Plaza Rakyat LRT Station
RapidKL LRT - Ampang Line

 
Plaza Rakyat LRT Station


Location

Latitude:  3°8′40″N
Longitude:  101°42′5″E


Station Facts

Plaza Rakyat LRT station is an elevated rapid transit station situated in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The station serves a single line that forms part of a common Ampang Line (formerly known as STAR, and the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines) route shared by both the Ampang-Sentul Timur line and Sri Petaling-Sentul Timur line.

The station was opened on December 16, 1996, as part of the first phase of the STAR system's opening, which also included 13 adjoining stations along the Sultan Ismail-Ampang route.


About Plaza Rakyat Station

The Plaza Rakyat LRT station is named after and located at the rear of Plaza Rakyat, a large mixed-use development project that was stalled during the economic crisis in 1997. Due to its proximity with Plaza Rakyat as it was opened, the concourse level of the Plaza Rakyat station was originally intended to directly link the south side of the complex.

With Plaza Rakyat incomplete, a 150 metre-long covered pedestrian bridge and walkway was provided to connect the station to the south of the nearby Puduraya bus station (known as Pudu Sentral now). Due to the suspension of the construction project, the pedestrian bridge continues to serve passengers entering and leaving the station.

The platforms of the station are linked via escalators to a single concourse area just below the rapid transit line, where tickets are purchased. There is lift facilities in this station.

The station was constructed in a significantly different style from a standard Ampang Line station. Whereas a typical Ampang Line station consists of a dedicated structure of a similar style of white facades and roofs supported by latticework, the Plaza Rakyat station is embedded into the Plaza Rakyat project, with thick, untreated concrete pillars and ceilings, and exposed pipes. Curved sheets were added and pillars were painted to soften the rough appearance of the station's interior.


Plaza Rakyat Station Information
 
 Station ID   ST4  

 

 Address   Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
 Lines   Ampang Line
 Platforms   2 Side Platforms
 Tracks   Dual Tracks
 Parking   Not Available  
 Tickets   Ticketing Counters & Vending Machines
 First Train   06.00am
 Last Train   11.40pm (Mon - Sat) / 11.20pm (Sunday & PH)
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