Pudu LRT station is a landmark of an elevated rapid transit station situated in Pudu area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, serving a single line that forms part of the Sri Petaling Line of the STAR system. Historically it was known as the Pudoh station, a part of the Ampang Line from the now obsoleted Federated Malay States Railways (FSMR) and Malayan Railways (KTM) connecting Kuala Lumpur, Ampang and Salak Selatan.
After FSMR gets dissolved and STAR line begins to replace the railways, it gets demolished in the early 1990s and Pudu LRT station is built in place of the old one. This newer station has a two-tier layout design, with ticketing counters and stations as well as staff rooms on the lower level, and the two-sided platforms and bi-directional tracks on the higher level.
There are no elevators, instead, both platforms are converged via the stairways and escalators at the ticket area. The design is done as such in order to bypass the road traffic and to avoid the railway from becoming a blocking point for road users. Later on December 16, 1996, the station was opened as part of the first phase of the commencement of the STAR system, alongside the other 13 adjoining stations serving the Sultan Ismail-Ampang route.
It is one of the three Ampang Line and Sri Petaling stations serving the Pudu area in addition to the Hang Tuah and Chan Sow Lin stations. The Pudu station is located on the western fringe of Pudu, alongside Jalan Sarawak nearby a row of shophouses in front of Jalan Pudu. The station is also accessible from the southwest via Jalan San Peng and from the southeast via Jalan Sungai Besi.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the Jalan Istana or Jalan Hang Tuah for immediate access to Pudu LRT station. The journey could take up around ten minutes depending on the current traffic situation.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, visitors can catch the Express Rail Link (ERL) train which goes to KL Sentral/Bandar Tasik Putrajaya/Cyberjaya/Salak Tinggi/KLIA route. There, one can board the Light Rail Transit (LRT) coach heading to Gombak and stop by the Masjid Jamek station to make an interchange to the Pudu LRT station which is heading to Ampang.
The Kuala Lumpur railway station is a railway station located at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin that serves as the city’s railway hub for the Federated Malay States Railways Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) train line before KL Sentral assumed much of its role in 2001. Despite that it still remains an important transportation hub for the city, offering intercity electric coaches via ETS services since 2009. What is unique about this railway is its architecture which is the perfect blend of Eastern and Western designs. Completed in 1910 to replace the older Resident Station, it has since undergone major renovations and refurbishments to keep up with the times and maintains its charm to this day.
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One of the more high-class accommodation with an elegant setup situated 376, Jalan Pudu which is within close proximities to the town and walking distance to the LRT station. There are a lot of facilities and services provided for the guests such as cable television, minibar, shower, desk, concierge, laundry service, luggage storage, pool, tours, meeting facilities, photocopier and many more.