Caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced that services at the LRT Kelana Jaya line are expected to resume earlier than the 15 November timeframe that was previously given. This is after the LRT line suffered a major disruption in which 16 stations have to be closed since 9 November 2022.
According to Bernama, Ismail Sabri made the statement earlier today, though a specific date and time were not given. Previously, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) said that the LRT service between Kelana Jaya and Ampang Park would be suspended for 7 days since 9 November due to unstable service.
In a follow-up to the ongoing disruption, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd also issued a statement announcing that monitoring that was done on the line’s critical service systems indicates that all is safe and stable. In the statement, Rapid Rail said that it was conducting tests on the 38 trains and it was important to establish the stability and dependability before any decision to reopen the line is made. Rapid Rail further elaborated,
“The Kelana Jaya LRT service will only be opened to the public after the tests conducted show no disruption to the critical safety systems and passes assessment by the Land Public Transport Agency,”
As of right now, the Kelana Jaya LRT service is only operational from Gombak station to Damai Station and from Lembah Subang station to Putra Heights station. Let’s hope that the issues will be rectified soon!
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