Kajang line

The MRT Kajang Line, previously known as the Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line (SBK Line), is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line servicing the Klang Valley, Malaysia. It is the second fully automated and driverless rail system in the Klang Valley region after the LRT Kelana Jaya Line. Owned by MRT Corp and operated as part of the RapidKL system by Rapid Rail, it forms part of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. The line is numbered 9 and coloured green on official transit maps.

Kajang Line
A Siemens Inspiro EMU stock designed by BMW Group Designworks leaving KG14 Semantan station.
Overview
Native nameMRT Laluan Kajang
StatusFully operational
OwnerMRT Corp
Line number9 (green)
LocaleKlang Valley
Termini
  •  KG04  Kwasa Damansara
  •  KG33  Kajang
Stations29 & 3 reserved
Websitemyrapid.com.my
Service
TypeRapid transit
System Rapid KL
ServicesKwasa Damansara–Kajang
Operator(s)Rapid Rail
Depot(s)Sungai Buloh Depot and Kajang Depot
Rolling stockSiemens Inspiro
58 four-car trainsets
Width: 3.1 m (10 ft) - wide profile
Length: 90.18 m (295.9 ft)[1]
Daily ridership215,853 (2019)[2]
Ridership63.95 million (2019)
History
OpenedPhase 1
16 December 2016 (2016-12-16)[3]
Sungai Buloh - Semantan
Phase 2
17 July 2017 (2017-07-17)
Semantan - Kajang
Technical
Line length47 km (29 mi)
Elevated: 41.5 km (25.8 mi)
Underground: 9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC third rail
Conduction systemAutomated and driverless
Operating speed100 km/h (62 mph)
Route map

Sungai Buloh Depot
KG04
Kwasa Damansara
KG05
Kwasa Sentral
KG05A
Teknologi
(provisional)
KG06
Kota Damansara
KG07
Surian
KG08
Mutiara Damansara
KG09
Bandar Utama
KG10
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
KG12
Phileo Damansara
KG12A
Bukit Kiara Selatan
(provisional)
KG13
Pavillion Damansara Heights-Pusat Bandar Damansara
KG14
Manulife-Semantan
KL Sentral
8 67 5 1210
KG15
Muzium Negara
Kuala Lumpur
12
KG16
Pasar Seni
AG8
SP8
Plaza Rakyat
KG17
Merdeka
MR6
AirAsia-Bukit Bintang
KG18A
Pavillion Kuala Lumpur-Bukit Bintang
KG20
Tun Razak Exchange
KG21
Cochrane
KG22
AEON-Maluri
AG13
Maluri
KG23
Taman Pertama
KG24
Taman Midah
KG25
Taman Mutiara
KG26
Taman Connaught
KG27
Taman Suntex
KG28
Sri Raya
KG29
Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
KG30
Batu 11 Cheras
KG31
Bukit Dukung
KG32
Taman Mesra
(provisional)
Kajang Depot
KG33
Sungai Jernih
KG34
Stadium Kajang
KG35
Kajang
1 14

Interchange stations

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

It is one of three planned mass rapid transit (MRT) rail lines under Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project by MRT Corp. Phase 1 operations between Sungai Buloh and Semantan commenced service on 16 December 2016.[4] Phase 2 operations between Muzium Negara and Kajang was opened on 17 July 2017, as a free shuttle service, by former Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak in a ceremony at the Tun Razak Exchange station. Full revenue service between Sungai Buloh and Kajang began the following day.[5][6][7]

