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Connecting Klang Valley with KTM and LRT interchanges

July 2, 20245 minute read

Klang Valley public transport has taken a long time to provide a relatively inexpensive and seamless travel experience for commuters in the areas around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here we focus on the Port Klang Komuter (KTM) and Kelana Jaya LRT services with four KTM and LRT interchanges available to travellers.

KTM and LRT interchanges

The KTM Komuter (commuter service) forms the backbone of the public transport network in the Klang Valley. KTM Bhd introduced the first commuter train service in 1995, connecting Kuala Lumpur and Rawang and Kuala Lumpur-Seremban. The Port Klang line also about about 30 years old has since been extended to Tanjong Malim, and the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban line runs from Sentul to Seremban, with some services to Gemas. Both lines run between Putra and KL Sentral, sharing these two stations as well as Bank Negara and Kuala Lumpur Station.

There are two types of Interchanges:

  • The first is where travellers can seamlessly connect from one service to another, using the same ticket. 
  • The second requires the traveller to tap out of the first service before beginning a separate journey on the second. This can also be called a connecting service.

All KTM Komuter interchange services are currently ‘Connecting services’.

There are four stations that allow non seamless connections between the KTM Komuter and the Kelana Jaya LRT. They are described here from north to south.

For the video we found it easier to cover all four collections by starting at number 3 (Abdullah Hukum) and moving via number 2, KL Sentral and on to KL STation/Pasar Seni LRT (number 1). We finish up with Station number 4, Subang Jaya.

Pasar Seni – Old Kuala Lumpur Station KTM/LRT/MRT (Connection 1)

The old Kuala Lumpur KTM Station connects to the Pasar Seni LRT Kelana Jaya Line and  MRT Kajang Line via a 100-meter pedestrian walkway crossing the Klang River. There is also another long walk along the KTM platform of around 75-100m. This is all undercover. Both Komuter services and the long distance ETS service stop at this station.

Old KL Station, KTM and LRT interchanges
The old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, built 1910 and opened 1917

The link bridge between Pasar Seni LRT and Kuala Lumpur KTM Stations opened in 2019. The travelators run in both directions between the two stations. To the left is the bridge to access Jln Tun Sambanthan and Pasar Seni (Central Market). There is also a connection to Dayabumi and the Post Office from this link, which is accessible to wheelchairs.

Klang Valley public transport
Route information near the travelator

KL Sentral/LRT/MRT (Connection 2)

All services passing through KL Sentral are Connecting services as none allow direct and seamless transfers. The KTM trains access is right beside the entrance to the LRT service, with entrances for each on both sides of the main concourse.

Both Komuter services and the long distance ETS service stop at this station. You can also connect to ERL KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit as well as the KL Monorail (via Nu Sentral shopping mall) and the MRT which requires a longer walk by a Linkbridge Muzium Negara on the MRT Kajang Line.

KL Sentral, KTM and LRT interchanges
Entry to the KTM Komuter in KL Sentral

Abdullah Hukum KTM/LRT/MidValley (Connection 3)

Abdullah Hukum LRT Station was built above the existing KTM Komuter and opened in 1998 to service users in the surrounding residential area. The KTM Station was opened in 2018, when a connecting Link-bridge gave access to Mid Valley Station on the Seremban line via KL Eco City, The Gardens Mall and Mid Valley Megamall.

Klang Valley public transport
The Link bridge to the Malls and Mid Valley KTM. A lift down to ground level is on the left

Subang Jaya – KTM/LRT (Connection 4)

The Subang Jaya Station was an existing KTM station and the LRT Station was built above, as part of the extension of the line to Putra Heights. This extension was opened in June 2016. Commuters also had access to the  KTM KL Sentral-Terminal Skypark Line, opened in 2018, but suspended in 2023. It is hoped that this connection will be restored when the Subang Skypark refurbishment is completed.

To connect between the KTM and LRT is very easy, it’s straight out the turnstiles of one and you can see the other on the same level, a walk of about 50m. There is a covered walkway across the Federal Highway to the UOA Business Park, which is well used.

KLIA/klia2 by public transport
Subang Jaya Station (connecting station)

From other places

If you need to get to Bandar Sunway, there is also a connection from KTM Setia Jaya to the BRT Sunway Line which also connects to the LRT at USJ7. 

While this story on Subang Skypark Link train is currently not relevant as it is unavailable until upgrading on the Subang Skypark is complete, we are hopeful that the information can be updated in the reasonably near future.

Fun fact: At present, the Port Klang Line is the oldest existing (and still operational) railway line in the country, taking the title after the Taiping-Port Weld line was dismantled in 1987. It is currently undergoing upgrading and services are not as frequent, to allow track relaying to proceed.

Old KL Station, KTM and LRT interchanges
The old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, built 1910 and opened 1917


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