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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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Fikirlah: The Third Class Mentality In Malaysia Has Taken Deep Root

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KUALA LUMPUR – It was reported in the media recently that the benches, walls and toilets at several MRT stations had been vandalised within days after the RM20 billion Kajang-Sungai Buloh MRT line started operations early this month. To me this news comes of no surprise! It is just a reflection of how far the…

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Next, Building MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line – PM

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government was now working at embarking on the second Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) route, the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) line. The prime minister said the BN government’s effort did not stop with the completion of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line which…

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Half Million Passengers To Enjoy 50% Discount On Rail, BRT

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KUALA LUMPUR – Over half a million existing Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT), monorail, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) commuters and thousands of new users are expected to take advantage of the 50 per cent fare discount starting tomorrow until Aug 31, 2017. Commenting on the above announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at…

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Disabled Among B40 Group Receiving Myrapid Touch ‘n Go Cards

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KAJANG – Some of the  MyRapid Touch ‘n Go card recipients have expressed their happiness at getting the cards in conjunction with the launch of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)  Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line. Comprising 100 individuals from the lowest 40 per cent household income group (B40), they were also grateful to the government for the successful implementation of the country’s modern transportation…

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PM Launches MRT Second Phase, Promises More Transportation Projects

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched the second phase of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line and said it would be the beginning of many more ‘infra-rakyat’ (people’s infrastructure) projects in the country. The Prime Minister said these projects included the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Second Line, Bandar Utama-Johan Setia LRT3, East Coast railway, Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail…

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MRT Sg.Buloh-Kajang Creates Transport Connectivity

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KUALA LUMPUR – The full opening of the Mass Rapid Transit Service (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang Route (SBK) on Monday creates a level of connectivity that has never been enjoyed by the country, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri . She said, with the opening of the second phase of the MRT, students and…

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MRT: Several Roads Around Cheras Kajang Highway To Remain Closed

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Road closures in several areas along Cheras-Kajang Highway will be extended for 14 more days to facilitate MRT construction works, starting Tuesday. MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd, which is the project delivery partner in a statement said the closure among others were to facilitate reinstatement of street lighting, permanent signage and road marking works. Areas to be…

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MRT Underground Stations: Not An Easy Task But We Did It

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The construction of seven underground stations of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line phase two has proven that local talents including architects, designers and engineers are capable of undertaking a very challenging world class project. These 261 local skilled workers can say: “Not an easy task but we did it,”…

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Semantan-Kajang MRT Gets Thumbs Up From Kajang Residents

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KAJANG – Commuter Kamarulzaman Kamaruddin believes he could save more than RM200 a month and cut travel time between his home and workplace by more than two hours when the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Semantan-Kajang service begins next week. “I usually spend about RM350 on petrol and toll monthly. And that’s only on working days. On the MRT, I’ll only have to fork out RM128 monthly for the…

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Pos Malaysia To Issue Special Stamp Series On MRT

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KUALA LUMPUR – Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) will continue the issuance of train-themed stamp series with the latest edition featuring Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). The stamp series will be available from Monday in conjunction with the commencement of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line service. Head of Pos Malaysia Stamp and Philately Unit Diyana Lean Abdullah said the…

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Najib Gives Thumbs Up To MRT Sg.Buloh-Kajang Line

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has given the thumbs-up to the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. The prime minister said he and his family had the opportunity  to tour and test out the second phase of the MRT project, to be fully operational on July 17, yesterday. “I am satisfied with the world-class MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line which is developed,…

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MRT Optimistic Of 160,000 Drop In Vehicles Entering Klang Valley

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KUALA LUMPUR – Mass Rapid Transit Corp (MRT Corp) has projected a drop of 160,000 vehicles entering the Klang Valley daily when its Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line comes into full operation starting July 17. Its Strategic Communication and Stakeholder Relation director, Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah is optimistic the MRT service for the SBK line could reduce the number of vehicles entering…

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MRT To Showcase ‘Masterpiece’ At Seven Underground Stations

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KUALA LUMPUR – The seven underground stations of phase two of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line,  to be opened on July 17,  are unique as they are decorated with fine works of art. The seven underground stations are considered to be MRT’s ‘masterpiece’ since they were designed to inspire commuters with their…

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Semantan-Kajang MRT Line 99 Per Cent Completed

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SEPANG –  Construction of Phase Two of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project involving the Semantan-Kajang line is 99 per cent completed and will be operational as scheduled by next month, said Prasarana Malaysia Bhd president and group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Azmi Abdul Aziz.   He said the 31-kilometre line – connecting the Kelana Jaya, Sri Petaling, Ampang and…

