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Masjid Jamek LRT station is a rapid transit station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the interchange station between two of RapidKL's light rail transit (LRT) lines, namely the Ampang Line (formerly STAR LRT) and the Kelana Jaya Line (PUTRA LRT). The station is situated near, and named after the Masjid Jamek in central Kuala Lumpur.
Despite being called an interchange station, up until 28 November 2011, there were effectively two Masjid Jamek stations in operational terms. An elevated Masjid Jamek station served the Ampang Line while an underground Masjid Jamek station served the Kelana Jaya Line, each having their own ticketting systems which were not integrated with each other's. Commuters had to exit one system, purchase a new ticket before entering the other system if they wanted to transfer from one line to the other.
Prior to 2006 when a plaza was built above the Klang River linking the stations, Ampang Line's Masjid Jamek station and Kelana Jaya Line's Masjid Jamek station were two physically separate buildings. There were limited pedestrian walkways between the two stations resulting in commuters having to be exposed to the sun and rain, and even having to cross the busy Jalan Tun Perak, just to change from one line to the other.
On 28 November 2011, the fare gates which kept the two systems separated were removed and the plaza which physically linked the two stations became part of the "paid (or restricted) zone" of a physically integrated Masjid Jamek Station. This allowed commuters to transfer from one line to the other without leaving the system for the first time since the two stations became operational.
Opened on December 16, 1996 as part of the first phase of the then STAR system (Phase 1), the Ampang Line station was constructed directly above a bridge along Jalan Tun Perak that crosses the Klang River shortly before the Klang River-Gombak River confluence: Its elevated tracks and side platforms are suspended above Jalan Tun Perak, while the ticketing concourses are located over the Klang River, at street level.
The station, similar to surface-level stations from the Chan Sow Lin-Ampang line, has one ticketing concourse for each of the two platforms. The two concourses and their exits are located on both sides of Jalan Tun Perak, and are not integrated with each other. The northern concourse and platform is designated for trains bound for either the Ampang and Sri Petaling stations, while the southern concourse and platform are designated for trains bound for the Sentul Timur station at the northern end of the line.
Masjid Jamek LRT stations is accessible via the following rapidKL buses:-
|BET7||Lebuh Ampang - Sri Nilam Apartment - Lebuh Ampng|
|B115||Terminal Jalan Sultan Mohamad - Kompleks Kerajaan Jalan Duta - Terminal Jalan Sultan Mohamad (Mondays to Fridays only)|
|U1||Medan Pasar - Pinggiran Batu Caves via Jalan Gombak - Medan Pasar|
|U2||Medan Pasar - Taman Greenwood via Jalan Sentul - Medan Pasar|
|U3||Medan Pasar - Bandar Baru Selayang - Medan Pasar|
|U4||Medan Pasar - Desa Aman Puri - Medan Pasar|
|U5||Lebuh Ampang - Taman Melati LRT via Jalan Gombak - Lebuh Ampang|
|U6||Medan Pasar - Taman Jasa Utama via Taman Batu Muda - Medan Pasar|
|U7||Bangkok Bank - Segambut Dalam / Desa Sri Hartamas - Bangkok Bank|
|U8||Medan Pasar - Damansara Damai - Medan Pasar|
|U10||Medan Pasar - Pinggiran Batu Caves via Jalan Sentul - Medan Pasar|
|U11||Medan Pasar - Taman Sri Sinar - Medan Pasar|
|U12||Lebuh Ampang - Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) via Jalan Sentul - Lebuh Ampang|
|U13||Medan Pasar - Taman Ehsan - Medan Pasar|
|U14||Bangkok Bank - Taman Sri Segambut via Jinjang Selatan - Bangkok Bank|
|U20||Titiwangsa - Taman Melawati via Jalan Genting Klang - Titiwangsa|
|U22||Sri Nilam Apartment - Terminal Jalan Sultan Mohamad (Terminal Jalan Sultan Mohamad bound only)|
|U23||Sogo via AIA - Taman Melawati via Jalan Enggang - Sogo via AIA|
|U25||Lebuh Ampang - Section 10 Wangsa Maju via Jalan Usahawan - Lebuh Ampang|
|U26||Taman Bukit Indah - Terminal Jalan Sultan Mohamad via Ampang Jaya (Terminal Jalan Sultan Mohamad bound only)|
|U28||Lebuh Ampang - Taman Mulia Jaya via Kampung Lembah Jaya - Lebuh Ampang|
|U29||Lebuh Ampang - Taman Mulia Jaya via Kampung Baru Ampang - Lebuh Ampang|
|U30||Lebuh Ampang - Pandan Mewah via Sri Nilam Apartment - Lebuh Ampang|
|U33||Lebuh Ampang - Taman Ayer Panas via Kampung Baru - Lebuh Ampang|
|U209||Medan Pasar - Taman Intan Baiduri - Medan Pasar|
|U222||Medan Pasar - Jinjang Utara / Taman Beringin - Medan Pasar|
|U224||Taman Dato Senu - Terminal Jalan Sultan Mohamad via Jalan Sentul (Terminal Jalan Sultan Mohamad bound only)|
|Address||Center of Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur.|
|Lines||Ampang Line (1996 to present)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||December 16, 1996|
|Owned by||Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad and operated by Rapid KL|
|Reference||Masjid Jamek station on wikipedia|