Prasarana: Ampang Line LRT extension Phase 1 on track for October launch

The first phase of the project would extend the existing Ampang Line to four new stations — Awan Besar, Alam Sutera, Muhibbah and Kinrara BK5. — File pic
The first phase of the project would extend the existing Ampang Line to four new stations — Awan Besar, Alam Sutera, Muhibbah and Kinrara BK5. — File pic

KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — The light railway transit (LRT) line extension project for Ampang Line is on track and the first phase is scheduled to be operational by the end of October 2015.

In a statement today, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd said the second set of the eight new six-car light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Ampang Line arrived today and had been transported to the Ampang LRT depot for inspection before undergoing testing and commissioning.

The first phase of the project would extend the existing Ampang Line to four new stations — Awan Besar, Alam Sutera, Muhibbah and Kinrara BK5.

“We are on track to have the first eight of the contracted 50 sets of six-car trains for operations in October," said Prasarana Malaysia Bhd Group Director for Project Development, Datuk Ir Zohari Sulaiman.

Zohari said the third and fourth set of six-car LRVs were scheduled for arrival at the same time next month.

The Ampang Line Extension starts from Sri Petaling Station and passes through Kinrara, Puchong and ends at Putra Heights.

The extension is 18.1km long with 11 new stations.

Combined with the existing line, the total length of Ampang Line after the completion of the LRT Line Extension Project will be 45.1km. — Bernama

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