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LRT service from Bandaraya to Sentul Timur suspended from April 2


Shuttle bus service will be provided to ferry passengers from the affected LRT stations. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: LRT service between the Bandaraya and Sentul Timur stations will be suspended beginning April 2.

In a statement today, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd said shuttle bus services will be provided between the stations, and also advised commuters to use alternative modes of transport.

“Service in six stations on the Ampang-Sri Petaling LRT line involving the Bandaraya, Sultan Ismail, PWTC, Titiwangsa, Sentul and Sentul Timur stations will cease operations on April 2.

“This is because the trains used to service Bandaraya-Sentul Timur no longer meet the operational criteria that have been set and had to be taken out of service for safety reasons,” it said.

Rapid Rail said the trains had been unable to return to the depot in Ampang since Jan 27 following the structural damage near the Bandaraya station.

Forty shuttle buses have been deployed to ferry commuters between Masjid Jamek to Sentul Timur and Masjid Jamek to Titiwangsa.

On Jan 27, the Ampang LRT line experienced delays due to a “kinked track alignment” near the Bandaraya station.

Checks found that this was caused by damage to a flyover structure carrying rail tracks due to construction works adjacent to the area.

Subsequently, transport minister Loke Siew Fook said the disruption to the Ampang LRT line between the Bandaraya and Masjid Jamek stations is set to last until around September. - FMT

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