The 3 months public display period for the Sg. Buloh – Kajang line began on Monday, 14 February and continued until 15 May 2011. The public display period is now closed.
With the completion of the Public Display for MRT Line 1 (Sg. Buloh to Klang), TRANSIT will be revising this post to focus on the public display and alignment for MRT Line 1 only.
All articles about the MRT network in general and MRT project planning, management and delivery will be posted in our new post, MRT Update: Planning & Building the Klang Valley MRT.
The website for the Klang Valley MRT project is http://www.kvmrt.com.my/. Also note our note posting on the MRT Open Day! as well as our post on the Launching of the MRT on 8 July 2011. The most recent articles, plus more information including maps, videos, photos, comments and feedback after the jump!
Additional articles on the planning & development process for the MRT Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT Line (updated frequently, most recent articles listed first). Please note that articles about the MRT planning process can be found in our post MRT Update: Planning & Building the Klang Valley MRT.
- MRT developer engages project delivery partner (The Star, 3 March 2012);
- MRT Corp inks deal with Jalan Sultan landowners (Business Times, 3 March 2012);
- Chinatown landowner strikes deals with MRT Corp (The Malaysian Insider, 2 March 2012);
- We will stop MRT work, say Jalan Sultan owners (The Malaysian Insider, 27 February 2012);
- Owners want meeting with MRT Corp (NST, 27 February 2012);
- Jalan Sultan shopowners worry over MRT Corp’s ultimatum (The Star, 27 february 2012);
- Traders must decide before MRT land acquisition (The Star, 25 February 2012);
- MRT Corp: MMC-Gamuda PDP deal will not bloat MRT cost (The Malaysian Insider, 24 February 2012);
- Tee Keat slams MRT Corp for ramrod approach (The Malaysian Insider, 24 February 2012);
- Month-end deadline for unhappy Chinatown traders (The Malaysian Insider, 24 February 2012);
- No change in MRT alignment’ (The Star, February 11, 2012);
- MRT Co speeding up the award of contracts (Star Biz, 4 February 2012);
- List on 90 packages of jobs from Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT to be unveiled (The Star, 1 February 2012);
- Main contractors for elevated Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line confirmed (The Star, 1 February 2012);
- Public can still give views on MRT project in Jalan Sultan (The Star, 31 January 2012);
- Klang Valley folk to form coalition to tackle MRT woes (The Malaysian Insider, 13 January 2012
- Letter: Keep MRT under ground (The Star, 29 December 2011);
- Letter: Send MRT underground and DASH over it (The Sun Daily, 21 December 2011);
- Letter: Change will benefit the majority (The Star, 1 December 2011);
- TTDI traders hope for integration with MRT line (The Star, 29 November 2011);
- Six Cheras houses spared from MRT (Free Malaysian Today, 25 November 2011);
- MRT kiosks have all the answers (Streets – NST, 20 November 2011)
- MRT Co, city traders finalising deal to end land dispute (The Malaysian Insider, 16 November 2011);
- Huge transit project hits rough patch (Free Malaysia Today – via AFP – 4 November 2011);
- Landowners agree to cooperate with MRT Corp (Free Malaysia Today, 4 November 2011);
- Majority of owners and MRT Corp to pursue mutual agreement (The Star, 4 November 2011);
- Landowners slam MRT Co, say no U-turn on demands (The Malaysia Insider, 3 November 2011)
- MRT Corp says closer to ending city land dispute (The Malaysian Insider, 3 November 2011);
- CEO: Isu tanah projek MRT di pusat KL hampir selesai (The Malaysian Insider, Hb. 3 November 2011);
- The MRT effect on our lives and economy (NST, 2 November 2011) [TRANSIT: Note the interesting <a href=”http://www.nst.com.my/articles/4mrrtt/single“>graphic provided with the article];
- ‘MRT not SPAD’s concern anymore’ (Free Malaysia Today, 1 November 2011);
- MRT project: Landowners appeal to PM (The Malaysian Insider, 1 November 2011);
- A plea to Najib to save Chinatown, Bukit Bintang (Free Malaysia Today, 1 November 2011);
