|MRT Circle Line|
|Native name||Laluan MRT Lingkaran|
|Status||May 2021 – RFI submission|
April 2021 – Tender
August 2021 – Pre-construction phase
Q1 2022 – Construction works
|Termini||Bukit Kiara |
|Stations||31 + 2|
|System||KVMRT Line 3 (MRT3)|
|Planned opening||2027 in stages|
|Line length||51.31 km (31.88 mi)|
Elevated: 39.10 km (24.30 mi)
Underground: 12.21 km (7.59 mi)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Conduction system||Automated and driverless|
|Operating speed||Maximum operating speed of 100 km per hour|
MRT Circle Line (previous alignment)
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. The circle line will be numbered.
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; the project was shelved by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in May 2018 but a revival was announced in November 2020. Construction is expected to begin in early 2022 and slated for full completion by 2030, while operations will commence in stages by 2027.
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.
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.
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. 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.
|Station Code||Working Name||Position||Park & Ride||Interchange/Notes|
|Bukit Kiara||Elevated||N/A||Interchange station with Kajang Line via purpose-built Infill station|
|Pusat Sains Negara||Elevated||-||Provisional station|
|Taman Sri Sinar||Underground||✓|
|MATRADE||Underground||N/A||Connected to MITEC, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre and future KL Metropolis district|
|Jalan Kuching||Underground||N/A||Interchange station with Port Klang Line via purpose-built infill station|
|Titiwangsa||Elevated||N/A||Interchange station with Ampang & Sri Petaling Line, KL Monorail Line and MRT Putrajaya Line|
|Setiawangsa||Elevated||N/A||Interchange station with Kelana Jaya Line|
|Pandan Indah||Elevated||✓||Interchange station with Ampang Line|
|Taman Midah||Elevated||N/A||Interchange station with Kajang Line|
|PPUKM||Elevated||N/A||Connected to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) or Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)|
|Salak Selatan||Elevated||✓||Interchange station with Sri Petaling Line|
|Taman Sungai Besi||Elevated||-||Provisional station|
|Salak Jaya||Elevated||✓||Interchange station with MRT Putrajaya Line|
|Jalan Klang Lama||Elevated||N/A|
|Pantai||Elevated||✓||Interchange station with Port Klang Line|
|Gasing||Underground||N/A||Interchange station with Kelana Jaya Line|
|PPUM||Underground||✓||Connected to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM) or University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC)|