On 14 June, RapidKL announced that the train frequency at the Kelana Jaya LRT line will be lessened due to the upgrading works. With this, RapidKL said the usual 3-minute wait for a train has now become a 5 to 7-minute wait.
However, since the announcement pictures of the crowded stations have flooded social media, with many frequent commuters calling out to the authorities to fix this issue.
Recently, the Twitter page Transit Malaysia took to the social media platform to complain about the hectic crowds inside the train, along with 2 photos that were taken inside the train at Asia Jaya station, whilst the other image was taken at Kelana Jaya station.
At every 7 minutes frequency, this is the live situation right now. Train was bound for Putra Heights, pictures taken at Asia Jaya and Kelana Jaya respectively. pic.twitter.com/s2eIpngaTn— TRANSIT Malaysia (@transitmy) July 20, 2022
The page wrote in the caption, “At every 7 minutes frequency, this is the live situation right now.”
Meanwhile, netizens have flooded the comment section with many sharing that they faced the same crowd but at different stations, especially during peak hours.
One netizen pointed out that 2-coach trains are not relevant anymore as the number of passengers is on the rise over the decade.
Buatlah 2 -3 minit frekuensi, or is that actually impossible? 😂 Lagi satu, kalau la muat panjang 5 koc tu untuk setiap stesen, buat la Sume train 5 koc terus, X relevan langsung 2 koc punye train 😌— You🏴🇲🇾 (@Kikilala141) July 20, 2022
Every morning routine at University-KL Gateway Station, can be fit in after 3-4 trips train passed by. pic.twitter.com/JTHNvtU3B9— Faiz Hafiz ™♪ (@faizhafiz46) July 21, 2022
“We need 2 to 3 minutes of frequency, or is that actually impossible? Maybe a 5-coach train?” the netizen added.
Another annoyed netizen said that under the 7-minutes frequency, they can only get on board the train after waiting for 3 to 4 intervals.
Responding to the issue, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said train frequency for the Kelana Jaya LRT line is expected to improve by August after more damaged carriages are repaired.
“We have identified the cause for the damage and now repairs need to be done. So this August will see interim progress, with frequency at 5 minutes, and in November we will be able to complete all repairs,” he said.
Nonetheless, Malaysians have been complaining about the worsening traffic congestion in the city, and now the crowds in public transport. It seems that commuting around the city centre is a stressful thing.
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