Kelana Jaya Line

LRT Kelana Jaya Line

Native name LRT Laluan Kelana Jaya
Type Light rapid transit
System LRT KL System 2 (LRT2) - SelTrac CBTC
Status Fully Operational
Locale Klang Valley
Termini  KJ1  Gombak
 KJ37  Putra Heights
Stations 37 [1]
Services i) Gombak - Putra Heights
ii) Gombak - Ara Damansara
Daily ridership 225,053 (2015)
Ridership 82.144 million (2015)[2]
(Increase 0.2%)
Line number  5  (ruby)
Opened 1 September 1998 (1998-09-01)
Last extension 30 June 2016 (2016-06-30)
Owner Prasarana Malaysia Berhad
Operator(s) Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd
Character Elevated, underground, and at-grade
Depot(s) Subang Depot
Rolling stock Bombardier Innovia Metro
Rolling stocks formation
Line length 46.4 km (28.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) Standard gauge
Electrification Fourth rail
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map
Greater KL / Klang Valley Integrated Transit Map
Source: SPAD as at September 2016

The Kelana Jaya Line (Malay: Laluan Kelana Jaya) is a light rapid transit (LRT) system network in Klang Valley operated by Rapid Rail, a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia. It used to be known as the PUTRA LRT.

The LRT line is one of the components of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System.

Line information

The concourse level of the KJ14 Pasar Seni
The concourse level of the KJ9 Ampang Park


The line runs from Putra Heights through Kelana Jaya to Gombak, serving the Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya regions to the south; southwest and central Kuala Lumpur, and Kuala Lumpur City Centre to the centre; and low density residential areas further north.

At 46.4 km in length, it is one of the longest fully automated driverless metro system in the world.

The stations are given in a north-south direction, consists primarily of elevated stops and a handful of underground and at-grade stations. Of the 37 stations, 31 are elevated, (Setiawangsa) lies at ground level, and 5 stops (Masjid Jamek, Dangi Wangi, Kampung Baru, KLCC and Ampang Park) are underground.

The stations, like those of the Ampang Line, are styled in several types of architectural designs. Elevated stations, in most parts, were constructed in four major styles with distinctive roof designs for specific portions of the line. KL Sentral station, added later, features a design more consistent with the Stesen Sentral station building. Underground stations, however, tend to feature unique concourse layout and vestibules, and feature floor-to-ceiling platform screen doors to prevent platform-to-track intrusions. 13 stations (including two terminal stations and the five subway stations) utilise a single island platform, while 11 others utilize two side platforms. Stations with island platforms allow easy interchange between north-bound and south-bound trains without requiring one to walk down/up to the concourse level.

The stations were built to support disabled passengers, with elevators and wheelchair lifts alongside escalators and stairways between the levels. The stations have platform gaps smaller than 5 cm to allow easy access for the disabled and wheelchair users. They are able to achieve this with:

The stations are the only rapid transit stations in the Klang Valley designed to provide a degree of accessibility for handicapped users.

The stations have closed-circuit security cameras for security purposes.

Station List

Code Name Platform type Position Interchange/Notes
 KJ1 GombakTerminus (Island) Elevated

Formerly known as Terminal PUTRA. A new leveled carpark was built next to the station named 'Kompleks Parkir Bertingkat LRT Gombak', which can only be accessed using the MyRapid card.

 KJ2 Taman MelatiSide Elevated
 KJ3 Wangsa MajuIsland Elevated
 KJ4 Sri RampaiSideSurface
 KJ5 SetiawangsaIsland Elevated
 KJ6 JelatekSide Elevated
 KJ7 Dato' KeramatSide Elevated
 KJ8 DamaiIsland Elevated
 KJ9 Ampang ParkIsland Underground Proposed interchange with Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line
 KJ10 KLCCIsland Underground
 KJ11 Kampung BaruIsland Underground
 KJ12 Dang WangiIsland Underground 350 meter walking distance exit paid area station to Bukit Nanas for Monorail Line towards Titiwangsa or KL Sentral.
 KJ13  SP7 Masjid JamekIsland Underground Exit to Sri Petaling Line elevated platforms.
 KJ14  SBK17 Pasar SeniIsland Elevated Exit to upcoming Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line underground platform and walking distance of 250 meter exit paid area station to Kuala Lumpur for Seremban Line & Port Klang Line. The bus hubs below the station for buses route to Kajang, Petaling Jaya, Subang, Shah Alam & Klang.
 KJ15 KL SentralSide Elevated

Exit paid area station to Seremban Line & Port Klang Line, KLIA Ekspres, KLIA Transit, 200 meter walking distance to Monorail Line & and 650 meter walking distance to upcoming Muzium Negara for Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.

 KJ16 Bank Rakyat - BangsarSide Elevated
 KJ17  KD01 Abdullah HukumSide Elevated Exit paid area station to proposed new rail transit Eco City for Port Klang Line. The proposed station will be built beside the existing Abdullah Hukum LRT station. The KL Eco City will also be developed as a transit hub with the proposed Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit line's station for MRT Circle Line.
 KJ18 KerinchiSide Elevated
 KJ19 KL Gateway - UniversitiIsland Elevated
 KJ20 Taman JayaSide Elevated
 KJ21 Asia JayaIsland Elevated
 KJ22 Taman ParamountSide Elevated
 KJ23 Taman BahagiaSide Elevated
 KJ24 Kelana JayaIsland Elevated

The station is served by buses and taxis. Long-term vehicle parking is also available.

