As the final step before seamless travel between Sentul Timur to Putra Heights on Sunday, Rapid KL’s LRT Sri Petaling and Ampang Lines will undergo a one-day temporary suspension on Saturday (16 July) to facilitate full migration of its signalling system.
In the one-day unavailability of the services for the LRT Sri Petaling and Ampang Lines, Rapid KL is providing free shuttle service to ensure commuters continue to enjoy public transport convenience during that temporary closure.
Rapid KL’s LRT Kelana Jaya Line and the Monorail Line, however, will operate as normal to provide public transport convenience for the city commuters.
“The arrangement on the free shuttle bus service for this Saturday will be the same as what we had done during the temporary suspension on July 7 and 8,” Rapid KL spokesman Lim Jin Aun said in a statement today.
He said a total of 70 shuttle buses are being provided with 16 zones of routes beginning from the LRT stations of Bandar Puteri, Kinrara BK5, Sri Petaling, Sungai Besi, Bandar Tun Razak, Cempaka, Pandan Indah, Maluri, Chan Sow Lin, Pudu, Hang Tuah, Sentul Timur, PWTC, Bandaraya, Puchong Prima and Putra Heights.
All buses will head to the integrated Masjid Jamek LRT station and ending at Pasar Seni bus hub, which is located just below the Pasar Seni LRT Station of the Kelana Jaya Line.
“Hence, commuters can conveniently continue their journey on the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and Monorail Line, which will be operating as per normal from 6am to midnight,” added Lim, who is the Head of Group Communications and Strategic Marketing of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) – the asset owner of Rapid KL’s rail and bus services.
With full migration of the signalling system, Lim said the new six-car Amy trains can travel directly the between Sentul Timur and Putra Heights, which will be officially renamed as the LRT Sri Petaling Line beginning Sunday.
“There will be no need to switch trains any more at Sri Petaling station or at Chan Sow Lin station – only if you need to go to any of nine stations between Chan Sow Lin and Ampang.
"Beginning Sunday, this will be the new LRT Ampang Line, which is a shuttle service between Ampang station and Chan Sow Lin station,” said Lim.
He added that the previous practice of trains traveling alternately to Ampang and Putra Heights from the city will also stop beginning Sunday.
“All trains along the Sri Petaling Line will go direct from Sentul Timur to Putra Heights and vice-versa. Again, this is part of our continual initiative to enhance convenience and comfort for our commuters under Prasarana’s transformation of the public transport system and services in Greater Klang Valley.
“With the completion of the LRT Line Extension Project on June 30, the LRT network is now connected to an additional KTM Komuter station at Station Subang Jaya as well as Rapid KL’s Bus Rapid Transit – Sunway Line network at Station USJ 7. This is in addition to the previous connectivity with KL Sentral, Masjid Jamek, Titiwangsa, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Hang Tuah and Titiwangsa,
“It will be further later connected with the completion of the LRT3 and MRT networks,” he added.