'Mini' bus service kicks off on route T300 in Kuala Lumpur


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  • Sunday, 01 Sep 2019

The 8m bus (left) kicked off on route T300 on Sunday (Sept 1) and joins the Rapid Bus fleet that already includes the regular 10m bus (centre) and the 12m double-decker.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The experimental project for 8m buses on route T300 between the Ampang Point and Bukit Indah hubs, which began Sunday (Sept 1), saw an average of 10 passengers for every journey, according to Prasarana Malaysia Bhd.

"As at noon Sunday, 21 journeys or trips had been carried out since 5.30am with three buses operating and about 200 passengers taking the buses after six hours of service.

"The number of passengers, however, is expected to increase on Tuesday (Sept 3) when schools reopen and members of the public start work again after the long three-day weekend for National Day Saturday (Aug 31) and Maal Hijrah celebrations Sunday, ” Prasarana said in a statement

The experimental project for the T300 bus route using the 8m bus, which would run for three months, is also aimed at further strengthening the "first mile, last mile” journey with the daily service ending at 11.40pm.

"Previously, the T300 route only used two ordinary buses, which were the 12m bus for routes stretching 11km with an average of 800 passengers per day and 24,000 passengers monthly.

"It is part of the effort by Prasarana and its subsidiary, Rapid Bus, in transforming the national public transport system into one that is world class," the statement added. - Bernama

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