Escalator repairs at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan continue to frustrate commuters

THE escalator under repair at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) in Kuala Lumpur continues to frustrate commuters.

It is learnt that the escalator which connected commuters from Bandar Tasik Selatan KTM and LRT stations to the link bridge that leads to the bus hub’s main building has been scheduled for repair for about two years.

The situation is made worse with only one out of the two elevators working.

As such, many have had to carry their luggage from the exit of the stations’ link bridge on level two up to the TBS link bridge on level three via the broken elevator or stairs.

One of them was Universiti Putra Malaysia student Najwa Mohd Nizam, who disembarked from the KTM commuter to take a bus at TBS to her hometown in Johor.

She said the escalator has been out of service at least for the last two years.

“I take a bus to my hometown from TBS often in the last two years, and have always had to carry my bags up the escalator.

“It is difficult but I have no choice. Another option was to take the elevator, but only one of the two is functioning and the queue for it will be long,” she said.

Another regular commuter, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia student Mohd Asyraf Abd Rashid, 21, said that people were usually rushing to catch the bus and the broken amenities made it difficult.

The TBS management was not available for comments at press time.

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