Sri Rampai LRT station

Sri Rampai LRT station is a rapid transit station in northern Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, forming part of the Kelana Jaya Line (formerly known as PUTRA). The station, named after the nearby Taman Sri Rampai housing estate to the west, is located along the border between Taman Sri Rampai and Wangsa Maju to the east.

 KJ4  Sri Rampai
Rapid KL (brand)
Light rapid transit (LRT) station
Sri Rampai LRT.jpg
General information
Other names南北花园 (Chinese)
ஸ்ரீ ரம்பை (Tamil)
LocationJalan Wangsa Perdana 1
Taman Sri Rampai, Wangsa Maju
53300, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Coordinates3°11′56″N 101°44′13″E / 3.19889°N 101.73694°E / 3.19889; 101.73694
Owned byPrasarana Malaysia
Operated byRapid Rail
Line(s)5 Kelana Jaya Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNot available
Other information
Station code KJ4 
History
Opened24 December 2010
Services
Preceding station Rapid KL Logo.svg Following station
Wangsa Maju
towards Gombak
Kelana Jaya Line Setiawangsa

HistoryEdit

 
Sri Rampai station as viewed on a northbound train in March 2007, revealing the location in a mothballed state with boarded-up side platforms and an unfinished interior.
 
The current Sri Rampai LRT station at night heading south as of February 2013

While construction of the station started along with the rest of the line in 1996, it was halted in 1997 due to low population in the surrounding area and the cancellation of a housing project nearby.[1] While the rest of the line opened in 1999 with Sri Rampai station listed on transit maps, Sri Rampai was effectively a ghost station with all trains programmed to simply pass through.

On the evening of August 25, 2006, the station's tracks were inundated by water from a flash flood, disrupting services along the entire Kelana Jaya Line for several hours and causing major passenger congestion between the KLCC station and the Kuala Lumpur Sentral station. Services were gradually restored by 8:30 pm (MST).[2]

Refurbishment of the station resumed on September 2008, likely in response to new property developments in the area, including Wangsa Walk Mall and a local AEON BiG (formerly known as "Carrefour") supermarket. Work on the station was complete early December 2010, and the station began revenue service on 24 December 2010.

DesignEdit

The station is a two-level subsurface station, with the platform areas (containing two side platforms) constructed below the surface, while the rest of the structure is located above on the surface. The station is the only kind along the line to be at-grade, in comparison to other stations' elevated and underground designs.

Places of interestEdit

  • Wangsa Walk Mall
  • Aeon Big Wangsa Maju

Bus ServicesEdit

Feeder busesEdit

Route No. Origin Destination Via Connecting to
T221  KJ4  Sri Rampai LRT station Taman Melawati Jalan Wangsa Delima
Jalan 34/26
Jalan 8/27a
Jalan 6/27a
Jalan Wangsa Melawati
Jalan AU5
Persiaran Permata
Jalan Taman Melawati
Jalam Kolam Air
Jalan Melawati 1
Jalan Melawati 2
220, 222, AJ01
T222  KJ4  Sri Rampai LRT station Ukay Perdana, Ampang Jaya Jalan Wangsa Delima
Jalan 6/27A
Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2)
Persiaran Permata
Jalan AU5
Jalan Ukay Perdana
AJ01
T251  KJ4  Sri Rampai LRT station Section 10, Wangsa Maju Jalan Wangsa Delima
Jalan 34/26
Jalan 2/27e
Jalan 4/27e
Jalan 26/26
Jalan Renjang
Jalan 1/26
251, 252

Other busesEdit

Route No. Origin Destination Via Connecting to
251  MR10  Chow Kit Monorail station Aeon Big Wangsa Maju Jalan Ipoh
Jalan Pahang
Jalan Genting Klang
Jalan Usahawan
Jalan Kilang
Jalan 58/26
Jalan 42/26
Jalan 34/26
Jalan 1/26
Jalan Renjang
Jalan 2/27e
Jalan 4/27e
Jalan 26/26
Jalan Wangsa Delima
 KJ4  Sri Rampai LRT station
T221, T222, T251,   Chocolate Line
  Chocolate Line Section 10  KJ4  Sri Rampai LRT station PPR Desa Rejang
Wisma Rampai
Sunway Avila
Wangsa Walk
Flat Wangsa Maju Section 4
Fera Residence
Rampai Court
SMK Taman Sri Rampai
ITBM
251, T221, T222, T251

IncidentEdit

On 28 March 2012, a 22-year-old man who was using the restroom suffered injuries to his thighs and the back of his body when the toilet bowl suddenly exploded. Investigations revealed that the explosive was a home-made firecracker. The victim spent a week in hospital.[3][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sri Rampai Station to be opened this Friday | MyRapid". Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  2. ^ Dharmender Singh (2006-08-26). "LRT services disrupted by flooding at new station". The Star Online. Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
  3. ^ "22-year-old injured as toilet bowl explodes at LRT station | The Star". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  4. ^ "LRT toilet explosion under investigation | The Star". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2020-12-19.

External linksEdit