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Old September 15th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #681
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RM7b for LRT extension
By Azlan Abu Bakar Published: 2009/09/15



Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, the state-owned public transport operator, plans to spend up to RM7 billion to extend light rail transit (LRT) lines in Kuala Lumpur.

It already has RM4 billion in hand and will call for bids from construction companies next month.

Group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed said work on the extensions of the Kelana Jaya and Ampang lines, which cover a total of 34.7km, is due to start early next year, after all approvals from the authorities have been obtained.

The LRT extension is among a few major deals eagerly awaited by the construction industry, which has not seen large contracts of late.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.

Of the RM4 billion it has, half is internal funds. The balance was raised from an Islamic bond sale recently.

"The other RM2 billion (from the bond sale programme) is expected to be raised somewhere in 2010," Idrose told reporters at a briefing in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Prasarana was set up as part of efforts to revamp the public transport system in Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas.

Feasibility studies for the LRT extension started in 2006. However, it is unclear why the project took so long to take off.

"Of the various alignment options we received during the feasibility studies conducted in 2006 and 2007, we view the proposals submitted to the government last March as the most cost-effective," Idrose said.

Approval for the extension was obtained from the government last month

Idrose said there will be minimal land acquisition for the project as the lines will go mainly through Tenaga Nasional Bhd's cable area, road and river reserves.

At least 10 alignment options were received for each LRT line, he added.

Idrose said the preferred alignments for the Kelana Jaya line extension will begin from the Kelana Jaya station, passing through 13 new stations, including Subang Jaya commuter station and USJ, before ending at Putra Heights, covering a total of 17km.

As for the Ampang line, the proposed extension will begin from the Sri Petaling station, passing through Kinrara and Puchong before ending at Putra Heights, covering 17.7km with 13 new stations.

A display of the extension can be viewed at the Subang Jaya Municipal Council, Petaling Jaya City Council, Shah Alam Municipal Council and Department of Railways.

The public will be given three months to voice their opinions before the plans are finalised.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #682
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Thousands to benefit from LRT extension
Tuesday September 15, 2009
By BAVANI M



Innovative designs: Idrose showing some of the
proposed plans for the new stations.


THOUSANDS of Klang Valley residents will benefit from the proposed extension to the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT lines.

Transport company Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed, who revealed details of the project yesterday, said the proposed extension were the most cost effective and well-thought out alignments that would serve the needs of the community.

“The routes cover densely populated areas in the Klang Valley such as Subang Jaya and Puchong and it balances the need of the majority of the population in those particular areas,” Idrose said.

He added that the current capacity for the Kelana Jaya line was 180,000, while the Ampang line was 170,000.

According to Idrose, the Ampang line is only 70% utilised. With the new lines, Prasarana is confident that more people will opt to using public transport.

Idrose said the Ampang LRT extension would cover 17.7km, and start from the Sri Petaling Station, passing through areas like Bukit OUG, the Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Club, and into Puchong before ending at Putra Heights. It will have 13 new stations.

“There will be seven stations with park and ride facilities, six of which will be developed as multi-storey car park complexes,” he said.

The Kelana Jaya LRT extension starts from the Kelana Jaya station, passing through Subang Jaya and USJ, before ending at Putra Heights. It covers 17km with 13 stations.

The line will also have five stations with park and ride facilities.

The stations will be equipped with lifts, escalators, public telephones, surau, and toilets.

It will also be disabled friendly with facilities for ramps, lifts, low ticket counters and special toilets.

Prasarana will display the proposed extension and alignment of the two LRT lines, as well as the facilities provided at the stations for three months starting today until Dec 14.

Members of the public are invited to give their feedback on the proposed lines at the locations.

Idrose said once they had received feedback from the public, the company would the then consider all the options to cater to the people living in the community.

“I hope that the feedback we get will be positive and there will only be minimal changes to the proposed lines,” Idrose added.

The 35km of lines, which are estimated to cost about RM7bil, will be elevated and are expected to be ready by 2012.

