The MRT Putrajaya Line is the Second line of the KVMRT Project to be developed after the successful completion of First line — MRT Kajang Line — in July 2017.
The Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim launched the full operations of MRT Putrajaya Line on March 16, 2023.
The MRT Putrajaya Line, totalling 57.7 km in length, includes 5.5 km annexed from the MRT Kajang Line, making it the longest metro line in Malaysia. It is an important part of the larger rail transport system in Kuala Lumpur known as the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System.
The MRT Putrajaya Line is intended to serve a corridor with a population of around 2 million people stretching from Kwasa Damansara, a new township development in northwest Kuala Lumpur, spanning densely populated areas such as Sri Damansara, Kepong, Batu, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Tun Razak, KLCC, Tun Razak Exchange, Kuchai Lama, Seri Kembangan and Cyberjaya, to its southern suburbs, and finally to Putrajaya, Malaysia’s federal administrative centre.
The MRT Putrajaya alignment spans a total length of 57.7km, consisting of 44.2km of elevated tracks and 13.5km running through underground tunnels.
It has 39 operational stations of which 30 are elevated and 9 underground. A further 5 stations (RRI MRT station, Bandar Malaysia Utara MRT station, Bandar Malaysia Selatan MRT station, Taman Teknologi MRT station, and Tamnan Universiti MRT station) have been provisioned for the future.
The MRT Putrajaya Line accommodates 10 interchange and connecting stations, making it much easier for commuters to transfer from the Putrajaya Line to existing and future rail lines, including the future Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail.
Of all the 39 operational stations, 17 stations have park and ride facilities, with a total of 6,416 bays available for the convenience of the commuters.
The ground breaking ceremony, which was officiated by then Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, was held at the site of the future Putrajaya Sentral Station on 15 September 2016, marking the commencement of construction works of the MRT Putrajaya Line.
Putrajaya Line Phase One operations, stretching from Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu was launched by then Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on 16 June 2022, while the remaining section of the line was launched by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim on 16 March 2023.
The MRT Putrajaya Line construction cost was reduced by RM8.82 billion from RM39.35 billion to RM30.53 billion, as a result of a cost rationalisation exercise for mega infrastructure projects in 2018.
The Putrajaya Line is expected to have an initial ridership of over 104,000 passengers daily. This will further improve the current chronic traffic congestion while significantly increasing the targeted modal share of 40% public transport use within the Greater Kuala Lumpur region.
During peak hours, the frequency between trains is around 4 to 6 minutes, non-peak hours (7-10 minutes) and weekends and public holidays (7-15 minutes).
A total of 6,416 parking bays are available across 17 stations with Park and Ride facility.
MRT users can enjoy a flat rate of RM4.30 if the same Touch ‘n Go card is used for parking and riding the MRT train on the same day.
However, the user will be charged a maximum of RM16.10 if they do not tap their card out by the end of the day.
Standard rates per hour will be applied for non-MRT users, RM3.30 for the first hour and RM1.10 for every subsequent hour. RM16.10 is the maximum charge per day.
Motorcyclists will be charged RM1.10 per daily entry.
Phase One stations
The MRT Putrajaya Line Phase One operations, stretching from Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu, was launched by then Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on June 16, 2022.
Under the Phase One, the following 12 stations started operating from 3pm on June 16, 2022:
|Stations for MRT Putrajaya Line (Phase One)|
|PY01 Kwasa Damansara|
|KG04 Kwasa Damansara|
|PY03 Kampung Selamat|
|PY04 Sungai Buloh|
|KA08 Sungai Buloh|
|PY05 Damansara Damai|
|PY06 Sri Damansara Barat|
|PY07 Sri Damansara Sentral|
|PY08 Sri Damansara Timur|
|KA07 Kepong Sentral|
|PY09 Metro Prima|
|PY10 Kepong Baru|
|PY12 Sri Delima|
|PY13 Kampung Batu|
|KC03 Kampung Batu|
Of the above 12 stations, the Kwasa Damansara MRT station, Kampung Selamat MRT station and Sungai Buloh MRT station that were originally part of the MRT Kajang Line are now be integrated into the MRT Putrajaya Line.
All 12 stations are above ground and 8 of them offer Park and Ride facilities.
In terms of interchanges, the Sungai Buloh MRT station and Sri Damansara Timur MRT station are connected to KA08 Sungai Buloh KTM station and KA07 Kepong Sentral KTM station on the KTM Port Klang Line, while the Kampung Batu MRT station is connected to KC03 Kampung Batu KTM station on the KTM Seremban Line.
The next interchange between MRT Kajang Line and MRT Putrajaya Line is at PY23 Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) MRT station, which also allows seamless transfers.
Phase Two stations – March 2023
The MRT Putrajaya Line Phase Two, which connects Kampung Batu to Putrajaya, was launched by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim on March 16, 2023.
The Phase Two operation spans through the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre with underground stations such as Titiwangsa, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Ampang Park, Persiaran KLCC and Tun Razak Exchange (TRX).
