Abdullah Hukum station

Abdullah Hukum station is an integrated rapid transit station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, served by both the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and the KTM Komuter Port Klang Line.

 KD01   KJ17 
Abdullah Hukum
Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM Komuter Rapid KL (brand)
Klang Valley Integrated Transit System station
Abdullah Hukum - Main Building.JPG
View of the exterior of the station.
LocationJalan Bangsar, Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coordinates3°7′7″N 101°40′22″E / 3.11861°N 101.67278°E / 3.11861; 101.67278
Owned byPrasarana Malaysia (operated by Rapid Rail)
Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Line(s)2 Port Klang Line
5 Kelana Jaya Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2 (LRT)
3 (KTM Komuter)
ConnectionsPedestrian bridge to  KB01  Mid Valley The Gardens and KL Eco City
Construction
Structure type KJ17  Elevated
 KD01  Ground level
ParkingNot available
Disabled accessAvailable
Other information
Station code KD01   KJ17 
History
Opened1 September 1998 (LRT)
28 October 2018 (KTM Komuter)
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Gombak
Kelana Jaya Line
KTM Komuter
towards Tanjung Malim
Port Klang Line
towards Port Klang

The station consists of the elevated LRT station was opened first on 1 September 1998, together with a ground level KTM Komuter station which was constructed later as part of the KL Eco City development and physically integrated with the LRT station. The KTM Komuter station began operations on 28 October 2018.[1]

Station featuresEdit

LocationEdit

The station is located between Jalan Bangsar and the KL Eco City development to the south of the central business district of Kuala Lumpur. The station is named after the former Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum, a village which was located between Jalan Bangsar and the Klang River, which has now become the KL Eco City development.

Besides KL Eco City, another major landmark near the Abdullah Hukum Station is the Tenaga Nasional Berhad headquarters which is located across Jalan Bangsar from the station.

LRT stationEdit

The LRT station is an elevated station that was built as part of the Kelana Jaya Line which was then known as Putra LRT. It was one of the 10 stations which was opened on 1 September 1998 when Phase One between Kelana Jaya station and Pasar Seni station (excluding the KL Sentral station opened later), began operations. The station is of the standard Kelana Jaya Line elevated station design, with the two elevated floors - a concourse level and two side platforms above the concourse level - above the ground floor which is used as a kiss and ride and taxi drop-off area.

KTM Komuter stationEdit

The KTM Komuter station is the newer section of the Abdullah Hukum Station complex and was built as part of the KL Eco City development located adjacent to KTM Bhd's Port Klang branch line. The station, which began operations on 28 October 2018, lies between the KL Sentral and Angkasapuri stations. Construction of the station began in 2014 by KL Eco City's developer KL Eco City Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Malaysian developer S P Setia, on 0.6 hectares of land owned by Railway Assets Corporation Sdn Bhd, the owner of all assets operated by KTM.[2]

A common concourse one level above ground level links both the KTM Komuter and LRT stations. The upper road level of KL Eco City can also be accessed via an exit at this common concourse level, where the drop-off lay-bys for the station are located. The station's two side platforms are located at ground level while the level above the concourse (second level from ground) provides the connection to KL Eco City and, in the future, Mid Valley Megamall.[3]

Connectivity to Mid Valley CityEdit

Despite its relative close proximity, there was no proper connection from the Abdullah Hukum station to Mid Valley City which lies just 250 metres east for many years. Prior to the construction of KL Eco City and the KTM Komuter station, pedestrians from the LRT station had to walk northwards along Jalan Bangsar to a pedestrian bridge and cross the railway tracks to the Putra Ria Apartment complex, then along the apartment access road and another pedestrian bridge into Mid Valley City. Alternatively, it was easier for commuters to directly use the Mid Valley Komuter station on the Seremban Line to reach Mid Valley City.

With the KTM Komuter station built, a dedicated footbridge was constructed to link Mid Valley City and Level 2 of the station through KL Eco City. The section of the bridge between the station and KL Eco City was opened together with the opening of the KTM station. The section between KL Eco City and Mid Valley City over the Klang River subsequently opened on 14 November 2019.[4]

Station layoutEdit


L2 LRT Platform Level
Side platform
Platform 1: 5 Kelana Jaya Line towards  KJ1  Gombak (→)
Platform 2: 5 Kelana Jaya Line towards  KJ37  Putra Heights (←)
Side platform
Linkbridge Level Entrance from Mid Valley City/KL Eco City pedestrian overhead bridge
L1 Common Concourse Faregates; Ticketing Machines; Customer Service Offices; Station Control Rooms; Shops; Entrance from Jalan Bangsar, Entrance from KL Eco City
G Ground Level Bus stop, taxi and "kiss and ride" lay-by
KTM Platform Level
Side platform
Platform 1: 2 Port Klang Line towards  KA16  Tanjung Malim (→)
Platform 2: 2 Port Klang Line towards  KD17  Port Klang (←)
Island platform
Platform 3: Bypass track, not used for passengers

Entrances and ExitsEdit

Abdullah Hukum station has a total of three entrances/exits, with one at the LRT station and two for the KTM station, including an elevated entrance above the KTM station concourse level connecting to the link bridge to KL Eco City and Mid Valley City. There is a door connecting the concourse levels of both the LRT and KTM stations.

Port Klang Line station
Entrance Location Destination Picture
A West side of Eco City Perimeter Road KL Eco City  
B Elevated link bridge level above concourse Link bridge to KL Eco City and Mid Valley City
(   KB1  Komuter Mid Valley)
 
C Doorway between KTM station concourse and LRT station concourse KTM   LRT  
Kelana Jaya Line station
C Doorway between KTM station concourse and LRT station concourse KTM   LRT  
D East side of Jalan Bangsar Jalan Bangsar, bus stop, taxi and private vehicle lay-by, pedestrian bridge to Tenaga Nasional Berhad headquarters  

NameEdit

In the 1980s, there was a small halt named Taman Ghazali Station at the present Abdullah Hukum station's site, mostly for freight services.[5]

Bus servicesEdit

Route No. Origin Destination Via Connecting to
 750   KJ14   SBK16  Pasar Seni Hub UiTM Shah Alam 708, 753, 754, T750, T752, T753, T754
 751   KJ14   SBK16  Pasar Seni Hub Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam 702, T756, BET4
 772   KJ14   SBK16  Pasar Seni Hub  KS03  Terminal Skypark (Subang Airport)
Subang Suria
T802, T803
 780   KJ14   SBK16  Pasar Seni Hub Section 8, Kota Damansara T801, BET1

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

 KJ28  KS02  KD09  Subang Jaya

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Another rail transit centre in KL". Thestar.com.my. 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  2. ^ "Abdullah Hukum train station in KL Eco City opened". Edge Prop. 2018-11-06. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  3. ^ "An Iconic Station - Abdullah Hukum Welcomes You" (PDF). Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  4. ^ "At last! You can now reach Mid Valley via LRT thanks to new pedestrian bridge". New Straits Times. 2019-11-16. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  5. ^ "KTM Klang Valley Network 1985". Retrieved 2 July 2019.

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