MRT Circle Line
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Rapid KL (brand)
Overview
Native nameMRT Laluan Lingkaran
StatusPlanned
OwnerMRT Corp
Line number13
LocaleKlang Valley
Termini
Stations31 + 2 provisional
Websitemymrt.com.my
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemRapid KL (brand) Rapid KL
ServicesCircle route
Operator(s)Rapid Rail
Depot(s)Ayer Panas Depot
Taman Midah Depot
History
Planned openingPhase 1: December 2028[1]
Phase 2: 2030
Technical
Line length50.8 km (31.6 mi)[2]
Elevated: 40.1 km (24.9 mi)
Underground: 10.7 km (6.6 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationThird rail, 750 VDC
Conduction systemAutomated and driverless
Operating speedMaximum operating speed of 100 km per hour
Route map
GKLKV Integrated Transit Map -KwongTN.svg

MRT3 Official Map
MRT Circle Line
Jalan Kuching
Titiwangsa
Dutamas
Kampung Puah
Taman Sri Sinar
Jalan Langkawi
Bukit Segambut
Ayer Panas Depot
Mont Kiara
Danau Kota
Sri Hartamas
Setapak
Rejang
Bukit Kiara
Bukit Kiara Selatan
Setiawangsa
UM
AU2
Taman Hillview
Universiti
Tasik Ampang
Pantai Permai
Kampung Pandan
Pantai Dalam
Pandan Indah
Jalan Klang Lama
Taman Kencana
Kuchai
Taman Midah Depot
Salak Jaya
Taman Cheras
Salak Selatan
Taman Midah
Sri Permaisuri
Jalan Yaacob Latif
Proposed route for the MRT Circle Line as of August 2022.[3]
Black: Underground alignment
Grey: Elevated alignment

The MRT 3, MRT Line 3 or MRT Circle Line is a proposed thirteenth rail transit line, the third Mass Rapid Transit line and the fourth fully automated and driverless rail system in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. 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.[4] 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;[5] the project was shelved by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in May 2018[6][7] but was later on revived in November 2020.[8] Constructions are expected to begin in early 2023 and slated for full completion by 2030, while operations for the first phase will commence in the year 2028.[9][10] The estimated construction cost is expected to be in line with the MRT Putrajaya Line which will be around RM31 billion while the land acquisition cost is estimated to be at RM8 billion.

With 50.8 km of rail alignment, a total of 33 stations which will consist of 26 elevated and 7 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 such as Mont Kiara, Segambut, KL Metropolis, Titiwangsa, Setapak, Setiawangsa, Ampang, Salak South, Pandan Indah, Pantai Dalam, Cheras and Universiti Malaya.

Chronology

Network

To date, no information is available on the actual alignment of the proposed line. The stations listed below were obtained from an MRT Corp proposal as of August 2022.[22][23][9] All of the station names are interim and subject to change.

There will be a total of 31 stations (24 elevated + 7 underground) excluding 2 provisional stations and the 2 depots.[24]

Station Code Working Name Position Park & Ride Interchange / Notes
 CC01  Bukit Kiara Selatan Elevated N/A Interchange station with  KG12A  Kajang Line via purpose-built infill station

Elevated section up to the Sri Hartamas station.

 CC02  Bukit Kiara - (Provisional station)
 CC03  Sri Hartamas Underground N/A
 CC04  Mont Kiara N/A
 CC05  Bukit Segambut N/A
 CC06  Taman Sri Sinar Will serve Taman Sri Sinar neighborhood
 CC07  Dutamas N/A Walking distance to MITEC and will serve the upcoming KL Metropolis district
 CC08  Jalan Kuching N/A Interchange station with  KAxx  Port Klang Line via purpose-built infill station
 CC09  Titiwangsa Elevated N/A Interchange station with  AG3  SP3  Ampang & Sri Petaling Line,  MR11  KL Monorail Line and  PY17  MRT Putrajaya Line
 CC10  Kampung Puah
 CC11  Jalan Langkawi
 CC12  Danau Kota N/A
 CC13  Setapak N/A
 CC14  Rejang Underground Underground section in between the Rejang and Setiawangsa stations
 CC15  Setiawangsa Elevated N/A Interchange station with  KJ5  Kelana Jaya Line
 CC16  AU2 N/A
 CC17  Taman Hillview
 CC18  Tasik Ampang N/A
 CC19  Kampung Pandan
 CC20  Pandan Indah Interchange station with  AG15  Ampang Line
 CC21  Taman Kencana
 CC22  Taman Cheras
 CC23  Taman Midah N/A Interchange station with  KG24  Kajang Line
 CC24  Jalan Yaacob Latif N/A Connected to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM), known in English as Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)
 CC25  Sri Permaisuri
 CC26  Salak Selatan Interchange station with  SP13  Sri Petaling Line
 CC27  Salak Jaya - (Provisional station)
 CC28  Kuchai Interchange station with  PY27  MRT Putrajaya Line
 CC29  Jalan Klang Lama
 CC30  Pantai Dalam N/A Interchange station with  KD03  Port Klang Line
 CC31  Pantai Permai
 CC32  Universiti N/A Connecting station to  KJ19  Kelana Jaya Line

Connected to KL Gateway Mall and will serve the Bangsar South district.

 CC33  UM Underground Connected to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM), known in English as the University of Malaya Medical Centre, and will also serve the University of Malaya.

Project shelving

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.[25]

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