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Normal Fares Begin On Sept 1 – Rapid KL

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KUALA LUMPUR – The fare rates for Rapid KL city rail services, namely Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT), Monorail and Rapid Transit Bus (BRT) will be back to normal as of Sept 1. Commuters have been enjoying a 50 per cent discount since July 18. Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd chief executive officer…

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Signalling Problem Causes Delays In Kelana Jaya LRT Service

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Kelana Jaya LRT line experienced delays due to a signalling problem this morning. A Prasarana Malaysia Bhd spokesman when contacted by Bernama said the service disruption which started at 6.30am involved the Taman Paramount and Taman Jaya stations. “The trains had to be operated manually when passing through the sector which…

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Sarawak’s LRT To Be Ready By 2020, Says CM

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KUALA LUMPUR – A light rail transit (LRT) system connecting Kuching, Samarahan and Serian divisions could materialise by 2020, Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Abang Openg said. He said the LRT system was being studied for inclusion in the public transport plan to solve traffic congestion in the three divisions as their total…

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Najib: 15 LRT Power Substations To Be Upgraded

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PETALING JAYA: Upgrading work on 15 power substations along the Kelana Jaya LRT line will be commissioned and implemented. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the proposed upgrade will extend the lifespan of the electrical systems and enable it to cater to fast-growing demands and future loads. “This measure will take up to…

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Student Who Missed Train Home Gets New Ticket For Free

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The story about an International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) student who missed the electric train (ETS) home to celebrate Aidiladha due to the Light Rail Transit (LRT) service disruption this morning, caught the attention of ETS operator, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB). And as a gesture of goodwill, KTMB offered…

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Free LRT Service On Kelana Jaya Route For 3 Days From Tuesday

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KUALA LUMPUR – Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd will be providing free service for three days to commuters on the Light Rail Transit System Kelana Jaya line from Sept 13 to 15 following the service disruptions on Wednesday and today. Prasarana Malaysia Berhad chief executive officer Datuk Azmi Abd Aziz said the free service for the…

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LRT Commuters ‘Track’ To Next Station After Glitch

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KUALA LUMPUR – Another glitch, the second time this week forced Light Rail Transit (LRT) commuters to walk to the next station, on the track, early today. In the incident involving the Setiawangsa- KLCC route, which occurred during rush hour, the train which was heading to Jelatik station was reported to have stopped suddenly between…

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LRT Commuters Irked By Repeated Glitches

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Regular Light Rapid Transit (LRT) users were irked by another episode of technical glitches which forced them to be stranded at several stations between Gombak and Putra Heights during peak hours Wednesday morning. One of them, Farhana Azmi, the Malaysian National News Agency staff from Pantai Dalam here, said she left…

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Ampang LRT Line Halt Services During Raya

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PETALING JAYA: The Ampang LRT Line service will be temporarily suspended on the second and third day of Hari Raya, and on July 16. The suspension is to enable the upgrading of its signalling system. “Free shuttle bus services will instead be provided, between 6am and midnight, to take commuters to the RapidKL bus hub…

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All Set For Feeder Service To New LRT Stations

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RAPID KL will be offering more than 20 shuttle bus services for the Kelana Jaya and Sri Petaling LRT lines to make it easier for commuters to leave their cars at home. From today, 13 new stations along the Kelana Jaya line, namely Lembah Subang, Ara Damansara, Glenmarie, Subang Jaya, SS15, SS18, USJ7, Taipan, Wawasan,…

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Four New LRT Stations In Puchong To Begin Operation On April 1

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) will open four new stations for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in Puchong beginning April 1. Prasarana chief executive officer Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz said the stations under the Ampang line LRT extension project are IOI Puchong Jaya, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Taman Perindustrian Puchong and Bandar Puteri.…

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LRT Across The Sea To Mainland Penang Planned

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GEORGE TOWN: There are plans for a fourth link between Penang island and the mainland – a light rail transit (LRT) track across the sea. The proposed link will have the LRT trains travelling on rails built near the Penang Bridge. It will connect Gelugor on the island and the Prai Industrial Estate on the…

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LRT,Monorail Fare Hike Possibly On The Cards Before Oct. 31

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KUALA LUMPUR: A review of the LRT and Monorail fares is expected to be announced before Oct 31, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) said. “We have now got the approval from the Cabinet and SPAD has written to the Prime Minister to ensure it is properly endorsed,” SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar…

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Masjid Jamek LRT Station Ceiling Collapse, No Casualities Reported

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KUALA LUMPUR – Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) confirmed that the ceiling at the Masjid Jamek Light Rail Transit (LRT) station collapsed this evening, but there were no casualties reported. Prasarana (Communications and Media Affairs) senior manager Azhar Ghazali said in the incident at 2.10 pm, the ceiling structure at Platform 1 heading to Kelana…

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Jobless Man Jailed For Illegally Crossing LRT Track

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In Malaysia it’s hard for snatch thieves and burglars to get sent to jail, but you can easily so, if you cross the LRT track without permission. On the Thursday occurence, an unemployed man was sentenced to a week in prison by the magistrate’s court today. Magistrate Ashraf Rezal Abdul Manan handed down the sentence…

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Two Workers Killed In LRT Terminal Construction Site Accident

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PETALING JAYA – Two Bangladesh workers were killed after they were trapped in wet concrete following the collapse of a floor being levelled at an LRT terminal construction site in Putra Heights near here Wednesday. The bodies of the workers were recovered from the collapsed wet concrete at 10.24 pm Wednesday and 1.10 am Thursday,…

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