Skypark Link
KLRT Line 10 icon.svg
Skypark Link train at Terminal Skypark 13 Dec 2018.jpg
Skypark Link train-set at Terminal Skypark station.
Overview
Native nameKTM Laluan Skypark
OwnerKeretapi Tanah Melayu
Line number10 (Brown)
LocaleKuala Lumpur - Subang Jaya - Subang Airport
Termini KS01  KL Sentral
 KS03  Terminal Skypark
Stations3 + 2 reserve stations
Websitewww.ktmb.com.my/Skypark.html
Service
TypeAirport rail link - Limited express
SystemKTM Komuter
ServicesKL Sentral - Subang Jaya - Terminal Skypark
Operator(s)Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Depot(s)Sentul
Rolling stockKTM Class 83 EMU
Four 3-car trainsets
History
Opened1 May 2018; 4 years ago (2018-05-01)
Technical
Line length26 km (16 mi)
CharacterGround and elevated
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) metre gauge
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead line
Conduction systemWith driver
Operating speedUp to 100 km/h
Route map

KA01
KL Sentral
KTM ETS 1 2 5 6 7 8 9
KD01
Abdullah Hukum
KD02
Angkasapuri
KD03
Pantai Dalam
KD04
Petaling
KD05
Jalan Templer
KD06
Kampung Dato Harun
KD07
Seri Setia
KD08
Setia Jaya
KD09
Subang Jaya Parking oBike
Glenmarie
(KTM)
Sri Subang
Terminal Skypark Parking

Interchange stations

integrated paid area
single fare trip
non-integrated paid area
multiple fare trips

Skypark Link is a limited express train service in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) and Subang Airport. It is Malaysia's second airport rail link service, after the Express Rail Link (KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit).

Operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), the service shares the same tracks as the Port Klang Line between KL Sentral and Subang Jaya, however they diverge after Subang Jaya, with one set of tracks heading towards Subang Airport and the other towards Port Klang. Ordinary Port Klang Line trains stops at all stations between KL Sentral and Subang Jaya, while the Skypark Link runs non-stop between them.[1][2] One new station, the Terminal Skypark station, located opposite Subang Airport, is built to serve the line. Two reserve stations were planned between Subang Jaya and Terminal Skypark, but are currently not constructed.

The line is one of the components of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. It is numbered 10 and coloured Brown on official transit maps.

Line information

Route

Location of Skypark Link
Skypark Link route map showing the skipped stations
Skypark Link route map showing the skipped stations

The 26km Skypark Link commenced operations on 1 May 2018 and runs between KL Sentral and Subang Skypark with a stop in Subang Jaya. In contrast to ordinary Port Klang Line services, after leaving Subang Jaya, the Skypark Link skips all stations between Setia Jaya and Abdullah Hukum, both stations inclusive.

The journey time from KL Sentral to Subang Skypark is 30 minutes.

Operations began 1 May 2018 with free rides available until the end of the year.[3] Free rides were only provided for trips that begin or end at Terminal Skypark; no free rides were given for trips between KL Sentral and Subang Jaya only.

Stations

The three stations served by Skypark Link are, from east to west:

Station Code Station Name Type Notes
 KA01  KS01  KL Sentral Terminus (Side) Northern terminus.

Cross-platform interchange to Seremban Line, Port Klang Line, and KTM ETS.

Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:

Feeder bus T819 to  SBK13  Pusat Bandar Damansara for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.

 KD09  KS02  Subang Jaya Side Interchange station, without paid area integration, to  KJ28  LRT Kelana Jaya Line.

Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line.

Glenmarie - reserve station
Sri Subang - reserve station
 KS03  Terminal Skypark Terminus (Side) Western terminus.

Pedestrian access to Subang Airport
Feeder bus T804 to  KG05  Kwasa Sentral for the MRT Kajang Line.

Frequency

Services were suspended between March 2020 and October 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Services were restored on 15 October 2021. The current timetable is here.

Currently there are 25 services a day: 12 trips from KL Sentral to the airport, and 13 trips from the airport to KL Sentral.

Rolling stock

The service uses four refurbished KTM Class 83 electric multiple units (EMUs). The original livery, which featured blue and yellow colours associated with ordinary KTM Komuter services, were changed to grey and orange. The trains are expected to accommodate up to 300 passengers at once, and is intended to lighten traffic congestion and serve air passengers and people working at the Skypark terminal.[4]

Background

The rail track being constructed, taken from Persiaran Kerjaya, Glenmarie
The rail track being constructed, taken from Persiaran Kerjaya, Glenmarie

The Electrified Double Tracking Project consists of two phases: Phase 1 between Subang Jaya and Subang Skypark, which was awarded to Konsortium Skypark Link-Lion Pacific Sdn Bhd, and phase 2 from Subang Skypark, through Kampung Melayu Subang and Ladang Elmina and ending at KTM/MRT Sg. Buloh to allow rail cargo traffic to bypass downtown Kuala Lumpur.[citation needed]. However, unconfirmed reports state that alternative plans, including an extension of the ECRL to Serendah instead of extending the Skypark Link, were being studied.

The construction of the link was funded by the Ministry of Transport to provide rail-based public transport to connect the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS) Airport Terminal 3 (Terminal Skypark) and its vicinity with the existing KTM railway. The RM521 million rail link was commissioned in 2013 with an initial completion date in 2016, but this was later extended to 2018.[5]

The project consists of two main parts: an at-grade section between Subang Jaya and the old Sri Subang spur line for the length of 4.09 km using the existing railway reserve previously funded by Petronas to transport fuel from Port Klang to the airport, and a new section between the new location of Sri Subang for the total length of 4.067 km which is elevated rail track along the existing Sungai Damansara river reserve, ending at the car park just outside Subang Skypark.[6]

KTM Skypark Link Logo
KTM Skypark Link Logo

Connection with KLIA

Skypark Link interchanges with the Express Rail Link at KL Sentral, thus allowing rail connection between the Subang Airport and KLIA.

See also

References

  1. ^ Menon, Priya (8 August 2014). "Work on railway line from Subang airport to KL Sentral has begun - Community | The Star Online". The Star. Retrieved 17 March 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "PROJEK LANDASAN KERETAPI DARI SUBANG KE TERMINAL SKYPARK SUBANG | Laman Web Rasmi Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat". S.P.A.D. Retrieved 17 March 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "FREE RIDE CONTINUES..." (PDF). Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  4. ^ "KL Sentral-Subang Skypark train service starts in May". Free Malaysia Today. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ EdgeProp.my (27 March 2018). "KL Sentral-Subang Skypark rail service starts early May". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 1 April 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "PROJEK LANDASAN KERETAPI DARI SUBANG KE TERMINAL SKYPARK SUBANG - Laman Web Rasmi Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (S.P.A.D.)". www.spad.gov.my.