History

Initial LRT proposal

In August 2006, the LRT Kota Damansara–Cheras line proposal was first made known to the public by the then deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak under a RM10 billion government allocation for the improvement and expansion of the public transportation network in the Klang Valley as a new light rapid transit (LRT) system. The line is also targeted to alleviate traffic congestion in the Klang Valley by encouraging more commuters to opt for public transport.[note 1] It is also aimed to reduce overcrowding on the KL Monorail and to provide an alternative transport mode due to rising fuel prices.[9] It is estimated to be approximately 30 km in length.[8] This is planned in-line with the extension of the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and the LRT Sri Petaling Line, to Subang Jaya and Puchong respectively and converging at Putra Heights.[9] The combined cost of the new line and the proposed extensions were estimated at RM7 billion. Syarikat Prasarana Nasional Berhad (SPNB) was in charge of the construction of these lines. The line was planned to be served by 140 coaches, and the track gauge to be almost similar to existing LRT lines.[10] The Ministry of Transport had approved the alignment of the new line in July 2007 which would then be tabled to the Cabinet for approval.[11] The Finance Ministry's Parliamentary Secretary announced that the line from Kota Damansara to Cheras and Balakong would be completed by 2012.[12] The line would be 40 km long, serving densely populated areas in Damansara and Cheras via "The Golden Triangle" of Kuala Lumpur city.[note 2] The alignment was to be from Persiaran Surian to the Balakong Interchange on the Cheras-Kajang Expressway, passing through the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP), Sprint Highway, the city, Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Cheras, stopping at around 30 stations. Ownership of the line belonged to SPNB, and would be operated by Rapid Rail. The estimated construction cost is between RM4 billion and RM5 billion.[9]

In September 2008, Executive Director of SPNB said that a 5.9 km section of the line in central Kuala Lumpur will be underground, serving 5 stations. However, the locations of underground stations were not announced. It was during this time that the line was said to be 42 km with 32 stations in total, which would serve areas of Bandar Utama, Bangsar, KL Sentral, Bukit Bintang, Bandar Tasik Selatan and Cheras. The line was being considered for as a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system after taking into consideration the catchment area serving a population of 878,000. It was also reported that the detailed design stage for the line would commence in the second quarter of 2009 and the opening date is expected to be in 2014.[14][note 3]

New alignment and conversion to MRT

On 14 September 2009, SPNB managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed was reported as saying that the new line could end up longer than the earlier announced alignment although he did not offer any further details. A public display of the alignment was launched a day after the announcement. SPNB has raised the necessary funds from Islamic investments of RM2 billion and hopes to gain approval from the Ministry of Transport to call out for tenders.[16] In April 2010, a proposal to extend the line by 16 km was being studied by the government.[note 4] The proposal includes extensions from Kota Damansara to Sungai Buloh (additional 3 km) and from Cheras to Kajang (additional 9 km). This is to provide convenient interchanges to the existing Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) stations at Sungai Buloh and Kajang, as well as supporting the upcoming development of some 3000–acre land in Sungai Buloh. An additional branch line from Damansara Utama to Kelana Jaya (additional 4 km) aimed to relieve congestion on the LDP Highway was also being studied, bringing the total length of the line to 59 km.[17]

Unofficial statements in 2009 claimed that the proposed line was changed to an MRT line.[18] In June 2010, during the tabling of the 10th Malaysia Plan, [19] Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced that the government was now considering a RM36 billion Klang Valley MRT proposal from Gamuda Berhad and MMC Corporation Berhad, which is the largest national infrastructure project.[20] The proposal includes 3 lines, including one which is similar to the Kota Damansara—Cheras proposal.[note 5] The MRT lines were to be mostly underground with stations 500m to 1 km apart in areas with high demand. The concept was envisioned to be inspired by Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.[21][22][note 6] The project, aimed to improve public transport in the Klang Valley, was approved by the Malaysian cabinet on 17 December 2010 and construction of the first line from Sungai Buloh to Kajang would begin in July 2011 with a duration of five to six years. Gross national income from these future lines is between RM3 bil and RM12 bil. The government had appointed MMC-Gamuda JV Sdn Bhd as Project Delivery Partner where it would play the role project manager, supervised by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). The whole project would be divided into nine parcels in which will be done on open tender basis. 10 km of the line would be underground and the remaining 50 km above ground with 35 new stations. MMC-Gamuda would be barred from bidding for any tender except for tunnelling works (the most expensive portion). Ownership of the lines would be given to SPNB.[23][24]

To seek for further consultation from the public, SPAD held a 3-month public display of the alignment of the MRT Kajang Line.[25] On 8 July 2011, Razak officially launched the project. The final alignment was adjusted following the public display, having a length of 51 km with 31 stations where 16 have Park and Ride facilities. Construction was said to be completed in December 2016 and the line would start operations a month after.[26] On 17 August 2011, the government announced that Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp), a new company under the Finance Ministry had been formed to take control of the project from Prasarana. MRT Corp would be the asset owner of the project and officially take over the project from Prasarana on 1 September 2011.[27] After the MRT project was formally launched on 8 July 2011, the following amendments have been made to the original proposed alignment following the public display exercise between March and May 2011:[26][28]

