The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang line has ferried around 7.4 million passengers since it began operating, Bernama reports. Phase one of 51 km-long stretch of urban rail began operations in December, and phase two was opened to the public in July.

According to Rapid Rail CEO Datuk Zohari Sulaiman, during the period, an average of about 100,000 commuters used the MRT each day on working days while on weekends, the number rose to around 140,000.

“The station getting the most number of passengers is Bukit Bintang, which takes people to the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle area where there are well-known shopping complexes like Pavilion and Lot 10,” he said. He added that the number of passengers is expected to increase during the 2017 SEA Games (KL2017), which runs until August 30.

The MRT is projected to reduce traffic entering KL daily by 160,000 vehicles, based on an estimated 400,000 riders per day. It’s also expected to reduce up to 34,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions yearly, and the train service is also capable of reducing the cost of living for Klang Valley folk, according to domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism (KPDNKK) minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.