KL-MRT-1

The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has provided the thumbs-up for the KL MRT Line 2, also known as the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line (SSP), railway scheme, according to a report by The Star. “With the final approval obtained, MRT Corp will now proceed with the construction of the SSP Line which is the second line of the Klang Valley MRT Project,” said the firm in a statement.

With the approval given, construction is expected to commence in June 2016. Earlier this year, a three-month public inspection from May to August this year received positive feedback with more than 90% of the general public signalling their approval on the line. The final alignment saw minute changes at two location in Kuchai Lama and Sungai Besi to allow for optimum usage of the land.

Additionally, another station will be established within the vicinity of Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), between stations S25 at Sungai Besi and S26 at Serdang Raya North. The new station will service TPM as well as the population around the developing Sungai Besi area.

MRT Line 2 SSP Map

Click to enlarge overview. Only 36 stations are listed here.

All in all, the SSP Line will now have 37 stations in total. Of said figure, 25 stations will be elevated while 11 will be built underground – the remaining one station will adopt a “half-sunken” layout whereby it will be constructed on the ground below the current level. It’s also worth noting that the MRT SSP Line will integrate with the proposed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR).

Lengthwise, the entire line is expected to span a distance of 52.2 km with 38.7 km of said line elevated – the remaining 13.5 km will be underground. The average travel time between each stop is expected to take between two to three minutes with the entire journey, end to end, taking an estimated 84 minutes.

As mentioned earlier, construction of the MRT SSP Line is expected to begin in the middle of next year with the first phase (between Sungai Buloh and Kampung Batu) slated to begin operating in July 2021. The remaining section from Kampung Batu to Putrajaya Sentral is expected to be operational by July 2022.