- MRT Co claims ‘bent over backwards’ to please Chinatown owners (The Malaysian Insider, 31 October 2011);
- MRT: It’ll add zest to Chinatown (NST, 24 October 2011);
- Jalan Peel squatters seek eviction deadline extension (The Star, 22 October 2011);
- Still haunted by MRT issues (The Star, 20 October 2011);
- Press Statement – Response to Allegation of MRT Alignment (KVMRT.com.my, 20 October 2011);
- MRT: Bukit Bintang traders go on signature drive (The Malaysian Insider, 18 October 2011);
- Tony Pua: The Controvercial MRT Land Acquistions (Mediarakyat, 16 October 2011);
- MRT Corp: We are not interested in taking people’s land (The Star, 15 October 2011);
- MRT: Tiada pengambilan tanah di Jalan Sultan (Komunitikini.com, hb. 14 Oktober 2011);
- Jalan Sultan landowners cautiously optimistic over MRT Co offer (The Malaysian Insider, 14 October 2011);
- Tony Pua: Civil pressure works to correct the wrongs (Komunitikini.com, 14 October 2011);
- Promise no surface land grabbed for MRT, Pua tells MRT Co (The Malaysian Insider, 14 October 2011);
- MRT Co backs down from land row (The Malaysian Insider, 14 October 2011);
- MRT Project – New owner trying out creative ways (Free Malaysia Today, 13 October 2011);
- ‘Chinatown will not be torn down‘ (Free Malaysia Today, 13 October 2011);
- Response to city land issues — MRT Corporation (The Malaysian Insider, 13 October 2011);
- Tee Keat: BN can lose votes over MRT dispute (The Malaysian Insider, 13 October 2011);
- Putrajaya gives no guarantee to KL landowners in MRT row (The Malaysian Insider, 13 October 2011);
- Construction of KVMRT likely to start next year, says MRT Co (The Malaysian Insider, 12 October 2011);
- Projek MRT dijangka mula pertengahan 2012 (The Malaysian Insider, Hb. 12 Oktober 2011);
- Do not politicise MRT line shift, SPAD tells Pakatan (The Malaysian Insider, 12 October 2011);
- KL land row threatens to derail MRT project (The Malaysian Insider, 12 October 2011);
- Bukit Bintang traders want MRT station moved (The Malaysian Insider, 12 October 2011);
- Pakatan MPs want SPAD to come clean over VIP line shift (The Malaysian Insider, 10 October 2011);
- Court gives nod to Imbi landowners’ MRT challenge (The Malaysian Insider, 8 October 2011);
- SPAD denies MRT rerouted to save ex-minister’s house (The Malaysian Insider, 6 October 2011);
- MRT line changed to save ex-minister’s house, claim Pakatan MPs (The Malaysian Insider, 5 October 2011);
- Proposed MRT line to bypass Kajang town (The Star, 5 October 2011);
- In harmony with conservation (The Star, 1 October 2011);
- Protecting Jalan Sultan (The Star, 1 October 2011);
- What makes KL, KL? (The Star, 28 September 2011);
- MRT: Imbi owners offer to trade land for surface rights guarantee (The Malaysian Insider, 27 September 2011);
- Couple and retired professor protest acquisition of property for MRT project (The Star, 24 September 2011);
- Mission to teach children the value of heritage (The Star, 24 September 2011)
- Artistes go to ground to save a piece of history (The Star, 24 September 2011);
- MRT: Imbi landowners to learn fate on Oct 7 (The Malaysian Insider, 23 October 2011);
- Nazri to meet Prasarana over MRT route (The Malaysian Insider, 22 September 2011);
- Nazri to propose alternative MRT route to Prasarana (Komunitikini.com, 22 September 2011);
- Transit: Reveal feasibility reports to end MRT land acquisition debate (The Malaysian Insider, 18 September 2011)
- Bukit Bintang traders protest MRT land grab (The Malaysian Insider, 17 September 2011)
- MRT project: Offering the right way (The Star, 16 September 2011)
- Court green lights Bukit Bintang MRT challenge (The Malaysian Insider, 15 September 2011)
- Ministry to act as facilitator in MRT project (The Star, 14 September 2011)
- Develop, but preserve heritage buildings (The Star, 14 September 2011)
- No MRT land return guarantee shows bad faith, says DAP (The Malaysian Insider, 7 September 2011);
- Tony Pua: MRT land acquistions poorly masked attempts at profiteering (Komunitikini.com, 7 September 2011);
