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All new stations on the Kelana Jaya and Ampang Line will open on June 30

Written by
Syarifah Syazana

Update (June 29): According to the latest statement issued by RapidKL, during peak hours between 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, Kelana Jaya Line trains heading to Putra Heights would 'alternately make a turnaround at Ara Damansara' to cater to the larger crowd heading to the city centre. Those heading to Putra Heights at peak hours will need to get off at Ara Damansara and switch trains to continue their journey. This is a temporary fix until the new KLAV trains will be rolled out in January 2017. 

During these peak hours, expect a three-minute waiting time for trains travelling between Ara Damansara and Gombak, while trains from Ara Damansara to Putra Heights will come every six minutes. Trains will begin operating from 6am. 

It's the dawn of a new era for public transportation in the Klang Valley. This Thursday, June 30, RapidKL will finally complete the Kelana Jaya and Ampang Line extension project with the opening of 12 new Kelana Jaya Line stations and two new stations on the Ampang Line. This means that from Thursday onwards, we'll be connected by rail to even more areas in Subang, Shah Alam and Puchong.  

ICYMI: the Kelana Jaya Line extension covers a distance of 17.4km and includes the addition of 12 new stations after Kelana Jaya: Lembah Subang, Ara Damansara, Glenmarie, Subang Jaya, SS15, SS18, USJ 7, Taipan, Wawasan, USJ 21, Alam Megah and Subang Alam. The Ampang Line, which started opening its new stations in batches since last year, will open its last two stations, Puchong Perdana and Puchong Prima, on Thursday. Both lines in the extension will meet at Putra Heights, so those on the Kelana Jaya Line wanting to go to areas in Puchong can make the switch at Putra Heights instead of Masjid Jamek. Meanwhile, Subang Jaya station connects to the Subang Jaya KTM, and USJ 7 connects to the Sunway BRT. 

Putra Heights LRT station
Putra Heights station

On a side note, if you frequently take the Ampang Line, take note that on July 7, 8 and 16, the entire line will be closed for upgrading works to streamline its signalling system. The new stations from Awan Besar onwards operate on a different system, which is why you'll need to get off at Sri Petaling and switch if you're heading to Putra Heights. However, after July 16, you'll be able to travel direct from Sentul to Putra Heights without switching. During the closure, RapidKL will provide free shuttle bus services at each station every 15 to 30 minutes from 6am to 12midnight to the Pasar Seni bus hub.

By the way, here's a video taken in the LRT passing through Subang. Exciting times.  

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