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LRT3 Bandar Utama-Klang rail project

LRT3 Bandar Utama-Klang rail project – more details about planned route, list of station names revealed

More details about the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project have emerged, including the planned route, list of stations and their proposed layout plan as well as how the entire line will sit in place within the larger scope of the Klang Valley integrated transit map.





Earlier, it was reported that construction of the line is set to begin in the first quarter of next year with a first quarter 2020 completion date. The line, which is scheduled to begin operation on August 31, 2020, will connect Bandar Utama, Damansara and Johan Setia, Klang.

A total of 25 stations are planned, with proposed sub-two kilometre distances between them. There will be one underground station in the line, with the other 24 being elevated stations, and of the total, 10 stations are expected to have park-and-ride facilities.

The LRT3 line will feature a number of integrated stations with paid-to-paid integration with those of other lines. Planned interchanges are the Bandar Utama MRT station (250 metre distance), Station 3 of the LRT Kelana Jaya Line (100 metres), the Pelabuhan Klang KTM station (450 metres) and two stations (SIRIM and Stadium in Shah Alam) on the KL-Klang BRT line.


It was also revealed that the 36 km route alignment is expected to be finalised by the fourth quarter of this year. Ahead of its finalisation, there will be public inspections of the proposed route alignment available at Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Klang city councils; Kelana Jaya, Masjid Jamek and Pasar Seni LRT stations as well as the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) office from today, May 15 to August 14.

The public will be able to offer suggestions and comments on the route alignment at these locations during the three-month period.

Elsewhere, the provisional names of the stations along the route have also been revealed, though these are not yet determined to be final and subject to revision. They are:

1) Stesen One Utama
2) Stesen Damansara Utama
3) Stesen Tropicana
4) Stesen Lien Hoe
5) Stesen Dataran Prima
6) Stesen Persada Plus
7) Stesen Station 3
8) Stesen Temasya
9) Stesen Glenmarie
10) Stesen Grand Sentral Stadium
11) Stesen Persiaran Hisamuddin
12) Stesen Section 4
13) Stesen Sirim
14) Stesen UiTM
15) Stesen I-City
16) Stesen Bukit Raja
17) Stesen Kawasan 17
18) Stesen Jalan Meru
19) Stesen Klang
20) Stesen Taman Selatan
21) Stesen Sri Andalas
22) Stesen Tesco Bukit Tinggi
23) Stesen Aeon Bukit Tinggi
24) Stesen Bandar Botanik
25) Stesen Johan Setia

The LRT3 line is expected to serve around two million people in the Klang Valley, transporting around 70,000 passengers daily with an end-to-end journey time of 51 minutes. The first running trials will begin after the project is completed sometime in the first quarter of 2020.


Klang Valley folk now opting for public transportation to beat jams

Klang Valley folk now opting for public transportation to beat jams

Better alternative: A parking lot near KL Sentral almost full of vehicles as more Klang Valley residents choose to take public transportation to go to work.

Better alternative: A parking lot near KL Sentral almost full of vehicles as more Klang Valley residents choose to take public transportation to go to work.

MORE Klang Valley drivers left their cars at home and used public transport to go to work to avoid rush hour traffic gridlocks last year.

According to the Government Transformation Programme report, the morning peak ridership, between 6am and 10am, reached 437,525 by the end of last year. This exceeded the 400,000 target set under the National Key Result Area.

Acting transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the numbers speak for themselves as the Government remained focused on transforming the urban public transport system into an attractive alternative.

He said the percentage of commuters opting to use public transport in 2013 stood at 21% but further work had to be done to reach the 25% or 750,000 morning peak ridership goal by 2015.

“The fact of the matter is that Kuala Lumpur and the Greater Klang Valley is in need of an efficient public transport system to reduce the number of cars commuting daily in and out of the city centre.

“Roads are at near capacity and may reach crisis levels if nothing is done to accommodate the growing population, which is poised to ex­­pand by four million by 2020,” he said.

The growing appeal of public transport is attributed to improvements including better-integrated terminals, increased rail capacity and frequency of public transport services.

Among measures in the pipeline is the pilot project to create the country’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) route linking Kuala Lumpur to Klang. The BRT will be able to ferry up to 400,000 passengers daily on completion in 2016.

