|Kelana Jaya Line|
4-car Set 76 Innovia Metro 300 train approaching KJ25 Lembah Subang Station
|Native name||LRT Laluan Kelana Jaya|
|Type||Light rapid transit|
|Rolling stock||Bombardier Innovia Metro 200 & 300|
266 carriages; 2-car & 4-car trainsets
Width: 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in)
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft) & 33.7 m (111 ft)
|Daily ridership||259,337 (2019)|
|Ridership||94.658 million (2019)|
|Opened||Phase 1 Kelana Jaya - Pasar Seni|
1 September 1998
Phase 2 Pasar Seni - Gombak
1 June 1999
|Last extension||Kelana Jaya - Putra Heights|
30 June 2016
|Line length||46.4 km (28.8 mi)|
|Character||Mostly elevated |
Subsurface station(s): Sri Rampai
Underground station(s): Ampang Park - Masjid Jamek
|Track gauge||Standard gauge|
|Electrification||Fourth rail 750 V DC - Linear induction motor|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
The LRT Kelana Jaya Line is the fifth rail transit line and the first fully automated and driverless rail system in the Klang Valley area and forms a part of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. Servicing 37 stations, the line has 46.4 km of grade-separated tracks running mostly on underground and elevated guideways. Formerly known as the PUTRA LRT, it is currently operated by Rapid Rail, a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia. The line is named after its former terminus, Kelana Jaya station. The line is numbered and coloured Ruby on the official transit map.
Construction began in 1994, about the same time as construction of the Ampang Line. The tunnels were constructed by Hazama Corporation and Hyundai E&C. Operation commenced on 1 September 1998 between Subang Depot and Pasar Seni, with phase two, Pasar Seni to Terminal Putra, on 1 June 1999.
In 2002, the line carried its 150 millionth passenger, with an average of 160,000 passengers daily. Today, it carries over 250,000 passengers a day and over 350,000 a day during national events.
The line underwent a 17 km extension with construction commencing in early 2010 through to 2016. With 13 new stations to the line, the new terminus is now at Putra Heights, extended from Kelana Jaya, where it meets with the Sri Petaling Line.
The Kelana Jaya Line was known as PUTRA LRT, "PUTRA" standing for Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd (Automatic Light Transit Joint Venture Project), until the company was taken over by its current owner Prasarana Malaysia.
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 lines 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, Sri Rampai lies at ground level, and five stops (Masjid Jamek, Dang Wangi, Kampung Baru, KLCC and Ampang Park) are underground.
The stations, like those of the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines, 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. 22 stations (including two terminal stations and the five subway stations) use a single island platform, while 15 others use 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 island platform at Putra Heights terminal station is shared with the Sri Petaling Line trains bound for Sentul Timur, allowing cross-platform line interchange at the station.
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 on the Kelana Jaya Line are the earliest rapid transit stations in the Klang Valley designed to provide a degree of accessibility for handicapped users. In contrast, handicapped-friendly facilities for the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines were installed beginning in 2012.
The stations have closed-circuit security cameras for security purposes.
|Code||Name||Platform type||Position||Parking bays||Interchange/notes|
|Gombak||Terminus (Island)||Elevated||MSPR: 1,441||
Northern terminus. Formerly known as Terminal Putra.
|Taman Melati||Side||Elevated||Parking by DBKL|
|Wangsa Maju||Island||Elevated||Parking by DBKL|
|Sri Rampai||Side||Subsurface||Not available|
|Jelatek||Side||Elevated||292||Proposed interchange to the MRT Circle Line (shelved).|
|Dato' Keramat||Side||Elevated||Not available|
|Ampang Park||Island||Underground||Not available||Future interchange for the Putrajaya Line.MRT|
|KLCC||Island||Underground||By Suria KLCC and Avenue K management||Pedestrian access to MRT/Monorail Bukit Bintang (KL Monorail and Kajang Line) and Raja Chulan is possible via elevated walkway.|
|Kampung Baru||Island||Underground||Not available|
|Dang Wangi||Island||Underground||Not available||Connecting station to Bukit Nanas for KL Monorail.|
|Masjid Jamek||Island||Underground||Not available||Interchange station to LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines.|
|Pasar Seni||Island||Elevated||Not available||
Interchange station to Kajang Line.MRT
Connecting station to Kuala Lumpur for KTM Seremban Line and Port Klang Line via pedestrian bridge across the Klang River. Bus hub to Puchong, Subang Airport, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Subang Jaya.
|KL Sentral||Side||Elevated||Not available||
Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:
|Bank Rakyat-Bangsar||Side||Elevated||Not available|
|Abdullah Hukum||Side||Elevated||Not available||
Interchange station, without paid area integration, to Port Klang Line.KTM
|KL Gateway-Universiti||Island||Elevated||Not available||RapidKL Bus T789 to Universiti Malaya and T788 to Mid Valley.|
|Taman Jaya||Side||Elevated||Not available|
|Asia Jaya||Island||Elevated||Parking by MBPJ|
|Taman Bahagia||Side||Elevated||Parking by MPSJ|
|Lembah Subang||Side||Elevated||Not available||The station is located on top of the existing Lembah Subang depot reception track ramp.|
|CGC-Glenmarie||Island||Elevated||569||Future interchange wth the Johan Setia Line.LRT|
|Subang Jaya||Island||Elevated||Parking by KTMB|
|USJ7||Island||Elevated||Not available||Interchange station with BRT Sunway Line.|
|Putra Heights||Terminus (Island & Side)||Elevated||452||Southern terminus of both the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and LRT Sri Petaling Line.|
One of the stations on the recently opened extension of Kelana Jaya line in 2016.
