PETALING JAYA: Trains on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line are experiencing delays on Thursday (Jan 17).
According to a post on Rapid KL's Facebook page, the trains between the two stations had to be driven in manual mode as technicians were addressing a signalling fault.
"Trains between Muzium and Bukit Bintang need to be driven in manual mode while technicians rectify the signalling fault.
"Trains are moving slower and dwelling longer," it said on Thursday (Jan 17).
MRT Line Update: Trains between Muzium and Bukit Bintang need to be driven in manual mode while technician rectifying the signaling fault. Trains moving slower and dwelling longer. Updates to follow.— RapidKL 03-78852585 (@MyRapidKL) January 17, 2019
Facebook users seemed rather unhappy over the slowdown, as Wing Yee commented, "Always got problem during peak hours".
Other Facebook users pointed out that MRT services seemed to experience such problems whenever there's a heavy downpour.
"Please provide incident report. Why are there always issues whenever it's raining," Kahlen Fong Poi Kei commented.
Other Facebook users also noted that the affected stations are currently packed with commuters.
"Packed at Bukit Bintang station. Peak time," Noor Azman Abdul Razak commented, while Shannon Tung said, "Suffocating here at Muzium Negara".
MRT tweeted at 6.39pm that the fault had since been rectified and its trains were running as normal.
It later tweeted at 7.27pm that the MRL line was experiencing delays.
"MRL Line Update: Dear customers, our train service is experiencing delays. Updates to follow," it tweeted.
Commuters can check for the latest updates on Rapid KL's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
MRL Line Update: Dear customers, our train service is experiencing delays. Updates to follow.— RapidKL 03-78852585 (@MyRapidKL) January 17, 2019