Good news for LRT Ampang/Sri Petaling Line users. Rapid KL has announced that from today, May 12, six terminals will reopen. The stations are Bandaraya, Sultan Ismail, PWTC, Titiwangsa, Sentul and Sentul Timur.
According to Rapid KL, six stations can resume operation after completing temporary repair work (Phase 1) to the bridge and track structure near Bandaraya station that was damaged in January. In addition, trains in need of maintenance were brought to the LRT depot in Ampang and replacement trains were brought in on this side of the line.
If you remember, by line is effectively split into two with January 27 incidenttrains on this side of the line (between Sentul Timur and Bandaraya) cannot return to the depot for maintenance and Rapid KL must rest the train no longer meets safety criteria for operations. Finally, on April 2, Operations at six stations had to be halted.
With the reopening of the terminals, the free shuttle buses LRT 11, 13 and 14 that take people to the city center have stopped working. However, the LRT 10 bus connecting Masjid Jamek and Bandaraya stations has been reactivated (that part of the track remains closed). Ten buses are being used for this short connection, with a frequency of 10 minutes.
Alternative rail options include the KL Monorail to Hang Tuah, via Titiwangsa station. From the latter line, passengers can also take the Putrajaya MRT Line to Chan Sow Lin. Rapid KL staff and Prasarana support police will be at the relevant stations for crowd control and assistance.
Rapid KL says comprehensive repair work to the rail structure between Masjid Jamek and Bandaraya (Phase 2) is expected to be completed by mid-October 2023. This estimate is subject to review and approval by the relevant authorities. The Ampang/Sri Petaling LRT Line will then resume operations.