MRT Circle Line
Rapid KL (brand)
Native nameLaluan MRT Lingkaran
StatusMay 2021 – RFI submission
April 2021 – Tender
August 2021 – Pre-construction phase
Q1 2022 – Construction works[1]
OwnerMRT Corp
Line number13
LocaleKlang Valley
Termini CC01  Bukit Kiara
Stations31 + 2
TypeRapid transit
SystemKVMRT Line 3 (MRT3)
ServicesCircle route
Operator(s)Rapid Rail
Depot(s)Ayer Panas
Taman Midah
Planned opening2027 in stages
Line length51.31 km (31.88 mi)[2]
Elevated: 39.10 km (24.30 mi)
Underground: 12.21 km (7.59 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Conduction systemAutomated and driverless
Operating speedMaximum operating speed of 100 km per hour
Route map
MRT Circle Line (previous alignment)
Jalan Kuching
Jalan Duta
Sentul Barat
Mont Kiara
Sentul Timur
Sri Hartamas
Ayer Panas
Jalan Semarak
Bukit Kiara
Ampang Point
Desa Pandan
Pantai Dalam
Pandan Indah
Jalan Klang Lama
Taman Perdana
Kuchai Lama
Pandan Perdana
Bandar Malaysia Selatan
Taman Midah
Salak Selatan
Previous possible route for the MRT Circle Line

The MRT 3, MRT Line 3 or MRT Circle Line is a proposed thirteenth rail transit line, the fourth subway line and the fifth fully automated and driverless rail system in the Klang Valley area. Once completed, this line would form the loop line of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. The director of this project is currently Tuan Haji Mohd Yusof Kasiron.[3] The circle line will be numbered 13.

It is one of three planned mass rapid transit (MRT) rail lines under the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project by MRT Corp. The MRT Circle Line is expected to form a loop line circling but not entering Kuala Lumpur's central business district, while linking up the radial rail lines. Interest in building the line resurfaced in early 2015;[4] the project was shelved by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in May 2018[5][6] but a revival was announced in November 2020.[7] Construction is expected to begin in early 2022 and slated for full completion by 2030, while operations will commence in stages by 2027.[8]

With 51.31 km of rail alignment, a total of 33 stations which will consist of 25 elevated and 8 underground stations will be built. The circle line is expected to stretch while forming a loop from Bukit Kiara to PPUM and it will include densely populated areas namely Mont Kiara, Segambut, KL Metropolis, Titiwangsa, Setapak, Setiawangsa, Cheras, Salak South, Pandan Indah, Jalan Klang Lama, Pantai Dalam and Seksyen 11 of Petaling Jaya.


Comments from MRT Corp. CEO

On 1 June 2018 (2 days after the project has been shelved by the former Prime Minister), Dato' Sri Shahril Mokhtar who was chief executive officer of MRT Corp said that the cancellation of the project is not a mistake but it still needs to be done in the future.

"We abide by the government’s decision (to discontinue the project) but we also acknowledge that the MRT line 3 is critical to close all the loop. We hope that one day in the future, once the government’s fiscal position gets better, the government will consider this.", he added.[19]

List of possible stations and alignment

To date no information is available on the actual alignment of the proposed line. The stations listed below is obtained from a MRT Corp proposal as of 6 September 2021.[20][21] All of the station names are interim and subject to change.

There will be a total of 33 stations (25 elevated + 8 underground) along with 2 provisional stations and 2 depots.[8]

Station Code Working Name Position Park & Ride Interchange/Notes
 CC01  Bukit Kiara Elevated N/A Interchange station with  KG12A  Kajang Line via purpose-built Infill station
 CC01A  Pusat Sains Negara Elevated - Provisional station
 CC02  Sri Hartamas Underground N/A
 CC03  Mont Kiara Underground N/A
 CC04  Dutamas Underground N/A
 CC05  Taman Sri Sinar Underground
 CC06  MATRADE Underground N/A Connected to MITEC, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre and future KL Metropolis district
 CC07  Jalan Kuching Underground N/A Interchange station with  KAxx  Port Klang Line via purpose-built infill station
 CC08  Titiwangsa Elevated N/A Interchange station with  AG3  SP3  Ampang & Sri Petaling Line,  MR11  KL Monorail Line and  PY17  MRT Putrajaya Line
 CC09  Kampung Puah Elevated
 CC10  Jalan Langkawi Elevated
 CC11  Danau Kota Elevated N/A
 CC12  Setapak Elevated N/A
 CC13  Rejang Elevated
 CC14  Setiawangsa Elevated N/A Interchange station with  KJ5  Kelana Jaya Line
 CC15  AU Elevated N/A
 CC16  Hillview Elevated
 CC17  Ampang Point Elevated N/A
 CC18   Desa Pandan Elevated
 CC19  Pandan Indah Elevated Interchange station with  AG14  Ampang Line
 CC20  Taman Kencana Elevated
 CC21  Taman Cheras Elevated
 CC22  Taman Midah Elevated N/A Interchange station with  KG24  Kajang Line
 CC23  PPUKM Elevated N/A Connected to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) or Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)
 CC24  Sri Permaisuri Elevated
 CC25  Salak Selatan Elevated Interchange station with  SP13  Sri Petaling Line
 CC25A  Taman Sungai Besi Elevated - Provisional station
 CC26  Salak Jaya Elevated Interchange station with  PY27  MRT Putrajaya Line
 CC27  Jalan Klang Lama Elevated N/A
 CC28  Pantai Elevated Interchange station with  KD03  Port Klang Line
 CC29  Pantai Permai Elevated
 CC30  Gasing Underground N/A Interchange station with  KJ20  Kelana Jaya Line
 CC31  PPUM Underground Connected to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM) or University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC)


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  20. ^ Proposed MRT 3 Circle Line Latest Allignment