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Old May 15th, 2006, 04:22 AM   #201
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^ the terminals must be really noisy.
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I like how the monorail runs indoor. Fancy.
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ONLY Puytra LRT can run INDOOR ... KL Monorail is still OUTSIDE!
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Old May 20th, 2006, 10:07 AM   #208
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ONLY Puytra LRT can run INDOOR ... KL Monorail is still OUTSIDE!
outside, downstairs, and 5-7 minutes walk across a parking lot (through a market) and across a street...

oh, and there are no signs directing you to the monorail or telling you how to get there :p

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Old May 25th, 2006, 11:03 AM   #209
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STAR (Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan) LRT 1



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PUTRA (Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik) LRT 2


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RAPID KL (Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd)



The leading public transport operator in Klang Valley is tasked with providing integrated public transport system to the public.

Rapid KL, short for Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd is a government-owned company which was formed in 2004 as part of the restructuring of the public transport system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital.

Rapid KL, which is 100%-owned by the government, is the operator of Kuala Lumpur's three light rail transit (LRT) lines. It is also the largest stage bus (regular or trunk bus route) and feeder bus operator in Kuala Lumpur.

All assets of the LRT and bus service is owned by another government-owned company, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB) which was also formed under the restructing process.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 11:13 AM   #211
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Kuala Lumpur is a beautiful efficient city.The public services are excellent.I hope the malay peoples keep up the good work and develop their country into the 1st world.As a Tamil American , i am more at home in Kuala Lumpur due to a large minority of Tamils who are malay citizens, than in New Delhi, the capital of India.
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Bung Nazrey, Hope that Rapid KL would extend both STAR and PUTRA next tiem I visit KL ... :P
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Old May 29th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #214
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Old June 15th, 2006, 08:29 AM   #215
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KTM komuter, ERL



raidKL, KTM komuter

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Anyone stuck in the Kelana Jaya LRT yesterday?

Anyone stuck in the Kelana Jaya LRT yesterday?

I was stuck at Kg. Baru for 40 minutes and ironically my destinasi was KLCC

It didnt help that people in the train were interfering with the rapidKL ops people, delaying things even further.

Eventually boarded a train back to Dang Wangi and caught the rapidKL shuttle to KLCC.

Methinks that the LRT system is over capacity. Serious investment in expansion is needed. Buy more carriages, please!

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The article below is from the NST.http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/n...le/local1_html

KUALA LUMPUR: At least 400 passengers were temporarily trapped when three LRT trains stalled in a tunnel running below the city yesterday.

At least four fainted in the crowded trains while Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras (Rapid KL), the service operator, scrambled to rectify a malfunction.

The trains came to a halt at 6.30pm after a computer glitch disrupted the services. Agitated passengers forced open the doors to get out after 30 minutes of waiting for help.

S. Ganesan, 47, who was travelling to Kuala Lumpur City Centre, said passengers were told the technical problem was being rectified via the communication system. However, they prised open the doors using an axe kept in a glass box for emergencies.

"Our train stopped in the tunnel between the Pasar Seni and Masjid Jamek stations. After we got the doors open, we walked along the tracks until we reached the Masjid Jamek station," he said.

Another passenger, who wanted to be known only as Vidya, 35, said she was disappointed help took so long to come.

"I realised something was wrong when the train was moving slower than normal. They should have stopped the train at the station to let the passengers out rather than allow it to continue its journey.

"It was hot and I started to sweat. It became unbearable especially for those who were standing," she said.

Two other trains on the north-bound track of the Kelana Jaya Line, formerly known as Putra LRT, stopped between the Masjid Jamek and Dang Wangi stations.

Jalan Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Azizan Ismail said about 400 passengers from the three trains had got out when firemen arrived at 7pm.

"We helped evacuate the passengers who were still in the tunnel," he said, adding that five fire engines, three rapid reaction units and 57 firemen responded.

The four people who fainted due to heat exhaustion were given first aid treatment.

It was learnt that the disruption occurred when the main computer screen at the control headquarters indicated a "missing" train along the 29km line.

This resulted in major stations along the line — Masjid Jamek, KLCC, Ampang Park, KL Sentral and Bangsar — closing their doors to passengers to prevent overcrowding while the problem was being identified. Passengers returning home from work were stranded at all 24 stations.

Rapid KL senior corporate manager Katherine Chew said the Rapid KL special response team took about 30 minutes to rectify the problem.

Services resumed at 7.30pm on the south-bound track at irregular intervals before returning to normal at 9pm on both tracks.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 09:39 AM   #217
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Residents can apply for bus stops
Tuesday July 25, 2006
By CHOW HOW BAN
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KUALA Lumpur residents can request for bus stops to be built in their neighbourhood by writing in to City Hall’s Urban Transportation Department.

“There is sufficient budget to build new bus stops but the department will have to consider the location and suitability of the facility before approving such projects,” said department technician Zani Zaid Md Tahir.

“We have two designs of bus stops that are already outdated. We are in the process of upgrading the old bus stops but we cannot change all of them.

