Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge: A Straightforward Connection 5 Years In The Making

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The Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge is the latest transit connection in the Klang Valley. Despite not being a new station, Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM Station can now be used to access Mid Valley City thanks to this new bridge built together with KL Eco City to link up to Mid Valley City.

Construction of the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge commenced in 2014 but had a dent in schedule when a part of the under-construction bridge collapsed in 2016. Nevertheless, the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge is now finally opened, 5 years since commencement of construction.

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Heading on the Kelana Jaya Line approaching Abdullah Hukum LRT Station.

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Approaching Abdullah Hukum LRT Station.

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Heading down the staircase at Abdullah Hukum LRT Station.

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The Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge can be seen from Abdullah Hukum LRT Station.

How to walk from Abdullah Hukum LRT Station to The Gardens Mall

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Heading out of the Rapid KL fare gates.

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Turning right towards Abdullah Hukum KTM Station.

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The escalator up to the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge is located in Abdullah Hukum KTM Station.

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The escalator up to the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge in Abdullah Hukum KTM Station. I had missed it on first attempt on accessing it, thinking it was outside the station.

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Here’s the main problem – there’s no clear signs pointing to the all-important escalator.

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The only sign pointing towards the escalator to the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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Taking the escalator up to the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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This concourse level is of the same height as the Kelana Jaya Line platforms. I wonder if it will ever be connected one day.

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Crossing over the KTM Komuter concourse.

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The KTM Komuter-style signs point to KL Eco City Mall, Mid Valley City and The Gardens at the start of the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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The first leg to KL Eco City is quite short.

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The view of the KTM and LRT tracks from the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge

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The entrance to KL Eco City.

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The Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge is in use for 19 hours a day, from 6.00am to 1.00am daily.

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Walking through a small centre portion of KL Eco City to continue on the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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Continuing out to Mid Valley City and The Gardens Mall on the other side.

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Heading on the second portion of the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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Despite being so close, The Gardens Mall was rather inaccessible from Abdullah Hukum LRT Station before this Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge came about due to the road network and the Klang River crossing in between.

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The facade of The Gardens Mall and The Gardens Hotel & Residences as seen from the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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The Klang River splits Mid Valley City and KL Eco City.

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The view of Petronas Twin Towers with PNB 118 soon to be overshadowing it.

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The last portion of the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge to The Gardens Mall.

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Entering The Gardens Mall.

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Heading down the ramp from this new entrance.

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The new entrance from the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge is on Level 1 beside Isetan.

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The familiar sight of The Gardens Mall. From here, you can connect to Mid Valley Megamall by the usual bridge.

How to walk from The Gardens Mall to Abdullah Hukum LRT Station

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Signs around Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall promote about this new Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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Head out on 1st Floor towards Isetan.

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There are new signs for KTM and LRT in The Gardens Mall.

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The exit to the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge is located in a hole in the wall after the lift and toilet lobby, and before Ichiriki Japanese Restaurant.

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Heading to the ramp up to the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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Heading out of The Gardens Mall to the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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Crossing over to KL Eco City and thereafter to Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM Station.

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Heading in to KL Eco City.

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Heading out to KTM and LRT on the other side.

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The entrance to Abdullah Hukum KTM Station from the Abdullah Hukum LRT & KTM – KL Eco City – The Gardens Mid Valley Link Bridge.

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Heading down the stairs to Abdullah Hukum KTM Station to connect with Abdullah Hukum LRT Station.

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The concourse of Abdullah Hukum LRT Station for the Kelana Jaya Line.

Now you can take a frequent Kelana Jaya Line LRT train to and from Mid Valley and need not rely fully on the KTM Komuter any more!

 

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