Kajang Line
KLRT Line 9 icon.svg
Semantan Platform 1 viewing KLCC at the background.
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
Stations29 & 3 reserved
Websitemyrapid.com.my
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemRapid KL (brand) Rapid KL
ServicesKwasa DamansaraKajang
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; 5 years ago (2016-12-16)[3]
Sungai Buloh - Semantan
Phase 2
17 July 2017; 5 years ago (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
Route map

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

Interchange stations

integrated paid area
single fare trip
non-integrated paid area
multiple fare trips
Route of the 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.

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]

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

The elevated stations have structures based on the concept of a wakaf, which is a traditional pavilion in Malaysia used as a resting hut. Like the wakaf, the open-sided stations allow natural light into the platforms and provide ventilation.

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
SBK Line Kwasa Damansara Overall View 1.jpg
16 December 2016 Elevated N/A Kota Damansara Northern terminus of both the MRT Kajang Line and MRT Putrajaya Line.

Cross-platform interchange with  PY01  MRT Putrajaya Line

 KG05  Kwasa Sentral
Kwasa Sentral MRT Station (KG05) Exterior (220724) 2.jpg
5 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT772 Bus-logo-white.svgT801 Bus-logo-white.svgT802 Bus-logo-white.svgT803 Bus-logo-white.svgT804 

Taman Industri Sungai Buloh Feeder Bus Bus-logo-white.svgT804  to  KS03  Terminal Skypark for Skypark Link.
 KG05A  Teknologi
Teknologi MRT Station (KG05A) Proposed Location (220724) 2.jpg
- - - - - Provisional station[26]
 KG06  Kota Damansara
Kota Damansara MRT Station (KG06) Exterior View from Track (220724) 2.jpg
16 December 2016 Elevated N/A 2 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT805 Bus-logo-white.svgT806 

PJU 5
 KG07  Surian
SBK Line Surian Station Entrance B feeder bus stop 1.jpg
N/A 2 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT807 Bus-logo-white.svgT808 

Dataran Sunway Feeder Bus Bus-logo-white.svgT807  to  KJ25  Lembah Subang for LRT Kelana Jaya Line.
 KG08  Mutiara Damansara
SBK Line Mutiara Damansara Overall View 1.jpg
N/A 2 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT809 Bus-logo-white.svgT810 

The Curve
 KG09  Bandar Utama
Bandar Utama Station - Mapillary (T2R1KyuutEp7tm3MWt243E).jpg
2 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT811 Bus-logo-white.svgT812 

One Utama Future interchange with the  JS1  LRT Shah Alam Line.
 KG10  Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)
SBK Line TTDI 1.jpg
N/A 2 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT813 Bus-logo-white.svgT814 

TTDI
 KG12  Phileo Damansara
SBK Line Phileo Damansara Station View 1.jpg
2 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT815 Bus-logo-white.svgT816 

Seksyen 16 Feeder bus Bus-logo-white.svgT815  to University of Malaya
 KG12A  Bukit Kiara Selatan - - - - - Provisional station.

Proposed interchange with  CC01  MRT Circle Line.

 KG13  Pavilion Damansara Heights–Pusat Bandar Damansara
SBK Line PBD Entrance B 1.jpg
16 December 2016 Elevated 1 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT817 

Pusat Bandar Damansara Feeder bus Bus-logo-white.svgT817  to Mid Valley South Gate, providing access to  KB01  Mid Valley on the KTM Seremban Line
 KG14  Manulife–Semantan
SBK Line Semantan Overall View 2.jpg
N/A 5 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT818 Bus-logo-white.svgT819 Bus-logo-white.svgT820 Bus-logo-white.svgT821 Bus-logo-white.svgT852 

Semantan bus Bus-logo-white.svgT819  to Hilton Kuala Lumpur, which is walking distance from  KA01  KS01  KJ15  KE1  KT1  MR1  KG15  KL Sentral.
 KG15  Muzium Negara
SBK Line Muzium Negara Entrance B 3.jpg
17 July 2017 Underground N/A 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
SBK Line Pasar Seni Entrance A 2.jpg
Pasar Seni Interchange 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
SBK Line Merdeka Station Entrance B 1.jpg
Merdeka Interchange station with  AG8  SP8  Plaza Rakyat for LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines.


