Ampang and Sri Petaling lines

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The LRT Ampang Line and the LRT Sri Petaling Line are medium-capacity passenger railway lines in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. The combined network comprises 45.1 kilometres of track (28.0 miles) with 36 stations, and was the first in the Klang Valley to use standard-gauge track and semi-automated trains.

Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line
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Rapid KL (brand)
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6-car CSR Zhuzhou Amy articulated LRV at SP4 PWTC
Overview
Native nameLRT Laluan Ampang dan LRT Laluan Sri Petaling
StatusFully operational
OwnerLogo prasarana.png
Line number3 (orange) & 4 (maroon)
LocaleKlang Valley
Termini AG1  SP1  Sentul Timur
 AG18  Ampang &  SP31  Putra Heights
Stations36 & 2 reserve
WebsiteMy Rapid
Service
TypeMedium-capacity rail system
Servicesi) Sentul Timur - Ampang
ii) Sentul Timur - Putra Heights
Operator(s)Rapid Rail
Depot(s)Ampang Depot &
Kuala Sungai Baru Depot
Rolling stockCSR Zhuzhou articulated LRV
50[1] six-car trainsets
Width: 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in) - narrow profile
Length: 84.0 m (275.6 ft)
Daily ridership213,158 (2019)[2]
Ridership65.15 million (2019)
History
Opened16 December 1996; 24 years ago (1996-12-16)
Last extension30 June 2016; 4 years ago (2016-06-30)
Technical
Line length45.1 km (28.0 mi)
CharacterElevated and at-grade
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationThird rail 750 V DC
Operating speedAverage: 60 km/h (37 mph)
SignallingSelTrac CBTC
Route map
MYS Route Map LRT AGL SPL.svg
3 - Ampang Line
AG1/SP1
Sentul Timur Parking
AG2/SP2
Sentul Parking
AG3/SP3
MR11/SSP13
Titiwangsa
MadridMetro-BusUrbano.svg MadridMetro-EMT.svg
AG4/SP4
PWTC
KA04
Putra
AG5/SP5
Sultan Ismail
MadridMetro-BusUrbano.svg MadridMetro-EMT.svg
AG6/SP6
Bandaraya
MadridMetro-EMT.svg
KA03
Bank Negara
AG7/SP7
KJ13
Masjid Jamek
SBK17
Merdeka
AG8/SP8
Plaza Rakyat
MadridMetro-LargoRecorrido.svg Pudu Sentral
AG9/SP9
MR4
Hang Tuah
AG10/SP10
Pudu
 
 
AG11/SP11
SSP20
Chan Sow Lin
AG12
Miharja Parking
AG13
SBK22
Maluri Parking
AG14
Pandan Jaya Parking
AG15
Pandan Indah Parking
AG16
Cempaka Parking
AG17
Cahaya
Ampang Depot
AG18
Ampang Parking
to 4 Sri Petaling Line

Interchange stations

integrated paid area
single fare trip
non-integrated paid area
multiple fare trips
4 - Sri Petaling Line
AG1/SP1
Sentul Timur Parking
AG2/SP2
Sentul Parking
AG3/SP3
MR11/SSP13
Titiwangsa
MadridMetro-BusUrbano.svg MadridMetro-EMT.svg 8 12
AG4/SP4
PWTC
KA04
Putra
AG5/SP5
Sultan Ismail
MadridMetro-BusUrbano.svg MadridMetro-EMT.svg
AG6/SP6
Bandaraya
MadridMetro-EMT.svg
KA03
Bank Negara
AG7/SP7
KJ13
Masjid Jamek
SBK17
Merdeka
AG8/SP8
Plaza Rakyat
MadridMetro-LargoRecorrido.svg Pudu Sentral
AG9/SP9
MR4
Hang Tuah
AG10/SP10
Pudu
 