  • 31 stations instead of 35 stations will be built and provisions have been made for 3 more stations
    • Future station 1 (Teknologi) located between Kwasa Sentral and Kota Damansara stations
    • Future station 2 (Bukit Kiara) located between Phileo Damansara and Pusat Bandar Damansara stations
    • Construction of Taman Mesra station has been shelved.
    • The proposed Section 17 station was dropped
  • The location of the proposed TTDI station was moved around 300m southwards to the former Caltex petrol stations. This was due to complaints from Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Damansara Kim residents.[29][30][31][32]
  • Bukit Bintang East and West stations have been combined into one, moved and integrated with KL Monorail station. The station was named Bukit Bintang Central Station and subsequently Bukit Bintang Station.
  • Park and Ride facilities has been increased to 16 from 13 previously.
  • Adjustments to the alignment:
    • Shifting alignment into the former Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia land in Sungai Buloh to cater for future development
    • Adjusting the alignment adjacent to Bandar Kajang station to avoid going through the town centre and through Kajang Stadium.

Contract allocation

On 21 October 2011, MRT Corp shortlisted 5 companies to construct the underground parts of the line including MMC Gamuda Joint Venture and Sinohydro Group.[33] On 26 January 2012, MRT Corp announced the award of the first two civil works contracts for the construction of the MRT Kajang line. IJM Construction Sdn Bhd was appointed the contractor for Package V5 at a tender price of RM974 million, while Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd was appointed the contractor for Package V6 at a tender price of RM764 million. Package V5 is from the Maluri portal to Plaza Phoenix (now Taman Connaught) station while Package V6 covers the section between Plaza Phoenix and Bandar Tun Hussein Onn stations.[34] MRT Corp announced the pre-qualification of 28 companies to bid for six System Works Packages for the MRT line on 8 March 2012.[35] Subsequently, in September 2012, another 31 companies were pre-qualified to bid for the remaining five System Works Packages.[36][37]

Construction

All stations are fitted with platform screen doors (PSD), as seen here at Semantan station.

All stations are to be equipped with platform screen doors, where this contract was awarded to the Singaporean company Singapore Technology Electronics Ltd.[38] 33kV Main Switching Substations are to be constructed at 4 stations, namely Taman Industri Sungai Buloh (now Kwasa Sentral), Section 16 (now Phileo Damansara), Taman Cuepacs (now Sri Raya) and Kajang stations. The other 3 substations are added at the Cochrane launch shaft, Sungai Buloh depot and Semantan portal. Two more 132/33kV Transmission Main Intakes are constructed at Cochrane Launch shaft and Semantan portal. Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) agreed to supply 116.5MW of power on the Kajang Line which costs RM173.1 million.[39]

On 1 November 2011, the 70's Klang bus stand ceased operations and was demolished to make way for the underground platforms and new entrances of Pasar Seni station. When construction of the station is completed, a new bus hub will be reconstructed.[40] On 1 August 2012, MRT Corp announced that the project was in active construction phase.[31] MRT Corp said that the project cost would not exceed the limit of RM23 billion. The first section between Sungai Buloh and Semantan was expected to open in December 2016, with the entire line opening in July 2017.[41]

On 30 May 2013, tunnel excavation works for the Kajang Line began with the world's first Variable Density Tunnel Boring Machine (VDTBM). This TBM was jointly designed by MMC Gamuda KVMRT Tunnelling and Herrenknecht AG, a German company. Commencement of tunnelling works was launched by former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak at the Cochrane Launch Shaft, which would later become the Cochrane MRT station.[42] The shaft is 30 m deep and this TBM was to dig a distance of 1.2 km towards Pasar Rakyat (now Tun Razak Exchange) station. 10 TBMs were used to construct the 9.5 km tunnelled section of the line, where 6 are Variable Density and 4 are Earth Pressure Balance TBMs.[43] The tunnels are to have a diameter of 6 m, where the first breakthrough of the TBM excavations occurred on 25 December 2013.[44]

Opening

On 2 September 2016, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak took a surprise visit on the MRT line. He took a return trip from Semantan station to Phileo Damansara station in which he visited the latter.[45]

On 16 December 2016, Phase 1 of the Kajang Line which spans 23 km from opened between Sungai Buloh to Semantan.

