Kampung Batu MRT station
|Native name||MRT Laluan Putrajaya|
82.51% as at 31 October 2020
Kampung Batu (Phase 1)
Putrajaya Sentral (Phase 2)
|Services||Sungai Buloh – Kuala Lumpur – Serdang – Putrajaya|
|Depot(s)||Sungai Buloh Depot |
|Rolling stock||49 Hyundai Rotem four-car trainsets|
|Planned opening||Phase 1: July 2021 |
Kwasa Damansara – Kampung Batu
Phase 2: January 2023
Kampung Batu – Putrajaya Sentral
|Line length||52.2 km (32.4 mi) |
Elevated: 38.75 km (24.08 mi)
Underground: 13.5 km (8.4 mi)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||Third rail, 750 VDC|
|Conduction system||Automated and driverless|
The MRT Putrajaya Line, previously known as the MRT Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya Line, will be the twelfth rail transit line, the third Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line, and the fourth fully automated and driverless rail system in the Klang Valley area. It is a part of the larger rail transport system in Kuala Lumpur known as the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. The line is numbered and coloured Yellow on official transit maps.
It is one of three planned mass rapid transit (MRT) rail lines under the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project by MRT Corp. Phase 1 operations between Kwasa Damansara and Kampung Batu is expected to be operational by July 2021. The remaining line is expected to be operational in January 2023.
The approved rail alignment is 52.2 km in length, of which 13.5 km is underground. A total of 37 stations, 11 of them underground, will be built. The line will stretch from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya and will include densely populated areas Sri Damansara, Kepong, Batu, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Tun Razak, KLCC, Tun Razak Exchange, Kuchai Lama, Seri Kembangan and Cyberjaya. It is expected to have a ridership of 533,000 passengers per day once completed.
- 13 October 2014 – The 2nd MRT line is now planned to be from Sungai Buloh, Selayang to Pandan; instead of from Kuala Lumpur to Port Klang.
- 3 December 2014 – During a briefing of the 1st MRT line, the MRT CEO revealed more details about the 2nd line. He had said that the line will be 59.5 km long with 49.3 km will be elevated and 10.2 km will be underground. There will be 40 stations where 31 will be elevated and 9 will be underground. Construction is expected to begin by November 2015 will approval and public discussion starts in early 2015.
- 12 February 2015 – MRT Corp prepares tender for MRT2, project display in Q2.
- 16 March 2015 – MRT2 from Sungai Buloh to Putrajaya has been approved by the Federal government. The project was allocated RM23 billion in the Budget 2015.
- 2 April 2015 – New alignment for MRT2 proposed. The alignment south of Tun Razak Exchange was then altered drastically to provide connectivity with the proposed High Speed Rail project. With this revision, the line stands at 52.2 km long with a total of 36 stations. Of these, 11 are underground while 25 are elevated.
- 22 April 2015 – Department of Environment (DOE)'s Detailed Environment Impact Assessment (DEIA) for the MRT2 is available for download from their website.
- 14 May 2015 – Details of MRT2 project on public display start on 15 May 2015. The public can visit the SPAD office, MRT Corp offices, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Selayang Municipal Council and Petaling Jaya City Council, with roadshows, primarily at shopping malls near the MRT2 alignment.
- 12 August 2016 – On the MRT2 project, the groundbreaking ceremony was expected to be held at end of the month of August 2016 or early September 2016.
- 15 September 2016 – Construction on the MRT line launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Putrajaya Sentral MRT station by former Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak.
- 31 March 2017 – The line is 5.3% completed.
- 24 May 2017 – 7.5% of the line was completed. For the elevated section, progress of the first and second packages are at 20.9% and 10.3% respectively with increased works being seen from Jalan Kuala Selangor to Jalan Kepong. Whereas for underground works, the work progress was at 8.7%.
- June 2017 – The line is 10.25% completed, based on the video released by MRT Corp in 18 December 2017.
