Kelana Jaya line

The LRT Kelana Jaya Line is a medium-capacity light rapid transit (LRT) line and the first fully automated and driverless rail system in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. It forms a part of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System in and around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Servicing 37 stations, the line has 46.4 km of grade-separated tracks running mostly on underground and elevated guideways. Formerly known as the PUTRA LRT, it is operated as part of the RapidKL system by Rapid Rail, a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia. The line is named after its former terminus, the Kelana Jaya station.

Kelana Jaya Line
Bombardier Innovia ART 200 (left) and Innovia Metro 300 (right) at the KL Sentral LRT station
Overview
Native nameLRT Laluan Kelana Jaya
StatusFully operational
OwnerPrasarana Malaysia
Line number5 (ruby)
LocaleKlang Valley
Termini
Stations37[1]
Websitemyrapid.com.my
Service
TypeMedium-capacity rail system
System Rapid KL
ServicesGombakPutra Heights
Operator(s)Rapid Rail
Depot(s)Subang Depot
Rolling stockBombardier Innovia ART 200 & Metro 300
266 carriages; 2-car & 4-car trainsets
Width: 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in) - narrow profile
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft) & 33.7 m (111 ft)
Daily ridership329,406 (2019)[2]
Ridership94.658 million (2019)
History
OpenedPhase 1 Kelana Jaya - Pasar Seni
1 September 1998 (1998-09-01)
Phase 2 Pasar Seni - Gombak
1 June 1999 (1999-06-01)
Last extensionKelana Jaya - Putra Heights
30 June 2016 (2016-06-30)
Technical
Line length46.4 km (28.8 mi)
CharacterMostly elevated
Subsurface station(s): Sri Rampai
Underground station(s): Ampang Park - Masjid Jamek
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC third rail + linear induction motor
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
SignallingCITYFLO 650 CBTC
Route map

KJ1
Gombak  ECR 
KJ2
Taman Melati
KJ3
Wangsa Maju
KJ4
Sri Rampai
KJ5
Setiawangsa
KJ6
Jelatek
KJ7
Dato' Keramat
KJ8
Damai
KJ9
PY16
Ampang Park
KJ10
KLCC
KJ11
Kampung Baru
MR8
Bukit Nanas
KJ12
Dang Wangi
KJ13
AG7/SP7
Masjid Jamek
KJ14/SBK16
Pasar Seni
Kuala Lumpur
12
SBK17
Muzium Negara
KJ15
KL Sentral
1210 67 8
KJ16
Bank Rakyat-Bangsar
KJ17
Abdullah Hukum
2
KJ18
Kerinchi
KJ19
Universiti
KJ20
Taman Jaya
KJ21
Asia Jaya
KJ22
Taman Paramount
KJ23
Taman Bahagia
KJ24
Kelana Jaya
KJ25
Lembah Subang
Subang Depot
KJ26
Ara Damansara
Persada PLUS
KJ27
CGC-Glenmarie
KJ28
Subang Jaya
210
KJ29
SS15
KJ30
SS18
KJ31/SB7
USJ7
KJ32
Taipan
KJ33
Wawasan
KJ34
USJ21
KJ35
Alam Megah
KJ36
Subang Alam
SP31/KJ37
Putra Heights

Interchange stations

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

The line is numbered 5 and coloured ruby on official transit maps.

History

Construction began in 1994, about the same time as construction of the Ampang Line. The tunnels were constructed by Hazama Corporation and Hyundai Engineering & Construction.[3] Operation commenced on 1 September 1998 between Subang Depot and Pasar Seni, with phase two, Pasar Seni to Terminal Putra, starting on 1 June 1999.[4]

In 2002, the line carried its 150 millionth passenger, with an average of 160,000 passengers daily.[5] Today, it carries over 250,000 passengers per day and over 350,000 per day during national events.[6]

The line underwent a 17 km extension with construction from early 2010 through to 2016. With 13 new stations added to the line beyond the Kelana Jaya terminus, the new terminus is now at Putra Heights, where the line meets with the Sri Petaling Line.[7]

The Kelana Jaya Line was known as PUTRA LRT, with "PUTRA" standing for Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd (Automatic Light Transit Joint Venture Project), until the company was taken over by its current owner Prasarana Malaysia.

