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LRT Schedule To Have 12min In Between Trains, Gets Flack From Netizens

LRT Schedule To Have 12min In Between Trains, Gets Flack From Netizens

Train intervals range anywhere from a mere 3 minutes to 12 minutes.

Anne Dorall

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Starting this 1 April, Malaysia will enter the endemic phase where all businesses and industries affected by the lockdowns will be lifted.

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This also includes our public transportation. The capacity and frequency of trains such as the LRT, MRT, and Monorail were reduced during the MCO period due to less traffic.

However, all public transportation run by Prasarana will resume full capacity by 1 April 2022, including trains and buses in KL.

According to the new schedule, trains will be more frequent on weekdays within the city center than on weekends or public holidays.

For example, stations within the Central Business District (CBD) will see only a 3-minute interval on weekdays, and a 6-minute interval on weekends.

The longest train frequency will be the KL Monorail and MRT Kajang line on weekends, which have a 12-minute wait.

Riders wait for the MRT at Pasar Seni station.
(Credit: TRP)

“It’s not enough”

However, netizens were unsatisfied with the schedule, saying that the 12-minute intervals were too long to be useful for commuters.

Netizens did not agree that weekends should have such a long 12-minute interval.

Some netizens note that many people spend their weekends lepaking in shopping malls or popular areas, so having more frequent train intervals would help to encourage them to take the trains.

Even more critisized that regardless of the reason, having such a long interval on weekends is unfriendly towards people who work or travel for any reason, when public transportation is meant to provide a reliable means to travel for the public.

In response, Rapid KL only mentioned that the train frequencies would be adjusted when needed.

Ultimately, netizens urged for better bus and train frequency. Shorter wait times and reliable transportation will ultimately give Malaysians the confidence to rely on public transportation.

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