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LRT to start servicing Puchong

The new BK5 LRT station in Bandar Kinrara,which is part of the Ampang LEP, is ready to serve the community there on 31 October. The new BK5 LRT station in Bandar Kinrara,which is part of the Ampang LEP, is ready to serve the community there on 31 October.

Four new LRT stations – Awan Besar, Kampung Muhibbah, Alam Sutera and Bandar Kinrara 5 (BK5) – are set to be operational by next Saturday.

These stations are part of the Ampang LRT Line Extension Project (LEP).

A spokesman from Prasarana said Land and Public Transport Commission (SPAD) had given them the green light to start their operation. The LEP will be the first rail network to be operated in the Kinrara and Puchong, which have an estimated population of 400,000 people.

The service is set to change the way thousands of people commute daily and boost the property prices in Bandar Kinrara, which is served by Alam Sutera and BK5 stations. The Alam Sutera station will serve residents in Bandar Kinrara 1 and Bandar Kinrara 9, including nearby Puncak Jalil.

The BK5 station is strategically located in the heart of Bandar Kinrara and will serve residents from Bandar Kinrara 2 to Bandar Kinrara 8, including the nearby Taman Kinrara and Taman Bukit Kuchai.

The station has a dedicated park-and-ride facility and is located near the new BK5 commercial hub, including the nearby Giant Hypermarket Bandar Kinrara. The Awan Besar and Kampung Muhibbah stations will serve residents in Taman OUG.

All stations are equipped with basic facilities such as toilets, surau, lifts and convenience shops. There are also special facilities for the disabled.

 

News Source: The Star Metro, 22 October 2015

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