KUALA LUMPUR: With the opening of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line Extension tomorrow, commuters taking the Kelana Jaya Line will be able to travel from Gombak to Putra Heights.
However, due to the pending deployment of the new Kuala Lumpur Additional Vehicle (KLAV) trains in January 2017, the Kelana Jaya Line trains will alternately make a turnaround at the Ara Damansara station during the morning and evening peak hours, to cater to the peak-hour crowds.
Prasarana in a statement Wednesday said that from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, commuters from Kuala Lumpur heading to Putra Heights may need to disembark at the Ara Damansara station to continue their journey.
“We seek the support and understanding of our customers to bear with the temporary inconvenience until the new KLAV trains are deployed.
“We will put up signages and make announcements at our platforms and onboard our trains to guide our customers in their travel,” said Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd chief executive officer, Ahmad Nizam Mohamed Amin.
Ahmad Nizam said temporarily, trains travelling between Ara Damansara and Gombak would maintain a headway or waiting time of approximately three minutes.
The KLAV trains, costing about RM577mil, involve a total of 14 four-car trains called Bombardier INNOVIA Metro 300, adding to its current line-up to accommodate up to 220 passengers per car and thus, reduce waiting time.The LRT Line Extension Project will be officially opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tomorrow afternoon. - Bernama
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