BH: PM rasmi projek penyambungan jajaran LRT

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak tiba di Majlis Perasmian Sambungan LRT Laluan Kelana Jaya & Ampang di Stesen LRT Putra Heights. - Foto Shahril Badri Saali
Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak tiba di Majlis Perasmian Sambungan LRT Laluan Kelana Jaya & Ampang di Stesen LRT Putra Heights. – Foto Shahril Badri Saali

SUBANG JAYA: Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak merasmikan pembukaan penuh Projek Penyambungan Jajaran Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan (LRT) laluan Kelana Jaya dan Ampang di Stesen Putra Heights di sini, sebentar tadi.

Laluan tambahan sepanjang 35.1 kilometer (km) menghubungkan LRT Kelana Jaya dan Ampang/Sri Petaling memanfaatkan dua juta penduduk Lembah Klang khususnya di daerah Petaling.

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Four New LRT Stations Opening On Thursday

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March – Less than five months after opening of its four new stations, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad – the project owner of Klang Valley’s LRT Line Extension Project (LEP), is opening four more new stations this Thursday (March 31) within the high-density Puchong township.

With the opening of the new stations – IOI Puchong Jaya, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Taman Perindustrian Puchong and Bandar Puteri, Prasarana has successfully opened eight of the 11 stations under the Ampang LEP, which is constructed concurrently with the extension of the Kelana Jaya Line as part of the LRT Line Extension Project.

Now promoted as the Sri Petaling Line, which runs fully-elevated as an extension of the Ampang Line after branching out from Chan Sow Lin LRT Station, the remaining three stations – Puchong Perdana, Puchong Prima and the Putra Heights station, will be opened together with all 12 stations under the Kelana Jaya LEP in end of June.

The new and extended Kelana Jaya Line will run from the existing Kelana Jaya LRT Station, through Lembah Subang, Ara Damansara, Glenmarie, Subang Jaya, and USJ towards Putra Heights, which will be an integrated station connecting the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT Line extensions.

Like all the 12 new stations under the Kelana Jaya Line, the Puchong Perdana, Puchong Prima and Putra Heights stations are currently are in the final phase of construction and are undergoing the finishing touches.

Speaking at reporters after a media briefing at IOI Puchong Jaya here today, Prasarana’s President and Group CEO Dato’ Azmi Abdul Aziz said that contractors for the project are currently working on enhancement works involving certain areas at the three stations.

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Malaysia confirms SkyTrain technology for 36km Klang Valley line

It’s official: SkyTrain technology has been confirmed in Malaysia for a brand new, 36km rapid transit line to be built on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. The new ‘Klang Valley LRT Line 3’ will begin construction at the beginning of next year, and is expected to open for revenue service in the year 2020. An alignment study has been completed, and the project owner has distributed the construction tenders just last week for the new line so that the detailed design process may proceed.

A Mark II train on the region’s existing Kelana Jaya Line Featured image: Kelana Jaya Line train approaches station. CC-BY Flickr – @withcuriosity

The Klang Valley line will intersect with the existing Kelana Jaya Line on Kuala Lumpur’s RapidKL network. The Kelana Jaya Line was built on the same propulsion and driver-less technology used on the SkyTrain system in Metro Vancouver, and uses the same Mark II vehicles manufactured by Bombardier. In addition to the Klang Valley Line, RapidKL is also currently in the process of completing a 17km extension of the Kelana Jaya Line, which will open in 2016. Here’s a short description of the new line from RapidKL:

Designed to ease traffic congestion in the Klang Valley and connected to the current LRT Kelana Jaya Line and the upcoming MRT Line 1 Sungai Buloh–Kajang, the proposed alignment of the LRT3 is currently being finalised by the Land Public Transport Commission. LRT3 aims to connect Bandar Utama to Klang, covering 36km, and will comprise 25 new stations.


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Bangsar LRT station now ‘Bank Rakyat-Bangsar’ station

CEO Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz said Prasarana’s Station Naming Rights Programme would boost non-fare revenue. — File picKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — The Bangsar LRT station is now known as the “Bank Rakyat-Bangsar” station, after it was renamed as part of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd’s Station Naming Rights Programme.


Bank Rakyat chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal said the move was not only to strengthen the brand but also serves as part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility programme.

“It is also an initiative on the part of Bank Rakyat to encourage the use of public transport as an alternative to the use of cars, thus reducing traffic congestion,” he said today at the rebranded station’s unveiling.

When speaking to reporters, Abdul Aziz stopped short of revealing the exact cost of earning the naming rights, only saying that was “not less than RM10 million for five years.”

As part of the rebranding of the station, Bank Rakyat has prepared various facilities here including ATMs and cash deposit machines (CDMs).

The station is located just under one kilometre from Bank Rakyat’s headquarters in Brickfields.

This is the second station to be rebranded under the Station Naming Rights Programme by Prasarana, with last week seeing the Bukit Bintang monorail station renamed to AirAsia-Bukit Bintang.

Universiti LRT station is also scheduled to be rebranded later this month by developers Sueze Capital, and will be renamed the “KL Gateway-Universiti” station after the adjacent property development in Kampung Kerinchi.

Prasarana president and group CEO Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz said today that the programme, which began last year, would boost non-fare revenue for the company which will be used to improve services.

“Revenue for this investment will be channelled back to improve further facilities at stations and organisation of programmes and activities to enrich the travelling experience of Rapid KL customers,” he said.

“More revenue would mean more programmes and activities for the commuters.”

He added that the three announced rebranding were the only ones confirmed so far, though there were other potential brands lined up and looking to collaborate with Prasarana.

themalaymailonline – 12 October 2015


Ampang LRT extension ready for October launch

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad today revealed that its first eight Light-Rail Vehicles (LRV) are on track, ready to begin service on the first phase of the extended LRT Ampang Line on October 31.

The first phase comprises Awan Besar, Mubibbah, Alam Sutera and Kinrara BK5 stations.

Prasarana Group managing director Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz said there would be 50 new LRV trains that would be in operation next year.

“The cost for the 50 new trains is RM960 million. Eight will be in operation on October 31 this year, 12 more by March next year and the remaining 30 will replace the older trains on the Ampang line later next year,” he said at a press conference at the new Awan Besar station.

Azmi said the new trains were able to run automatically or manually, with a transit officer.

“When the first phase is operational on October 31, the eight trains will run from Sri Petaling to the four new stations. Only after the upgrade to the older tracks in phase two in March is complete will they operate along the entire line.

“Seven of the first eight trains are already here at our Ampang depot, including three that are in the final stages of completing their testing and commissioning programme,” he said.

Azmi also said that the eighth train was scheduled to arrive before the end of this month.

“We are on schedule for phase one of the Ampang line extension to begin on October 31, being 92.2% complete,” he said.

Today, reporters were brought in one of the new LRV trains, named “Amy”, which rolled through the four new phase one stations.

The new trains are manufactured by CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co Ltd. (CSR ZELC), feature LCD infotainment display screens, dynamic route map and side destination display.

The trains also have improved safety features like double glazed windows, hopper windows and CCTV.

When completed the 17.7km Ampang line extension will comprise 13 stations from Sri Petaling to Putra Heights, with seven Park ‘n’ Ride facilities.

The Malaysian Insider – July 23, 2015