The Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter station is a train station located along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, part of Damansara Road. The station is located closely to the similarly designed Railway Administration Building, the National Mosque and Dayabumi Complex.
The Kuala Lumpur KTM station is notable for its architecture, adopting a mixture of Eastern and Western designs and presenting a mixture of Western and Mughal similar to Moorish Revival or Indo-Saracenic architecture.
Overview and facilities
The station consisting of two side platforms – platforms 1 and 4 – on both sides and one island platform – platforms 2 and 3 – in between.
In 1986, the station was more extensively refurbished, with the interior and relevant windows replaced with modern counterparts while the exterior was repaired and preserved.
|Ticket Vending Machine||Touch N Go Lane|
Also, additional facilities and buildings were added, including air-conditioned waiting halls, tourism information counters and snack bars.
The design of the extended platform for the 1986 refurbishment of the station took a more modernist approach, consisting simply of large concrete pillars supporting a latticed roof and a ticket office on concrete slabs at the north end.
White walls and arches that serve as decorations to the extension mimic design cues from both the old station and the Dayabumi complex. The new extension is also connected to Dayabumi via an elevated walkway.
The refurbishment saw an additional extension built on the south wing of the building, sporting “Raj” stylings that dominates much of the building.
There was also the addition of a frontal facade for the north wing that sports similar architectural elements, masking hints of Western designs from the front.
These changes resulted in the building sporting two additional chhatris, two on the corner of each wing, alongside the original four.
When KTM Komuter services were launched in 1995, ticket counters and faregates that are common features with other KTM Komuter stations were added to the station.
|Name||Kuala Lumpur station (KA02)|
|Address||Stesen KTMB Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin 50621 Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur|
|Hours||6.30 am – 9.30 pm|
|Website||Kuala Lumpur (KTM Komuter) on wikipedia|
|Opened||1886, Rebuilt 1910, Electrified 1995|
|Statistics||2 side platforms and 1 island platform, 4 Tracks|
|Lines||Rawang-Seremban Route and Sentul-Port Klang Route (KTM Komuter), 1995 to present
North-South Line and KL Sentral-Ipoh Route (KTM Intercity)
Location of Kuala Lumpur KTM Station
The station is located along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, part of Jalan Damansara. It is located closely to the similarly designed Railway Administration Building, National Mosque and Dayabumi Complex. The Pasar Seni LRT station and Pasar Seni MRT station are located 400 metres away, across the Klang River.
KTM Komuter’s integrations with other rail systems
The KTM Komuter network consists of two lines namely the Port Klang line and Seremban line. It covers more than 280km length of rail network that has 59 stations. The following diagram shows how the KTM Komuter stations integrate with other rail systems to complete the Greater KL / Klang Valley Integrated Transit System.
|KTM Komuter Route Map|
|Putra ⇄ AG4 SP4|
|Bank Negara ⇄ AG6 SP6|
|Kuala Lumpur ⇄ KJ14 SBK16|
|KL Sentral ⇄ KJ15 MR1 ERL SBK15|
|Bandar Tasik Selatan ⇄ SP15 ERL|
|Kajang ⇄ SBK31|
|Nilai ⇄ Airport Liner ⇄ KLIA / klia2|