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KLIA Aerotrain Service Suspended, Kelana Jaya LRT Line Faced Power Supply Issues

KLIA Aerotrain Service Suspended, Kelana Jaya LRT Line Faced Power Supply Issues

Travellers at KLIA and LRT commuters had quite a day yesterday due to route and transport disruptions.

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The Kelana Jaya LRT line experienced a power supply disruption in five stations around 7.50pm last night.

The disruption caused lifts, escalators and lights in five underground stations between Ampang Park and Masjid Jamek unable to function.

To manage the issue, an alternative rail line was activated. All trains from Putra Heights were redirected to the LRT Pasar Seni station while trains from Gombak were redirected to the LRT Damai station.

A shuttle train service was also set up to ferry affected commuters between LRT Pasar Seni and LRT Dang Wangi stations.

A free shuttle bus service, involving 8 buses, was also set up in both stations.

According to Rapid KL, all five stations were back in operation as of 9.51pm. The cause of the power disruption was due to one of the cables failing to supply energy to the underground stations.

Rapid KL said a detailed investigation will be carried out to identify the cause of the incident so that it can be avoided in the future.

KLIA aerotrain suspends service

On another note, travellers at KLIA are reminded that the aerotrain service has been suspended.

Travellers are advised to head straight to the bus lounge to transfer between the Main Terminal Building and Satellite Building. The wheelchair-accessible buses are available 24/7.

Previously, the aerotrain broke down while in service and a second train sent to rescue passengers broke down.

Travellers had no choice but to walk the length of the track to get to their destination in the pouring rain.

READ MORE: KLIA Passengers Stranded As Train And Rescue Train Breaks Down

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said what happened was disappointing and also pointed out that the aerotrain is actually nearing the end of its lifespan.

We must remember that KLIA was opened in 1998. So today, it will have been almost 25 years. So of course the aerotrains are now reaching the end of their lifespan.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke

According to Malay Mail, aerotrain operator, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), has already awarded a contract for the improvement of the service and it will take about two years to replace the aerotrain.

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