Kuala Lumpur Unveils Light Rail Extension Plan

4 November 2009 (Last Updated November 4th, 2009 18:30)

The project plan of the proposed Kuala Lumpur light rail extension programme, worth $2bn (MYR7bn), has been unveiled in the capital city of Malaysia. The project involves the extension of the Kelana Jaya automated light metro line to 17km long, with 13 stations. This extension

The project plan of the proposed Kuala Lumpur light rail extension programme, worth $2bn (MYR7bn), has been unveiled in the capital city of Malaysia.

The project involves the extension of the Kelana Jaya automated light metro line to 17km long, with 13 stations.

This extension will run from Kelana Jaya station through Subang, USJ and Alam Megah to Putra Heights.

The Ampang LRT extension will include 13 stations on a 17.7km alignment.

This extension, beginning at Sri Petaling station, will pass through Puchong and Kinrara and end at Putra Heights, where the two extensions will connect.

The project also includes increasing 13 six-car trains for Ampang LRT and 35 four-car trains for the Kelana Jaya line.

In addition, the stations will have modern facilities and access for mobility-impaired passengers.

State transport company Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd will carry out both the projects.

Both lines are expected to be completed by the end of 2012.