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MRT Fares To Pay For Bonds Used To Finance Project

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project, funded completely by government-guaranteed bonds, can be paid for with fares collected from its users, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz. This, he said, was based on a feasibility study, he said during a question- and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat here today. He said…

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MRT Fares To Pay For Bonds Used To Finance Project

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project, funded completely by government-guaranteed bonds, can be paid for with fares collected from its users, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz. This, he said, was based on a feasibility study, he said during a question- and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat here today. He said…

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Najib Calls On MRT Users To Provide Feedback On Service

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on users of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) facility to provide feedback on the service. He said they could give comments on the service provided, frequency of trains, feeder buses and so on to service provider Rapid KL via telephone at 03-78852585 or…

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1.2 Million People Ride MRT During Promotional Period

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KUALA LUMPUR – Some 1.2 million people rode the first phase of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang line (SBK) Line between Sungai Buloh and Semantan since it began operations on Dec 16 until yesterday. Muhammad Isom Azis, Chief Operating Officer of the Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd, said the MRT received…

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MRT Charges Fares From Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Kajang (MRT-SBK) line service will start charging fares to commuters tomorrow. The service involves the first phase between Sungai Buloh-Semantan stations, involving 12 stations for a 21-km stretch, which opened on Dec 16 last year offering free fares, including shuttle buses for a month until today. It…

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Student Rewarded For Being Millionth MRT Rider

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KUALA LUMPUR: Student Ng Zhi Wei was getting ready for another regular morning commute to her college from Sungai Buloh on the new MRT line when she made history. Ng became the one millionth passenger to use Sg Buloh-Kajang (SBK) MRT Line 1, which has been in operation for just 27 days. “I am very…

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PM Wants Feedback From Commuters Who Have Used MRT Services

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged commuters who have used the recently launched first phase of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) service from Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) to share their experiences and give their feedback. “It is already 10 days since the MRT started operating. How is it? Those who have…

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2016: A ‘Rail-Ly’ Good Year For Public Transport

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KUALA LUMPUR – Year 2016 ended with a promise of much better connectivity in the country, with rail providing fast and massive transportation. One of the projects that are to transform the country is the high-speed rail to be developed between Malaysia and Singapore. The two countries signed the agreement on the 350km line on…

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RM2 Billion Saved In MRT Project – PM Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR – About RM2 billion could be saved from the initial targeted cost for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister said the project could be implemented at a cost of about RM21 billion compared to the targeted cost of RM23 billion in the initial stage.…

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PM Najib Lauches SBK MRT Phase One

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched the first phase of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), which became the latest addition to the public transport mode in the country. The first phase of the route, which involves 12 stations between Sungai Buloh and Semantan and covering a…

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Najib: Free MRT, Feeder Bus Rides Until Jan 16

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SUNGAI BULOH: Public transport commuters will be able to enjoy free rides on the first phase of the Klang Valley MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) when it starts operations on Friday. Announcing the good news, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said commuters will be able to ride on the MRT trains and feeder buses…

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Residents’ 20-Year Wait For Public Bus Service Ends

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SUNGAI BULOH – The 20-year-wait of Bukit Rahman Putra and Kampung Melayu Sungai Buloh residents for a public bus service will end this Friday when the area gets Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) feeder buses from Rapid KL. Checks by Bernama at Bukit Rahman Putra, Kampung Melayu Sungai Buloh and Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh found many…

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MRT Project Trains Young Graduates Into Successful Contractors

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line 1 has not only produced jobs for young graduates but also created several young contractors, according to MRT Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations Director Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah. He said that under the MRT Young Entrepreneur Programme (MYEP), which was launched in 2013, fourteen young…

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Early Completion Of MRT Sg Buloh-Semantan Line Saves Cost

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KUALA LUMPUR – The early completion of the first phase of Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line (MRT SBK) between Sungai Buloh and Semantan has not only reduced cost and manpower wastage. It also ensured completion of the project within the stipulated budget, said MRT Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations director Datuk Najmuddin…

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MRT SBK Line to Be Completed As Scheduled At No Extra Cost

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PUTRAJAYA – The MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line will be completed as scheduled with no additional cost to be incurred, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. Spanning 51 kilometres, the MRT-SBK line, which is being built at the cost of RM23 billion, is now 89 per cent completed. “The first MRT line (SBK line) is…

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