Location of Masjid Jamek station

RapidKL Ampang Line LRT - Masjid Jamek station
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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.

Ampang Line station

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:-

Bus No Route
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)

Masjid Jamek station statistics

Address Center of Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur.
Lines Ampang Line (1996 to present)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Not Available
Opened December 16, 1996
Owned by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad and operated by Rapid KL
Reference Masjid Jamek station on wikipedia

 

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