Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT Line

MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line

MRT SBK trainset at Phileo Damansara

Native name Laluan MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang
Type Rapid transit
System KVMRT Line 1 (MRT1) - Cityflo 650 CBTC
Status Phase 1: Under testing
Phase 2: Under construction
Termini Sungai Buloh
Stations 31 + 3 reserved stations
Services Sungai BulohSemantan (Dec 2016)
Sungai Buloh - Kajang (Jul 2017)
Daily ridership 400,000 daily (expected)
Line number  9  (green)
Planned opening Phase 1: 16 Dec 2016 [1]
Sungai Buloh - Semantan
Phase 2: Jul 2017
Semantan - Kajang
Owner Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd
Operator(s) Prasarana Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd
Conduction system Automated and driverless
Depot(s) Sungai Buloh Depot and Kajang Depot
Rolling stock 58 Siemens Inspiro four-car trains
Rolling stocks formation
Line length 51 km (32 mi)
Elevated: 41.5 km (25.8 mi)
Underground: 9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rail, 750 VDC
Route map
Greater KL / Klang Valley Integrated Transit Map
Source: SPAD as at September 2016

The MRT1 (initial name) or MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line (interim name) or MRT SBK Line (shortform name) is a new rapid transit line under construction in Klang Valley and the first of three planned lines in the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project.

When completed, the line will be one of the components of the Klang Valley Public Transport System.


SBK14 Semantan station platform

The MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line is the first of the three planned Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit lines to be constructed, with estimated contract value of MYR36 billion.[2]

The line starts from Sungai Buloh which is located to the north-west of Kuala Lumpur, runs through the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, and ends in Kajang, a fast developing town located to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur. The line serves a corridor with an estimated population of 1.2 million people.[2]

Phase One of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line from Sungai Buloh to Semantan will become operational by the end of 2016 while Phase Two from Semantan to Kajang will become operational by July 2017, allowing trains to serve the entire line.[2]

Announced in 2006, the line was initially planned as a LRT at 43 km in length, linking the densely populated areas of Damansara in the northwest and Cheras in the southeast, through the central business district of Kuala Lumpur city.The government then decided to extend the alignment at both ends to Sungai Buloh and Kajang respectively, adding 8 km to the line for a total of 51 km. In addition, the line was changed to an MRT system, with higher capacity trains.[3]

The line will be operated by a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd when construction is completed.[4]

Line information


The first MRT Line covers a span of 51 kilometres from Sungai Buloh to the Kajang, passing the Kuala Lumpur city centre where the alignment goes underground. The line will be serving a corridor with 1.2 million residents within the Klang Valley region from north-west to the south-west of Kuala Lumpur. According to MRT Corp, the four-car train sets with the capacity of 1,200 passengers will be in place to serve some 400,000 passengers per day, with a headway of 3.5 minutes.[5]

Amendments after public display

After the MRT project was formally launched on 8 July 2011, the following amendments have been made to the original proposed alignment following the public display exercise between March and May 2011:[6]-


There will be 31 stations along the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line with 7 stations located at the designated underground railway system for a distance of 9.5 kilometres.[5] Route Map[8]

The stations announced by MRT Corp on its official website are listed as below in order.[9] All the station names are interim and subject to change.

Code Final Name Working Name Platform type Position Park n Ride Interchange/Notes
Stage 1 Opening Dec-2016
 SBK01 Sungai BulohSungai BulohIslandElevatedConnecting station to  KA08  Sungai Buloh. Exit paid area station to Port Klang Line, KTM ETS and KTM Intercity services.

Once the Integrated Cashless Payment System (ICPS) to be implemented by July 2017, the ICPS solution will provide commuters with a single integrated journey fare through out different rail system by zone charge. Currently, commuters will be charged multiple fare journey if using the connecting stations. This method of out of station or exit paid area has been common in the Malaysian train fare system since 1995.

