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. It is a 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.
Once completed, it is expected to have a ridership of 533,000 passengers per day.
The MRT Putrajaya alignment will have a length of 57.7km, consisting of 44.2km of elevated tracks and 13.5km running through underground tunnels.
It will have 39 operational stations of which 30 are elevated and 9 underground. A further 4 stations have been provided for the future.
The MRT Putrajaya Line accommodates 10 interchange stations 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, 18 stations will have park and ride facilities.
For the MRT Putraline Line, the total travel time from end to end is estimated to be 85 minutes. And total time for a trip from Putrajaya Sentral MRT station to Ampark Park MRT station is estimated to be 46 minutes.
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.
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.
Phase 1 stations
MRT Corporation has confirmed that the MRT Putrajaya line Phase 1 will start operations from 3pm on Thursday, 16th June 2022.
Under the Phase 1, there will be a total of 12 stations as listed below:
- Kwasa Damansara MRT station
- Kampung Selamat MRT station
- Sungai Buloh MRT station
- Damansara Damai MRT station
- Sri Damansara Barat MRT station
- Sri Damansara Sentral MRT station
- Sri Damansara Timur MRT station
- Metro Prima MRT station
- Kepong Baru MRT station
- Jinjang MRT station
- Sri Delima MRT station
- Kampung Batu MRT station
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 will 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 Sungai Buloh KTM station and Kepong Sentral KTM station on the KTM Port Klang Line, while the Kampung Batu MRT station is connected to Kampung Batu KTM station on the KTM Seremban Line.
The next interchange between MRT Kajang Line and Putrajaya Line is at Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) MRT station, which also allows seamless transfers.
Phase 2 stations – Jan 2023
Phase 2 of the MRT Putrajaya Line, which connects Kampung Batu to Putrajaya is currently scheduled to open in January 2023.
It will go 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 listed below:
- Kentonmen MRT station
- Jalan Ipoh MRT station
- Sentul Barat MRT station
- Titiwangsa MRT station
- Hospital Kuala Lumpur MRT station
- Raja Uda MRT station
- Ampang Park MRT station
- Persiaran KLCC MRT station
- Conlay MRT station
- Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) MRT station
- Chan Sow Lin MRT station
- Bandar Malaysia Utara MRT station
- Bandar Malaysia Selatan MRT station
- Kuchai MRT station
- Taman Naga Emas MRT station
- Sungai Besi MRT station
- Serdang Raya Utara MRT station
- Serdang Raya Selatan MRT station
- Serdang Jaya MRT station
- UPM MRT station
- Taman Equine MRT station
- Putra Permai MRT station
- 16 Sierra MRT station
- Cyberjaya Utara MRT station
- Cyberjaya City Centre MRT station
- Putrajaya Sentral MRT station
The second phase of the line covers 26 stations plus additional 4 provision stations.
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
For the MRT Putrajaya Line, each of the underground stations will carry its own individual theme, similar to that of the MRT Kajang Line stations.
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.
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 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.
Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley Integrated Transit System
What is the role of MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang line in the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley Integrated Transit System?
For better visualization of MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang 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:
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