13 Jul '18, 5am

LRT3 project goes ahead, but costs reduced by 47% - 6 stations axed, smaller buildings, less/shorter trains

LRT3 project goes ahead, but costs reduced by 47% - 6 stations axed, smaller buildings, less/shorter trains

The LRT3 project linking Bandar Utama to Klang will go ahead, but with final costs reduced by 47%, from RM31.65 billion to RM16.63 billion, finance minister Lim Guan Eng announced yesterday. Nothing is for free, of course, and the nearly halved costs comes at the expense of several stations and shorter trains, among other things. Firstly, five of the planned 26 stations have been deferred, and they are the Lien Hoe, Temasya, Sirim, Bukit Raja and Bandar Botanic stations. Lim said that these stations have low projected ridership. The planned 2km tunnel including an an underground station at Persiaran Hishamuddin in Shah Alam will be cancelled. Also, the stations that survived the chop will be smaller – based on existing Kelana Jaya LRT standards instead of MRT stations. Lim added that the timeline for completion of the 37 km line would be extended from 2020 to 2024, and thi...

Full article: https://paultan.org/2018/07/13/lrt3-project-goes-ahead-bu...

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