MRT: Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line On Track To Begin Operations By End-2016

MRT: Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line On Track To Begin Operations By End-2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) — The first phase of the Mass Rapid Transit’s (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang line (SBK) between Sungai Buloh and Semantan is expected to begin operations by the end of this year.

“We are looking forward to the opening of Phase 1 at the end of this year,” SBK Line Project Director Marcus Karakashian said.

He said track work on the gateway has been completed and an actual electric train is being tested along the Kwasa Sentral and Surian station stretch.

The underground stations are now getting fitted with electrical and mechanical equipment, he told reporters after the Bench Design Competition award ceremony at the MRT Depot’s KVMRT Training Centre here Friday.

“There is still a lot of work awaiting (to be done),” he said, adding that Phase 1 is on track but definitely not ahead of schedule.

He said integrated testing is likely to be done in September.

The six winners of the competition each bagged a RM7,000 cash prize for their entries for one of six stations — Muzium Negara, Merdeka, Pasar Seni, Tun Razak Exchange, Cochrane and Maluri.

— BERNAMA