The Masjid Jamek LRT station is an elevated LRT station situated near, and named after the Masjid Jamek in central Kuala Lumpur.It is the interchange station between two of RapidKL’s light rail transit (LRT) lines, namely the Ampang Line LRT and the Kelana Jaya Line LRT.
Opened on December 16, 1996 as part of the first phase of the then STAR system (Phase 1), Masjid Jamek LRT station was constructed directly above a bridge along Jalan Tun Perak that crosses the Klang River shortly before the Klang River-Gombak River confluence.
Its elevated tracks and side platforms are suspended above Jalan Tun Perak, while the ticketing concourses are located over the Klang River, at street level.
The station, similar to surface-level stations from the Chan Sow Lin – Ampang line, has one ticketing concourse for each of the two platforms.
The two concourses and their exits are located on both sides of Jalan Tun Perak, and are not integrated with each other.
The northern concourse and platform is designated for trains bound for either the Ampang station and Sri Petaling station, while the southern concourse and platform are designated for trains bound for the Sentul Timur station at the northern end of the line.
An elevated Masjid Jamek station served the Ampang Line while an underground Masjid Jamek station served the Kelana Jaya Line, each having their own ticketting systems which were not integrated with each other’s.
Commuters had to exit one system, purchase a new ticket before entering the other system if they wanted to transfer from one line to the other.
There were limited pedestrian walkways between the two stations resulting in commuters having to be exposed to the sun and rain, and even having to cross the busy Jalan Tun Perak, just to change from one line to the other.
On 28 November 2011, the fare gates which kept the two systems separated were removed and the plaza which physically linked the two stations became part of the “paid (or restricted) zone” of a physically integrated Masjid Jamek Station.
This allowed commuters to transfer from one line to the other without leaving the system for the first time since the two stations became operational.
Location of Masjid Jame LRT Station
The LRT station is constructed directly above a bridge along Jalan Tun Perak that crosses the Klang River shortly before the Klang River-Gombak River confluence.
|Ampang line & Sri Petaling line LRT|
|Stations for Sri Petaling Line LRT|
|SP31||Putra Heights ⇄ KJ37|
|SP26||Taman Perindustrian Puchong|
|SP25||Pusat Bandar Puchong|
|SP24||IOI Puchong Jaya|
|SP15||Tasik Selatan ⇄ ERL KB04|
|SP14||Bandar Tun Razak|
|SP11||Chan Sow Lin AG11|
|SP9||Hang Tuah AG9 ⇄ MR4 SBK17|
|SP8||Plaza Rakyat AG8 ⇄ SBK17|
|SP7||Masjid Jamek AG7 ⇄ KJ13|
|SP6||Bandaraya AG6 ⇄ KA03|
|SP5||Sultan Ismail AG5 ⇄ MR9|
|SP4||PWTC AG4 ⇄ KA04|
|SP3||Titiwangsa AG3 ⇄ MR11|
|SP1||Sentul Timur AG1|
|Stations for Ampang Line LRT|
|AG13||Maluri ⇄ SBK22|
|AG11||Chan Sow Lin SP11|
|AG9||Hang Tuah SP9 ⇄ MR4 SBK17|
|AG8||Plaza Rakyat SP8 ⇄ SBK17|
|AG7||Masjid Jamek SP7 ⇄ KJ13|
|AG6||Bandaraya SP6 ⇄ KA03|
|AG5||Sultan Ismail SP5 ⇄ MR9|
|AG4||PWTC SP4 ⇄ KA04|
|AG3||Titiwangsa SP3 ⇄ MR11|
|AG1||Sentul Timur SP1|
|Integration of rail systems|
|LRT Kelana Jaya Line station: KJL-LRT|
|LRT Ampang Line station: AGL-LRT|
|LRT Sri Petaling Line station: SPL-LRT|
|KL Monorail station: MRL|
|MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang: SBK-MRT|
|KLIA Transit station: ERL|
|KTM Komuter station: KA-KB|
|Masjid Jamek station (SP7 / AG7)|
|Address||Center of Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur.|
|Lines||Ampang Line (1996 to present)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||December 16, 1996|
|Owned by||Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad and operated by Rapid KL|
|Reference||Masjid Jamek station on wikipedia|