The fare of this part of the line and its feeder bus routes was free of charge until 16 January 2017.[46] Two days later, MRT Corp confirms cost of 51 km of Kajang Line would be RM21 billion.[47] On 17 July 2017, Phase Two of the line from Semantan to Kajang began operations.[48]

The line is operated by a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia, Rapid Rail, which already operates the Ampang Line, Sri Petaling Line, Kelana Jaya Line and KL Monorail.[49]

Overview

Route

KG04 Kwasa Damansara station is the one of interchange station between the MRT lines.

The MRT line covers a span of 47 kilometres from Kwasa Damansara to Kajang, passing the Kuala Lumpur city centre where the alignment goes underground. The line serves a corridor with 1.2 million residents within the Klang Valley region from the northwest to the southeast of Kuala Lumpur. The line starts from Kwasa Damansara which is located to the northwest of Kuala Lumpur, and runs on an elevated guideway to the Semantan portal, passing through Kota Damansara, Bandar Utama, Seksyen 17 Petaling Jaya, Phileo Damansara and Damansara Town Centre. Kwasa Damansara provides cross-platform interchange between the MRT Kajang Line and the MRT Putrajaya Line. The line continues in twin-bore tunnels underground to the Maluri portal, passing through the city centre and the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur. Interchanges to other lines are provided from Muzium Negara to Maluri with the exception of Cochrane station in Kuala Lumpur. Beyond Taman Pertama, the line passes through Cheras and ends in Kajang via an elevated guideway. [20][50]

Station designs

A view of former station of Kajang line; Kampung Selamat MRT station from Entrance A.


For the seven underground stations, the overall inspiration was from the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, a pure quartz dyke found in the Klang Valley which has multi-faceted characteristics and has kaleidoscopic reflections. These features resemble Malaysia's multi-racial, multi-cultural and progressive society.[51] The concept is used in the designs of the different murals in the underground stations. Muzium Negara is fitted with tiles that depict the transition of the city's mode of public transport while Pasar Seni is "painted" with 'Y's, which represents the convergence of the Klang and Gombak rivers. Merdeka has the Rukun Negara sculpted on the walls of the concourse. Tun Razak Exchange has designs of blue and grey motives representing a modern Islamic Corporate theme. Cochrane features harmonious red and yellow colours while Bukit Bintang has vibrant red patterns. Maluri is filled with bright green, blue and yellow tiles which symbolises urban renewal.[51][52]

All stations are wheelchair accessible, with lifts and escalators serving each platform.[51] All platforms are equipped with platform screen doors.[38]

List of stations

Station Code Station Name Image Opened Position Park & Ride Connecting Bus Lines Working Name Interchange/Notes
 KG04 Kwasa Damansara 16 December 2016 Elevated N/A Kota DamansaraNorthern terminus of both the MRT Kajang Line and MRT Putrajaya Line.

Cross-platform interchange with  PY01  MRT Putrajaya Line

 KG05 Kwasa Sentral 5 lines

T772 T801 T802 T803 T804 

Taman Industri Sungai BulohFeeder Bus T804  to  KS03  Terminal Skypark for Skypark Link.
 KG05A Teknologi - - - - -Provisional station[26]
 KG06 Kota Damansara 16 December 2016 Elevated N/A 2 lines

T805 780 

PJU 5
 KG07 Surian N/A 4 lines

T807 T808 780 802 

Dataran SunwayFeeder Bus T807  to  KJ25  Lembah Subang for LRT Kelana Jaya Line.
 KG08 Mutiara Damansara N/A 6 lines

T809 T810 PJ06 780 801 802 

The Curve
 KG09 Bandar Utama 6 lines

T811 T812 PJ05 PJ06 780 802 

One UtamaFuture interchange with the  SA01  LRT Shah Alam Line.
 KG10 Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) N/A 2 lines

T813 T814 

TTDI
 KG11  Seksyen 17 - - - - - - Shelved station
 KG12 Phileo Damansara 16 December 2016 Elevated 2 lines

T815 T816 

Seksyen 16Feeder bus T815  to University of Malaya
 KG12A Bukit Kiara Selatan - - - - -Provisional station.

Proposed interchange with  CC01  MRT Circle Line.