 
AG11/SP11
SSP20
Chan Sow Lin
SP12
Cheras Parking
SP13
Salak Selatan Parking
SP14
Bandar Tun Razak
SP15
KT2/KB04
Bandar Tasik Selatan Parking KTM ETS
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Multiple fare trips1 7
SSP25/SP16
Sungai Besi Parking
SP17
Bukit Jalil Parking
SP18
Sri Petaling
Parking
to 3 Ampang Line
SP19
Awan Besar Parking
SP20
Muhibbah Parking
SP21
Alam Sutera
SP22
Kinrara BK5 Parking
SP23
Kinrara BK3
(future station)
SP24
IOI Puchong Jaya Parking
SP25
Pusat Bandar Puchong Parking
SP26
Taman Perindustrian Puchong Parking
SP27
Bandar Puteri
SP28
Puchong Perdana
SP29
Puchong Prima
SP30
Kampung Sri Aman
(future station)
Kuala Sungai Baru Depot
KJ37/SP31
Putra Heights Parking

Interchange stations

integrated paid area
single fare trip
non-integrated paid area
multiple fare trips
Location of Ampang and Sri Petaling LRT line

A trip from one end to the other takes 41 minutes on the Ampang Line, and 74 minutes on the Sri Petaling Line.

The Ampang Line is named after its eastern terminus, Ampang station, while the Sri Petaling Line is named after its former southern terminus, Sri Petaling station.

The Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines form part of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System, numbered 3 and 4, and are coloured orange and maroon on official rail maps respectively.

HistoryEdit

 
LRT track around Chan Sow Lin, the interchange station between two lines. The Exchange 106 is visible in the background under construction.

The Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line were originally known as the STAR LRT (abbreviation for Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan, which translates to Light Rail Transit System), a single train line originating at Sentul Timur station, with two branches to Ampang and Sri Petaling via Chan Sow Lin station.

STAR LRT was first conceived in the 1981 Transport Master Plan, when the Malaysian government proposed a network of LRT lines connecting Kuala Lumpur city centre with the surrounding areas. An agreement was signed between the government and STAR in 1992.[3]

The original system (27.4 km) consists of 25 stations built in two phases. Phase one (12.4 km) consists of 14 stations (AmpangSultan Ismail) and a depot near Ampang station. Phase two (15 km) consists of 11 stations (Chan Sow LinSri Petaling, and Sultan IsmailSentul Timur). The two phases opened in December 1996 and July 1998 respectively.[4][5]

The initial plan was for STAR to build, own and manage the STAR LRT. However, STAR ran into financial difficulties, and had to be bailed out by the government.[6] So, in 2002, Prasarana took over the line, and renamed the STAR LRT to the STAR Line. Operations of the line were subsequently transferred to Rapid KL in 2004 and the line was renamed the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line in 2005. The Ampang Line assumed the branch line between Sentul Timur and Ampang stations, whereas Sri Petaling Line assumed the branch line between Sentul Timur and Sri Petaling stations.

In 2006, the government announced the Sri Petaling Line extension project. The extension comprises 11 new stations over 17.7 kilometres of elevated track beyond Sri Petaling station. This extended the terminus of the Sri Petaling Line from Sri Petaling to Putra Heights.[7] Unlike the original line, which uses the Fixed-block signalling system, the extension uses the Communications-based train control (CBTC) signalling system. As a result, when the first four stations and the next four stations opened on 31 October 2015 and 31 March 2016, the extension ran as a separate train service between Sri Petaling station and Bandar Puteri station.[8][9] Re-signalling had to be carried out on the original line before the extension could be combined with the rest of the line. Thales was awarded a contract on 3 September 2012 to upgrade the signalling system on the original line, and the work was completed in July 2016.[10][11]

StationsEdit

The Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines run on a common route between Sentul Timur station and Chan Sow Lin station, effectively making all the stations on this section act as interchanges between both lines. From Chan Sow Lin station, the lines diverge and run separately, with the Ampang Line travelling to its terminus, Ampang station, whereas the Sri Petaling Line runs to Putra Heights station, where it meets the Kelana Jaya Line.[12][13]

