Kelana Jaya LRT line back to normal operations after lightning-induced delay

KUALA LUMPUR: Repair work to restore a power interruption at the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, especially in the Taman Bahagia Station has been completed.

The train timetable has been adjusted and the service is operating as usual, and the intermediate bus service has been terminated.

According to a statement from Rapid Rail, LRT services resumed their normal frequency this morning, and certain facilities such as escalators and lifts can be used again.

Trains on the Kelana Jaya Line LRT will run every three minutes during peak and every seven minutes during off-peak hours.

Rapid Rail also apologised to passengers for the delay and inconvenience experienced.

Yesterday evening, the electrical power supply system was interrupted by a lightning strike, reducing the train frequency to four to five minutes.

The delay caused some complaints among passengers in social media.

Social media user @Kevin Wong argued about how frequent this issue is happening and demanded that the company to take further action.

"This is not the first time. It may be an act of God but surely something that can be done to prevent a recurrence such as installing a lightning arrestor.

"Letting an old known issue to repeat again and again is not something a competent person or company would allow," he added.

"Blackout at KLCC LRT station, the train door was open but didn't move for more than 15 mins," said @jujusaidwhat on X.

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