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Crowded Hang Tuah LRT Station Due To Masjid Jamek-Bandaraya Stations Closure

Crowded Hang Tuah LRT Station Due To Masjid Jamek-Bandaraya Stations Closure

The Masjid Jamek-Bandaraya LRT route was closed due to a kinked track alignment and the alternative route has resulted in quite a crowd on Hang Tuah LRT station.

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On 27 January 2023, Rapid KL announced the route closure between Masjid Jamek Station and Bandaraya Station due to a kinked track alignment.

Other parts of the flyover structure also showed signs of wear and tear.

Commuters will have to use alternative routes during the repair period but unfortunately, this has caused quite a crowd at the stations.

READ MORE: Ampang Line LRT Experiences Delays Due To Kinked Track Alignment

Pictures taken by Bernama showed a large number of people crowding in Hang Tuah station on the Ampang/Sri Petaling line to change “lines” at Bandaraya station.

Rapid KL said they have deployed around 348 Prasarana personnel, including auxiliary police and support staff, at the main stations to help with crowd control and assist commuters on their travel journey.

In a bid to reduce the crowding at the stations, Rapid KL has extended the morning peak hours from 6.30am to 10.30am while the evening peak hours are extended from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

While the repair works are ongoing, commuters are encouraged to check for route alternatives and updates on Rapid KL’s social media platforms.

The temporary setback and interrupted travel routes didn’t please many commuters because it seemed like a reoccurring issue.

Some have asked whether public transportation in Malaysia is safe for passengers to use after suffering various setbacks since last year.

On 8 November 2022, Rapid KL reported a fault with the train’s automatic system which caused the closure of 16 stations on the Kelana Jaya line.

The affected stations only returned to full service on 14 November 2022 after repairs.

READ MORE: [Watch] Kelana Jaya LRT Line Back In Business, Free Rides For 7 Days

The consistent LRT disruption has also seemingly improved Rapid KL’s response rate to help commuters on their journey.

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