Sungai Buloh station

The Sungai Buloh station is an integrated railway station serving the suburb of Sungai Buloh in Selangor, Malaysia, which is located to the northwest of Kuala Lumpur.

 KA08   PY04 
Sungai Buloh

Commuter rail, Intercity rail and Mass rapid transit (MRT) station
The station's signboard after being transferred to Putrajaya Line and the ducky trainset is entering the station from Kampung Batu.
General information
Other namesMalay: سوڠاي بولوه (Jawi)
Chinese: 双溪毛糯
Tamil: சுங்கை பூலோ
LocationSungai Buloh, Selangor
Malaysia
Coordinates3°12′22″N 101°34′49″E
Owned byMRT Corp
Railway Assets Corporation
Operated byRapid Rail
Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Platforms1 side platform (KTM)
1 island platform (MRT)
Tracks4 (KTM)
2 (MRT)
Construction
Structure type KA08  Surface
 PY04  Elevated
ParkingAvailable with payment. 1236 parking bays, 258 motorcycle bays.
Bicycle facilitiesAvailable. 30 bicycle bays.
Other information
Station code KA08 
 PY04  (after 16 June 2022)
 SBK01  (before 16 June 2022)
History
Opened1892 (KTM)
16 December 2016 (MRT)
16 June 2022 (PYT)
Rebuilt2016 (KTM)
Electrified1995 (KTM)
Services
Preceding station Keretapi Tanah Melayu
(Komuter)
Following station
Kuang
towards Tanjung Malim
Port Klang Line Kepong Sentral
towards Port Klang
Preceding station Keretapi Tanah Melayu (ETS) Following station
Rawang
towards Ipoh
KL Sentral–Ipoh (Gold) Kepong Sentral
KL Sentral–Ipoh (Silver)
Tanjung Malim
towards Padang Besar
KL Sentral–Padang Besar (Platinum) Kuala Lumpur
Tanjung Malim
towards Butterworth
KL Sentral–Butterworth (Platinum)
Rawang
towards Padang Besar
Padang Besar–Gemas (Gold) Kuala Lumpur
towards Gemas
Batang Kali
towards Butterworth
Butterworth–Gemas (Gold)
Preceding station Following station
Damansara Damai Putrajaya Line Kampung Selamat
towards Kwasa Damansara

It is an interchange station, with one section catering to the KTM Komuter Port Klang Line and KTM ETS services, and another section for the MRT Putrajaya Line (formerly the MRT Kajang line). However, there is no paid-area integration between both sections as the two services use different ticketing systems. The newly built integrated station was opened on 16 December 2016 together with the opening of the first phase of the Kajang Line.[1]

The station was the northern terminus of the Kajang Line until October 2021. The MRT station was closed along with Kampung Selamat and Kwasa Damansara stations until the opening of the Putrajaya line.[2] Their transfer to the Putrajaya line was completed when it began partial operations on June 16, 2022.[3]

Location

The station is located north of Jalan Kuala Selangor near the intersection with Jalan Sungai Buloh, and also Jalan Hospital. The station is located at the same location as the former Sungai Buloh railway station, of which part of the structure is still being used and integrated with the new station.[4]

History

First station

The first Sungai Buloh railway station opened in 1892 when the section of the main railway line, now the KTM West Coast Line between Batu Junction and Rawang was opened.

Old KTM Komuter station

The old railway station being dismantled.

The station underwent refurbishment as part of the Klang Valley Electrification and Double Tracking Project which saw the station becoming one of the stations of the KTM Komuter service in 1995. The station was originally on the Rawang-Seremban Line until 2016 when a revamp of the KTM Komuter service saw the station serving the KTM Port Klang Line with trains running between Tanjung Malim and Port Klang.

The station had four tracks, with two side platforms serving the two outer tracks, and the two inner tracks served as bypass tracks for KTM ETS or freight trains that did not stop at the station. A pedestrian overhead bridge, which later had lifts to make the bridge disabled friendly, linked to the two platforms. The main entrance together with the main station building was located on the south-bound platform.

