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The 37-kilometer LRT3 (initial name) or LRT Bandar Utama–Klang line (interim name), BKL or formerly known as Shah Alam line (intro name) is a light rapid transit (LRT) line that is slated to be the third LRT system in Klang Valley. The line will be operated by Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd.[2][3] It was announced by the Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) on 24 April 2013.[4][5] The line is currently referred to as Klang Valley LRT Line 3 or LRT3 by Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).[6]

Bandar Utama–Klang line
 11 
Rapid KL (brand)
Overview
Native nameLaluan LRT Bandar Utama–Klang
TypeLight rapid transit
SystemRapid KLLRT KL System 3 (LRT3)SelTrac CBTC
StatusUnder construction
LocaleKlang Valley
Termini BK26  Johan Setia
 BK12  Bandar Anggerik (Phase 1)
 BK1  Bandar Utama (Phase 2)
StationsFormer
25 elevated stations and 1 underground station for six-car trainsets in length

Revised
25 elevated stations and for a maximum of four-car trainsets in length
ServicesBandar Utama, Petaling Jaya via
Shah Alam to Johan Setia, Klang
Line number 11  (Sky Blue)
Websitelrt3.com.my
Operation
Planned openingFormer
Phase 1
31 August 2020; 11 months' time (2020-08-31)
Phase 2
28 February 2021; 17 months' time (2021-02-28)

Revised
28 February 2024; 4 years' time (2024-02-28)
OwnerLogo prasarana.png
Operator(s)Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd
Conduction systemAutomated and driverless
CharacterElevated
Depot(s)Johan Setia Depot, Klang
Rolling stockCRRC Zhuzhou LRV
Width: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Length: 114.0 m (374.0 ft)
Former
42 six-cars trainsets[1]

Revised
22 three-cars trainsets
Technical
Line length37 km (23 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationThird rail, 750 VDC
Operating speed80km/hour
Route map
GKLKV Integrated Transit Map -KwongTN.svg

When completed, the line will be one of the components of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. It is numbered  11 , and are coloured Sky Blue on the rail map.

StationsEdit

Location of Bandar Utama–Klang line

A total of 26 stations were planned before the new government revised the scheme, with a proposed two-kilometre distances between them. One station was to be an underground station, with the other 25 being elevated. The LRT3 will accommodate 6,000 parking bays.

The LRT3 will feature a few interchange stations. The planned interchanges are  SBK09  Bandar Utama of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line,  KJ27  CGC-Glenmarie of LRT Kelana Jaya Line and  KD14  Klang of the KTM Port Klang Line.

The alignment is based on the Final Railway Scheme approved by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

After a revision by the new government, the construction of Persiaran Hishamuddin station, which was supposed to be the only underground station for the line, was cancelled due to its high construction cost and expected low commuter demand in the area. This resulted in the reduction of the number of stations from 26 to 25 stations. Besides, the specifications of the stations were also changed. For instance, the former length of the stations were set for six-car trainsets, but now the proposed stations will be built for a maximum length of four-car trainsets. The changes in specifications are made in order to decrease the construction cost and reduce unnecessary elements from previous specifications.

Station Code Working Name Interim Name Position Interchange / Notes
 BK1  Bandar Utama One Utama Elevated Central terminus.

Interchange station with  SBK09  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line.

 BK2  Kayu Ara Damansara Utama Elevated
 BK3  BU11 Tropicana Elevated
 BK4  Tropicana Lien Hoe Elevated Provisional.
 BK5  Dataran Prima Dataran Prima Elevated
 BK6  Kelana Indah Persada Plus Elevated
 BK7  Glenmarie - Elevated Interchange station with  KJ27  Kelana Jaya Line.
 BK8  Temasya Temasya Elevated Provisional.
 BK9  Persiaran Kerjaya Glenmarie Elevated
 BK10  Malawati Stadium Shah Alam Elevated
 BK11  Persiaran Hishamuddin Persiaran Hishamuddin Underground or Ground-level or elevated[7] Cancelled.
 BK12  Bandar Anggerik Section 14 Elevated
 BK13  Seksyen 2 SIRIM Elevated Provisional.
 BK14  UiTM UiTM Elevated
 BK15  Seksyen 7 i-City Elevated 1.4 km from  KD12  Padang Jawa on the KTM Port Klang Line.
 BK16  Lebuh Keluli - Elevated Provisional.
 BK17  Bukit Raja Bukit Raja Elevated Provisional.
 BK18  Pasar Besar Klang Kawasan 17 Elevated
 BK19  Jalan Meru Jalan Meru Elevated
 BK20  Klang Klang Elevated Interchange station with  KD14  KTM Port Klang Line.
 BK21  Taman Selatan Taman Selatan Elevated
 BK22  Sri Andalas Sri Andalas Elevated
 BK23  Bukit Tinggi TESCO Bukit Tinggi Elevated Connected to Tesco Bukit Tinggi shopping mall.
 BK24  Batu Nilam AEON Bukit Tinggi Elevated Connected to AEON Bukit Tinggi shopping mall.
 BK25  Bandar Botanik Bandar Botanik Elevated Provisional.
 BK26  Johan Setia Johan Setia Elevated Western terminus.
Route Map as of October, subject to change

