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Kelana Jaya line extension
Overview
StatusOpened
Owner Prasarana Malaysia
LocaleMalaysia
Termini
Stations13
Service
Type Rapid transit
System Klang Valley Integrated Transit System
Services1
Operator(s) RapidKL
Depot(s)Lembah Subang
Rolling stock Innovia ART 200
History
Opened30 June 2016
Technical
Line length17.4 km
Operating speed80 km/h

The Kelana Jaya line extension is an extension of one of the Klang Valley LRT lines completed in 2016. It is 17 km in length from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights.

History

The extensions of the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines (formerly known as PUTRA and STAR LRT respectively), to USJ and Puchong respectively and converging at Putra Heights were proposed simultaneously by the government in 2006. [1] [note 1] The extension is named as LRT Extension Project (LEP) and will be part of a RM10 billion plan to expand Kuala Lumpur's public transport network.

As of August 2008, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB, now known as Prasarana Malaysia) was reportedly running land and engineering studies for the proposed extension. [2]

In September 2009, SPNB began displaying the alignment of the proposed extensions over a 3-month period for feedback. The Kelana Jaya extension will see 13 new stations over 17 km from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights. Construction is expected to commence in early 2010. [3] [4] [5] [6]

In November 2010, Prasarana announced that it has awarded RM1.7 billion for first phase of the project. The winners include Trans Resource Corp Bhd for the Kelana Jaya line extension. UEM Builders Bhd and Intria Bina Sdn Bhd were appointed as subcontractors for the fabrication and supply of segmental box girder jobs for the Kelana Jaya line. [7] Phase 1 for the extension was to be from Kelana Jaya via the depot to The Summit (now USJ 7) while Phase 2 is from The Summit to Putra Heights. [8]

Construction works on the Kelana Jaya line extension project are targeted to accelerate at the end of March 2011, with commencement of structural works, subject to approval from state government and local authorities. [9] By April 2014, the 17.4 km LEP was more than two thirds completed. 12 stations with seven having park-and-ride facilities will be on the extension. [10] [11]

Opening

The extension was opened on 30 June 2016, together with the final part of the Sri Petaling line extension from Bandar Puteri to Putra Heights, with stations at: [12] [13]

The line was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in the afternoon but the line was operational since 6am. [14] The fare is based on the journey length itself, where the fare increases when the distance travelled increases. [15]

Services and rolling stock

The extension was to have train services from Gombak, alternating between Ara Damansara and Putra Heights as the terminus. Therefore, peak hours frequencies were 20 trains per hour (tph) between Gombak and Ara Damansara and 10tph between Ara Damansara and Putra Heights. This service was in place until the Klang Valley Additional Vehicle (KLAV) were brought into service in 2017. [14]

The fleet serving the line remain the same, which are served by 35 2-coach articulated Bombardier Innovia Metro ART 200, 35 4-coach articulated ART 200 trains and the KLAV. [3] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]

Infrastructure

As part of a green initiative, station staff recruited on the extension will adopt green practices. Energy-efficient lights are installed at every station which have rainwater harvesting systems. Windows were designed to allow sunlight to penetrate into the station. During construction, recycling was done and sustainable materials are used. [10]

Developments

The extension has boosted developments at stations along the line. Transit-oriented development (TOD) were focused in Subang Jaya and USJ and more street lamps were installed to increase safety. [21]

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ In addition to these two extensions, a new line between Kota Damansara and Cheras (which became part of the Sungai Buloh—Kajang line) was proposed to improve public transport in the Klang Valley. [1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Kota Damansara-Cheras Rail Line Right on Track". The Star. 15 June 2008. Archived from the original on 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Two extra LRT lines being studied". The Star. 21 August 2008. Archived from the original on 24 August 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Thousands to Benefit from LRT Extension". The Star. Archived from the original on 22 September 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ "New LRT Line Extensions on Display from Tomorrow". The Malaysian Insider. 14 September 2009. Archived from the original on 16 September 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Public May Give Feedback on LRT Extension Project". The New Straits Times. 14 September 2009. Archived from the original on 22 September 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  6. ^ "RM7bn LRT Extension". The Star. 15 September 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Prasarana awards RM1.7bil jobs for LRT extension". The Star. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Second Stage of LRT Extension Project Estimated at RM1.7 bil". The Star. 8 December 2010. Archived from the original on 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Construction Works for LRT Extension Project to Commence". Rapid KL. 11 March 2011. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Extensions of Ampang and Kelana Jaya lines proceeding smoothly". The Star. 26 April 2014. Archived from the original on 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  11. ^ "LRT Line Extension Project". Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  12. ^ "LRT Kelana Jaya Line Extension Opening As Scheduled On June 30". myRapid. 14 April 2016. Archived from the original on 19 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT Line Extension to Open on June 30 as Scheduled". New Straits Times. 25 June 2016. Archived from the original on 26 June 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Alternate Train Service from Putra Heights from 30 June 2016". RapidKL. 29 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Integrated Fare Table". RapidKL. 25 July 2017. Archived from the original on 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Driverless INNOVIA Metro 300 fleet enters service in Kuala Lumpur". Eurotransportmagazine.com. 2017-01-03. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  17. ^ "New improved trains brought in for LRT Kelana Jaya line - Community | The Star Online". Thestar.com.my. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  18. ^ "New fleet to increase passenger capacity by 20% on Kelana Jaya line - Community | The Star Online". Thestar.com.my. 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  19. ^ "Bombardier consortium delivers first Innovia Metro 300 train for Kuala Lumpur light metro". Railway Technology. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  20. ^ "Four-star ride on LRT with longer coaches". The Star. 31 December 2009. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011.
  21. ^ "Future Projects to be Centred Around LRT". The Star. 13 October 2015. Archived from the original on 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.