“Priority will be given to those that are really dilapidated,” he said during a visit to a newly-built bus stop in East Road, Jinjang Utara.

The bus stop costing RM10,000 was built by City Hall. It will now be used by residents, especially those from the Taman Wahyu 1 PPR.

Initially, residents had asked for the bus stop to be built nearer to the PPR’s entrance but the department felt that the location was unsuitable as it would have obstructed some shops in the area.

On March 22, the residents requested for the facility through the Kepong Gerakan Youth division.

The bus stop was approved by the department on June 18 and the project was completed within five weeks.

Zani said although most of the bus stops in the city were built by City Hall, some were funded and built by developers in the area where there were a shortage of bus stops.

He said the department would conduct surveys from time to time to see whether old bus stops needed to be upgraded in view of an increase in population in the area.

On unused bus stops, Zani Zaid said that could not be avoided as the bus service provider which used to utilise them was no longer plying the area because the routes were incurring losses.

Kepong Gerakan Youth division chief Lau Hoi Keong urged residents not to park their vehicles in front of the bus stop as public buses needed adequate space to drop off and pick up passengers.

He said he had highlighted to the department complaints of unlit bus stops and the department had assured him that it was doing its best to reinstate electricity supply to the units.

On complaints about the lack of bus service at the densely-populated Taman Fadason flats, he said he would write to Rapid KL and the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board to request for public transport service in the area.
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LRT commuters in stalled train ignored
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Malaysiakini Jul 25, 06 2:51pm


I refer to the reports today in various newspapers of the passengers trapped in the Putra LRT trains yesterday evening. I really take offence with the statements by the Jalan Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Department and Rapid KL's senior corporate manager who were not truthful and glossed over the exact details of the event.

Services did not resume at 7.30pm, It could not have as for us stuck between the Masjid Jamek and Dang Wangi stations, we only got out of the train at 7.40pm.


Firemen did not rescue us at 7pm, This only happened at 7.40pm.


For the train stuck between Pasar Seni and Masjid Jamek, the firemen did not rescue the passengers. The passengers pried open the doors themselves. I know because my colleague was in that train.


The trains did not stall for only 30 minutes. We were stuck in the train for one hour and 10 minutes.


How dare the senior corporate manager say that it was a technical glitch? Technical glitches are when the trains stop moving for 10 minutes. This was a whole system failure.

I am extremely upset that none of the news reports came down hard on Rapid KL for such a traumatic event for a lot of us. The staff were rude and brusque after the whole ordeal.

How difficult is it to make an announcement to the affected customers? How can a big company like RapidKL that manages the LRT lines not know how to communicate with its passengers?

I was on the 6.30pm Putra LRT train when it stopped moving between the Masjid Jamek and Dang Wangi stations. Incidences of the trains stalling, especially after a downpour, are normal. Regular commuters even expect it.

But yesterday was different. At the Masjid Jamek station before boarding, after waiting for 10 minutes at the platform, there was an announcement that they were experiencing technical difficulties and that trains will move slower than usual. When the next train did come along at 6.30pm, passengers moved in. But I grew a tad concerned when I overheard two RapidKL staff saying that it would be risky ride on that particular train.

True enough, hardly had the train moved for two minutes when it stalled. Over the next one hour, there were at least three announcements, beseeching passengers to be patient with their ‘technical glitches’ and that train will start moving shortly. This only served to anger passengers even more as the train had been immobilised for the past 30 minutes.

And to make matters worse, there were no phone signals. Everyone was either frantically trying to call or SMS out, but to no avail. Passengers were getting agitated and were trying to pry open the doors and break the windows.

Fifty minutes into this ordeal, the power went off and we were all plunged into darkness and left without any air. That’s when passengers started getting panicky. Just when I was feeling lightheaded myself, one of the doors was pried open by a fireman.

No explanations, no representatives from RapidKL to assist the passengers. When we made it back to the Masjid Jamek station, the shutters were down, as with all the ticketing machines. Not a single kind comforting word from any of the RapidKL staff.

I finally made it back home at 10.30pm, turning a 30-minute commute into four hours.

My questions to SPNB therefore are:

What is the SoP (standard operating procedure) for emergencies?


What is the response time for such emergencies? Should you not be rescuing passengers after only a few minutes?


What are the steps being taken to ensure that this does not happen again?
How can passengers communicate with the control room when all the mechanisms to do so in the train do not serve their purpose? We were pressing the red button and smashing the glass and yet nobody got back to us.

I am angry. And fearful. Why can’t Malaysian companies really think of the many lives that are in their hands daily and do everything in their power to safeguard it?

Customer service is not just about smiling faces and a friendly approach. It is about the value and worth attached to each and every customer.

And I detest knowing that Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad, which owns RapidKL, thinks that my life is expendable.
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Hmmm, bad PR for RapidKL. Were any of the trains damaged? And what time did the service resume, if at all? Hope RapidKL has some sense to give those people affected refunds.
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