 KG13 Pavilion Damansara Heights–Pusat Bandar Damansara 16 December 2016 Elevated 1 lines

T817 

Pusat Bandar DamansaraFeeder bus T817  to Mid Valley South Gate, providing access to  KB01  Mid Valley on the KTM Seremban Line
 KG14 Manulife–Semantan N/A 5 lines

T818 T819 T820 T821 T852 

SemantanFeeder bus T819  to Hilton Kuala Lumpur, which is walking distance from  KA01  KS01  KJ15  KE1  KT1  MR1  KG15  KL Sentral, and  KA05  Segambut on the KTM Port Klang Line
 KG15 Muzium Negara 17 July 2017 Underground N/A 1 line

RED 

KL Sentral Connecting station to KL Sentral, linked via a 600-meter pedestrian walkway, for:


Theme: Transition, History of Kuala Lumpur's Public Transportation

 KG16 Pasar Seni 13 lines

PURPLE 180 600 640 650 750 751 770 772 780 782 821 851 

Pasar SeniInterchange station with  KJ14  LRT Kelana Jaya Line

Connecting station to  KA02  Kuala Lumpur for KTM Seremban Line, KTM Port Klang Line and KTM ETS via a pedestrian bridge across the Klang River.

Bus hub to Puchong, Subang Airport, Petaling Jaya, Klang, Shah Alam and Subang Jaya.


Theme: Confluence Between Two Rivers

 KG17  Merdeka N/A MerdekaInterchange station with  AG8  SP8  Plaza Rakyat for LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines.


Theme: Independence, Spirit of Nationhood

 KG18A Pavilion Kuala Lumpur–Bukit Bintang 7 lines

PURPLE GREEN BLUE 400 420 421 580 

Bukit Bintang Sentral Connecting station to  MR6  KL Monorail.

Pedestrian access to  KJ10  KLCC on the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and  MR7  Raja Chulan for the KL Monorail via an elevated walkway from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Theme: Dynamic

 KG20 Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) 2 lines

T407 402 

Pasar Rakyat Future cross-platform interchange with  PY23  MRT Putrajaya Line.


Theme: Islamic Corporate

 KG21 Cochrane 4 lines

T352 T400 T401 GREY 420 

Cochrane Feeder bus T401  to  SP12  Cheras for LRT Sri Petaling Line.

Theme: Urban Living

 KG22 AEON–Maluri 8 lines

T352 T400 T401 PARROTGREEN GREY 400 402 450 

Maluri Interchange station with  AG13  for LRT Ampang Line.

Feeder bus T401  to  SP12  Cheras for LRT Sri Petaling Line.

Theme: New Generation

 KG23 Taman Pertama Elevated N/A 3 lines

T305 400 450 

Taman Bukit Ria
 KG24 Taman Midah 4 lines[53]

T305 T402 400 450 

Taman Bukit Mewah

Feeder bus T402  to  SP13  Salak Selatan for LRT Sri Petaling Line and Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM.

Proposed interchange with  CC22  MRT Circle Line.

 KG25 Taman Mutiara N/A 4 lines

T408 T409 400 450 

Leisure Mall
 KG26 Taman Connaught N/A 4 lines

T410 T411 T412 450 

Plaza Phoenix Feeder bus T410  to  KB04  SP15  KT2  Bandar Tasik Selatan.
 KG27 Taman Suntex 3 lines

T413 T406 450 

Taman Suntex
 KG28 Sri Raya 3 lines

T414 T406 450 

Taman Cuepacs
 KG29 Bandar Tun Hussein Onn 2 line

T415 KJ03 

Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
 KG30 Batu 11 Cheras N/A 4 lines

T416 T417 450 590 

Balakong
 KG31 Bukit Dukung 4 lines T453 

T454 T455 450 

Taman Koperasi
 KG32 Taman Mesra -- - - - - Shelved station
 KG33 Sungai Jernih 17 July 2017 Elevated 2 line

T456 450 

Saujana Impian
 KG34 Stadium Kajang N/A 7 lines

T451 T457 T458 T459 T460 KJ01 450 

Bandar Kajang Feeder bus T451  to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia via  KB06  Kajang and  KB07  UKM stations along the KTM Seremban Line.
 KG35 Kajang 6 lines

T451 T461 T462 T463 T464 450 

Kajang Southern terminus.