Theme: Independence, Spirit of Nationhood

 KG18A  Pavilion Kuala Lumpur–Bukit Bintang
SBK Line Bukit Bintang Entrance D 2.jpg
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)
Entrance B of Tun Razak Exchange MRT station.jpg
Underground N/A 1 line

Bus-logo-white.svgT407 

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


Theme: Islamic Corporate

 KG21  Cochrane
SBK Line Cochrane Entrance A 1.jpg
4 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT352 Bus-logo-white.svgT400 Bus-logo-white.svgT401 Bus-logo-white.svgGREY 

Cochrane Feeder bus Bus-logo-white.svgT401  to  SP12  Cheras for LRT Sri Petaling Line.

Theme: Urban Living

 KG22  AEON–Maluri
SBK Line Maluri Station Entrance D 2.jpg
5 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT352 Bus-logo-white.svgT400 Bus-logo-white.svgT401 Bus-logo-white.svgPARROTGREEN Bus-logo-white.svgGREY 

Maluri Interchange station with  AG13  LRT Ampang Line.

Feeder bus Bus-logo-white.svgT401  to  SP12  Cheras for LRT Sri Petaling Line.

Theme: New Generation

 KG23  Taman Pertama
SBK Line Taman Pertama Platform 4.jpg
Elevated N/A N/A Taman Bukit Ria
 KG24  Taman Midah
SBK Line Taman Midah Platform 2.jpg
2 lines[53]

Bus-logo-white.svgT305 Bus-logo-white.svgT402 

Taman Bukit Mewah

Feeder bus Bus-logo-white.svgT402  to  SP13  Salak Selatan for LRT Sri Petaling Line and Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Proposed interchange with  CC22  MRT Circle Line.

 KG25  Taman Mutiara
SBK Line Taman Mutiara Overall View 5.jpg
N/A 2 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT408 Bus-logo-white.svgT409 

Leisure Mall
 KG26  Taman Connaught
SBK Line Taman Connaught Overall View 1.jpg
N/A 3 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT410 Bus-logo-white.svgT411 Bus-logo-white.svgT412 

Plaza Phoenix Feeder bus Bus-logo-white.svgT410  to  KB04  SP15  KT2  Bandar Tasik Selatan.
 KG27  Taman Suntex
SBK Line Taman Suntex Overall View 1.jpg
1 line

Bus-logo-white.svgT413 

Taman Suntex
 KG28  Sri Raya
Sri Raya MRT station (200123).jpg
1 line

Bus-logo-white.svgT414 

Taman Cuepacs
 KG29  Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
Bandar Tun Hussein Onn MRT Station outview (220713) 02.jpg
1 line

Bus-logo-white.svgT415 

Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
 KG30  Batu 11 Cheras
Batu 11 Cheras MRT Station outview (220713).jpg
N/A 2 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT416 Bus-logo-white.svgT417 

Balakong
 KG31  Bukit Dukung
Bukit Dukung MRT Station outview (220713) 01.jpg
3 lines Bus-logo-white.svgT453 

Bus-logo-white.svgT454 Bus-logo-white.svgT455 

Taman Koperasi
 KG32  Taman Mesra - - - - - - Shelved station
 KG33  Sungai Jernih
Sungai Jernih MRT Station outview (220713) 01.jpg
17 July 2017 Elevated 1 line

Bus-logo-white.svgT456 

Saujana Impian
 KG34  Stadium Kajang
Stadium Kajang MRT Station outview (220713) 01.jpg
N/A 5 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT451 Bus-logo-white.svgT457 Bus-logo-white.svgT458 Bus-logo-white.svgT459 Bus-logo-white.svgT460 

Bandar Kajang Feeder bus Bus-logo-white.svgT451  to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia via  KB06  Kajang and  KB07  UKM stations along the KTM Seremban Line.
 KG35  Kajang
Kajang MRT Station platform (211212) 01.jpg
5 lines

Bus-logo-white.svgT451 Bus-logo-white.svgT461 Bus-logo-white.svgT462 Bus-logo-white.svgT463 Bus-logo-white.svgT464 

Kajang Southern terminus.

