Concept designs for KL-HSR stations in Malaysia unveiled

by ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN/FILE PIX

MYHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd has unveiled the concept designs for all seven stations for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) in Malaysia.

The architectural sketch for the Bandar Malaysia, Bangi-Putrajaya, Seremban, Melaka, Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Puteri stations was revealed at the “MyStations-Transforming Malaysia” event in Kuala Lumpur earlier today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak said it was important that every station design retained strong reflections of Malaysia’s identity and heritage whilst remaining modern and futuristic.

“Extensive research and substantial efforts have been put into each of the HSR designs to ensure a dynamic reflection of Malaysia’s rich heritage and cultural diversity.

“The design team took the approach of a journey (MYJourney) and touched on seven central themes namely MYGateway, MYPeople, MYVision, MYHeritage, MYFuture, MYCulture and MYEncounter, applying them to the seven stations along the route,” Najib said in his speech.

Najib also announced a plan for an integrated development of the surrounding areas, dubbed as Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).

“Beyond revolutionising connectivity between two of Southeast Asia’s major economic forces, the KL-HSR will fundamentally merge the cities, which stand to gain from the agglomerated network of larger market demand, wider talent pool, infrastructure and clusters of business opportunities,” Najib said.

Additionally, the event witnessed the signing of the commemorative 0-0 Ground Control Point (GCP) plaque, which will be installed at the first order monument in Bandar Malaysia.

The plaque will form part of the GCP network used to survey works to develop a new coordinate reference system for the cross-border project.

This ensures accuracy of locations and points along the HSR corridor for the purposes of identifying specific areas for land acquisition and construction.

“The unveiling of the HSR station designs and the signing of the commemorative plaque at today’s event are important milestones for the project.

“However, we still have a lot more to do. We will begin the Public Inspection exercise in November to simultaneously gather public feedback on the project in all locations along the alignment,” MyHSR Corp CEO Datuk Mohd Nur Ismail Mohamed Kamal said.

The assessment will commence from Nov 1, 2017, at key locations in Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor for a duration of three months.

It serves as a channel for the public to share their feedback, suggestions or raise any concerns regarding the project and the proposed alignment.