Taking the public transportation to work in Klang Valley isn’t always easy.
If you’re anything like this writer who gets nervous sweats every time the train approaches KL Sentral due to the sheer volume of people battling to get in and out of the carriages, here’s some good news for you:
LRT & KTM users can now skip KL Sentral to switch trains with new pedestrian link bridge in Pasar Seni!
Yes, RapidKL has heard our
complaints prayers, and opened up a new pedestrian bridge that links the Pasar Seni LRT Station with KTM Kuala Lumpur Station.
Not only will this bridge be of use to LRT and KTM users, but also MRT users whose only KTM interchange options were previously KL Sentral (Muzium Negara) or the distant Sungai Buloh and Kajang terminal stations.
With the opening of this bridge, the commute time is also shortened for KTM users who want to switch to LRT Kelana Jaya and MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang lines.
What’s more, it will also help in easing the dreaded KL Sentral congestion that most LRT/ KTM/ KL Monorail users are familiar with.
If you’re worried about the amount of walking you’ll have to do to switch trains, don’t worry as the bridge is only 102 meters long AND equipped with fans and travelators!
According to the Prasarana Malaysia and MRT Corp press release, the 102-metre-long bridge was built by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) as per the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line’s scope of work.
The construction of the bridge which started in April 2016 actually came out one month ahead of its December 2019 completion schedule.
While commuters still have to tap in and out of stations, the bridge is primed for seamless interchange between the three lines when fare integration between the LRT-MRT and KTM fare collection system become a reality in the future.
For now, LRT & KTM users will rejoice in having the option to skip over KL Sentral to reach their final destinations.