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MRT Circle Line

MRT Circle Line
Native name Laluan MRT Lingkaran
Type Rapid transit
System KVMRT Line 3 (MRT3)
Status under feasibility study[2]
public inspection on June/July 2018[3]
Stations 26[1]
Underground: 19
Services Orbital
(Ampang Jaya - Bandar Malaysia - KL Eco City -
Bukit Kiara - Sentul - Setapak - Ampang)
Line number  13 
Planned opening 2025[4]
Owner Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd
Conduction system Automated and driverless
Line length 40 km (25 mi)[5] [6]
Elevated: 8 km (5.0 mi)
Underground: 32 km (20 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed Maximum operating speed of 100 km per hour
Route map
GKLKV Integrated Transit Map -KwongTN.svg

The MRT 3, MRT Line 3 or MRT Circle Line will be the thirteenth rail transit line, the fifth fully automated and driverless rail system in Klang Valley area. When completed, this line will form the loop line of the Greater KL/Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. The line is expected to be numbered 13 and coloured grey on transit map.

It is one of three planned rail lines under Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project by MRT Corp. The line is currently under final planning and evaluation.[7] Announcement of alignment and station locations was expected during the second quarter of 2011. The MRT Circle Line is expected to cover the hotspots surrounding the Bandar Malaysia, Ampang, KL Ecocity, Bukit Kiara and Sentul. Interest in building the line resurfaced in early 2015.[8]


  • 12 August 2016 - MRT Corp announced that it is expected to submit the study on the MRT Line 3 to the government by year-end.[9]
  • 6 September 2017 - Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai indicated that plans are being drawn up to fast-track the construction of MRT 3 for completion before 2027.[10]
  • 27 October 2017 - During Budget 2018 announced on 27 Oct 2017, Prime Minister Najib Razak indicated that plans are being drawn up to fast-track the construction of MRT 3 for completion before 2025.

Sentul-Bangsar alignment possibility[11]

Station Code Station Name Platform type Interchange/Notes
 SP1  AG1  Sentul Timur Terminal Interchange with Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line.
Jalan Kuching
MATRADE Possible interchange with Port Klang Line at  KA05  KTM Segambut.
Jalan Duta
Mont Kiara
Sri Hartamas
Pusat Sains Negara Interchange with proposed Bukit Damansara MRT station
 SBK12A  Bukit Kiara Possible interchange with Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line, via a purpose-built station between  SBK12  Phileo Damansara and  SBK13  Pusat Bandar Damansara.
match with proposed Bandar Sri Permaisuri MRT station
 KJ18  Kerinchi Interchange with Kelana Jaya Line.
 KB01  Mid Valley Terminal Terminus. Interchange station to Seremban Line. Pedestrian link to KTM Eco City/Abdullah Hukum under construction.

Other possible stations

Sentul-Bangsar alignment posibility
 3   4  Right arrow
Sentul Timur
Jalan Kuching
 2  Right arrow
Jalan Duta
Mont Kiara
Sri Hartamas
Pusat Sains Negara
Bukit Kiara
Left arrow  9  Right arrow
Left arrow  5  Right arrow
Mid Valley
Left arrow  1  Right arrow

Interchange stations

integrated paid area
single fare trip
non-integrated paid area
multiple fare trips


  1. ^ "MRT Corp calls for tender to build and finance MRT3 line". The Edge Markets. 6 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Advance works for MRT Line 2 ongoing". New Straits Times. 23 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "MRT Line 3 to provide shorter travelling time". New Straits Times. 13 November 2017. 
  4. ^ ‘Ride shares help MRT service’
  5. ^ "MRT Corp planning 3rd line for Klang Valley". New Straits Times. 
  6. ^ "Kuala Lumpur MRT, Malaysia" (PDF). Global Mass Transit Research. 
  7. ^ Say, Tee Lin (31 January 2011). "All eyes and ears on second MRT". The Star. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Wong, Joseph (5 February 2015). "Eyes now on MRT Line 3". The Ant Daily. Archived from the original on 19 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "MRT Corp to submit Line 3 study to govt by year-end". The Star Online. Star Media Group Berhad. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Plans to fast-track MRT 3's completion". The Star Online. Star Media Group Berhad. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "Possible segment of MRT Circle Line at Ekspo Negaraku 2017". Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  12. ^ "PM: Reducing road traffic a game changer in transforming lifestyle of Malaysians". Retrieved 25 March 2018. 

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