Thousands of Klang Valley LRT commuters affected by unexplained glitch affecting several stations
The affected stations are Kelana Jaya, Taman Bahagia, Taman Paramount, Asia Jaya, Taman Jaya, Universiti, Kerinchi, Bangsar, Abdullah Hukum, KL Sentral, Pasar Seni, Masjid Jamek, Dang Wangi, Kampung Baru, KLCC and Ampang Park.
Earlier, Malaysian media reported that the train services between KLCC and Kelana Jaya LRT stations were halted at around 4pm on Tuesday.
“The remaining stations (on the line) will operate as usual (however) services will end earlier at 11pm,” Rapid KL said in a brief statement. However, no reasons were given for the closure of the stations.
Meanwhile, former transport minister Anthony Loke said that the increasingly frequent breakdowns plaguing the LRT system were a sign that the key form of public transportation was in urgent need of an overhaul.
“KL LRT is an important mode of transport for local residents. Every day, there are around 300,000 people using it for their daily commuting,” he was quoted as saying by Malay Mail.
The Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general also urged the Ministry of Transport to reimburse commuters affected by the service disruption.
“Their monthly ticket should be reimbursed since they can’t use the LRT in the next seven days. It is ridiculous, and the government should sincerely amend this,” he said.
Mr Loke said that Pakatan Harapan (PH) would give the LRT system its high priority should it be given the mandate in the 15th general election (GE15).
“If PH is able to retake the federal government on Nov 19, KL’s public transport system will be our highest priority and we will solve these issues as soon as possible,” he was quoted as saying by Free Malaysia Today.
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