Sri Rampai LRT station

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 KJ4 
Sri Rampai
rapid transit station
Sri Rampai LRT.jpg
Other names

سري رمڤاي (Jawi)
南北花园(Chinese)
ஸ்ரீ ரம்பை

(Tamil)
Location Southwest Wangsa Maju, neighbouring the eastern edge of Taman Sri Rampai, Jalan Wangsa Perdana 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°11′56″N 101°44′13″E / 3.19889°N 101.73694°E / 3.19889; 101.73694
Owned by Prasarana Malaysia
Operated by Rapid Rail
Line(s)  5  Kelana Jaya Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking None
Other information
Station code  KJ4 
History
Opened 24 December 2010; 6 years ago (2010-12-24)
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Gombak
Kelana Jaya Line

Sri Rampai LRT station is a rapid transit station in northern Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, forming part of the Kelana Jaya Line (formerly known as PUTRA). The station, named after the nearby Taman Sri Rampai housing estate to the west, is located along the border between Taman Sri Rampai and Wangsa Maju to the east.

History[edit]

Sri Rampai station as viewed on a northbound train in March 2007, revealing the location in a mothballed state with boarded-up side platforms and an unfinished interior.
The current Sri Rampai LRT Station at night heading south as of February 2013

While construction of the station started along with the rest of the line in 1996, it was halted in 1997 due to low population in the surrounding area and the cancellation of a housing project nearby.[1] While the rest of the line opened in 1999 with Sri Rampai station listed on transit maps, Sri Rampai was effectively a ghost station with all trains programmed to simply pass through.

On the evening of August 25, 2006, the station's tracks were inundated by water from a flash flood, disrupting services along the entire Kelana Jaya Line for several hours and causing major passenger congestion between the KLCC station and the Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. Services were gradually restored by 8:30 pm (MST).[2]

Refurbishment of the station resumed on September 2008, likely in response to new property developments in the area, including Wangsa Walk Mall and a local AEON BiG (formerly known as "Carrefour") supermarket. Work on the station was complete early December 2010, and the station began revenue service on December 24, 2010.

Design[edit]

The station is a two-level at-grade station, with the platform areas (containing two side platforms) constructed below the surface, while the rest of the structure is located above on the surface. The station is the only kind along the line to be at-grade, in comparison to other stations' elevated and underground designs.

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