KUALA LUMPUR – Starting Oct 1, the red and blue routes of the GO KL bus service will be upgraded to increase the use of the buses to the optimal level.
The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) in a statement here yesterday, said that the upgrade would involve changes in the starting and finish points, an increase of frequencies to public hotspots and the termination of service to less-frequented destinations.
The upgrade will see that both the red and the blue routes will begin at the Jalan Tun Razak Bus Terminal, where an integration of public transportation services, including Monorel, LRT and express buses, exists, the statement said.
SPAD said four new bus stops would be introduced on the red route (Jalan Tun Razak Bus Terminal-KL Sentral), namely in Jalan Tun Razak Bus Terminal, Damai Hospital, Chow Kit (Jalan Ipoh) and at the Grand Seasons Hotel.
Two existing bus stops, namely at Wisma Sime Darby and Maju Junction, would cease operations, and as an alternative, passengers could use the bus stops at Puteri Park Hotel and Pertama Complex.
For the blue route (Jalan Tun Razak Bus Terminal-Bukit Bintang), 10 new bus stops would be introduced, namely at Jalan Tun Razak Bus Terminal, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Institute of Medical Research, Kampung Baru Mosque, Sekolah Khas Kampung Baru, Bukit Nanas, Dang Wangi LRT Station, Puteri Park Hotel, Chow Kit and Grand Seasons Hotel.
Seven existing bus stops on the route, however, would cease operations, namely at Menara Uni Asia, Medan Tunku Monorel Station, Campbell Complex, Maju Junction, Wisma MPL, The Weld and Sogo.
Alternatively, passengers could catch the GO KL buses at the bus stops at Medan Mara, Concorde Hotel, Wisma Boustead and Menara Hap Seng. – Bernama