Merdeka MRT Station

The Merdeka MRT Station is an underground MRT station located near the Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur. It serves the MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line and also serving as an interchange station to Plaza Rakyat LRT station.

Aerial view of the Merdeka MRT Station and entrances to the station

Aerial view of the Merdeka MRT Station and entrances to the station


Entrance B to the Merdeka station

Entrance B to the Merdeka station

The station is located underneath Jalan Hang Jebat, adjacent to historical landmarks such as Stadium Negara, Stadium Merdeka and the future KL118 development.

The underground station is adjacent to and lends its name from the historical Stadium Merdeka, where Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, declared the Federation of Malaya independent from the British Empire on 31 August 1957.

Wall featuring Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, declared the Federation of Malaya independent from the British Empire on 31 August 1957

Wall featuring Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, declared the Federation of Malaya independent from the British Empire on 31 August 1957


This station is an embodiment of the spirit of nationalism. As a result, the theme of Malayan independence was ultimately chosen as the interior design theme for this station. Feature walls within the station are used to commemorate the declaration of independence and the text of Rukun Negara, the Malaysian national pledge.

text of Rukun Negara, the Malaysian national pledge, on upper concourse level

text of Rukun Negara, the Malaysian national pledge, on upper concourse level

text of Rukun Negara, the Malaysian national pledge, on upper concourse level

Wall featuring text of text of Rukun Negara, the Malaysian national pledge, on upper concourse level

The ceiling above the escalator leading down from the station concourse to the platform level is decorated with a motif, which is essentially an exploded view of the 14-pointed star on the flag of Malaysia.

The ceiling above the escalator is decorated with 14-pointed star on the flag of Malaysia

The ceiling above the escalator is decorated with 14-pointed star on the flag of Malaysia

Also, each pillar on the station concourse is also decorated with the flags and emblems of each state of Malaysia.

Motif showing an exploded view of the 14-pointed star on the flag of Malaysia

Motif showing an exploded view of the 14-pointed star on the flag of Malaysia

Escalators between the upper and lower concourse level of the Merdeka station

Escalators between the upper and lower concourse level of the Merdeka station


Station Design

This underground MRT station has four levels including the street level where the two entrances are located.

The other three levels are the Upper Concourse Level where the famous Rukunegara (national principles or ideology) and Merdeka (independence) feature walls are located, Lower Concourse Level, and Platform Level, where the island platform with 2 platforms are located.

Upper concourse level of the Merdeka station

Upper concourse level of the Merdeka station

Upper concourse level of the Merdeka station

Upper concourse level of the Merdeka station

Ticket vending machines on lower concourse level

Ticket vending machines on lower concourse level

Fare gates on lower concourse level

Fare gates on lower concourse level

Station Layout

Level Description
Street level (G) Entrance A and Entrance B at Jalan Hang Jebat: Escalators, lifts and staircases to Upper and Lower Concourse; Taxi lay-by; Kiss and ride lay-by
Upper Concourse (B1) Escalators, lifts and staircases to Entrance A and Entrance B and to Lower Concourse; Merdeka and Rukunegara feature walls
Lower Concourse / LRT-MRT Linkway (B2) Escalators, lifts and staircases to Upper Concourse, ticket vending machines, customer service office, fare gates. Escalators, lifts and staircases to platform level. Entrance C leading to paid-to-paid walkway to Plaza Rakyat LRT station
Platform Level (P)
  • Platform 1: Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards Kajang
  • Platform 2: Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards Sungai Buloh
Escalator and stair access to train boarding platforms

Escalator and stair access to train boarding platforms

Train boarding platforms

Train boarding platforms

Platform 2: Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards Sungai Buloh

Platform 2: Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards Sungai Buloh

Platform 1: Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards Kajang

Platform 1: Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line towards Kajang


Access

The station can be accessed via two entrances (Entrance A and Entrance B) located along Jalan Hang Jebat, as well as the paid-to-paid walkway from the Plaza Rakyat LRT station via Entrance C.

