Kelana Jaya LRT line resumes operation

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is operating from 6am on Tuesday (May 25) morning using a single track following the crash the night before which saw hundreds of people injured.

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) said that the service, which will be supported by a free shuttle bus service, will operate with a train frequency of 10mins during peak hours and 30mins at other times, as well as a 50 per cent capacity reduction, following the government’s announcement on stricter measures in the implementation of the movement control order.

"Following that, passengers are expected to have to wait a little longer than usual. However, the train frequency may be modified according to needs during the operation, ” Prasarana said in a statement.

To facilitate the movement of passengers during peak hours, five double-decker shuttle buses are provided, free of charge, with a frequency of between 15 to 20mins during peak hours, to ferry passengers to any station between Pasar Seni and Ampang Park.

The line's LRT service is expected to be fully restored within three days after the clean-up and repair work is completed, including sanitation at KLCC Station and the surrounding area to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

"Prasarana deeply regrets the incident and will continue to monitor the progress of passengers involved in yesterday’s incident and will give full cooperation to the authorities regarding the incident.

"Rapid KL service users can now plan their journey more easily using the PULSE application which can be downloaded through the Google Play Store or Apple Store, ” the statement said.

In the 8.45pm incident on Monday (May 24), a total of 213 passengers were injured, 47 of them seriously, following the collision of two LRT trains on the Kelana Jaya line, which occurred in a tunnel between the KLCC and Kampung Baru station, involving one train carrying passengers and another train, which was said to have been test-driven following a fault, and carried only a driver.- Bernama

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