Loke takes KTM Komuter and TBS by surprise this time round

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Transport Minister Anthony Loke was on the prowl once again as he went down to the ground to see for himself the KTM Komuter services and the situation at the city’s main public transport hub, the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS).

“This evening, I went to see the KTM Komuter services and the situation at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. I took the Komuter train from KL Sentral to the Bandar Tasik Selatan station together with two of my assistants.

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“I have received a lot of feedback from social media regarding the Komuter service and the problem regarding the Bus Entry Pass at TBS.

“I will be meeting with KTMB’s (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd) management in the very near future to discuss with them ways to improve and increase the frequency of the Komuter service.

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“I understand that KTMB are facing all sorts of operational issues and problems, brought about by the KVDT1 track upgrade project which is still not ready and the KVDT2 project which has been interrupted,” he said in a Facebook posting today.

Loke added that he will also be meeting with the management of TBS to discuss the preparedness and readiness to manage huge crowds of passengers, commuters and people during weekends and festive periods.

Loke’s first official day at work as Transport Minister on Dec 5 saw him taking a ride on RapidKL’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) where he wanted to see and observe for himself how packed the trains were during the after-work peak hours.

Loke, who spent two hours on the Kelana Jaya LRT line from 5pm, had said it was undoubtedly crowded and uncomfortable for commuters.

Loke said he did not want to inform the top management of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd and the media of his surprise check as he wanted to delve into the passengers daily commuting experience. – NST