Chronology

  • 15 February 1994Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd (PUTRA-LRT) is incorporated.
  • 1 September 1998 – Section 1 from Subang Depot to Pasar Seni commences operations.
  • 1 June 1999 – Section 2 from Pasar Seni to Terminal PUTRA (now known as Gombak) commences operations. The second section includes Malaysia's first underground railway.
  • 26 April 2002Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd is wound up by the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
  • 1 September 2002 – PUTRA-LRT comes under management of Syarikat Prasarana Negara (also known as Prasarana Malaysia) and renamed "Putraline" under the first phase of the restructuring of Kuala Lumpur's public transport system. Prasarana also takes over STAR-LRT and is renamed "Starline".
  • November 2004 – Operational aspects of the two lines are transferred to the new government-owned Rapid KL under the second phase of the restructuring process. Ownership of their assets remains with Prasarana.
  • July 2005 – Rebranding of the system from Putraline to the Kelana Jaya Line begins. Station signage is changed by 2006.
  • 24 July 2006 – Failure of the back-up computer causes the line to stop functioning during the evening rush hour. Passengers are trapped in trains and some force open doors to get out.
  • 29 August 2006 – The then-Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announces that the line will be extended from Lembah Subang to Subang Jaya and USJ.
  • 6 October 2006 – A "technical problem" causes a train to stall between Dato Keramat and Damai at 7am, causing a shut-down of the Masjid JamekGombak LRT Station stretch. Normal service is restored by 5pm that day.
  • 13 October 2006Prasarana signs an agreement with Bombardier HARTASUMA Consortium (BHC) for the purchase of 22 four-car sets with an option of an additional 13 train sets for RM1.2 billion. The new trains are targeted to be delivered by 2008.
  • 12 December 2006 – An accident occurs during peak hour as a train was approaching Pasar Seni LRT station. The train stops abruptly as if it hit something. No casualties occur.
  • 8 October 2007Prasarana purchases an additional 13 Advanced Rapid Transit (ART) MK II train sets (52 cars) for 71 million. Delivery is expected in 2010.[8]
  • 27 July 2009 – The then-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announces that 35 new four-car trains will be operational by the end of 2012.[9]
  • 15 September 2009Prasarana begins a 3-month public display of the proposed alignment of the extension (and the Sri Petaling Line extension) for feedback.[10][11]
  • October 2009 – Test runs for the new four-car trains begin.[12] Passengers are not allowed to board these trains.
  • 30 December 2009 – Three four-car trains officially begin service, while the remaining 32 four-car trains are gradually introduced into service through April 2011.[13]
  • 24 December 2010 – Sri Rampai opens.
  • 28 November 2011 – The Kelana Jaya and Ampang – Sri Petaling Lines are integrated with a single ticketing system.
  • 2 December 2015 – New fare structure takes effect and the new 'Smart 7' Weekly and 'Smart 30' Monthly smart cards[14] are announced.
  • 14 April 2016 – It is confirmed that the Kelana Jaya Line extension will be fully operational on 30 June 2016.[15]
  • 30 June 2016 – The Kelana Jaya Line extension starts operations.
  • 29 December 2016Prasarana launches the first new Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 trains, also known as KLAV.
  • October 2017 – All 14 KLAV trains enter service.

Line information

Stations

Underground LRT tunnel of the line with visible of emergency sidewalk
Official route map for the 5 LRT Kelana Jaya Line.

The line runs from Putra Heights through Kelana Jaya to Gombak, serving the Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya regions to the south; southwest and central Kuala Lumpur, and Kuala Lumpur City Centre to the centre; and low-density residential areas further north. At 46.4 km in length, it is one of the longest fully automated driverless metro lines in the world.

The stations are given in a north–south direction, consists primarily of elevated stops and a handful of underground and at-grade stations. Of the 37 stations, 31 are elevated, Sri Rampai lies at ground level, and five stops (Masjid Jamek, Dang Wangi, Kampung Baru, KLCC, and Ampang Park) are underground.

The stations, like those of the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines, are styled in several types of architectural designs. Elevated stations, in most parts, were constructed in four major styles with distinctive roof designs for specific portions of the line. KL Sentral station, added later, features a design more consistent with the Stesen Sentral station building. Underground stations, however, tend to feature unique concourse layout and vestibules, and feature floor-to-ceiling platform screen doors to prevent platform-to-track intrusions. 22 stations (including two terminal stations and the five subway stations) use a single island platform, while 15 others use two side platforms. Stations with island platforms allow easy interchange between north-bound and south-bound trains without requiring one to walk down or up to the concourse level. The island platform at Putra Heights terminal station is shared with the Sri Petaling Line trains bound for Sentul Timur, allowing cross-platform line interchange at the station.

