Bus, train operators slow down services


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

Seats on Prasarana’s trains have labels indicating where passengers should sit in abiding by the rule of social distancing during the MCO.

SMART Selangor and PJ City bus services will be stopped temporarily until April 14.

This is in a bid to restrict public movement during the movement control order (MCO) period due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The move will involve 138 Smart Selangor buses that travel along 43 routes statewide, and 32 PJ City buses along six routes in Petaling Jaya.

Selangor local government, public transport and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han said the move was necessary to help reduce public movement on the roads throughout the order period.

“We hope everyone will give us their full cooperation and obey rules set by the state to help prevent further transmission of the virus in Selangor, ” he said.

Prasarana employees placing tape on the floor to prevent passengers from standing too close to each other when queueing up to buy tickets at train stations.Prasarana employees placing tape on the floor to prevent passengers from standing too close to each other when queueing up to buy tickets at train stations.

Public transport services under Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana) have also been

limited throughout the MCO. This includes all Rapid KL train services covering the LRT, MRT and monorail services. (see graphic).

In a statement, Prasarana said operating hours would be from 6am to 10am before stopping and commencing again from 5pm to 10pm.

“There will be no services between 10am and 5pm and the last train will end its services at 10pm, and all stations closed accordingly, ” the statement read.

Additionally, all state buses, including Rapid KL, Rapid Penang, Rapid Kuantan and Rapid Kamunting, will operate from 6am to 10am before stopping and commencing again from 5pm to 10pm.

Rapid Ferry in Penang on the other hand will operate one ferry every hour between 6am and 10am and from 5pm to 10pm.

Prasarana also urged those under the essential services category to plan their journey well or seek alternative transportation.

All passengers are also advised to practise social distancing and follow the stickers found on the train seats that instruct passengers which seats should be left vacant.

For bus locations, visit myrapidbus.prasarana.com.my/kiosk, while Rapid Penang passengers can download the Rapid Penang Journey Planner app which can be downloaded from Google Play. Also limiting its services is Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) which will suspend its interstate and intercity train services until the end of the MCO.

Only two services — Electric Train Services (ETS) and KTM Intercity — will be operational daily compared to the usual eight services offered.

KTM Komuter operations will be reduced to 49 services a day for the Klang Valley and north sector while services of several other trains will continue to serve certain needs like transportation of medical and food supplies and the movement of staff of various other critical services.

Meanwhile, Skypark Link train services between Kuala Lumpur Sentral and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang will be reduced from eight to four services daily.

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