Maluri station

The Maluri station is an integrated light rapid transit (LRT) and mass rapid transit (MRT)[1] located on the eastern fringe of Kuala Lumpur near and named after Taman Maluri (Malay; English: Maluri Garden), a residential housing estate. The station is located along Federal Route 1 Jalan Cheras (English: Cheras Road) opposite the AEON Taman Maluri shopping centre and Sunway Velocity Mall. The Kerayong River also runs beside the station.

 AG13   KG22  Maluri
Rapid KL Logo.svg | LRT and MRT station
SBK Line Maluri Station Entrance D 2.jpg
Entrance to Maluri MRT station.
General information
LocationJalan Cheras, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Coordinates3°7′23.74″N 101°43′37.06″E / 3.1232611°N 101.7269611°E / 3.1232611; 101.7269611Coordinates: 3°7′23.74″N 101°43′37.06″E / 3.1232611°N 101.7269611°E / 3.1232611; 101.7269611
Owned byPrasarana Malaysia (LRT)
MRT Corp (MRT)
Operated byRapid Rail
Line(s)3 Ampang
9 Kajang
Platforms2 side platforms (LRT)
1 island platform (MRT)
Tracks2 (LRT)
2 (MRT)
ConnectionsIntegrative station between  AG13  and  KG22  via paid-to-paid linkway.
Construction
Structure type AG13  Elevated
 KG22  Underground
ParkingAvailable with payment
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Other information
Station code AG13   KG22 
History
Opened16 December 1996 (LRT)
17 July 2017 (MRT)
Services
Preceding station Rapid KL Logo.svg Following station
Miharja
towards Sentul Timur
Ampang Line Pandan Jaya
towards Ampang
Cochrane
towards Sungai Buloh
Kajang Line Taman Pertama
towards Kajang

The station consists of an elevated station served by the Ampang Line (formerly known as STAR LRT) which was opened in 1996, and the underground station served by the Kajang Line which was opened on 17 July 2017. Both stations are connected via a paid-area-to-paid-area elevated pedestrian linkway.

Under the station naming rights granted by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp), the MRT station is called AEON-Maluri MRT station.[2]

Station BackgroundEdit

Colonial eraEdit

During British colonial era and until the 1980s, the site of the present-day Maluri station was a halt on the KTMB network called Pudoh Ulu or Pudu Ulu.[3]

 
The Maluri LRT station from the exterior.
 
The MRT station's Entrance B (left) and Entrance D (right) on either side of Jalan Cheras.

LRT Ampang Line stationEdit

The older elevated station serves the LRT Ampang Line which is built according to the standard design of the Ampang Line elevated stations.

It consists of two side platforms flanking the double elevated tracks, above a concourse level where the fare gates are located. Both platforms can be reached from the concourse level via stairways and escalators. Previously, there were no elevators, and hence, the station was not disabled-friendly until they were fitted in 2015.

MRT Kajang Line stationEdit

The MRT station is one of the seven underground stations of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. The underground station is built directly beneath Jalan Cheras. The station has two underground levels - a concourse level with fare gates, customer service office, toilets and machinery rooms - and a platform below with an island platform configuration.

The theme given for the design of the station is "New Generation" and features colourful panels on the exterior and interior walls of the station.[4][5]

The MRT station is the last underground station before the line resurfaces and heads towards Kajang.

LRT-MRT LinkwayEdit

The Maluri station comprises two separate station buildings which are connected via an elevated linkway. An elevated linkway connecting the paid areas of both the LRT and MRT stations allows commuters to transfer seamlessly between the LRT Ampang Line and the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line at this station.

The linkway was built together with the MRT station. It connects the LRT station at the paid area of the concourse level while at the MRT station, the linkway connects directly to Entrance C which is located one level above ground level. From Entrance C, escalators, a lift and staircase go directly down to the paid area of the underground concourse level.

As the linkway is part of the paid area of both stations, there are no direct exits to/from the outside. Unlike the MRT station, the linkway is not air-conditioned.

