KUALA LUMPUR: LRT and Monorail fares will be charged according to distance from Dec 2.
Prasarana group chief executive Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz (pic) said the company's rail services would now charge riders by how far they travelled.
In a press conference on Monday, Azmi revealed that new ticket prices would consist of a single flag fall price of 70 sen, with a formula for different blocks of distances.
This he said, did not mean that fares would necessarily see an increase, compared with those in effect Monday.
For the first four km, LRT riders would be charged another 30 sen per km of travel.
He showed that the further a rider went, the charges for each distance block reduced in price.
For distances of 4.1km to nine km, riders would be charged 26.4 sen per km. For 9.1km to 14km, it would be 21.6 sen per km.
For 14.1km to 19km, it would be 18 sen per km, and for 19.1km to 24km, 14.4 sen per km.
For trips above 24km, it would be 10.8 sen per km.
Monorail trips will also have distance blocks, with riders charged 58.8 sen per km for the first four km with 37.2 sen per km for the 4.1km to 9km block.
Azmi added that rides were also subject to a special extra charge called the Transit Acquirer System, which he said was put in place by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
Previously, SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar indicated that LRT and Monorail fares would be raised.
Syed Hamid said SPAD had got the Cabinet's approval to increase the fares.
In July, Prasarana said LRT fares had been unchanged since 2002.
Earlier Monday, KTMB announced that Komuter fares would also go up from 11 sen per km to 15 sen per km from Dec 2.