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MRT Putrajaya Line Hit With Track Switch Problems A Week After Launch

MRT Putrajaya Line Hit With Track Switch Problems A Week After Launch

The patience of many commuters were tested on the first day of Ramadan.

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It’s only been a week since the MRT Putrajaya Line started operations last 16 March, but technical problems have started to crop up.

Yesterday many passengers had their patience tested on the first day of Ramdan when the service had an interruption due to a track switch problem during the evening rush hour.

A Twitter user shared a video of a staff at the Ampang Park Station informing that the trains would not be moving and advised passengers en route to Kajang to take the LRT instead.

The service interruption was also shared by @askrapidkl. They tweeted that the trains are moving slower and would stop longer than expected when it reached near the Kampung Batu Station.

After 20 minutes, they tweeted again saying that the train was being driven manually between the Kampung Batu Station and the Kentomen Station and would stop longer than expected while the repair works were ongoing.

Two hours later, the train between the two stations were still driven manually while the trains resumed normal operations at other stations.

The problem was finally resolved at 6am today, however, many on social media wondered how this could happen to a new train line.

Menyusahkan lah. Line Baru bukak kot dah ada problem?

@MuhaiminHisham via Twitter

There were others who were not happy that they had to endure this during the first day of the fasting month.

Ni bukak puasa dalam tren ke camna ni. Pukul berapa anggaran siap?

@r_shidee via Twitter

While many people were off showing their resentment towards the maintenance department, there were some who praised them for their hardwork on resolving the issue as quick as possible.

Thanks for your harwork to recover it

@smarboi_june via Twitter

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