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AllUrban
14-03-2006, 03:56 PM
New Bus Service north of KL from March 18.

Back on Jan 16, RapidKL introduced the City Shuttles, unlimited service between 5 different "hubs" in the city centre, for only RM2. The use of the service has steadily increased...and so has the jam of buses on the roads of the KL City Centre.

I have just found out that on march 18, Rapid KL will begin the second major step in restructuring the RapidKL bus service.

New Service
On March 18, the new service will begin in the areas of Kepong, Selayang, Bt. Caves, Sentul, and Gombak. RapidKL will introduce two new types of buses.
These will be the tempatan buses (Local buses) and the bus utama (trunk/major buses).

The local buses will service many stops on the way to a major suburban point, such as an LRT station, or a mall or bus station. From that point, the passenger will have to board a trunk bus which will travel express to the Titiwangsa hub. At the Titiwangsa hub, the passenger will board the City Shuttle, or the Monorail, or the LRT, for further travel into the city centre.

So, the main difference is this: instead of one bus serving all points from suburb to city centre, there will be 3 buses: shuttle service at the outer end of the route, shuttle service inside the KL city centre, and express bus service in between.

Routes
Local Bus routes: 35 when service is fully in place
These routes will be signed 200-235.

Major Bus routes: 4 express buses to Titiwangsa will be introduced on March 18. There are 3 express buses that will not go to KL, but will service the suburbs. These will be introduced later.

The express buses to Titiwangsa will be signed 2T1-2T4, and the express local buses will be signed 2S1-2S3.

City Shuttle Routes: Currently 5 City Shuttle routes (101-104, 109) service the Titiwangsa Hub.

Fares
The cost of the local bus will be RM1
The cost of the trunk bus will be RM2
The cost of the City Shuttle will be RM2

Each of these tickets will get you unlimited use on that type of bus only.

A daily pass for unlimited bus service alone will cost RM4.
A daily pass for unlimited bus service and LRT service will cost RM7.

Other Service
Service to Puchong will begin in April, and service to USJ and Subang should begin in May or June (according to a supervisor at KL Sentral Station).

Cheers, m

AllUrban
14-03-2006, 04:06 PM
Questions
My main questions about the new service are:

1) This is a huge and complicated system requiring transfers from bus to bus, and ending up with higher fares.

Are KL bus passengers willing to give up their "1 seat for 1 fare" and switch from bus to bus, if there is better, more reliable service?

2) After the service is implemented, no rapidKL buses except the City Shuttles, will enter the KL City Centre. However, Metrobuses and other companies will still do so.

Would you rather stick with Metrobus, SJ bus, etc. for the "1 seat for 1 fare" or would you be willing to give the new rapidKL service a try?

3) Subang Jaya already has shuttle bus services, and many bus routes. So far it hasnt made enough of a difference.

Do you think the new rapidKL bus service will make a difference in SJ and USJ?

Cheers, m

Teeque
14-03-2006, 07:09 PM
If the bus fares are more affordable, why not? The daily pass shld be integrated with bus and LRT modes. Introduce and market also the monthly pass at more affordable rates and unlimited rides on any routes/any mode (bus, LRT, Monorail). In Subang, some routes shld be realigned to serve some critical areas which is traffic prone.

pcyeoh
14-03-2006, 07:53 PM
If a bus commuter has to take multiple buses and during the day needs to make a lot of travelling, then this one size fits all is very attractive. For every lucrative venture, there will come touts who make money out of it. In no time, beside hearing about recycled APs, we will start to read about recycled bus passes.

For bus commuters who sit on their butts throughout the day after having reached their office in one piece and go no where else, then these people will opt for the 1 seat one fare.

The question is "Can we have such baskin robbins 31 flavours bus services in a small city like KL? Let's not talk about the touts yet as it will confuse the whole equation which is already unbalanced.

AllUrban
23-03-2006, 01:51 PM
RapidKL has updated their website to show information about the new bus routes in Region 2 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/Area%202%20Route%20Profile_TK1.htm), which is the north KL area.

gives the new routes and the route maps for these new routes, as well as the old routes that are now out of service.

This route map (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/area2_newroute/newarea_91to2012262332352T1.gif) shows you an example of the new routes and the old route that is being replaced.

However, you wouldn't be able to find the information if you were not carefully looking for it. See the main page (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/) to understand what I mean.

Oh, and the old information and old route maps for the "region 2" (north kl) are still posted on the website too...for example, this poorly labeled route map of the rapidKL stage buses (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/rapidbus_routemap2.htm) or this route map of the feeder buses (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/map_intra/map_1/map_1.htm) which doesnt actually mention that these are feeder buses. :confused:

Nice job, rapidKL. You get an E for effort. Nowhere to go but up. :D

Cheers, m

AllUrban
23-03-2006, 01:54 PM
[QUOTE=pcyeoh]If a bus commuter has to take multiple buses and during the day needs to make a lot of travelling, then this one size fits all is very attractive.
For bus commuters who sit on their butts throughout the day after having reached their office in one piece and go no where else, then these people will opt for the 1 seat one fare.

The question is "Can we have such baskin robbins 31 flavours bus services in a small city like KL?" QUOTE]

Yes, exactly. I think transit watchers will be comparing the growth of companies like rapidKL (which offers the transfer bus system) against companies like metrobus and selangor (which offer the one seat system) to see which one works out better.

One great thing about KL is that it is not lacking for bus services and competition. What is lacking is coordination at the top level, effective organization, and really listening to the customers.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
27-03-2006, 04:36 PM
I spent last evening riding the new bus service in Region 2 (north of KL, Gombak, Selayang, Bt. Caves, Kepong, and Sentul), to get an idea of the service changes.

I also spoke to rapidKL people and bus users to get their feel for the new service.

Generally, the comments are positive. Right now the major issue is the learning curve...people are having to get used to taking 3 buses, the new fare system, the new shuttle buses, etc.

One advantage of the new system (according to a user I spoke to) is that the shuttle buses give access to areas that the older bus system didnt service, and is very good for trips between major points out in the suburban areas.

I find that this makes good sense, as not everyone wants to go to KL. Also, the bas tempatan (local shuttles) actually go deep into the neighbourhoods. Hopefully having this transit option will get people out of their cars.

Some interesting things to note:

The information about bus routes is very complete and comprehensive. All bus stops have bus route information showing both the old and new routes, as well as the City Shuttles and the new Region 2 network. There are also large signs at the major hubs.

Buses are colour coded as well. A red circle/sign means the bus is a City Shuttle, a blue circle/sign means a bas utama, and a green circle/sign means a bas tempatan (local shuttle).

There is a new MTrans bus, similar to the ones used for the City Shuttles. However, it is a higher floor and less well-appointed than the City Shuttles. The seats are one piece plastic (as opposed to having padding, cloth, etc).

The plastic seats are the transportation version of the plastic seats at the mamak stalls...a cheap design, but solid.

There is currently shuttle service to KTM station Segambut (From Titiwangsa) and KTM station Kepong (from Metro Prima). There will be a connection between Sg. Buloh KTM and Metro Prima in the future.

I took the following trip:

7:15 board bus route 2T4 (bas utama) at Titiwangsa
7:35 disemark at Metro Prima
7:40 board bus route 229 (local shuttle) to B. Baru Selayang
8:05 arrive at B. Baru Selayang
8:10 board bus route 207 (local shuttle) to Warta Lama
8:25 arrive at Warta Lama
9:15 board bus route 204 (local shuttle)
9:25 route 204 departs to Greenwood
9:30 arrive at Greenwood
9:45 board bus route 2T2 (bas utama) to Titiwangsa
10:10 arrive at Titiwangsa
10:25 board bus route 102 (City Shuttle) to Medan Pasar
10:40 arrive at Medan Pasar
10:55 board rapidKL Kelana Jaya Line to Kelana Jaya
11:15 arrive at Kelana Jaya
11:20 board rapidKL feeder bus 900-B at Kelana Jaya
11:40 home in SS12

The total cost for the bus service, excluding the rapidKL feeder bus and LRT, was RM4. The RM7 all day bus and LRT pass is not being offered yet.

Now, this is my question: Subang Jaya already has a good system of Shuttle Buses...will adding more rapidKL shuttles make much difference? Also, when the new buses are added, will there be enough space for them on the roads, and at the bus stands?

Cheers, m

isarahim
27-03-2006, 06:29 PM
Generally I think it's good that Rapid KL is gaining momentum.

HOWEVER, I think Rapid KL needs to have a serious talk with and perhaps filtering of their drivers. They frequently drive like complete maniacs, flaunt rules, block intersections. I would never go on a bus who is a disgrace and a nuisance to other commuters.

Teeque
27-03-2006, 06:52 PM
...Now, this is my question: Subang Jaya already has a good system of Shuttle Buses...will adding more rapidKL shuttles make much difference? Also, when the new buses are added, will there be enough space for them on the roads, and at the bus stands?

Even if there are signs of a good system, there is much room for more improvement. There are still certain routes not covered and reached by rapidKL, Metrobus and the town shuttle. There is also a need to hv a depot here and integrate it with the KTM station and the LRT coming up in future. More bus stands and transit-friendly lanes. Ofcos, to accomodate all these, some road improvements are in order. And this is where our MPSJ must be proactive and willing to initiate the changes. That is where the problem is - an inactive and inept town council.

JoeJaffar
28-03-2006, 09:01 AM
it's a good start for rapidkl, especially if it means lesser waiting time at bus stops and seemless connectivity between the buses and rail transports. it's a tempting option if it means i have the option of leaving my car at home, or somewhere safe and convenient, and then take a bus that doesn't get me a red ink when i clock into the office.

i can still tolerate the rapidkl drivers, mostly quite ok. metrobus drivers, on the other hand, are a nightmare. the worst of the lot in my opinion.

AllUrban
01-04-2006, 02:08 PM
Even if there are signs of a good system, there is much room for more improvement. There are still certain routes not covered and reached by rapidKL, Metrobus and the town shuttle. There is also a need to hv a depot here and integrate it with the KTM station and the LRT coming up in future. More bus stands and transit-friendly lanes. Ofcos, to accomodate all these, some road improvements are in order. And this is where our MPSJ must be proactive and willing to initiate the changes. That is where the problem is - an inactive and inept town council.

I have become concerned as well, since I think that Jalan Jengka should be reserved as a transit corridor, and the site between the Saujana Towers and the KTM station be reserved for a car park and bus terminal.

If you look at this picture, you can see that it is a very easy access from the KTM Subang Jaya to Jalan Jengka. This link would pass east of the Saujana towers.

Before that, even if a contra-flow bus lane is put in place on the Subang Parade side of Jalan Jengka, bus service in the Subang Parade area would be far smoother, and there would be less jam and interference in the future.

Unfortunately, that land between Jalan SS16/1 and the KTM railway could easily be sold for a development that would just bring more traffic into the area.

cheers, m

AllUrban
04-04-2006, 04:11 PM
I noticed today that rapidKL has updated their website with info about the new Area 2 service (Batu Caves, Selayang, Gombak, Sentul, Kepong).

Here is information about the introduction of the new service (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/o_newnetwork2006.htm), dated back to March 16.
Here is a network map (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/rapidbus_route_slygkpggombak.htm) of the new service region.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
10-04-2006, 05:42 PM
I have taken a few photos on a ronda-ronda of the new bus system.