ChronologyEdit

  • 30 May 2014 – The Shah Alam LRT would begin from Bandar Utama, Kelana Jaya, through areas of Glenmarie, HICOM-Glenmarie Industrial Park, Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam city centre, UiTM, I-City, Bukit Raja Shopping Centre, Taman Eng Ann, Bandar Klang and then heading straight on to Johan Setia.[8]
  • 17 July 2014 – Following 2015 Budget which is tabled on 10 October 2014, the Prime Minister announced that the government will fund RM9 billion to build the LRT3 project linking Bandar Utama to Shah Alam and Klang, which is already in Prasarana's drawing board.[9]
  • 23 July 2014 – There are several disputes on the proposed routes with the main concern is on the line's integration with the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line.[10]
  • 11 August 2014 – Construction of LRT3 may damage structures, says chairman of chamber [11]
  • 11 October 2014 – The project was approved with an allocation of RM9 billion.[12] This line is no longer be an extension of the LRT Kelana Jaya Line [13] as initially proposed.
  • 13 December 2014 – Prasarana to roll out LRT3 projects by second half of 2015 [14]
  • 11 April 2015 – Tender documents for RM9bil LRT3 project ready for collection [15] LRT3 will be integrated with Kelana Jaya Line in Glenmarie LRT Station, which is currently being built as a part of the Kelana Jaya Line extension project. LRT3 is expected to be used by 300,000 users. The public display of the line will be held for three months beginning in May.[6][16][17]
  • 12 May 2015 – LRT3 works to start by Q1-2016.[18][19][20] LRT3 public display to start on 15 May 2015.[21][22] It will be put up for three months at seven locations – Shah Alam City Council, Petaling Jaya City Council, Public Land Transportation Commission office in Platinum Sentral, Klang Municipal Council and the Kelana Jaya, Masjid Jamek and Pasar Seni LRT stations – from 9am to 5pm on weekdays.[23][24]
  • 4 September 2015 – Prasarana Malaysia Berhad announced that Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) and George Kent Sdn Bhd joint venture (JV) has been appointed as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for the Bandar Utama–Klang (LRT3) project.[25]
  • 20 October 2015 – Prasarana has agreed to change the LRT3 route, which was originally planned to cut through the housing area of Taman Muhibah in Klang to Pasar Besar Klang (Klang wet market) at Jalan Meru. Residents of Taman Muhibah had been objecting the proposed line which would run through their housing area.[26]
  • 24 August 2016 – Official launch of the LRT3 project by the former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.[27]

FactsEdit

  • The 37-km rail line with 25 elevated stations.
  • It is seamlessly connected with the:
  • LRT3 will be connected with 2 retail malls, namely TESCO Bukit Tinggi and AEON Bukit Tinggi in Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang.[29]
  • LRT3 will be equipped with the latest technologies including Communications-Based Train Controls (CBTC), Automatic Train Controls (ATC), Passenger Information Display System (PIDS), fire protection system and closed-circuit television (CCTV) system.
  • LRT3 trains will have a maximum operating speed of 80 km/h (17% faster than the current Kelana Jaya Line) with the capacity of carrying 36,720 passengers per hour per direction.[30]
  • LRT3 is one out of four rapid transit lines in the Klang Valley that does not serve KL Sentral, the other three being the Ampang Line, Sri Petaling Line and the under-construction SSP Line, as well as the first rapid transit line in the Klang Valley that is entirely outside the borders of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
  • Reportedly, a planned underground station along Persiaran Hishamuddin is shelved and will possibly be replaced by a ground-level or elevated station instead, following objections from local residents. It will hence leave LRT3 without underground tracks, similar to the Ampang Line and KTM Komuter.[31]

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ "MRT Corp voices concerns, worried about LRT3 integration point at Bandar Utama". The Star Online.
  11. ^ "Construction of LRT may damage structures, says chairman of chamber". The Star Online. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
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  15. ^ "Tender documents for RM9bil LRT3 project ready for collection". The Star Online.
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  18. ^ "LRT3 works to start by 1Q16". THE EDGE MARKETS.
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  21. ^ "LRT3 public inspection to start this Friday". The Sun Daily.
  22. ^ "Proposal of LRT3 alignment to be made public on Friday". The Star Online.
  23. ^ "LRT 3 proposal put on display for public feedbacks". The Star Online.
  24. ^ "Prasarana Organises A Public Inspection Of Its Latest Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) Project". MYrapid. Archived from the original on 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  25. ^ "Prasarana partners MRCB, George Kent for LRT 3 project". The Malaysian Insider.
  26. ^ "Route change for LRT3 project". The Rakyat Post.
  27. ^ "PM Najib launches LRT3 project, set to benefit two million people by 2020". The New Straits Times.
  28. ^ "Klang komuter station at risk of being closed". The Star.
  29. ^ "Pelan Setiap Stesen". Prasarana Malaysia. Archived from the original on 2015-05-22.
  30. ^ "Sistem LRT3". Prasarana Malaysia.
  31. ^ "LRT3 contractors may see LAD of 100% contract value". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 7 January 2018.

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