Upgrades to KTM’s commuter core systems including signalling and the restoration of damaged rail tracks have improved frequency between arrivals from 30 to 45 minutes per train to 15 minutes.

“The on-time performance has been raised to 94.6% and passenger load factor increased to 72%”.

More emphasis was also placed on improving facilities to make using the public transport system more convenient and comfortable last year.

The report said that inconvenience was a major complaint prior to the NKRA when different public transport systems — stage and city buses, LRT and monorail — were not properly integrated.

Improvements last year include the construction of more Park ‘n’ Ride (parking complexes for rail commuters) at major stations like Sungai Besi, Seremban, Bandar Tasik Selatan and Gombak.

More Park ‘n’ Rides will be built at the Kelana Jaya, Salak Tinggi, Klang, Rawang and Nilai stations under GTP 2.0.

Bus Rapid Transit(BLT)

Friday, 20 September 2013

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)                             

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a specialized bus priority category. It is designed to accommodate the high level of demand for public transport by incorporating aspects of mass transit. This essentially means a rail-like service but deployed in a shorter timeframe, using far less resources and done at the fraction of the cost of establishing new rail services.

Main Features: 
Exclusive lanes on the Busway.
•Pre-boarding payment.
•Single system operator for revenues and payments – multiple bus operators with common ticketing.
•Closed/Open system on the Busway and at terminals and stations.
•High capacity buses.

One of the 11 initiatives under the NKRA-UPT, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) networks in Greater KL (GKL) initiative is being implemented by the Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD). 
•SPAD has recognized 12 BRT corridors in Greater KL/Klang Valley Public Transport Master Plan-Draft (2010) under Bus Transformation Plan section.
•KL–Klang Corridor has been identified in KL BRT Report (2011) as one of the potential BRT Corridors and this BRT project is planned to be operational by 2016.

Examples of BRT Worldwide

Bogota, Colombia                                                                     •  Guangzhou, China 


Rouen, France                                                                            •   Jakarta, Indonesia


Benefits of BRT: 
•For operators BRT:
–      Improves service performance.
–      Improves service reliability.
–      Improves in operation performance.
–      Improve in service ridership.
•For the public:
–    Shorter travel time.
–    Better reliability and comfort.
–     Better coverage and door-to-door service.
–    Better bus and station amenities.
–    Better lifestyle.
–    Improved quality of life.
•For the government:
–    A less expensive transit alternative.
–    Quicker solution.
–    Environmentally friendly.
–    Operating flexibility.
–    Increase transit ridership in select corridors.
Benefits of KL-Klang BRT:
•For operators:
–    Operation speed average @45 kmph. Faster than mixed traffic.
–    Frequency of 30 seconds, high capacity @ 14000 pphpd.
•For the public:
–    Less delay in traveling with 50% improvement.
–    More coverage (90%) & integration with other modes of transport.
–    Metro-class stations, accessibility and connectivity.
–    Better bus comfort and safety.
–    Improved mobility & lifestyle for higher quality of life.
•For the government:
–    Cheaper than rail (BRT @ RM25mil/km).
–    Can be implemented by 2016, quick transit solution.
–    Promotes green environment, urban wellness.
–     Phased construction & staging, minimum service disruption.
BRT Hybrid Operation System
•Along Kl-Klang BRT corridors, 29 BRT stations are being planned.
•KL-Klang BRT corridor will adopt BRT hybrid operational system, applying both direct service and trunk-and-feeder system.

BRT Impact Assessment
•Do nothing is not an option. Less roads and more transit is the way forward.
•To curtail the increase in congestion along Federal Highway due to increased population in future years, by providing faster, safer, more comfortable, affordable and attractive public transport option.
•While BRT helps to manage traffic conditions (by implementing “push & pull” factors), it also helps the economy by reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emission and also minimizing travel time hence maximizing productivity.

LRT3 route agreed at over 35km between PJ and Klang


The third light rail transit line (LRT3) for the Klang Valley is expected to reach the public consultation stage as early as September, dependant only on the approval of the Land Transport Commission (SPAD), an industry source told KiniBiz.

Prasarana, the public transport operator that will eventually build and run the RM9 billion passenger rail line, submitted their proposal to SPAD two months ago in May.

