Commuters who are planning to use the Park and Ride facilities at MRT stations must use the same Touch ‘n Go (TnG) card throughout their journey to enjoy the RM4.30 per entry parking rate.

This was clarified by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) after several complaints from users where they weren’t charged the RM4.30 per entry rate, and had to pay the hourly rate despite using the MRT service.

“The same card used to enter the Park and Ride has also to be used at the fare gates of the station before boarding the MRT train because this is the only way that we can differentiate who has parked and ridden on the train, and who has not,” said Datuk Najmuddin Abdullah, MRT Corp strategic communications and stakeholder relations director, in an official statement.

Therefore, MRT users who wanted the flat parking rate have to ‘tap in’ and ‘tap out’ at the same station with Park and Ride facilities. “We have had instances where a user took the train at a station attached to a Park and Ride, and then returned to the park and ride by bus This will result in the standard hourly rate being charged,” said Najmuddin.

Commuters should also note there is a two-hour time limit between exiting the final MRT station and exiting the Park and Ride parking facility. Therefore, those who go on a MRT joy ride without disembarking at any station other than the one they originally started from would not enjoy the flat rate.

To ensure commuters are aware of such guidelines, more signboards will be erected at corresponding Park and Ride locations where the RM4.30 flat rate is applicable.

This includes the Sungai Buloh, Phileo Damansara, Maluri, Taman Midah, Taman Suntex, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, Bukit Dukung and Sungai Jernih stations. All other parking facilities along the Sungai-Buloh Kajang MRT Line are owned and controlled by external parties.