The train is one of the best ways to get around the city and if you’re living at one of this townships, you’re never far from an LRT and MRT station.
Wherever you are in the capital, one of the first things you will look out for is the accessibility to transportation links. In the Klang Valley, the rail system is made of the heavy rail (commuter), Light Rapid Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), monorail, and express rail link (ERL). While you may pay a premium price for living near the rail lines, the choice is perfect for both buyers and renters as it promises a far bigger surge in property value as well as can cut a huge amount of time off your commute.
Let’s look at these townships in more detail.
The Light Rapid Transit (LRT)
1. Shah Alam
Shah Alam has become a favoured place for people who want to live in a greener, quieter surrounding and yet still have easy access to amenities. When the LRT3 starts operation in 2024, six of the stations will be passing through Shah Alam. The Bandar Utama – Klang Line is the latest addition to the existing LRT link. Upon completion, it will be extending the connectivity of two million people in the Western Corridor to other parts of the Greater Klang Valley.
The H1 2020 Portal Demand Analytics by Malaysia’s number one property portal iProperty.com.my revealed that Shah Alam recorded a positive residential property demand, standing at +7.63%. This was contributed by several factors such as accessibility and the more affordable prices compared to properties at other parts of Klang Valley. There are at least 4 Properties in Shah Alam near LRT Bandar Utama-Klang Line (LRT3).
Other than being known as one of KL’s posh neighbourhood, Ampang is known to house many foreign embassies. It is also home to a large Korean community in the Klang Valley. There are at least five properties in Ampang within 1km from the LRT Ampang Line. This rail line began operation in 1998 and was formerly known as the STAR LRT, and is part of the LRT Ampang/ Sri Petaling Lines.
Combined with the Sri Petaling Line, the tracks cover a distance of 45.1 km. Not just that, connected to major roads and highways such as Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ampang, AKLEH and MRR2, Ampang is only a stone’s throw away from KL Golden Triangle. That explains why Ampang is in the top five most-searched areas to rent in the Klang Valley
3. Kuala Lumpur (KL)
You will never run out of things to do in this heart of Malaysia. There are so many must-sees and must do things within the KL City Centre area. With an array of options for luxury residences, you’re getting the best view of the city skyline. Not just that, you can easily beat the traffic as public transportation is readily available in the area with LRT Kelana Jaya Line and Go KL City buses running through various routes.
The Kelana Jaya LRT Line was the world’s longest fully automated, driverless rail system when it began operation on 1 September 1998. This rail track is covering a distance of 46.4km with 37 stations serving central Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, and Petaling Jaya. Within the Kuala Lumpur area alone, there are 19 LRT stations on the Kelana Jaya Line. There are at least 17 of the cheapest, affordable and luxury properties to buy or rent near the rail line.
4. Petaling Jaya
Looking for a place closer to Village Park Nasi Lemak? Petaling Jaya (PJ) was originally developed as the satellite township for Kuala Lumpur. Other than being the country’s first planned town, it is also home to Asia’s largest trampoline park, Jump Street Asia. The LRT 3 that is expected to be completed in 2024 will further ease the journey to this part of Klang Valley as it broadens the public transportation route from the existing LRT Kelana Jaya Line. As life is buzzing in this township, check out the five most-searched properties for rent in PJ for anyone looking for a place to call home.
The LRT Sri Petaling Line extension makes Puchong more accessible with seven stations running through the township. While most people think that it is a bit of a stretch to travel to Puchong due to its notorious traffic congestion, the LRT line has broadened the transport options, routes and enhanced the liveability in Puchong. If you’re looking for a home in Puchong, here’s the ultimate neighbourhood guide to Puchong and also, check out the five properties in the area within 1km from the LRT Sri Petaling Line.
6. Subang Jaya
Subang Jaya is a mature township with neighbourhoods made up of terrace houses and high-rise residences. This all-in urban township has grown into one of the most heavily populated cities in Selangor and even though traffic congestion has always been a major issue, the Kelana Jaya LRT extension line has further elevated the public transportation options and routes across Subang Jaya. Not just that, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services link the Sunway commercial area to train stations which is a plus point for anyone who travels within that area. We’ve mapped down 10 residences in Subang Jaya near LRT stations that might catch your attention here.
The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
There are 11 MRT stations within Cheras. If you are looking to maximise your properties’ potential, be sure to check out the residential properties near MRT stations. It is a sprawling and densely populated area. Properties in Cheras can be found at widely different ends of the price spectrum due to the large geographical footprint of this township.
Not just that, there’s an abundance of malls, shops, nightlife and local amenities for residents to enjoy. On top of that, the area boasts a range of house types and immediate neighbourhood amenities to ensure opportunities and choices for a diverse demographic of homebuyers. Cheras is also in the top three for most searched areas by Malaysian homebuyers in 2019.
The MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang (SBK) Line is a significant addition to Damansara. The 51km MRT SBK Line or MRT 1 is the country’s first MRT and the newest part of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. This township is both in KL and Selangor and it houses some of the best restaurants, cafes and bars in Klang Valley.
At the moment, Kepong is only served by the KTM Komuter line. Soon, the MRT Sg Buloh – Serdang – Putrajaya (SSP) Line/ (Putrajaya Line) or MRT 2 will not only further elevate the traffic volume and shorten the travelling time from Kepong to other parts of the Klang Valley, but it will also transform this township into the next hot address in town. Upon its completion, the MRT SSP Line is expected to cater for 2 million people in KL North and Putrajaya while our stations will be passing through this mature township.