SPAD asks for latest info on Monorail safety issues


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KUALA LUMPUR — May 15, 2017:¬†Syarikat Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) has been asked by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to provide the latest information on the damage suffered by the KL Monorail network which had caused its four-coach trains to be temporarily stopped last Friday.

A SPAD statement today said that the company had also been asked to submit its recovery plan and timeline to address all issues.

“The commission will continue monitoring the ongoing recovery work undertaken by Rapid Rail to ensure that passengers will continue receiving reliable services.”

Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Prasarana, on Friday announced its decision to temporarily stop the use of several four-coach trains for safety reasons.

To cover the shortage of the trains, Rapid Rail launched a shuttle bus service which is available during the peak hours of between 7am and 9am and 5pm and 7 pm, especially at busy stations between KL Sentral station and Raja Chulan.

According to the statement, SPAD has also asked Prasarana and train manufacturer, Scomi, to improve the reliability of the four-coach trains by adopting a stricter maintenance method and higher standards of safety.

This will enable the operator to detect any possible problem earlier and to avoid disruption of services.

“The commission has also asked Scomi to expedite the delivery of the remaining seven units of four-coach trains to enable Prasarana to offer a more frequent service and to increase the current capacity of KL Monorail trains, especially during peak hours,” said the statement. — Bernama




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