Idrose also said Prasarana would add another 35 four-car trains to the Kelana Jaya line, which now has 35 two-car trains.

He also said another 12 to 14 six-car trains would be added to the 30 now serving the Ampang line.
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LRT extension: Sri Petaling Line + Kelana Jaya Line

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Old September 15th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #684
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LRT Extension
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Ampang Line
STN 01 Awam Besar interchange (Bukit OUG)
PPR Kg. Muhibbah
vicinity of Taman Bukit Kinrara
Giant Kinrara
Kinrara industrial park
101 Mall (multi-storey carparks)
Tesco Puchong
Rakan Muda complex (multi-storey carparks)
09 Batu 12 (Tractor Malaysia)
10 Puchong Perdana
depot Puchong Prima
12 Kampung Tengah
Putra Height (interchange with KJ line)
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KJ Line
1. Aman Crimson Condos
2. Subang Depot
3. Kelana Jaya Central Point (multi-storey carparks)
4. Subang Parade (interchange with KTM)
5. SS15
6. SS18
7. Summit USJ (multi-storey carparks)
8. Taipan
9. USJ 19 Digital Mall
10. USJ 21 (multi-storey carparks)
11. Alam Megah
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Express Rail Link gets Indian, Saudi invitations
By Sharen Kaur Published: 2009/09/14



Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB), a rail operator controlled by YTL Corp Bhd, has received offers from India and Saudi Arabia to participate in some major railway projects in the two countries.

Chief executive officer Noormah Mohd Noor said a Delhi-based consultancy firm wants ERLSB to offer its expertise in packaging the financing for a few railway projects in India.

India will be investing more than US$20 billion (RM70 billion) for railway development over the next few years.

Noormah said a group in Saudi Arabia has offered to tie up with ERLSB for operation and maintenance contracts.

The group is involved in railway developments and has bid for projects in Medina.

Noormah declined to name the companies.

"We will study the feasibility of the contracts to see if it would be viable for us to cary out the works. There are a lot of railway developments in Saudi Arabia," she told Business Times in an interview.

It was reported this month that the Saudi Railways Organisation is inviting bids for the second main construction job on its US$7 billion (RM24.4 billion) high-speed railway between Mecca and Medina.

It has asked six prequalified international consortiums to prepare bids for the US$1.4 billion operations, signaling and maintenance deal.

The Al-Rajhi Alliance, led by Saudi Arabia's Mada and Al Rajhi groups, won the first main construction contract in March this year.

"We are capable of handling operation and maintenance contracts. Our unit ERL Maintenance Support Sdn Bhd (Emas) is doing something similar in Thailand. We want to be sure it is the right time to enter India and the Middle East," Noormah added.

Emas has contracts from the State Railway of Thailand. for operation and maintenance, plus to train drivers for Bangkok's express railway line,

Noormah said Emas has been invited to submit proposals for similar contracts in India and Dubai and is in preliminary talks with the project owners.

"While we are exploring to go overseas, our focus is still on Malaysia. There is a lot more we could do to build our business, such as offering our expertise for railway development locally," she added.

ERLSB holds a 30-year concession to operate the KLIA Express and KLIA Transit rail services from KL Sentral in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, to the KL International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang.

It has 12 electric high-speed train sets to operate the routes.
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ERL expects new bus service to boost ridership
By Presenna Nambiar Published: 2009/09/16



EXPRESS Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL), operator of the country's high-speed train, expects to increase ridership on its KLIA Transit by 10 per cent, with the introduction of a bus service from its Salak Tinggi station, which will connect it to the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Sepang.

KLIA Transit currently chalks up a ridership of 7,000 passengers a day.

"The emergence of Malaysia's own budget carrier, AirAsia Bhd, has brought phenomenal passenger growth to the LCCT. The budget travel model has also evolved in this short time, with budget travellers showing that they are willing to pay a little more for added comfort and convenience," ERL chief executive officer Noormah Mohd Noor told reporters in Selangor yesterday.

