Skypark Link train-set at Terminal Skypark station.
|Native name||KTM Laluan Skypark|
|Owner||Keretapi Tanah Melayu|
|Locale||Kuala Lumpur - Subang Jaya - Subang Airport|
|Termini||KL Sentral |
|Stations||3 + 2 reserve stations|
|Type||Airport rail link - Limited express|
|Services||KL Sentral - Subang Jaya - Terminal Skypark|
|Operator(s)||Keretapi Tanah Melayu|
|Rolling stock||KTM Class 83 EMU|
Five 3-car trainsets
|Opened||1 May 2018|
|Line length||24 km (15 mi)|
|Character||Ground and elevated|
|Track gauge||1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge|
|Conduction system||With driver|
Skypark Link is a limited express train service in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) and Subang Airport. It is Malaysia's second airport rail link service, after the Express Rail Link (KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit).
Operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), the service shares the same tracks as the Port Klang Line between KL Sentral and Subang Jaya, however they diverge after Subang Jaya, with one set of tracks heading towards Subang Airport and the other towards Port Klang. Ordinary Port Klang Line trains stops at all stations between KL Sentral and Subang Jaya, while the Skypark Link runs non-stop between them. One new station, the Terminal Skypark station, located opposite Subang Airport, is built to serve the line. Two reserve stations were planned between Subang Jaya and Terminal Skypark, but are currently not constructed.
The line is one of the components of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. It is numbered and coloured Brown on official transit maps.
The 26km Skypark Link commenced operations on 1 May 2018 and runs between KL Sentral and Subang Skypark with a stop in Subang Jaya. In contrast to ordinary Port Klang Line services, after leaving Subang Jaya, the Skypark Link skips all stations between Setia Jaya and Abdullah Hukum, both stations inclusive.
The journey time from KL Sentral to Subang Skypark is 30 minutes.
Operations began 1 May 2018 with free rides available until the end of the year. Free rides were only provided for trips that begin or end at Terminal Skypark; no free rides were given for trips between KL Sentral and Subang Jaya only.
The three stations served by Skypark Link are, from east to west:
|Station Code||Station Name||Type||Notes|
|KL Sentral||Terminus (Side)||Northern terminus.
Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:
|Subang Jaya||Side||Interchange station, without paid area integration, to Kelana Jaya Line.
Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line.
|Sri Subang||-||reserve station|
|Terminal Skypark||Terminus (Side)||Western terminus.
Pedestrian access to Subang Airport
Currently, there are 16 trips from KL Sentral to Subang Skypark and also 16 return journeys from Subang Skypark to KL Sentral. The trains run on a frequency of between 60 minutes and 180 minutes. The timetable is as follows:
|KL Sentral to Subang Skypark||Subang Skypark to KL Sentral|
|KL Sentral||Subang Jaya||Subang Skypark||Subang Skypark||Subang Jaya||KL Sentral|
|Train No||Dep||Arr||Dep||Arr||Dep||Arr||Dep||Arr||Train No|
The service uses four refurbished KTM Class 83 electric multiple units (EMUs). The original livery, which featured blue and yellow colours associated with ordinary KTM Komuter services, were changed to grey and orange. The trains are expected to accommodate up to 300 passengers at once, and is intended to lighten traffic congestion and serve air passengers and people working at the Skypark terminal.
The Electrified Double Tracking Project consists of two phases: Phase 1 between Subang Jaya and Subang Skypark, which was awarded to Konsortium Skypark Link-Lion Pacific Sdn Bhd, and phase 2 from Subang Skypark, through Kampung Melayu Subang and Ladang Elmina and ending at KTM/MRT Sg. Buloh to allow rail cargo traffic to bypass downtown Kuala Lumpur.. However, unconfirmed reports state that alternative plans, including an extension of the ECRL to Serendah instead of extending the Skypark Link, were being studied.
The construction of the link was funded by the Ministry of Transport to provide rail-based public transport to connect the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS) Airport Terminal 3 (Terminal Skypark) and its vicinity with the existing KTM railway. The RM521 million rail link was commissioned in 2013 with an initial completion date in 2016, but this was later extended to 2018.
The project consists of two main parts: an at-grade section between Subang Jaya and the old Sri Subang spur line for the length of 4.09 km using the existing railway reserve previously funded by Petronas to transport fuel from Port Klang to the airport, and a new section between the new location of Sri Subang for the total length of 4.067 km which is elevated rail track along the existing Sungai Damansara river reserve, ending at the car park just outside Subang Skypark.
Connection with KLIA
- KTM Komuter
- Public transport in Kuala Lumpur
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