If you are interested in seeing photos of the new buses, route maps, and bus stop information that are in place in the north of KL, just send me a PM.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
03-05-2006, 04:59 PM
Rapid KL has introduced the new restructured service into Area 3, since Sunday April 30.

This area covers Pandan, Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Wangsa Maju, Keramat and Setapak, basically the northeast of KL.

Not surprisingly, there is no news coverage and no announcement on rapidKL's website. If I can get the brochure I will scan it and see if I can post it on this page.

This article in the Star (http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/5/3/central/14100612&sec=central) describes a complaint by the MPAJ, asking rapidKL to delay the system to give them time to study it.

I wonder who is acting poorly here...rapidKL for giving no information, or the MPAJ for not getting the info.

This info will be important for MPSJ area residents. Methinks MPSJ area will be the next to receive service, unless Cheras is more important :p

Cheers, m

AllUrban
14-05-2006, 03:59 PM
I have just noticed that rapidKL have updated their website to include information about the new AREA 3 service.

The areas included in the service include Wangsa Maju, Hulu Kelang, Keramat, Ampang & Pandan.

The AREA 3 route map (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/rapidbus_route_wgmuluklgampandan.htm) is a different design from the old AREA 2 Route map (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/rapidbus_route_slygkpggombak.htm).

The Local Buses (Bas Tempatan) follow the same numbering patter used in area 2...in area 3 there are Bas Temapatan 301-331 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/Area%203%20Route%20Profile_TK.htm). However, the AREA 3 Trunk Buses (Bas Utama) have been given different numbers from AREA 2.

Area 2 Trunk Buses - 2T1, 2T2, 2T3, 2T4
Area 3 Trunk Buses - T20, T21, T22

I think that this could be confusing for customers.

A very important thing about this AREA 3 service is that it also includes bus service to many LRT stations....direct service into 9 stations and passing by another 3 stations.

Kelana Jaya Line - LRT Wangsa Maju, LRT Setiawangsa, LRT Dato' Keramat, and LRT KLCC
Ampang Line - LRT Ampang, LRT Cempaka, LRT Pandan Indah, LRT MALURI and LRT TITIWANGSA.

(the buses also pass by LRT Jelatek, LRT Damai, and LRT Ampang Park)


Cheers, m

AllUrban
14-05-2006, 04:03 PM
While spending some time at KLCC yesterday, I was struck by the huge traffic jam that existed around the bus and taxi stand.

The reason is that buses, taxis, and cars exiting from the drop off area and the parking garage all converge into these two lanes of traffic.

I think there are two quick solutions for this problem...

first, divert all passenger cars away and directly in front of KLCC (unfortunately, this means they have to find another way to get to Jln. Ampang).

Second, move the rapidKL buses...make Ampang Park the hub, instead of KLCC. Here are my reasons:

1) Ampang Park is not far away from KLCC so buses could still service KLCC.
Buses would wait at Ampang Park but go to KLCC to pick up passengers.

2) There is more space at the intersection of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak, which is a very wide intersection.

3) There is room for bus stands on both sides of Jalan Ampang....

4) There is easier access for buses on Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Ampang,

5) The LRT Ampang Park station is located under Jalan Ampang at Jalan Tun Razak.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
14-05-2006, 04:07 PM
I also learned yesterday that rapidKL has introduced a new City Shuttle Route, from KLCC to Pusat Bandar Damansara.

This route is #116. The fare is RM2 and that would get you unlimited service on the rapidKL City Shuttles. You can also purchase the RM4 Pas Semua for all bus service, on board.

The last trip from KLCC to Damansara is 6:00 pm. I believe there is a trip back from Damansara but I dont have that detail.

This looks like a commuter route, to get people living in Damansara to work in KLCC and back to Damansara. It may also be in place to gauge ridership
...rapidKL still has those plans for an LRT from Kerinchi to Damansara.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
29-05-2006, 05:47 PM
Here's the information about rapidKL route 116 (KLCC to PB Damansara)

Buses depart from KLCC and travel along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Tun Ismail (PWTC), Langgak Tunku, Jalan Duta, Jalan Semantan before getting to Pusat Bandar Damansara.

The return trip is along the same routes, but in reverse direction. The fare is RM2 and the ticket can be used on any City Shuttle bus for a whole day.

As the routes serve mostly officer workers, the spokesman said buses would depart from KLCC only at the following times: 6.30am, 7am, 7.30am, 8am, 8.30am, 9am, 9.45am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.15pm, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm and 6pm.

Here is an article about the route 116 City Shuttle (http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/5/29/central/14365709&sec=central) service in the Star today

This service began in early May but no update of the website...

Cheers, m

AllUrban
26-06-2006, 11:20 AM
An article in the Sun newspaper has given more information about the plans for the restructuring of the rapidKL bus services.

The next area to be restructured (called area 4) will be the southeast and south-south east areas of KL, meaning specifically Sg. Besi, Cheras, Ulu Langat, and points between. These buses will use the KL Sentral and Maluri hubs.

There will also be an express bus service to putrajaya from KL Sentral, at RM4 (unlimited travel).

This restructuring will take place beginning July 1.

Area 5 restructuring will begin in August, probably August 1. Area 5 will include Seri Petaling, Puchong, Subang Jaya, and South PJ.

Area 6 restructuring will begin in August as well, probably August 16 or 31 (judging by the pattern seen so far). Area 6 will include north PJ, Damansara, Shah Alam, Glenmarie, and Klang.

So, Subang and USJ are Area5. Judging by what has been done in Area 3 and Area 2, Area 5 can expect 3-4 new trunk bus routes (Bas Utama, RM2) and about 30 new local bus routes beginning with the number 5 (bas tempatan, RM1).

There will be a mix of the new and the old buses. I have already seen some of these buses testing out routes in USJ and Subang Jaya. If you see a rapidKL bus with a GREEN circle on the back it is a local bus (bas tempatan), while a BLUE circle means a trunk bus (bas utama). RED circle is the KL City Shuttle(Bas Bandaraya).

Cheers, m

AllUrban
30-06-2006, 01:24 PM
There will be a mix of the new and the old buses. I have already seen some of these buses testing out routes in USJ and Subang Jaya. If you see a rapidKL bus with a GREEN circle on the back it is a local bus (bas tempatan), while a BLUE circle means a trunk bus (bas utama). RED circle is the KL City Shuttle(Bas Bandaraya).In addition, the new express buses will have an ORANGE circle.

Service in AREA 4 (south-east of KL) will start tomorrow, July 1.

the quote below is taken from the Star (http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/6/30/central/14665306&sec=central) newspaper.

“The new service on two non-stop express lines plies between Putrajaya and Jalan Tun Sambanthan at a 15-minute frequency and from Kajang to Jalan Tun Sambantan every 10 minutes,” said Rapid KL chief executive officer Rein Westra at the launch of Rapid KL’s new Area Four bus network system on Monday at Putrajaya Sentral.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
03-07-2006, 12:54 PM
The new rapidKL bus service has begun operations in Area 4 which is SE of KL down to Putrajaya and Kajang.

Of some interest to people living in Damansara and Sri Petaling and Puchong are the following routes:

Route T43 is a limited stop trunk bus (bas utama) route from Bandar Utama to Putrajaya. It makes 3 stops between Bandar Utama (1 Utama mall) and Putrajaya (Putrajaya Sentral, aka the Western Transport Terminal).

These stops are at Damansara Uptown, Kelana Jaya LRT, and IOI Mall.

Also worth noting are the many new local bus (bas tempatan) routes from Bandar Bukit Jalil and Sri Petaling to Sri Petaling and Bukit Jalil LRT stations.

Subang Jaya, Puchong, USJ, and PJ will receive new service next month as part of Area 5

Cheers, m

n6688my
03-07-2006, 01:19 PM
Allurban

Does T43(is this the bus number?) stops at Tesco Puchong? how frequent is the bus?

AllUrban
04-07-2006, 06:09 PM
Hi n

T43 is the route number.

The Trunk bus (bas utama) routes are limited stop routes. Currently T43 does not stop at tesco puchong.

Next month rapidKL will introduce local bus service in Area 5 (Puchong, USJ, Subang and south PJ).

Usually there are about 30 - 35 local bus routes included for each area....so I am sure that beginning next month (Aug 1 or 16) you will be able to catch a local bus from IOI Mall that runs along the LDP and stops at each of those different shopping areas.

IOI Mall will be one of the bus interchanges...others will probably be Summit, Subang Parade/Carrefour/KTM Subang Jaya, Sunway Pyramid, etc.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
11-07-2006, 04:17 PM
The Star Newspaper has featured a report on the new rapidKL restructured bus service in Area 4 (Cheras, Putrajaya, Kajang) in the Metro Section on Monday July 10, 2006.

There are 3 articles as part of the feature, which are:

* We’ve connected the suburbs to the city, says CEO (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/7/10/central/14786947&sec=central)
* Tiring three-bus trip for Cheras folks (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/7/10/central/14778998&sec=central)
* Going gets tough on new system (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/7/10/central/14786948&sec=central)

Most of the articles are not positive about the restructured system...because it is more complicated, the waiting for buses can be long, and because many people dont like transferring buses.

However, it is worth it to read about the issues since the new service will arrive in Area 5 and Area 6 in August.

(Area 5 is the area south of the Federal Highway from KL to Klang, including Subang, USJ, parts of PJ, etc. Area 6 is the area north of the Federal Highway from KL to Klang, including Shah Alam, Damansara, much of PJ, etc.)

In my opinion, I support the transfer based service but I believe that there are ways to improve the service. In any case, the companies like Metrobus etc will still offer service in the traditional way direct into the city centre.

I hope the information proves to be useful to you.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
02-08-2006, 11:40 AM
The information given is taken from the Star article at the link below

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/8/2/central/14999513&sec=central

For the new area 5 service, which should arrive in September, the local interchanges in the Puchong Area will be at

Bintang Taman Kinrara
IOI Mall
Puchong Utama

These are the points where the local buses (Green board, bas tempatan) will be meeting the Trunk buses (Blue board, bas utama) which will take you to KL, Damansara, or Putrajaya.

Route 506 and 507 lead to Bintang Taman Kinrara,
Route 509 and 511 to IOI,
Route 510, 512, 514, and 515 all lead to Puchong Utama

Here is a list of some of the local bus routes (Green board, bas tempatan)

Route 505 : Bukit Kuchai to Honda or Shell station at Batu Tiga, Jalan Klang Lama;
Route 506 : Puchong Jaya or Taman Kinrara;
Route 507 : Bandar Kinrara;
Route 508 : Wawasan Puchong to Puchong Jaya;
Route 509 : Puchong Utama;
Route 510 and 511 : Puchong Prima;
Route 514 : Putra Perdana;
Route 515 : Pulau Meranti
Route 542 : Putra Heights to USJ 8 (Taipan).

The two additional to be launched later this year end are:

Route 512 : Taman Puchong Emas
Route 513 : Puchong Utama to Bukit Puchong.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
23-08-2006, 01:08 PM
Hi All

For those of you who might be interested, today's The Sun newspaper has a front page pull out advertisement showing off the rapidKL City Shuttle service.

The second page of the pull out has a map of the City Shuttle system which can be useful.

cheers, m

Teeque
24-08-2006, 02:50 AM
Folks, I received this in my mail and thought I just share with those who are interested. Basically, our MP is inviting residents in his constituency to a briefing of RapidKL's service and upgradation in our area and to provide more info for those affected. Well, wow, it is heartening to note our MP has us all in mind with regards to our transportation woes here. Kudos YB Loh!



