification||Overhead 25 KV 50 Hz|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
2 - Port Klang Line
Port Klang Line (Malay: Laluan Pelabuhan Klang) is one of the three KTM Komuter Central Sector lines provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu. The electric trains run between Tanjung Malim and Port Klang. Prior to 15 December 2015, the northern terminus of this line was Batu Caves.
KTM Komuter is an electrified commuter train service first introduced in 1995, catering especially to commuters in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburban areas. It is a popular mode of transportation for commuters working in Kuala Lumpur, as they can travel to the city without the hassle of traffic congestion. Coaches are modern and air-conditioned. For those who drive to the stations/halts, 'Park & Ride' facility is provided at a nominal charge.
The line began as the Selangor Government Railway which connected Bukit Kuda just outside Klang to Kuala Lumpur, opened in September 1886. In 1890 a bridge across the Klang River was constructed, allowing the railway to be re-routed to Bukit Badak and henceforth towards downtown Klang. The line was extended towards Segambut and Rawang in 1892, as a branch line from the Resident station. The railway reached Kuala Kubu Bharu in 1894 and finally Port Klang in 1899.
In 1989 railbus services were offered on the Sentul-Port Klang stretch. The same stretch, along with the Rawang-Seremban stretch, were electrified in the 1990s. Electrification was later extended to Batu Caves in 2009.
|Station Code||Station Name||Platform type||Interchange station/Notes|
|Tanjung Malim||Island & Side||Northern terminus.
Cross-platform interchange to KTM ETS.
|Kuala Kubu Bharu||Side|
|Batang Kali||Side||Cross-platform interchange to KTM ETS.|
|Rawang||Island & Side||Cross-platform interchange to KTM ETS.|
|Sungai Buloh||Side||Interchange station, without paid integration, to Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line.
Cross-platform interchange to KTM ETS.
|Kepong Sentral||Side||Future interchange to Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya Line.
Cross-platform interchange to KTM ETS.
|Segambut||Side||RapidKL bus route 190 to Mont Kiara and Sri Hartamas.|
|Putra||Side||Cross-platform interchange to Seremban Line.|
|Bank Negara||Side||Cross-platform interchange to Seremban Line.|
|Kuala Lumpur||Island & Side||Cross-platform interchange to Seremban Line and KTM ETS.|
|KL Sentral||Island||Cross-platform interchange to Seremban Line, Skypark Link and KTM ETS.
Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:
|Abdullah Hukum||Side||Interchange station, without paid area integration, to Kelana Jaya Line and serves the KL Eco City development project. LRT |
Pedestrian link bridge to Mid Valley Megamall via The Gardens Mall (i.e. Mid Valley Station on the Seremban Line) is also being constructed (expected to open in 2019)
|Angkasapuri||Side||Half-hourly shuttle buses to University of Malaya are available.|
|Petaling||Island & Side|
|Kampung Dato Harun||Side|
|Setia Jaya||Island & Side||Interchange station, without paid area integration, to Sunway-Setia Jaya for the BRT Sunway Line.|
|Subang Jaya||Side||Interchange station, without paid area integration, to Kelana Jaya Line.
Cross-platform interchange to Skypark Link.
|Shah Alam||Island & Side|
|Klang||Island & Side||Future nterchange to Bandar Utama-Klang Line.LRT|
|Kampung Raja Uda||Side|
|Jalan Kastam||Island & Side|
|Port Klang||Island||Western terminus.
Exit to Port Klang International Passenger Terminal to Pulau Ketam, Selangor, Malaysia & Dumai, Indonesia.
KTM Komuter Trial Route
A new route for KTM Komuter services was introduced in preparation of the infrastructure upgrading works in the Klang Valley Double Tracking project in April 2016. It aimed to increase the frequency and the smooth running of the KTM ETS, KTM Komuter, KTM Intercity & Freight at the Central Sector.
The original Port Klang Line from Batu Caves-Port Klang was changed to Rawang-Port Klang effective 15 December 2015.
Former Rawang—Tanjung Malim shuttle service
The KTM Komuter service was expanded to include three new stations beyond Rawang on April 21, 2007 under what was then known as the Rawang-Rasa shuttle service. The stations were Serendah, Batang Kali, and Rasa.
This 22 km stretch was the first portion of the Rawang-Ipoh double tracking and electrification project to become operational. The service was extended to Kuala Kubu Bharu on January 5, 2008. It was further extended to Tanjung Malim on June 1, 2009 and the service was renamed as the Rawang-Tanjung Malim shuttle service.
Until 11 July 2016, passengers had to disembark at Rawang and transfer to the Rawang-Tanjung Malim shuttle service for stations north of Rawang. Service ran at 30 minutes interval. The first and last trains to leave Rawang are at 05:42 and 21:24 while the first and last trains leaving Tanjung Malim are at 05:42 and 21:54. Journey time between Rawang and Tanjung Malim is 45 minutes.
Beginning 12 July 2016, the Rawang-Tanjung Malim shuttle was terminated and was fully integrated into the Port Klang Line as a through service, with trains running all the way to Tanjung Malim.
Since May 2018 there is a branch line of the Port Klang Line - known as Skypark Link - that serves the Subang Airport. Branded as an express service, the line shares tracks with ordinary Port Klang Line services between KL Sentral and Terminal Skypark without stopping at the stations in between. The line branches off to Subang Airport after Subang Jaya station.
Service suspension at city centre and Segambut stations
Beginning 3 June 2018, Port Klang Line services at three stations in downtown Kuala Lumpur - Putra station, Bank Negara station and the old Kuala Lumpur station, as well as the Segambut station will be unavailable during off-peak hours, i.e. between 8 am and 6 pm, to facilitate track upgrading services.
For the three city-centre stations - Putra, Bank Negara and Kuala Lumpur, Port Klang-bound trains will serve the stations between 06:30 and 07:50, while Tanjong Malim-bound trains will call at the stations between 17:45 and 19:45.
For Segambut station, only six trains will serve the station everyday: three towards Tanjong Malim in the morning, and three towards Port Klang in the evening. Free shuttle buses on the route KTM3, provided by rapidKL, provides a link between Segambut station and KL Sentral.
During off-peak hours, trains will only shuttle between KL Sentral and Port Klang, and between Tanjong Malim and Kepong stations only. An hourly shuttle service between Klang and Setia Jaya is also introduced. Passengers can still connect to Kuala Lumpur city centre on the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line at Sungai Buloh and Muzium Negara, or on the LRT Kelana Jaya Line at Subang Jaya and Abdullah Hukum.
The line uses KTM Class 92 trains in 6 car formations.
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- KTM Komuter official website
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