Thursday, June 24, 2021

Kelana Jaya LRT line back in service after 2-train collision

Prasarana says the service will operate with a train frequency of 10 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes at other times, as well as a 50% capacity reduction.

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The Kelana Jaya LRT line began operating at 6am this morning using a single track and supported by a free shuttle bus service.

Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, in a statement, said the service would operate with a train frequency of 10 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes at other times, as well as a 50% capacity reduction, following the government’s announcement on stricter measures in the implementation of the movement control order.

“Passengers are expected to have to wait a little longer than usual. However, the train frequency may be modified according to needs during the operation,” it said.

To facilitate the movement of passengers during peak hours, five double-decker shuttle buses are provided, free of charge, with a frequency of between 15 and 20 minutes during peak hours, to ferry passengers to any station between Pasar Seni and Ampang Park.

The line’s LRT service is expected to be fully restored within three days after clean-up and repair work is completed, including sanitation at KLCC Station and the surrounding area to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“Prasarana deeply regrets the incident and will continue to monitor the progress of passengers involved in yesterday’s incident and will give full cooperation to the authorities regarding the incident.

“Rapid KL service users can now plan their journey more easily using the PULSE application which can be downloaded through the Google Play Store or Apple Store,” Prasarana added.

In the 8.45pm incident yesterday, a total of 213 passengers were injured, 47 of them seriously, following a collision of two LRT trains on the Kelana Jaya line, which occurred in a tunnel between KLCC LRT Station and Kampung Baru LRT Station, involving one train carrying passengers and another train, which was said to have been test-driven following a fault, carrying only a driver.

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