The stations for the second phase are as below:
|Stations for MRT Putrajaya Line (Phase Two)|
|PY15 Jalan Ipoh|
|PY16 Sentul Barat|
|AG3 SP3 Titiwangsa|
|PY18 Hospital Kuala Lumpur|
|PY19 Raja Uda|
|PY20 Ampang Park|
|KJ9 Ampang Park|
|PY21 Persiaran KLCC|
|PY23 Tun Razak Exchange (TRX)|
|KG20 Tun Razak Exchange (TRX)|
|PY24 Chan Sow Lin|
|AG11 SP11 Chan Sow Lin|
|PY25 Bandar Malaysia Utara (provision)|
|PY26 Bandar Malaysia Selatan (provision)|
|PY28 Taman Naga Emas|
|PY29 Sungai Besi|
|SP16 Sungai Besi|
|PY31 Serdang Raya Utara|
|PY32 Serdang Raya Selatan|
|PY33 Serdang Jaya|
|PY36 Taman Equine|
|PY37 Putra Permai|
|PY38 16 Sierra|
|PY39 Cyberjaya Utara|
|PY40 Cyberjaya City Centre|
|PY41 Putrajaya Sentral|
|KT3 Putrajaya & Cyberjaya|
The second phase of the MRT Putrajaya Line covers 26 stations plus additional 4 provisional stations.
The Phase Two of the MRT Putrajaya Line resumes at PY14 Kentonmen then continues to Jalan Ipoh, it starts going underground while PY15 Jalan Ipoh itself being the only station on the network to be half-sunken/sub-surface.
PY21 Persiaran KLCC serves as a second station in the KLCC subdistrict, itself also served by the Kelana Jaya Line LRT.
Once again, the MRT Putrajaya Line meets with the Sri Petaling Line LRT at PY29 Sungai Besi, then continuing to serve Serdang.
On March 16, 2023, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim launched the MRT Putrajaya Line Phase Two operations at the Serdang Depot. He announced that free rides would be given for the passengers on MRT Putrajaya Line effective from 16 March 2023 until 31 March 2023.
Elevated station concepts
For the MRT Putrajaya Line, 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 such as the entrance space at a traditional “rumah kampung” or “rumah panjang”.
The design opted is a simple and timeless design, which is derived from various design concepts, including that of the Japanese “Zen” concept.
Other aspects include open space, natural lighting and ventilation, and natural visual effects via play of lighting and shadows.
Compared to the elevated station design on the MRT Kajang Line, the columns have been pushed to the sides of the station, giving the stations an open and airy feel.
Underground station concepts
The underground stations are designed to be spacious, comfortable, and accessible for all passengers.
They are equipped with various facilities such as escalators, lifts, toilets, ticket vending machines, customer service centres, and emergency exits.
The underground stations also feature artworks by local artists that showcase the cultural diversity and heritage of Malaysia.
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.
Some of the design themes are as follow:
- Bandar Malaysia Utara: Preserving a traditional rustic feel with timber elements and earthy tones.
- Merdeka: Reflecting tidal rhythms with wave-like structures and blue lighting.
- Bukit Bintang: Promoting well-being, vibrancy, and pulse of life with dynamic shapes and colours.
- Tun Razak Exchange (TRX): Discovering culture with geometric patterns and motifs inspired by Malay art and architecture.
- Chan Sow Lin: Moulding forms inspired by nature with organic curves and green accents.
Trains and rolling stock
Unlike the MRT Kajang Line which uses Siemens Inspiro train sets, the MRT Putrajaya Line uses Hyundai-Rotem train sets that come with a distinctive duck face design in red.
The new MRT Putrajaya line will have a total of 49 driverless train sets consisting of four cars with a maximum capacity of 1,204 passengers per train.
The trains have a maximum speed of 100km/h and they will operate with a frequency of 3.5 minutes during peak hours.
The train’s exterior image takes into consideration the specific view of the train when entering the station and along the platform.
The colour livery strongly emphasises the powerful expression of the front-end style.
The front-end mask is made of strongly structured shapes and volumes, expressing decision, safety and confidence.
The gangway area is wide and open for easy circulation as well as using the latest generation to offer the sensation of uninterrupted passenger area all through the train.
Handrails and grab handles are located at altitudes compatible for reach and comfort of all passengers.
The seats are in assortment of blue colours to bring visual animation and echoes the Putrajaya lake surroundings.
The draught screens are straightforward, no-nonsense for optimised traveller protection and their lightly tinted glass are of contrasting clear pattern for subtlety.
The ceiling pattern makes use of subtle graphic effects of matte and shine.
The grab poles and rails bear a sharply contrasting yet matching colour for better visibility.
All trains are equipped with live closed circuit television cameras that are connected to a control centre for surveillance.
Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley Integrated Transit System
What is the role of MRT Putrajaya line in the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley Integrated Transit System?
For better visualization of MRT Putrajaya line in the integrated system, please review Line 12 – MRT Putrajaya line on the following integrated transit map.
The Klang Valley Integrated Transit System consists of the following rail systems that operate seamlessly together for the comfort and convenience of the commuters:
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