Life in the big city can be tough, so any extra convenience is certainly a welcome. That being said, we bring some good news to public commuters passing trough LRT Pasar Seni. This is because the new link bridge connecting the LRT and KTM stations is finally open.
The bridge will link the LRT Pasar Seni station together with KTM Kuala Lumpur together. Effectively, saving citizens some time and money in skipping out the need to go to KL Sentral.
In addition, this will also bring benefits to MRT users whose previous option in switching to KTM line is at KL Sentral (Muzium Negara). That is if we disregard the distant Terminal stations of Sungai Buloh and Kajang, which is situated at each end of the MRT line.
Users worrying about the distance have nothing to fear, as the bridge is only be 102 meters long and is equipped with fans and travelators. Thus, making the journey easier for all, especially users of MRT to KTM and vice versa.
The bridge was built by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp), under the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line scope of works. This is part of their work to ensure increase accessibility to MRT line with more planned for the future.
The project which started construction in April 2016, was actually due to open in December but manage to finish up 1 month early. This is thanks to the good folks at MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd and Trans Resources Corp Sdn Bhd, who are the main contractors of the bridge.
Hopefully this will ease the amount of congestion at KL Sentral as we are all too familiar with. Plans are underway to make the interchange between the various lines more seamless.
We here are certainly delighted with the news. Now, if only they find a way to open up the pedestrian bridge at Abdullah Hukum (it was supposed to open in October), then we’re all set.
Source: The Star.