KUALA LUMPUR: The new Light Rail Transit (LRT) line from Putra Heights to the Kuala Lumpur city centre began operations at 6am Thursday.
Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd chief executive officer, Ahmad Nizam Mohamed Amin said 15 new stations were opened in the Line Extension Project (LEP) including the Putra Heights interchange, which links the Kelana Jaya and Sri Petaling lines.
“From Putra Heights, you can choose whether to use the Kelana Jaya or Sri Petaling/Ampang line based on your destination,” he said in a statement here Thursday.
In addition to Putra Heights, the two new stations opened on the Sri Petaling/Ampang line were Prima Puchong and Puchong Perdana.
Ahmad Nizam said the LEP also included connectivity with the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Komuter and Sunway line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services.
“Connectivity to the BRT-Sunway line is provided at the USJ 7 station, while the interchange with the KTM Komuter Port Klang-Rawang line is at the Subang Jaya station. These are two new stations under the Kelana Jaya LEP,” he said.
The 10 other stations under the Kelana Jaya LEP are Lembah Subang, Ara Damansara, Glenmarie, SS15, SS18, Taipan, Wawasan, USJ21, Awan Megah and Subang Alam.
Ahmad Nizam said Rapid Bus would also begin its feeder bus service to ensure customers could get to their destinations with ease.
The full details of the schedule and frequency of the buses can be found on www.myrapid.com.my. The public can also obtain more information on the park ‘n ride facility to park their cars if they do not wish to take the bus.
He said there would be no parking charges for the park ‘n ride zone for the first month of operation, and customers are also advised to use the MyRapid SMART 30 monthly package or SMART 7 weekly package to enjoy further savings. - Bernama