KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The LRT Kelana Jaya line is expected to resume normal operations earlier than the stipulated period, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The Transport Minister said train operations would be back to normal once the entire line, especially between the KLCC and Kampung Baru stations, are cleared and given the go-ahead by the Land Public Transport Agency (LPTA).
The clearing and operationalisation works were given three days from Tuesday (May 25) to be completed but this is expected to be done almost a day earlier, Dr Wee said.
“I’m happy to note that the debris clearing works ongoing now are moving quite fast and orderly at the incident site. The latest is that the two trains involved in the incident will be moved in a controlled manner back to the depot for repairs tonight (Wednesday) at the end of the line’s service period.
“Then, using other replacement trains, Prasarana will conduct tests (without passengers) in the middle of the night when there is no service to ensure that the entire line is safe to be operated, particularly at the affected line, ” he said in a post on his Facebook page Wednesday (May 26).
Dr Wee said all 58 trains are expected to be operable again very soon to avoid further inconvenience to passengers.
He added that when repairs are done on the dual track, the bottleneck occurring due to the May 24 incident would be resolved and LRT services would be back to normal.
The Operation Control Centre (OCC) is operating well in terms of signaling, communications and always with the safety of the passengers in mind, he said.
“Once again, let me ask everyone, especially train riders, for your patience as we get things back to normal, ” he said.
On Monday (May 24) night, two trains – one carrying passengers and the other being tested – collided in the tunnel area between the Kampung Baru and KLCC stations, injuring 213 passengers onboard. – Bernama