The LRT Ampang line disruption will continue for another two weeks following the discovery of major structural damage.
The cracked viaduct and pier located near the Bandaraya station mean that the particular line between this station and Masjid Jamek will be temporarily cut off in order to remedy the situation.
LRT Ampang line still operational, except between these stations
While Rapid Rail has appointed an experienced consulting firm to identify the source and cause of this significant damage, those who intend to travel between the Bandaraya and Masjid Jamek stations will have no choice but to take the shuttle bus.
The rest of the LRT Ampang Line is still operational, which means that the trains are running normally to all the stations between Sentul Timur and Bandaraya as well as between Masjid Jamek and Ampang. The shuttle bus will assist those who want to get from Bandaraya to Masjid Jamek.
200 Prasarana staff assigned to help commuters
The Star reported that our Minister of Transport, Anthony Loke, stated that 200 Prasarana staff have been assigned to help the commuters as well as assist in the repair works for the next two weeks. Other agencies from the Works Department, City Hall, and the Public Transport Agency will lend their hands via a special committee that was formed to resolve the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.
As for the cost of repairs, there’s no specific figure so far as the situation is being treated as an emergency. As with most things in relation to emergencies, safety is the number one priority, which is why the two-week disruption decision was taken and is currently being handled intensively.