Details of the 35 km route (see map below) proposed by Prasarana leaked out in consultations yesterday between the transport operator and Klang MP Charles Santiago.

The route proposed to SPAD by Prasarana will begin at the Bandar Utama MRT station currently in construction and trace the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) to an interchange station with the Kelana Jaya Line in the vicinity of Glenmarie, also under construction as part of a line extension.

The rail line will pass through Hicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park and Shah Alam’s more established neighbourhoods. Within Shah Alam, there will be stations at Section 13, Section 14, the Shah Alam Stadium, UiTM and I-City.

Trains will travel down Jalan Meru north of Klang to a station built adjacent to the Klang KTM Komuter station before heading further south to Bukit Tinggi along Jalan Langat.

There could be as many as 24 stations on the route if a branch line to Setia Alam is built.

LRT 3 route map 170714

Construction of the passenger rail line, codenamed LRT3, is projected to cost RM250 million per kilometre not including land acquisition costs, according to news reports.

Some of the high cost to construct stations on the rail line could be subsidised by profitable transit-oriented development, Prasarana CEO Shahril Mokhtar told KiniBiz in July last year.

“We are looking at planning (residential) developments with a station, as part of the project, so the developers can help finance the station,” Shahril said.

“They (the developers) will be willing to work with us as the stations increase the value of the land as well…each station costs like RM50 million to RM60 million, imagine if we have 20 stations, so we save a lot.”

The LRT3 line has been under planning for over a year. According to a source, Prasarana studied 10 possible route alignments before “zeroing in on this particular option.”

A notable change to the route while on the drawing board was a decision to move the Klang terminus from Port Klang to a location further south, near Bandar Parklands off Jalan Langat.

New or recently completed residential developments along the route include SP Setia’s Setia Alam township as well as WCT’s various projects in Bandar Bukit Tinggi and Bandar Parklands.

However, about half of the proposed route runs through established industrial and residential areas with little room for new development.

Study on LRT from Kelana Jaya to Klang via Shah Alam nears completion

Published: Monday October 21, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday October 21, 2013 MYT 8:10:42 AM

Study on LRT from Kelana Jaya to Klang via Shah Alam nears completion

by sharidan m. ali


PETALING JAYA: The feasibility study of the third light rail transit (LRT 3) line connecting Kelana Jaya to Klang through Shah Alam is expected to be completed by the end of next month and the project is expected to cost between RM8bil and RM9bil, said a source close to the matter.

“This will translate into about RM230mil per km on average to cater to the most populated and industrialised cities in Selangor.

“Looking at the environment now, where the Government is pushing towards the development of public rail infrastructure networks, it should receive the green light soon.

“After the feasibility study by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd is completed, it will then go to the relevant authority for approval.

“And this will be good news for the people in Shah Alam and Klang as well as contractors involved in the ongoing RM7bil LRT extension of the Ampang and Kelana Jaya line to bid for more jobs,” the source told StarBiz.

Some of the main stations, according to the source, would be Glenmarie, Stadium Shah Alam, i-City, UiTM, Bandar Baru Klang, South Port and Bandar Sultan Sulaiman.

“There are several route options being proposed and this LRT 3 is going to be connected to the Kelana Jaya line and the mass rapid transit line.

“The LRT 3 is going to be 30km to 34km in length with projected ridership of 22,000 passengers per hour per direction,” he said.

As of 2010, Shah Alam has a total population of 216,000 while Klang has 909,500 people.

Currently, the Greater Kuala Lumpur region is witnessing the ongoing construction of the RM23bil Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT project undertaken by MRT Corp and its project delivery partner, a joint venture between Gamuda Bhd and MMC Corp Bhd.

The line with 31 stations serves a corridor with an estimated population of 1.2 million people.

Meanwhile, Prasarana’s LRT extensions of the Kelana Jaya and Ampang line with additional 13 stations for each line will be fully completed by June 2015.

The extension of the Kelana Jaya and Ampang line will see the construction of 17km of elevated tracks extending from Kelana Jaya station to Putra Heights and another 17.7km track from Sri Petaling station to Putra Heights.

The Kelana Jaya line extension will increase passenger capacity up to 98,000 during peak hours, while the extended Ampang line can cater to 79,800 passengers.

Upon completion, the two lines will connect at the Putra Heights station, forming a complete rail system in the Klang Valley.