Sungai Buloh railway station

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 KA08   SBK01 
Sungai Buloh
rail transit station
SungaiBulohStationSignboard.jpg
Sungai Buloh station's new signboard at entrance B.
Other names سوڠاي بولوه (Jawi)
双溪毛糯 (Chinese)
சுங்கை பூலோ (Tamil)
Location Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
Coordinates 3°12′22″N 101°34′49″E / 3.20611°N 101.58028°E / 3.20611; 101.58028Coordinates: 3°12′22″N 101°34′49″E / 3.20611°N 101.58028°E / 3.20611; 101.58028
Owned by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd/Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Line(s)  2  Port Klang Line
 9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line
 12  Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya Line Under construction, opening July 2022
Platforms 2 side platform (Port Klang Line)
1 island platform (Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line)
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type  KA08   SBK01  Elevated
Parking Available with payment. 1236 parking bays, 258 motorcycle bays.
Bicycle facilities Available. 30 bicycle bays.
Other information
Station code  KA08   SBK01 
History
Opened

 KA08  1892

 SBK01  16 December 2016
Rebuilt  KA08  2016
Electrified  KA08  1995
Services
Preceding station   KTM Komuter   Following station
towards Tanjung Malim
Port Klang Line
towards Port Klang
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (ETS)
towards Padang Besar
ETS Transit
towards Gemas
Rapid KL
TerminusSungai Buloh-Kajang Line
towards Kajang
Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya MRT Line
(under construction)
towards Putrajaya Sentral (under construction)

The Sungai Buloh railway station is a railway station serving the suburb of Sungai Buloh in Selangor, Malaysia, which is located to the northwest of Kuala Lumpur.

It is an interchange station, with one section catering to the KTM Komuter and KTM ETS services, and another section for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. There is however no paid-area-to-paid-area integration as the two services use different ticketing systems. The newly built integrated station was opened on 16 December 2016 together with the opening of the first phase of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.[1]

The station is currently the northern terminus of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. When the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line begins operations, expected in 2021, this station will become part of the line and no longer a station on the former as both services will terminate at Kwasa Damansara MRT station.[2]

Station Features[edit]

The common concourse of the Sungai Buloh KTM and MRT Station, with the fare gates to the KTM section on the left and the MRT gates to the right at the far end.

Station location[edit]

The Sungai Buloh station is a three-level elevated station which is located north of Jalan Kuala Selangor near the intersection with Jalan Sungai Buloh, and also Jalan Hospital. The station is located at the same location as the former Sungai Buloh railway station, of which part of the structure is still being used and integrated with the new station.

The integrated station was constructed as part of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and opened together with the opening of Phase One of the line on 16 December 2016.[3]

KTM and MRT common concourse[edit]

The station has a common elevated concourse shared by the MRT and the KTM. The ticket vending machines and ticketing offices for both services, as well as two retail outlets are located at this common concourse. The concourse was constructed over the four KTM tracks.

From this common concourse, stairs, escalators and lifts descend from within the KTM paid area beyond the faregates to the two at-grade side platforms which were the existing platforms of the previous KTM station. Similarly beyond the MRT faregates, stairs, escalators and lifts bring passengers up to the MRT councourse level and the a further level up to the single island platform of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.

The paid areas for both services however are not connected and there is no paid-area-to-paid-area integration. This is because the KTM and MRT use different ticketing systems.

Station layout[edit]

L3 MRT platform
level
Platform 1 Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line  9  towards Kajang  SBK35 
Island platform
Platform 2 Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line  9  Terminus
L2 MRT concourse Toilets, MRT station machinery rooms
L1 Common concourse KTM faregates, MRT faregates, Ticketing Machines for MRT and KTM, Customer Service Office for MRT and KTM, Station Control for MRT and KTM, Shops, Entrance B pedestrian bridge to both sides of Jalan Kuala Selangor
G KTM platform area Side platform
Platform 1 Port Klang Line  2  towards Port Klang  KD19 
Platform 2 Port Klang Line  2  towards Tanjung Malim  KA16 
Side platform
Street side area Entrance A, Feeder Bus Terminal, taxi lay-by, kiss and ride lay-by, staff parking, walkway to multi-storey park and ride building

Exits and entrances[edit]

The station has two entrances. The main entrance is Entrance A which has escalators, stairs and lifts rising from at-grade level to the common concourse, serving both MRT and KTM users. The other entrance is Entrance B) is located at the south side of the common concourse and is linked to a staircase down to both sides of Jalan Kuala Selangor.

Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line station
Entrance Location Destination Picture
A Dedicated station road from Jalan Hospital and Jalan Kusta Feeder bus terminal, taxi and private vehicle lay-by, multi storey park and ride, Masjid Jamek Pekan Sungai Buloh, Kampung Masjid, SJK(T) Saraswathy SungaiBulohStationSignboard.jpg
B Access via pedestrian bridge from Jalan Kuala Selangor Trunk bus stop, taxi lay-by Sungai Buloh Station Entrance B 1.jpg

Train services[edit]

The MRT SBK Sungai Buloh station platform.
A KTM Class 92 arriving at the KTM Komuter platform.