Tuan/Puan,

JEMPUTAN MENGHADIRI TAKLIMAT MENGENAI PELANCARAN
PERKHIDMATAN BAS DI KAWASAN PARLIMEN KELANA JAYA

Dengan segala hormatnya dimaklumkan bahawa Pusat Perkhidmatan Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Kelana Jaya dengan kerjasama Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RAPID KL) akan mengadakan suatu sesi taklimat khasnya untuk penduduk kawasan Parlimen Kelana Jaya.

2. Taklimat ini bertujuan memberi penerangan tentang perkhidmatan yang akan disediakan oleh RAPID KL, dalam usaha untuk mempertingkatkan sistem pengangkutan awam di Lembah Kelang termasuk kawasan Kelana Jaya, Subang Jaya, USJ dan Bandar Sunway. Butiran taklimat adalah seperti berikut:

Tarikh : 3hb September 2006 (Ahad)
Masa : 3:00 petang
Tempat : Pusat Cornerstone Doulos
No. 1-27 – 1-29, Jalan PJS 9/1A, Lagoon Perdana,
Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya.

4. Sukacitanya pihak tuan/puan adalah dijemput untuk menghadiri taklimat tersebut. Diharapkan pihak tuan/puan memberi maklum balas secepat mungkin untuk tindakan selanjutnya pejabat ini. Segala kerjasama dan sokongan pihak tuan/puan amatlah dihargai.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Yang benar,


( LOH SENG KOK )
Ahli Parlimen

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SLIP JAWAPAN
Nama Persatuan: __________________________________________________ _________

Hadir Bilangan Kehadiran: __________

Nama & Tandatangan: ______________________________
Tidak Hadir No. Telefon : ______________________________

Sila jawab ke 03-56212111 / faks ke 03-56212110 sebelum 01/09/2006. Terima kasih.

pcyeoh
24-08-2006, 04:31 PM
Penang looks to KL for bus solutions
The New Straits Times
24 Aug 2006
By Sharanjit Singh


GEORGE TOWN: Having failed to improve the public bus service on the island for years, the Penang Government is now looking to Kuala Lumpur for help.

Yesterday, Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, who had been under the spotlight for failing to resolve the public bus problems in the State, said:

"It is obvious that our April 1 plan to revamp the public bus service on the island has not worked out.

"We are now formulating a new strategy and we hope to introduce a system similar to the one in Kuala Lumpur soon."

More details click here
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/nst/Thursday/National/20060824072721/Article/local1_html

So far, this is the only sensible statement made by the ineffective Chief Minister, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon on trying to resolve the transportation system in Penang. Our forumer AllUrban at this moment is in Penang and will be there for a week and I understand his reason for being there is to study the failed system which by now have attracted global attention he being a Canadian. I am from Penang and so far Dr. Koh has not impressed me one bit with his administration. In fact UMNO Youths should not have suggested the rotation of the CM position but rather demand a change of the ineffective CM. At least they will get more support than condemnation for suggesting the rotation system. Luckily, Dr Koh did not suggest a Lawatan Sambil Belajar trip to Eygpt to study how the ancient Eygptians moves blocks of stones to build the pyramid which he thinks the same principle apply. If he has the political will, he can even move mountain instead of just blocks of stone. I think he cries wolves too often when he should realise that it is not the wolves going after him but asses. He has been giving failures too many chances and like the Hokkien saying "till they climb over his head and shiit on it!

clfoo
24-08-2006, 09:50 PM
Penang looks to KL for bus solutions

wanna improve why wanna learn walk sideway like KL crab, they are not any better, go and learn from Singapore bus system.

kwchang
24-08-2006, 11:06 PM
...Most of the articles are not positive about the restructured system...because it is more complicated, the waiting for buses can be long, and because many people dont like transferring buses....
My opinion on this is that Malaysians are too lazy to walk. They like to be carried to their door-steps.

The whole idea of the bus-transfers is because they restrict the buses to serve within small loops. Hence a commuter has to change buses in order to join the next loop. Having small loops make sense because the buses get back to their starting points to pick up more passengers rather than to have convoys of buses carrying people from the suburbs to the city center.

People are resistant to change. They cannot see that their previous bus woes were due to these buses getting stuck in KL and jamming the city streets.

My opinion is to allow the RapidKL system time to mature. I believe it will work, once the kinks are ironed out.

n6688my
26-08-2006, 04:12 PM
wanna improve why wanna learn walk sideway like KL crab, they are not any better, go and learn from Singapore bus system.

Totally Agreed!

CS Chua
26-08-2006, 04:34 PM
I do not think all KL people are lazy to walk. I believe that if our streets are pedestrian friendly, many people do not mind walking (especially with the health craze going on). Currently, most of us have to compete with cars and motorcyclists on the same road. The government should make side walks mandatory for all roads. That will encourage people to walk more.

pcyeoh
28-08-2006, 11:59 AM
Tuan/Puan,

JEMPUTAN MENGHADIRI TAKLIMAT MENGENAI PELANCARAN
PERKHIDMATAN BAS DI KAWASAN PARLIMEN KELANA JAYA

Dengan segala hormatnya dimaklumkan bahawa Pusat Perkhidmatan Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Kelana Jaya dengan kerjasama Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RAPID KL) akan mengadakan suatu sesi taklimat khasnya untuk penduduk kawasan Parlimen Kelana Jaya.

2. Taklimat ini bertujuan memberi penerangan tentang perkhidmatan yang akan disediakan oleh RAPID KL, dalam usaha untuk mempertingkatkan sistem pengangkutan awam di Lembah Kelang termasuk kawasan Kelana Jaya, Subang Jaya, USJ dan Bandar Sunway. Butiran taklimat adalah seperti berikut:

Tarikh : 3hb September 2006 (Ahad)
Masa : 3:00 petang
Tempat : Pusat Cornerstone Doulos
No. 1-27 – 1-29, Jalan PJS 9/1A, Lagoon Perdana,
Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya.

4. Sukacitanya pihak tuan/puan adalah dijemput untuk menghadiri taklimat tersebut. Diharapkan pihak tuan/puan memberi maklum balas secepat mungkin untuk tindakan selanjutnya pejabat ini. Segala kerjasama dan sokongan pihak tuan/puan amatlah dihargai.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Yang benar,


( LOH SENG KOK )
Ahli Parlimen



Please be informed that the briefing on public bus service in Kelana Jaya
has been postponed from 3/9/06 to 10/9/06 (Sunday) 3pm at Taman Dato’
Hormat (location of venue will be given later)

AllUrban
03-09-2006, 06:21 PM
As a reminder, the rapidKL restructured bus system will be complete on September 16.

On September 10, as mentioned by PC Yeoh in the previous post, there will be a public meeting about the new rapidKL service for Subang, USJ, Puchong, Petaling Jaya, Damansara, etc. which they refer to as Area 5 and Area 6.

Area 5 is the area south of the Federal Highway, and Area 6 is north of the federal highway.

It is very important that as many people as possible will attend this public meeting. Now, some people may think that public transit is not very important to them or does not affect their lives.

I would like to express that I disagree with this...and to prove my idea, here are 10 reasons why good public transit is very important for our communities.

When you read all of these ideas, you will want to have good public transit in your community too!

10 reasons why public transit is good for your community.

10) Reduced traffic jams:

Public transit is not just about reducing the number of cars on the road during peak hours. Good public transit will change the way that people make their trips at all times of day.

The best way to do this is to encourage people to use transit in their communities, regularly, not just for long trips to the city centre.

This will result in less Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) journeys, which will lead to less cars on the road...in our local communities.

RapidKL local shuttles provide unlimited service for only rm1 per day.

9) Reduced fuel prices:

The less you use your car, the better it is. The reason is simple. Petrol is an inelastic commodity. If demand increases a little bit, the price will increase a lot. On the other hand, if demand decreases a little bit, then the price will decrease a lot.

You do not notice the pump price for petrol changing...however, the government pays the difference between the real cost and the pump price. If we can do our part to lower fuel prices, then the government can use that money elsewhere.

Each public transit trip you take...is a trip your car is not taking...and a little less petrol is used.

8) Lower cost of living:

Your car is not cheap. You have to use it a lot, and that means wear and tear on your car. Also, if you make lots of little trips in your car, or idle the engine while you are waiting, this will increase the wear and tear on your engine.

Having good public transit gives you a real choice. Take your car sometimes. Take public transit sometimes.

Public transit is not just used by people who cannot afford a car. It is also used by people who choose to use it...because they find that it is more cost-effective, convenient, or faster, than using a car.

rapidKL is promising buses every 15 minutes or better, and bus service into all 980 housing estates around KL. That is a lot more choice than we have ever had.

7) Reduced economic losses:

Time that is lost in traffic jams is money that is lost as well. There is a connection between traffic and economic losses...think of all the trucks that are sitting there, stuck in traffic, burning fuel...no wonder the cost of items are going up.

40 people on a bus means 40 less cars on the road...that means that trucks can get to their deliveries faster, and that means that things cost less.

6) Less interference in family relationships:

How many of you wish that you could spend less time with your family? Not likely. Well, with good public transit you dont have to. After all, rapid transit bypasses the jams on the roads and the highways. It is especially fun to sit in a train and fly by the jams.

Good public transit is rapidtransit. Buses should have priority over cars. Routes should be designed to follow roads, so that people will use public transit more often to get to the places where they want to go.

5) Better family relationships:

Have you ever sat down and thought that you are not spending enough time with your family? Have you ever seen a family board the LRT and have the kids immediately jump to the window to watch outside? Those precious moments are important.

When you are on the bus or train with your family, you can talk to each other and listen to each other and communicate. What more can you ask for?

4) More independent, community-minded children:

Have you ever been concerned about how independent your children are? Do you want them to be wiser, smarter and more indepedent? Well, giving your children reponsibility and the opportunity to try new things is one way to help them become independent.

For a young child, taking the bus is a challenging adventure that will give them the wisdom, independence, and experience that they need to grow up into successful adults.

3) Healthier Communities:

Did you know that the world is in the midst of an obesity epidemic? Did you know that Malaysians are facing rapid increases in levels of heart disease and type II diabetes?

Did you also know that people living in suburban areas are likely to weigh about 5 lbs more than people living in urban areas...the reason is because of all that driving.

Yes, public transit forces you to walk and wait and stand sometimes...and with all of that standing and walking and waiting, your are improving your posture, you are using your muscles, and you are stimulating your mind and body.

Is there a direct connection between using public transit and better health? The answer is no...but using public transit can be one part of a healthy lifestyle.

2) Safer Communities:

One reason why our communities are less safe is because there are less eyes on the street. We see less people, we interact with less people, and our sense of community breaks down.

Criminals exploit this. Empty streets give them the opportunity to commit crimes.

Having good public transit will get people out on the streets...waiting, watching...and criminals will know, quickly, that their opportunities are limited.

1) Caring Communities:

Further to the above, the more you see people around you, the more you will involve yourself in the community. You spend more time with your family and children, and you encourage your children to see themselves as a part of a community.

Imagine, that ..... public transit can take us this far.............

With all of these reasons, why would you not want better public transit in your communities.

To show your support, join us at the public meeting on September 10.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
03-09-2006, 06:25 PM
As a reminder, the rapidKL restructured bus system will be complete on September 16.

rapidKL will be giving passengers in Area 5 and 6 a free, 3-day trial of the bus system. I will be trying out the system on September 18. Does anyone wish to join me on a ronda-ronda of the new bus system on Monday, September 18?

