Commuters alarmed by packed trains after reduced frequency

Modified 25 May 2021, 4:46 am

Commuters on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) have sounded the alarm saying that the response to last night's accident combined with a reduced operating frequency due to new movement control order (MCO) rules have resulted in many users gathering in tight spaces, violating social distancing protocols.

Travel consumer NGO Transit Malaysia tweeted that RapidKL has reduced the frequency of LRT, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), monorail and bus to 10-30 minutes, which is down 50 percent from the original frequency.

"We're a little worried. While it is said the standard operating procedure (SOP) is to reduce passenger capacity by 50 percent in vehicles, the frequency reduction will result in more crowded vehicles," it said.

A netizen with the Twitter handle @nizamiks was more direct on the matter...

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