- 5 September 2017 – The line has reached the completion of 12.05% and expected to reach 19% by the end of 2017. The underground works will commence by the first quarter of 2018 with the arrival of 2 Tunnel Boring Machine (TBMs) within 2–3 weeks and another 2 of them by early next year.
- 26 September 2017 – The project director Datuk Amiruddin Ma’aris mentioned the line is currently achieved completion of 13.70%.
- 28 September 2017 – According to the MRT Corp director of underground works for the MRT line, Blaise Mark Pearce, 23% of the underground works for the MRT line were expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
- 10 October 2017 – An explosion has occurred at the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station construction site in Bandar Malaysia. According to the police, it was believed that the explosion happened because of an old unexploded bomb from the Second World War through the initial investigation. Three Bangladesh workers were seriously injured and two of them lost their legs while another suffered injuries on the hands and legs.
- 13 October 2017 – Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has won the prestigious “Be Inspired Awards 2017” for its use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction of the MRT line.
- 13 November 2017 – The first Tunnel Boring Machine arrived in Port Klang and delivered to site. The rest are expected to arrive in coming weeks.
- 18 December 2017 – MRT Corp released a video describing the progress of the MRT line from 2016 to 2017 in YouTube. The progress is described in packages. The progress statistics are: 23.68%, 15.43%, 9.05%, 10.32%, 35.31% and 11.51% respectively for packages V201, V202, V203, V210, Serdang Depot and underground.
- 1 January 2018 – Malaysia's 1st shopping mall, Ampang Park, is officially ceased its operation in order to make way to the construction of the Ampang Park station under such line.
- 18 February 2018 – The line has achieved 21% completion. The final Tunnel Boring Machine for the MRT line is expected to be launched by mid-2019.
- 1 March 2018 – Underground works commenced with the first Tunnel Boring Machine. The launching is done at the shaft located at the Bandar Malaysia North MRT station. The line has achieved 22% completion according to the CEO of the MRT Corp, Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar.
- 3 March 2018 – A construction worker died while two others survived when a launching gantry at an MRT construction site in Jalan Jinjang (Work Package V203), collapsed at around 11:40pm.
- 23 April 2018 – The Director of Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations from MRT Corp, Dato' Najmuddin Abdullah, says the line is now completed at the progress of more than 24%.
- June 2018 – The line is 30% completed, based on the video released by MRT Corp in 9 December 2018.
- 11 July 2018 – The line was close to 30% complete as at early July, according to the project director Datuk Amiruddin Ma’aris.
- 8 October 2018 – The Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng announced the decision to change the project structure as well as terminate the contract from MMC-Gamuda and re-tender the unfinished underground portion of the project by an open tender process, due to the fact the Federal Government and MMC-Gamuda have failed to reach an agreement relating to the underground portion of the construction project. This decision had caused a lot of protests from MMC-Gamuda and workers due to the fact that some 20,000 workers tend to lose their job.
- 9 October 2018 – The shares of MMC and Gamuda fell due to the government's decision to terminate the underground section project.
- 10 October 2018 – The Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad told the press that the decision to cancel the contract from MMC-Gamuda for the underground portion will be reconsidered.
- 11 October 2018 – The Economic Affairs' Minister, Dato' Seri Azmin Ali confirmed that the Cabinet has set up a committee to review the underground contract that was awarded to MMC-Gamuda for the project. According to the source, the four members of the committee are Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng, Minister of Works Baru Bian, Transport Minister Anthony Loke and Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali.
- 17 October 2018 – The Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng said the decision to terminate the contract was Cabinet's decision.
- 26 October 2018 – Due to budget concerns, and a re-tender, construction costs proposed by MMC-Gamuda is about half what it was previously. The two Bandar Malaysia Stations have also been cancelled. The cost for construction of the underground portion is now RM13.11 billion. This brought to the entire cost for this project to be RM30.53 billion from the RM39.35 billion previously. This means MMC-Gamuda now secured the contract of the underground section and allowed to continue the construction.
