Good news for public transport commuters, the new Kelana Jaya Line Extension is almost completed and will open for service in 2 months’ time.
Prasarana Rail and Infrastructure Projects Sdn Bhd (PRAISE) CEO Datuk Zohari Sulaiman said that the project is now at its final stages and they’re mostly doing testing, touch-up, and cleaning works.
“We have carried out the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) exercise as part of requirement set up by the governing authority for public transport, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). It is to test the preparedness of our operations team and the readiness of the system and facilities,” he said in a statement.
To recap, the extension line will cover a distance of 17.4km and will pass through these 12 new stations:
- Lembah Subang
- Ara Damansara
- Subang Jaya
- USJ 7
- USJ 21
- Alam Megah
- Subang Alam
The extension will end at Putra Heights, which will be the connecting station between the Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang Line. So those wanting to travel to Puchong can make the switch at Putra Heights instead of Masjid Jamek.
At the same time, the Subang Jaya station will connect to the Subang Jaya KTM, while USJ 7 connects to the Sunway BRT. As aforementioned, the remaining stations from the Ampang Line, Puchong Perdana, and Puchong Prima, is also scheduled open simultaneously with the Kelana Jaya Line on 30th June.
UPDATE (30th June, 11am):
Starting from today (30th June) onwards, commuters can now take the LRT to the aforementioned 12 new stops.
However, there might be a slight inconvenience for those heading towards Putra Heights as you may need to get off at Ara Damansara and switch to a different train to continue your journey.
This temporary measure, which only takes place during peak hours between 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, will last till January 2017. That’s when the new Kuala Lumpur Additional Vehicle (KLAV) trains are expected to be ready.
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