Kuala Lumpur’s Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) has appointed Arup as the underground reference design consultant for Klang Valley MRT SSP Line 2.
The second line, also known as the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line (SSP Line) will run from Sungai Buloh to Serdang and Putrajaya, covering a distance of 52.2km. The elevated alignment of the SSP Line is estimated to be 38.7km and the underground section will be 13.5km in length. It will consist of 39 stations, ten of which will be underground.
Arup will be doing the reference design for ten underground stations of the SSP Line and the fitting up of the Tun Razak Exchange Station – an interchange that will connect MRT SBK (Sungai Buloh-Kajang) Line and the SSP Line. The company will be producing reference design for all other operational buildings and structures and will also be assisting MRT Corp with the tender process for the underground construction package. The latter includes drawing up tender documents, evaluating technical submissions from tenderers, and carrying out design and technical reviews.
The Klang Valley MRT is the first MRT project in the region. It will integrate with Klang Valley’s existing rail transport network, namely the LRT, Monorail and KTM Komuter, as well as intra and inter-city bus routes. The end result will be better connectivity for Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding cities, while reducing the number of cars that enter the capital.
Source: tunnelling journal