- 13 November 2018 – Three MRT stations from the MRT Kajang Line (Sungai Buloh, Kampung Selamat and Kwasa Damansara) closed for two days to accommodate the first migration system works of the line.
- 9 December 2018 – MRT Corp released another video describing the progress of the MRT line from 2017 to 2018 in YouTube. The progress is described in packages. The progress for all packages have been mentioned. Package V201 achieved the highest progress with 45.7% whilst package V206 achieve the lowest progress with 13.1%. Underground section had the progress with 33.3%.
- 24 January 2019 – The first batch of carriages for the two sets of trains have arrived at Westport, Port Klang.
- 29 January 2019 – First TBM breakthrough happened at Chan Sow Lin station. The TBM was bored between Bandar Malaysia North and Chan Sow Lin. MRT Corp Sdn Bhd strategic communications and stakeholder relations director, Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah said the overall construction was on track with a 41% completion rate as of December 2018.
- 9 March 2019 – Three MRT stations from the MRT Kajang Line (Sungai Buloh, Kampung Selamat and Kwasa Damansara) closed again for two days to accommodate the second migration system works of the line.
- 15 March 2019 – Second TBM breakthrough at Chan Sow Lin station based on the Instagram source from Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah.
- 15 March 2019 – Ninth and final TBM breakthrough of the year at Ampang Park station.
- 17 January 2020 - MRT is 70% completed with expected completion date for Phase 2 delayed to January 2023.
- 31 October 2020 - MRT Putrajaya Line construction is 82.51% completed. Phase One from the Kwasa Damansara Station to the Kampung Batu Station will begin operations in July 2021, while the rest of the line from the Kampung Batu Station to the Putrajaya Sentral Station will be operational under Phase Two in January 2023.
Elevated station concepts
The proposed design for the elevated stations is based on the “Serambi” concept. This concept is focused on the inspiring interaction and communication at a foyer or entrance space of a house, .i.e. the entrance space at a traditional “rumah kampung” or “rumah panjang”. The design opted is a simple. timeless design, which is derived from various design concepts, including that of the Japanese “Zen” concept. Other aspects include open space, natural lighting & ventilation, and natural visual effects via play of lighting & shadows.
Compared to the Kajang Line's elevated station design, the columns have been pushed to the sides of the station, giving the stations an open and airy feel.
Underground station concepts
Each of the underground stations will carry its own individual theme, similar to that of the Kajang Line stations. The proposed designs range from preserving the rustic, reflecting tidal rhythm, promoting well-being, vibrancy, pulse of life, discovering culture, molding forms, inspired by nature to streamlined flow.
Following the initial proposal during the public display period, 37 stations have been approved along 52.2 km of track.
The stations listed below are as displayed on the government website for the draft environmental impact assessment. All the station names are interim and subject to change.
28 (23 elevated + 1 half-sunken + 4 underground) out of 35 stations (excluding the ones on the Kajang Line) are expected to have feeder bus services.
|Code||Station Name||Working Name||Platform type||Position||Park & Ride||MRT Feeder Bus Lines||Interchange/Notes|
|Kwasa Damansara||-||Stacked Island||Elevated||✓||N/A||Northern terminus.
Cross-platform interchange with Kajang Line
Kwasa Damansara station, along with the adjoining Sungai Buloh and Kampung Selamat stations are on the MRT Kajang Line. However, once operations commence on the Putrajaya Line, these three stations will be annexed by the Putrajaya Line, thus making Kwasa Damansara the interchange station between the two MRT lines
|Sungai Buloh||-||Island||Elevated||✓||T100, T101, T102, T103, T105||Interchange station, without paid area integration, to Port Klang Line and KTM ETS.|
|Stage 1 (under construction, to be ready by July 2021)|
|Damansara Damai||Damansara Damai||Island||Elevated||N/A||✓|
|Sri Damansara Barat||Sri Damansara West||Island||Elevated||✓||✓|
|Sri Damansara Sentral||Sri Damansara East||Side||Elevated||✓||✓|
|Sri Damansara Timur||Kepong Sentral||Island||Elevated||✓||✓||Connecting station to Kepong Sentral for Port Klang Line and KTM ETS.|
|Metro Prima||Metro Prima||Island||Elevated||N/A||✓|
|Kepong Baru||Kepong Baru||Island||Elevated||N/A||✓|
|Sri Delima||Seri Delima||Island||Elevated||N/A||✓|
|Kampung Batu||Kampung Batu||Island||Elevated||N/A||✓||Connecting station to Seremban Line.
