Skypark Link

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Skypark Link
 10 
Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM Komuter
Skypark Link train at Terminal Skypark 13 Dec 2018.jpg
Skypark Link train-set at Terminal Skypark station.
Overview
Native nameKTM Laluan Skypark
TypeAirport rail link - Limited express
SystemKTM Komuter
LocaleKuala Lumpur - Subang Jaya - Subang Airport
Termini KS01  KL Sentral
 KS03  Terminal Skypark
Stations3 + 2 reserve stations
ServicesKL Sentral - Subang Jaya - Terminal Skypark
Line number 10  (Brown)
Operation
Opened1 May 2018; 18 months ago (2018-05-01)
OwnerKeretapi Tanah Melayu
Operator(s)Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Conduction systemWith driver
CharacterGround and elevated
Depot(s)Sentul
Rolling stockKTM Class 83 EMU
Five 3-car trainsets
Technical
Line length24 km (15 mi)
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Route map
MYS Route Map KOM SL v2.svg
10 - Skypark Link
 1   2 
KA01
KL Sentral
KTM ETS  1   2   5   6   7   8   9 
 1 
KD01
Abdullah Hukum
KD02
Angkasapuri
KD03
Pantai Dalam
KD04
Petaling
KD05
Jalan Templer
KD06
Kampung Dato Harun
KD07
Seri Setia
KD08
Setia Jaya
KD09
Subang Jaya Parking oBike
 2   5 
 2 
Glenmarie
(KTM)
Sri Subang
Terminal Skypark Parking

Interchange stations

integrated paid area
single fare trip
non-integrated paid area
multiple fare trips

Skypark Link is a limited express train service in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) and Subang Airport. It is Malaysia's second airport rail link service, after the Express Rail Link (KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit).

The service shares the same tracks as the Port Klang Line between KL Sentral and Subang Jaya, however they diverge after Subang Jaya, with one set of tracks heading towards Subang Airport and the other towards Port Klang. Ordinary Port Klang Line trains stops at all stations between KL Sentral and Subang Jaya, while the Skypark Link runs non-stop between them. The Skypark Link is operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd.[1][2] One new station, the Terminal Skypark station, located opposite Subang Airport, is built to serve the line. Two reserve stations were planned between Subang Jaya and Terminal Skypark, but are currently not constructed.

The line is one of the components of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. It is numbered  10  and coloured Brown on official transit maps.

Line information[edit]

Route[edit]

Location of Skypark Link
Skypark Link route map showing the skipped stations

The 26km Skypark Link commenced operations on 1 May 2018 and runs between KL Sentral and Subang Skypark with a stop in Subang Jaya. In contrast to ordinary Port Klang Line services, after leaving Subang Jaya, the Skypark Link skips all stations between Setia Jaya and Abdullah Hukum, both stations inclusive.

The journey time from KL Sentral to Subang Skypark is 30 minutes.

Operations began 1 May 2018 with free rides available until the end of the year[3]. Free rides were only provided for trips that begin or end at Terminal Skypark; no free rides were given for trips between KL Sentral and Subang Jaya only.

Stations[edit]

The three stations served by Skypark Link are, from east to west:

Station Code Station Name Type Notes
 KA01  KS01  KL Sentral Terminus (Side) Northern terminus.

Cross-platform interchange to Seremban Line, Port Klang Line, and KTM ETS.

Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:

Feeder bus T819 to  SBK13  Pusat Bandar Damansara for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.

 KD09  KS02  Subang Jaya Side Interchange station, without paid area integration, to  KJ28  LRT Kelana Jaya Line.

Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line.

Glenmarie - reserve station
Sri Subang - reserve station
 KS03  Terminal Skypark Terminus (Side) Western terminus.