The Sungai Buloh station is served by the following train services:

When Phase One operations for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line begin, expected to be in 2021, this station will become part of this line. It will cease to be part of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and no longer be the northern terminus of the line because Kwasa Damansara station will become the first station for both the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line.[4]

Bus Services[edit]

Trunk Bus Services[edit]

Trunk bus services do not enter the station area but stop at bus stops along Jalan Kuala Selangor. From these bus stops, access to the station is via the overhead pedestrian bridge to Entrance B of the station.

Route No. Origin Desitination Via
Selangor Omnibus Service
100 Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur
( AG7  SP7  KJ13  LRT Masjid Jamek)
Kuala Selangor
101 Bandar Saujana Utama  SBK01  Sungai Buloh station
107 Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur Bestari Jaya (Batang Berjuntai) Ijok

Feeder Bus Services[edit]

The MRT feeder buses at Sungai Buloh railway station.

With the opening of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line, feeder buses also began operating linking the station with several housing areas and villages in and near Sungai Buloh. The feeder buses operate from the station's feeder bus hub accessed via Entrance A of the station.[5]

Route No. Origin Desitination Via
T100[6]  SBK01  Sungai Buloh station Hospital Sungai Buloh
UiTM Sungai Buloh
Jalan Hospital
Hospital Sungai Buloh
UiTM Sungai Buloh
T101[7]  SBK01  Sungai Buloh station Bukit Rahman Putra Jalan Hospital
Jalan Kusta
Kampung Melayu Sungai Buloh
Persiaran Bukit Rahman 3
Persiaran Bukit Rahman Putra 1
Jalan Besar Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh
Jalan Kuala Selangor
T102[8]  SBK01  Sungai Buloh station Kampung Paya Jaras
Kubu Gajah
Aman Suria
Jalan Kuala Selangor
Jalan Paya Jaras Tengah
Jalan Kubu Gajah
T103[9]  SBK01  Sungai Buloh station Damansara Damai Jalan Kuala Selangor
Jalan PJU 10/1
T105[10]  SBK01  Sungai Buloh station Matang Pagar Jalan Kusta
Jalan Kampung Melayu Sungai Buloh
Jalan Matang Pagar
Jalan SP 4
Jalan SP 17

Park and ride facility[edit]

As part of the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line, a six-storey multi-storey park and ride facility was also constructed at this station. The facility has about 1,200 parking bays. The parking charge is RM4.30 per day and can only be paid by using Touch 'n Go cards.[11]

History[edit]

First station[edit]

The first Sungai Buloh railway station opened in 1892 when the section of the main railway line, now the KTM West Coast Line between Batu Junction and Rawang was opened.

KTM Komuter station[edit]

The old railway station being dismantled.

The station underwent refurbishment as part of the Klang Valley Electrification and Double Tracking Project which saw the station becoming one of the stations of the KTM Komuter service in 1995. The station was originally on the Rawang-Seremban Line until 2016 when a revamp of the KTM Komuter service saw the station serving the Port Klang Line with trains running between Tanjung Malim and Port Klang.

The station had four tracks, with two side platforms serving the two outer tracks. A pedestrian overhead bridge, which later had lifts to make the bridge disabled friendly, linked to the two platforms. The main entrance together with the main station building was located on the south-bound platform.

Integrated interchange station[edit]

When construction of the Klang Valley MRT Project began in 2010, the MRT Station was designed to be one of four interchange stations between the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and the Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway network. The other interchange stations are Muzium Negara (to KL Sentral), Pasar Seni (to the old Kuala Lumpur station) and Kajang station.

The Sungai Buloh KTM Station was already in existence at the location and the new MRT station was constructed next to it, occupying what was previously the at-grade open air car park. The MRT section and common concourse of the station, which is partially over KTM tracks, was built while the KTM station remained in operations throughout the construction period.

With the completion and opening of the new integrated station, the KTM station structure was dismantled. The KTM ticketing office and other offices were relocated from the original station to the common concourse. Only the original platforms were retained although access two then were redesigned to enable access to the common platforms, instead of to the previous at-grade exit on the northern platform.

The KTM tracks were not modified for the renovation.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

 KJ28   KD09  Subang Jaya LRT/KTM station and  SBK35   KB06  Kajang MRT/KTM station, designed in a similar fashion to the Sungai Buloh MRT station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prime Minister Launches Phase One of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line" (PDF). Klang Valley MRT Project. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Project information from "Route Map". mymrt.com.my. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 June 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Stations List". Klang Valley MRT Project. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "MYMRT | MRT Corp - Official webpage for the Klang Valley My Rapid Transit". www.mymrt.com.my. Archived from the original on 2017-06-27. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Feeder Bus Routes". Klang Valley MRT Project. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  6. ^ RapidKL Route T100
  7. ^ RapidKL Route T101
  8. ^ RapidKL Route 102
  9. ^ RapidKL Route T103
  10. ^ RapidKL Route T105
  11. ^ "Park and Ride Information". Klang Valley MRT Project. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

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