I will be out and about from about 4 pm or so.

Cheers, m

newpdg003
08-09-2006, 06:26 PM
As a reminder, the rapidKL restructured bus system will be complete on September 16.

rapidKL will be giving passengers in Area 5 and 6 a free, 3-day trial of the bus system. I will be trying out the system on September 18. Does anyone wish to join me on a ronda-ronda of the new bus system on Monday, September 18?

I will be out and about from about 4 pm or so.

Cheers, m

Does Mutiara Damansara has included in Area 5 and 6 for rapidKL bus system? I found there is inconvenience when there are currently no rapidKL provide bus services in Mutiara Damansara. Also, not LRT feeder bus travel from either Taman Bahagia or Kelana Jaya station to Tesco, and the curve. I know Ikano has provided the free shuttle bus take passenger from Kelana Jaya LRT station while under the limited bus schedule. This mean you have to follow their bus schedule from Kelana Jaya LRT station when you want to come to Ikano. For example, 12:30 afternoon pick up from Kelana Jaya, if you come later than ½ pass 12, then you must wait another Ikano free shuttle bus until ½ pass 2. Don’t think I am going to wait, but I don’t want to take Taxi because it cost even more! RM17 take taxi from Kelana Jaya LRT station to Ikano.

I not really sure whether I can join the public meeting for new rapidKL bus system on coming soon 10th September maybe possible to show them our problem . But I hope there must have rapidKL bus service for Mutiara Damansara citizen, at least the city shuttle pass through one of the nearer LRT station, i.e. Taman Bahagia or Kelana Jaya.

AllUrban
09-09-2006, 03:30 PM
Does Mutiara Damansara has included in Area 5 and 6 for rapidKL bus system? I not really sure whether I can join the public meeting for new rapidKL bus system on coming soon 10th September maybe possible to show them our problem . But I hope there must have rapidKL bus service for Mutiara Damansara citizen, at least the city shuttle pass through one of the nearer LRT station, i.e. Taman Bahagia or Kelana Jaya.newpdg003,

The rapidKL Area 6 is the area west of KL and north of the Federal Highway. It will include all the Damansaras, TTDI, PJ State, PJ Old Town, and Shah Alam.

Right now rapidKL has a Trunk Bus-Bas Utama route along the LDP from Putrajaya to 1 Utama. This rotue, T43 makes 2 or 3 stops, which are at IOI mall, Kelana Jaya LRT, and Damansara Uptown (although Im not sure of the status of this stop, it is on the map I have).

I know that 1 Utama will be a major bus interchange for Damansara, and a new car park has been constructed. There was a recent article in the Star Newspaper that discusses the plans for the local shuttle bus-Bas Tempatan routes in Damansara.

If you cannot attend the meeting, do at least try out the service next weekend during the free trial. 1 Utama parking lot would probably be the best place to start. Also, make sure that you pick up a copy of the Area 6 map and the maps for the local shuttles (smaller, green and white).

If you photostat these maps and share them with your community, you will be helping them alot.

Cheers, m

pcyeoh
10-09-2006, 12:43 AM
This letter to Malaysiakini comes from one of our forumers and therefore I want to share them in full here. Hope Chang with his one eye closed all this while will close the other eye as well.

We need a reliable bus transit system
Moaz Yusuf Ahmad
Sep 8, 06 5:33pm


I was happy to hear about the plans for an RM10 billion in funding to expand public transport infrastructure and operations in the Klang Valley.

In order to build the many lines that are necessary to make an impact on the Klang Valley, I would like to suggest that RapidKL also consider other forms of rapid transit as alternatives to LRT (light rail transit).

One way to build a rapid transit system at a lower cost and in a faster period of time is to use a strong, fast, reliable bus transit system.

Buses need to be isolated from other traffic. This is why bus-only lanes are need along all the major roads in the Klang Valley such as Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Puchong, Jalan Klang Lama, the Karak Highway, Jalan Kewajipan, and Jalan Cheras.

In fact, RapidKL should go even further, and expand some of the successful trunk bus (bas utama) routes into a Bus-Rapid Transit system.

The advantage of Bus-Rapid Transit over buses is that this is rapid-transit, isolated from traffic. Ideally, this system would operate like the existing rapid-transit system, with a service frequency between 5 and 10 minutes.

Another advantage, aside from the lower construction costs, is that the Bus-Rapid Transit system would operate on the major roads of the Klang Valley (where the trunk bus routes already operate). There would be guaranteed passenger demand.

Ideal models for the RapidKL Bus-Rapid Transit system could include the famous system of Curitaba (Brazil) and Bogata (Colombia), or a more close-to-home example, the TransJakarta busway of Jakarta, Indonesia.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/56508

orchipalar
10-09-2006, 06:49 AM
Please be informed that the briefing on public bus service in Kelana Jaya
has been postponed from 3/9/06 to 10/9/06 (Sunday) 3pm at Taman Dato’
Hormat (location of venue will be given later) Err...where is the latest venue for this meeting today...???

pcyeoh
10-09-2006, 01:46 PM
The briefing is at Dewan Serbaguna Dato Hormat. It is at the junction of Jalan PSJ 10/11. Dewan is behind the Caltex station and facing a padang. he Caltex station is directly opposite the Sunway Pyramid where there is a mosque. Use the NPE Expressway. You can see the mosque along the NPE on your left if you are heading toward KL. I shall be leaving in 30 minutes time with 2 other people from the forum. Sorry I can't upload the map.

Sentinel
11-09-2006, 12:42 AM
Hope Chang with his one eye closed all this while will close the other eye as well.

Ahem.... true kah Mr. Chang? :eek:

Life Ranger
11-09-2006, 09:42 AM
I think the date has changed again :

-----------------------------------

Thank you for your enquiry. We wish to inform that the area which you have mentioned has been planned to launch with new bus network system by mid September.

We will inform the public once the routes are finalized. The route map will be available in our brochures by mid September probably 16 September. You can obtain the brochure from our bus Info counter at Jln Silang or Pasarama Kota.


Manager

Customer Relationship Management

Corporate Communication Division

Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd

No 1 Jalan PJU 1A/46

Off Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang

47301 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 603-7650 7788 extn 1066

Fax: 603-7625 6667

Toll free: 1-800-388-228

www.rapidkl.com.my

AllUrban
11-09-2006, 02:34 PM
The meeting went well yesterday

However, rapidKL will be delaying the new service by 1 week.

The new service to Area 5 and Area 6 will begin Friday, 22 September. Free service will take place from September 23-25 (so bus service on Monday is free).

For the interest of USJ/SJ residents:

Trunk Bus - Bas Utama service (RM2/day, unlimited rides on blue-board buses)

Route T63 from USJ 8 to KL Sentral via Bandar Sunway and the Federal Highway

Local Shuttle - Bas Tempatan service (RM1/day, unlimited rides on green-board buses)

Route 522 , Route 523, and Route 524 are the Shuttle buses for USJ. All of these buses are servicing from USJ 8. One will connect to Sunway, one will connect to Subang Parade via jalan Tujuan, and the other will connect to Subang Parade via Jalan Kewajipan.

The rapidKL feeder bus 900-B will be replaced by Local Shuttle 623. The route will be exactly the same as before. However, the expected frequency should be 15 minutes, rather than 20-25 as in the past.

Cheers, m

pcyeoh
11-09-2006, 02:59 PM
Local Shuttle - Bas Tempatan service (RM1/day, unlimited rides on green-board buses)

Route 522 , Route 523, and Route 524 are the Shuttle buses for USJ. All of these buses are servicing from USJ 8. One will connect to Sunway, one will connect to Subang Parade via jalan Tujuan, and the other will connect to Subang Parade via Jalan Kewajipan.

This means that you can take RapidKL from anywhere in Subang Jaya/USJ to go to the KTM station and just pay only RM 1 which entitles you to have endless rides till midnight same day. This is very cheap and cheaper still if you can cordinate with other people and 'recycle' the ticket. Then RapidKL will have to adopt the tagline - "Everybody can take the bus next to nothing." I can forsee that this new business will crop up at all RapdKL terminals where touts will pick up thrown away tickets for resale at 50% off to beat the system. RapidKL knows this is going on and the only way to beat them is to introduce their electronic card like the T n G where the card stays with the traveller and not recycled.

ericchan
11-09-2006, 03:16 PM
So its good news then for ppl depending on public transport to connect them to either KTMSJ, Subang Parade, Sunway or Kelana Jaya LRT and its pricing is resonable too. So hope to lookfoward to an efficient and punctual rapid system. We do expect some intial teething problems, no doubt

AllUrban
14-09-2006, 08:48 AM
These are the 3 routes within Subang Jaya and USJ


Route 522

USJ 8

Goodyear Court 7
Nursery U & I Persiaran Kewajipan
House No 35 Jalan Tujuan
Tadika Islam, Persiaran Bakti
Hyundai, Persiaran Bakti
TM, Persiaran Perpaduan
Tadika Fun Kid, Persiaran Kewajipan
Studio Kecantikan, Persiaran Kewajipan
Summit, Persiaran Kewajipan
Nursery Taman Kasih, Persiaran Kewajipan
Komplek Sukan MPSJ, Persiaran Kewajipan
ABB, Jalan PJS 11/26
Kolej Sunway, Jalan PJS 11/26
Hospital Sunway, Jalan PJS 11/26
Kedai Dobi, Jalan PJS 9/1
Sunway Pyramid, New Pantai Expressway

SUNWAY PYRAMID

Sunway Lagoon, New Pantai Expressway
Dataran Millennium,N ew Pantai Expressway
Komplek Sukan MPSJ, Persiaran Kewajipan
Summit, Persiaran Kewajipan
Restaurant Goodyear,Persiaran Kewajipan
Proton Edar, Jalan Perpaduan
Hyundai, Persiaran Bakt
Shell, Persiaran Bakti
House No 51, Persiaran Tujuan
Clinic Gigi Sham, Jalan USJ 14/1K
Goodyear Court 9, Jalan USJ 14/1K
Goodyear Court 7, Persiaran Mulia

USJ 8


Route 523

Subang Parade

Subang Parade
Carrefour
Subang Jaya Medical Centre
Sek. Sri KL, Persiaran Kewajipan
3K Sports Complex, Persiaran Kewajipan
Summit
Giant
Shell, Persiaran Subang Mewah
Tuisyen Mahkota, Persiaran Mewah
SRJK (C) Persiaran Mewah
Pangsapuri Angsana, Persiaran Mewah
Restoran Jamrut, Jalan TS 6/14
Asagro, Jalan Subang 5
Goodyear Court 7 Persiaran Mulia

USJ 8

Goodyear Court 7 Persiaran Mulia
Nursery U & I Persiaran Kewajipan
Clinic Gigi Sham, Jalan USJ 14/1K
Goodyear Court 9, Jalan USJ 14/1K
Asagro, Jalan Subang 5
Restoran Jamrut, Jalan TS 6/14
Pangsapuri Jati, Persiaran Mewah
Restoran Sugaina, Persiaran Mewah
Rumah No 76, Persiaran Mewah
Shell, Persiaran Subang Mewah
Giant
Summit
Rumah No 10, Jalan SS 14/6M
Restoran Sri Devi Jalan SS 14/6M
Padang Permainan, Persiaran Jengka
Klinik Ooi, Persiaran Subang Utama
Pejabat Pos, Persiaran Subang Utama
Sek. Sri KL, Persiaran Kewajipan
Subang Jaja Medical Centre
Mesiniaga
Carrefour