Interchange station, without paid area integration to  KB06  KTM Seremban Line and KTM ETS.[54]

Proposed Interchange To

Putrajaya Monorail

Services and rolling stock

MRT SBK real time passenger information display system (PIDS)
MRT SBK interior rolling stock designed by BMW Group Designworks

According to MRT Corp, the four-car train sets are servicing the line with an average headway of 3.5 minutes in an hour, equivalent to 400,000 passengers per day.[55]

The rolling stock is manufactured by Siemens/CSR Nanjing Puzhen in a partnership with SMH Rail Consortium Sdn Bhd. The trains will be driverless with a capacity of 1,200 passengers in a 4-car trainsets formation. The Siemens Inspiro rolling stock will be supplied with the same configuration as the trainsets supplied for Warsaw Metro M1.[56]

  • 29 June 2014: The first two train car bodies arrived in Westport, Port Klang, Selangor. The train will be assembled in the country's first train assembly plant in Rasa, Hulu Selangor. The purpose built plant for the KVMRT project is solely owned and operated by SMH Rail Sdn Bhd. SMH Rail had a consortium partnership with Siemens AG and Siemens Malaysia. Work to assemble the trains began immediately after the first two train car bodies arrived in Westport. The time taken to assemble one train set is about 30 days. The plant has two assembly lines, allowing work on four trains sets to be carried out at the same time.[57]
  • 30 November 2014: Another 14 train car bodies had arrived.

Car length (over coupler): 22.89 m (end car), 22.2 m (intermediate car)[1]

Number of passenger doors per car side / door width: 4 / 1400 mm

Traction power supply: 750 V DC, third rail

The 4-car trainsets are maintained at 2 purpose built facilities, Sungai Buloh and Kajang depots, located nearby Kwasa Damansara and Sungai Jernih stations respectively.[58]

Formation

The train consist of four cars, with cars 1 towards Kajang and cars 4 towards Kwasa Damansara.

All trainsets data are as follows (updated December 2022):[59]

Set designation1234
Formation CabinMiddle CarMiddle CarCabin

Ridership

Kajang Line Ridership[60][61]
Year Month/Quarter Ridership Annual Ridership Note
2022 Q1 7,235,774 45,359,948
Q2 10,682,308
Q3 13,688,093
Q4 13,753,773
2021 Q1 5,369,444 19,573,010
Q2 4,714,785
Q3 2,666,394
Q4 6,822,387
2020 Q1 13,973,715 33,168,335
Q2 3,406,537
Q3 9,608,104
Q4 6,179,979
2019 Q1 14,918,332 63,952,805
Q2 15,243,503
Q3 16,370,286
Q4 17,420,684
2018 Q1 11,333,252 51,314,240
Q2 11,997,681
Q3 13,424,667
Q4 14,558,640
2017 Q1 1,505,856 22,253,637
Q2 1,161,218
Q3 9,318,373 Semantan - Kajang section opened on 17 July 2017
Q4 10,365,061
2016 Dec - - Phase One opened on 16 December 2016 but ridership was not officially tabulated

In the second quarter of 2018, the quarterly ridership is a little short of 12 million, following an overall rising trend. However, the line is deemed to have inadequate ridership to cover the construction, operation and maintenance costs. A target of 250,000 daily passengers is required for the line to break even with its operation costs.[62]

Depots

There are two maintenance depots for the Kajang Line, namely the Sungai Buloh depot and Kajang depots. The former is accessible by trains to the north of Kwasa Damansara station, while the latter is located near Sungai Jernih, where trains access the depot from Bukit Dukung instead.[63][64]

See also

Notes and references

Notes

  1. As of 2006, the percentage of public transport passengers was only 11%.[8]
  2. The Golden Triangle is Malaysia’s leading business hub, spanning areas to the north of Jalan Pudu and Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, west of Jalan Tun Razak and south of Jalan Ampang.[13]
  3. By May 2009, tenders for the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and LRT Ampang Line extension projects would be called as the designs have been finalised but there was no news on the implementation of the Kota Damansara-Cheras Line.[15]
  4. The main section of the line is to be extended by 12km while a branch line will extend the line by 4km.[17]
  5. The second line is expected to be connecting Sungai Buloh, Kepong, the city and Serdang while the third line is an orbital route.[21]
  6. Developers in KL city had been asked to redesign their upcoming mixed-development projects to integrate with MRT stations.[21][22]

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