Three MRT stations will be closed this weekend (Nov 17-18)


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018

PETALING JAYA: Three MRT stations along the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya line (SSP) will be closed on Nov 17 and 18 as migration works will be carried out over the weekend.

In a statement Wednesday (Nov 14), Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) said as the SSP line has reached 37% completion, migration works on the section of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line (SBK) to connect to the SSP line will start.

It said migration works will begin at the section of the line between Kwasa Damansara station and the Sungai Buloh MRT station, including the Kampung Selamat MRT station which is slated to become part of the SSP line.

“As a result of these works, Kwasa Damansara, Kampung Selamat, and Sungai Buloh MRT stations will be closed during the weekend of Nov 17 and 18,” it said.

It added that during the closure of those MRT stations, the SBK line trains will terminate at the Kwasa Sentral station and will then turn back to Kajang.

As a result of these closures, free replacement shuttle bus services will operate between Kwasa Sentral station and the Sungai Buloh station, said chief operating officer of MRT SBK Line, Azmi Mohd Zain.

“The shuttle bus service will also stop at entrances A and B of the Kampung Selamat station,” he said.

Azmi added that the free replacement shuttle buses will operate every seven and 15 minutes.

However, he said that the Kwasa Damansara station will not be served by the free replacement bus service as there were no residential houses or commercial activity around the station.

“All passengers using the Kwasa Damansara station are either park-and-ride users or are dropped off by private vehicles, taxis or e-hailing services.

“During the closures, these passengers are advised to be dropped off or to park at Kwasa Sentral or the Sungai Buloh station,” he said.

Azmi also said that normal feeder bus services running from Kwasa Sentral, Kampung Selamat and Sungai Buloh stations will operate, including the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Bhd services at the Sungai Buloh station.

MRT Corp electrical and mechanical system works director for the SSP line Abdul Hamid Abdillah said the Kwasa Damansara station will be the terminal station for the SBK and the SSP lines in the future.

He added that if the migration works have to continue beyond this planned closure period, MRT Corp and Rapid Rail have already drawn up a contingency plan to operate replacement buses to the affected stations.

For more information on the closure, the public can visit RapidKL's website www.rapidkl.com.my, its Twitter and Facebook pages or call its hotline at 03-78852585.