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Monday March 11, 2013

Woman: I was harassed by bus drivers

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PETALING JAYA: A marketing manager claimed she was harassed by five bus drivers at the Bukit Jalil LRT station.

The 33-year-old woman said that she was waiting for a colleague in her car near the station on Friday when a RapidKL bus pulled up behind her and started honking.

“I moved forward, but the driver continued honking and came closer until I was wedged between two buses.

“A middle-aged man wearing a RapidKL uniform began banging on my window and shouting,” she said, adding that she pulled out of the lane but the honking continued.

The woman then parked her car a short distance away and walked towards the bus to get the driver's name.

“Suddenly, five men in RapidKL uniform, including the man who hit my window earlier, surrounded me and began shouting expletives and moving suggestively.

“The middle-aged man started pushing himself close to me as his friends cheered him on.

“One of them slapped me on my left cheek when I tried to defend myself,” she said, adding that she took out her phone to photograph them.

Luckily, her colleague arrived and they quickly ran to her car.

“I was literally shaking, and had to stop for a few minutes to calm down,” she said.

Her traumatic experience was made worse as no one responded to her cries for help, although she said at least 10 people had witnessed the harassment.

The victim, accompanied by her husband, lodged a report at the Subang Jaya police station later that day, which was forwarded to the Cheras district police station.

Cheras OCPD ACP Mohan Singh confirmed receiving the report, and said that the case was being investigated under Section 323 and Section 509 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt and for outrage of modesty.

A spokesman from RapidKL said they will co-operate with the police on the matter.

Both sides were in the wrong, I think. The lady was probably blocking the bus at the terminal. People just stop their cars anywhere in Malaysia. That bus driver shouldn't have slapped her too: it's assault.
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RapidKL passes two billion passenger mark
26 May 2014| last updated at 10:04PM

HISTORIC MILESTONE: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd group managing director Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar says RapidKL is proud of its achievement
KUALA LUMPUR: RAPIDKL's rail and bus services have transported some two billion passengers since it started operating 10 years ago.

Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana) group managing director Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar said RapidKL was optimistic that it would double its figures to four billion or more by 2020.

"We have made great strides in the first 10 years.

"We aim to make greater strides in the future, especially as we approach 2020 -- the landmark year when we celebrate our success to be a developed nation," he said at Prasarana's 10th anniversary celebrations in Jalan Melaka.
The ridership projection is based on a host of infrastructure projects that are nearing completion as well as others already in the pipeline and expected to be ready by 2020.

These include the proposed LRT3 project that will connect the current LRT network to Shah Alam and Klang.

The feasibility study report was submitted to the Land Public Transport Commission several weeks ago.

Should the much-needed alignment be approved by the government, Shahril said the figures could pass beyond four billion.

The first phase of the LRT Line Extension Plan (LEP) and the BRT Sunway Line which connects KTM Komuter and LEP will be operational by October next year.

"We will be having new trains for all three networks. We are looking at more transport-oriented development at the LEP. That will also be the approach for the proposed LRT3. We will also be connected to the MRT which is expected to be operational in 2018.

"We will continue to further improve RapidKL bus services. With stronger connectivity with the rail networks, ridership figures will also increase tremendously.

"Very soon, we will have an integrated ticket for bus and rail with the usage of MyRapid Card extended to our buses, in addition to the Touch 'n Go card to promote a cashless ticketing system.

"All these are expected to tremendously increase ridership figures. With additional trains and increased capacity of our new trains, the number of passengers will increase by several folds," he said, adding that there were 800 buses on the road and no less than 35 per cent of them were servicing feeder routes.

The trend of city councils in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Penang offering free bus services is expected to be emulated by other local councils which will also boost usage of RapidKL services, he added.

RapidKL takes pride in being the fourth most reliable train operator in the Nova Group of Metros which comprises 16 medium-sized rail operators in major cities in the world, according to the latest data from the Imperial College London's Railway and Transport Strategy Centre ranking. Metros in Nanjing, Delhi and Barcelona are ahead of RapidKL.

Others members of the Nova Group of Metros include Dockland Light Railway London, Sydney Trains, Toronto TTC, Buenos Aires Metrovias, Bangkok BMCL, Istanbul Ulasim and Metropolitano de Lisboa.

RapidKL's overall reliability is also ahead of major metros in Singapore, London, New York and Paris.

"In terms of frequency, RapidKL is ranked third among the Nova Group of Metros.

"It is a testament to the fact that we are of global standards and are ahead of many rail operators in the world.

"However, we will not rest on our laurel and will continue to strive to enhance our service delivery," said Shahril.

Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar says RapidKL will continue to improve its services
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If Im not mistaken,Prasarana ordered 40 double decker Enviro 500 and 80 single deck enviro 200 buses.

I wonder why Prasarana doesnt continue ordering from Scania,either to diversify the bus suppliers or some intermediate local agent managed to lobby on behalf of Alexander Dennis. It is understood that Alexander Dennis is using Malaysia as a assembly hub for its exports to East AsiaNeverheless,AD has good reputation and our neighbour singapore also utilized the same type of buses.
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Which lines do the double decker buses serve?
Which lines do the double decker buses serve?
It was mentioned bya RapidKL spokesman that it will serve 'high demand' routes like in Cheras and Shah Alam.
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what happen to all those china made buses?

i see less rapidkl's dong feng bus on KL road nowadays...
^^Maintenance/spare parts issues maybe eh ???
^^Maintenance/spare parts issues maybe eh ???
Some of the engines even burned. The China buses sadly to say have quality control issues. China bus manufacturers tend to supply buses but not after service support.

Scania for example has established several service centres to support its customers in Malaysia such as RapidKL and express bus companies. Scania even has a service center in Kota Bharu,either for the express busses or anticipating the RapidKB as a future customer

Alexander Dennis has a CKD operations at Pekan Pahang where I assume RapidKL and its customers can expedite for spare parts and maintenance works if needed,plus can get technical support from Singapore who operate Alexander Dennis earlier than RapidKL
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Yes, Alexander Dennis Malaysian partned is DRB Hicom Deftech at Pekan where AD busses will be assembled and exported to Asian markets.
The single deck ADL Enviro 200 buses have been sighted at TBS Bandar Tasik Selatan on revenue service. The 80 units of Enviro 200 may have been quietly introduced into service around Klang Valley. Next would be to see where the double decke would be deployed.
It was mentioned bya RapidKL spokesman that it will serve 'high demand' routes like in Cheras and Shah Alam.
Thanks! GOod to hear that. I guess these areas are currently underserved by LRT as the MRT isn't completed yet. Would be nice to see them running in the CBD as well.
I saw a row of new buses in Pekan last week. Is this in Pekan?
It was in Depoh rapidBus Cheras Selatan (Balakong)
what happen to all those china made buses?

i see less rapidkl's dong feng bus on KL road nowadays...
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Those are those "iveco" and "man" buses
from the intrakota and cityliner days
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