Beginning tomorrow (January 17, 2017), the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line Phase 1 will end its one-month free ride period, and Rapid Rail is encouraging commuters to use cashless forms of payment (Touch ‘n Go card, MRT weekly or month travel cards) for a better ride experience.

Commuters will still have the option of using cash to purchase travel tokens from ticket vending machines, although it will be cheaper should they go the cashless route. Those with MyRapid cards will only be able to use them when Phase 2 of the MRT (between Semantan and Kajang) opens in July later this year.

MRT fares for the Phase 1 operations are priced between RM1.20 and RM3.90 for cash payments, while cashless fares are between RM1.20 and RM3.40. On a related matter, MRT feeder bus services will cost RM1 per trip and payments are via Touch ‘n Go cards.

Students, senior citizens and those with disabilities will be given a 50% discount for both the MRT and feeder bus fares, and they can purchase the concession tokens from the customer services offices at any MRT station.