Monday June 25, 2012
Four-car trains for KL Monorail in November
KUALA LUMPUR: The issue of overcrowding, which is a common occurrence aboard the KL Monorail will soon be a thing of the past with the introduction of four-car train sets that are scheduled to make its debut in November this year.
The new trains would double the capacity of the current two-car trains.
Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana), the managing company of the KL Monorail, in a statement, said the November date was decided based on its plans to upgrade the rail service, which to date has been according to schedule.
Group Director of Rail Division Khairani Mohamed said in addition to the new trains, other plans to improve the monorail service include measures to provide commuters with a more comfortable riding experience.
Kharani said the first two four-car train sets are expected to begin operating in November this year while the rest of the fleet would be introduced in the middle of next year.