- Setting the record straight on land acquisition for the MY Rapid Transit project — Mohd Nur Kamal (The Malaysian Insider, 6 September 2011);
- SPAD denies land grab but says cannot guarantee release of Chinatown lots (The Malaysian Insider, 6 September 2011);
- Court to decide on Bukit Bintang MRT judicial review next week / MRT: Kes pemilik tanah Bukit Bintang diputus Khamis depan (The Malaysian Insider, 6 September 2011);
- Government acting in good faith on MRT land acquisition – Mohd. Nur Kamal (The Star, 5 September 2011);
- Prasarana’s buyout of Chinatown lots unusual, says Tee Keat (The Malaysian Insider, 3 September 2011);
- MRT Project details soon (The Star, 2 September 2011);
- MRT: MCA rayu peniaga Jalan Sultan kaji semula tindakan mahkamah (The Malaysian Insider, 2 September 2011);
- Chinatown traders mulling judicial review to halt land acquisition (The Malaysian Insider, 1 September 2011);
- MRT project: Chinatown traders slam SPAD for broken promise (The Malaysian Insider, 1 September 2011);
- No light at the end of the tunnel(Free Malaysia Today, 29 August 2011)
- Disputes over the MRT project — Lim Sue Goan (The Malaysian Insider, 29 August 2011);
- RM8bil worth of projects in Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT for bumi firms (The Star, 26 August 2011);
- Clear air over MRT land acquisitions, says Kit Siang (The Malaysian Insider, 26 August 2011);
- Pemandu admits land acquisition only way to recoup MRT cost / Pemandu akui tanah diambil alih tampung kos MRT (The Malaysian Insider, 25 August / Ogos 2011);
- DAP says Prasarana attempting Chinatown land grab (The Malaysian Insider, 25 August 2011);
- Tailor’s heritage to stay put (The Star, 25 August 2011);
- SPAD says working on Chinatown lots settlement, but no guarantee (The Malaysian Insider, 24 August 2011);
- Shopowners and traders breathe sigh of relief (The Star, 24 August 2011);
- Jalan Sultan saved (The Star, 24 August 2011);
- 31 shops in Chinatown spared (NST, 24 August 2011);
- 5 parties challenge MRT land acquisition (NST, 24 August 2011);
- Prasarana will not demolish Jalan Sultan shops (Komunitikini.com, 23 August 2011);
- Jalan Sultan traders to keep buildings after MRT tunnelling finishes (The Malaysian Insider, 23 August 2011);
- With the MRT, it is the end of the line for historic Jalan Sultan (The Malaysian Insider, 23 August 2011);
- VIDEO – Chua: Chinatown traders can stay on (The StarTV, 23 August 2011);
- KL Chinatown traders can stay on (the Star, 23 August 2011);
- Let us stay (NST, 23 August 2011);
- Landowners grill Prasarana over its silence (Malaysiakini.com, 22 August 2011);
- MRT to grab part of KL’s Bukit Bintang shopping district (The Malaysian Insider, 22 August 2011);
- Chua leading delegation in dialogue over MRT project (The Star, 22 August 2011);
- MRT alignment can be discussed (The Star, 19 August 2011);
- SPAD to meet with Jln Sultan folk affected by MRT project (The Star, 17 August 2011);
- YTL reveals valuation of plot for MRT project (The Edge, 16 August 2011)
- Chinatown land buy: ‘Prasarana abusing law’ (Free Malaysia Today, 16 August 2011)
- Chinatown acquisitions alarm heritage body (The Star, 16 August 2011)
- Comprehensive assessment needed for KL’s Chinatown (The Star, 16 August 2011) – letter by Badan Warisan Malaysia
- Jalan Sultan merchants to send memo, explore alternative MRT route (Komunitikini.com, 16 August 2011);
- NGO concerned over acquisition of pre-war shophouses to make way for MRT (The Star, 15 August 2011)
- Gov’t will acquire 600 lots of land for MRT project Star Biz, 12 August 2011)
- Task force reaches out to help traders (The Star, 11 August 2011)
- Prasarana targets six months to get Chinatown lots for MRT (The Malaysian Insider, 11 August 2011)
- For development’s sake, Jalan Sultan shops must go, says Prasarana (The Malaysian Insider, 11 August 2011)
- Shopowners want to preserve Petaling Street as a heritage site (The Star, 10 August 2011)
- MCA drops PM’s name in Chinatown MRT acquisition row (The Malaysian Insider, 10 August 2011)
