Extended LRT and monorail services for football match

Prasarana has announced that there will be extended monorail and LRT services for the upcoming Malaysia-Singapore football match.

Extended LRT and monorail services for football matchKUALA LUMPUR: RapidKL will be extending the operation hours of all its rail services in anticipation of an expected increased in traffic for the second leg World Cup qualifying clash between Malaysia and Singapore tomorrow.

Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) media manager Azhar Ghazali said the LRT Ampang line, which runs directly to Bukit Jalil, will be extending its services until 12.30am while the LRT Kelana Jaya line and the KL Monorail will be extended until 1am.

The extension for the Kelana Jaya line, however, is only for entry at Masjid Jamek. For KL Monorail, it would be for entry at Hang Tuah station.

Azhar said that under normal operations, the rail services would conclude at 11.45pm.

Prasarana is the operator of LRT, KL Monorail and RapidKL bus services.

Azhar also advised fans to purchase return journey tickets to avoid long queues after the match.

“We will be opening special counters to sell return journey tickets from 3pm on Thursday at our interchange stations at Masjid Jamek, Hang Tuah and Bandar Tasek Selatan,” he said. — Bernama


TRANSIT Says:

No word about extended bus services, though we know that buses could be used to speed people back to their destinations in a service similar to the Expressway Rapid Transit. Wouldn’t that help to discourage people from driving to Bukit Jalil? Especially when they may already be worried that the LRT & Monorail may be crowded – and accessing the services possibly inconvenient.

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2 thoughts on “Extended LRT and monorail services for football match”

  1. commuting to workplace is not like one-time commuting to stadium! so what if they dont provide bus serivce at midnight? is not a rush our! just let them be on their private vehicles. Extending a bus service will cause much more cost and hussle relative to LRT/monorail.

    malaysian are too lazy to board public transport no matter how good the service is. just look at Putrajaya, the bus service run by nadiputra personally i think is efficient and cheap enough (50 sen per trip for any point A to B inside putrajaya) but people there still love to stuck inside jam in their private vehicles during rush hour. listen, as long as oil price is still affordable even rakyat echoing that they’re “sufering”. They wont shift fron private vehicle to public transport!!

    1. @Epul

      Commuting to say, Sepang, is not like commuting to the workplace either. Not to mention that the roads to Sepang are generally not that crowded except during the Malaysian Grand Prix and even then, the roads move pretty well.

      The question is, why are RapidKL and other bus companies hired to provide shuttle bus services during the Malaysian Grand Prix? And why do companies like ERL Sdn. Bhd. provide race “packages” as well?

      The reason is because people are coming to the site from miles around, and there is a market for public transport as well as private transport.

      We want to know why RapidKL did not fully explore the market for public transport that is tied into the world cup qualifying match.

      By the way, perhaps you should consider what the residents of the area would have to say about the traffic congestion during the game.

      Regards, Moaz for TRANSIT

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