SBK09   BK1 
Bandar Utama
Rapid KL (brand)
Rapid transit and future light rapid transit station
Bandar Utama Platform View 1.jpg
Platform 2 of the station towards Sungai Buloh.
Other names万达镇 (Chinese)
பந்தர் உத்தாமாவில் (Tamil)
LocationBandar Utama, Selangor
Malaysia
Coordinates3°8′47.92″N 101°37′7.49″E / 3.1466444°N 101.6187472°E / 3.1466444; 101.6187472Coordinates: 3°8′47.92″N 101°37′7.49″E / 3.1466444°N 101.6187472°E / 3.1466444; 101.6187472
Owned byMRT Corp
Operated byRapid Rail
Line(s) 9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line
 11  Bandar Utama–Klang Line (Under construction)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsFuture integrative station with  BK1 
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingAvailable with payment. 500 total parking bays. 245 motorcycle bays
Bicycle facilitiesnot available
Other information
Station code SBK09   BK1 
History
Opened16 December 2016 (MRT)
Opening2026 (LRT)
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
towards Sungai Buloh
Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line
towards Kajang
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
TerminusBandar Utama-Klang Line line
toward Johan Setia

The Bandar Utama station is a mass rapid transit (MRT) station serving the suburb of Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia as well as parts of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur which lie across the Damansara-Puchong Expressway from the station.

It is one of the stations on the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. It was opened on 16 December 2016 under Phase One operations of the line.[1]

This station is located next to the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, one of the biggest shopping malls in the Klang Valley.[2] Other well-known landmarks near the station are Sri Pentas (TV3 headquarters), One World Hotel, Plaza IBM and KPMG Tower, which are linked to the station via a pedestrian link bridge.

This station will serve as an interchange station to the proposed LRT 3 line (tentatively named the Bandar Utama-Klang Line) which links Bandar Utama to Johan Setia in Klang.[3]

Station Features

Concourse level of the station.

The station is located beside the Damansara-Puchong Expressway directly behind the Sri Pentas Building in Bandar Utama. The station's support columns are located between the expressway and the water channel which runs parallel to the expressway.

The station adopts the standard elevated station design for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line with two side platforms above the concourse level.

However, unlike the other elevated stations, there are no escalators, lifts or staircases linking the station directly with the ground level. Neither are there any lay-bys for buses, taxis and cars at the ground level directly below the station. Access to the station is via link bridges from the 1Powerhouse Building, where the feeder bus stop and park and ride facilities are located, and from One World Hotel and 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

Station layout

L2 Platform Level Side platform
Platform 1  9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards  SBK35  Kajang (→)
Platform 2  9  Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards  SBK01  Sungai Buloh (←)
Side platform
L1 Concourse Faregates to paid area, escalators to platforms, ticketing machines, customer service office, station control, shops, Entrance A to pedestrian link bridge to 1 Powerhouse building, Entrance B to link bridge to One World Hotel/1 Utama Shopping Centre, emergency staircase to ground level from back-of-house.
G Ground Level Emergency services parking bays.

Exits and entrances

Access to the station is via two pedestrian link bridges - one connecting Entrance A of the station to the neighbouring 1Powerhouse Building, and another connecting Entrance B with One World Hotel and the 1 Utama Shopping Centre. The second link bridge was opened on 1 February 2018.[4]

All these buildings are owned by Bandar Utama City Corporation Sdn Bhd, making this station the only one in the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line where access to the station is via properties owned by other entities. There is no access to the station from the ground level directly beneath the station along the Damansara-Puchong Expressway. The lay-by and stairs at this location are for emergency purposes only.

The 1Powerhouse Building houses the feeder bus stop at the ground level, and the park and ride facility for the station which takes up two basement levels. Taxi and private vehicle drop-off areas are also located at the ground floor of the building.

Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line station
Entrance Location Destination Picture
A Pedestrian link bridge to 1Powerhouse Building Feeder bus stop, park and ride, 1 Powerhouse, Persiaran Bandar Utama Bandar Utama 1 Powerhouse Link Bridge View 1.jpg
B Pedestrian link bridge to 1 Utama Shopping Centre 1 Utama Shopping Centre, One World Hotel, IBM Tower, KPMG Tower, 1 First Avenue, Sri Pentas (TV3) SBK Line Bandar Utama Entrance B 7.jpg

History

During the planning stage, the station was referred to as the One Utama Station as it was situated next to the 1 Utama Shopping Centre. However, it was officially renamed the Bandar Utama Station just prior to its opening in 2016 after the suburb it is situated in rather than the name of a commercial building.

A pedestrian bridge linking the station to the Burhanuddin Helmi section of Taman Tun Dr Ismail residential area which is geographically located directly across the Damansara-Puchong Expressway from station was also proposed as part of the plans. This would have enabled residents of the northern part of the residential area to have access to the station, while the southern part would be served by the TTDI station which lies 200 metres from the TTDI Wet Market. However, the TTDI Residents Association objected to the link,[5] citing parking by MRT commuters along Burhanuddin Helmi's roads and illegals stalls as a result of the link. The RA collected signatures of objections from residents, despite MRT Corp's pleas to proceed with the pedestrian bridge for the benefit of the residents.