- Chinatown businesses suspicious over MRT acquisition (The Malaysian Insider, 9 August 2011)
- Some buildings affected by MRT line (The Star, 30 July 2011) – The Kajang Municipal Council’s (MPKj) community hall, MCA bureau office, KTM station and KTM quarters are among the buildings affected due to the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang line;
- More MRT lines likely beyond 2020 (The Star, 19 July 2011);
- Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad to build affordable houses on Sg. Buloh – Kajang route(The Star, 15 July 2011);
- Include MRT project in proposal to redevelop market (The Star, 29 June 2011);
- Nazri: MRT project not intended to win votes (NST, 29 July 2011);
- MRT bukan projek BN pancing undi, kata Nazri (The Malaysian Insider, 28 June 2011);
- Build tracks underground (NST, 27 June 2011);
- RAs push to have MRT run underground (The Star, 21 June 2011);
- MRT should not cause long-term damage to home owners (Malay Mail, 17 June 2011);
- Long run savings with MRT development (Malay Mail, 16 June 2011);
- MRT a big boost for the people (The Star, 15 June 2011);
- MRT should go green (Malay Mail, 10 June 2011);
- An avenue for discussion and people to listen (Malay Mail, 7 June 2011);
- 91pc support Mass Rapid Transit project (NST, 6 June 2011);
- Proposed TTDI MRT Station shifted (NST, 30 May 2011);
- TTDI residents concerned about noise from MRT (The Star, 26 May 2011);
- MRT alignment decision out next month (NST, 16 May 2011);
- Six houses spared due to realignment of MRT project (The Star, 14 May 2011);
- Station reduction along the MRT line — Richard Arnold (The Malaysian Insider, 11 May 2011);
- Damansara folk say still in dark on MRT land acquisition (The Malaysian Insider, 9 May 2011)
- First tender for MRT to kick off next month (Business Times, 6 May 2011)
- MRT service to start in 2017 (The Star, 6 May 2011) (The Star, 6 May 2011)
- Foreign firms can bid for MRT jobs, but must have local partner (Star Biz, 6 May 2011)
- Damansara Heights residents bent on underground MRT line (Malay Mail, 4 May 2011); [TRANSIT: the residents have also submitted a memo to SPAD regarding the proposed MRT line]
- PJ residents raise issues at MRT hearing (NST, 29 April 2011);
- MCA holds forum to answer queries on MRT project (The Star, 27 April 2011);
- Consider a tube in the air (The Sun, 25 April 2011) – The GO-MRT committee suggests that the elevated segments of the MRT be encased in a perspex tube to reduce noise & dust pollution. [TRANSIT: Seriously – that’s what they suggested.];
- Minister says fair price for MRT land acquisitions (The Malaysian Insider, 24 April 2011)
- Chin: Consider public comments over proposed MRT line (The Star, 12 April 2011) – An MCA rep has given feedback on the MRT project, recommending certain changes including stations with capacity for 8-carriage trains
- MRT service can ease parking woes (11 April 2011) – A representative of Universiti Malaya Medical Centre comments that an MRT station on the hospital site would do a lot to reduce traffic congestion & parking issues.
- Property along proposed Sg Buloh-Kajang MRT line cannot be sold (The Star, 9 April 2011) – the freezing of property sales along the route is apparently to prevent speculation in advance of possible government acquisition;
- Respite from MRT invasion (The Malay Mail, 8 April 2011)
- Underground option for MRT being considered (NST, 8 April 2011);
- MRT queries answered, Cheras folk get the full picture (the Star, 6 April 2011) – Information about a public meeting held for Cheras residents;
- Underground as last resort (The Star, 2 April 2011) – Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd project director Zulkifli Mohd. Yusof, who gave the presentation in Kajang, added that it would cost five times more compared with the elevated stretches
- PSM: MRT will bring hell to Kota Damansara (Free Malaysia Today, 1 April 2011) – TRANSIT: You have to wonder how bad things would have to be for a socialist party to question a public transport project!
