Malaysia’s main public transport provider Rapid KL announced that it is temporarily suspending services at 16 stations on the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line for a whole week from 9th until 15th November (Tuesday).
The public has been fussed over the announcement made by Rapid KL as there is no explanation for the seven-day disruption to LRT stations from Ampang Park to Kelana Jaya.
Commuters have also been sharing pictures of the current situation of affected stations, and many people need clarification on the sudden disruption.
“The operations for 16 LRT stations from the Kelana Jaya station to the Ampang Park station are suspended for seven days starting from today.” announced Rapid KL.
“Other stations are operating as usual and will end their services earlier, namely at 11pm,” it said in a Facebook post at 5.48am.
All 16 affected LRT stations include stations at the heart of Kuala Lumpur that accommodate many people daily, such as KLCC station, KL Sentral and Pasar Seni. These affected stations are located along the Kelana Jaya LRT line and will be out of service for a week.
Starting from Kelana Jaya – Taman Bahagia – Taman Paramount – Asia Jaya – Taman Jaya – Universiti – Kerinchi – Abdullah Hukum – Bangsar – KL Sentral – Pasar Seni – Masjid Jamek – Dang Wangi – Kampung Baru – KLCC – Ampang Park.
The other 22 LRT stations on the Kelana Jaya line remain in operation but will end services earlier at 11 pm.
The 22 stations are Damai – Dato Keramat – Jelatek – Setiawangsa – Sri Rampai – Wangsa Maju – Taman Melati – Gombak; and Lembah Subang – Ara Damansara – Glenmarie – Subang Jaya – SS 15 – SS 18 – USJ 7 – Taipan – Wawasan – USJ 21 – Alam Megah – Subang Alam – Putra Heights.
Rapid KL emphasised that free feeder bus services will be provided along five routes, covering stations affected by the LRT service suspension.
The five routes include the “LRT 1” route, the non-stop bus service linking Ara Damansara LRT Station with the Pasar Seni LRT Station, and the “LRT 2” route is a non-stop bus service linking the Ara Damansara LRT station with Kelana Jaya LRT station.
The “LRT” free bus service route will stop at all 11 affected LRT stations from Kelana Jaya LRT Station to Pasar Seni LRT Station, making it an alternate service to the suspended LRT service.
For a detailed explanation, the “LRT 3” free bus service route will be Kelana Jaya – Taman Bahagia – Taman Paramount – Asia Jaya – Taman Jaya – Universiti – Kerinchi – Abdullah Hukum – Bangsar – KL Sentral – Pasar Seni.
Moreover, the “LRT 4” route, a free bus service for Pasar Seni LRT station, will be linked with Masjid Jamek LRT station.
Lastly, the “LRT 5” route features a free bus service covering the route from Masjid Jamek LRT station to Damai LRT Station. It will stop at Masjid Jamek – Dang Wangi – Kampung Baru – KLCC – Ampang Park – Damai.
The public has requested alternative routes to their destinations, while others have shared alternate routes that include a combination of other rail services, such as the MRT, Monorail, and Ampang/Sri Petaling LRT lines, as well as walking.
Even with the provided free feeder buses, people are still seen to be waiting too long for the lack of buses, resulting in a crowd. This led to commuters wondering about the frequency of the free bus services connecting the affected LRT stations.
Rapid KL will keep adding free feeder busses to various routes, so check out @AskRapidKL on Twitter to stay up to date.
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Source: Malay Mail
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