Integrated interchange station

Sungai Buloh MRT Station

When construction of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project began in 2010, the MRT station was designed to be one of four interchange stations between the MRT Kajang Line and the Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway network. The other interchange stations are Muzium Negara (to KL Sentral), Pasar Seni (to Kuala Lumpur) and Kajang.

The new station was constructed next to then existing KTM station building, occupying what was previously the at-grade open-air car park. The MRT section and common concourse of the station, which is partially over KTM tracks, was built while the KTM station remained in-operation throughout the construction period.

The integrated station opened as part of the opening of Phase One of the MRT Kajang Line on 16 December 2016.[5]

With the completion and opening of the new integrated station, the old KTM station structure was dismantled. The KTM ticketing office and other offices were relocated from the old station to the common concourse of the new station building. Only the original KTM station platforms were retained, while the old entrance at the southbound platform was sealed off. The platforms were renovated to enable access to the new KTM concourse.

Station layout

L3 MRT platform level Platform 2 12 Putrajaya towards  PY01  Kwasa Damansara (→)
Island platform
Platform 1 12 Putrajaya towards  PY41  Putrajaya Sentral (←)
L2 MRT concourse Toilets, MRT station machinery rooms
L1 Common concourse KTM faregates, MRT faregates, Ticketing Machines, Customer Service Offices, Station Control, Shops, Entrance B pedestrian bridge to both sides of Jalan Kuala Selangor
G KTM platform level Side platform
Platform 1 2 Port Klang towards  KA16  Tanjung Malim (→)
 ETS  towards Padang Besar (→)
Bypass Track
Bypass Track
Platform 2 2 Port Klang towards  KD19  Port Klang (←)
 ETS  towards Gemas (←)
Side platform
Street side area Entrance A, Feeder Bus Terminal, taxi lay-by, kiss and ride lay-by, staff parking, walkway to multi-storey park and ride building

The station has a total of six tracks and three platforms, of which 4 tracks and 2 platforms are serviced by KTM and the other 2 tracks and a platform is serviced by the MRT.[6]

The common concourse of the Sungai Buloh KTM and MRT Station, with the fare gates to the KTM section on the left and the MRT gates to the right at the far end.
Exterior view of MRT concourse and MRT upper concourse from Entrance B.

The station has a common elevated concourse shared by the MRT and the KTM. The ticket vending machines and ticketing offices for both services, as well as two retail outlets are located at this common concourse. The concourse was constructed over the four KTM tracks.[7]

From this common concourse, stairs, escalators and lifts descend from within the KTM paid area beyond the faregates to the two at-grade side platforms which were the existing platforms of the previous KTM station. Similarly beyond the MRT faregates, stairs, escalators and lifts bring passengers up to the MRT concourse level and the a further level up to the single island platform of the MRT line.[8]

The paid areas for both services however are not connected and there is no paid-area-to-paid-area integration. This is because the KTM and MRT use different ticketing systems.[9]

Exits and entrances

The station has two entrances. The main entrance is Entrance A which has escalators, stairs and lifts rising from at-grade level to the common concourse, serving both MRT and KTM users. The other entrance is Entrance B is located at the south side of the common concourse and is linked to a staircase down to both sides of Jalan Kuala Selangor (Federal Highway 54).[10]

Putrajaya Line station
Entrance Location Destination Picture
A Dedicated station road from Jalan Hospital and Jalan Kusta Feeder bus terminal, taxi and private vehicle lay-by, multi storey park and ride, Masjid Jamek Pekan Sungai Buloh, Kampung Masjid, SJK(T) Saraswathy
B Access via pedestrian bridge from Jalan Kuala Selangor Trunk bus stop, taxi lay-by, Kem Sungai Buloh

Park and ride facility

As part of the construction of the MRT Kajang Line, a six-storey multi-storey park and ride facility was also constructed at this station. The facility has about 1,200 parking bays. The parking charge is RM4.30 per day and can only be paid by using Touch 'n Go cards.[11]

Train services

The MRT Sungai Buloh station platform.
A KTM Class 83 at the KTM Komuter platform for Tanjung Malim-Sungai Buloh route shuttle service.

