Kelana Jaya LRT to get one train every three minutes by end-October; overhaul to come – Anthony Loke

Kelana Jaya LRT to get one train every three minutes by end-October; overhaul to come – Anthony Loke

The Kelana Jaya LRT line that spans Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur will achieve a frequency of one train every three minutes by the end of this month, transport minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said, as reported by The Star.

This would be achieved through operations of three new four-carriage trains along the line which commenced last month, he said. A further 16 trains would be received by the line and be deployed in stages until next year under the Kuala Lumpur Additional Vehicles 27 (KLAV27) project, according to the report.

Kelana Jaya LRT to get one train every three minutes by end-October; overhaul to come – Anthony Loke

“Train frequency along the line during peak hours improved from 4.4 minutes in December last year to 3.8 minutes in September. It is expected to reach three minutes by the end of this month,” Loke wrote in a written parliamentary reply today to a question on the transport ministry’s plans to increase public transport uptake.

Prasarana is implementing various measures for the Kelana Jaya LRT and Kajang MRT lines, including the repair of faulty train components. Train wheels for the Kajang MRT line are being replaced, and peak hour frequencies should improve from six minutes to four minutes by the end of January. “An overhaul and midlife refurbishment project for trains on both lines is also in the works,” Loke said.

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Comments

  • Bieight8 on Oct 24, 2023 at 11:54 am

    As long as it doesn’t brake down…

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    • LRT User on Oct 25, 2023 at 9:42 am

      Adding more trains is not the answer and Loke would known this if he had actually taken a ride during peak hours coz there is only so many trainsets can packed on the rail line.

      The problem is there is too many trains with Female Only coaches and none of them are used effectively in peak periods leading to wasted space and time waste. Go Europe see none of their trains or trams have Female exclusive and this is just our overreaction to the Feminist agenda.

      Stop pandering to minorities demand and a lot of systems in placed can be used more efficiently. No need spend more money to cater for such wastages.

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  • Squid on Oct 24, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Please do the same for KTM Komuter. Now its 30 min interval during peak and almost an hour off peak. Its a painful wait.

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  • Kea Was on Oct 24, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Sad only after changing the government can Malaysian enjoy this instead of the previous guy who gets MRT, ECRL at ballooning prices don’t know how to maintain tem resulting to constant failure and best of all only knows how to stuck up to his boss by punishing drink driving but that also is not the main causes of accidents.

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    • LRT User on Oct 25, 2023 at 9:56 am

      Previous guys? You meant Loke again whom had stopped or canceled many rail projects, who downscaled MRT2 & LRT3, who cut Rapid budget to a level that last years they faced major breakdowns?

      Bringing that source of the problem back will not solve the problem just as we learned the hard way that bringing back Mahathir did not solve the problem he created.

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  • lrt commuter on Oct 24, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    friggin finally

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  • DeeKay on Oct 27, 2023 at 11:25 am

    “Prasarana is implementing various measures for the Kelana Jaya LRT and Kajang MRT lines, including the repair of faulty train components”
    I hope they are taking this seriously because I have noticed several times taking the LRT to and from work, there are doors which aren’t working. Especially during peak hours, this can lead to commuters unable to board and disembark. Pasting a laminated piece of paper on the windows of the door isn’t solving the problem. Where is the maintenance schedule if there is any at all?

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