Fifteen new routes added to the pink LRT intermediate bus

Image by Gideon Lai/Shutterstock

Kuala Lumpur 15 February 2021 – The pink LRT intermediate bus, which was introduced as a pilot project (Rapid KL Initiative) in September 2020, will be further expanded to cover 15 new routes starting 18 February 2021. The 15 new routes are:

1 T180 Taman Dato’ Senu – LRT Sentul
2 822 LRT Bangsar – Bangsar Shopping Centre
3 541 Putra Permai – LRT BK 5
4 T603 LRT Puchong Prima – Taman Mas Sepang
5 T640 Stesen LRT Taman Jaya – Taman Sri Sentosa
6 T600 Stesen LRT IOI Puchong – Taman Wawasan
7 T757 Stesen LRT Alam Megah – Sek 27 Shah Alam
8 T778 Stesen LRT USJ 21 – One City
9 T781 Stesen LRT Kelana Jaya – Kelana Centre Point
10 T782 Stesen LRT Lembah Subang – Ara Damansara
11 T783 LRT Taman Bahagia – SS 6
12 T785 LRT Taman Paramount – Kg Baiduri
13 T786 LRT Asia Jaya – Universiti Mahsa
14 T787 Stesen LRT Asia Jaya – Seksyen 14 & 17
15 T791 Stesen LRT Kerinchi – Pantai Hill Park

This extension was based on the users’ positive responses. The CEO of Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd, Encik Muhammad Yazurin Sallij, said, “This initiative is a continuation of a pilot project that started on 3 September 2020, which involved an improvement of LRT intermediate bus services in 10 routes. It is part of our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of service. With the buses’ new look, we have found that users find it easier to differentiate between LRT intermediate buses and regular Rapid KL buses.”

The positive feedback gave confidence to Rapid Bus to continue the programme. The survey was conducted in January 2021, involving more than 1,000 respondents, with responses as follows:

  • 66 per cent of the respondents knew about the buses’ new look; of which 98 per cent agreed that the pink colour help in identification;
  • 81 per cent of the respondents are frequent users and they agreed that the quality of service has improved in terms of punctuality, scheduling, availability and identification;
  • 14 per cent of the respondents are new users who have started to use the service after becoming more aware of the service availability;
  • 34 per cent of the new users choose the LRT Intermediary service because it is punctual;
  • 92 per cent of the respondents also recommend the service to the public.

“Based on these findings, Rapid Bus has expanded the programme and staged its implementation into several batches. This will involve rearranging bus operations, rescheduling and improving the trip frequencies,” added Muhammad Yazurin.

– Construction+ Online

Source: Prasarana Malaysia وان ایکس بت بت فوروارد