- Selangor to weigh MRT project carefully (Komunitikini.com, 31 March 2011);
- Rapid track to MRT but info scanty (Free Malaysia Today, 29 March 2011) – an interesting focus on the lack of information received by residents of Kota Damansara as well as the Assemblyman, on the MRT project. Please note the response from SPAD here.;
- Signature drive to push MRT underground (Free Malaysia Today, 25 March 2011);
- Alternative MRT routes (The Star, 19 March 2011) – Residents of Petaling Jaya prefer the MRT to be rerouted through Petaling Jaya to benefit an additional 200,000.;
- Public transport plan to be unveiled (NST, 18 March 2011) – SPAD will share the Klang Valley public transport plan next month, along with the public display for MRT Line 2 (the Circle Line);
- Prasarana to study underground plan (NST, 18 March 2011) – Prasarana will study the feasibility of tunneling the MRT through Bukit Bandaraya;
- Urban transport: MRT for greater good (Malay Mail, 17 March 2011) – An explanatory letter from the GoMRT group;
- Bukit Bandaraya Residents want MRT underground (The Star, 17 March 2011) [TRANSIT: According to this article, the cost of tunneling through Bukit Bandaraya would be an additional RM3 billion.];
- Mass rapid tension (The Star, 15 March 2011) – Apparently representatives from Prasarana, SPAD and MMC-Gamuda did not attend a public meeting in Kajang! SPAD gives their reasons here.
- Lack of parking facilities a hot topic at MRT meeting (The Star, 15 March 2011);
- Unhappy with proposed Bandar Utama station (The Star, 12 March 2011) – The Star reports on the turun padang as well;
- Massive congestion fears over MRT (Free Malaysia Today, 11 March 2011) – describes the ‘turun padang’ by PR representatives at Bandar Utama on 10 March 2011;
- Site of shops in Taman Pertama may be acquired for MRT project (The Star, 11 March 2011). Also read Shop owners upset over MRT notice (Malay Mail, 11 March 2011); [TRANSIT – there is a suggestion that the station be located at the KL Velodrome instead of near the shops at Taman Pertama.]
- Residents want Kajang-Sg Buloh MRT stretch to run underground (Malay Mail, 9 March 2011); [TRANSIT: Bukit Bandaraya residents, specifically]
- Selangor group wants PJ South MRT link (Malaysian Insider, 9 March 2011) – Petaling Jaya South business owners are calling for an MRT link serving PJ South. [TRANSIT: there are two possibilities – look for our upcoming post]
- Urban transport: Underground is the way to go (Malay Mail) – Zhang CG of Bandar Utama expresses concerns about the elevated MRT;
- Now Kajang residents criticise the MRT (Malaysian Insider, 1 March 2011);
- SPAD: MRT to spare TTDI homes for now (Malaysian Insider, 25 February 2011);
- All we ask is due consideration, say TTDI residents (Malay Mail, 24 February 2011);
- MRT to spur real estate growth in Kajang, Cheras, says consultant (Malay Mail, 24 February 2011);
- Residents want MRT route realigned (NST, 23 February 2011);
- MRT land buyout up to two years, say lawyers (Malaysian Insider, 23 February 2011);
- Vague notice on land acquisition upsets TTDI residents (The Star, 23 February 2011);
- MRT station spots not justified, claims research group; (Malaysian Insider, 23 February 2011);
- Staff unable to give satisfactory answers on MRT public display; (The Star, 23 February 2011);
- Lack of signages informing people of MRT public display (The Star, 23 February 2011);
- Eyebrows raised over MRT integration, locations (Malaysian Insider, 18 February 2011);
- ‘MRT project to boost certain properties’ (Business Times, 18 February 2011);
- LPTC: We’ll take measures to minimise land acquisition (The Star, 17 February 2011);
- Cheras folk worried about traffic congestion (Malay Mail, 16 February 2011);
- Some Kampung Sungai Balak residents may lose land again (Malay Mail, 16 February 2011);
- Putting trains on right track in TTDI (Malay Mail, 16 February 2011);
- MRT to have big impact on property prices (The Star, 16 February 2011);
- Divided opinions over MRT project (NST, 15 February 2011);
- Cheras and the MRT project (komunit;ikini.com, 11 January 2011);
The required public notice has been posted in newspapers. A copy of the notice can be seen on page N25 of the Thursday, 10 February edition of The Star.
Click here for a larger version of the image above.
