Basic Facts

1What is LRT3?
The Light Rail Transit 3 or LRT3 is a project under the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD)’s Urban Rail Development Plan (URDP), a subsidiary plan of the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley Public Transport Master Plan. Stretching a total of 37 kilometer, the LRT3 aims to connect two million people within the Western Corridor of Klang Valley, from Bandar Utama to Johan Setia, by the year 2024.
2How many stations will there be along the LRT3 alignment?
There will be 25 stations along the LRT3 alignment, of which five will be provisional stations.
3Who are the companies behind the LRT3 project?
Established in 1998, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is the project owner of the LRT3 project. Prasarana is also the asset owner and operator of Malaysia’s two other LRT networks (Kelana Jaya Line & Ampang/Sri Petaling Line), the KL Monorail, Sunway-BRT and bus services in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuantan and Kamunting.

Setia Utama LRT3 Sdn Bhd is the main contractor of the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project. We are a subsidiary of MRCB Builders, which provides engineering and construction services.

We are the country’s pioneer Transit Oriented Developer and a leading urban property and construction company, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad since 1971.
4What are work packages?
Work packages allow the contractor to split the entire project into a number of smaller, more manageable packages suitable for tenders. The LRT3 project’s work packages comprise both system and infrastructure works. System work packages cover signaling, train control system and track works among others, while infrastructure work packages cover the construction of stations, Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ), advance works, etc.
5Who is responsible for these work packages?
The contractor assumes complete risk ownership and accountability for project delivery. It oversees the overall performance of design consultants and subcontractors. In the event a sub-contractor does not meet pre-determined work package requirements, the contractor will step in to ensure no risk to project delivery cost and time.
6How was the LRT3 alignment determined?
Under the Urban Rail Development Plan (URDP), LRT3 is aimed at catering for local movements in the areas with rail services operating between Klang and Kelana Jaya. This will allow local demands to transfer from Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) to LRT3, allowing KTMB to provide a longer distance suburban service. The aim is to complement the KTMB route along a parallel alignment, rather than serve the same catchment areas. Therefore the LRT3 would provide a linkage to Shah Alam from both Klang and Kelana Jaya.

The implementation of the LRT3 also complements other elements of the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley Master Plan to develop an integrated public transport system.

The LRT3 alignment and stations were determined after an extensive feasibility study by Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) and a three-month public display in 2015 to ensure maximum impact from a social and economic perspective. The three-month public display was held from May to August 2015 and received more than 90% support from close to 7,300 people members of the public.
7Will the LRT3 stations be integrated with other transportation networks?
Yes. LRT3 has two integrated stations. Station 1 integrates with MRT Bandar Utama station, while Station 7 integrates with the LRT Kelana Jaya line (CGC Glenmarie Station).


1Why is land acquisition necessary?
The LRT3 alignment and stations were determined after an extensive feasibility study by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD). The project also took into account the general public’s input following a three-month public display, which was held from May to August in 2015, to ensure maximum impact from a social and economic perspective.

Despite our best effort, due to the rapid developments in these areas, there are still a number of private lands that have to be mandatorily acquired for the LRT3 project. Such acquisition is necessary to construct the railway and provide wider benefits to the public at large. All lands being acquired will be guided under the Land Acquisition Act 1960 (As Amended) and fair & reasonable compensation will be provided by the Department of Director General of Land and Mines (JKPTG).
2Will my land be acquired?
For all land related matters, kindly contact JKPTG at +603-8000 8000.
3What happens if my land is acquired?
JKPTG will contact owners of lands acquired for the construction of the LRT3 project. Following that, the owners will be invited for a court hearing to determine the compensation sum (if any). JKPTG will be attending to all matters related to compensation and land issues. JKPTG will also provide extension of time to vacate the land (if necessary).
4Is it possible to change the alignment?
No. The alignment is based on the Final Railway Scheme approved by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) and the Government of Malaysia.


1When will the LRT3 construction start?
The LRT3 construction has begun in the 2nd quarter of 2017. For more information on the overall linewide progress, please click here.
2How will traffic and road closures be managed during the construction period?
A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) will be prepared and submitted to local authority for approval prior to commencement of construction works. The plan will include adequate warning signs, flagmen and well-maintained traffic management devices.
3What are the working hours permitted for the project?
The movement of construction vehicles and related construction activities will be restricted to work periods approved by authorities of the respective work zones. This is to ensure that disruption to the public will be kept to a minimum during the construction of the LRT3 project.

