Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong along with experts visited the LRT control room on the Kelana Jaya line after holding a press conference on the interruption of LRT services due to problems with the automatic driving system at the Lembah Subang Rapid Rail Complex in Petaling Jaya, November 11, 2022. — Bernama pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — The signalling and communication system for the Kelana Jaya Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) service is in good condition and operations will most likely return to normal soon, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
“Today they are testing 38 sets of trains along the route with an interval of five minutes between each set.
“I am hereby reporting that the signalling and communication system is in good condition and it is highly likely that we can return to normal operations involving all 38 to 40 trains on the Kelana Jaya Line soon,” he said in his Facebook posting today.
He said he was briefed this morning on the Automatic Train Control system (ATC) test run by Rapid Rail which started at 11 pm last night until 5 am this morning, which was monitored by the Rail Planning and Enforcement Division of the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD).
“The main goal is to ensure the stability and security of the system before proceeding with the full operation. This team has mobilised 24 sets of trains along the Putra Heights – Gombak route,” he said.
Wee said he would continue to monitor the progress amidst his campaign for the 15th General Election (GE15) in Ayer Hitam, Johor, adding that he hoped he had good news to bear tomorrow.
The LRT service between the Kelana Jaya and Ampang Park stations has been suspended for seven days from Nov 9 until Nov 15 due to a faulty ATC system
The Kelana Jaya Line now only operates from Gombak station to Damai station and from Lembah Subang station to Putra Heights station. — Bernama