Hours after disrupted LRT service, Rapid Rail shuts down Bandaraya and Masjid Jamek stations on Ampang line

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — Rapid Rail has temporarily suspended the Light Rail Transit (LRT) service at two stations on the Ampang line this afternoon – Bandaraya and Masjid Jamek.

This is due to structural damage that caused a kink to the track alignments near the Bandaraya station, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd (Rapid Rail) said in an updated statement on Facebook.

“The decision to halt service in the two stations was made after taking into account the factor of safety,” it said.

It said preliminary investigations by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) found that a development project close to the site had begun without negotiations with the agency as per the Railways (Railway Protection Zone) Regulations 1998.

“Nevertheless, the determination of the source of the issue as well as the safety and structural integrity of the flyover is still under investigation before any decision to return service to normal can be made,” Rapid Rail said.

It added that alternative train services will be provided along with 23 buses for commuters.

Earlier today, national news agency Bernama reported that the Ampang LRT line was experiencing delays due to structural damage to the flyover in the area.

It was reportedly believed to be caused by construction works nearby.