Why long Wait at stations?
Time and again, commuters taking the Light Rail Transit (LRT) arrive at their destinations late due to “technical” glitches.
A frequent user, Madzlan, told Actionline that the train he was travelling on stopped at the Bangsar LRT station for seven minutes during a downpour.
“It has been a norm for the trains to stop longer at the stations when it rains, leading many of us to wonder if the coaches are not waterproof.
“I boarded the train at the Taman Jaya LRT station to go to KL Sentral, but the train stopped for seven minutes at the Bangsar station.
“I am curious why there are delays in services every time it rains. Are they due to signalling problems or power issues?
“Does this mean that it is not advisable for commuters to take the LRT
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Madzlan wanted Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd to explain if such technical problems could be resolved.
“However, credit must be given to the staff who control the crowd at KL Sentral Komuter station. Commuters are not allowed onto the platforms until they have been cleared of disembarking passengers.
“This prevents overcrowding on the platforms, where there is a risk of people falling onto the tracks.
The light rail transit has built-in safety features.