Commuters now have the option to take a van-hailing service for just RM1 to and from the KTM Komuter station in Subang Jaya.
In an effort to improve first-and-last-mile connectivity, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) announced a strategic partnership with Kumpool, which already operates in the city, Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya and a few other areas.
The Subang Jaya Komuter station, which serves 48,000 train passengers a month, was selected for the pilot project in Klang Valley.
Kumpool business head Goh Chun Hean said, “Wherever you go within designated zones in Subang Jaya, a fare of RM1 will encompass a 5km radius.
“We have over 100 stops in Subang Jaya as we strive to cover all the residential and commercial areas.”
The collaboration between KTMB and Kumpool aims to provide passengers with a convenient transport option.
Passengers can book their trip via the Kumpool app as the service functions like an on-demand shuttle, where passengers sharing the same route are grouped together.
KTMB chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin said, “The next phase will be introduced at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Komuter station in early July.
“There are plans to extend the service to the southern region to benefit intercity users.”
He said KTMB would monitor the system closely and continue developing strategies to enhance public transport through collaborations with third-party service providers.
“KTMB welcomes strategic collaborations with ehailing and companies as these platforms are increasingly favoured by commuters,” said Mohd Rani.