An average of 7,000 passengers use the KLIA Transit service in a day.

Deputy Minister of Transport Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, who was present at the launching of the new service, said it will encourage more people to use public transportation in their travelling.

He said the initiative is in line with the government's effort to increase public transportation usage 25 per cent in 2015, from 16 per cent now.

On ERL being a latecomer in trying to get a piece of the LCCT passengers market, Noormah said the company recognised that in the infancy of the low cost industry, passengers would be very price sensitive making it difficult for the rail line operator to compete.

"We recognised that was not the right time to go in. Now, however, passengers' attitude has evolved," she said.

ERL has not invested a significant amount in the bus service, Noormah said.

The company is kicking off the KLIA Transit-LCCT service by offering 5,000 free tickets to passengers who register for the free ticket on its website.

On passenger movement this year, Noormah said while the rail service has seen a decline in the number of passengers in the first five months of the year, the last two to three months has seen a 10-12 per cent increase in passengers using the line.

"The decline is in line with the global decline in passenger movements," Noormah said.

Meanwhile, on the company's plan to extend the existing rail line in the main terminal building in KLIA to the new LCCT site, Noormah said the project is still in its preliminary stage.

"We submitted the proposal for the 2km link to the Ministry of Transport a few months ago," Noormah said. The proposal is still under consideration by the ministry.

She said it is too early to tell how much the project will cost ERL.
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Plan for 2km tracks from KLIA to new low-cost terminal
Published: 2009/09/14

EXPRESS Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERLSB) plans to lay 2km of railway tracks from the KL International Airport (KLIA) to the new permanent low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Sepang to extend its rail services, its chief says.

ERLSB, majority controlled by YTL Corp Bhd, holds a 30-year concession to operate the KLIA Express and KLIA Transit rail services from KL Sentral in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, to KLIA.

Chief executive officer Noormah Mohd Noor said the extension of its rail services to the new permanent LCCT will boost passenger traffic by some 15 per cent to 4.2 million from 2011.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), the main contractor for the new permanent LCCT, is targeting to complete the construction by the third quarter of 2011 at a cost of RM2 billion.

"We are in talks with MAHB and have submitted a proposal to them a few months ago to extend the rail line. We are fine-tuning the plan and the cost to lay the tracks," Noormah told Business Times.

ERLSB has 12 electric high-speed train sets for the KLIA Express, which runs from KL Sentral to KLIA in 28 minutes, and KLIA Transit, which stops at Bandar Tasek Selatan, Putrajaya and Salak Tinggi before heading to the airport in 35 minutes.

The KLIA Express and KLIA Transit carry a combine 3.7 million passengers a year currently.

The new LCCT terminal, which will be located to the west of the main KLIA terminal building with a distance of 1.5km, will be able to accommodate 30 million passengers per annum, with capacity for expansion of up to 45 million passengers a year.

Noormah said the company will launch on September 15 a temporary bus shuttle service from Salak Tinggi to the existing LCCT to promote its KLIA Transit service, while the new permanent LCCT is under construction.

"We are doing this to capture the LCCT market, which will be a new growth area for us," she said.

Noormah also said that ERLSB is offering VIP services, group discounts and giving one complimentary trip for every 10 trips bought up front.

The company has tied up with Amadeus, the world's biggest processor of travel bookings with a 29.2 per cent market share, to help sell its KLIA Express tickets.
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Transport Ministry To Increase Public Transport Usage To 25 Pct By 2015
September 15, 2009 16:35 PM

SEPANG, Sept 15 (Bernama) -- The Transport Ministry aims to increase the usage of public transport to 25 per cent by 2015 from the 16 per cent currently, in a bid to reduce road traffic.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said at present, there were more than 18 million vehicles on the road nationwide, causing traffic jams especially during the festive season.

"The Ministry intends to increase the public transport capacity in the hope of reducing congestion on roads, especially during the festive season and also to reduce carbon emission," he said after launching Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd's (ERL) "KLIA Transit to LCCT" service here Tuesday.