The stations were built to support disabled passengers, with elevators and wheelchair lifts alongside escalators and stairways between the levels. The stations have platform gaps smaller than 5 cm to allow easy access for the disabled and wheelchair users. They are able to achieve this with:

  • Tracks that are non-ballasted, lessening rail and train movements
  • Trains that have direct rubber suspension, lessening train body movements
  • Trains that do not rapidly run through stations
  • Stations that have straight platforms

The stations on the Kelana Jaya Line are the earliest rapid transit stations in the Klang Valley designed to provide a degree of accessibility for handicapped users. In contrast, handicapped-friendly facilities for the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines were installed beginning in 2012.

The stations have closed-circuit security cameras for security purposes.

List of stations

Code Name Image Platform type Position Parking bays Interchange/notes
 KJ1 Gombak Terminus (Island)ElevatedMSPR: 1,441

Northern terminus. Formerly known as Terminal Putra.

  • Parking is provided by a multi-storey park-and-ride, the only one on the Kelana Jaya Line, and is accessible only using TnG cards.
  • Proposed interchange with East Coast Rail Link (shelved)
 KJ2 Taman Melati SideParking by DBKL
 KJ3 Wangsa Maju Island
 KJ4 Sri Rampai SideSubsurfaceNot available
 KJ5 Setiawangsa IslandElevated125Proposed interchange with  CC14  MRT Circle Line.
 KJ6 Jelatek Side292
 KJ7 Dato' Keramat Not available
 KJ8 Damai Island
 KJ9 Ampang Park UndergroundFuture connecting station to  PY16  MRT Putrajaya Line.
 KJ10 KLCC By Suria KLCC and Avenue K managementPedestrian access to  MR6  Bukit Bintang and  MR7  Raja Chulan for KL Monorail, and  KG18A  Pavilion Kuala Lumpur - Bukit Bintang for MRT Kajang line via a pedestrian walkway connecting the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
 KJ11 Kampung Baru Not available
 KJ12 Dang Wangi Connecting station to  MR8  Bukit Nanas for KL Monorail.
 KJ13 Masjid Jamek Interchange station to  AG7  SP7  LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines.
 KJ14 Pasar Seni Elevated

Interchange station to  KG16  MRT Kajang Line.

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

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

 KJ15 KL Sentral Side

Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:

 KJ16 Bank Rakyat–Bangsar
 KJ17 Abdullah Hukum

Interchange station, without paid area integration, to  KD01  KTM Port Klang Line.

Link-bridge access to  KB01  Mid Valley for KTM Seremban Line via KL Eco City.

 KJ18 Kerinchi
 KJ19 Universiti IslandRapidKL Bus T789 to Universiti Malaya and T788 to  KB01  Mid Valley.

Proposed connecting station with  CC30  MRT Circle Line.

 KJ20 Taman Jaya Side
 KJ21 Asia Jaya IslandParking by MBPJ
 KJ22 Taman Paramount Side68
 KJ23 Taman Bahagia Parking by MPSJ
 KJ24 Kelana Jaya Island482

Bus hub to Subang Jaya, Sunway Pyramid and Bandar Utama.

 KJ25 Lembah Subang SideNot availableThe station is located on top of the existing Lembah Subang depot reception track ramp.
 KJ26 Ara Damansara Island817
 KJ27 CGC–Glenmarie 569Future interchange wth the  SA07  LRT Shah Alam Line.
 KJ28  Subang Jaya Parking by KTMB

Interchange station, without paid integration, to  KD09  KS02  KTM Port Klang Line and Skypark Link.

 KJ29 SS15 Not available
 KJ30 SS18
 KJ31 USJ7 Interchange station with  SB7  BRT Sunway Line.
 KJ32 Taipan Side
 KJ33 Wawasan
 KJ34 USJ21 694
 KJ35 Alam Megah Island196
 KJ36 Subang Alam 115
 KJ37 Putra Heights Terminus (Island & Side)452Southern terminus of both the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and LRT Sri Petaling Line.

Cross-platform interchange to  SP31  LRT Sri Petaling Line.

Extensions

On 29 August 2006, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Mohd Najib Abdul Razak announced that the western end would be extended to the suburbs of Subang Jaya (USJ and Putra Heights) to the south-west of Kuala Lumpur. The extension would be part of a RM10 billion plan to expand Kuala Lumpur's public transport network.