Station Layout[6]Edit

This station has almost similar layout to  KJ14  KG16  Pasar Seni station. The differences are:

  • The LRT station is side platform instead of island platform.
  • There is no extra level for plant room (i.e. B3 in Pasar Seni) for the MRT station.
L2 LRT Platform Level Side Platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 1: 3 Ampang towards  AG18  Ampang (→)
Platform 2: 3 Ampang towards  AG1  Sentul Timur (←)
Side Platform, doors will open on the left
L1 LRT Concourse Fare gates, Ticketing Machines, LRT Station Control, LRT Customer Service Office, LRT station entrance, Shops, Paid-to-paid pedestrian bridge between LRT and MRT stations, Entrance C
G Street Level Taxi Terminal, Shops, Park and Ride, Bus Stops, Maluri Bus Depot, AEON Maluri, Sunway Velocity Mall, Entrances A, B & D
B2 MRT Concourse MRT Station Control, MRT Customer Service Office, Ticketing Machines, Fare gates, Entrance C paid-to-paid access to LRT concourse
B3 MRT Platform Level Platform 1: 9 Kajang towards  KG35  Kajang (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2: 9 Kajang towards  KG04  Kwasa Damansara (←)

Exits and entrancesEdit

Maluri station has a total of 4 entrances/exits - Entrances A, B and D are at both sides of Jalan Cheras, all of them belong to the MRT station. Entrance C is the given name for the paid-to-paid pedestrian link bridge between the LRT and MRT stations and is not an entrance from outside. There is one entrance only for the LRT station which is also linked to Jalan Cheras. The bus stops are accessible via Entrance B, D and also the LRT station entrance.

Kajang Line station
Entrance Location Destination Picture
A East side of Jalan Cheras AEON Maluri  
B West side of Jalan Cheras Sunway Velocity, Bus stop, Taxi and E-hailing lay-by  
C

LRT-MRT Linkway

Underground Concourse level with escalator to elevated linkway LRT   MRT  
D East side of Jalan Cheras Park and Ride, Maluri Bus Depot, Bus stop, Taxi and E-hailing lay-by  
Ampang Line station
C

LRT-MRT linkway

Escalator from Underground to Elevated Concourse level LRT   MRT  
Entrance West side of Jalan Cheras Bus stop, Taxi and E-hailing lay-by  

HistoryEdit

 
A platform view of the Maluri LRT station towards Miharja station
 
The LRT platform.

KTM Ampang branch lineEdit

The alignment of the LRT Ampang Line at this location uses the alignment of the old Federated Malay States Railways tracks which ran from Ampang Junction, where the Ampang branch line left the West Coast Main Line (between today's Chan Sow Lin LRT station and Miharja LRT station) to head to the branch line terminus at Ampang town (where today's Ampang Line depot and Ampang LRT station is located).

This branch line was opened on 1 May 1914 and was mostly to cater to the tin mines in the Ampang area. However, no railway station is known to have existed at this location during this period.

The tracks crossed Jalan Cheras as a level crossing until the alignment was converted for the construction of the LRT in the 1990s where a railway bridge was built over the road.

LRT Ampang Line stationEdit

The LRT station was constructed as part of the development of the STAR LRT project in the 1990s. It was completed and opened together with the line on 16 December 1996, along with 13 other stations between the Sultan Ismail and the Ampang.

The line was the first LRT line to be operational in Malaysia.

MRT Kajang Line stationEdit

Construction of the underground MRT station began in 2012 following the official launch of the construction of the MRT Kajang Line. The station is located beneath Jalan Cheras. As a result, throughout the construction of the station, various diversions of the road had to be carried out. Decking above the work site was also erected to enable traffic to run while station box excavation and other construction work proceeded underneath.

The station was opened on 17 July 2017 together with the opening of Phase Two of the MRT line from Muzium Negara MRT station to Kajang MRT station.

Bus ServicesEdit

MRT Feeder Bus ServicesEdit

There is no MRT feeder bus services which starts or ends at this station. However, the station provides some other MRT feeder bus services from other stations.

MRT Feeder Bus Services at Maluri Station
Route No. Origin Destination Via Notes
T352[7]

(As a pass-by)

Taman Shamelin Perkasa  KG21  MRT Cochrane Jalan Perdana Utama

Pandan Perdana
Jalan Indah
Taman Cheras Indah
Sungai Besi Expressway Sungai Besi Expressway (Pandan Indah Link)
 AG14  LRT Pandan Jaya
Menara PGRM
Federal Route 1 Jalan Cheras
 KG22  AG13  MRT/LRT Maluri (Entrance B)
Jalan Shelley
Jalan Cochrane
Jalan Tun Razak
 KG22  AG13  MRT/LRT Maluri (Entrance D)

For  KG21  MRT Cochrane bound, the bus will stop at the bus stops near

Entrance B / LRT Entrance.

For Taman Shamelin Perkasa / Bandar Tun Razak /
Bandar Sri Permaisuri bound, the bus will stop at the bus stop near
Entrance D.