He said more than eight million vehicles are expected to be on the roads during this Hari Raya festival.

Commenting on the proposed Ampang Line LRT extension from the Sri Petaling station-Putra Heights by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, Abdul Rahim said it was part of the government plan to enhance current rail services in the country to other destinations as well.

"It is also to encourage people to use public transport rather than private cars," he added.

The proposed LRT extension will pass through the Kinrara and Puchong areas before ending at Putra Heights, a distance of 17.7 km with 13 new stations.

"The railway in Malaysia has evolved as the backbone of the public transportation network.Rail operators have done much to establish this," he said.

Earlier, Abdul Rahim and ERL chief executive officer Noormah Mohd Noor officiated the new service.

Passengers heading to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) may now board the KLIA Transit fast train from KL Sentral to Salak Tinggi and be ferried directly to the LCCT on a dedicated shuttle coach.

The new service, Noormah said, is expected to increase passengers on the ERL by 10 per cent by the end of this year.

She disclosed that at present, about 7,000 passengers used the KLIA transit everyday.

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Features:
- 6 storey building
Level 1: city bus, taxi
Level 2: intercity bus arrival & departure
Level 3: Main concourse, ticket counters, retail
Level 4: food court, retail
Level 5: Car Park
Level 6: Car Park

Modern bus terminal facillities :
- Automatic Number Plate Detection CCTV-
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- Dedicated bay for arrival and departure bus for proper bus management -
- OKU friendly - special tactile, toilet, lif -
- Air-conditioned waiting hall, retail -
- Integrated with LRT Ampang Line,ERL,KTM

Project Information :
- Project Cost : RM570 juta
- Estimated COD : Nov 2010
- Main Contractor: Maju Holding Sdn Bhd
- PMC: KLIA Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd
Integrated Transport Terminal at Bandar Tasik Selatan
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Prasarana to start construction next year for completion in three years
By SHARIDAN M. ALI Tuesday September 15, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, the state-owned public transport operator, expects to start construction on the extension of its two light rail transit (LRT) lines in the Klang Valley early next year at a total estimated cost of RM7bil.

Expected to be completed in three years, the exercise will see the extension of the Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang Line by 17km and 17.7km respectively.

Group managing director Datuk Idrose Mohamed said the company had internally generated RM2bil and issued RM2bil Islamic bonds or sukuk to raise funds last week to part finance the project.

The RM2bil Islamic bond issuance was reported to be more than three times oversubscribed, with an order book of RM6.6bil.

“Our initial intention was to issue a total of RM4bil of Islamic bonds. But now, the remaining RM2bil issuance will be next year or in the course of three years.

“This depends on our cashflow requirements and some of the payments will only be issued after the project is completed for defect liability.

“Our immediate need is RM2bil for land acquisition and some initial works,” he said after a media briefing on the public display of the proposed alignment for the LRT line extensions yesterday.

The three-month display starting tomorrow at the Department of Railways, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Petaling Jaya City Council, Subang Jaya Municipal Council and Shah Alam City Council is to get public feedback on the project.

Alternatively, the public can view and channel feedback on the project via the Department of Railway website.

Idrose said Prasarana would publicise the pre-qualification of contractors to participate in the project in the newspapers next month.

“The various contracts for the project will be awarded via open tender for companies that have been pre-qualified and at the moment we have neither decided on the number of contractors nor contract packages.

“They will only be decided after we consider the response from the public as required by law and the final approval from the Government,” he said.

In line with the extension of LRT lines, Prasarana will also embark on fleet (train) expansion.

For Ampang LRT, the fleet expansion involves an additional 13 train sets of six cars per set while the Kelana Jaya LRT extension requires 35 more train sets of four cars per set.

Idrose said the funds for its the fleet expansion had been raised earlier.

Prasarana projected to double its current daily passenger volume with the lines extension.

Ampang LRT now has daily passenger volume of 170,000 while Kelana Jaya LRT has 180,000.

