Rejoice, south Klang Valley residents! The day you've been waiting for is finally here — the MRT Putrajaya line is finally opened! The 57.7km track from Kwasa Damansara to Putrajaya Sentral is now complete and the best part is, you can ride it for FREE from today onwards until March 31!
Everything you need to know about the new MRT Putrajaya Line
Do note to enjoy the free ride program a.k.a dubbed Perjalanan Percuma 15 Hari MRT Laluan Putrajaya (PFR15), you’ll have to get in or get out at one of the 36 stops on the MRT Putrajaya line, as well as the line’s feeder buses.
So for example, if you enter an MRT Putrajaya station and exit at say an LRT or BRT stop, the fare will be free of charge. Similarly, if you enter any station and exit at one of the 36 MRT Putrajaya stops, the fare will also be free.
If you were to enter at a station not part of the MRT Putrajaya line and then exit at a station also not part of the MRT Putrajaya line (LRT Kelana Jaya, LRT Ampang, MRT Kajang, Monorail, BRT) you will need to pay the fare as usual. Action will be taken against those who don’t pay a fare!
For those with the My50 pass, you can still enjoy the free ride. You will, however, need to make a new application for a My50 pass once it’s expired sometime in April, after which they will provide you with a My50 pass that has an additional 15 days of use for a total of 45 days.
Seven interchange stations on the MRT Putrajaya line
It should be noted though that there are seven interchange stations that are part of the MRT Putrajaya and at least one other line; your fare will also be free if you enter or exit at one of these seven lines:
- Kwasa Damansara
- Kampung Selamat
- Sungai Buloh
- Tun Razak Exchange
- Chan Sow Lin
- Sungai Besi
Travelling with a token
As for those of you who want to use the MRT Putrajaya line via a token, you’ll simply need to head over to any LRT, MRT, Monorail or BRT counter at the station and ask for a token for a free ride — as long as you either enter or exit at one of the stops on the MRT Putrajaya line. You will not be able to get a PFR15 token at a token vending machine during this promotion period. Do note that there will be no free ride for any commuters using the regular Rapid KL and LRT feeder buses.
Once the clock strikes midnight on April 1, the fares will be applied to commuters riding the MRT Putrajaya line once again. The fare for riding the line from one end to the other is RM6.90 if you’re using a token. And if you’re using cashless payments, it’ll cost you RM5.80.
Where you can go with MRT Putrajaya
The MRT Putrajaya line is quite extensive, covering areas such as Serdang, Sungai Besi, Tun Razak Exchange, Kampung Baru, Kepong and Sungai Buloh. It’ll make travelling to Kuala Lumpur city centre so much easier!
With that, there are a few places that you can check out using the new line! You can exit at the UPM station to pet some cows at the famous Farm Fresh Experience or exit at the Putra Permai station where it’s a 15-minute walk to Farm in the City where you can check out the petting zoo.
There are plenty of things to do in Kuala Lumpur and with the new MRT Putrajaya line, there’s no need to stay stuck in traffic. Especially in one of those weekend traffic jams, right? Stop by the Titiwangsa station and you can check out these 11 Stunning Spots In Malaysia For That Gorgeous Instagram Feed You’ve Always Dreamt Of. Want to jalan-jalan cari makan? Check out these 11 Delicious Nasi Lemak Eateries In KL & Selangor Every Malaysian Must Try that you can easily visit with the new MRT Putrajaya line!