Pedestrian access to Subang Airport

Frequency[edit]

Currently, there are 16 trips from KL Sentral to Subang Skypark and also 16 return journeys from Subang Skypark to KL Sentral. The trains run on a frequency of between 60 minutes and 180 minutes. The timetable is as follows:

KL Sentral to Subang Skypark Subang Skypark to KL Sentral
KL Sentral Subang Jaya Subang Skypark Subang Skypark Subang Jaya KL Sentral
Train No Dep Arr Dep Arr Dep Arr Dep Arr Train No
2801 0605 0622 0623 0635 0657 0709 0710 0727 2802
2803 0635 0652 0653 0705 0742 0754 0755 0812 2804
2805 0740 0757 0758 0810 0840 0852 0853 0910 2806
2807 0920 0937 0938 0950 1000 1012 1013 1030 2808
2809 1040 1057 1058 1110 1105 1117 1118 1135 2810
2811 1145 1202 1203 1215 1150 1202 1203 1220 2812
2813 1250 1307 1308 1320 1310 1322 1323 1340 2814
2815 1350 1407 1408 1420 1415 1427 1428 1445 2816
2817 1510 1527 1528 1540 1515 1527 1528 1545 2818
2819 1605 1622 1623 1635 1625 1637 1638 1655 2820
2821 1705 1722 1723 1735 1735 1747 1748 1805 2822
2823 1815 1832 1833 1845 1835 1847 1848 1905 2824
2825 1915 1932 1933 1945 1925 1937 1938 1955 2826
2827 2010 2027 2028 2040 2025 2037 2038 2055 2828
2829 2105 2122 2123 2135 2120 2132 2133 2150 2830
2831 2200 2217 2218 2230 2220 2232 2233 2250 2826

Rolling Stock[edit]

The service uses four refurbished KTM Class 83 electric multiple units (EMUs). The original livery, which featured blue and yellow colours associated with ordinary KTM Komuter services, were changed to grey and orange. The trains are expected to accommodate up to 300 passengers at once, and is intended to lighten traffic congestion and serve air passengers and people working at the Skypark terminal.[4]

Background[edit]

The rail track being constructed, taken from Persiaran Kerjaya, Glenmarie

The Electrified Double Tracking Project consists of two phases: Phase 1 between Subang Jaya and Subang Skypark, which was awarded to Konsortium Skypark Link-Lion Pacific Sdn Bhd, and phase 2 from Subang Skypark, through Kampung Melayu Subang and Ladang Elmina and ending at KTM/MRT Sg. Buloh to allow rail cargo traffic to bypass downtown Kuala Lumpur.[citation needed]. However, unconfirmed reports state that alternative plans, including an extension of the ECRL to Serendah instead of extending the Skypark Link, were being studied.

The construction of the link was funded by the Ministry of Transport to provide rail-based public transport to connect the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS) Airport Terminal 3 (Terminal Skypark) and its vicinity with the existing KTM railway. The RM521 million rail link was commissioned in 2013 with an initial completion date in 2016, but this was later extended to 2018.[5]

The project consists of two main parts: an at-grade section between Subang Jaya and the old Sri Subang spur line for the length of 4.09 km using the existing railway reserve previously funded by Petronas to transport fuel from Port Klang to the airport, and a new section between the new location of Sri Subang for the total length of 4.067 km which is elevated rail track along the existing Sungai Damansara river reserve, ending at the car park just outside Subang Skypark.[6]

Connection with KLIA[edit]

Skypark Link interchanges with the Express Rail Link at KL Sentral, thus allowing rail connection between the Subang Airport and KLIA.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ priya menon (2014-08-08). "Work on railway line from Subang airport to KL Sentral has begun - Community | The Star Online". Thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  2. ^ "PROJEK LANDASAN KERETAPI DARI SUBANG KE TERMINAL SKYPARK SUBANG | Laman Web Rasmi Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat". S.P.A.D. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  3. ^ "FREE RIDE CONTINUES..." (PDF). Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  4. ^ "KL Sentral-Subang Skypark train service starts in May". Free Malaysia Today. 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  5. ^ EdgeProp.my (2018-03-27). "KL Sentral-Subang Skypark rail service starts early May". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  6. ^ "PROJEK LANDASAN KERETAPI DARI SUBANG KE TERMINAL SKYPARK SUBANG - Laman Web Rasmi Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (S.P.A.D.)". www.spad.gov.my.

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