The KL Sentral Building & Milestone


About Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Ensconced in the midst of the Kuala Lumpur Sentral is a world-class transportation terminal – Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur. It has been built to cater to the needs of people of all ages and background. Two construction phases of the KL Sentral have been completed.

  • Integrated transit gateway
    Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur is the biggest transportation hub in Kuala Lumpur. From Stesen Sentral, commuters are presented with many transportation options such as the following:

Commuters can choose to travel via either KTM Komuter or KTM intercity trains which cater routes to most parts of Malaysia and also connects from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok and Singapore.

The Express Rail Link (ERL) services is the only direct link in the country to KLIA operating from KL City Air Terminal (KL CAT).

The proposed My Rapid Transit (MRT) KL Sentral station will serve to integrate existing rail networks and alleviate severe traffic congestion in Greater Kuala Lumpur.

KL Monorail
The KL Monorail connects Stesen Sentral with various locations within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and Golden Triangle. The nearest monorail station to Stesen Sentral is located along Jalan Tun Sambanthan, a five-minute walk away.



June 27, 1994
Formerly a marshalling yard for Malaysia’s national rail operator, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), the emergence of Kuala Lumpur Sentral began when the Government awarded the privatization of Stesen Sentral to Kuala Lumpur Sentral Sdn Bhd, a consortium led by MRCB, on June 27, 1994.


August 18, 1997
A concession was then signed on August 18, 1997, whereby Kuala Lumpur Sentral Sdn Bhd was tasked to build and surrender Stesen Sentral to the Government, in exchange for development rights over the surrounding 72-acre freehold commercial land.


April 15, 2001 / April 16, 2001
The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station received its last intercity train service on April 15, 2001 with the arrival of the Senandung Malam at 10.30pm. It marked the end of the station’s 90-year period as the central hub of rail transportation in the peninsula.

As of April 16, 2001 all KTM Berhad intercity services to the north, south and the east coast began operations from the new Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station intercity train to arrive at the KL Sentral Station was the 7am Express Kenari, from Singapore


Hilton and Le Meridien opened at Kuala Lumpur Sentral in 2004. These 5 star service hotels complements Kuala Lumpur Sentral’s values’s a global and world-class facility hub.


Awarded with the privileged MSC Malaysia Cybercentre status in February 2006, Kuala Lumpur Sentral allows ICT businesses and MSC-status companies to house their office here, thus becoming one of the sought after business area in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur Sentral was the first.

Kuala Lumpur Sentral is the first private-driven MSC CyberCentre


KTM Bhd introduced a woman-only coach for the Sentul-Port Klang commuter train route, to provide more comfort and security to women.


Station’s Specifications

Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur was designed by Dr Kisho Kurukawa, together with Malaysian consultants. The contemporary architecture of the station incorporates traditional Islamic motives of a multi-pointed star, which can be seen on the dome and the floor tiles.

The building was developed by KL Sentral Sdn Bhd and is currently managed by Semasa Sentral Sdn Bhd. Both companies are subsidiaries of Malaysia Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB).

Technical Specifications

  • Land Area
Station9.3 acres
Depot10.5 acres
  • Gross Floor Area
Station996,308 square feet
Maintenance Depot327,000 feet
  • Station Foot Print
700 feet x 515 feet
  • Building’s Height
Main building with 5 levels
  • Area Allocation
Rail Operators77%
– KTMB44%
– ERL40%
– Common7%

Rail operators

  • Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB)
KTM Intercity2 platforms
KTM Komuter4 platforms
  • Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (PUTRA)
PUTRAline2 platforms
  • Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL)
KLIA Ekspres2 platforms
KLIA Transit2 platforms

Safety at the Station

Emergency Evacuation

  • Station users are advised to pay attention to announcements made via the Station Public Address System.
  • Do obey the instructions by our experienced staff who have been trained to handle most queries and provide maximum safety for all passengers and users.
  • Station personnel are always present to guide you to the nearest assembly point. Follow the instructions given by the personnel in charge, who are in the Semasa Sentral uniform. It is important that you make every attempt to achieve an orderly and calm evacuation.

Safety At Train Platforms

  • Do not cross the track
    Some of the tracks have been installed with electrical cables. Crossing the track will lead to the risk of being electrocuted.
  • Do not enter the track area
    This is to avoid the danger of moving trains. If you need to retrieve object(s) on the track, please get assistance from Security or Customer Services.

Prohibited Actions At The Station

The Auxiliary Police (AP) at the station carry the same authority as the Malaysian Police. They are at hand to ensure the safety and security of all commuters.