Subang Parade



Route 524

Subang Parade

Subang Parade
Carrefour
Subang Jaja Medical Centre
Sek. Sri KL, Persiaran Kewajipan
Caltex, Persiaran Subang Utama
7 Eleven, Persiaran Jengka
Rumah No 68, Jalan SS 18/4G
Goodyear SS 19, Persiaran Tujuan
Simpang USJ 3/USJ 4, Persiaran Tujuan
Tadika Cerdik,Persiaran Tujuan
Kinderland, Persiaran Tujuan
Arcadia, Persiaran Tujuan
Rumah No 37, USJ 9 Persiaran Tujuan
Clinic Gigi Sham, Jalan USJ 14/1K
Goodyear Court 9, Jalan USJ 14/1K
Goodyear Court 7, Persiaran Mulia

USJ 8

Goodyear Court 7, Persiaran Mulia
Nursery U & I Persiaran Kewajipan
Rumah No 27, Persiaran Tujuan
Simpang USJ 12/2 Persiaran Tujuan
Rumah No 59, Persiaran Tujuan
SMK USJ 4, Persiarn Tujuan
Simpang USJ 3 & 4 Persiaran Ujuan
Flat SS 19, Persiaran Tujuan
Petronas Persiaran Subang Utama
Klinik Ooi, Persiaran Subang Utama
Pejabat Pos, Persiaran Subang Utama
Sek. Sri KL, Persiaran Kewajipan
SJMC, Persiaran Kewajipan
Mesiniaga, Persiaran Kewajipan
Carrefour, Persiaran Kewajipan

The above are the RM1 Local Shuttles (Bas Tempatan).

Cheers, m

AllUrban
14-09-2006, 10:58 AM
This article in the Star newspaper (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/14/central/15398432&sec=central) today discusses the postponing of the introduction of the RapidKL Area 5 and 6 bus service.

There is also a detailed description of the routes that will be serviced in the new system.

For the interest of bus users to PJ and Damansara, here are the local Area 6 shuttle routes. Please note that route 623 replaces the older 900-B bus, the Kelana Jaya feeder bus to Subang Jaya.

The new system will have 13 local shuttle routes. 8 Routes will service LRT stations. There will be one Trunk Line (T82) from KL Sentral to Bandar Utama.

Bus Route Information

The local shuttle routes are 613, 614, 615, 616, 620, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 628 and 629, while the trunk line route is T82.

Local Shuttle Buses
Route 613 will service areas in Sections 6, 7 and 8 in Kota Damansara, Damansara Uptown and Bandar Utama, while Route 614 will connect Sections 4 and 5 in Kota Damansara to Bandar Utama.

Route 615 will link various areas in Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Damansara Uptown to Bandar Utama, while Route 616 will ply from Damansara Utama to Kampung Kerinchi.

Route 620 will connect Kelana Jaya to PJ State, while Route 622 will link Taman Mayang Emas to the Kelana Jaya LRT station.

Route 623 will service areas in Sunway, Subang Parade and Batu 10, linking them to the Kelana Jaya LRT station, while Route 624 will ply from Stadium MBPJ to the Kelana Jaya LRT station.

Route 625 will connect SS6, SS5 and SS3 to the Taman Bahagia LRT station, while Route 626 will link Damansara Utama to the Taman Bahagia LRT station.

Route 627 will service areas in Kampung Tunku, Sungai Way and Section 51A to the Taman Paramount LRT station, while Route 628 will ply from Sections 14 and 17 to the Asia Jaya LRT station.

Route 629 will connect Eastin Hotel to the Asia Jaya LRT station.

The buses are expected to ply at a frequency of about 15 minutes, from 5.30am to 12.30-1am daily.

Trunk Bus Routes
Trunk line Route T82 will connect Bandar Utama to KL Sentral, while trunk Route T43 will link Bandar Utama, IOI Mall, Tesco and Putrajaya to Bandar Utama.

The trunk line service frequency is every 10 minutes, from 5.30am to 12.30-1am daily.

Free 3 Day Trial Period

A three-day free trial period from Sept 23 to 25.

Pass Options

Revenue service will commence from Sept 26 at RM1 for local shuttle, RM2 for trunk line service and RM2 for city shuttle. A comprehensive ticket for those who use the local shuttle, trunk line service and city shuttle is RM4.

The RM7 ultimate day pass ticket is valid for all Rapid KL buses and LRT services on the Kelana Jaya, Ampang and Sri Petaling lines.

Concessions

Senior citizens, students in school uniform and the disabled will enjoy a concession.

Senior citizens must apply for the Rapid KL Senior Citizen Card and produce the card to be entitled to the concession.

The disabled get a 50% discount if they produce their OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya) card, while those who have an OKU card and apply for the Rapid KL Handicapped Card will be entitled to free rides.

For More Info

If you wish to find out more about Rapid KL’s new routes or provide feedback can drop by any of the 20 bus hubs in Areas 5 and 6. The nearest hub in PJ Utara is at Bandar Utama.

for more information call toll-free at 1-800-388-228, visit www.rapidkl.com.my or email suggest@rapidkl.com.my.

Cheers, m

newpdg003
15-09-2006, 01:17 AM
This article in the Star newspaper (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/14/central/15398432&sec=central) today discusses the postponing of the introduction of the RapidKL Area 5 and 6 bus service.

There is also a detailed description of the routes that will be serviced in the new system.

For the interest of bus users to PJ and Damansara, here are the local Area 6 shuttle routes. Please note that route 623 replaces the older 900-B bus, the Kelana Jaya feeder bus to Subang Jaya.

The new system will have 13 local shuttle routes. 8 Routes will service LRT stations. There will be one Trunk Line (T82) from KL Sentral to Bandar Utama.

Bus Route Information

The local shuttle routes are 613, 614, 615, 616, 620, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 628 and 629, while the trunk line route is T82.

Local Shuttle Buses
Route 613 will service areas in Sections 6, 7 and 8 in Kota Damansara, Damansara Uptown and Bandar Utama, while Route 614 will connect Sections 4 and 5 in Kota Damansara to Bandar Utama.

Route 615 will link various areas in Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Damansara Uptown to Bandar Utama, while Route 616 will ply from Damansara Utama to Kampung Kerinchi.

Route 620 will connect Kelana Jaya to PJ State, while Route 622 will link Taman Mayang Emas to the Kelana Jaya LRT station.

Route 623 will service areas in Sunway, Subang Parade and Batu 10, linking them to the Kelana Jaya LRT station, while Route 624 will ply from Stadium MBPJ to the Kelana Jaya LRT station.

Route 625 will connect SS6, SS5 and SS3 to the Taman Bahagia LRT station, while Route 626 will link Damansara Utama to the Taman Bahagia LRT station.

Route 627 will service areas in Kampung Tunku, Sungai Way and Section 51A to the Taman Paramount LRT station, while Route 628 will ply from Sections 14 and 17 to the Asia Jaya LRT station.

Route 629 will connect Eastin Hotel to the Asia Jaya LRT station.

The buses are expected to ply at a frequency of about 15 minutes, from 5.30am to 12.30-1am daily.

Trunk Bus Routes
Trunk line Route T82 will connect Bandar Utama to KL Sentral, while trunk Route T43 will link Bandar Utama, IOI Mall, Tesco and Putrajaya to Bandar Utama.

The trunk line service frequency is every 10 minutes, from 5.30am to 12.30-1am daily.

Free 3 Day Trial Period

A three-day free trial period from Sept 23 to 25.

Pass Options

Revenue service will commence from Sept 26 at RM1 for local shuttle, RM2 for trunk line service and RM2 for city shuttle. A comprehensive ticket for those who use the local shuttle, trunk line service and city shuttle is RM4.

The RM7 ultimate day pass ticket is valid for all Rapid KL buses and LRT services on the Kelana Jaya, Ampang and Sri Petaling lines.

Concessions

Senior citizens, students in school uniform and the disabled will enjoy a concession.

Senior citizens must apply for the Rapid KL Senior Citizen Card and produce the card to be entitled to the concession.

The disabled get a 50% discount if they produce their OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya) card, while those who have an OKU card and apply for the Rapid KL Handicapped Card will be entitled to free rides.

For More Info

If you wish to find out more about Rapid KL’s new routes or provide feedback can drop by any of the 20 bus hubs in Areas 5 and 6. The nearest hub in PJ Utara is at Bandar Utama.

for more information call toll-free at 1-800-388-228, visit www.rapidkl.com.my or email suggest@rapidkl.com.my.

Cheers, m


Thanks for the information. Let me comment about the new routes in area5 and 6 that were done by RapidKL. By referring the new routes, what I found was still disappointed when require more than the time take the bus to LRT station. For instance, Kota Damansara citizen wish to take putra LRT should take route 613, 614 to Bandar Utama , after that need to wait another 15mins take route 626 from Bandar Utama to Taman Bahagia LRT station or take route T43 from Bandar Utama to Kelana Jaya LRT station. This means we have to change two time buses then finally reach to LRT station.

So why don’t RapidKL establish another route directly from Kota Damansara to any putra LRT station like Taman Bahagia or Kelana Jaya ? I think it is better than you have to spend another 15mins to wait the bus carry you to the final destination, am I right?

Let do some simple calculation. A) Take bus travel from Kota Damansara to Taman Bahagia LRT station/Kelana Jaya LRT station require approximately 20-25mins. B)If according to the new route earlier, one Kota Damansara citizen spend 15mins wait for route 613 or 614 bus goes to Bandar Utama require approx 7mins. After that, he spends another wait for route 626 bus to take him to LRT station requires approx 13mins. In total, the duration is 15+7+15+13=50mins. So, which one faster?

Also I realized that rapidKL still hasn’t plan a new routes for Damansara Perdana area when they are a lot business centers in that. Hope RapidKL consider to provide bus service for Damansara Perdana area.

ungkb
17-09-2006, 10:23 AM
Route taken the RapidKL buses the 'RapidKL' poles along almost all the bus stops plus new stops. For example : In front of Shell station USJ 9.

AllUrban
19-09-2006, 11:20 AM
So why don’t RapidKL establish another route directly from Kota Damansara to any putra LRT station like Taman Bahagia or Kelana Jaya ? I think it is better than you have to spend another 15mins to wait the bus carry you to the final destination, am I right?.

According to the information for the bus routes for Area 6, there will be a trunk bus directly from Kota Damansara to KL Sentral, via Jalan Damansara.

This will be route T83.

Unfortunately, it will not be in place when the launch happens this weekend.

However, you should recommend to rapidKL that they introduce this route as quickly as possible.

The reason is simple...rapidKL is planning to build an LRT line to Kota Damansara. Having a rapid-transit bus route in place will build customers, so that there is good demand for the LRT when it is finally built.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
19-09-2006, 11:36 AM
Dear SJ/USJ forumers

Ive got some great news...rapidKL have updated their website with information about the new bus routes for Area 5 and 6. You may have also noticed that they have started posting route information at their new bus stands.

The website shows an expandable route map (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/rapidbus_route_area5n6_dsarapchgpjsbgsbgjyshalamkl gptklg.htm) which shows just how complicated this new system will be. The map is actually a collection of 6 pages.

It would take ages to look at all the changes that are happening, but here are some details about area 5 and area 6.