Public Display Period (14 February – 14 May 2011)
Public display took place at the following places:
- Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (Railways), Tingkat 13, Menara Dayabumi, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin 50050 Kuala Lumpur Tel: +603-2278 1222
- Bangsar LRT Station Concourse, Jalan Bangsar 59000 Kuala Lumpur
- Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Menara DBKL, Jalan Raja Laut 50350 Kuala Lumpur Tel: +603-2617 9000
- Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam, Tingkat 1, Wisma MBSA, Persiaran Perbandaran 40000 Shah Alam Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel: +603 5510 5133
- Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya, Jalan Yong Shook Lin 46675 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel: +603 7956 3544
- Majlis Perbandaran Kajang, Menara MPKj, Jalan Cempaka Putih
Off Jalan Semenyih 43000 Kajang Tel: +603-8737 7899 +603-8737 7899
- Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, Menara MPS, Persiaran 3 Bandar Baru Selayang 68100 Batu Caves Selangor Darul Ehsan
More information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.
Open Day 13 February 2011
TRANSIT has moved all information on the Open Day, including our comments and feedback to our new post, here.
Environmental Impact Assessment
The executive summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment can be found here.
Background, Technical & Visual Info
(NOTE: All information is taken from the project website www.kvmrt.com.my)
- Project Background;
- Alignment Map;
- Noise Level Table;
- Station Facilities;
- Technical & Safety Features;
- Station views;
Dimensions of Guideway Structure, Tunnels & Rolling Stock
The image below gives a good idea of dimensions for the MRT elevated guideway, tunnels (including tunnel structure) and the MRT train carriages themselves.
Click here for a larger version of the image above.
Car 1 : 22000 mm
Gangway : 700 mm
Car 2 : 21500 mm
Gangway : 700 mm
Car 3 : 21500 mm
Gangway : 700 mm
Car 4 : 22000 mm
Total train length : 89.1 m
Depot drawings (photos courtesy of vinann.com)
- Station – Elevated Side Platform;
- Station – Elevated Island Platform;
- Station – Underground Island Platform;
- Station – Underground Side Platform (Stacked);
- Station – Tunnel and Elevated Guideway (Typical Section);
- Station – Depot;
- Feeder Bus Routes;
- Plan & Profile;
- Road Widening.
Click here for a larger version of the image above. Do note that all station locations & alignments are proposals only and must be approved by local councils, SPAD and the Minister of Transport (and presumably the Cabinet).
- Photos of Station drawings (photos courtesy of vinann.com)
- Official Station Drawings (Station 1-35) – courtesy of kvmrt.com.my
- Station drawings have also been posted to Skyscrapercity.com here, here, and here.
- NEW: See videos of impressions of the future MRT stations here.
Check out this graphic drawn up by The Star, which shows the proposed MRT Line 1 & 2 in comparison with the existing railway system. Do note that the projected LRT extensions are not included. TRANSIT does not know why they were left out.
Click here for a larger version of the image below.
Click here for information about the Alignment Map which shows the Local Councils involved in the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project. The video below follows the proposed alignment from Sg. Buloh to Kajang.
You can also see the original video posted by KVMRT, at this link. There are already comments from viewers.
Land Acquisition Plan
Quoted from kvmrt.com.my:
The lots marked here are those which were identified pursuant to Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act 1960 where the public has been notified of the general land area which has been gazetted for POSSIBLE acquisition. The exact plots of land which will be acquired can only be determined and confirmed only after public feedback has been received and when the alignment of the MRT is finalized.
When we first read the announcement of public notice in 10 February, we could not help but notice that it was placed right next to a political column (as opposed to another ad or different article).
There is a term called “juxtaposition” which describes the attempt to gain attention or influence by the placement of ideas together in certain ways. It is commonly found in newspapers and the media in general. The notice, placed opposite a comment extolling the virtues of the Najib Government (ok, supposedly the article is about what Najib needs to do to win the elections – ok look at the MRT notice just to the right of the article), is a fine example of juxtaposition – the notice placed “just so” becomes an example of what the PM has accomplished, which is part of his election formula.
And here we were wondering why Idris Jala and Pemandu were in such a rush to drive home the message about the MRT network!
But juxtaposition & use of the media is not a terrible thing – as long as one’s motives are honest & positive. As Pemandu have said themselves, some people like the MRT, some people don’t but we have to have the MRT in the Klang Valley.
Anyways, TRANSIT invites you to comment and give as much feedback on the public display as possible – so the debate & Public Consultation about the MRT can be handled in the proper way – in the interests of the Rakyat.
