Sunday, March 19, 2023

MRT Putrajaya Line

Accessibility from Putrajaya to other areas within Klang Valley is now more easier with the opening of the much awaited MRT Putrajaya Line.

As the name implied, the MRT line starts from Putrajaya Sentral. This station also houses KLIA Transit and the bus station.

The waiting area here is spacious. Pretty much all the elevated stations along the way share the same design. The elevated stations are not air conditioned.

MRT Putrajaya Line starts from Putrajaya and end in Kwasa Damansara. It will passed through Cyberjaya, Taman Equine, Serdang, Sungai Besi, KL, Kepong and Sri Damansara. With this, Putrajaya is pretty much well connected to other areas as there are LRT Sri Petaling Line, MRT Kajang Line, LRT Ampang Line and KL Monorail interchange stations along the line.

The trains here have a distinctive design with its duck look on its front and hence the nickname "Ducky".

I am fortunate to able to try the train on its first day of operation on 16th March 2023 where it offers free ride until 31st March 2023. It took about 40 minutes from Putrajaya Sentral to Tun Razak Exchange.

The full line spans 57.7km with total travelling time of 86 minutes from one end to another (36 stations).

For those familiar with MRT Kajang line, the internal of the MRT Putrajaya line is very much similar. With this line completed, user will have a cheaper alternative to KL from Putrajaya besides the more costlier KLIA transit.

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