Entrance A is located on the north side of Jalan Hang Jebat near the YWCA and Olympic Hotel while Entrance B is located near Stadium Negara.

The station is located about 600 meters and is within walking distance of the Hang Tuah LRT and monorail station.

Location

The station is located underneath Jalan Hang Jebat, adjacent to historical landmarks such as Stadium Negara, Stadium Merdeka and the future KL118 development.

Merdeka MRT Station

Location of Merdeka MRT Station


Paid To Paid Link Between MRT and LRT Station

The Merdeka MRT Station is connected to the Plaza Rakyat LRT Station via a paid-to-paid pedestrian walkway.

Initially meant to be only a connecting station, the Merdeka MRT station now serves as an interchange station, with  Plaza Rakyat LRT station on the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines via a paid-to-paid walkway link connecting between both stations.

The linkway is located on the Plaza Rakyat station’s concourse. Passengers are hence not required to purchase separate tickets while interchanging between both MRT and LRT lines.

Paid To Paid Link Between Merdeka MRT Station and Plaza Rakyat LRT Station

Paid To Paid Link Between Merdeka MRT Station and Plaza Rakyat LRT Station

MRT station with the concourse level of the elevated Plaza Rakyat LRT station.

The 180 meters walkway links the lower concourse of the underground Merdeka MRT station with the concourse level of the elevated Plaza Rakyat LRT station.

LRT - MRT linkway is available at lower concourse level

LRT – MRT linkway is available at lower concourse level

Linkway to connect the MRT and LRT station

Linkway to connect the MRT and LRT station

Linkway to connect the MRT and LRT station

Linkway to connect the MRT and LRT station

Linkway will connect travelers to Plaza Rakyat LRT station's concourse elvel

Linkway will connect travelers to Plaza Rakyat LRT station’s concourse elvel

Facilities

  • Lift
  • Escalator
  • Surau
  • Public Telephone
  • Ticket Vending Machine
  • Public Toilets
  • Customer Service Office
  • Island Platform

Pictures of Merdeka MRT Station During Construction

Merdeka MRT Station

The station entrance of the Merdeka Station undergoing final works. April 2017

Merdeka MRT Station

View of the completed Merdeka Station platform. April 2017

Merdeka MRT Station

Final ongoing touches for the architectural works of the ceiling inside the Merdeka Station. April 2017

Merdeka MRT Station

Final ongoing interior architectural works inside the Merdeka Station. April 2017

The customer service office that have been built inside the Merdeka Station.

The customer service office that have been built inside the Merdeka Station. Feb 2017

Interior architectural wall works that is currently ongoing inside the Merdeka Station.

Interior architectural wall works that is currently ongoing inside the Merdeka Station. Feb 2017

Interior roofing works that is currently ongoing inside the Merdeka Station.

Interior roofing works that is currently ongoing inside the Merdeka Station. Dec 2016

The escalators that have been installed inside the Merdeka Station.

The escalators that have been installed inside the Merdeka Station. Dec 2016

View of the pedestrian linkway between the Merdeka Station and Plaza Rakyat LRT Station.

View of the pedestrian linkway between the Merdeka Station and Plaza Rakyat LRT Station. Oct 2016

Entrances and ventilation buildings being built at the topside of the Merdeka Station.

Entrances and ventilation buildings being built at the topside of the Merdeka Station. Oct 2016

Building services equipment such as air conditioning ducting already installed inside the Merdeka Station.

Building services equipment such as air conditioning ducting already installed inside the Merdeka Station. Oct 2016

Platform screen doors being installed inside the Merdeka Station.

Platform screen doors being installed inside the Merdeka Station. Oct 2016


Artist Impression of Merdeka MRT Station

Artist impression of Merdeka Station

Artist impression of Merdeka Station

Artist impression of Merdeka MRT Station

Artist impression of Merdeka MRT Station

Artist impression of Merdeka Station

Artist impression of Merdeka Station

Artist impression of Merdeka Station

Artist impression of Merdeka Station

Artist impression of Merdeka Station

Artist impression of Merdeka Station

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