AG16 
Cempaka
Light Rapid Transit station
Cempaka station (Ampang Line) (exterior), Selangor.jpg
Exterior view of the station, as seen toward the west.
Other names千百家 (Chinese)
செம்பாக (Tamil)
LocationOff Jalan Cempaka and Jalan Pandan Indah 6/1, Pandan Indah, Ampang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Coordinates3°8′18″N 101°45′10″E / 3.13833°N 101.75278°E / 3.13833; 101.75278
Owned byPrasarana Malaysia (2002 to present); operated by Rapid Rail.
Line(s) 3  Ampang Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeLow-rise
ParkingAvailable with payment. 298 total parking bays.
Other information
Station code AG16 
History
OpenedDecember 16, 1996
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Sentul Timur
Ampang Line
toward Ampang

Cempaka LRT station is a Malaysian low-rise rapid transit station situated near and named after the nearby Taman Cempaka (Malay; English: Cempaka Estate), in Ampang Jaya, Selangor. The station is part of the Ampang Line (formerly known as STAR, and the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines), and was opened on December 16, 1996, as part of the first phase of the STAR system's opening, alongside 13 adjoining stations along the Sultan Ismail-Ampang route.

Location

The Cempaka station is situated east from and named after the Ampang Jaya locality of Taman Cempaka to the southeast, and is within walking distance of Kampung Pandan Dalam (Inner Pandan Village) directly north from the station, Pandan Indah south. The station is accessible from two branch roads, one off Jalan Cempaka (Cempaka Road) from the north and another off Jalan Pandan Indah 6/1 (Pandan Indah Road 6/1).

The Pandan Jaya station was constructed along two leveled tracks, reusing the now defunct Federated Malay States Railway and Malayan Railway route between Kuala Lumpur, Ampang town and Salak South. The station is also located a mere 470 metres away from the neighbouring Cahaya station, which serves roughly the same locality.

Design

A platform view of Cempaka station.

Overall, the Cempaka station was built as a low-rise station along two tracks for trains traveling in opposite direction. Because the station is nearly subsurface and features two side platforms, the station designates individual ticketing areas for each of the station's two platforms at their level, ensuring access to trains traveling the opposite direction is not freely possible. The station also serves as a public crossing across the Ampang Line tracks between Kampung Pandan Dalam and Pandan Indah via a walkway running underneath the tracks and platforms.

The principal styling of the station is similar to most other stations in the line, featuring curved roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars. Currently, only stairways are used to link street level with the station's ticket areas and platforms, so the station is not accommodative to disabled users. Lifts were installed around July 2011, but as of December 2011 they are still not yet operational.

Bus Service

Previous Route No. Current Route No. Destination
T323 T350 Cempaka LRT station - Tasek Tambahan via Pandan Mewah
T324 T351 Cempaka LRT station - Taman Bukit Permai via Pandan Indah
AJ03 AJ03 Cempaka LRT station - Taman Bukit Teratai (SK Bukit Teratai) via Pandan Indah

(Operated by Smart Selangor) Started in August

See also