Plaza Rakyat LRT Station
About the Station
Plaza Rakyat LRT Station is a light rail transit station operated by RapidKL serving city center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This station was opened on 16 December 1996, along with 17 other LRT Stations in Ampang Line. The Station serves a single line that is shared by both the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line after Sri Petaling Line started operations on July 1998.
The Station is named after and located at the rear of Plaza Rakyat, a large mixed-use development project that was abandoned during the economic crisis in 1997. Due to its proximity with Plaza Rakyat as it was opened, the concourse level of the Plaza Rakyat station was originally intended to directly link the south side of the complex.
With Plaza Rakyat incomplete, a 150-metre-long covered pedestrian bridge and walkway was provided to connect the station to the south of the nearby Pudu Sentral bus station. Due to the suspension of the construction project, the pedestrian bridge continues to serve passengers entering and leaving the station until now.
Ticket Vending Machine
Attractions and Amenities Around
Strategically located in centre of Kuala Lumpur; Stadium Negara, Menara Maybank, Petaling Street, Confucian Private Secondary School, Methodist Boys' School, UTC Pudu Sentral are among the attractions and amenities within walking distance from Plaza Rakyat LRT Station.
Plaza Rakyat LRT Station was constructed in a significantly different style from a standard Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line stations. Whereas a typical Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line stations consists of a dedicated structure of a similar style of white facades and roofs supported by latticework, the station is embedded into the Plaza Rakyat project, with thick, untreated concrete pillars and ceilings, and exposed pipes. Curved sheets were added and pillars were painted to soften the rough appearance of the station's interior.
The platforms of the station are linked via escalators and stairways to a single concourse area just below the rapid transit line, where tickets are purchased. There is lift facilities in this station.
MRT Kajang Line Interchange
The Plaza Rakyat LRT station is an interchange station with Merdeka MRT Station in MRT Kajang Line since 17 July 2017. It was initially meant to be only a connecting station without paid zone-to-paid zone integration, but a later update included paid zone-to-paid zone integration, where commuters do not need to tap out and purchase new tickets to transit to the other line. A covered and air-conditioned 180 metres pedestrian walkway was built, connecting the paid-area concourses of the two stations.
|Station ID||AG8 / SP8|
|Address||Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur|
|Lines||Ampang Line / Sri Petaling Line|
|Platforms||2 Side Platforms|
|Tickets||Ticketing Counters & Vending Machines|
|Station Open||06:00 am|
|Station Closed||12:00 am (Mon - Sat) / 11:50 pm (Sunday & PH)|
|Last Train to Ampang||11:48 pm (Mon - Sat) / 12:05 am (Sunday & PH)|
|Last Train to Sentul Timur||12:30 am (Mon - Sat) / 11:54 pm (Sunday & PH)|
|Last Train to Putra Height||11:51 pm (Mon - Sat) / 11:51 pm (Sunday & PH)|
|Interchange||MRT Merdeka Station (Kajang Line)|
folder_open Sri Petaling Line / Ampang Line