In the end, in July 2014, MRT acceded to the objection.[6] Once operational however, there were voices of dissent[7] on the lack of connectivity for the residents of TTDI's northern tip.

From its opening on 16 December 2016 till 31 January 2018, the only access to the station was from the 1Powerhouse Building via the pedestrian overhead bridge at Entrance A. The temporary linkway to One World Hotel and the 1 Utama Shopping Centre from the station's Entrance B was opened on 1 February 2018, allowing a more direct connection to the shopping centre.[4]

Bus Services

Feeder buses

With the opening of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line, feeder buses also began operating linking the residential areas in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Bandar Utama and Kampung Sungai Penchala. The feeder buses operate from the station's feeder bus stop at the adjacent 1 Powerhouse building accessed via Entrance A of the station. These buses do not stop at the Bandar Utama bus hub.

Route No. Origin Destination Via Connecting to
T811[8]  SBK09  Bandar Utama station
Entrance A - 1 Powerhouse
Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara
Bandar Utama BU12
Persiaran Bandar Utama
Lebuh Bandar Utama
Persiaran Tropicana
Jalan Tropicana Selatan
Jalan Masjid, Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara
Terminus
T812[9]  SBK09  Bandar Utama station
Entrance A - 1 Powerhouse
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Kampung Sungai Penchala
Persiaran Bandar Utama
Dataran Bandar Utama
Lebuh Bandar Utama
Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi
Jalan Datuk Sulaiman
Jalan Sungai Penchala
Damansara-Puchong Expressway
800

Other buses

Route No. Origin Destination Via Connecting to
506 Bandar Utama bus hub  KT3   SSP36  Putrajaya Sentral  SBK9  Bandar Utama MRT Station
(Entrance A - 1 Powerhouse)
(Bandar Utama-bound only)
Damansara-Puchong Expressway E11
Damansara Utama
 KJ24  LRT Kelana Jaya
 SP24  LRT IOI Puchong Jaya/IOI Mall
 SP25  LRT Pusat Bandar Puchong
Puchong Utama
Putrajaya/Cyberjaya Expressway Jkr-ft29.png
500, 501, 502, 503, 520, 521, 731, L02, L03, L04, L05, L15, BET13, BET15
802[10]  KJ24  LRT Kelana Jaya Section 11, Kota Damansara Damansara-Puchong Expressway
Persiaran Bandar Utama
 SBK09  Bandar Utama MRT Station
(Entrance A - 1 Powerhouse)

Lebuh Bandar Utama
Persiaran Surian
 SBK08  MRT Mutiara Damansara

 SBK07  MRT Surian
Persiaran Mahogani

T808

Park and Ride

Parking payment machine which has a Touch 'n Go scanner to verify MRT users.

Bandar Utama MRT station has an adjoining park and ride facility which is located at levels B1 and B2 of the 1 Powerhouse Building. Access to the park and ride facility is via Entrance A and the pedestrian link bridge that connects the station with 1 Powerhouse. The facility has around 500 bays.

The park and ride facility is provided by the owners of the 1 Powerhouse Building, Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd, and not the owner or operator of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. As a result, the parking charges are determined by the owner.

MRT users (except for those who board trains at six stations nearest to Bandar Utama MRT station) are charged a flat rate of 4 ringgit Malaysia per entry per day. As the parking facility does not use the Touch 'n Go electronic purse system for payment, MRT users must verify their status with their Touch 'n Go cards used on the MRT at the parking payment machines at the park and ride facility in order to enjoy the flat rate.

MRT users who board trains at the Kota Damansara, Surian, Mutiara Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Phileo Damansara and Pusat Bandar Damansara stations do not qualify for the flat rate charges.

The park and ride facility is separate from the upper floor parking which are meant for 1 Powerhouse occupants, including guests of the Avante Hotel which is part of the building. Park and ride flat rate charges are not available at the upper floor parking, where hourly parking charges apply.

Gallery

Station

1Powerhouse (Entrance A), Feeder Bus Stop and Park and Ride

1 Utama Pedestrian Link (Entrance B)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Prime Minister Launches Phase One of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line" (PDF). Klang Valley MRT Project. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-05. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Top 10 attractions near latest MRT stations". Thestar.com.my. 2016-12-17. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  3. ^ "All systems go for LRT3 in 2020". Thestar.com.my. 2016-12-17. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  4. ^ http://www.starproperty.my/index.php/articles/property-news/residents-share-their-thoughts-on-proposed-pedestrian-linkway-in-ttdi/?search=house%20for%20rent
  5. ^ https://www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2014/07/09/mrt-corp-accepts-ttdi-folks-decision-majority-of-residents-do-not-want-pedestrian-linkway-to-be-bu/
  6. ^ https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2017/04/17/so-near-yet-so-far-for-mrt/
  7. ^ RapidKL Bus Route 811
  8. ^ RapidKL Bus Route 812
  9. ^ RapidKL Bus Route 802

External links

  • Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit website
  • Unofficial information resource on the MRT