Comments on the Alignment
Please note that our comments will be updated regularly, so check back as often as you can
- The Satellite Image is described on the kvmrt.com.my website as “MRTB(Opt),” perhaps meaning Option B. If this is the case, TRANSIT would like to know, where are Option A, Option C (if there is one), etc.;
- Petaling Jaya residents are now talking about re-routing the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT through Petaling Jaya. However, extending MRT Line 2 (The Circle Line) through Petaling Jaya may be a better option.
Segment in MBPJ
- The line will follow the Persiaran Surian alignment through Kota Damansara to Bdr. Utama;
- There will be some tunneling in this area;
- The “1 Utama” station will be located on the LDP, just south of the Bandar Utama-TTDI interchange (Lebuh Bandar Utama-Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi) as seen here;
- There is a suggestion that the 1Utama station be moved further north to align closer to the 1Utama New Wing and Bus Terminal, as seen here.
Segment in KL
- The proposed TTDI Station is located along Jalan Damansara near the TTDI market.
- Bukit Bandaraya residents are calling for the MRT to run underground.
- It is quite clear that the Sg. Buloh- Kajang MRT line will not be going through NU Sentral along Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields. Instead, it will pass the north-west side of the KL Sentral complex – meaning some manner of walk to the main rail station will be necessary – just like it is with the KL Monorail!’ See an aerial photo of the site here. Please note that the station alignment actually follows the road.
- There is a possibility that the MRT Line 2 (Circle Line) will run past KL Sentral’s NU Sentral development (actually under Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields) – however this routing has yet to be confirmed by SPAD.
- The MRT will also be some distance from Kuala Lumpur Railway station but the location of the Pasar Seni MRT station (which will be the interchange) is connected to the Pasar Seni LRT station complex as seen here.
- Instead of tunneling along the Lebuhraya, SPAD & Prasarana should consider tunneling under Jalan Parlimen and Jalan Tun Perak – providing a station at Dataran Merdeka with an underground link to Masjid Jamek – and both the Kelana Jaya & Ampang LRT lines.
- The MRT could then continue along Jalan Tun Perak under the Ampang LRT line to Plaza Rakyat & Puduraya, linking the MRT to the main bus station. After this, the MRT could follow Jalan Bukit Bintang.
- Alternatively, the MRT could follow Jalan Raja Chulan to Jalan Bukit Bintang.
- We would like to know what the rationale is for Station Merdeka (presumably near Stadium Merdeka) which does not appear to be located near any main road, hence access to nearby areas would be limited.
Segment in Cheras
- There are concerns about the location of Bandar Tun Hussein Onn station.
Segment in Kajang
- The station at Bandar Kajang will require the destruction of a number of shophouses, which will be replaced with an elevated parking garage as seen here. The area under the station will be landscaped and made into a parkette. An aerial photo of the site can be seen here. Please note that the station should be shifted about 10m further north.
- The north entrance/exit to Bandar Kajang station is located right in front of the Bangunan Dato’ Nazir, the site of the famous Satay Kajang. Maybe that is why the MRT needed to go all the way to Kajang?
Updates on the proposed alignment
Please note that these updates are as of the launching of the MRT on 8 July 2011. Direct links to photos will be provided as soon as possible.
MRT Line 1 | Sg. Buloh to Kajang | Mid 2011-Late 2016
We have learned that:
- There will be 31 stations with provision for 3 more stations (total of 34);
- Seksyen 17 & Seksyen 16 Stations have been combined into one station at Sekysen 16;
- TTDI station has been moved southwards from the original proposed site to a site between the Caltex petrol station and Jalan Wan Kadir 4;
- A station at the Rubber Research Institute will be provided in the future;
- Bukit Bintang station will be shifted to the west side of Jalan Sultan Ismail for faster access to the KL Monorail and will now be called Bukit Bintang Central; [TRANSIT: Why not just call it Bukit Bintang?]
- “KL Sentral” will actually be built on the site of Muzium Negara; [TRANSIT: So call it Muzium Negara]
- It appears that Plaza Phoenix, Leisure Mall, 1Utama and The Curve still get their free advertising; [TRANSIT: And yet they talk about maximizing revenue]
- There will be 16 stations with Park & Ride facilities as opposed to 13 proposed originally;
- The alignments of Sg. Buloh & Kajang stations have been adjusted
As always, your comments and feedback are welcome … and in this case, necessary so we can get the best MRT!
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