The number of commuters using public transportation have lessened significantly following the recent Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya.
As such, the frequency of railways such as LRT, MRT, and monorail trains have been reduced starting today (26th October) until the CMCO is lifted.
With employees being encouraged to work from home, there are now less number of passengers during this period. Prasarana Malaysia Group chief operating officer Datin Hjh. Norlia Noah stated that the transport ministry has given the company permission to lower the frequency of trains following the huge drop in demand.
She said in a statement, “The LRT, MRT and Monorail services, however, will continue to operate from 6am to midnight. The change is only in frequency, according to the time and demand. This frequency set, however, is just a guide. Train operations across all routes are neatly monitored by the Operation Control Center, which has power to add train frequencies if needed due to an increase in demand at certain times,”
Other than railway lines, Norlia also added that the frequency of Rapid KL and Jom Naik MRT buses are also reduced due to the same reason. She added, “Rapid Bus, however, will continue to monitor the situation closely. We also encourage commuters to use the Google Maps/moovit app or check the location of the bus at myrapidbus.prasarana.com.my/kiosk to enable them to plan their trip better.”
To plan your trips accordingly, please refer to the new frequency rates for LRT and MRT lines below:
Source: Rapid KL’s Facebook