Area 5 Route Profile (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/Area%205%20Route%20Profile.htm)
43 new Local Shuttle Bus-Bas Temapatan (aka Bas Hijau) routes of which 27 will be introduced this weekend and 16 later on.
7 new Trunk Bus-Bas Utama (aka. Bas Biru) routes of which 5 will be introduced this weekend, and 2 more later one
2 new Express Bus-Bas Ekspres (aka. Bas Jingga) routes

Area 6 Route Profile (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/Area%206%20Route%20Profile.htm)
36 new Local Shuttle Bus-Bas Temapatan (aka Bas Hijau) routes of which 28 will be introduced this weekend and 8 later on.
7 new Trunk Bus-Bas Utama (aka. Bas Biru) routes of which 4 will be introduced this weekend and 3 later on
No new Express Bus-Bas Ekspres (aka. Bas Jingga) routes

I hope that the information is useful to you. I realize the system will be complicated, but rapidKL has been very helpful to customers in the past.

Most of these new routes will be able to take you to most of your destinations. I encourage everyone to try out the new public transit system and give their opinions and feedback to rapidKL.

I will be trying out the new bus routes on Saturday. Anyone who wishes to join me can send me a pm or sms.

Cheers, m

pcyeoh
20-09-2006, 01:14 AM
Dear Sir/Madam,

INVITATION TO LAUNCHING OF RAPIDKL NEW BUS SERVICES

We are pleased to extend the invitation to you to attend the RapidKL new
bus services launching ceremony for phases 5 & 6, which included Klang,
Shah Alam, Subang, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Damansara and Puchong, to
be held as following:

Date : 22nd September 2006 (Friday)
Time : 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Venue : Main Entrance, Sunway Pyramid.

Program :
10:30 am Arrival of Guests

- Speech by Chairman of RapidKL
- Speech by MPs/ADUNs
- Video Presentation
- Launching Ceremony
- Refreshment

12:00 pm End

For your information, the MPs/ADUNs and residents’ representatives of all
the included areas are invited to attend the launching. Special counter
will also be set up for public’s enquiries on bus services.

We hope you could pass around this message to all your people.

Thank you.

Kelana Jaya MP Service Centre Secretariat
Tay 016-6234102
Tan 013-6091659
Loo 03-56212111

ericchan
20-09-2006, 05:47 PM
Dear SJ/USJ forumers

Ive got some great news...rapidKL have updated their website with information about the new bus routes for Area 5 and 6. You may have also noticed that they have started posting route information at their new bus stands.

The website shows an expandable route map (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/rapidbus_route_area5n6_dsarapchgpjsbgsbgjyshalamkl gptklg.htm) which shows just how complicated this new system will be. The map is actually a collection of 6 pages.

It would take ages to look at all the changes that are happening, but here are some details about area 5 and area 6.

Area 5 Route Profile (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/Area%205%20Route%20Profile.htm)
43 new Local Shuttle Bus-Bas Temapatan (aka Bas Hijau) routes of which 27 will be introduced this weekend and 16 later on.
7 new Trunk Bus-Bas Utama (aka. Bas Biru) routes of which 5 will be introduced this weekend, and 2 more later one
2 new Express Bus-Bas Ekspres (aka. Bas Jingga) routes

Area 6 Route Profile (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/Area%206%20Route%20Profile.htm)
36 new Local Shuttle Bus-Bas Temapatan (aka Bas Hijau) routes of which 28 will be introduced this weekend and 8 later on.
7 new Trunk Bus-Bas Utama (aka. Bas Biru) routes of which 4 will be introduced this weekend and 3 later on
No new Express Bus-Bas Ekspres (aka. Bas Jingga) routes

I hope that the information is useful to you. I realize the system will be complicated, but rapidKL has been very helpful to customers in the past.

Most of these new routes will be able to take you to most of your destinations. I encourage everyone to try out the new public transit system and give their opinions and feedback to rapidKL.

I will be trying out the new bus routes on Saturday. Anyone who wishes to join me can send me a pm or sms.

Cheers, m


Thanks for keeping us updated very useful information for commuters..its being a long time since we had an efficient transport sytem in SJ/USJ and pray this would work, cant be getting into jams like the one this morning, very costly.

ericchan
22-09-2006, 04:54 PM
So tomorrow we get free trips..I think for three days. yup i need to go to Kl tomorrow

AllUrban
22-09-2006, 05:05 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated very useful information for commuters..its being a long time since we had an efficient transport sytem in SJ/USJ and pray this would work, cant be getting into jams like the one this morning, very costly.You're welcome, and the support is always appreciated. Thank you.

Cutting jams cannot be acomplished by improvements to the roads alone. For too long, the goal of traffic management has been to disperse auto traffic, not to reduce it.

However, new roads fill up eventually, (and often faster than expected). To really cut jams, then we must do what we can to support public transit and rapid transit...because they will actually reduce traffic.

This means:

*encouraging your neighbours and friends to try the new system for their trips...work or leisure.

*making less trips by car, and more trips by bus and encouraging your friends and family to do the same....remember, the local shuttle costs Rm1 per day.

*making fewer Single Occupant Vehicle trips (driving alone) and encouraging your friends and family to carpool...

Please note that you can transfer the pass, and yes, rapidKL knows and they are ok with you reusing the pass or transferring it to someone else.

*encouraging your friends and family to support reserved bus lanes in Subang and USJ.

Yes, I know people dont like the idea of taking away lanes...it sounds wrong but it works.

At first, more cars will be jammed up....but more people will start to switch to transit when they see the buses fly by.

This will leave more space on the roads because people will make more trips by transit and less by cars. This will lead to reduced traffic, which means less jams eventually.

Everyone, please give this transit system as much support as possible. Good public transit will bring benefits to us all.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
22-09-2006, 05:09 PM
So tomorrow we get free trips..I think for three days. yup i need to go to Kl tomorrowI will be joining some Taylors College staff and students on a ronda-ronda trip from 1 pm on Saturday.

If you want to join us or know of someone who would like to join, please send me a pm, or come to the Taylor's College Subang Jaya campus at 1:00 pm.

We will try our best to leave promptly. First stop will be Subang Parade, then back to Sunway Pyramid, then hop on the bus to PJ or KL Sentral.

Bus 522, 523 or 524 will take you from USJ 8 to Taylors College Subang Jaya (get of the bus at the POS Malaysia or at Sek. Sri KL).

Cheers, m

ericchan
22-09-2006, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the friendly gesture will do if i intend to.

pcyeoh
22-09-2006, 05:23 PM
RapidKL’s job is done ... what now?
Malaysiakini - Letters to the Editor
Moaz Yusuf Ahmad
Sep 22, 06 3:39pm

Today, RapidKL will be launching the new bus system in Area 5 and 6. This will bring new bus service to the areas south and west of Kuala Lumpur, completing the process that began in January with the introduction of the City Shuttle service. They have created dozens of new routes, and made service more reliable in Kuala Lumpur and the areas surrounding the city. For this they should be congratulated.

Now that the service is almost complete, it’s time to look closely at public transit infrastructure in our big cities and smaller local communities.

For example, the bus stand at Jalan Hang Kasturi, near Pasar Seni LRT station, will no longer be used by RapidKL buses once they shift to KL Sentral. Is anyone thinking about how this space can be reused? One option would be to shift the Klang and Seremban express buses into the bus stand, so they do not block the main road. Or, to shift some of the Metrobuses away from Kota Raya and Sinar Kota, to wait in front of Pasar Seni LRT station.

With the plans for the Integrated Transit Terminals outside of the city, at Gombak and Bandar Tasik Selatan, there is the question of what to do with the Puduraya bus station, as well as the Plaza Rakyat project. Can these spaces be redesigned so local city buses do not need to wait along the crowded streets of the city?

There are other improvements that can be made outside of KL. For example, there is an intercity coach stand located in the USJ area of Subang Jaya, operated by the Metrobus company. However, if you were passing by, you would not know that this is a coach stand or bus stand. It looks more like a repair yard, with many buses parked in a lonely, empty parking lot. This is a place that would be ideal as a transit terminal for the USJ and Subang areas. It could host local metrobuses, intercity coaches, and even buses to the airport.

Anyone who has been around the KL Sentral bus stand recently would know that there are already too many buses in the area. The area is too narrow and crowded and the air is choking with diesel fumes. There is not enough room for buses to move around. A new bus stand is necessary at KL Sentral to handle the local buses, Genting buses, airport buses, etc. that are crowding the area.

It is time for the government and public transit operators to focus on improving this vital service. Many more people will switch to public transit if the service is organised and usable, not chaotic and disorderly. Now that the bus system has been restructured, safe, clean, organised bus stations with useful information for passengers would be the next logical step.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/57178

pcyeoh
22-09-2006, 05:29 PM
Friday September 22, 2006
Metro Star

Rapid starts new service covering PJ to Klang
By ESTHER CHANDRAN

AREAS 5 & 6, which make up one third of Rapid KL’s bus network system, will be launched today with free rides offered to commuters from tomorrow to Monday.

The official launch will be held at Sunway Pyramid.

Commuters are advised to hold on to their free tickets from the launch areas in Petaling Jaya, Damansara, Puchong, Klang, Shah Alam, Subang and Subang Jaya when trying out the local, trunk and city shuttle services.

The ticket is valid for a day.

Describing it as the biggest area under Rapid KL’s new bus network system, Rapid KL chief operating officer for bus operations Mohd Ali Mohd Nor said Areas 5 & 6 would have a total of 264 buses plying nine trunk lines (92 buses), 47 shuttle lines (162 buses) and one express line (10 buses).

Mohd Ali briefing the media on new bus routes under Areas 5 & 6.
The local shuttle frequents at a 15-minute interval while the trunk line takes 10 minutes.

There will be a total of 1,257 new bus stops with information panels to provide commuters with information on the routes and bus numbers.

Mohd Ali said the express line plying KL Sentral to Klang makes two stops at Batu 10 and Asia Jaya (Armada Hotel and Petaling Jaya Hilton).

“By Saturday (tomorrow), the old service in Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Puchong, Subang, Subang Jaya, Damansara and Klang comes to an end as the new service takes over,” he said at a media briefing at the Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd head office off Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang in Petaling Jaya on Wednesday.

“By Sept 23 (tomorrow), Rapid KL’s basic bus network system will be in place.

“With the new system, we are giving our customers assurance in timing as timing was rather unpredictable with the old system,” he said.

“The rail system alone cannot take the movement of the Klang Valley’s 4.7 million population and that is why we have 26 trunk lines in place.

Mohd Ali said when the entire bus network system was completed, Rapid KL would cover 979 housing estates whereas the old system serviced only 600 housing areas in the Klang Valley.

For details, call toll free line 1-800-388-228.

For detailed reading, click below
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/22/central/15493681&sec=central

pcyeoh
22-09-2006, 06:13 PM
SUMMARY ROUTE PROFILE (Local Shuttle) - AREA 5 - Subang Jaya

T62 – Klang to Sunway via Subang Parade

Laluan pergi: Terminal Kelang Jln Bahru- Jln Batu Tiga-Pers. Sultan Ibrahim- Lebuhraya Persekutuan- Pers. Tujuan- Pers. Kemajuan- Pers Kewajipan- Jln PJS 11/26- Jln PJS 9/1-L/raya NPE Sunway Lagoon.
Laluan balik: Sunway Lagoon L/raya NPE - Pers Kewajipan- Pers. Kemajuan- Lebuhraya Persekut- Pers Sultan Ibrahim- Jln Pos Baru- Jln Bahru Terminal Klang.

