In a statement on Monday, Rapid Rail Monorail Line said the service was suspended from 8:50am, Monday (30th March) after 2 incidents involving its trains.
In the first incident, a rubber tyre of a four-car train caught fire at the Titiwangsa station, resulting in heavy smoke. According to Kuala Lumpur Fire Station Chief operations officer Shamsol Maarif Saibini:
The station received a call at 8.52am regarding the fire and a team of firemen arrived at the scene about five minutes later.
In the second incident, a 2-car train was stranded between the Imbi station and Bukit Bintang station due to technical problems, prompting the dispatch of a rescue train to push the stopped vehicle and clear the passengers.
Upon arrival, all train passengers were asked to evacuate the coaches and the monorail operator was directed to move the burning coach to a location further way from the buildings. “Currently, work to extinguish the fire is still ongoing,” he said in a Bernama report. He added that 22 firemen and 3 engines were rushed to the location to put out the fire.
Drivers were advised to find alternative routes as the delay of Monorail services is causing for a major traffic holdup.
The public transport provider is investigating both incidents, and has apologised to commuters for the inconvenience caused.