KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 — The Ampang/Sri Petaling Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is expected to resume operations on February 29 next year, after the comprehensive repair work on the flyover and track structure near the Bandaraya LRT station is completed.
Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd, in a statement today, said the original plan was to complete the repair work and resume operations by the middle of October. However, some other damage had been detected on the structure of two nearby flyovers, which required comprehensive repair.
“After getting views and advice from the consulting engineer, additional work needs to be done on the structure of the flyovers to ensure that they are safe, in line with the required specifications, and able to meet normal operating criteria.
“Rapid Rail would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused. The decision to extend the time of the restoration work is to ensure that all damage can be identified and repaired to ensure the safety of commuters,” read the statement.
On January 27, the LRT service on the Ampang route was delayed due to the kinked track alignment detected near the Bandaraya station.
Rapid Rail closed the route between Masjid Jamek station and Bandaraya station for safety. LRT passengers had to use alternatives, including buses, to continue to their destinations.