Basic Facts

1What is LRT3?
The Light Rail Transit 3 or LRT3 is a project under the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD)’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 2020.
2How many stations will there be along the LRT3 alignment?
There will be 26 stations along the LRT3 alignment, of which 25 will be elevated and one will be constructed underground. For more information on each station, please click here.
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.

The project delivery partner (PDP) of LRT3 is MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd, a 50:50 joint venture company between Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) and George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd. MRCB is the largest developer cum contractor in Malaysia while George Kent is a leading engineering company and top home-grown railway systems specialist in Malaysia.
4What is a Project Delivery Partner (PDP)?
The PDP is a common practice around the world for implementation of large and complex projects. Compared to the traditional practice of using an engineering consultant as the project management company, the use of an experienced contractor as the project manager ensures better competency in commercial procurement strategies. It also provides a single point of accountability to deliver the entire project within agreed time and cost targets.
5What are work packages?
Work packages allow the PDP 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.
6Who is responsible for these work packages?
The PDP assumes complete risk ownership and accountability for project delivery. It oversees the overall performance of design consultants and work package contractors and manages the procurement process for all LRT3 construction work packages jointly with the Government of Malaysia. In the event a contractor or sub-contractor does not meet pre-determined work package requirements, the PDP will step in to ensure no risk to project delivery cost and time.
7How 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 SPAD 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.
8Will the LRT3 stations be integrated with other transportation networks?
Yes. LRT3 has five integrated stations. Station 1 integrates with MRT Bandar Utama station, Station 7 integrates with the LRT Kelana Jaya line (CGC Glenmarie Station), Station 10 and Station 13 integrates with future Kuala Lumpur-Klang Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Station 20 integrates with KTM Komuter.

The proposed Kuala Lumpur-Klang BRT, which spans 34km with 25 stations, is a dedicated busway that connects to LRT, MRT and KTM Komuter rail lines. Stay updated with MyRapid’s website for further information

Pre-construction

1Why is land acquisition necessary?
The LRT3 alignment and stations were determined after an extensive feasibility study by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). 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 Commission (SPAD) and the Government of Malaysia.

Construction

1When will the LRT3 construction start?
The LRT3 construction has begun in the 2nd quarter of 2017. For more information on the project timeline, 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.
3Will LRT3 be constructed underground?
Yes. An underground segment, stretching two kilometers, will be constructed at Seksyen 13, Shah Alam, along Persiaran Hishamuddin and Persiaran Dato’ Menteri. The alignment then resurfaces at the Pejabat Pos Besar Shah Alam area.
4What 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.
5How 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.
6My 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.
7Will 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.
8I 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.
9My 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.
10The 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 enquiries@mrcbgk.com.
11LRT3 will be introducing a new technology, the U-trough for the first time in Malaysia. 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.

Operations

1When will the LRT3 be operational?
Phase 1 of the project, from Station 12 at Bandar Anggerik, Shah Alam all the way to Station 26 at Johan Setia is expected to be completed in August 2020.

Phase 2 of the project, from Station 1 at Bandar Utama to our underground Station 11 at Persiaran Hishamuddin, Shah Alam is expected to be completed in February 2021.

The public will be able to commute LRT3 and travel from Bandar Utama to Johan Setia in February, 2021.
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 feeder bus service be provided?
The LRT3 will be complemented by a feeder bus system serving the locality of areas in close proximity to the LRT3 alignment. It will be planned and operated to ensure optimum coverage without overlapping with LRT, MRT and BRT. The feeder bus network will expand the transit catchment area beyond 400m of walking distance from the stations.
4Will “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?
Kindly send your resume to our Human Resources Department via hrd@mrcbgk.com .
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 procurement.lrt3@prasarana.com.my to offer your business services.
3I would like to open a kiosk at the LRT station. How do I apply?
The LRT3 is still at its construction period. Its first phase is expected to be completed in August 2020. 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 LRT stations, you may visit MyRapid’s website or contact Prasarana Malaysia Berhad at 03-2299 1999 for further assistance.

Green Technology & Sustainability

1How will LRT3 promote energy efficiency?
Lighting of stations will be designed to ensure energy is consumed efficiently. Lights will be automatically switched off if there is no motion detected from installed sensors. Consumption of energy will also be monitored via a building management system to ensure there is no wastage of energy.
2How will LRT3 reduce water wastage?
Rainwater harvesting system will be used to promote water efficiency in LRT3. Rainwater harvesting system will be provided at all LRT3’s elevated stations, where rainwater will be collected from the station roof and channeled to a rainwater storage tank. Flush tank will be provided to remove big particles from the collected rainwater before entering the rainwater tank. The collected rainwater will be used for toilet flushing and to water the plants within the station.