LRT Ampang LineEdit

Code Name Platform type Interchange/Notes
 AG1  SP1  Sentul Timur Terminal (Side) Northern terminus.
 AG2  SP2  Sentul Side
 AG3  SP3  Titiwangsa Side Interchange station with  MR11  KL Monorail and future interchange with  SSP13  MRT Putrajaya Line
 AG4  SP4  PWTC Side Connecting station to  KA04  Putra for KTM Seremban Line and KTM Port Klang Line.
 AG5  SP5  Sultan Ismail Side Connecting station to  MR9  Medan Tuanku for KL Monorail
 AG6  SP6  Bandaraya Side Connecting station to  KA03  Bank Negara for KTM Seremban Line and KTM Port Klang Line.
 AG7  SP7  Masjid Jamek Side Interchange station with  KJ13  LRT Kelana Jaya Line.
 AG8  SP8  Plaza Rakyat Side Interchange station to  SBK17  Merdeka for MRT Kajang Line.
 AG9  SP9  Hang Tuah Side Interchange station with  MR4  KL Monorail
 AG10  SP10  Pudu Side
 AG11  SP11  Chan Sow Lin Island Future interchange with  SSP20  MRT Putrajaya Line
 AG12  Miharja Side
 AG13  Maluri Side Interchange station with the  SBK22  MRT Kajang Line
 AG14  Pandan Jaya Side
 AG15  Pandan Indah Side
 AG16  Cempaka Side
 AG17  Cahaya Side
 AG18  Ampang Terminus (Island) Eastern terminal.

LRT Sri Petaling LineEdit

Code Name Platform type Interchange/Notes
 SP1  AG1  Sentul Timur Terminal (Side) Northern terminus.
 SP2  AG2  Sentul Side
 SP3  AG3  Titiwangsa Side Interchange station with  MR11  KL Monorail and future interchange with  SSP13  MRT Putrajaya Line
 SP4  AG4  PWTC Side Connecting station to  KA04  Putra for KTM Seremban Line and KTM Port Klang Line.
 SP5  AG5  Sultan Ismail Side Connecting station to  MR9  Medan Tuanku for KL Monorail
 SP6  AG6  Bandaraya Side Connecting station to  KA03  Bank Negara for KTM Seremban Line and KTM Port Klang Line.
 SP7  AG7  Masjid Jamek Side Interchange station with  KJ13  LRT Kelana Jaya Line.
 SP8  AG8  Plaza Rakyat Side Interchange station to  SBK17  Merdeka for MRT Kajang Line.
 SP9  AG9  Hang Tuah Side Interchange station with  MR4  KL Monorail
 SP10  AG10  Pudu Side
 SP11  AG11  Chan Sow Lin Island Future interchange with  SSP20  MRT Putrajaya Line
 SP12  Cheras Side Feeder Bus T401 to  SBK21  Cochrane for the MRT Kajang Line
 SP13  Salak Selatan Side Feeder Bus T402 to  SBK24  Taman Midah for the MRT Kajang Line
 SP14  Bandar Tun Razak Side
 SP15  Bandar Tasik Selatan Island Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:

Feeder bus T410 to  SBK26  Taman Connaught for the MRT Kajang Line

 SP16  Sungai Besi Side Future interchange with  SSP25  MRT Putrajaya Line
 SP17  Bukit Jalil Side
 SP18  Sri Petaling Side
 SP19  Awan Besar Island
 SP20  Muhibbah Side
 SP21  Alam Sutera Side
 SP22  Kinrara BK5 Side
 SP23  Kinrara BK3 - Provisional station
 SP24  IOI Puchong Jaya Side
 SP25  Pusat Bandar Puchong Side
 SP26  Taman Perindustrian Puchong Side
 SP27  Bandar Puteri Island
 SP28  Puchong Perdana Side
 SP29  Puchong Prima Side
 SP30  Kampung Sri Aman - Provisional station
 SP31  Putra Heights Terminal (Island & Side) Southern terminal of both the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and LRT Sri Petaling Line.


