Since the public display has begun, we would like you to refer to our Public Display for LRT Extensions posting & Updates page for more accurate information about the route stations of the Kelana Jaya line extension.
TRANSIT attended the dialogue in the hope that the consultants would have copies of their presentation and proposed route available for the public.
Unfortunately, the consultant indicated that they were not able to give out copies of the presentation. It was also requested that audience members not take pictures of the presentation since this was only a proposal.
So instead of taking pictures, the members of TRANSIT looked very closely and listened to the questions and took note of important points.
And then we went home and reproduced the maps of the proposed route, using satellite images from google earth.
What is shown below is only our surmise of the proposed route, using images from google earth. It is only a proposal from Prasarana and has not been approved yet. The 3 months public display period is still to come and given the amount of feedback expected, there will be a lot of questions.
Dato’ Idrose mentioned some very important and specific details related to the extension of the Kelana Jaya line, which we reproduce here.
- Length of KJL extension – 17.7 km
- Number of stations: 12 (including 7 in Subang Jaya & USJ)
- Number of Park & Ride: 3 (at KTM Subang Jaya, USJ Summit and USJ 19) with capacity for 1000-1500 cars each; [TRANSIT presumes that there would be a 4th Park & Ride at Putra Heights – since they do not have any bus system there and because it is an integrated station with the Ampang Line]
- Construction period – approximately 3 years – with completion targeted for 2013;
- Commutershed – approximately 300,000 people will be served by the extension of the Kelana Jaya Line.
Communities Served (directly):
- Lembah Subang
- Kelana Jaya
- Subang Jaya
- Putra Heights
Dato’ Idrose indicated that, wherever possible they would use existing government reserve land (6-lane roads & expressways, TNB reserve, river reserve) to minimize the need to buy properties. Hence the LRT will follow the routes below:
- Subang Airport Road – from the Dana station to the Pusat Bandar Kelana Jaya area;
- Tenaga Nasional Berhad Reserve – from the Pusat Bandar Kelana Jaya area to the Subang Jaya KTM station;
- KTM Pelabuhan Klang subdivision – from KTM Subang Jaya to Jalan Jengka;
- Jalan Jengka – from the KTM Subdivision to the KESAS highway;
- KESAS highway – from Jalan Jengka to Persiaran Kewajipan & Summit USJ station;
- Persiaran Kewajipan – from Summit USJ station to Taipan 2 USJ21 station (USJ/HICOM/LDP interchange);
- USJ Hicom Road – from the interchange to Subang Alam;
- Tenaga Nasional Berhad Reserve – from Subang Alam to Putra Heights.
Lembah Subang – Subang Jaya section
The Lembah Subang – Subang Jaya section of the line includes 3-4 possible stations, at:
- Lembah Subang (the LRT depot) – serving the residents of Lembah Subang and Kelana Jaya (SS7 near the Football Association of Selangor field);
- Dana 1 – serving the residents and businesses in the Dana 1 and 2 residential complexes. There is also potential for integration with bus routes (including a shuttle bus to Subang Airport) if the station is built along Subang Airport Road;
- Kelana Jaya Commercial Centre – serving the SS7 community located at the west end of Kelana Jaya, including the LHDN (Inland Revenue), MAS training centre, Kelana Jaya park & Stadium Petaling Jaya (some distance away);
- Subang Jaya Komuter station – an integrated station will be built at the site of the KTM Komuter station, allowing the LRT to come directly over the KTM platforms. This station will serve SS16 and SS15 in Subang Jaya.
Subang Jaya – USJ Section
The Subang Jaya – USJ section of the line includes 7 stations, located at:
- Subang Jaya KTM station (as described above);
- Jalan Jengka/SS15 – serving the SS15 commercial area and residential areas in SS15 and SS17;
- Jalan Jengka/SS18 School – serving the SS14 and SS18 residential areas;
- Summit USJ – serving the Summit USJ commercial complex and residential areas and commercial areas behind Summit, as well as USJ1 and USJ2;
- USJ8 – serving the Goodyear Court residential areas in USJ7, 8 and 9;
- USJ19 – serving the USJ14-19 residential area;
- USJ21 Taipan 2 – serving the Taipan 2 commercial area – station will be located near a ‘unused multi-story car park.’
It is interesting to note that the proposal has already been adjusted so that the LRT will not follow the controversial route along the monsoon drain in SS14. Instead, the LRT will follow Jalan Jengka to the KESAS highway, then follow the KESAS highway to USJ Summit.
TRANSIT also notes that the original proposal to run the LRT through the industrial area in USJ2 has been modified with the LRT following Persiaran Kewajipan from Summit all the way to the USJ-Hicom-LDP junction.
USJ – Putra Heights Section
The USJ – Putra Heights Section was tougher to determine, partly because the presentation focused on the Subang Jaya and USJ areas. From what we surmized, there are 1-2 stations in this section, namely:
- USj21 Taipan 2 (as described above);
- Subang Alam – actually in Shah Alam;
- Putra Heights – the station will be located at the commercial centre – this will also be the site of the Putra Heights station on the Ampang line.
Larger versions of the reproductions above can be seen at the links below:
Once again, we state clearly that these are reproductions by TRANSIT, not the original presentation/proposal from Prasarana. The routes seen in that proposal and these reproductions have not been finalized and are subject to change.
We are presenting these reproductions because we believe that the public have a right to know more about the planning and development process.
By the way, for those who are interested, the first article have finally appeared: