Feeder buses ready to serve MRT commuters


(Left) Prasarana Group chief operating officer rapidKL Mohd Azam Omar, Land Public Transportation Commission adviser Datuk Suret Singh, Mohd Azharuddin and Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Berhad head of feeder bus and infra planning Rudyanto Azhar.

THE feeder bus service is all ready to serve the community in Sungai Buloh and its surrounding areas once the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) begins operations on Dec 16 under Phase One.

The MRT stations that will open under this phase are Kampung Selamat, Kwasa Damansara, Kwasa Sentral, Kota Damansara, Surian, Mutiara Damansara, Bandar Utama, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Phileo Damansara and Pusat Bandar Damansara.

The feeder buses that will run from the Sungai Buloh MRT station.(Below) Senior citizens and the disabled will have special seats on the feeder buses.

The feeder buses that will run from the Sungai Buloh MRT station.(Below) Senior citizens and the disabled will have special seats on the feeder buses

The RM23bil MRT project with 31 stations has been progressing on schedule since July 8, 2011.

Full opening of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang line, including Phase Two, is set for July 1, 2017.

To support the MRT operation, there will be 112 feeder buses to service the routes.

The buses will ply 26 scheduled routes under Phase One, at an interval of 10 to 15 minutes, to feed 12 MRT stations.

“This is a joint project by MRT Corp and RapidKL buses as a measure of improving the quality of public transportation in Klang Valley,” said Land Public Transportation Commission (SPAD) chief executive officer Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah.

The special seat for senior citizens and disabled on the feeder bus.

The special seat for senior citizens and disabled on the feeder bus.

“We aim to encourage the public to leave their cars at home and ride the feeder bus to the MRT stations,” he added.

The feeder buses operate from 6am to midnight daily, and Rapid is estimating a ridership of 400,000 per day.

Azharuddin said the bus passengers had to pay only RM1 fare regardless of the distance they were travelling, as the operators wanted to ensure the bus fare was affordable to all.

“We also have bus fare discounts of between 20% and 30% for students, senior citizens and the disabled,” he added.

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