KUALA LUMPUR: The Kelana Jaya LRT Line has resumed its normal dual-track operations at 3.45pm today (May 28).
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said normal operations resumed after debris was cleared and repair works by Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd were completed following a collision between two trains on Monday.
He said a total of 367 personnel from the Rapid Rail recovery team worked round the clock in three shifts.
“The Public Land Transport Agency’s (APAD) has inspected the repair works carried out by Rapid Rail and gave the approval (to Prasarana Malaysia Bhd) to enable train operations to run as usual,” he told a press conference today.
He said Rapid Rail had also replaced the damaged linear heat detector sensor cable from tunnel segment 126 to tunnel segment 96 which is about 28.5 metres, as instructed by APAD.
As such, Wee said all 58 trains would be able to operate according to the normal frequency with 50 per cent capacity reduction according to current measures under the Movement Control Order (MCO 3.0).
He said one one track was previously used from Damai station to Pasar Seni station, causing bottleneck and long delays.
“We were forced to use single track due to the incident, causing delays to the train operations.”
He said passengers could be assured of their safety while using the LRT service.
“The safety of passengers is our utmost priority.”
Asked about the victims, Wee said on the day of the incident, 213 were injured with 67 admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL), including six warded at the intensive care unit (ICU)
“The next day, 61 of them were discharged. I went to see the six victims (in ICU) and have been in touch with their family members.”
He said from the six, one has been discharged from ICU, while another was admitted to an ICU in a private hospital.
“Four others are still getting medical treatment (at HKL).”
After the press conference, accompanied by Prasarana and APAD’s officials, Wee took a ride on the affected LRT Kelana Jaya Line.
On Monday night, two trains, one carrying passengers and the other on test run, collided on the track in the tunnel located between the Kampung Baru and KLCC stations, injuring 213 passengers onboard.
On reports that some victims wanted to take legal action against Prasarana over the incident, Wee said the victims had the right to do so under the law.
“I leave this matter to Prasarana. Those who wish to take legal action can do so, according to the law.”
By : Nor Ain Mohamed Radhi – NST