The expansion plan will also see the Sri Petaling Line extended to the suburbs of Puchong and the south-west of Kuala Lumpur. The plan also involved the construction of an entirely new line, tentatively called the Kota Damansara–Cheras line, running from Kota Damansara in the western portion of the city, to Cheras in the southeast of Kuala Lumpur.

As of August 2008, Syarikat Prasarana Negara was reportedly running land and engineering studies for the proposed extension.[16]

In September 2009, Syarikat Prasarana Negara began displaying the alignment of the proposed extensions over a 3-month period for feedback. The Kelana Jaya extension would have 13 new stations over 17 km from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights. Construction was expected to commence in early 2010.[7][10][11][17]

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.[18]

Construction works on the Kelana Jaya Line and the Sri Petaling Line extension project were targeted to accelerate at the end of March 2011, with commencement of structural works, subject to approval from state government and local authorities.[19]

In 2014, completion of the extension was targeted for 2016.[20] On 14 April 2016, Prasarana Malaysia confirmed in a media release that the Kelana line extension would be fully operating on 30 June 2016.[15]

Rolling stock

2-car 1998 Innovia ART 200

Unrefurbished 2-car Bombarider Innovia ART 200

The rolling stock, in use since the opening of the line in 1998, consists of 35 Innovia ART 200 trains[7][21] with related equipment and services supplied by the Bombardier Group and train electronics company Quester Tangent. They consist of two-electric multiple units, which serve as either a driving car or trailer car depending on the direction of travel. They are equipped with Linear Induction Motor (LIM) propulsion technology which allows for operation on tighter curves, with less noise and greatly reduced wheel and track wear. The plating in between the running rails is used for accelerating and decelerating the train; additionally, the reaction plate is semi-magnetised, which pulls the train along and helps it slow down.

The ART is completely automated and operates without drivers, stopping at stations for a limited amount of time. Nevertheless, manual override control panels are provided at each end of the trains for use in an event of an emergency. The technology is essentially identical to that of the Vancouver SkyTrain, which operates in very similar environments.

The foldable seat to make space for wheelchairs and strollers inside Innovia ART 200

The interior of the ART, like its Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines' counterparts, consists of plastic seating aligned sideways towards the sides of the train, with one foldable seats for passengers at the end of the cars for wheelchair, and spacing in the middle for standing occupants. Since its launch in 1998, the ART rolling stock has remained relatively unchanged; only more holding straps have been added and the labeling has been modified from Putra-LRT to RapidKL. Some of the rolling stock has the majority of the seats removed for added passenger capacity during rush hours.

4-car 2009 Innovia ART 200

4-car Bombardier Innovia ART 200

On 13 October 2006, Syarikat Prasarana Negara signed an agreement with Bombardier HARTASUMA Consortium for the purchase of 88 Innovia ART 200 cars (22 train sets of 4-cars), with an option for another 13, for RM1.2 billion.[22] The 22 train sets, initially targeted to be delivered from August 2008 onwards, would have four cars each, boosting the carrying capacity of the fleet by 1,500 people. On 8 October 2007, Syarikat Prasarana Negara exercised its option to purchase an additional 52 Innovia ART 200 cars (13 train sets of 4-cars) for 71 million, expected to be delivered in 2010.

Although the trains were expected to arrive in August 2008, the manufacturer delayed the delivery to November 2008. Rapid Rail said that the trains will only be usable by September 2009 after having sufficient rolling stocks, power line upgrades, and safety testing.[23] Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said in Parliament that the new trains would begin operations by December 2009.[24] However, in July 2009, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced that the four-car trains will only be fully operational by the end of 2012.[9]

On 30 December 2009, 3 of the 35 new four-car trains entered commercial service.[25] In addition to increased capacity up to 950 passengers per trip, new features included seat belts for wheelchair-bound travelers, door alarm lights for hearing impaired, and more handles for standing commuters.[26]

Innovia ART 200 Mid-Life Refurbishment

Bombardier Innovia ART 200 MLR set

In June 2012, several 2-car Innovia ART 200 trains underwent major refurbishment work done by from Hartasuma Consortium.[27] Known as Mid-Life Refurbishments (MLR), these refurbishments include an updated livery, changes of the LED headlights and interior lights, and interior refurbishments such as newer seat design and the installation of additional infotainment systems. Facilities were also added, such as openable windows during emergencies. The first MLR set, TR08, entered service on 15 October 2014.[28]