The Sungai Buloh station is served by the following train services:

When Phase One operations for the MRT Putrajaya Line began on June 16, 2022, this station became a part of this line. It ceased to be part of the Kajang Line. The portion of the line between this station and Kwasa Damansara was transferred to the Putrajaya Line, making Kwasa Damansara the new northern terminus of the Kajang Line as well as the Putrajaya Line.[12]

Bus Services

Feeder Bus Services

The MRT feeder buses at Sungai Buloh railway station.

With the opening of the MRT Kajang Line, feeder buses also began operating linking the station with several housing areas and villages in and near Sungai Buloh. The feeder buses operate from the station's feeder bus hub accessed via Entrance A of the station.[13]

Route No. Origin Desitination Via
T100[14]  KA08  PY04  Sungai Buloh Hospital Sungai Buloh
UiTM Sungai Buloh
Jalan Hospital
Hospital Sungai Buloh
UiTM Sungai Buloh
T101[15]  KA08  PY04  Sungai Buloh Bukit Rahman Putra Jalan Hospital
Jalan Kusta
Kampung Melayu Sungai Buloh
Persiaran Bukit Rahman 3
Persiaran Bukit Rahman Putra 1
Jalan Besar Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh
Jalan Kuala Selangor
T102[16]  KA08  PY04  Sungai Buloh Kampung Paya Jaras
Kubu Gajah
Aman Suria
Jalan Kuala Selangor
Jalan Paya Jaras Tengah
Jalan Kubu Gajah
T105[17]  KA08  PY04  Sungai Buloh Matang Pagar Jalan Kusta
Jalan Kampung Melayu Sungai Buloh
Jalan Matang Pagar
Jalan SP 4
Jalan SP 17

Trunk Bus Services

Trunk bus services do not enter the station area but stop at bus stops along Jalan Kuala Selangor. From these bus stops, access to the station is via the overhead pedestrian bridge to Entrance B of the station.

Route No. Origin Desitination Via
Selangor Omnibus Service
100 Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur
( AG7  SP7  KJ13  Masjid Jamek)
Kuala Selangor
101 Bandar Saujana Utama  KA08  PY04  Sungai Buloh
107 Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur Bestari Jaya (Batang Berjuntai) Ijok

Concourse and platform

Entrance

See also

 KD09  KS02  KJ28  Subang Jaya and  KB06  KG35  Kajang stations are designed in a similar fashion to the Sungai Buloh station.

References

  1. "Prime Minister Launches Phase One of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line" (PDF). Klang Valley MRT Project. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. "Three MRT stations closed temporarily". The Star Online. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  3. Ibrahim, Junaid (June 16, 2022). "New Putrajaya Line source of enthusiasm, optimism for commuters". The Star. Sungai Buloh, Selangor. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  4. "Sungai Buloh Station - KLIA2 Info". Malaysia Airport KLIA2. July 17, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  5. "Stations List". Klang Valley MRT Project. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  6. "Sungai Buloh Station - KLIA2 Info". Malaysia Airport KLIA2. July 17, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  7. "Sungai Buloh Station - KLIA2 Info". Malaysia Airport KLIA2. July 17, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  8. "Sungai Buloh Station - KLIA2 Info". Malaysia Airport KLIA2. July 17, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  9. "Merge three public transport cards into one". Malaysiakini. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  10. "Sungai Buloh MRT Station". Greater Kuala Lumpur. 2017-07-28. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  11. "Park and Ride Information". Klang Valley MRT Project. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  12. "MYMRT | MRT Corp - Official webpage for the Klang Valley My Rapid Transit". www.mymrt.com.my. Archived from the original on 2017-06-27. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  13. "Feeder Bus Routes". Klang Valley MRT Project. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  14. RapidKL Route T100
  15. RapidKL Route T101
  16. RapidKL Route 102
  17. RapidKL Route T105
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