LRT3 Launch-02

The Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project was officially launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam yesterday evening. Construction of the RM9 billion project, which will be undertaken by Prasarana, is scheduled to begin early next year. It is set to be completed in August 2020.

The 37 km line will connect Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya to Johan Setia in Klang. It will have 26 stations, including five integrated ones and 10 with park and ride facilities. LRT3 is expected to serve 74,000 commuters daily (36,720 passengers per direction per hour capacity) and over two million people by year 2025.

Prasarana, which owns and manages existing LRT lines, is promising a feeder bus service to expand LRT3’s catchment area. The buses will serve areas that are 3 km away from stations and travelling time will take a maximum of 30 minutes.

LRT3 proposed route map

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LRT3 Line integration map
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“I understand that a new technology known as ‘U-Trough’ will be used, which is an improvement over the conventional system currently being used in our country. This is expected to speed up the process and timeframe in terms of its implementation,” said the PM, who added that LRT3 is expected to be completed on schedule, despite the cost limitations.

Prasarana appointed Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) and George Kent as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) for the LRT3 project in September last year.