PETALING JAYA (Nov 6): Klang Valley folk will enjoy another option when they choose to use public transportation with the opening of the Abdullah Hukum train station within the KL Eco City.
According to a joint statement by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB), Railway Assets Corp (RAC) and S P Setia, the Abdullah Hukum station has been developed on a 0.6ha railroad reserved land by RAC costing RM30 million. The station is integrated with the Kelana Jaya-Abdullah Hukum LRT route.
The statement also said that the construction of the station, which was privatised by KL Eco City Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of S P Setia), is the first TOD project by RAC, a federal statutory body under the Ministry of Transport.
KTMB expects 1,000 passengers per day to use the KTM Komuter train service and this number is expected to increase to 5,000 passengers a day by 2020.
For its part, S P Setia Bhd said it is proud to be able to play a role as a responsible developer in supporting the government's agenda in developing much needed infrastructures for urban centres.
The Abdullah Hukum train station was officially opened by Transport Minister Anthony Loke on Nov 1.
This station is designed using an energy-saving concept, which uses natural ventilation and LED lights in line with the Eco City concept.
The station has three floors; the ground floor is a platform for passengers to board KTM Komuter trains, two floors are concourse and passageways for passengers while the third is the link bridge joining the station with KL Eco City Mall, The Gardens and Mid Valley Megamall.
The station is also equipped with ticket counters, automatic ticket purchase machines, surau, toilets, elevators and escalators, link bridge, facilities for disabled people and four business kiosks.