Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kuala Lumpur's New MRT Map Alignment.

I believe this is the project that everyone is thinking and talking about the most recently. Yes.. it is the multi-billion dollar *new* MRT!!! =)

Note: The following is a personal study of the MRT alignment and routing, which is supposed to benefit my future prospective projects. But I have decided to share it with you all - perhaps to give me more input too. Thanks.

I found this picture online - the proposed MRT alignment by MMC-Gamuda.

The RED line starts from Serdang… and reaches Pandan Indah, before cutting in to about… Dataran Perdana, and cuts onto Sultan Ismail/Bukit Bintang area.

It is supposed to cut through Changkat Bukit Bintang area.

What’s interesting – as well as puzzling me – is.. how the line will cut through to reach Maybank… and then towards Jalan Parlimen side.

An immediate look on the Google Maps show that… it would be cutting through Jalan Ceylon / Changkat Bukit Bintang etc…. (sounds kinda ridiculous isn’t it? Already no space for road there) Perhaps it will be underground for this area then.

In MMC-Gamuda’s proposal, there is a Bukit Ceylon station – hence I believe this is true then.

The alignment in KL City Centre area... as plotted out on Google Maps.

The MRT to pass through Tropicana City Mall?

Further to that, this line will also stop at Bank Negara area, Pusat Bandar Damansara, Universiti Malaya, PJ Section 16, Damansara Intan (Tropicana City Mall?), Uptown, Bandar Utama, Mutiara Damansara(at the fringe of The Curve), Pelangi Damansara (maybe due to high population area), and end up at Kota Damansara… (which I believe is NOT THAT deep inside, perhaps stop just before Giza).

There is supposed to be a Green line – Kepong to Kajang line, but not too clear on the newspaper pictures that I saw during their ETP coverage – it doesn’t pass through Bukit Bintang area, but this line - it does reach KLCC and Kg Baru.

The Circle Line… is in major contrast to London Underground’s Circle Line. London’s Circle Line covers ALL of ZONE 1.

Our KL circle line… looks like its going around the MRR2 (along Pandan Indah etc etc…), towards Sentul, and then somewhat cuts through Pusat Bandar Damansara, stops at Midvalley as well, and then Sg Besi and Chan Sow Lin too.

The circle line will reach here too. =)

Okay, you all can go buy properties along these MRT/extended LRT lines now. Sure can get some capital appreciation. LOL.


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