Putra Heights LRT station

Coordinates: 2°59′45.8″N 101°34′32.0″E / 2.996056°N 101.575556°E / 2.996056; 101.575556

Putra Heights is a Klang Valley Rapid Transit station in Putra Heights in the southern Subang Jaya. The station are the southern terminus for the Sri Petaling Line and Kelana Jaya Line. The station is located on the intersection of Persiaran Putra Indah and Persiaran Putra Perdana, next to E6 ELITE. Nearby places include Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru, Laman Putra, Putra Indah and Putra Point Commercial Centre.

 SP31   KJ37  Putra Heights
Rapid KL Logo | LRT station
Putra Heights LRT Station outview (211104).jpg
Platform level of Putra Heights LRT station
General information
LocationPutra Point Commercial Center
Persiaran Putra Indah, Putra Heights
47650, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Owned byPrasarana Malaysia
Operated byRapid Rail
Line(s)4 Sri Petaling
5 Kelana Jaya
Platforms1 island platform & 2 side platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsIntegrative station between  SP31  and  KJ37 .
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingAvailable with payment. 452 total parking bays.
Disabled accessAvailable
Other information
Station code SP31   KJ37 
History
Opened30 June 2016[1]
Services
Preceding station Rapid KL Logo.svg Following station
Puchong Prima
towards Sentul Timur
Sri Petaling Line Terminus
Subang Alam
towards Gombak
Kelana Jaya Line

The station is part of the Prasarana's rail extension for both Kelana Jaya line and Sri Petaling line which joined both lines at this station, after the Masjid Jamek station. The station is opened in June 2016, along with 25 other stations in the extension plan.[2]

The station is one of the largest in Klang Valley. It has four tracks with 2 side platforms and 1 island platform. Because of different rail system developed on both lines, they do not share the same track and use their own individual track instead. The station is the main infrastructure in Putra Heights.

HistoryEdit

The extension of both Sri Petaling Line and Kelana Jaya Line were announced on 29 August 2006 by then Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Mohd Najib Abdul Razak.[3] This is also confirmed by then Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Abdullah Badawi in his National Budget speech in 2006.[4]

Construction started since 2010.[5] However, during the construction of the depot of Putra Heights station, the concrete formwork and scaffolding with a height of 6 meter collapsed, killing two construction workers. 4 other workers suffers minor injury in the accident.[6][7]

The construction of the station had also received complaints and objections by both Subang Alam and Putra Heights residents.[8] A study by UKM professor Dr Tajul Anuar Jamaluddin, whose opinion was sought by the residents, found the area to be unsuitable as the ground was largely made up of clay and cracked granite, which would be precarious and make it expensive to lay rail tracks. The line will also pass by an artificial lake and an electric transmission line, posing danger to nearby houses.[9]

The station was opened by Dato Sri' Mohd Najib Abdul Razak himself, who was then the Prime Minister of Malaysia.[10][11][12] Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, Land Public Transport Commission Chairman Syed Hamid Albar and Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa were also present at opening.

In 2019, the then Minister of Transportation opened an airport shuttle route from the station to KLIA and KLIA2.[13]

Incidents and accidentsEdit

A taekwondo athlete was sued for assaulting a disabled senior citizen in the station. The athlete, Nur Dhia Liyana Shaharuddin, who won a silver medal in the 2017 SEA Games,[14] was asked to issue a public apology to a 71-year-old partially blind and deaf man for kicking him in the station.[15]

A woman who was waiting on the platform of the station, almost got hypnotized by an old man. The woman was able to escape with the help of two Malay men. She then shared her experience on Facebook.[16]

StationEdit

Station DesignEdit

The station is designed by NRY Architects, which is also responsible for the Awan Besar and Bandar Puteri Puchong LRT station.

The station is inspired by the traditional fish trap called Bubu. Instead of trapping, the station has been designed as a celebration of movement to showcase its function as an interchange station.

The station skeletal structure is covered with photovoltaic cladding to generate solar energy. Glass louvers are added for a naturally-lit interior and shade during rainy seasons. Voids are realised on certain locations of both facades to allow sufficient cross ventilation and constant airflow within the station. As some heat trapped inside the building, a customised jacked roof concept is implemented across the central spine of the envelope to channel it out.[17]

Station LayoutEdit

The station has an island platform (1A and 1B) and two side platforms (2 and 3). Most of the time trains will stop at platforms 1A and 1B, unless the train will be terminated after this station. The station is also equipped with an ample car park, bus terminal on the station ground level and main drop-off and pick-up areas at concourse level.[17]

