|Light rapid transit station and future rapid transit station|
The exterior view of the interchange station, as seen towards the southwest from Jalan Chan Sow Lin.
|Other names||陈秀连 (Chinese)|
சந சு லின் (Tamil)
|Location||Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.|
|Owned by||Prasarana Malaysia (2002 to present); operated by Rapid Rail.|
|Line(s)|| Ampang Line |
Sri Petaling Line
Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya Line (Opening July 2022)
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Structure type|| Ground level|
|Opened||16 December 1996 (LRT)|
|Opening||July 2022 (MRT)|
Chan Sow Lin LRT station is an at-grade rapid transit station and interchange station situated in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The station serves as an interchange station for the Sri Petaling Line and Ampang Line, formerly known as STAR. The station is a part of the common route shared by both the Ampang Line (Sentul Timur-Ampang) and Sri Petaling Line (Sentul Timur-Putra Heights). Beginning from July 2016 and with the completion of the LRT extension, the station was designated as the only interchange station between both lines for the new mode of operation due to the upgrading of the signalling systems. After December 2016, train service from Ampang to Sentul Timur was restored. The station is the southernmost station for the Ampang Line. The station was opened on 16 December 1996, as part of the first phase of the STAR system's opening, alongside 13 adjoining stations along the Sultan Ismail-Ampang route.
Chan Sow Lin interchange is located on the southern edge of the incorporated town of Pudu, serving the locality alongside Pudu station and Hang Tuah station. The station was thus intended to serve patrons from the southern end of Pudu, the western end of Taman Maluri and the northwestern tip of Taman Miharja. The latter two localities also have their own namesake stations towards the south and east: Miharja station and Maluri station. The interchange itself is named after an extended portion of Jalan Chan Sow Lin, a roadway that adjoins the main entrance of the station. The road was named after Chan Sow Lin (陳秀連), 1845–1927, a wealthy businessman in the iron works industry. This man was also known then as The father of Chinese iron works in Malaya.
The interchange reuses the now defunct Federated Malay States Railway and Malayan Railway (KTM) route between Kuala Lumpur, Ampang and Salak South. Because of this, the station is located close to several former government compounds (Public Works and Engineering Works branches) that had once connect to the KTM line, up until the line was closed during the 1990s to make way for the STAR line.
Ampang-Chan Sow Lin shuttle service
Between July and December 2016, upon the opening of the Puchong Perdana-Putra Heights stretch of the LRT Sri Petaling Line Extension and the full deployment of the new CSR Zhuzhou trains on the Sentul Timur-Putra Heights stretch, the old Adtranz trains in use since 1996 were reduced to serve only the Ampang-Chan Sow Lin stretch while pending the completion of the signalling system in the line. Commuters going from Ampang to Kuala Lumpur city centre (i.e. Masjid Jamek) or vice versa were required to alight at Chan Sow Lin and switch from the Adtranz trains to the new CSR Zhuzhou trains.
Direct travel between Ampang and Sentul Timur, as it was before July 2016, was restored on 1 December 2016, following the completion of the upgrading of the signalling system on the Ampang-Chan Sow Lin stretch, which also sees the wholesale replacement of the old Adtranz trains with the new CSR Zhuzhou trains.
The principal styling of the interchange is similar to most other stations along the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line, featuring multi-tiered roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars. The platforms and tracks are at-grade, while the single ticket area is elevated at the same level as the footbridges crossing the tracks.
Platform design and designation in the Chan Sow Lin interchange is considerably unique. The Chan Sow Lin interchange contains two island platforms along three tracks. Two of the tracks are linked and are assigned to trains heading for either Sentul Timur station to the north, or Ampang station or Putra Heights Interchange on the other end.
Labelled as Platforms 1 and 2, both platforms are further divided with "A" and "B" suffixes (thus reading "1A", "1B", "2A" and "2B"), with the "B" partitions sharing the single middle track, while the "A" partitions connect to the two outlying tracks. Platform 2A is assigned to trains heading towards Putra Heights Interchange or Ampang station, while Platform 2B is assigned to the common route of the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line heading towards Sentul Timur station. Platform 1A and Platform 1B are currently not in service.
|Platform 1A||Not in use|
|Platform 1B||Not in use|
|Platform 2B||Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines common route |
towards Sentul Timur (→)
|Platform 2A||Ampang or Sri Petaling Line towards Putra Heights (←)Ampang Line towards|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops|
The Chan Sow Lin interchange is specifically intended for passengers from stations connected exclusively with the Sri Petaling Line (Chan Sow Lin-Putra Heights) to interchange with stations exclusively linked to the Ampang Line (Chan Sow Lin-Ampang), or vice versa. Interchanges in such manner typically involves disembarking a train at one side of the platform, waiting, and embarking on another train that arrives at the opposing side of the platform. Alternatively, passengers can interchange between the two lines at any station between Chan Sow Lin and Sentul Timur as these stations are shared by both the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line.
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