Cross-platform interchange to  KJ37  LRT Kelana Jaya Line.

Rolling stockEdit

 
A former 1st generation stock of Adtranz-Walkers articulated LRV trainset

The rolling stock of the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line currently consists of a fleet of 50 new trains, better known as AMY, that are deployed to increase the capacity of the line and provide a better service. Each of the new trains is six cars long[14][15] and provided by CSR Zhuzhou of China, similar to on the design for İzmir Metro and Buenos Aires Underground 200 Series.[16] These trains are disabled-friendly and include safety features like closed-circuit TV, emergency breakable window, emergency ventilation fan, fire and smoke detection system and supervised automatic train operation system (SATO), and other elements such as interactive destination display inside the train, non-slipping seats, LCD infotainment, walk-through gangways, and a more spacious wheelchair space for the physically challenged.[17][18] The first trains were put into service on the Sri Petaling-Kinrara BK5 stretch in October 2015, and then until Putra Heights and Sentul Timur in July 2016, and finally the Ampang branch line in December 2016.[19]

 
The interior of an AMY train used for both lines

The former fleet consisted of 90 Adtranz standard-gauge light rail vehicle (LRV) manufactured by Walkers Limited of Australia. These trains were electric multiple units (EMU), which draw power from the underside of a third rail alongside the track. All cars in each train were powered. The trains were manned, with driver cabs occupying the ends of the train. The trainsets came in two configurations. The first and most common variation was the six-car trainset, which consisted of three sets of two EMUs (2+2+2) and occupied the maximum platform length of the stations. Each of the two EMU sets at the front and rear consisted of one driving car and one trailer car, while the two EMUs between were trailer cars. Each two EMU sets were not connected to other EMU sets in the train.

 
A 2nd generation stock 6-car trainset of CSR Zhuzhou articulated LRV at Awan Besar

The second variation was a four-car trainset, a more obscure configuration that consists of only two EMU sets (2+2) of one driving car and one trailer car at both ends. These were only two-thirds the length and number of cars of the six-car variation. The 2+2 trainsets were used in full service until the widespread deployment of 2+2+2 trainsets. Each car had 3 bogies: 2 power bogies and one articulated trailer for the centre bogie. The end cars, numbered 1101 to 1260, have driver cabs. Middle cars numbered 2201 to 2230 have a concealed driver control panel, enabling the car to be moved around the depot independently. The train interiors were simple and basic. There were no individual seats, only longitudinal bench seating on either side of the train, surfaced in metal, while spaces near the connecting ends of the cars were provided for passengers who use wheelchairs and other assistive devices, with a large amount of floorspace for standing passengers. The rolling stock, which has remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 1996, were replaced in stages by the new trains between 2015 and 2016.

The Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines system network fleet consists of the following models:

 
6-car CSR Zhuzhou Amy articulated LRV at Masjid Jamek LRT station

FormationEdit

Set designation 1 2 3 4 5 6
Formation Cabin Middle Car Middle Car Middle Car Middle Car Cabin
Set 1 2 3 4 5 6 Arrival date Status Launch date
AMY 1 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 10 Jan In operation 31 October 2015
AMY 2 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 28 Feb In operation 31 October 2015
AMY 3 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 Mar 2015 In operation 31 October 2015
AMY 4 3041 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 Apr 2015 In operation 31 October 2015
AMY 5 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 May 2015 In operation 31 October 2015
AMY 6 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 Jun 2015 In operation 31 October 2015
AMY 7 3071 3072 3073 3074 3075 3076 July 2015 In operation 31 October 2015
AMY 8 3081 3082 3083 3084 3085 3086 End July 2015 In operation 31 October 2015
AMY 9 3091 3092 3093 3094 3095 3096 August 2015 In operation 31 October 2015
AMY 10 3101 3102 3103 3104 3105 3106 In operation
AMY 11 3111 3112 3113 3114 3115 3116 In operation
AMY 12 3121 3122 3123 3124 3125 3126 In operation
AMY 13 3131 3132 3133 3134 3135 3136 In operation
AMY 14 3141 3142 3143 3144 3145 3146 In operation
AMY 15 3151 3152 3153 3154 3155 3156 In operation
AMY 16 3161 3162 3163 3164 3165 3166 In operation
AMY 17 3171 3172 3173 3174 3175 3176 In operation
AMY 18 3181 3182 3183 3184 3185 3186 In operation
AMY 19 3191 3192 3193 3194 3195 3196 In operation
AMY 20 4201 4202 4203 4204 4205 4206 In operation
AMY 21 4211 4212 4213 4214 4215 4216 In operation
AMY 22 4221 4222 4223 4224 4225 4226 In operation
AMY 23 4231 4232 4233 4234 4235 4236 In operation
AMY 24 4241 4242 4243 4244 4245 4246 In operation
AMY 25 4251 4252 4253 4254 4255 4256 In operation
AMY 26 4261 4262 4263 4264 4265 4266 In operation
AMY 27 4271 4272 4273 4274 4275 4276 In operation
AMY 28 4281 4282 4283 4284 4285 4286 In operation
AMY 29 4291 4292 4293 4294 4295 4296 In operation
AMY 30 4301 4302 4303 4304 4305 4306 In operation
AMY 31 4311 4312 4313 4314 4315 4316 In operation
AMY 32 4321 4322 4323 4324 4325 4326 In operation
AMY 33 4331 4332 4333 4334 4335 4336 In operation
AMY 34 4341 4342 4343 4344 4345 4346 In operation
AMY 35 4351 4352 4353 4354 4355 4356 In operation
AMY 36 4361 4362 4363 4364 4365 4366 In operation
AMY 37 4371 4372 4373 4374 4375 4376 In operation
AMY 38 4381 4382 4383 4384 4385 4386 In operation
AMY 39 4391 4392 4393 4394 4395 4396 In operation
AMY 40 4401 4402 4403 4404 4405 4406 In operation
AMY 41 4411 4412 4413 4414 4415 4416 In operation
AMY 42 4421 4422 4423 4424 4425 4426 In operation
AMY 43 4431 4432 4433 4434 4435 4436 In operation
AMY 44 4441 4442 4443 4444 4445 4446 In operation
AMY 45 4451 4452 4453 4454 4455 4456 In operation
AMY 46 4461 4462 4463 4464 4465 4466 In operation
AMY 47 4471 4472 4473 4474 4475 4476 In operation
AMY 48 4481 4482 4483 4484 4485 4486 In operation
AMY 49 4491 4492 4493 4494 4495 4496 In operation
AMY 50 4501 4502 4503 4504 4505 4506 In operation

Train controlEdit

The Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines are equipped with the Thales SelTrac Communications-based train control (CBTC) signaling system, and the iVENCS Control Systems.[20][21][22][23]

The operations are controlled at the Ampang Operational and Control Centre, with different depots located at Ampang and Putra Heights.

RidershipEdit

Ampang/Sri Petaling Line Ridership[24]
Year Ridership Remarks
2019 65,147,222
2018 60,960,445
2017 59,462,032
2016 59,192,907
2015 62,809,412
2014 63,270,432
2013 60,207,397
2012 56,809,978
2011 53,568,672
2010 51,572,177
2009 49,375,077
2008 51,009,480
2007 52,434,883
2006 49,727,909
2005 45,636,997
2004 43,535,471
2003 41,159,817
2002 33,471,344
2001 32,412,191
2000 28,426,201
1999 22,829,543

ReferencesEdit

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