The street entrance of the KLCC station
The platform of Masjid Jamek station, one of only five underground stations along the Kelana Jaya line.
The platform of Dang Wangi station
A train of the Kelana Jaya line passing through Asia Jaya
The Universiti station at night. It is one of the elevated stations in the system.
The concourse level of Ampang Park
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 Sri Petaling 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.
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.
In 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.
Construction works on the Kelana Jaya Line and the Sri Petaling Line extension project are targeted to accelerate at the end of March, with commencement of structural works, subject to approval from state government and local authorities.
On 14 April 2016, Prasarana Malaysia confirmed in a media release that the Kelana line extension will be fully operating on 30 June 2016.
The rolling stock, in use since the opening of the line in 1998, consists of 35 Innovia Metro 200 (ART) trains 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 use 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 completely automated and operates without drivers, stopping at 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 technology is essentially identical to that of the Vancouver SkyTrain, which operates in very similar environments.
The interior of the ART, like its Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines' 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. 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 EUR71 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. Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has said in Parliament that the new trains will begin operations by December 2009. However, in July 2009, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced that the four-car trains will only be fully operational by end-2012.
On 30 December 2009, 3 of the 35 new four-car trains entered commercial service. 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.
Starting from June 2016 under the Kuala Lumpur Additional Vehicle programme, the new generation Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 began to be deployed. Each driverless train features a new design for the end caps and curved sidewall structure, with a bigger and more open interior. All trains come in a four-car configuration, with each car accommodating up to 220 passengers. They are equipped with Linear Induction Motor (LIM) propulsion technology which allows for operation on tighter curves, with less noise and greatly reduced wheel and track wear. Low energy consumption is realised through a combination of lightweight aluminium carshells and LIM propulsion system. Furthermore, the vehicle's regenerative braking enables the reuse of energy released during braking. The aisles and walk-through gangways are also wider when compared with the previous fleet. Other than that, the trains are also equipped with 16 cameras onboard each, infotainment LCD screens, dynamic route maps, better air-conditioning and bigger windows. With the new trains, the line can increase its capacity by 20 to 30 per cent.
27 more of these new train sets are being delivered. As of August 2020, three have arrived, with two of them under installation. They were delivered for the first time by air using an Antonov AN124-100, the biggest public cargo plane. The rest of the fleet are to be delivered by ship.
The Kelana Jaya Line fleet consisted of the following models:
|Innovia Series||Number built||Formation||Manufacturers||Notes|
|INNOVIA ART 200||35 trainsets||2-cars||Bombardier Transportation||In operation since 1998. Being refurbished starting 2014 into 12 trainsets of 2-cars and 11 trainsets of 4-cars (leaving one trainset unrefurbished).|
|35 trainsets||4-cars||In operation since 2009.|
|INNOVIA Metro 300||14 trainsets||In operation since February 2017.|
|27 trainsets||On order. The final delivery is completed in 2022.|
The old RM10 banknote of the 1996 series featured an image of the 2-car Bombardier Innovia ART 200 Kelana Jaya Line train.
Below are the list of the Bombardier Innovia 200 refurbished 2-car set or known as MLR (Mid Life Refurbishment).
|Set No.||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 02||200||In operation||Refurbished 2-car|
|Set 03||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 04||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 05||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 06||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 08||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 09||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 10||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 11||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 12||200||In operation||2-car|
Below are the list of the original Bombardier Innovia 200 2-car set livery.
|Set No.||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 07||200||Permanently grounded||2-car|
|Set 13||200||Permanently grounded||2-car|
|Set 14||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 17||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 18||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 19||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 20||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 21||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 23||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 24||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 25||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 28||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 30||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 32||200||In operation||2-car|
|Set 33||200||In operation||2-car|
Below are the list of Innovia 200 4-car original set.
|Set No.||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 36||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 37||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 38||200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 39||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 40||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 41||200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 42||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 43||200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 44||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 45||200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 46||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 47||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 48||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 49||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 50||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 51||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 52||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 53||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 54||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 55||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 56||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 57||200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 58||200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 59||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 60||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 61||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 62||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 63||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 64||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 65||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 66||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 67||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 68||200||Temporarily grounded||4-car|
|Set 69||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 70||200||In operation||4-car|
Below are the list of the newer Innovia 300 4-car set or as known as KLAV.
|Set No.||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 72||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 73||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 74||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 75||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 76||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 77||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 78||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 79||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 80||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 81||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 82||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 83||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 84||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 85||300||In operation||4-car|
|Set 92||300||Under construction||4-car|
|Set 93||300||Under construction||4-car|
Below are the prototype of the four-car refurbished, combining two sets of two-car together into one.
|Set No. (Combination)||Innovia Series||Status||Car Configuration|
|Set 87 (22+27)||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 88 (01+16)||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 89||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 90||200||In operation||4-car|
|Set 91||200||Under testing||4-car|
|Kelana Jaya Line Ridership|