Bus lane to start operating along Jln Genting Kelang


Buses using the dedicated bus lane along Jalan Ampang. — Filepic

A BUS lane trial project will be implemented along Jalan Genting Kelang in Kuala Lumpur starting tomorrow.

Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd said the bus lane would operate during morning peak hours from 6am to 9am on weekdays.

It will involve 47 buses covering five routes, namely 250 (Wangsa Maju LRT Station-Lebuh Ampang), 200 (UIA Gombak-Monorail Chow Kit), 202 (Hab Wira Damai-Lebuh Ampang via Gombak), 251 (AU3 Jentayu-Chow Kit) and 254 (Ayer Panas-Titiwangsa via Chow Kit).

Rapid Bus chief executive officer Muhammad Yazurin Sallij Muhammad Yasin said in a statement, “The bus lane will stretch from Jalan Tumbuhan to Bulatan Pahang.

“With this, we expect Rapid KL services to operate more smoothly.

“It is expected to save travel time by up to 20 minutes compared to using private vehicles.

“The bus service on Jalan Genting Kelang also connects passengers to other public transport modes.”

Muhammad Yazurin says the bus lane will cut travel time by 20 minutes.Muhammad Yazurin says the bus lane will cut travel time by 20 minutes.He said this initiative would offer affordable fares not exceeding RM2.50 for those heading to the city centre.

Setapak and Wangsa Maju communities can also utilise the T250 feeder bus facility (Wangsa Maju LRT Station-Platinum) or the Demand Responsive Transit (DRT) service in the Wangsa Maju area, operated by Kumpool.

The bus lane trial project on Jalan Genting Kelang will run until Feb 14 next year.

Also on Nov 15, the Jalan Ampang bus lane trial project, initiated in July, will start operating during evening peak hours from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

“RapidBus recorded a 15% increase in bus ridership along the Jalan Ampang corridor for the morning peak hours.

“With the bus lane extending to evening peak hours, the bus service will be smoother and is expected to save up to 20 minutes of travel time,” said a statement.

For details and bus routes, go to https://myrapid.com.my

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