The Cheras LRT station is an at-grade LRT station situated near and named after the Kuala Lumpur township of Cheras.
The station is part of the Sri Petaling – Sentul Timur branch of the Ampang Line LRT.
Despite its name, this Cheras LRT station is not located within or close to the Kuala Lumpur township of Cheras.
Rather, the LRT station is situated between the northern Sungai Besi region, Taman Ikan Emas and Salak South, a kilometre northwest from the nearest border to Cheras.
The station is thus more reachable to users from the aforementioned three areas, as well as Bandar Sri Permaisuri to the south, than Cheras.
The station’s main access point faces the southeast towards Taman Ikan Emas and is accessible via Jalan Jelawat Satu.
In the beginning of its operation, the Cheras station was primarily accessible via a footbridge crossing a ditch.
Beginning June 2007, construction work was conducted directly in front of the station, demolishing the original path and requiring a temporary route around the construction site for access into the station.
Until late-2006, the western side of the station was lined along a backroad that branched off Jalan 3/12, and several industrial buildings.
The area had since been partially cleared away for the construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway, slated for opening in 2008.
While the station itself is unaffected, access from the west now requires crossing an overhead bridge prepared along with the expressway.
The Cheras station was constructed along two leveled tracks, reusing the now defunct Federated Malay States Railway and Malayan Railway route between Kuala Lumpur, Ampang and Salak South.
The station is also the last station from the terminating Sri Petaling station before a convergence with the Ampang-bound line and the Chan Sow Lin interchange, 1.5 km northward.
The station was opened on July 11, 1998, as part of the second phase of the STAR system’s opening, including 7 new stations along the Chan Sow Lin-Sri Petaling route.
Location of Cheras LRT Station
This station is situated between the northern Sungai Besi region, Taman Ikan Emas and Salak South, a kilometre northwest from the nearest border to Cheras.
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|Cheras (SP12) station statistics|
|Address||Jalan Jelawat Satu and Jalan 3/12, (northern) Sungai Besi-Taman Ikan Emas border, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Lines||Ampang Line (1996 to present)|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||July 11, 1998|
|Owned by||Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad and operated by Rapid KL|
|References||Cheras station on wikipedia|
Summary of stations for Ampang / Sri Petaling line LRT
The combined Ampang line and Sri Petaling line LRT network comprises 45.1km of track with 36 stations.
If you are on the Ampang / Sri Petaling Line LRT, you can:
- Use Ampang / Sri Petaling Line LRT to go KLIA / klia2
- Connect to Kelana Jaya line LRT
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- Connect to KTM Komuter
- Connect to MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang line
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LRT stations for Ampang Line LRT
The Ampang line LRT consists of 18 stations and a trip from Sentul Timur LRT station to Ampang LRT station takes 41 minutes.
LRT stations for Sri Petaling Line LRT
The Sri Petaling line LRT consists of 29 stations and a trip from Sentul Timur LRT station to Putra Heights LRT station takes 74 minutes.
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