OSK Investment Bank analyst Jeremy Goh listed four construction companies with the potential of bagging the main contracts due to their experience in LRT.

“The first two are UEM Builders Bhd and IJM Corp Bhd as they have the experience as main contractors of the two existing LRT lines.

“IJM Corp wholly-owned subsidiary Road Builder (M) Holdings Bhd also has a bright chance to be involved as IJM Corp had sub-contracted many of the existing LRT works to Road Builder.

“Gamuda Bhd is also on the list due to its experience in the construction of Kaohsiung’s mass rapid transit in Taiwan.

“Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd also has high chances as it was the main contractor for the Kelana Jaya Line in the KL Sentral portion,” he said.

Goh said there would “definitely” be a lot of sub-contracts to build the stations or sound barriers that would benefit companies like Mudajaya Group Bhd.

He said funding should not be an issue as Prasarana was a state-owned company under Ministry of Finance Inc.

AmResearch in its sector report said this latest development validated its earlier stance that domestic contract flows were gaining momentum and reaffirmed its overweight position on the construction sector.

“Apart from LRT projects, tenders for the Bakun transmission cable project – estimated to cost RM10bil – could be out by the first quarter next year,” said the report.

Master Builders Association Malaysia president Ng Kee Leen said the RM7bil project was great news for the construction sector that had suffered from fewer projects awarded in the first half of this year.

“It is good for the sector to be involved in the improvement of our transportation system. And there should be more transportation projects for the betterment of our public transportation system.

“The third and fourth quarters should chart better industry growth than the first half year, and next year should be better as we are seeing more construction projects coming in.

“Among the big projects are the low-cost carrier terminal, dam projects such as in Terengganu and Penang as well as works in the Eastern Corridor Economic Region,” he said.
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Transport Ministry To Increase Public Transport Usage To 25 Pct By 2015
September 15, 2009 16:35 PM

SEPANG, Sept 15 (Bernama) -- The Transport Ministry aims to increase the usage of public transport to 25 per cent by 2015 from the 16 per cent currently, in a bid to reduce road traffic.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said at present, there were more than 18 million vehicles on the road nationwide, causing traffic jams especially during the festive season.

"The Ministry intends to increase the public transport capacity in the hope of reducing congestion on roads, especially during the festive season and also to reduce carbon emission," he said after launching Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd's (ERL) "KLIA Transit to LCCT" service here Tuesday.

He said more than eight million vehicles are expected to be on the roads during this Hari Raya festival.

Commenting on the proposed Ampang Line LRT extension from the Sri Petaling station-Putra Heights by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, Abdul Rahim said it was part of the government plan to enhance current rail services in the country to other destinations as well.

"It is also to encourage people to use public transport rather than private cars," he added.

The proposed LRT extension will pass through the Kinrara and Puchong areas before ending at Putra Heights, a distance of 17.7 km with 13 new stations.

"The railway in Malaysia has evolved as the backbone of the public transportation network.Rail operators have done much to establish this," he said.

Earlier, Abdul Rahim and ERL chief executive officer Noormah Mohd Noor officiated the new service.

Passengers heading to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) may now board the KLIA Transit fast train from KL Sentral to Salak Tinggi and be ferried directly to the LCCT on a dedicated shuttle coach.

The new service, Noormah said, is expected to increase passengers on the ERL by 10 per cent by the end of this year.

She disclosed that at present, about 7,000 passengers used the KLIA transit everyday.

-- BERNAMA
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LRT Extension
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LRT extension a boon to construction sector
By DANNY YAP September 24, 2009

PETALING JAYA: Analysts are generally more bullish on the construction sector since last week’s announcement that state transport firm Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd has been given the nod to extend the Kelana Jaya and Ampang light rail transit (LRT) lines, estimated to cost RM7bil.

A local analyst said the project would have significant and positive impact on the sector, create spin-offs to boost employment, besides helping to ease traffic congestion.

