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.
Light rapid transit (LRT) & Mass rapid transit (MRT) station
|Location||Nearby Central Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Owned by||Prasarana Malaysia (LRT) |
MRT Corp (MRT)
|Operated by||Rapid Rail|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Connections||Connecting station to Kuala Lumpur for KTM Komuter and KTM ETS|
|Structure type|| Elevated|
|Parking||Available at nearby KTM station|
|Bicycle facilities||Not available|
|Opened||1 September 1998 (LRT)|
17 July 2017 (MRT)
It is made up of two separate stations - the older elevated Kelana Jaya Line station which opened on 1 September 1998 whilst the newer underground Kajang Line station which was opened on 17 July 2017. 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.
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
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. 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 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 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. The MRT tunnels in this station is located only 300 meters from the opening of the Kelana Jaya Line's tunnel (towards Masjid Jamek).
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.
|L2||LRT Platform Level||Platform 1: towards Gombak (→)|
|Island platform, Doors will open on the right|
|Platform 2: towards (←) 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 toKuala 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: towards Kajang (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform 2: towards 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|
|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|
|Underground Concourse level with escalator to elevated linkway||LRT MRT|
|Kelana Jaya Line station|
|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
|Concourse level||Unpaid link to Kuala Lumpur station|
Around the stationEdit
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- "Seamless transfers now possible at Pasar Seni". Thestar.com.my. 2019-11-11. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
- "Seven hidden gems of the MRT". Thestar.com.my. 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
- "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.
- "The School at the River Bend". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
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- "Sin Sze Si Ya Temple - Oldest Taoist Temple in Kuala Lumpur".