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Sunday, July 16, 2017
MRT Phase 2 opens by 4pm Monday
JAYA: Phase 2 of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) MRT line will be open to the
public by 4pm on Monday (July 17).
those looking for a month-long free trial will be disappointed as the free
period will only be about seven hours, from 4pm until the line closes for service
at around 11.30pm that day.
service commences on July 18, the day after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun
Razak opens Phase 2 of the line.
trial covers only the 19 stations on the line, from Kajang until Muzium Negara,
the nearest station to KL Sentral.
Monday, passengers from Kajang headed in the direction of Sungai Buloh would
have to detrain at Muzium Negara, and tap into the MRT network again should
they wish to proceed to Semantan and beyond.
from Sungai Buloh who want to head to Kajang would have to disembark at Muzium
Negara, and tap out of the network, and then tap in again to continue the
important point to note is that LRT users can only cross into the MRT system at
Pasar Seni, Maluri and Plaza Rakyat (into the Merdeka station), and vice versa,
beginning 6am Tuesday (July 18).
technical and logistical complication in providing the free trial for Phase 2
is the reason why the trial period cannot be prolonged, unlike when Phase 1
(from Sungai Buloh to Semantan) was opened last December.
the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the people should
look at the larger picture.
along the 51km line which offers 31 stations will be able to enjoy connectivity
like never before," said Nancy, who oversees the Land Public
Transport Commission (SPAD), master planner of rail-based transport in
also extremely pleased that many of our school children will also benefit from
the MRT project, as students from 40 schools and educational institutions along the SBK MRT Line will be able to use the train to get to their
classes. It is indeed a promise delivered to the people by the Government,
under the leadership of our Prime Minister.
"We want to see our future land public transport system to
be more inclusive, and better designed to serve the needs of vulnerable groups
such as persons with disabilities, families with young children, and an ageing
population, and the realisation of the MRT is certainly a testament to this
aspiration,” she added.