The Putrajaya Line (previously known as Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line) is the second line of the KVMRT Project to be developed. It will serve a corridor with a population of around 2 million people stretching from Kwasa Damansara, a new township development in northwest Kuala Lumpur and its southern suburbs, to Putrajaya, Malaysia’s federal administrative centre.
The alignment will have a length of 57.7km, consisting of 44.2km of elevated tracks and 13.5km running through underground tunnels. It will have 36 operational stations of which 27 are elevated and 9 underground. A further 4 stations have been provided for the future.
There will be 10 interchange stations and connecting stations, making it much easier for commuters to transfer from the Putrajaya Line to existing and future rail lines, including the future Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail. Sixteen stations will have park and ride facilities.
The Government gave its approval for the implementation of the Putrajaya Line in 2014. A Public Inspection exercise pursuant to Section 84 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010 was then held from May to August 2015 for members of the public to give their feedback and objections.
The final approval for the Putrajaya Line Railway Scheme was given by the Government in October 2015, enabling land acquisition and the procurement process to proceed.
The ground breaking ceremony, which was officiated by then Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, was held at the site of the future Putrajaya Sentral Station on 15 September 2016, marking the commencement of construction works of the Putrajaya Line.
Construction of the section for Phase One operations from Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu will be completed in July 2021 and begin operations in 2021. Phase Two operations, which will see the remaining section of the line from Kampung Batu to Putrajaya Sentral being opened, thus allowing trains to run from Kwasa Damansara to Putrajaya Sentral, is expected to commence in January 2023.
At commencement of full service, the Putrajaya Line is expected to have an initial ridership of over 104,000 passengers upon opening. This is expected to further improve the chronic traffic congestion currently faced by Kuala Lumpur.
Putrajaya Line Alignment Video