The 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 and the Kelana Jaya Line.
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.
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 opening allowed commuters to transfer from one line to the other without leaving the system for the first time since the two stations became operational.
|Nearest LRT Station|
|KJ16||Bangsar LRT Station|
|KJ15||KL Sentral LRT Station|
|KJ14||Pasar Seni LRT station|
|KJ13||Masjid Jamek LRT station|
|KJ12||Dang Wangi LRT Station|
|KJ11||Kampung Baru LRT Station|
|KJ10||KLCC LRT Station|
|All Kelana Jaya Line LRT stations|
|Name||Masjid Jamek station (KJ13)|
|Address||Center of Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur.|
|Lines||Kelana Jaya Line, Ampang Line|
|Structure||Elevated (Ampang Line), Undergound (Kelana Jaya Line)|
|Levels||2 (Ampang Line), 3 (Kelana Jaya Line)|
|Platforms||Side platform, island platform|
|Tracks||2 (Ampang Line), 2 (Kelana Jaya Line)|
|Opened||September 1, 1998|
|Owned by||Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad and operated by Rapid KL|
|Reference||Masjid Jamek station on wikipedia|