Pasar Seni station

The Pasar Seni station is an integrated rapid transit station in Kuala Lumpur that is served by the Kelana Jaya Line and the Kajang Line. The station is named after the nearby Central Market (known as Pasar Seni or "Art Market" in Malay) and is located near Petaling Street and the area known as the Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur.

 KJ14   KG16  Pasar Seni
Rapid KL (brand)
Light rapid transit (LRT) & Mass rapid transit (MRT) station
SBK Line Pasar Seni LRT-MRT Link Bridge 4.jpg
View when transferring from the Pasar Seni LRT station to the MRT station.
General information
LocationNearby Central Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 3°08′33″N 101°41′43″E / 3.14250°N 101.69528°E / 3.14250; 101.69528
Owned byPrasarana Malaysia (LRT)
MRT Corp (MRT)
Operated byRapid Rail
Line(s)5 Kelana Jaya
9 Kajang
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsConnecting station to  KA02  Kuala Lumpur for KTM Komuter and KTM ETS
Construction
Structure type KJ14  Elevated
 KG16  Underground
ParkingAvailable at nearby KTM station
Bicycle facilitiesNot available
Disabled accessAvailable
Other information
Station code KJ14   KG16 
History
Opened1 September 1998 (LRT)
17 July 2017 (MRT)
Services
Preceding station Rapid KL Logo.svg Following station
Masjid Jamek
towards Gombak
Kelana Jaya Line KL Sentral
Muzium Negara
towards Sungai Buloh
Kajang Line Merdeka
towards Kajang

It is made up of two separate stations - the older elevated Kelana Jaya Line station which opened on 1 September 1998[1] whilst the newer underground Kajang Line station which was opened on 17 July 2017.[2] A pedestrian bridge and escalators link the paid areas of both stations, allowing commuters to conveniently transfer between the Kelana Jaya Line and the Kajang Line, while two unpaid linkways connects the Pasar Seni station directly with the Kuala Lumpur station, which is served by the KTM Komuter and KTM ETS services.[3]

The station is located next to the Jalan Sultan Mohamed bus hub with buses to Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Subang Jaya as well as GOKL buses. Pedestrian bridges also link the station with the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office and the Dayabumi building.

Station features and historyEdit

 
View of the elevated Pasar Seni LRT Station and the glass entrances of the underground MRT station.
 
The Pasar Seni LRT platform.
 
View of platform level of the MRT station.

LRT Kelana Jaya Line stationEdit

The elevated Pasar Seni LRT station is served by the LRT Kelana Jaya Line, a light rapid transit (LRT) system, and was opened on 1 September 1998 as the terminus of Phase One of what was then known as the PUTRA LRT system began operations.[1] The line would extend to Gombak in 1999 as Phase Two.

The station has two elevated levels; a concourse level and a platform level above it, with an island platform configuration with two platforms.

The station entrance is on the Concourse Level which is accessed via escalators, stairs and lifts from Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Jalan Sultan Mohamed. Also at the Concourse Level are the fare gates, ticketing machines, Customer Service Counter, convenience store and bakery. The link bridges to the  KA02  Kuala Lumpur station, Kuala Lumpur General Post Office and Dayabumi are also at the Concourse Level. A second air-conditioned link bridge to the old Kuala Lumpur station has been added since November 2019.

The ground level of the station is occupied by several bus lanes of the Jalan Sultan Mohamed bus hub. There is also a Rapid Bus Customer Service Office. Covered walkways link the station with the bus hub.

MRT Kajang Line stationEdit

The underground mass rapid transit (MRT) station began operations on 17 July 2017 when Phase Two of the MRT Kajang Line was opened.

The station was constructed at the site formerly occupied by the Klang Bus Stand, Plaza Wawasan Complex and the UO Shopping Centre. These three buildings were demolished in 2012 to make way for the MRT station to be constructed.

The station has three underground levels - Concourse Level, Plant Room Level (not accessible to public) and Platform Level - beneath the ground level plaza.

The design of the station entrance buildings at the ground level is based on the quartz found at Bukit Tabur quartz range in Gombak, Selangor, while the theme for the station's interior design is "Confluence", taken from the confluence between the Gombak and Klang Rivers, which is located next to Masjid Jamek, the preceding station on the Kelana Jaya Line.[4] The MRT tunnels in this station is located only 300 meters from the opening of the Kelana Jaya Line's tunnel (towards Masjid Jamek).

LRT-MRT LinkEdit

The Pasar Seni LRT and MRT stations are connected by a pedestrian bridge over Jalan Sultan Mohamed. The bridge connects directly to the paid area of the LRT station's Concourse Level. On the MRT station side, escalators, stairs and lifts connect the pedestrian bridge directly to the paid area of the Concourse Level, which is the first underground level of the station.

The paid-to-paid link is labelled as Entrance C of the MRT station. It however only allows commuters to transfer between the LRT and MRT, and does not allow anyone out of the stations.

To accommodate this pedestrian bridge, the LRT station had to undergo some renovation. Besides removing the balustrade at the Concourse Level, the LRT station fare gates were also relocated closer to the entrance. A new service counter was also built replacing the older service counter.

Station layoutEdit

L2 LRT Platform Level Platform 1: 5 Kelana Jaya towards  KJ1  Gombak (→)
Island platform, Doors will open on the right
Platform 2: 5 Kelana Jaya towards  KJ37  Putra Heights (←)
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, Pedestrian bridge to  KA02  Kuala Lumpur station. Entrances C & E
G Street Level Taxi Terminal, Shops, RapidKL concession ticket counter. HAB Pasar Seni. 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
B4 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

Pasar Seni station has a total of 4 entrances/exits - Entrance A at Jalan Sultan and Entrance B at Jalan Sultan Mohamed, both 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. Entrance D at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Entrance E at the direct link to the Kuala Lumpur KTM Station are at the LRT station.

Kajang Line station
Entrance Location Destination Picture
A South side of Jalan Sultan Kuala Lumpur Chinatown (Petaling Street, Jalan Sultan, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Jalan Panggong)  
B East side of Jalan Sultan Mohamed Jalan Bandar Traffic Police Headquarters, Jalan Sultan Mohamed Bus Hub  
C
LRT-MRT Linkway
Underground Concourse level with escalator to elevated linkway LRT   MRT  
Kelana Jaya Line station
C
LRT-MRT linkway
Escalator from Underground to Elevated Concourse level LRT   MRT  
D South side of Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock Jalan Sultan Mohamed Bus Hub, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur, Hang Kasturi Walk,
Walkway to Kuala Lumpur General Post Office, Dayabumi
 
E
KTM-LRT linkway
Concourse level Unpaid link to  KA02  Kuala Lumpur station  

Around the stationEdit

GalleryEdit

GeneralEdit

LRT stationEdit

MRT stationEdit

LRT-MRT linkEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Schwarcz _2002_ Public Transport in KL - Massachusetts Institute of Technology" (PDF). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 April 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Najib launches Phase 2 of Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line". Thestar.com.my. 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  3. ^ "Seven hidden gems of the MRT". Thestar.com.my. 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  4. ^ "Artist's impression of the first generation VI building in the 1920s with the KTM station in the background". Archived from the original on 2 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  5. ^ "The School at the River Bend". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Guan Di Temple, Chinatown Kuala Lumpur - Attractions - Wonderful Malaysia". www.wonderfulmalaysia.com.
  7. ^ "Sin Sze Si Ya Temple - Oldest Taoist Temple in Kuala Lumpur".

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