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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

RapidKL extends LRT hours and free LRT ride to Bukit Jalil on Fridays for Merdeka

KUALA LUMPUR: The LRT and Monorail operating hours in the Klang Valley will be extended on two consecutive nights beginning tomorrow in conjunction with the 55th Merdeka Day celebration this Friday.

RapidKL, the operator of the LRT and Monorail services, in a statement said there would also be free rides for all users attending the Merdeka Day gathering, “Perhimpunan 55 Tahun Merdeka, Janji Ditepati” at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Friday.

In conjunction with the Merdeka Eve celebration tomorrow, the operating hours for the LRT service to selected stations and Monorail service to all its stations will be extended to 1am the next day.

The stations are Bandaraya, Masjid Jamek, Hang Tuah, Titiwangsa, Kelana Jaya, KL Sentral, Masjid Jamek, Dang Wangi and KLCC.

“However, the trains will also stop at the other LRT stations (outside normal hours) for passengers to disembark and they will have access to the exit,” said RapidKl spokesman Masnizam Hashim.

He said on Aug 31, the LRT operating hours would also be extended to 1am for the Bukit Jalil Station, while the other LR stations and Monorail stations would only stay open for passengers to exit.

Meanwhile, the last RapidKL bus will leave the stations involved at 1.30am.

For the free LRT ride to Bukit Jalil on Friday, Masnizam said the public could obtain the special tokens from 4pm at all LRT and Monorail stations, and for the trip back, they could get the tokens from the Bukit Jalil Station. - Bernama


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