|Kelana Jaya Line|
|Native name||LRT Laluan Kelana Jaya|
|Type||Medium-capacity rail system|
|Rolling stock||Bombardier 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 ridership||329,406 (2019)|
|Ridership||94.658 million (2019)|
|Opened||Phase 1 Kelana Jaya - Pasar Seni|
1 September 1998
Phase 2 Pasar Seni - Gombak
1 June 1999
|Last extension||Kelana Jaya - Putra Heights|
30 June 2016
|Line length||46.4 km (28.8 mi)|
Subsurface station(s): Sri Rampai
Underground station(s): Ampang Park - Masjid Jamek
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||750 V DC third rail + linear induction motor|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
|Signalling||CITYFLO 650 CBTC|
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, Kelana Jaya station.
The line is numbered ruby on official transit maps.and coloured
Construction began in 1994, about the same time as construction of the Ampang Line. The tunnels were constructed by Hazama Corporation and Hyundai E&C. Operation commenced on 1 September 1998 between Subang Depot and Pasar Seni, with phase two, Pasar Seni to Terminal Putra, on 1 June 1999.
In 2002, the line carried its 150 millionth passenger, with an average of 160,000 passengers daily. Today, it carries over 250,000 passengers a day and over 350,000 a day during national events.
The line underwent a 17 km extension with construction commencing in early 2010 through to 2016. With 13 new stations to the line, the new terminus is now at Putra Heights, extending from Kelana Jaya, where it meets with the Sri Petaling Line.
The Kelana Jaya Line was known as PUTRA LRT, "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.
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/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:
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.
|Code||Name||Image||Platform type||Position||Parking bays||Interchange/notes|
|Gombak||Terminus (Island)||Elevated||MSPR: 1,441||
Northern terminus. Formerly known as Terminal Putra.
|Taman Melati||Side||Parking by DBKL|
|Sri Rampai||Side||Subsurface||Not available|
|Setiawangsa||Island||Elevated||125||Proposed interchange with MRT Circle Line|
|Dato' Keramat||Not available|
|Ampang Park||Underground||Future connecting station to MRT Putrajaya Line.|
|KLCC||By Suria KLCC and Avenue K management||Pedestrian access to Bukit Bintang and Raja Chulan for KL Monorail, and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur - Bukit Bintang for MRT Kajang line via a pedestrian walkway connecting the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.|
|Kampung Baru||Not available|
|Dang Wangi||Connecting station to Bukit Nanas for KL Monorail.|
|Masjid Jamek||Interchange station to LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines.|
Interchange station to MRT Kajang Line.
Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:
Interchange station, without paid area integration, to KTM Port Klang Line.
|Universiti||Island||RapidKL Bus T789 to Universiti Malaya and T788 to Mid Valley.
Proposed connecting station with MRT Circle Line
|Asia Jaya||Island||Parking by MBPJ|
|Taman Bahagia||Parking by MPSJ|
|Lembah Subang||Side||Not available||The station is located on top of the existing Lembah Subang depot reception track ramp.|
|CGC–Glenmarie||569||Future interchange wth the LRT Shah Alam Line.|
|Subang Jaya||Parking by KTMB|
|USJ7||Interchange station with BRT Sunway Line.|
|Putra Heights||Terminus (Island & Side)||452||Southern terminus of both the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and LRT Sri Petaling Line.|
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 which are USJ and Putra Heights to the south-west of Kuala Lumpur. The extension will 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 which lies to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur.
As of August 2008, Syarikat Prasarana Negara was reportedly running land and engineering studies for the proposed extension.
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 will see 13 new stations over 17 km from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights. Construction is expected to commence in early 2010.
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.
Construction works on the Kelana Jaya Line and the Sri Petaling Line extension project are targeted to accelerate at the end of March, with commencement of structural works, subject to approval from state government and local authorities.
As of 2014, completion of the extension is targeted for 2016. Refer to the previous table in #Line and Station section above.
On 14 April 2016, Prasarana Malaysia confirmed in a media release that the Kelana line extension will be fully operating on 30 June 2016.
The rolling stock, in use since the opening of the line in 1998, consists of 35 Innovia ART 200 trains 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 its 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 and the reaction plate is semi-magnetised, which pulls the train along as well as helps it to 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 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.
