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Published: Friday December 30, 2011 MYT 1:19:00 PM
Updated: Friday December 30, 2011 MYT 1:36:56 PM

RapidKL to offer red tokens for senior citizens from Jan 1

KUALA LUMPUR: RapidKl is introducing red-coloured tokens for senior citizens that will allow them to enjoy a concession fare or 50 percent discount tickets on the LRT.

Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) group director for Rail Division, Khairani Mohamed said commuters aged 60 and above could also travel with a 50 percent discount on fares on the KL Monorail from Jan 1, 2012.

"These single-journey red tokens can also be purchased and used by the disabled, and the purchase can only be made at our ticketing counters at the LRT stations.

"Similarly, for the Monorail service, the 50 percent discount manual concession tickets are to be purchased at the ticket counters," he said in a statement.

The ticket vending machines at the LRT stations will only issue normal tickets, which are blue tokens.

Senior citizens are advised to use their RapidKL Senior Citizen Card for more convenience in their travelling, skipping the need to queue to purchase the token each time they want to take the LRT or Monorail.

"Those who have yet to have one can go to the Pasar Seni LRT station today to apply for their RapidKL Senior Citizen Concession Card for free," said Khairani.

"To apply for the concession card, they only need to bring their MyKad and a copy of it, and also a complete registration form to the Ticket Concession Registration Counter at the Pasar Seni LRT Station.

"As for the disabled, they need to show their OKU card issued by the Welfare Services Department.

"For those who already have the Senior Citizen Concession Card, they do not need to reapply. They can continue to use the same card when travelling on RapidKL rail and bus services," he said.

Khairani said the concession fare was in line with the prime minister's announcement on Budget Day in October that senior citizens would be accorded a 50 percent discount on the LRT and Monorail tickets and the concession fare also extended to the disabled. - Bernama

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