T63 – USJ 8 to KL Sentral (Direct)

Laluan pergi: USJ 8 Pers. Mulia- Pers Kewajipan- L/raya NPE- L/raya LDP- L/raya Persekutuan- Jln Syed Putra- Jln Tun Sambanthan KL Sentral.
Laluan balik : KL Sentral Jln Tun Sambanthan- Jln Robson- Jln Syed Putra- L/raya Persekutuan- L/raya LDP- L/raya NPE- Pers Kewajipan- Jln Subang Indah- Pers. Mulia USJ 8.

525 Subang Parade to Jln Yong Shook Lin PJ State

Laluan pergi : Subang Parade Pers Kemajuan- L/raya Persekutuan- Jln Timur- Jln Selangor- Jln Yong shok Lin.
Laluan balik: Jln Yong Shok Lin- Jln Barat- L/raya Persekutuan- Pers Kewajipan- Pers Kemajuan Subang Parade.

524 USJ 8 to Subang Parade/Carrefour via Pers Tujuan

Laluan Pergi: Subang Parade Jln SS 16/1 - Pers Kemajuan- Pers Kewajipan- Pers Subang Utama- Pers Jengka- Jln SS 18/4G- Pers Tujuan- Pers Kewajipan- Jln USJ 14/1K- Pers Mulia USJ 8.
Laluan balik : Pers Mulia USJ 8- Pers Kewajipan- Pers Tujuan- Pers Subang Utama- Pers Kewajipan- Pers Kemajuan- Jln SS 16/1 Subang Parade.

523 USJ 8 to Subang Parade/Carrefour

Laluan Pergi: Subang Parade Jln SS 16/1- Pers Kemajuan Subang- Pers Kewajipan- Pers Subang Permai- Pers Mewah- Jln Tmn Ind Subang 6/10A- Jln Tmn Ind Subang 6/4- Jln Subang 5- Jln SS 13/1K- Jln Subang Indah- Pers Mulia USJ 8.
Laluan balik: USJ 8 Pers Mulia- Pers Kewajipan- Jln USJ 14/1K- Jln Subang Indah- Jln SS 13/1K- Jln Subang 5- Jln Tmn Ind Subang 6/4- Jln Tmn Ind Subang 6/10A- Pers Mewah- Pers Subang Permai- Pers Kewajipan- Jln SS 14/6M - Pers Jengka- Pers Subang Utama- Pers Kewajipan- Pers Kemajuan- Jln SS 16/1 Subang Parade.

522 USJ 8 to Sunway Lagoon

Laluan pergi: Sunway Lagoon L/raya NPE - Pers Kewajipan- Pers Perpaduan- Pers Bakti- Pers Tujuan- Pers Kewajipan- Jln USJ 14/1K- Pers Mulia USJ 8.
Laluan balik: Pers Mulia USJ 8- Pers Kewajipan- Pers Tujuan- Pers Bakti- Pers Perpaduan- Pers Kewajipan- Jln PJS 11/26- Jln PJS 9/1-L/raya NPE Sunway Lagoon.

521 Subang Parade to Petaling Utama
Laluan pergi: Subang Parade Jln SS 16/1- Pers. Kemajuan- Pers Kewajipan- L/raya NPE- Jln PJS 6/4- Jln PJS 6/2- Jln Klang Lama Petaling Utama.
Laluan balik : Petaling Utama Jln Klang Lama- LDP- L/raya NPE- Pers Kewajipan- Pers. Kemajuan- Jln SS 16/1 Subang Parade.


Coming soon : Taipan USJ 8 to Putra Heights route

ungkb
22-09-2006, 07:49 PM
Today will be the last day 900B will be running @ the old fare of RM 0.50 . With effect from tomorrow the 900B route # will be replaced by 623 & with the new fare of RM 1.

<u><center>The Route :</center></u>

LRT Kelana Jaya => SMK Kelana Jaya, LDP => Giant / Pej. Pos, LDP => Jln PJS 7/8 => Tokong Cina, Jln PJS 7/13 => Curry Boy, Jln PJS 7/13 => Sunway Pyramid(T62 KL Central) => Sunway Resort, Jln Subang Utama => TNB, Jln Subang Utama => Sri Kuala Lumpur, Persiaran Kewajipan => SJMC, Persiaran Kewajipan => Mesin Niaga, Persiaran Kemajuan => Carrefour, Persiaran Kemajuan => Pejabat Daerah Petaling, Persiaran Kemajuan => Sek 19, Persiaran Kemajuan => Giant, Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong => KJMC, Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong => Jejantas LRT Kelana Jaya, Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong => Susur LDP, Jln SS 2/3 => LRT Kelana Jaya

AllUrban
28-09-2006, 11:45 AM
Dear Neighbours

If you have any concerns or comments about RapidKL drivers please take down the following information:

*the time of day
*the route number
*the bus license plate
*the location/direction of the bus

Please send this information to RapidKL.

you can contact them at 1 800 388 228 or suggest@rapidkl.com.my.

If you wish to pursue the concern, contact either the Sr. Manager of Communications, Katherine Chew, or the COO (Bus) Mohd Ali Mohd Nor.

Katherine Chew
603-7650-7788 ext 1061
katherine@rapidkl.com.my

Mohd Ali Mohd Nor
ali@rapidkl.com.my

They have made it clear that they are committed to improving the quality of their service, including their drivers. So together we can work to help them, by letting them know about the actions of drivers.

There is no need for us to accept poor service any longer.

Cheers, m

pucman
28-09-2006, 12:09 PM
Does anybody know whether there is a rapidkl bus from IOI mall, puchong jaya to SS15, subang jaya ?

Does it pass through sunway pyramid ?

How much is the charge ?

I heard there is a new trunk bus T66 in the future, what is the route ?

AllUrban
28-09-2006, 01:26 PM
Pucman

Right now there is no direct RapidKL bus from Puchong IOI to SS15 Subang Jaya. However, if you board the T43 bus (RM2 sehari) you can ask the driver if he would be willing to drop you off at the LDP/NPE intersection. Perhaps you can suggest to RapidKL that the T43 make a stop at Bandar Sunway.

There is a Bas Mini (#68) from IOI to Sunway Pyramid (RM0.70 or 0.80).

At Sunway Pyramid, you can pick up the RapidKL 521 or 623 (RM1 sehari) or T62 (RM2 sehari) which will take you to SS15 Subang Jaya.

The route you mentioned, T66 (RM2 sehari) (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/Area%205%20Route%20Profile.htm) will be connecting Tesco Puchong to Hentian Bandar Shah Alam

Tesco - IOI (LDP)
IOI - Summit (LDP, KESAS)
Summit to USJ 8 (Pers. Kewajipan)
USJ8 to Shah Alam (Pers Kewajipan, North South Central Link)

The stops for this route are unknown except for Tesco, IOI, Summit, USJ 8 and Shah Alam

Source: Area 5/6 map (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area5&6/A56%20NN%20schematic.pdf)

pucman
28-09-2006, 02:29 PM
Pucman

Right now there is no direct RapidKL bus from Puchong IOI to SS15 Subang Jaya.

The route you mentioned, T66 (RM2 sehari) (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/Area%205%20Route%20Profile.htm) will be connecting Tesco Puchong to Hentian Bandar Shah Alam

Tesco - IOI (LDP)
IOI - Summit (LDP, KESAS)
Summit to USJ 8 (Pers. Kewajipan)
USJ8 to Shah Alam (Pers Kewajipan, North South Central Link)



I think it is really ridiculous that rapidKl doesn't connect directly from puchong to SS15. I don't like changing connecting buses as waiting for one bus is a torture in Malaysia. :(

How do we suggest to rapidkl to change the route of T66 as follows ?

Tesco - IOI mall
IOI mall - Sunway pyramid
Sunway pyramid - SS15
SS15 - Summit
Summit - USJ 8


This will facilitate people who study in SS15 (metro, inti college etc), and people who want to go from one major mall to another mall in puchong and subang ! SS15 is very important as it is also near the KTM there.

Can you help out if you know any internal staff in rapidKL ? :D

AllUrban
28-09-2006, 02:52 PM
RapidKL is planning a direct bus (no. 525) from Subang Parade to PJ State (which will allow me to go to Strawberry Fields whenever I want :D yay!)

So the idea of a Local Shuttle bus from Subang Parade to IOI Puchong or Tesco Puchong would not be a bad idea....you saw the phone numbers and emails in the earlier post...send them your ideas concerns and complaints, we all can do the same.

If the link road between Tesco and USJ is ever opened...then rapidKL could have a bus running


Tesco - IOI mall
IOI mall - Sunway pyramid
Sunway pyramid - SS15
SS15 - Summit
Summit - USJ 8
USJ 8 - Tesco

This bus could now operate in a single direction or both directions...this could become a major local shuttle route, a Subang-USJ-Puchong circle.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
28-09-2006, 03:05 PM
I can also think of a few other things that would make a difference for RapidKL buses...

Reducing interference with traffic
1) right now the buses on Jalan Kemajuan Subang turn right at Jalan Jengka, then SS16/1, and come up past Carrefour, which puts them squarely into the jam between Carrefour and the KTM station.

I have another suggestion....have RapidKL buses would then turn right at Carrefour, left at Jalan SS16/1.

have the buses continue to the u-turn just after the Daerah Petaling building and then come back to Jalan Kemajuan Subang. Or, another option would be to make one lane of Jalan Jengka contra flow, and for buses only, between Jalan SS16/1 and Jalan Kemajuan Subang

This would allow the bus to drive around Subang Parade without having to face the traffic jam and delays beside Carrefour.

This also would allow one bus (route 524) to use Jalan Jengka to get to SS14/18, which would be a better example of route planning.

Finally, it would promote transit use by making Subang Parade into a more prominent transit hub...bringing more choices and variety of customers to Subang Parade...

Saving time at toll booths
2) What about getting Touch N Go cards, one for each bus (not driver)?

This could save time at the toll gates....isnt it strange that buses need to wait in line...why not have a T & G for trucks and buses....Im aware of the potential for abuse but there can be ways to resolve that.

Improving bus-rail integration
3) In Hong Kong, bus routes that stop/end at an MTR station have a designation that ends in M (like 87M), while bus routes that stop/end at a KCR station have a designation that ends in K (like 87K)

the KTM Komuter serves a purpose like the KCR, and the LRT serves a purpose like the MTR.

So, why not have bus routes that stop/end at an LRT station have a designation that ends in L (like 623L), while bus routes that stop/end at a KTM station have a designation that ends in K (like 522K).

This would give passengers better knowledge and improve the integration of transit uses.

Any thoughts on these ideas?

Cheers, m

pucman
28-09-2006, 03:36 PM
Another thing I don't understand is this rm $2 per day. Does it mean

1. I use the same bus service number (eg. T43) for the whole day (to and fro many times) for only 2 dollars ?

2. I use the same bus service number (one time only) for only 2 dollars.

3. I use many bus service number (eg. T43 and T60) together for only 2 dollars (not 4 dollars) within a single day ?

pcyeoh
28-09-2006, 04:00 PM
Hi Katherine

My name is PC Yeoh, Chairman of JKP Zon 3 (USJ 8- USJ 15)


Hi morning Yeoh.
Say NO to RAPID KL.. I waited for 25min with blur instruction, rude conductor telling passengers ke sana ke sini" teasing passenger for not knowing how to use the bus service instead of explaining nicely. Do not have proper sign indicating which number of bus where the passenger should wait, so have to ask one by one at the counter and you get rude response sana sana simply pointing. The bus number i rode yesterday WPL 499. The journey took 1hr to reach SUmmit Subang Jaya which i consider lucky because the Federal Highway is cleared. New bus with very loud aircon system, sometime cold sometime feeling warm...Driver sucks! If you are 9 months pregnant, don't go onboard. Your baby would just slip out the way the driver tekan and let go the accelerator and break..ssss****!


