Sentul Timur LRT station
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|rapid transit station|
Sentul Timur as viewed from outside the station.
Bandar Baru Sentul
51000 WP Kuala Lumpur
|Owned by||Prasarana Malaysia|
|Operated by||Rapid Rail|
|Line(s)||LRT Sri Petaling Line|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||December 16, 1996|
Sentul Timur LRT station or Sentul Timur is the terminal and above ground station for the two sub-lines of the Sri Petaling Line. The station is located in Sentul, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, which is surrounded by medium density low cost housing developments. Pangsapuri Melur is the nearest residential properties to this station.
Sentul is a main town area in Kuala Lumpur. It is divided into two sections namely Sentul Barat (West Sentul) and Sentul Timur (East Sentul). Jalan Sentul and Jalan Ipoh are the two major roads servicing this area.
Although, not an interchange officially, commuters may walk up to the Sentul Komuter station from Sentul Timur station or walk down to the Sentul Komuter station from Sentul Timur. It takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes for the walking distance.
The station is served by Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line. Opened in 1998 as part of the line's second phase of development, the station was intended to connect Sentul Timur to other parts of the city and surrounding areas. Under Phase 2, a 15 km track with 11 stations was built to serve the northern and southern areas of Kuala Lumpur to cater for the Commonwealth Village and National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, during the KL Commonwealth Games in 1998.
On 27 October 2006, a six-coach LRT train which came in from Ampang overshot the end of the elevated tracks at the end of this station, resulting in the front half of the first coach dangling in the air about 25 m above the ground. Only a lone driver was on board when the incident took place. Only Sentul Timur endured service disruption for 20 minutes that day.
The station is a typical elevated Ampang Line station, the platform level is on the topmost floor, consisting of two sheltered side platforms along a double tracked line; there is a single concourse housing ticketing facilities between the ground level and the platform level. The design is similar to that of most other stations on the line, with multi-tiered roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars. All levels are linked by stairways and escalators.
|Platform 1||Not in service|
|Platform 2||Sri Petaling Line
towards via Ampang or Chan Sow Lin (←) Putra Heights Interchange
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops|
|G||Street Level||Jalan 2/48A|