SPAD wants Prasarana to submit latest info on damage, recovery plan of KL Monorail service

 |May 15, 2017
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Syarikat Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) has been instructed to submit to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) the latest information on the damage suffered by the KL Monorail network which had caused the operation of its four-coach trains to be temporarily stopped last Friday.

SPAD, in a media statement here today, said that the company had also been asked to submit their recovery plan and the timeline to address all the issues.

“The commission will continue monitoring the ongoing recovery work undertaken by Rapid Rail to ensure that their passengers will continue receiving reliable services,” the statement said.

Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Prasarana, on Friday announced its decision to temporarily stop the operation of several four-coach trains for safety reasons.

To cover the shortage of the trains, Rapid Rail had launched a shuttle bus service, which is available during the peak hours of between 7am and 9am and between 5pm and 7pm for the convenience of the passengers, especially at busy stations between KL Sentral station in front of NU Sentral and the Raja Chulan station.

According to the statement, SPAD had also instructed Prasarana and train manufacturer, Scomi, to improve the reliability of the four-coach trains by adopting a stricter maintenance method and higher standard of safety.

This will enable the operator to detect any possible problem earlier and to avoid disruption of service, the statement said.

“The commission had also urged Scomi to expedite the delivery of the remaining seven units of four-coach trains to enable Prasarana to offer a more frequent service and to increase the current capacity of KL Monorel trains, especially during peak hours,” it added. – Bernama

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