L2 Platform Level Side platform
Platform 2 Not in service, trains terminate here at times
Platform 1A 5 Kelana Jaya towards  KJ1  Gombak (←)
Island platform
Platform 1B 4 Sri Petaling towards  AG1  SP1  Sentul Timur (→)
Platform 3 Not in service, trains terminate here at times
Side platform
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Customer Service Office, Vending Machines, Stairs/Escalators/Lifts to Platform Level, Stairs/Escalators/Lifts to Ground Level, Station Entrance
G Station Entrance Stairs/Escalators/Lifts to Concourse, Station Entrance, Carpark
LG Street level Exit to Persiaran Putra Indah & Persiaran Putra Perdana, Taxi Lay-by, Kiss-and-ride Lay-by, Feeder Bus Hub, Bus-stop

Bus servicesEdit

 
bus stop

Feeder busesEdit

Route No. Origin Destination Via Connecting to
T760[18]  KJ37   SP31  Putra Heights LRT station Bandar Saujana Putra Persiaran Putra Perdana (Giant Putra Heights)
Persiaran Petaling (Pangsapuri Sri Muitara)
Persiaran Putra Indah
North–South Expressway Central Link
Jalan Saujana Putra
Jalan SP2 (MAHSA University)
Persiaran Saujana Putra Utama
Terminus

Other busesEdit

Route No. Origin Destination Via Connecting to
752[19]  KJ37   SP31  Putra Heights LRT station Hentian Bandar Shah Alam Persiaran Putra Perdana (Giant Putra Heights)
Persiaran Petaling (Pangsapuri Sri Muitara)
Persiaran Kuala Langat (Section 28)
Persiaran Sepang
Persiaran Klang (Section 27)
 KJ35  LRT Alam Megah
Persiaran Kuala Selangor
Persiaran Tengku Ampuan
Persiaran Kayangan
Persiaran Dato Menteri
708, 750, 753, T752, T753, T754, T755, T756, SA02
E1[18]  KJ37   SP31  Putra Heights LRT station Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)[20]
( KE2  KT5  ERL KLIA)
ELITE Expressway   Terminus

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "4 stesen baharu LRT beroperasi Jumaat ini". 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ "LRT Line Extension Project". Railway Technology. April 16, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Muhammad Farhan bin Mohd Arif (July 2017). A STUDY ON RIDERSHIP CAPACITY ANALYSIS AT RAPID KELANA JAYA LINE STATION (PDF) (Report). Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. p. 23,24. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  4. ^ Haji Ahmad Badawi, Abdullah. UCAPAN BAJET TAHUN 2006 (PDF) (Speech) (in Malay). Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  5. ^ "LRT Line Extension Project". Railway Technology. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  6. ^ "Two workers trapped under wet concrete at Putra Heights LRT site". www.thesundaily.my. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  7. ^ "Mangsa kedua runtuhan binaan depoh LRT Putra Heights ditemui". BH Online (in Malay). 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  8. ^ "Residents say no to extension | The Star". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  9. ^ "Delay in Kelana Jaya-Ampang LRT line extension". The Edge Markets. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  10. ^ "Stesen LRT baharu beri manfaat penduduk Lembah Klang". BH Online (in Malay). 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  11. ^ FMT (2016-06-30). "25 new LRT stations start operating today". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  12. ^ Mahmud, Hairulazim (2016-06-30). "LRT dari Putra Heights mula operasi". HM Online (in Malay). Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  13. ^ Leong, Isabelle; Mac 07, Astro Awani |; minit, 2019 22:45 +08 | Durasi: 1; Saat, 39. "Hanya RM10 ke KLIA, klia2 dari Putra Heights | Astro Awani". www.astroawani.com (in Malay). Retrieved 2020-06-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ Azharie, Farah (2019-04-16). "Athlete in assault case not a national exponent | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  15. ^ WAHI, SITI AZIELAH (2019-04-09). "Atlet taekwondo serang OKU warga emas diperintah mohon maaf, bayar ganti rugi". Sinarharian (in Malay). Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  16. ^ LAJIS, SYAIRAH ABDUL (2019-11-06). "Wanita kongsi pengalaman nyaris dipukau di stesen LRT". Sinarharian (in Malay). Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  17. ^ a b "Putra Heights LRT Station". NRY Architects. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  18. ^ a b "Bus - Rapid KL | MyRapid Your Public Transport Portal". www.myrapid.com.my. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  19. ^ "Welcome". myrapidbus.prasarana.com.my. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  20. ^ "Rapid KL Embarks Into Airports Shuttle Service From Putra Heights LRT Station To KLIA And KLIA 2 - Media Releases | MyRapid Your Public Transport Portal". www.myrapid.com.my. Retrieved 2020-06-26.

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