The media were all abuzz recently with Prasarana’s announcement of details about three upcoming/ongoing upgrade projects at LRT stations Masjid Jamek, Hang Tuah and Titiwangsa.
According to V. Ravinderan of Prasarana, the stations would be upgraded in the following manner:
Masjid Jamek – RM9 million, for:
- relocating the existing ticketing counter room for the Ampang line;
- raising part of the existing Concourse 1 to the level of the plaza floor;
- providing facilities including toilets, surau and kiosks, facilities for the disabled such as link bridges (from Kelana Jaya to Ampang line stations), lifts, ramps and a chairlift, covered walkway from the station to the Jalan Melaka bus stop (opposite Standard Chartered Bank),
Titiwangsa – RM5 million for:
- Fully-enclosed integration with the monorail station;
- providing facilities such as additional lifts, a new waiting area, surau, ramps to the toilet for the disabled, queue boxes with tactiles and a chairlift at the existing pedestrian bridge.
- Upgrading of ticketing and Touch ’n Go counters, as well as new LED and energy-saving light fittings and the refurbishment of existing toilets
Hang Tuah – RM8 million for:
- integration of paid and unpaid areas of the Hang Tuah LRT (Ampang Line) and Hang Tuah Monorail stations;
- A new lobby and ticketing counters at the Hang Tuah LRT station (Ampang line),
- providing new kiosks and public facilities including an information counter, Touch ’n Go point of sales, a new facade, new extended roof, new LED lighting and energy-saving light fittings and upgrading of power supply.
- The station platform will be widened from 3.5m to 8m;
- Facilities for the disabled such as lifts, toilets, ramps, escalators and tactiles will also be installed.
More information about the upgrades can be found at the following sites/articles:
- Prasarana to upgrade three LRT stations in the city (The Star Metro);
- A smoother ride by next year (Streets-NST)
Given that these three stations are major interchange stations on the LRT/Monorail network, we are happy to hear about these upgrades and improvements. Of course, we at TRANSIT are curious about the details of the plans, including floor plans and interior design, as well as timelines for the project.
So Prasarana, how about publishing more information about the project beyond the list of upgrades from your press statement and the 3 renders of the stations outside. Inquiring minds want to know what their public transport stations are going to look like when the project is finished.