Mass Rapid Transit Corp. (MRT) 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 52.2 km. The elevated alignment of the SSP Line is estimated to be 38.7 km and the underground section will be 13.5 km in length. It will consist of 39 stations, 10 of which will be underground.
Arup will be doing the reference design for 10 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. Arup will be producing reference design for all other operational buildings and structures and will also be assisting MRT 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.
“As a firm, Arup has a wide experience in delivering large-scale and complex infrastructure projects,” said Wan Anuar Wan, Managing Director, Arup. “We appreciate the need to integrate rail into transport solution that deliver the total door-to-door journey. Our involvement in some major infrastructure projects in Malaysia such as the Kelana Jaya LRT, Penang Second Bridge, Guthrie Corridor Expressway and STAR LRT, puts us in good stead to deliver the underground design for the SSP Line in an efficient and sustainable way. We are elated to work with MRT Corp to enhance the rail network of the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley region and contribute to such an integral part of Malaysia’s future infrastructure.”
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.