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

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]

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 Sungai Buloh.

Set designation 1 2 3 4
Formation Cabin Middle Car Middle Car Cabin
Set 1 2 3 4 Status Launch date
Set 1 1011 1013 1014 1012 In operation
Set 2 1021 1023 1024 1022 In operation
Set 3 1031 1033 1034 1032 Unknown
Set 4 1041 1043 1044 1042 Temporarily grounded
Set 5 1051 1053 1054 1052 In operation
Set 6 1061 1063 1064 1062 Temporarily grounded
Set 7 1071 1073 1074 1072 Temporarily grounded
Set 8 1081 1083 1084 1082 In operation
Set 9 1091 1093 1094 1092 In operation
Set 10 1101 1103 1104 1102 In operation
Set 11 1111 1113 1114 1112 Temporarily grounded
Set 12 1121 1123 1124 1122 In operation
Set 13 1131 1133 1134 1132 Unknown
Set 14 1141 1143 1144 1142 In operation
Set 15 1151 1153 1154 1152 Temporarily grounded
Set 16 1161 1163 1164 1162 Temporarily grounded
Set 17 1171 1173 1174 1172 Temporarily grounded
Set 18 1181 1183 1184 1182 In operation
Set 19 1191 1193 1194 1192 In operation
Set 20 1201 1203 1204 1202 Unknown
Set 21 1211 1213 1214 1212 In operation
Set 22 1221 1223 1224 1222 Temporarily grounded
Set 23 1231 1233 1234 1232 In operation
Set 24 1241 1243 1244 1242 In operation
Set 25 1251 1253 1254 1252 Temporarily grounded
Set 26 1261 1263 1264 1262 In operation
Set 27 1271 1273 1274 1272 Unknown
Set 28 1281 1283 1284 1282 In operation
Set 29 1291 1293 1294 1292 Unknown
Set 30 1301 1303 1304 1302 In operation
Set 31 1311 1313 1314 1312 Temporarily grounded
Set 32 1321 1323 1324 1322 In operation
Set 33 1331 1333 1334 1332 Unknown
Set 34 1341 1343 1344 1342 In operation
Set 35 1351 1353 1354 1352 In operation
Set 36 1361 1363 1364 1362 Decommissioned
Set 37 1371 1373 1374 1372 Unknown
Set 38 1381 1383 1384 1382 Unknown
Set 39 1391 1393 1394 1392 Temporarily grounded
Set 40 1401 1403 1404 1402 In operation
Set 41 1411 1413 1414 1412 In operation
Set 42 1421 1423 1424 1422 In operation
Set 43 1431 1433 1434 1432 Temporarily grounded
Set 44 1441 1443 1444 1442 In operation
Set 45 1451 1453 1454 1452 Temporarily grounded
Set 46 1461 1463 1464 1462 Temporarily grounded
Set 47 1471 1473 1474 1472 In operation
Set 48 1481 1483 1484 1482 In operation
Set 49 1491 1493 1494 1492 In operation
Set 50 1501 1503 1504 1502 In operation
Set 51 1511 1513 1514 1512 In operation
Set 52 1521 1523 1524 1522 Temporarily grounded
Set 53 1531 1533 1534 1532 In operation
Set 54 1541 1543 1544 1542 In operation
Set 55 1551 1553 1554 1552 Temporarily grounded
Set 56 1561 1563 1564 1562 Temporarily grounded
Set 57 1571 1573 1574 1572 Temporarily grounded
Set 58 1581 1583 1584 1582 In operation

Ridership

Kajang Line Ridership[59]
Year Month/Quarter Ridership Annual Ridership Note
2022 Q1 7,235,774
Q2 10,670,569
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.[60]

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.[61][62]

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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