|MRT Circle Line|
|Native name||MRT Laluan Lingkaran|
|Stations||31 + 2 provisional|
|Depot(s)||Ayer Panas Depot|
Taman Midah Depot
|Planned opening||Phase 1: December 2028|
Phase 2: 2030
|Line length||50.8 km (31.6 mi)|
Elevated: 40.1 km (24.9 mi)
Underground: 10.7 km (6.6 mi)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||Third rail, 750 VDC|
|Conduction system||Automated and driverless|
|Operating speed||Maximum operating speed of 100 km per hour|
MRT Circle Line
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. 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 was later on revived in November 2020. 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. 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.
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. 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.
|Station Code||Working Name||Position||Park & Ride||Interchange / Notes|
|Bukit Kiara Selatan||Elevated||N/A||Interchange station with Kajang Line via purpose-built infill station
Elevated section up to the Sri Hartamas station.
|Bukit Kiara||-||(Provisional station)|
|Taman Sri Sinar||✓||Will serve Taman Sri Sinar neighborhood|
|Dutamas||N/A||Walking distance to MITEC and will serve the upcoming KL Metropolis district|
|Jalan Kuching||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|
|Rejang||Underground||✓||Underground section in between the Rejang and Setiawangsa stations|
|Setiawangsa||Elevated||N/A||Interchange station with Kelana Jaya Line|
|Pandan Indah||✓||Interchange station with Ampang Line|
|Taman Midah||N/A||Interchange station with Kajang Line|
|Jalan Yaacob Latif||N/A||Connected to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM), known in English as Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)|
|Salak Selatan||✓||Interchange station with Sri Petaling Line|
|Salak Jaya||-||(Provisional station)|
|Kuchai||✓||Interchange station with MRT Putrajaya Line|
|Jalan Klang Lama||✓|
|Pantai Dalam||N/A||Interchange station with Port Klang Line|
|Universiti||N/A||Connecting station to Kelana Jaya Line
Connected to KL Gateway Mall and will serve the Bangsar South district.
|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.|
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.
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