The Cheras LRT station is an at-grade LRT station situated near and named after the Kuala Lumpur township of Cheras. The station is part of the Sri Petaling – Sentul Timur branch of the Ampang Line LRT.
Despite its name, this Cheras LRT station is not located within or close to the Kuala Lumpur township of Cheras.
Rather, the station is situated between the northern Sungai Besi region, Taman Ikan Emas and Salak South, a kilometre northwest from the nearest border to Cheras.
The station is thus more reachable to users from the aforementioned three areas, as well as Bandar Sri Permaisuri to the south, than Cheras.
The station’s main access point faces the southeast towards Taman Ikan Emas and is accessible via Jalan Jelawat Satu. In the beginning of its operation, the Cheras station was primarily accessible via a footbridge crossing a ditch.
Beginning June 2007, construction work was conducted directly in front of the station, demolishing the original path and requiring a temporary route around the construction site for access into the station.
Until late-2006, the western side of the station was lined along a backroad that branched off Jalan 3/12, and several industrial buildings. The area had since been partially cleared away for the construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway, slated for opening in 2008.
While the station itself is unaffected, access from the west now requires crossing an overhead bridge prepared along with the expressway.
The Cheras station was constructed along two leveled tracks, reusing the now defunct Federated Malay States Railway and Malayan Railway route between Kuala Lumpur, Ampang and Salak South.
The station was opened on July 11, 1998, as part of the second phase of the STAR system’s opening, including 7 new stations along the Chan Sow Lin-Sri Petaling route.
Location of Cheras LRT Station
This station is situated between the northern Sungai Besi region, Taman Ikan Emas and Salak South, a kilometre northwest from the nearest border to Cheras.
|Ampang line & Sri Petaling line LRT|
|Stations for Sri Petaling Line LRT|
|SP31||Putra Heights ⇄ KJ37|
|SP26||Taman Perindustrian Puchong|
|SP25||Pusat Bandar Puchong|
|SP24||IOI Puchong Jaya|
|SP15||Tasik Selatan ⇄ ERL KB04|
|SP14||Bandar Tun Razak|
|SP11||Chan Sow Lin AG11|
|SP9||Hang Tuah AG9 ⇄ MR4 SBK17|
|SP8||Plaza Rakyat AG8 ⇄ SBK17|
|SP7||Masjid Jamek AG7 ⇄ KJ13|
|SP6||Bandaraya AG6 ⇄ KA03|
|SP5||Sultan Ismail AG5 ⇄ MR9|
|SP4||PWTC AG4 ⇄ KA04|
|SP3||Titiwangsa AG3 ⇄ MR11|
|SP1||Sentul Timur AG1|
|Stations for Ampang Line LRT|
|AG13||Maluri ⇄ SBK22|
|AG11||Chan Sow Lin SP11|
|AG9||Hang Tuah SP9 ⇄ MR4 SBK17|
|AG8||Plaza Rakyat SP8 ⇄ SBK17|
|AG7||Masjid Jamek SP7 ⇄ KJ13|
|AG6||Bandaraya SP6 ⇄ KA03|
|AG5||Sultan Ismail SP5 ⇄ MR9|
|AG4||PWTC SP4 ⇄ KA04|
|AG3||Titiwangsa SP3 ⇄ MR11|
|AG1||Sentul Timur SP1|
|Integration of rail systems|
|LRT Kelana Jaya Line station: KJL-LRT|
|LRT Ampang Line station: AGL-LRT|
|LRT Sri Petaling Line station: SPL-LRT|
|KL Monorail station: MRL|
|MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang: SBK-MRT|
|KLIA Transit station: ERL|
|KTM Komuter station: KA-KB|
|Cheras station (SP12)|
|Address||Jalan Jelawat Satu and Jalan 3/12, (northern) Sungai Besi-Taman Ikan Emas border, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.|
|Lines||Ampang Line (1996 to present)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||July 11, 1998|
|Owned by||Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad and operated by Rapid KL|
|References||Cheras station on wikipedia|