MRT Putrajaya Line to commence operations in March 2023

THE Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Putrajaya Line Phase 2 from Kampung Batu MRT Station to Putrajaya Sentral MRT Station is expected to be operational in March 2023.

In a statement today, Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) said that the construction of the line has been completed and is in the operational readiness phase.

The 38.7km long section of the Phase 2 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 1 alignment which features 11 elevated stations from Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu, began serving the public on June 16, 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 Keretapi Tanah Melayu [KTM]), Sri Damansara Timur (with KTM), Kampung Batu (with KTM), Titiwangsa (with Ampang and Sri Petaling Light Rapid Transit [LRT] Lines, KL Monorail), Ampang Park (with Kelana Jaya LRT Line), Tun Razak Exchange (with Kajang MRT Line), Chan Sow Lin (with Ampang and Sri Petaling LRT Lines), Sungai Besi (with Sri Petaling LRT Line) and Putrajaya Sentral (with Express Rail Link [ERL] and Kuala Lumpur International Airport [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, it said.

To date, the testing and commissioning, which includes the 4000km 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 2 operation will be announced once the approval process has been finalised with the relevant authorities. — TMR