Photographer's Note

13/05/2009 : Repost as a Workshop Photo after edit with PS CS3.

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Light Rail Transit ( STAR LRT )
Start service at the year 1996
Distance travelled - 12km

13 November 1992: Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan Sdn Bhd (Star LRT) incorporated to implement Kuala Lumpur's first LRT project.

22 December 1992: Franchise agreement between the Malaysian government and Star LRT signed for the development, ownership and operation of LRT system.

30 August 1994: Work on the project officially commenced.

16 December 1996: Phase One between Ampang and Sultan Ismail stations begins operations.

11 July 1998: Branch line from Chan Sow Lin station to Sri Petaling station begins operations. This branch forms part of the Sri Petaling Line.

6 December 1998: Extension from Sultan Ismail station to Sentul Timur station begins operations.

1 December 2002: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB) takes over ownership and operations of Star LRT under the first phase of Kuala Lumpur's public transport restructuring exercise. SPNB renames the system Starline.

November 2004: Operations of Starline transferred to Rapid KL. Ownership of assets remain with SPNB.

19 July 2005: Rapid KL announces that Starline's two lines will be renamed the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines. All signage will be changed by 2006.

27 October 2006: A six-coach LRT train which came in from Ampang overshoots the end of the elevated tracks at Sentul Timur station, resulting in the front half of the first coach dangling in the air about 25m above the ground.

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