“The extension of the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT lines will also help increase the value of properties along the lines,” he told StarBiz.

He said it was not uncommon for properties within walking distance to the LRT stations to appreciate, but it also depended on the location.

“These properties located near LRT stations are definitely more easy to rent as people can opt for an alternative mode of transportation, to driving.”

He also said the extensions, slated to be completed in three years, would serve the transport needs of those living or working further from the Kuala Lumpur city centre, thereby easing congestion and improving transport efficiency.

At this moment, it is unclear whether Prasarana, a wholly-owned unit of Ministry of Finance Inc, will award the entire project to one company or a consortium of companies.

“Many leading construction companies are definitely eyeing a major slice of the cake,” the analyst said.

An analyst with OSK Research also concurred that the extension lines would help lift property prices, especially for properties near the stations.

He said prequalification tenders for the construction of the extension lines were expected to be called next month and contracts awarded only from early 2010.

“This, we reckon, is very timely as the estimated completion of the extension lines by early next decade will likely coincide with the expected boom in the mass to mid housing market, thus giving many of the townships along these upcoming LRT lines the leverage to ride on the next major upcycle,” he said.

The Kelana Jaya line would extend from the Kelana Jaya station to Subang Jaya and USJ, before ending in Putra Heights.

A total of 13 stations will be located along the 17km Kelana Jaya extension. There will also be an interchange at the existing KTM line located behind Carrefour in Subang Jaya.

The analyst said the extension would serve the densely populated and mature townships such as Subang Jaya and USJ.

“There is a sizeable student population within the enclave and its vicinity as it houses a number of colleges and universities, such as Taylor’s College, INTI College and Metropolitan College,” he said.

The analyst said the Ampang extension line would start from the existing Sri Petaling station, pass through Bandar Kinrara, Bandar Puchong Jaya and Bandar Puteri Puchong before ending in Putra Heights.

The 17.7km Ampang extension will also have 13 stations. Both the Kelana and Ampang extension lines will connect at an interchange in Putra Heights.

The OSK analyst said in contrast to the Kelana Jaya extension line, the Ampang line would pass through many new but fast growing townships in the south-east of the Klang Valley.

Foreign research house Credit Suisse said in its Sept 14 note that the rollout of this RM7bil project was the next major catalyst for upward re-rating of the construction sector in the country.
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Rapidpass on sale from today
2009/09/24

PETALING JAYA: Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL) will be selling the new monthly pass or rapidpass, beginning today.

The rapidpass offers travel discounts of up to 50 per cent a month compared to buying the tickets each time a commuter boards a RapidKL bus.

It will be available at all RapidKL's 48 LRT stations.

The rapidpass is also available at the following RapidKL hubs and bus depots: Jalan Sultan Mohamed bus ticket and information counter; Jalan Chow Kit; Jalan Silang; Titiwangsa; Maluri; Warta Lama; Putrajaya Sentral and KL Sentral bus hubs, and at the Pandan, Jalan Klang Lama and Chan Sow Lin bus depots.

RapidKL said the monthly pass was aimed at easing the financial burden of commuters following the recent change from the day fare system to the zonal fare system for its stage bus services in the Klang Valley.

For senior citizens who wish to obtain the Senior Citizens Pass (Pas Warga Emas), registration is accepted at the Jalan Sultan Mohamed bus ticket and information counter (Pasar Seni bus hub).

Registration services will also be opened at five other LRT stations, namely, Kelana Jaya, Gombak, Masjid Jamek (Kelana Jaya Line only), Ampang and Bandar Tasik Selatan, beginning today.

Senior Citizens Pass entitles passengers to a 50 per cent fare discount when boarding RapidKL's Bandar, Tempatan and Utama buses.

Documents needed to obtain the passes are one passport-sized coloured photograph and a copy of MyKad.

For details, call 03-7885 2585 from 7am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. You can also visit www.rapidkl.com.my or send an email to [email protected].
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Probably because they think it's cool to use paper based ticket.
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