|Stage 2 (under construction, to be ready by January 2023)|
|Jalan Ipoh||Jalan Ipoh||Island||Half-sunken||N/A||✓|
|Sentul Barat||Sentul West||Island||Underground||N/A||✓|
|Titiwangsa||Titiwangsa||Island||Underground||N/A||N/A||Interchange station with Ampang Line, Sri Petaling Line and KL Monorail|
|Hospital Kuala Lumpur||Hospital Kuala Lumpur||Island||Underground||N/A||N/A|
|Raja Uda||Kampung Baru North||Island||Underground||N/A||N/A|
|Ampang Park||Ampang Park||Stacked||Underground||N/A||N/A||Interchange station with Kelana Jaya Line|
|Persiaran KLCC||KLCC East||Stacked||Underground||N/A||N/A|
|Tun Razak Exchange||Tun Razak Exchange||Stacked Island||Underground||N/A||T407||Cross-platform interchange with Kajang Line|
|Chan Sow Lin||Chan Sow Lin||Island||Underground||N/A||✓||Interchange station with Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line|
|Bandar Malaysia Utara||Bandar Malaysia North||Island||Underground||N/A||-||Cancelled as of October 2018.|
|Bandar Malaysia Selatan||Bandar Malaysia South||Island||Underground||N/A||-||Cancelled as of October 2018.|
|Taman Naga Emas||Taman Naga Emas||Island||Elevated||✓||✓|
|Sungai Besi||Sungai Besi||Side||Elevated||✓||✓||Interchange station with Sri Petaling Line|
|Technology Park||Technology Park||Island||Elevated||-||-||Provisional station|
|Serdang Raya Utara||Serdang Raya North||Island||Elevated||✓||✓|
|Serdang Raya Selatan||Serdang Raya South||Island||Elevated||✓||✓|
|Serdang Jaya||Seri Kembangan||Island||Elevated||N/A||✓|
|Taman Universiti||Taman Universiti||Side||Elevated||-||-||Provisional station|
|Taman Equine||Equine Park||Island||Elevated||✓||✓|
|Putra Permai||Taman Putra Permai||Island||Elevated||N/A||✓|
|16 Sierra||16 Sierra||Island||Elevated||N/A||✓|
|Cyberjaya Utara||Cyberjaya North||Island||Elevated||✓||✓|
|Cyberjaya City Centre||Cyberjaya City Centre||Island||Elevated||N/A||✓|
|Putrajaya Sentral||Putrajaya Sentral||Island||Elevated||✓||✓||Connecting station to KLIA Transit, MRL East Coast Rail Link (under construction) & proposed Putrajaya Monorail.|
The rolling stock will be provided by HAP Consortium which consists of Hyundai Rotem, Apex Communications and POSCO Engineering. The trains are assumed to be driverless with a capacity of 1,200 passengers in a 4-car trainsets formation.
Car length (over coupler): 18.6 m to 20.1 m
Number of passenger doors per car side / door width: 4 / 1400 mm
Traction power supply: 750 VDC, 3rd rail
Exact rolling stock details have not yet been released.
The 4-car trainsets will be maintained at 2 purpose built facilities, Sungai Buloh and Serdang depots, located nearby Kwasa Damansara and the proposed Taman Universiti stations respectively.
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