While the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) will be providing 6 more commuter trains for the Hari Raya festive season, the Light Rail Transit (LRT) will instead suspend their service.
The service suspension will take place on 7th, 8th, and 16th July but only applies to the Ampang and Sri Petaling LRT Lines. This is due to the upgrading and migration of the current train signaling system to the automated Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) system for higher efficiency and enhanced safety.
Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd CEO Ahmad Nizam Mohamed Amin explained that the exercise will be conducted on 7th and 8th July (2nd and 3rd day of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri) and on 16th July (Saturday) to “minimise the impact and inconveniences to commuters”.
Those who depend on the LRT as their sole mode of transportation need not worry, as Rapid KL will provide free shuttle bus services between 6am to 12am with a frequency of 15 to 30 minutes (depending on traffic) to ferry customers. The buses will be placed at every affected LRT station, which will travel to Masjid Jamek LRT Station and end at Pasar Seni Bus Hub.
The stations are also categorised into zones, and the shuttle buses will travel between the few stations in each zone.
If you’re a commuter travelling to another area within the same zone, you need not take the shuttle bus to Masjid Jamek, as you can alight at the next stop. However, if you’re heading to another zone, even if the station is one stop away, you’ll still be redirected to the Masjid Jamek LRT station.
For example, commuters travelling from Sri Petaling or Bukit Jalil to Ampang will have to take a shuttle bus from their start point to Masjid Jamek. Then, they’ll have to transfer to another bus which will take them from Masjid Jamek station to their end destination.
Source: Rapid KL’s Facebook Page.