Rapid KL are investigating into an incident whereby a double-decker bus collided with the underpass of Jalan Pudu at 6.45pm on Sunday, October 25, 2015. According to The Sun, the 4.2 metre-tall Alexander Dennis Enviro500 diesel double-decker bus was serving the U40 route between Terminal Kajang to Terminal Jalan Silang, and was on its way to the city centre when the incident happened.

Rapid Bus CEO Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff told the daily a probe will be carried out to determine the reason and other possibilities that made the driver deviate from the original daily route for the bus.

During the incident, no one sustained any injuries although the bus was damaged at the front-end of the upper level coach. An operation officer stationed at the Rapid KL bus depot at Cheras Selatan said that it was a bizarre incident.

“We are puzzled on why the driver had attempted to go through the underpass as Rapid KL bus captains have been trained for months in advance before we allow them to man the double-decker bus service,” said the officer, who wished to remain anonymous.

Rapid KL began rolling out its fleet of 40 double-decker buses in September, each fitted 83 seats and enough standing room for 25 people. Costing RM1.4 million each, the double-deckers are disabled-friendly and are capable of carrying 50 more people than RapidKL’s current single-decker buses.