LRT users can now enjoy direct journeys between the Sentul Timur (SP1) and Putra Heights (SP31) stations, both of which are part of the LRT Sri Petaling Line. According to Prasarana in a statement, the integration of the two routes helps reduce travel time, specifically from Puchong and Bandar Kinrara for those travelling to the areas around Subang Jaya and USJ.

This is made possible thanks to upgrading works performed by Prasarana for the service’s train signalling system. Previously, passengers would be required to interchange at the Chan Sow Lin station (SP11) before proceeding towards Sentul Timur (SP1). However, passengers who are travelling to or from the Ampang station (AG8) will still be required to interchange at the Chan Sow Lin station (SP11) before proceeding towards the Putra Heights (SP31) or Sentul Timur (SP1) stations.

The Sri Petaling Line will be using new trains bought from the CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Company. Currently, 35 of the new 50 six-coach trains are already in operation, with the remaining 15 sets of trains currently being assembled at a local facility belonging to Prasarana in Batu Gajah, Perak.

The trains will be delivered to Rapid Rail in stages, and all trains for the LRT Sri Petaling-Ampang route are expected to be deployed early next year. The company has also purchased 14 sets of the Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 four-coach trains for the LRT Kelana Jaya Line, which will begin operating in stages from September.