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. The 22 train sets, initially targeted to be delivered from August 2008 onwards, will have four cars each and will boost 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 delivery was delayed to November 2008 by the manufacturer. Rapid Rail said that the trains will only be usable by September 2009 after having sufficient rolling stocks, power line upgrades and safety testing. Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has said in Parliament that the new trains will begin operations by December 2009. However, in July 2009, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced that the four-car trains will only be fully operational by end-2012.
On 30 December 2009, 3 of the 35 new four-car trains entered commercial service. New features other than increased capacity up to 950 passengers per trip are seat belts for wheel-chair bound travelers, door alarm lights for hearing impaired and more handles for standing commuters.
In June 2012, several 2-car Innovia ART 200 trains underwent major refurbishment work done by from Hartasuma Consortium known as Mid-Life Refurbishments (MLR). The refurbishments include an updated livery, changes of the LED headlights and interior lights, as well as other interior refurbishments which include a 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 October 15, 2014.
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.
Starting from June 2016 under the Kuala Lumpur Additional Vehicle programme, the new generation Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 started service. 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 per cent.
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. Since 27 June 2021, two trainsets labelled Sets 92 and 93 were spotted to be in service on the line.[note 1]
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. Being refurbished starting 2014 into 10 trainsets of 2-cars and 12 trainsets of 4-cars (leaving one trainset unrefurbished).|
|35 trainsets||4-cars||In operation since end 2009.|
|INNOVIA Metro 300||14 trainsets||In operation since end 2016.|
|27 trainsets||In operation.|
|On order.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 the list of the Bombardier Innovia ART 200 refurbished 2-car set or known as MLR (Mid Life Refurbishment).
|Set No.||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 02||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 03||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 04||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 05||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 06||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 08||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 09||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 10||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 11||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 12||ART 200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
Below are the list of the original Bombardier Innovia ART 200 2-car set livery.
|Set No.||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 07||ART 200||Retired||2-car|
|Set 13||ART 200||Retired||2-car|
|Set 14||ART 200||Unknown||2-car|
|Set 17||ART 200||In operation (renumbered as 15)||2-car|
|Set 18||ART 200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 19||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||2-car|
|Set 20||ART 200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 21||ART 200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 23||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||2-car|
|Set 24||ART 200||In operation (renumbered as 01)||2-car|
|Set 25||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||2-car|
|Set 26||ART 200||Unknown (Possibly married)||2-car|
|Set 28||ART 200||Unknown (Possibly married)||2-car|
|Set 30||ART 200||In operation (renumbered as 13)||2-car|
|Set 31||ART 200||Unknown (Possibly married)||2-car|
|Set 32||ART 200||Unknown||2-car|
|Set 33||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||2-car|
|Set 34||ART 200||Unknown marriage||2-car|
|Set 35||ART 200||Retired||2-car|
Below are the list of Innovia ART 200 4-car original set.
|Set No.||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 36||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 37||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 38||ART 200||Unknown||4-car|
|Set 39||ART 200||Major repairs||4-car|
|Set 40||ART 200||Collided With Set 81||4-car|
|Set 41||ART 200||Unknown||4-car|
|Set 42||ART 200||Unknown||4-car|
|Set 43||ART 200||Unknown||4-car|
|Set 44||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 45||ART 200||Unknown||4-car|
|Set 46||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 47||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 48||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 49||ART 200||In operation (less active)||4-car|
|Set 50||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 51||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 52||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 53||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 54||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 55||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 56||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 57||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 58||ART 200||Unknown||4-car|
|Set 59||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 60||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 61||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 62||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 63||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 64||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 65||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 66||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 67||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 68||ART 200||Unknown||4-car|
|Set 69||ART 200||Unknown||4-car|
|Set 70||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
Below are the list of the newer Innovia Metro 300 4-car set or as known as KLAV.
|Set No.||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 72||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 73||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 74||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 75||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 76||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 77||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 78||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 79||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 80||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 81||Metro 300||Collided With Set 40||4-car|
|Set 82||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 83||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 84||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 85||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 92||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 93||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 94||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 95||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 96||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 97||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 98||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 99||Metro 300||In operation||4-car|
Below are the prototype of the four-car refurbished, combining two sets of two-car together into one.
|Set No. (Combination)||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 87 (22+27)||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 88 (01+16)||ART 200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 89 (15+29)||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 90||ART 200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 91||ART 200||Unknown (Possibly In operation）||4-car|
Main article: 2021 Kelana Jaya LRT 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 that was moving automatically. Preliminary reports indicated that no fewer than 166 people were injured with no deaths reported but 64 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.
|Kelana Jaya Line Ridership|