The Merdeka MRT station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station located near the Stadium Merdeka, currently being refurbished as part of the Merdeka 118 development.
The Merdeka 118 is a 118-story, 644-metre megatall skyscraper currently under construction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It is the tallest building under construction as of 2020. When completed, the tower will be tallest building in Malaysia, the tallest building in Southeast Asia and the second-tallest building in the world.
Directly next to Entrance B of the station is Stadium Negara indoor stadium.
The Merdeka MRT station is on the MRT Kajang Line and was opened on 17 July 2017 under Phase Two operations of the line.
As the underground Merdeka MRT station is near the historic Stadium Merdeka where Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman declared the independence of the Federation of Malaya from the British Empire on 31 August 1957, the theme “independence” was chosen for the interior design for this station.
|Merdeka MRT station layout|
|LEVEL G: Street level|
|Entrance A and Entrance B along Jalan Hang Jebat, Taxi and E-hailing Layby, Kiss and ride lay-by, escalators, lifts and staircases to Upper and Lower Concourse levels|
|LEVEL B1: MRT Upper Concourse|
|The Merdeka and Rukun Negara feature walls and the future connection to the 118 Mall|
|LEVEL B2: MRT Lower Concourse|
|MRT Station Control, MRT Customer Service Office, Ticketing Machines and Fare gates. Entrance C, paid-to-paid walkway to the concourse level of Plaza Rakyat LRT station|
|LEVEL B4: MRT Platform level|
|Platform 1: MRT Kajang Line towards Kajang|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform 2: MRT Kajang Line towards Kwasa Damansara|
The theme is manifested through several features such as a wall at the Upper Concourse Level bearing a relief of the Rukun Negara, the Malaysian national pledge.
The ceiling above the escalator leading down from the Upper Concourse Level to the Lower Concourse Level bears a motif of the arms of the 14-pointed star on the flag of Malaysia.
At the Lower Concourse Level, each pillar bears the flag and emblem of each states of Malaysia.
The linkway between Plaza Rakyat LRT station and Merdeka MRT station is accessed via Entrance C at the Lower Concourse Level of the station.
The linkway is air conditioned and has natural lighting through skylight.
The Merdeka MRT station can be accessed via two entrances (Entrance A and Entrance B) located along Jalan Hang Jebat, as well as the paid-to-paid walkway from the Plaza Rakyat LRT station via Entrance C.
The entrance A is located on the north side of Jalan Hang Jebat near the YWCA and Olympic Hotel.
It accommodates access to the Olympic Council of Malaysia, YWCA, SJK (C) Jalan Davidson.
The Entrance B is located near Stadium Negara. It accommodates access to Stadium Negara, KL118 and Merdeka Stadium.
The entrance C accommodates the LRT – MRT Linkway.
Location of station
The station is located beneath Jalan Hang Jebat. It is located about 600 metres and is within walking distance of the Hang Tuah LRT station and Hang Tuah monorail station.
The station is located near the Stadium Merdeka, currently being refurbished as part of the KL118 Tower project. Directly next to Entrance B of the station is Stadium Negara indoor stadium.
Facilities & services
The Merdeka MRT station provides following facilities and services for your convenience.
- Public toilets
- Public telephone
- Customer service office
- Island platform
- Ticket vending machine
- Ramp access
- Tactile tiles
- Disabled-friendly toilets
- Low lift buttons for wheel chair users
- Braille for the lift buttons
- Staff at stations to provide assistance
- Low counters for wheel chair users
Connected linkway between Merdeka MRT station and Plaza Rakyat LRT Station
The Merdeka MRT Station is connected to the Plaza Rakyat LRT Station via a paid-to-paid pedestrian walkway.
Initially meant to be only a connecting station, the Merdeka MRT station now serves as an interchange station, with Plaza Rakyat LRT station on the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines via a paid-to-paid walkway link connecting between both stations.
The linkway is located on the Plaza Rakyat station’s concourse. Passengers are hence not required to purchase separate tickets while interchanging between both MRT and LRT lines.
The linkway between LRT and MRT station is accessed via Entrance C at the Lower Concourse Level of the station.
Connection to Hang Tuah LRT and Monorail stations
The Merdeka MRT station is about 600 metres walking distance to the Hang Tuah LRT station and Hang Tuah monorail station.
Check LRT, MRT & Monorail Fare
The following is a simple fare calculator that helps you to check the train ticket fare if you are using the Kelana Jaya Line LRT (KJL-LRT), the Ampang Line LRT (AGL-LRT), the Sri Petaling Line LRT (SPL-LRT), KL Monorail (MRL), and the MRT Kajang Line (MRT-SBK).
|Merdeka (SBK17) MRT station statistics|
|Location||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Lines||MRT Kajang Line|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||17 July 2017|
|Owned by||Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd|
|Reference||Merdeka station on wikipedia|
MRT stations of MRT Kajang Line
The MRT Kajang Line is the first line of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project (KVMRT). The line runs underground for a distance of 9.5km beneath the centre of Kuala Lumpur while the rest of the alignment is elevated. The line has 31 stations of which seven are underground.
The following is a simplified table showing the integrations and connections of MRT Kajang Line with other rail systems to complete the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley Integrated Transit System.
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