MRT Putrajaya line full operation to commence in March 2023

THE construction works for MRT Putrajaya Line Phase Two from Kampung Batu MRT Station to Putrajaya Sentral MRT Station has been completed and is currently in the operational readiness phase, announced Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp). 

The 38.7km-long section of the Phase Two alignment, which consists of 15 elevated stations and nine underground stations, is expected to be operational in March 2023. 

Earlier this year, the 17.5km-long Putrajaya Line Phase One alignment which features 11 elevated stations from Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu, began serving the public on 16 June 2022. 

A total of 36 stations will serve the 56.2km-long Putrajaya Line when it is fully operational. Passengers will be able to transfer to other existing rail lines at 10 different interchange stations, providing convenience and seamless transfer to their preferred destinations. 

The interchange stations are Kwasa Damansara (with Kajang MRT Line), Sungai Buloh (with KTM), Sri Damansara Timur (with KTM), Kampung Batu (with KTM), Titiwangsa (with Ampang & Sri Petaling LRT Lines, KL Monorail), Ampang Park (with Kelana Jaya LRT Line), Tun Razak Exchange (with Kajang MRT Line), Chan Sow Lin (with Ampang & Sri Petaling LRT Lines), Sungai Besi (with Sri Petaling LRT Line) and Putrajaya Sentral (with ERL and KLIA Transit Lines). 

The Putrajaya Line alignment will be served by 49 train sets. Each train set consists of four cars, with a maximum capacity of 1,200 passengers. The trains are fully automated and driverless. 

Passengers taking the MRT can benefit from the 5,870 parking bays available at 15 stations along the alignment. 

During this operational readiness phase, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd as the operator of the Putrajaya Line is conducting the final trial operations together with the Turnkey Contractor, MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP SSP) Sdn Bhd.  

The final trial operations are instrumental to ensure that all systems and procedures work effectively, especially the integration of systems, operations and operator readiness. 

To date, the testing and commissioning, which includes the 4,000km Fault-Free Run (FFR) test has been completed successfully. It is a crucial test to ensure that the trains are safe and fit for service. 

The exact date for the commencement of Phase Two operation will be announced once the approval process has been finalised with the relevant authorities. – Dec 23, 2022 


Main photo credit: Bernama

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