Rapid KL apologises to stranded commuters in Thursday (Jan 17) incident


PETALING JAYA: Rapid KL has apologised to commuters after some 180 passengers on board its monorail train got stranded near the Bukit Nanas station on Thursday. 
 
In a statement on Friday (Jan 18), Rapid KL said the incident was due to a sudden power failure.
 
“While we apologise for the inconvenience caused, we are grateful that all passengers were safely evacuated and that there were no injuries in the incident,” it said.
 
The train stalled at 7.01pm after it was unable to get traction due to power loss. A rescue train was immediately dispatched to help evacuate the passengers on board the train.
 
"Train-to-train evacuation was completed at 7.45pm and shuttle service using a single track was immediately commenced: One between KL Sentral and Bukit Bintang, and the other between Bukit Bintang and Titiwangsa,” said Rapid KL.
 
Services returned to normal at 9.11pm.