 SBK02 Kampung SelamatKampung Baru Sungai Buloh Side Elevated
 SBK03 RRI Side ElevatedReserved station
 SBK04 Kwasa DamansaraKota DamansaraStacked island
cross-platform interchange
ElevatedKwasa Damansara is built as an elevated station that is part of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line at Sungai Buloh area, and serves as cross-platform interchange station between the two lines. Google Maps. When the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line operations commence in 2021, the service will begin from Kwasa Damansara Station. This brings the total no. of stations for the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line to 39 including Kwasa Damansara, Kampung Selamat and Sungai Buloh station which are being built under the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. Therefore, the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line will also begin from Kwasa Damansara station. This will reduce the number of stations for the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line from 31 to 29 stations excluding 2 reserved stations.
 SBK05 Kwasa SentralTaman Industri Sungai BulohSide Elevated
 SBK06 Teknologi Side ElevatedReserved station
 SBK07 Kota DamansaraPJU5Side Elevated Construction nearby SEGi University Kota Damansara.
 SBK08 SurianDataran SunwaySideElevatedConstruction nearby Sunway Giza shopping centre.
 SBK09 Mutiara DamansaraThe CurveSide ElevatedConstruction nearby The Curve shopping centre & IKEA Mutiara Damansara.
 SBK10  BK1 Bandar Utama1 UtamaSide ElevatedInterchange station to proposed LRT3 - Bandar Utama-Klang Line towards Johan Setia. Constructed beside Sri Pentas nearby 1 Utama shopping centre.
 SBK11 Taman Tun Dr IsmailTTDISide Elevated
 SBK12 Phileo DamansaraSeksyen 16Island Elevated
 SBK13 Pusat Bandar DamansaraPusat Bandar DamansaraSide Elevated
 SBK14 SemantanSemantanSide Elevated
Stage 2 Opening Jul-2017
 SBK15 Muzium NegaraKL SentralIsland UndergroundConnecting station to Seremban Line, Port Klang Line, Kelana Jaya Line, KLIA Ekspres, KLIA Transit and KL Monorail. The station is located near the National Museum (Muzium Negara) and linked to the KL Sentral transport hub by 600 meter pedestrian walkway.
Theme: Transition, History of Kuala Lumpur's Public Transportation
 SBK16  KJ14 Pasar SeniPasar SeniIsland UndergroundInterchange station to Kelana Jaya Line. Walking distance to Pos Malaysia Berhad building and Kuala Lumpur railway station for Seremban Line and Port Klang Line. There also bus hubs above this station that connects buses from Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya. Connecting to the Central Market (Pasar Seni). Construction next to Pasar Seni LRT Station.
Theme: Confluence Between Two Rivers
 SBK17 MerdekaMerdekaIsland UndergroundConnecting station to Sri Petaling Line via linkway to  SP8  Plaza Rakyat station.[10] Located nearby a proposed skyscraper named Warisan Merdeka, the future tallest building in Malaysia, and also the historic Stadium Merdeka.
Theme: Independence, Spirit of Nationhood
 SBK18  MR6 Bukit BintangBukit Bintang CentralSplit UndergroundInterchange station linkway to KL Monorail at (Bukit Bintang station).[11] An underground pedestrian walkway will also be built to connect some iconic building in the region including Pavilion KL, Starhill Gallery and Fahrenheit 88 shopping malls.[12]
Theme: Dynamic
 SBK19  SSP23 Tun Razak ExchangePasar RakyatStacked island
cross-platform interchange
UndergroundLocated nearby the proposed Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD)[13]
Provisions for cross-platform interchange with Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line.
Theme: Islamic Corporate
 SBK20 CochraneCochraneIsland UndergroundNearby IKEA Cheras. Pedestrian link to up-coming Sunway Velocity.
Theme: Urban Living
 SBK21  AG3 MaluriMaluriIsland UndergroundInterchange station to Ampang Line. Pedestrian links to AEON Taman Maluri as well as up-coming Sunway Velocity.
Theme: New Generation
 SBK22 Taman PertamaTaman Bukit RiaSideElevated
 SBK23 Taman MidahTaman Bukit MewahSideElevated
 SBK24 Taman MutiaraLeisure MallSideElevatedLocated nearby Cheras Leisure Mall shopping centre.
 SBK25 Taman ConnaughtPlaza PhoenixSideElevated
Located opposite Cheras Sentral shopping centre.
 SBK26 Taman SuntexTaman SuntexIslandElevated
 SBK27 Sri RayaTaman CuepacsSideElevated
 SBK28 Bandar Tun Hussein OnnBandar Tun Hussein OnnSideElevated
 SBK29 Batu 11 Cheras1. Balakong
2. Bukit Dukung
 SBK30 Bukit Dukung1. Taman Koperasi
2. Taman Koperasi Cuepacs
 SBK31 Sungai Jernih1. Saujana Impian
2. Sungai Kantan
 SBK32 Stadium KajangBandar KajangSideElevated
 SBK33 KajangKajangTerminusElevatedConnecting station to  KB06  Kajang. Exit paid area station to Seremban Line.

Rolling stock

Siemens Inspiro rolling stock designed by BMW Group Designworks

The rolling stock will be provided by Siemens/CSR Nanjing Puzhen with a partnership with SMH Rail Consortium Sdn Bhd. The trains will be driverless with a capacity of 1,200 passengers in a 4-car trainsets formation. The rolling stock of Siemens Inspiro will be supplied same as the current model for Warsaw Metro M1 trainsets.[14]

Car length (over coupler): 18.6 m to 20.1 m

Number of passenger doors per car side / door width: 4 / 1400 mm

Traction power supply: 750 VDC, 3rd rail

The 4-car trainsets will be maintained at 2 purpose built facilities, Sungai Buloh and Kajang depots, located nearby Kwasa Damansara and Sungai Jernih stations respectively.[15]



See also


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  7. Achariam, Noel (30 May 2011). "Proposed TTDI MRT station shifted". New Straits Times. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  8. "Route Map". MRT Corp. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  14. MRT Corp. "MRT CORP AWARDS RM3.474 BILLION WORTH OF CONTRACTS" (PDF). MRT Corp. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  15. Progress Report (PDF). MRT Corp. 2012. p. 13.
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  23. "RM6-7 billion for LRT extensions". TheEdgeDaily. 14 September 2009.
  24. "Additional routes for Cheras-Kota Damansara line". TheEdgeDaily. 9 April 2010.
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  26. "LRT, MRT, what's next? Bullet Train?". The Edge (OSK). 7 June 2010.
  27. "RM30b MRT plan". The New Straits Times. 8 June 2010.
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  29. Loo Foon Fong (18 December 2010). The Star Missing or empty |title= (help)
  30. Loh Foon Fong (19 December 2010). "RM36b MRT project to be broken down to nine parcels for open tender". The Star.
  31. Chooi, Clara. "Najib launches MRT project at glitzy do". Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
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  35. "MRT project moves into active construction phase". The Star. 2 August 2012.
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