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Rapid Rail, which will be operating the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang (MRT SBK) line under the Rapid KL service brand, has announced the full MRT fare structure. The fare starts at a nominal fare of RM1 for a single stop, on a cashless structure, and RM1.10 on a cash basis, the rate being for a ride between the Pasar Seni and Merdeka stations.

The maximum fare, meanwhile, will be RM6.40 based on the cash fare structure, and RM5.50 based on the cashless fare structure, the rate covering the full 51 km distance between Sungai Buloh and Kajang, across 31 stations in the line.

As for MRT feeder bus services, the nominal fare is set at RM1 per trip. Rapid Rail said that 120 MRT feeder buses covering 26 routes will be deployed to cover all 12 MRT stations opened under Phase 1.

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Phase 1 of the MRT SBK line is slated to begin operations from December 16, and will cover 12 stations between Sungai Buloh and Semantan. The remaining 19 stations – between Semantan and Kajang – will be operational next July in Phase 2 of the programme.

Rapid Rail said that during the initial stages of Phase 1, the MRT SBK line will be operating independently without integration with existing LRT and monorail lines, and as such will only be accessible through cash token or Touch n’ Go cards via the service’s automated fare collection gates. The usage of MyRapid cards – which are being used in the Rapid KL LRT, monorail and bus services – will be introduced in phases prior to the opening of Phase 2 next July.

Rapid Rail CEO Datuk Zohari Sulaiman said the fare structure has been approved by the government and is based on the nominal flag fall and cascading rates for every four to five km travelled, similar to the fare structure of LRT and monorail services.

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Click to enlarge the fare structure tables.

“Similar to the practice in the Rapid KL LRT, monorail and bus services, we will extend a 50% discount on the cash fare to senior citizens, students and people with disabilities (OKU) who travel on the MRT and the MRT feeder bus services. They can purchase red-coloured concession tokens from the Customer Service Office at each MRT station,” he said.

Zohari added that senior citizens, students and OKU only need to show their NRIC, student card (if not in uniform) or OKU card when boarding the MRT feeder buses to enjoy the 50% discount. Meanwhile, children below seven travel on the MRT for free. The full fare structure will also be displayed at all MRT stations for commuters’ reference.