More LRT Station is opening...
Another four LRT stations in Puchong to open next week
BY MENG YEW CHOONG
Refer from http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/03/24/puchonglrt/
Four more stations of the Ampang LRT line - IOI Puchong Jaya, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Taman Perindustrian Puchong, and Bandar Puteri - will open for service by next Thursday (March 31).
The announcement was made during a presentation by the Malaysian delegation at the two-day Asia Pacific Rail 2016 conference that ended on Wednesday in Hong Kong.
The delegation was led by Prasarana Malaysia Bhd’s president and group CEO Datuk Azmi Aziz, who came with Rapid Rail Sdn Bhds CEO, Ahmad Nizam Mohamed Amin.
With 33 stations operational next week, the Ampang line promises to bring much relief to those living and working in Puchong, especially the Bandar Puchong Jaya area.
Three of the four stations mentioned above are located parallel to Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP), which is constantly congested at the Puchong stretch.
However, some commuters feel let down that the opening of the final three stations - Puchong Perdana, Puchong Prima, and Putra Heights - are delayed.
"Of course, I am disappointed. But then, I suppose that having four stations open next week is still better than not having anything at all," said Gloria Ngu, 21, a student who lives at Putra Heights.
Puchong Perdana and Puchong Prima are the stations that will complete the LRT loop at Putra Heights via the Putra Heights interchange station.
The Putra Heights interchange will seamlessly link the Ampang line with the Kelana Jaya line.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the opening of the last three stations of Ampang line will most probably happen by June.
June also happens to be the timeline for the 14 LRT stations of the Kelana Jaya to open for service.
The opening of these 14 stations will mark the completion of the sorely-needed LRT extension programme first announced in 2006.
Azmi, who fielded questions on customer management issues at the conference, reaffirmed the role of both social and mainstream media in managing expectations of an increasingly demanding customer base.
"We recognise that it is important to communicate clearly and quickly in order to get our message across. In this regard, all forms of media have their place," he said.
Asia Pacific Rail is an influential annual meeting or rail professionals that attracts over 1,000 attendees from across the globe each year.
In Oct last year, four stations – Awan Besar, Kampung Muhibbah, Alam Sutera and Bandar Kinrara 5 (BK5) began operations.
The Ampang Line Extension starts from Sri Petaling Station, passes through Kinrara and ends at Putra Heights in Puchong.
The extension is 18.1km long with 12 stations. Combined with the existing line, the total length of Ampang Line after the completion of LEP will be 45.1km.
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