LRT disruption: Bandaraya-Masjid Jamek stretch closed for two weeks, says Loke

PETALING JAYA: The Ampang LRT line between the Bandaraya and Masjid Jamek stations will be closed for about two weeks, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.

"We are expecting the line between these two stations to be disrupted for about two weeks.

"Once it is okay and safety is ensured, we will reopen the line between these two stations. I apologise to all commuters who are affected," he said in a press conference in Klang on Wednesday (Feb 1).

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Loke said structural damage forced the closure of the stretch on Jan 28.

"There is a minor crack between the two stations and that is why we had to shut down the line between these two stations," said Loke.

He added that the LRT line was still in operation and commuters can travel to the Masjid Jamek or Bandaraya stations.

"But if passengers want to travel between Masjid Jamek and Bandaraya, they have to take the shuttle bus," said Loke.

He said more than 200 Prasarana staff members would be assigned to assist commuters and repairs on the line.

"The crack will be repaired by Prasarana and we have appointed a negotiator to see how the structure can be repaired as soon as possible," said Loke.

Last Friday (Jan 28), Rapid Rail said that it had to close the route between Masjid Jamek and Bandaraya stations due to safety factors.

Shuttle services and alternate bus services are being provided for commuters.

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