Hidden Gems
Grace Lim | 11 Aug 2017 00:00
The new MRT stations have been carefully designed.

When the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) project was formally launched mid-2011, there was a collective sigh of relief as it meant better access to hard-to-reach areas. Three lines were proposed, and the first MRT line to be given the green light was the 51km Sungai Buloh–Kajang line that would be launched in two phases.

The first phase from Sungai Buloh to Semantan opened in December last year. Last month, the second phase linking Semantan to Kajang became operational. Out of the 19 stations along this line, seven are underground. But what makes them even more appealing is the design of stations, each with a specific theme.

Eschewing the uninspiring, homogenous look of the past, these new stations possess an energy befitting a bustling modern city. It is no coincidence either that they are located in various hotspots in the city with the heaviest human traffic.

MMC Gamuda KVMRT worked with Veritas Architects and NEUformation Architects on this ambitious project. Veritas designed four stations, namely Muzium Negara, Pasar Seni, Merdeka, and Bukit Bintang, while NEUformation took care of Tun Razak Exchange, Cochrane and Maluri.


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