KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — The Light Rail Transit (LRT) service for the Kelana Jaya Line is expected to achieve a three-minute frequency during peak hours by the end of this month.
According to the Transport Ministry, the current train frequency for peak hours is 3.8 minutes, compared to 4.4 minutes in December last year, following the introduction of three new train sets in September.
“Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana) has made several efforts to improve train service frequency. Three four-coach trains (for the Kelana Jaya line) commenced operations in September.
“The remaining 16 trains will be received in stages until December next year under the Kuala Lumpur Additional Vehicles 27 (KLAV27) project,” it said in an oral answer published on the Parliament’s website today.
As for the Kajang Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line, the ministry said train wheel replacements are underway, and the targeted train frequency during peak hours is set to improve from six minutes to four minutes by the end of January next year.
In addition, Prasarana is implementing various initiatives for the Kelana Jaya LRT Line and Kajang MRT Line, including special programmes to repair train components which frequently experience issues.
“(These programmes include) train wheel replacements and maintenance activities focused on addressing the root causes of train failures during operations to enhance train availability,” said the ministry.