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There will be a reduction in train services for a period of two months, beginning September 14, The Star reports. Train operator Prasarana will be taking a few RapidKL trains off the rails to make way for repair works related to the widely reported brake problems that affected the Kelana Jaya LRT line last July.

Suppliers Bombardier Hartasuma will be replacing the brake calipers of the affected trains. Repairs are expected to be completed by November 6, the same day in which service is expected to return to normal.

For the two months, however, the reduction of service will be most felt during peak hours, with waiting times expected to increase by 40 seconds, up from the standard waiting time of two minutes and 42 seconds. It’s said that services outside of peak hours, including weekends and public holidays would not be affected.

“There’s no delay, just a reduction in service,” a Prasarana source told the daily.

To assist in alleviating the matter, RapidKL will have free buses stationed at seven stations in KL, which will will travel to and from KLCC every 15 minutes. The buses will commence the morning run from 6.30 am to 9.30 am while the evening run will be from 5pm to 7.30 pm.

Commuters who wish to use the free bus service can find these them at the following stations: Wangsa Maju, Sri Rampai, Setiawangsa, Jelatek, KL Sentral, Bangsar and Universiti.