Wangsa Maju LRT station

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 KJ3 
Wangsa Maju
rapid transit station
Wangsa Maju LRT.jpg
Other names

旺沙玛珠(Chinese)
வாங்கச மாசு

(Tamil)
Location Jalan 1/27A and Jalan 16/27B, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coordinates 3°12′20″N 101°43′53″E / 3.20556°N 101.73139°E / 3.20556; 101.73139
Owned by Prasarana Malaysia
Operated by Rapid Rail
Line(s)  5  Kelana Jaya Line (1999 to present)
Platforms 2 Island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  KJ3 
History
Opened 1 June 1999; 17 years ago (1999-06-01)
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Gombak
Kelana Jaya Line

Wangsa Maju LRT station is an elevated rapid transit station in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, forming part of the Kelana Jaya Line (formerly known as PUTRA). The station was opened on June 1, 1999, as part of the line's second segment encompassing 12 stations between Kelana Jaya station and Terminal PUTRA and an underground line.

Location[edit]

Wangsa Maju station is the third last station northwards to Gombak.

The station is situated directly within the northern Kuala Lumpur suburb of Wangsa Maju. The station, located along the main thoroughfare of Jalan 1/27A (Malay; English: 1/27A Road) running from the northwest to the southeast, is wedged between two residential estates: Section 1 of Wangsa Maju to the southwest and Desa Setapak (Setapak Countryside) to the northwest, with Section 2 of Wangsa Maju located further northwest. In addition to accessibility from Jalan 1/27A, the station is also connected via Jalan 16/27B (16/27B Road), Desa Setapak's residential road.

Due to its proximity to various shopping centres, Alpha Angle and Aeon Big, and two higher education institutions - which are TARC and UTAR - in the region, the station is usually busy during the weekdays.

Incident[edit]

Robbery[edit]

On June 3, 2007, two men wearing full face motorcycle helmets and wielding parangs robbed the Wangsa Maju station at 10:10 pm (MST) and relieved RM7,000 from its ticket counter. No injuries were reported.[1] The robbery, having taken place at a mass transit station, is the first of its kind in the country.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "LRT station robbed of RM7,000". The Star Online. 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2007-10-29.