Construction works at all sensitive areas such as schools, hospitals, as well as residential and religious buildings are restricted from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm on weekdays, as well as on Sundays and public holidays. Subject to location and activities carried out, ample notice will be given 3 days ahead to all nearby businesses and residences via mail drop should there be any deviation from the above timing.
4How will the noise/dust/vibration be mitigated during the construction of LRT3?
At all sensitive areas such as schools, hospitals, as well as residential and religious buildings, noise/vibration/dust monitoring will be carried out prior to construction in accordance to the Department of Environment’s and local authorities’ guidelines. Following that, sufficient mitigation measures will be put in place during the LRT3 construction.
5My house/ business is located near the alignment. I am worried about my safety during the construction period.
Public safety is our utmost priority. Safety barriers and hoardings will be installed at all work sites to ensure the public is aware of ongoing works. Traffic announcements will also be made via press releases and our Twitter, @myLRT3. Notice mail drops will also be disseminated to all nearby businesses and residences. This is to ensure the safety of all road users and passerby prior to the commencement of the construction.
6Will the traffic around my area worsen once the construction begins?
It is our utmost priority to ensure traffic inconvenience is kept to the minimum during the construction of the LRT3 project. Prior to the commencement of our construction, a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan (TMP) will be implemented to mitigate traffic congestion and to provide sufficient information regarding potential road closures and diversions. Traffic announcements will also be made via press releases and our Twitter, @myLRT3. Notice mail drops will also be disseminated to all nearby businesses and residences.
7I do not want my privacy to be affected as a result of the construction activities. How can LRT3 ensure this?
We understand the privacy concerns of nearby residentsas a result of the LRT3 project. We would like to assure all affected parties that necessary actions and measures such as the installation of barriers and hoardings will be implemented during the construction of the project.
8My usual parking spot will now be occupied for the construction. How will my parking problem be addressed?
We understand the parking issues that may arise during the construction of the LRT3 project. Subject to the availability of land, we will work with local authorities and councils to determine if an alternative parking space will be provided, subject to the availability of land.
9The construction activities are going to disrupt my business activities and income. How will this be addressed?
We will ensure minimal disruption to the business activities along the LRT3 construction area by ensuring all work package contractors comply with all stipulated environmental, safety and health laws and regulations. Concerned parties are welcomed to contact us at
10LRT3 is the first railway project in Malaysia to deploy the U-trough technology. How can we be assured of our safety during the delivery and installation of the U-trough spans?

The “U-trough” technology allows components of the construction (e.g. viaducts) to be pre-casted in a centralised, controlled site and eventually assembled at the construction site along the alignment. The technology results in cost efficiency, faster construction speed and improved visual impact. The following will be implemented to ensure safety of the public:

  • The segments will be brought on site by steerable multi-axel trailers. Safety is paramount to us with each segment being escorted with lead and chase police vehicles to ensure the safety of the public. A maximum speed limit of the trailers (between 15km/h to 30 km/h) will be in place to ensure the safety of road users.
  • To ensure the safety of the passers-by, the viaducts will be installed only during the night time with stringent safety procedures implemented. During the installation of the viaducts, traffic will be managed using the "stop and go" method to ensure the safety of road users.
  • Super cones, indicators and variable message signage will be placed ahead and along the construction areas to ensure road users are alerted and informed of the activities taking place.
  • Safe usage of cranes is assured with strict LRT3’s requirement that all cranes and hoists must be below 15 years of service and are operated only by certified or licensed individuals with more than five years of experience.
  • Additionally, all machinery, especially cranes and lifting equipment between 10 to 15 years old will be subjected to third party inspection and approval before they are allowed to enter the construction site.

Underground Twin Tunnels

1What is the location of the tunnel that you are excavating?
The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) will bore an underground tunnel from Persiaran Dato Menteri (West Portal) to Stadium Shah Alam (East Portal), as shown in the map below.
2How long will it take to complete the excavation of the tunnel?
It will take between 10 to 12 months to bore the twin tunnels, excluding fit-out work.
3How many underground tunnels does the LRT3 project have?
The LRT3 project only features one set of underground twin tunnels (Persiaran Dato Menteri to Stadium Shah Alam) with a total length of 2.2km.
4How many TBMs will be deployed for the LRT3 project, and when will they be utilised?
We are deploying two TBMs for the LRT3 project. The first TBM is scheduled to be launched on 2 November 2020, while the other TBM will be deployed a month later.
5How many staff are involved in this tunnel?
There are about 130 people, ranging from engineers, TBM technicians, surface engineers, surveyors and construction workers.
6How will this tunnel help in the overall LRT3 alignment?
There is less disruption during the construction stage as no road closures will be required. An underground tunnel is also more aesthetically pleasing since there will be no piers to obstruct the view.
7What will be the challenges faced by Shah Alam residents during the construction of this tunnel?
During the construction of tunnels, trucks will be delivering pre-cast tunnel lining for the tunnels daily, and there will be disposal of excavated soil from the site.

To minimise the inconvenience caused to the residents, we have prepared a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) approved by the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) and put together an Emergency Response Team (ERT) to assist should an issue arise.


1When will the LRT3 be operational?
We strive to deliver the LRT3 project by 28 February 2024.
2What facilities can commuters expect?
LRT3 provides adequate space and facilities for passenger movement, including for handicapped individuals. Amenities for public comfort will be inclusive of passenger seatings, public toilets, surau with ablution, lift, escalators, Park & Ride facilities, covered pedestrian walkway, pedestrian bridge and sufficient lay-bys for bus, taxi and private vehicle.
3Will “park and ride” facilities be available at LRT3 stations?
Yes. Parking bays will be provided at selected LRT3 stations.

Job Applicants & Service Providers

1How do I enquire on available job opportunities and send in my resume to be considered for career opportunities within the LRT3 project?
Please send your resume to the Human Resources Department via
2I would like to offer the LRT3 project a business service. How do I share my company profile and the relevant proposals?
Kindly contact Prasarana Malaysia Berhad’s procurement team at 03-78852600 or to offer your business services.
3I would like to open a kiosk at the LRT3 station. How do I apply?
The LRT3 is still at its construction period. It is expected to be completed by 28 February 2024. If you are enquiring on opening a kiosk at our LRT3 stations, please be in touch with us again closer to date in the near future. However, if your enquiry is regarding the existing LRT3 and monorail stations, you may visit Prasarana's website or contact Prasarana Malaysia Berhad at 03-2299 1999 for further assistance.
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