Sentul LRT station

Sentul LRT station is an elevated light rapid transit (LRT) station operated by Rapid Rail located in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is served by the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line. This station is situated next to two secondary schools, the Methodist Boys Secondary School Sentul and the Wesley Methodist School, three primary schools, and several medium-density, low-cost housing developments.

 AG2   SP2  Sentul
Rapid KL (brand)
Light rapid transit (LRT) station
Sentul station (Ampang Line) (exterior), Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.jpg
Exterior view of the LRT station from Sentul Selatan car park.
General information
LocationJalan 2/48A, Bandar Baru Sentul,
Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Coordinates3°10′42″N 101°41′43″E / 3.17833°N 101.69528°E / 3.17833; 101.69528
Owned byPrasarana Malaysia
Operated byRapid Rail
Line(s)3 Ampang
4 Sri Petaling
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels2
ParkingAvailable with payment. 158 total parking bays,
Other information
Station code AG2   SP2 
History
Opened346 December 1998; 23 years ago (1998-12-06)[1]
Services
Preceding station Rapid KL Logo.svg Following station
Sentul Timur
Terminus
Ampang Line Titiwangsa
towards Ampang
Sri Petaling Line Titiwangsa

Despite sharing the same name, the Sentul LRT station is not interchangeable with the  KC01  Sentul Komuter station; the two stations are approximately 800 meters in walking distance away from each other. The Komuter station was the first rail transit station in Sentul and served the older section of the suburb, while the LRT station was a later addition and serves the newer development of the suburb. (hence the location Bandar Baru Sentul is added to the LRT station on official rail transit maps to avoid confusion) The station was opened to public in 1998 as part of the final phase of development of the former STAR LRT Line.

HistoryEdit

 
Sentul station as viewed from the platform.

The station is served by the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line. Opened in 1998 as part of the line's second phase of development, the station was intended to connect Sentul to other parts of the city and surrounding areas. Under Phase 2, a 15 km track with 11 stations was built to serve the northern and southern areas of Kuala Lumpur to cater for the Commonwealth Village and National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, during the KL Commonwealth Games in 1998. At that time, Sentul station was named as "Bandar Baru Sentul" station.[2]

Station layoutEdit

The station is a typical elevated Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line station, the platform level is on the topmost floor, consisting of two sheltered side platforms along a double tracked line; there is a single concourse housing ticketing facilities between the ground level and the platform level. The design is similar to that of most other stations on the line, with multi-tiered roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars. All levels are linked by stairways and escalators.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rapid KL | DI SINI BERMULA KISAH REL URBAN MALAYSIA …".
  2. ^ Chia Mui Wee (1998). Persepsi pengguna terhadap penggunaan perkhidmatan pengangkutan Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan Sdn. Bhd (in Malay). Universiti Malaya: Bahagian Pentadbiran Perniagaan,Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pentadbiran, Universiti Malaya. p. 87.