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OVER ONE MILLION PASSENGERS AND COUNTING

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The Bus Rapid Transit Sunway Line (BRT Sunway Line), which has carried more than one million passengers since August 2015, is expected to record more ridership with the opening of the Kelana Jaya LRT Line Extension on June 30.

“We have been recording monthly ridership of between 110,000 and 140,000 since paid services began last August. This exceeds that of many Rapid KL stage bus routes in the Greater Klang Valley.

“The public might not have realised this due to the high frequency and reliability of the BRT service, which stops at each station every four minutes during weekday peak hours and every eight minutes during weekday non-peak hours,” said Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff.

Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and operates the Rapid KL bus services, including the BRT Sunway Line.

Zulkifli was commenting on news reports that BRT Sunway Line had been recording low ridership.

“With the opening of the Kelana Jaya LRT Line Extension project at end of this month, ridership on the BRT Sunway Line, which integrates with the Kelana Jaya LRT Line at the USJ7 station, is expected to increase further. The BRT Sunway Line was developed with this in mind,” he added.

When the Kelana Jaya LRT Line Extension opens, the BRT Sunway Line will seamlessly connect commuters from Bandar Sunway to major destinations in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur, to as far as Gombak.

It will also connect Bandar Sunway residents to residential areas and business hubs in Subang Jaya, USJ and even Puchong, via the Putra Heights integrated LRT station.

BRT buses travel on dedicated lanes and elevated guideway, thus it is not affected by traffic congestion.

“We encourage students, senior citizens and people with disabilities to apply for MyRapid concession cards, which will give them 50% discount on published fares.

“They can visit our website at www.myrapid.com.my/tickets-fares/concession-cards for more details,” said Zulkifli.

Source: The Star | June 24, 2016