Rapid bus timetable to be adjusted, says CEO

Commuters boarding a bus at the Rapid KL depot.

PETALING JAYA: The frequency of Rapid Bus services will be revised following a 66% drop in overall ridership after the start of the movement control order on Wednesday.Prasarana Malaysia Bhd said based on data collected on Wednesday, the BRT Sunway line recorded the biggest loss of ridership at 79.5% followed by MRT feeder buses at 75.7%.

For Rapid KL, ridership has declined by 65.1%, Rapid Penang by 50.8% and Rapid Kuantan by 62%.

Overall, ridership went down by 66%, said Rapid Bus chief executive officer Muhammad Yazurin Sallij in a statement yesterday.

This showed that many Malaysians were cooperating with the government’s move to curb the further spread of Covid-19, he said.

“Therefore, Rapid Bus will also be rescheduling the frequency of bus services for Rapid KL, Rapid Penang, Rapid Kuantan, Rapid Manjung, Rapid Kamunting and BRT Sunway Line.

“For those who are still working outside, don’t worry as the Rapid bus services will continue to operate to fulfil the needs of those who are working in essential services during this period, ” said Muhammad Yazurin.

He said that frequency of services would be adjusted based on demand from tomorrow.

Rapid Bus, he said, was also concerned about customer safety and vehicle hygiene and had adopted the level of disinfection exercises that was in line with World Health Organisation guidelines, he said.

Customers should also plan their journey via https://myrapidbus.prasarana.com.my/kiosk to get the live location of Rapid KL buses.

As for MRT feeder buses, customers can refer to the latest schedule on the Rapid bus Facebook page or contact the company via its social media platforms as well as the hotline at 03-7885 2585.

For Rapid Penang services, customers can download the app Rapid Penang Journey Planner from Google Play, besides its social media platforms as well as the hotline at 04-255 8000.

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