Bandar Tasik Selatan ITT to open next year

TRANSIT notes the following information about the Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal

Bandar Tasik Selatan ITT to open next year (The Star)
Monday August 30, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: The RM570mil integrated transport terminal (ITT) in Bandar Tasik Selatan is scheduled to be completed on Nov 19.

The terminal will only be fully functional and opened to the public in 2011.

The bus terminal in Bukit Jalil that temporarily serves as a depot for south-bound buses will be moved to the Bandar Tasik Selatan ITT then.

In addition to buses, the terminal will also be an interchange for rail services like KTM Komuter, the LRT Ampang Line, the Express Rail Link to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and RapidKL buses.

The six-storey building will consist of bus terminals on the first floor.

Departure and arrival bays will be on the second floor.

The lobby for passengers will be on the concourse level and taxi stands will be on the third floor.

There is a commercial area located on the fourth floor while parking bays will be on the fifth and sixth floors.

TRANSIT Says:

This waiting is killing us.

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3 thoughts on “Bandar Tasik Selatan ITT to open next year”

  1. I have noticed that the government is trying put some effort in order for commuters to have seamless transfers at LRT stations. I would like to know what is the plan for Bandar Tasik Selatan station in order for commuters to have seamless transfer especially between KTM Komuter and LRT station to ITT. It is quite obvious for now that the existing pedestrian bridge in KTM Komuter station could not accommodate those commuters alighting at BTS.

    And, after the ITT is fully operational, we can definitely see that more passengers from KTM and LRT aligting at BTS. I hope TRANSIT would draft a plan for BTS stations to submit to the government (I’m not sure if TRANSIT has done this before). Probably, adding up a new pedestrian bridge from KTM Komuter to ITT and replace the current pedestrian bridge which should be much wider would solve the problem. Not to mention that the current platform in KTM station is narrow. In short, the government must be aware that BTS would be the next main transport hub after KL Sentral and something must be done on time with the opening of ITT.

    1. Hi Saktish

      Those are some very good questions. It appears that the internal design of the terminal is well thought out with respect to connecting to the rail lines, but it is the connection between the rail lines itself that is the “weakest link” in this case.

      We believe that upgrading the walkway is something that all of the railway companies (ERL, KTM, Prasarana) would have to work on doing – and we expect that the construction of the terminal itself is treated as a separate project. In other words, they built a nice terminal and connection to the ERL but the connection between the ERL and the other rail lines is “somebody else’s project”.

      Perhaps SPAD will take up this integration project and work with ERL, KTMB and Prasarana to expand the walkways and improve the layout of the stations.

      Regards, Moaz for TRANSIT

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