Interior of the refurbished set
A 'married train' of the Innovia ART 200 MLR set

In 2017, another MLR project included two 2-car sets permanently coupled to form a 4-car set, known as the 'married train'. Interiors were similar to the previous MLR sets with added TV panels at each end of the sets, dynamic route map displays and walkable through gangways between the two sets. The first coupled train, TR87 (previously TR22 and TR27), entered service on 29 December 2017, with the remaining undergoing delivery in stages.[29]

KLAV Innovia Metro 300

Bombardier Innovia Metro 300, known as KLAV

Under the Kuala Lumpur Additional Vehicle programme, the new generation Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 started service in June 2016. Each driverless train features a new design for the end caps, a curved sidewall structure, and a larger, more spacious interior. All trains come in a four-car configuration with each car accommodating up to 220 passengers. Low energy consumption is achieved through a combination of lightweight aluminium car shells and a LIM propulsion system. Furthermore, the vehicle's regenerative braking enables the reuse of energy released during braking. The aisles and walk-through gangways are also wider when compared with the previous fleet. In addition, the trainsets are equipped with 16 cameras on board, infotainment LCD screens, dynamic route maps, better air-conditioning and bigger windows. With the new trains, the line could increase its capacity by 20 to 30 percent.[30][31][32][33]

An additional 27 new trainsets are being delivered. As of August 2020, three have arrived with two of them under installation. They were delivered for the first time by air using an Antonov An-124, one of the largest cargo planes in existence. The rest of the fleet are to be delivered by ship.[34] Since 27 June 2021, two trainsets labelled Sets 92 and 93 were spotted to be in service on the line.[note 1][35]

Fleet details

The Kelana Jaya Line fleet consists of the following models:

Innovia Series Number built Formation Manufacturers Notes
INNOVIA ART 200 35 trainsets 2-cars Bombardier Transportation In operation since 1998. Starting 2014, being refurbished into 10 trainsets of 2-cars and 12 trainsets of 4-cars (leaving one trainset unrefurbished).
35 trainsets 4-cars In operation since the end of 2009[25]
INNOVIA Metro 300 14 trainsets In operation since the end of 2016
27 trainsets In operation
On order.[36] Delivery to start in July 2023.

The old RM10 banknote of the 1996 series featured an image of the 2-car Bombardier Innovia ART 200 Kelana Jaya Line train.

Below are listed the Bombardier Innovia ART 200 refurbished 2-car set or known as MLR (Mid-Life Refurbishment).

All trainsets data are as follows (updated December 2022):[37]

Set No.Innovia SeriesStatusCar Configuration
Set 02 ART 200In operationRefurbished 2-car
Set 03 ART 200Temporarily groundedRefurbished 2-car
Set 04 ART 200Temporarily groundedRefurbished 2-car
Set 05 ART 200In operationRefurbished 2-car
Set 06 ART 200In operationRefurbished 2-car
Set 08 ART 200Temporarily groundedRefurbished 2-car
Set 09 ART 200In operationRefurbished 2-car
Set 10 ART 200In operationRefurbished 2-car
Set 11 ART 200In operationRefurbished 2-car
Set 12 ART 200In operationRefurbished 2-car

Below are listed the original Bombardier Innovia ART 200 2-car set livery:

Set No.Innovia SeriesStatusCar Configuration
Set 07 ART 200Retired2-car
Set 13 ART 200Retired2-car
Set 14 ART 200Unknown2-car
Set 17 ART 200In operation (renumbered as 15)2-car
Set 18 ART 200Temporarily grounded2-car
Set 19 ART 200Temporarily grounded2-car
Set 20 ART 200In operation2-car
Set 21 ART 200In operation2-car
Set 23 ART 200In operation (less active)2-car
Set 24 ART 200In operation (renumbered as 01)2-car
Set 25 ART 200Temporarily grounded2-car
Set 26 ART 200Unknown marriage2-car
Set 28 ART 200Unknown marriage2-car
Set 30 ART 200In operation (renumbered as 13)2-car
Set 31 ART 200Unknown marriage2-car
Set 32 ART 200Unknown2-car
Set 33 ART 200Under testing (renumbered as 16)2-car
Set 34 ART 200Unknown marriage2-car
Set 35 ART 200Retired2-car

Below are listed the Innovia ART 200 4-car original set:

Set No.Innovia SeriesStatusCar Configuration
Set 36 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 37 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 38 ART 200Unknown4-car
Set 39 ART 200Major repairs4-car
Set 40 ART 200Temporarily grounded (collided with set 81)4-car
Set 41 ART 200Unknown4-car
Set 42 ART 200Unknown4-car
Set 43 ART 200Unknown4-car
Set 44 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 45 ART 200Unknown4-car
Set 46 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 47 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 48 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 49 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 50 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 51 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 52 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 53 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 54 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 55 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 56 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 57 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 58 ART 200Unknown4-car
Set 59 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 60 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 61 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 62 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 63 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 64 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 65 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 66 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 67 ART 200In operation4-car
Set 68 ART 200Unknown4-car
Set 69 ART 200Unknown4-car
Set 70 ART 200In operation4-car

Below are listed the newer Innovia Metro 300 4-car set (also known as KLAV):

Set No.Innovia SeriesStatusCar Configuration
Set 72 Metro 300In operation4-car (Keluarga Malaysia livery)
Set 73 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 74 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 75 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 76 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 77 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 78 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 79 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 80 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 81 Metro 300Temporarily grounded (collided with set 40)4-car
Set 82 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 83 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 84 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 85 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 92 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 93 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 94 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 95 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 96 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 97 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 98 Metro 300In operation4-car
Set 99 Metro 300In operation4-car

Below are the prototype of the four-car refurbished, combining two sets of two-cars together into one:

Set No. (Combination)Innovia SeriesStatusCar Configuration
Set 87 (22+27) ART 200Temporarily grounded4-car
Set 88 (01+16) ART 200Temporarily grounded4-car
Set 89 (15+29) ART 200In operation4-car
Set 90 ART 200Temporarily grounded4-car
Set 91 ART 200In operation4-car

Accidents and incidents

On 4 March 2018, a high-voltage power line broke and fell on the roof of the Kelana Jaya station, causing the roof to be blown off. Trains on both routes pass through the station while it is closed for repairs. The Kelana Jaya station reopened a few days later.

On 2 May 2022, a train braked suddenly in the tunnel between Dang Wangi and Kampung Baru while travelling towards Gombak at around 11:20 p.m. The train eventually continued towards KLCC, with passengers being asked to disembark. No injuries were reported.[38]

In November 2022, a series of service disruptions caused by faulty automatic train control (ATC) device(s) forced trains to move slower and stop longer than usual, especially between Kelana Jaya and KLCC stations.

On 5 November 2022, a fault occurred between KLCC and Ampang Park stations. RapidKL resolved the problem by updating the software of the faulty ATC device, and train service resumed as usual on 6 November 2022. The problem resurfaced again between KLCC and Kelana Jaya stations on the evening of 7 November 2022. Stations between Damai and Lembah Subang were closed at night to resolve the ATC stability issues.[39] However, the same problem recurred on the evening of 8 November 2022, leading to a 4-day suspension.[40] Prasarana carried out the repairs, including finding the root cause of the problem.[41] After the subsequent stability tests under the supervision of technical experts from Thales Group and Land Public Transport Agency, the Ampang Park-Kelana Jaya stretch re-opens on 14 November 2022, two days earlier than expected.[42]

2021 underground collision

On 24 May 2021, at 8:45 pm MYT, train number 181 and 240 collided with each other between the KLCC and Kampung Baru LRT stations. Both trains were traveling in opposite directions on the same track and collided head-on. One of the trains was under maintenance and was being driven manually on the wrong track, while the other was automatically driven from KLCC. A total of 213 people were on board the automated train. Preliminary reports indicated that no fewer than 166 people were injured, 47 of which were serious;[43] no deaths were reported, but 64 people requiring hospitalization, with 6 in critical condition. The case is under investigation as of 25 May 2021. This is the only and most severe incident involving a collision between two trains to occur along the Kelana Jaya line since it first opened in 1999.[44]

Ridership

Kelana Jaya Line Ridership[45][46]
Year Ridership Remarks
2022 55,015,765
2021 25,123,614
2020 45,307,182
2019 94,657,974
2018 87,216,597
2017 83,585,412
2016 79,002,829
2015 82,144,674
2014 81,971,322
2013 78,702,931
2012 71,574,675
2011 68,398,561
2010 58,037,633
2009 55,580,190
2008 58,168,337
2007 56,965,258
2006 56,747,136
2005 60,290,467
2004 57,729,971
2003 50,254,365
2002 54,423,246
2001 52,478,951
2000 44,542,496
1999 17,252,259

Notes and references

Notes

  1. There was no explicit mention of when these trains were officially serving passengers, so the closest date cited in public news sites was mentioned.

References

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