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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Monorail passengers forced to exit after technical glitch

Passengers forced to exit this afternoon after a coach stalled at the Titiwangsa station.
KUALA LUMPUR: The city’s monorail service suffered a technical glitch at 3.20pm today resulting in passengers having to exit at the Titiwangsa station.
Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) Media Affairs head Azhar Ghazali said passengers had to be brought out after their train ground to a halt.
“Another coach from the Chow Kit station was despatched to Titiwangsa to try and push the stalled coach to the end of the monorail track but failed,” he said when contacted by Bernama.
Azhar said both coaches had to be brought back to the Brickfields depot for repairs.
He said operations resumed to normal at 4.14pm but with frequency delays due to the non-availability of the two coaches.
He added that the company was in the process of adding two coaches to the track to replace the ones sent to the depot.
Meanwhile, one of the affected passengers who wanted to be known only as Ana said she boarded a monorail train at Kuala Lumpur Sentral to get to Chow Kit but alighted at Bukit Bintang after getting frustrated with the prolonged stops at each station along the way.
“I boarded the monorail train at 3.20pm and when we arrived at the next station in Tun Sambanthan, it waited longer than usual and it was even worse at the Miharja station. Then there was an announcement from the control centre that there was a technical glitch,” she said.
She said it was hot and stuffy in the coach because many people were using the service to do Christmas shopping at Bukit Bintang and because of this, she decided to get off at the Bukit Bintang station, five stations away from Chow Kit.- FMT

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