New LRT3 from Klang to Bandar Utama in the works, expected to open to public from March 1, 2025 onwards

Traffic jams can be a hassle for us to go through, so one way around is by opting for public transport. With the recent introduction of newer Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) lines, commuters are able to access better convenience at their fingertips.

New LRT3 in the works, expected to open from March 1, 2025 onwards

Well, here’s more good news! An upcoming Light Rapid Transit (LRT) line is set to make its debut starting March 1st of 2025. Dubbed LRT3, the extensive train framework covers vast areas from Klang all the way to Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya.

Amounting to a cost of about RM16 billion, Transport Minister Anthony Loke was quoted as saying that the line would cater to a population of 2 million people. According to the New Straits Times, minister of Transport, Anthony Lok spoke about the project during a short test ride at the Johan Setia depot in Klang.

Transport minister Anthony Loke taking a test drive on an LRT3 train at the Johan Setia Depot in Klang. Source: Bernama

The LRT3 line is planned to have 20 stations, with two interchanges to the MRT Kajang Line in Bandar Utama, and one more at LRT Glenmarie, which connects to the LRT Kelana Jaya Line.

“It is able to carry 18,630 riders per hour per direction. This is an addition to the public transportation system in the Klang Valley and also a vital LRT line to encourage usage especially for those in the Klang Valley,” he told reporters yesterday.

An LRT train running in full operation. Source: razihusin (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Having been under development since 2018, the minister stated that the current progress of LRT3 is at a promising 86 per cent. He further added that the LRT initiative would include 22 three-car coaches, all operating on sustainable green technology.

Since this would be for the public’s benefit, he assured that constant updates would be given to address any uncertainties from the people. As of now, all seems to be on track for LRT3, and it is hoped that the progress continues to run smoothly.

Looks like we have something to look forward to in 2025. Hopefully, more advancements to come our way!

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