RapidKL to go cashless in stages starting April 15

The travel cards allow users to get 20% discount on RapidKL bus fares.

RAPIDKL is implementing full electronic payment for all its routes. The exercise will be carried out in stages beginning with its Ampang corridor on April 15.

The Ampang corridor covers eight routes involving 300, 302,

303, BET7, T300, T301, T302, T303, T304, T350, T351, Rapid Bus chief executive officer Muhammad Yazurin Sallij said in a media statement.

He said the corridors of Cheras, Sungai Besi and Jalan Kelang Lama would commence with full cashless system on April 29 while routes in the Damansara, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Pahang and Jalan Kelang Lama corridors would adopt the full electronic system from May 13.

“The final of the eight corridors that we established this year to enhance the stage bus services in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor-Federal Highway will be implementing the system on May 27 to bring the entire Rapid KL bus network completely on board the full cashless system.

“Hence, we strongly advise customers to immediately purchase the cashless travel cards for their convenience.

“The cards are not only a convenience, users also get 20% discount on the normal fare.

“Alternatively, Malaysians can opt to purchase the My50 or the My100 packages, which will also give them access to monorail, LRT, MRT and the MRT feeder buses as well as the Bas Rapid Transit (BRT) Sunway Line,” said Muhammad Yazurin.

He said customers could purchase and reload the cashless

travel cards at all LRT, MRT, Monorail and BRT customer service counters.

The cards are priced at RM15 – RM5 for the card and RM10 purse value.

With the cashless travel cards, including MyKad for users of My50 and My100, passengers merely need to tap their card on the reader when boarding the bus and tap out when exiting.

“Customers just need to ensure that they have a minimum balance of RM3 on the card before boarding a bus,” said Muhammad Yazurin

He said concession cardholders were given a grace period of one month from the launch date for each corridor to purchase their cards.

“They can still use cash

payment while in the process of applying for the new concession card,” he said, adding that RapidKL transports 400,000 passengers on the buses daily.

Concession cardholders enjoy 50% discount on the normal fare.

The concession card can be applied for at www.myrapid.com.my or at the concession registration counter at Pasar Seni Bus Hub.

Reloading facilities are available at all LRT, MRT, Monorail

and BRT customer service counters.

RapidKL will also sell the cashless travel cards and provide reload services at selected bus hubs and stops to ease customers’ transition to the cashless payment mode.

For more information, visit www.myrapid.com.my

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