 KJ25 Lembah SubangSide Elevated The station is located on top of the existing Lembah Subang depot reception track ramp.
 KJ26 Ara DamansaraIsland Elevated Terminal station for peak hour train service between Gombak and Ara Damansara.
 KJ27 GlenmarieIsland Elevated Interchange station to future Bandar Utama-Klang Line under the pseudonym Station 3.
 KJ28  KD09  KS01  FB21 Subang JayaIslandElevated Exit paid area station platform to Port Klang Line platforms.
 KJ29 SS15Island Elevated
 KJ30 SS18Island Elevated
 KJ31  SB7 USJ7Island Elevated Interchange with BRT Sunway Line.
 KJ32 TaipanSide Elevated
 KJ33 WawasanSide Elevated
 KJ34 USJ21Side Elevated
 KJ35 Alam MegahIsland Elevated
 KJ36 Subang AlamIsland Elevated
 KJ37  SP31 Putra HeightsTerminus (Island & Side) Elevated Cross-platform interchange to Sri Petaling Line towards Sentul Timur.


On 29 August 2006, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Mohd Najib Abdul Razak announced that the western end would be extended to the suburbs of Subang Jaya which are USJ and Putra Heights to the south-west of Kuala Lumpur. The extension will be part of a RM10 billion plan to expand Kuala Lumpur's public transport network.

The expansion plan will also see the Ampang Line extended to the suburbs of Puchong and the south-west of Kuala Lumpur The plan also involved the construction of an entirely new line, tentatively called the Kota Damansara-Cheras Line, running from Kota Damansara in the western portion of the city, to Cheras which lies to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur.

As of August 2008, Syarikat Prasarana Negara was reportedly running land and engineering studies for the proposed extension.[3]

In September 2009, Syarikat Prasarana Negara began displaying the alignment of the proposed extensions over a 3-month period for feedback. The Kelana Jaya extension will see 13 new stations over 17 km from Kelana Jaya to Putra Heights. Construction is expected to commence in early-2010.[4][5][6][7]

On November 2010, Prasarana announced that it has awarded RM1.7 billion for first phase of the project. The winners include Trans Resource Corp Bhd for the Kelana Jaya line extension. UEM Builders Bhd and Intria Bina Sdn Bhd were appointed as subcontractors for the fabrication and supply of segmental box girder jobs for the Kelana Jaya line.[8]

Construction works on the Kelana Jaya Line and the Ampang Line Extension project are targeted to escalate at the end of March, with commencement of structural works, subject to approval from state government and local authorities.[9]

As of 2014, completion of the extension is targeted for 2016.[10] Refer to the previous table in Line and Station section above.

On 14 April 2016, Prasarana Malaysia confirmed in a media release that the Kelana Line extension will be fully operating on 30 June 2016. [11]

Rolling stock

The new Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 for Kelana Jaya Line.

The rolling stock, in use since the opening of the line in 1998, consists of 35 Innovia Metro 200 (ART) trains[4][12] with related equipment and services supplied by the Bombardier Group and train electronics company Quester Tangent. They consist of two-electric multiple units, which serve as either a driving car or trailer car depending on its direction of travel. The trains utilise linear motors and draw power from a third rail located at the side of the steel rails. The plating in between the running rails is used for accelerating and decelerating the train. The reaction plate is semi-magnetised, which pulls the train along as well as helps it to slow down.

The ART is essentially driverless, automated to travel along lines and stop at designated stations for a limited amount of time. Nevertheless, manual override control panels are provided at each end of the trains for use in an event of an emergency.

The interior of the ART, like its Ampang Line counterparts, consists of plastic seating aligned sideways towards the sides of the train, with spacing for passengers on wheelchair, and spacing in the middle for standing occupants. Since its launch in 1998, the ART rolling stock has remained relatively unchanged; only more holding straps have been added and the labeling has been modified from Putra-LRT to RapidKL. Some of the rolling stock has the majority of the seats removed for added passenger capacity during rush hours.

On 13 October 2006, Syarikat Prasarana Negara signed an agreement with Bombardier Hartasuma Consortium for the purchase of 88 Mark II ART cars (22 train sets of 4-cars) with an option for another 13 for RM1.2 billion.[13] The 22 train sets, initially targeted to be delivered from August 2008 onwards, will have four cars each and will boost the carrying capacity of the fleet by 1,500 people. On 8 October 2007, Syarikat Prasarana Negara exercised its option to purchase an additional 52 Mark II ART cars (13 train sets of 4-cars) for 71 million, expected to be delivered in 2010.

Although the trains were expected to arrive in August 2008, the delivery was delayed to November 2008 by the manufacturer. Rapid Rail said that the trains will only be usable by September 2009 after having sufficient rolling stocks, power line upgrades and safety testing.[14] Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has said in Parliament that the new trains will begin operations by December 2009.[15] However, in July 2009, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced that the four-car trains will only be fully operational by end-2012.[16]

On 30 December 2009, 3 of the 35 new four-car trains entered commercial service.[17] New features other than increased capacity up to 950 passengers per trip are seat belts for wheel-chair bound travelers, door alarm lights for hearing impaired and more handles for standing commuters.[18]

The Kelana Jaya Line fleet consisted of the following models:

The old RM 10 banknote of the 1996 series featured an image of a Kelana Jaya Line train.


The first operation commenced on 1 September 1998 between Subang Depot and Pasar Seni, with phase two, Pasar Seni to Terminal Putra, in June 1999.

In 2002, the line carried its 150 millionth passenger, with an average of 160,000 passengers daily.[20] Today, it carries over 190,000 passengers a day and over 350,000 a day during national events.[21]

The line will undergo a 17 km extension with construction expected to commence in early 2010 through 2012. With 13 new stations to the line, the new terminus will be at Putra Heights, extended from Kelana Jaya.[4]

The Kelana Jaya Line was known as PUTRA LRT, "PUTRA" standing for Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd, until the company was taken over by its current owner Prasarana Malaysia.



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