T400[8]  KG21  MRT Cochrane Bandar Tun Razak Jalan Tun Razak

Federal Route 1 Jalan Cheras
 KG22  AG13  MRT/LRT Maluri (Entrance D)
Stadium Badminton Cheras
Jalan Yaacob Latif
Velodrom Kuala Lumpur
Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM)
Taman Midah
Bandar Tun Razak
Jalan Budiman
 KG22  AG13  MRT/LRT Maluri (Entrance B)
Jalan Shelley

T401[9]  KG21  MRT Cochrane Bandar Sri Permaisuri Jalan Tun Razak

Federal Route 1 Jalan Cheras
 KG22  AG13  MRT/LRT Maluri (Entrance D)
Stadium Badminton Cheras
Flat Sri Sabah
Jalan Ikan Emas
Jalan Sekilau
Flat Sri Melaka
Taman Sri Permaisuri
Bandar Sri Permaisuri
Jalan Jellawat 1
 SP12  LRT Cheras
 KG22  AG13  MRT/LRT Maluri (Entrance B)
Jalan Shelley

Other Bus ServicesEdit

The Maluri station also provides accessibility for some other bus services.

Other Bus Services at Maluri Station
Route No. Operator Origin Destination Via Notes
450[10] Rapid KL Hentian Kajang Hub Lebuh Pudu Reko Sentral

Bandar Kajang
 KG34  MRT Stadium Kajang
 KG33  MRT Sungai Jernih
Sungai Sekamat
Simpang Balak
 KG31  MRT Bukit Dukung
Cheras–Kajang Expressway Cheras-Kajang Expressway
Jalan Hulu Langat
Batu 9 Cheras / Taman Suntex
Cheras Sentral /  KG26  MRT Taman Connaught
Federal Route 1 Jalan Cheras
 KG24  MRT Taman Midah
 KG22  AG13  MRT/LRT Maluri
Jalan Pasar
Jalan Pudu

For KL-bound, the bus will stop at the bus stop near the LRT Entrance.

For Kajang / Damai Perdana bound, the bus will stop at the bus stop near
Entrance D.

400[11] Rapid KL Damai Perdana Hub Lebuh Pudu Taman Desa Baiduri

Alam Damai
Federal Route 1 Jalan Cheras
 KG24  MRT Taman Midah
 KG22  AG13  MRT/LRT Maluri
Jalan Pudu
Berjaya Times Square /  MR5  Monorail Imbi
 KG18A  MR6  MRT/Monorail Bukit Bintang
Jalan Raja Chulan
Jalan Tun H. S. Lee

402[12] Rapid KL  KG22  AG13 

MRT/LRT Maluri
(Entrance D)

Hub Pekeliling Federal Route 1 Jalan Cheras

Stadium Badminton Cheras
Flat Sri Sabah
 KG22  AG13  MRT/LRT Maluri (LRT Entrance)
Jalan Tun Razak
Masjid Jamek Alam Shah
Istana Terengganu
 KJ9  LRT Ampang Park
KLCC
National Heart Institute (IJN)
Istana Budaya
Hospital Kuala Lumpur
 AG3  SP3  MR11  PY13  LRT/MRT/Monorail Titiwangsa

The bus technically starts from Entrance D.

However, passengers can take the bus from the LRT entrance as an alternative.

NearbyEdit

GalleryEdit

LRT StationEdit

MRT StationEdit

LRT-MRT LinkwayEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SBK Line Full Opening Boosts Coverage of Kuala Lumpur's Urban Rail Network" (PDF). Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Four Stations to Kick Off MRT Corp's Station Naming Rights Programme" (PDF). Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Map of British Malaya : including the Straits Settlements, Federated Malay States, and Malay states not included in the federation". Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Seven hidden gems of the MRT". Thestar.com.my. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  5. ^ "MRT stations designed to tell the story of M'sia". Thestar.com.my. 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  6. ^ "Maluri MRT Station, MRT station connected to the Maluri LRT station and Sunway Velocity mall through the pedestrian walkway – klia2.info". Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  7. ^ "Maluri MRT Feeder Bus T352 | mrt.com.my". mrt.com.my. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  8. ^ "Cochrane MRT Feeder Bus T400 | mrt.com.my". mrt.com.my. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  9. ^ "Cochrane MRT Feeder Bus T401 | mrt.com.my". mrt.com.my. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  10. ^ "Line Route 450 - rapidKL Bus - Bus Schedules". Moovit. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
  11. ^ "Line Route 400 - rapidKL Bus - Bus Schedules". Moovit. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  12. ^ "402 Route: Time Schedules, Stops & Maps - Hab Titiwangsa". moovitapp.com. Retrieved 2021-01-20.

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