MRT Kajang Line disruptions on May 19 caused by low air pressure, says Rapid Rail

KUALA LUMPUR: Technical disruptions to Kajang Line Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) services on Friday (May 19) were due to low air pressure causing the train to stop and the emergency braking system to be activated automatically.

Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd (Rapid Rail), in a statement Friday night, said the first disruption involved a technical problem at the Pasar Seni MRT station at 5.24pm.

It said Rapid Rail’s engineering team managed to fix the issue at 6.49pm, following which the frequency of the services was adjusted in stages at 7.10pm.

Ten feeder buses were provided for free between the Muzium Negara MRT station and Maluri MRT station and an alternative route to facilitate the journey of affected passengers was activated, it said.

On the technical disruption at the Batu 11 Cheras MRT station heading to Kwasa Damansara at 7.23pm, Rapid Rail said the problem was resolved at 8.04pm and the train frequency was gradually restored at 8.10pm.

"Operations staff and auxiliary police personnel were placed at stations to help facilitate the movement of affected passengers and announcements were made via Rapid KL's social media platforms, at all stations and on the trains," it said, adding that it had extended the peak time frequency at six-minute intervals until 8.30pm.

"Rapid Rail would like to apologise to the passengers for the inconvenience caused,” it added. - Bernama

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