I am forwarding the above complaint which I received from one of the residents in USJ. She called me at 7.34pm while sitting in the bus complaining about the manner the driver was driving the bus that made her sick. She said that the driver was doing this intentionally to upset some of the passengers who complained about the way he was driving them crazy and she is an innocent victim. In fact she was crying when she related this incident to me. She said the counter people at the terminal is not helpful at all. BTW, I was the one who posed the question to RapidKL at its briefing held Sept 10 at the PJS Community Hall with YB Loh Seng Kok. I highlighted that the system can be fantastic, the infrastructure excellent but the peopleware has a long way to go knowing very well that the mentality level can be low and in this case the fasting month could also make people more temperamental.

Thank you

Let us see what RapidKL has to say though this is an isolated case. They did admit in their reply to my question at their briefing that there could be some black sheep in their service and they are serious in shearing their fleece or painting them white.

n6688my
29-09-2006, 01:37 AM
Anyone from Pusat Bandar Puchong?

I have seen some new buses plying Wawasan area.

no.18 & no.5xx. anyone know what is their routes? & is no.69 still around?

thanks

ungkb
29-09-2006, 10:28 AM
Anyone from Pusat Bandar Puchong?

I have seen some new buses plying Wawasan area.

no.18 & no.5xx. anyone know what is their routes? & is no.69 still around?

thanks

Hi n6688my,

# 69 has been replaced by # 508 which only goes to Puchong Jaya.For Kotaraya :

1. From W. Puchong you take #508 to Tesco
2. From Tesco you take T60 to KL Sentral & lastly
3. From KL Sentral you take #110 to Kotaraya

The total is <u>RM 4</u> flat rate for both ways. With the same ticket in each of the zone you can use it as many times as possible in 1 day.

AllUrban
29-09-2006, 10:48 AM
Another thing I don't understand is this rm $2 per day. Does it mean

1. I use the same bus service number (eg. T43) for the whole day (to and fro many times) for only 2 dollars ?

2. I use the same bus service number (one time only) for only 2 dollars.

3. I use many bus service number (eg. T43 and T60) together for only 2 dollars (not 4 dollars) within a single day ?

The fare is based on the type of bus you board, not the distance that you travel (as in the past).

The fare of RM1 per day is for the Local Shuttles, (these are the Green-board buses, with a 3-digit code e.g. 623, 524, etc.). With this RM1, you will get a piece of paper that says Tempatan, which will allow you to board any local shuttle, anywhere in the Klang Valley, as many times as you want, in one day.

The fare of RM2 per day is for the Trunk buses, (these are the blue-board buses with the letter T e.g. T43, T60, etc.). With this RM2, you will get a piece of paper that saysUtama, which will allow you to board any of the Trunk buses, anywhere in the Klang Valley, as many times as you want, in one day.

The City Shuttles (these are the red-board buses with a code beginning with 1 e.g. 115, 110, etc) also have a fare of RM2 per day. With this RM2, you will get a piece of paper that says Bandaraya, will allow you to board any of the City Shuttle buses, anywhere in KL, as many times as you want, in one day.

So the idea is to get you to hop on the buses, hop off, make as many trips as possible on the buses because you dont have to pay for each trip.

The more you use the bus, the more money you save, because you only pay the flat rate one time and you can make as many trips as you want. In fact, as soon as you make a third trip per day (e.g. besides the trip to work and the trip home), you are starting to save money.

ps. as some have pointed out, you can even sell the pass or transfer it to a family member which actually encourages more people to use the bus

If you need to use all buses, buy the Pas Semua/Harian (1 day pass for all buses except express) at RM4, or the Pas Sepadu (Daily Bus + LRT + express bus) pass at RM7.

Cheers, m

clfoo
29-09-2006, 12:10 PM
thanks allurban for the informative explaination .... since rapidkl is revamping the bus route why they didn't take this opportunity to standardize the bus number which now seems like da vincci code to us ...

for 3 types of local shuttle(green), trunk shuttle(blue) and city shuttle(red) .. can't they just simply use the naming convention like the trunk bus which all start with T for local and City as well, perhap with L and C ?

20 cents ...

kwchang
29-09-2006, 02:29 PM
Another thing I don't understand is this rm $2 per day....
My little understanding of the idea is that one ticket (RM2) per day is reuseable for the same date regardless how many times you use it for that day. The RM2 is for one zone only. If you cross zones, you need to pay for the price of the other zone. Nonetheless, all tickets are valid for the date it was issued.

Hence, yes, you keep and reuse for that day, no need to buy ticket again.

AllUrban
29-09-2006, 02:38 PM
thanks allurban for the informative explaination .... since rapidkl is revamping the bus route why they didn't take this opportunity to standardize the bus number which now seems like da vincci code to us ...

for 3 types of local shuttle(green), trunk shuttle(blue) and city shuttle(red) .. can't they just simply use the naming convention like the trunk bus which all start with T for local and City as well, perhap with L and C ?

20 cents ...Great idea...let them know at suggest@rapidkl.com.my
:)

Cheers, m

pucman
29-09-2006, 08:19 PM
Today I tried the T43 line, I was so disappointed ! I waited 30 mins at around 2 pm for the bus to arrive. On my way home, I had to wait another 30 - 40 mins for the bus to arrive at 7 pm.

If this is the type of service rapidkl provide, no wonder people are still avoiding public buses.

I thought they say it is every 10 minutes ! :confused:

I also doubt whether the people in rapidkl actually read the emails at suggest@rapidkl.

Any way to direct the complain to a person who actually reads it ? ;)

n6688my
30-09-2006, 12:51 AM
Hi n6688my,

# 69 has been replaced by # 508 which only goes to Puchong Jaya.For Kotaraya :

1. From W. Puchong you take #508 to Tesco
2. From Tesco you take T60 to KL Sentral & lastly
3. From KL Sentral you take #110 to Kotaraya

The total is <u>RM 4</u> flat rate for both ways. With the same ticket in each of the zone you can use it as many times as possible in 1 day.

OMG!!! Last time if i go to Kota Raya, only take 1 bus, 69.
Now need to take 3 buses??!!

Teeque
30-09-2006, 02:45 AM
...I am forwarding the above complaint which I received....Let us see what RapidKL has to say though this is an isolated case. ....
Heartfelt thanks. After the ordeal (yes, it is that terrible), the complainant was close to tears when I picked her up at Summit. Thereafter, for the next few days, she has been taken ill, indirectly affected by the stress of her ordeal. Well, hopefully, you can share with us the outcome of the complaint to RapidKL later, if there is one forthcoming. Thx again.

kwchang
30-09-2006, 07:27 AM
OMG!!! Last time if i go to Kota Raya, only take 1 bus, 69.
Now need to take 3 buses??!!The system is actually to keep local buses within the loop of that local zone - hence the need to change to another bus that cover a different loop. If a bus goes from start to finish, it would need too many buses to ply a long route. On paper, I believe the system is having the correct idea BUT if the buses keep the customers waiting at the bus-stop, then it will fail.

pucman
30-09-2006, 12:04 PM
The fare of RM2 per day is for the Trunk buses, (these are the blue-board buses with the letter T e.g. T43, T60, etc.). With this RM2, you will get a piece of paper that saysUtama, which will allow you to board any of the Trunk buses, anywhere in the Klang Valley, as many times as you want, in one day.



So can you confirm it is independent of zones, or must we stay on the same zone ?

T43 and T60 are on different zones.

AllUrban
30-09-2006, 01:12 PM
So can you confirm it is independent of zones, or must we stay on the same zone ?

T43 and T60 are on different zones.Let me talk to rapidKL and get a confirmation. I believe that the stage/zone system doesnt apply anymore for RapidKL. The fares apply to the type of bus you take, not the area you travel in.

In theory, this could allow you to get from Subang Jaya to Ampang for RM1, by only taking Local Shuttles and going around, not through, KL (not that anyone would want to do that)

By the way, I just realized something else about the bus routes...you're right, it is quite a code system.

Trunk Bus routes are now divided into T2x, T4x, T6x, and T8x

2 is North and East of KL
4 is South and East of KL
6 is South and West of KL
8 is West and North of KL

Cheers, m

AllUrban
30-09-2006, 01:25 PM
The system is actually to keep local buses within the loop of that local zone - hence the need to change to another bus that cover a different loop. If a bus goes from start to finish, it would need too many buses to ply a long route. On paper, I believe the system is having the correct idea BUT if the buses keep the customers waiting at the bus-stop, then it will fail.RapidKL's system has two major weaknesses.

First is that the perception of increased travel time and reduced convenience from the switching of buses is going to drive away some passengers.

2nd is that the buses are (seemingly) too big to use the main service roads of most of the housing estates. Because of this, many people are not going to take the bus, they will get in their car and drive...

After their joy ride (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/29/central/15532748&sec=central) to test out the buses, PJ residents suggested that RapidKL operate the local shuttles using mini-buses or van shuttles so they can get deeper into the housing estates...Another option would be to have rapidKL operate a Dial-a-bus cum taxivan service from the housing estates to the Trunk Bus Hubs (e.g. USJ8 or Sunway Pyramid or Subang Parade).

But in the meantime, one way to save time in travel would be to encourage car pooling from the various housing estates to the major Trunk Bus hubs.

Lets say you are driving to work in the morning. Fill up your car with neighbours who are using the buses, and drop them off at the nearest Trunk Bus Hub (e.g. USJ8 or Sunway Pyramid or Subang Parade).

The Trunk Buses are quite reliable, they pass about every 10 minutes. The KL City Shuttles are also very frequent, 5 minutes or so.

Not having to wait for the local shuttle bus will reduce trip time, and encourage more people to take the bus, rather than get into their car. You would help reduce traffic, by taking as many as 3 drivers off the road.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
30-09-2006, 01:39 PM
Today I tried the T43 line, I was so disappointed ! I waited 30 mins at around 2 pm for the bus to arrive. On my way home, I had to wait another 30 - 40 mins for the bus to arrive at 7 pm.

If this is the type of service rapidkl provide, no wonder people are still avoiding public buses.

I thought they say it is every 10 minutes ! :confused:

I also doubt whether the people in rapidkl actually read the emails at suggest@rapidkl.

Any way to direct the complain to a person who actually reads it ? ;)The direct contacts for the COO and the Communications Director are posted to an earlier page in this thread. Call and email them to let them know of your concerns.

As for the wait, Im surprised. Everytime Ive travelled along the LDP, or waited at Kelana Jaya station, I have seen the T43 pass by regularly, approximately every 10-15 minutes.

Cheers, m

n6688my
30-09-2006, 02:21 PM
The system is actually to keep local buses within the loop of that local zone - hence the need to change to another bus that cover a different loop. If a bus goes from start to finish, it would need too many buses to ply a long route. On paper, I believe the system is having the correct idea BUT if the buses keep the customers waiting at the bus-stop, then it will fail.

hmmm i dont see #508 every 10 mins. only every 30 mins or 45 mins or so :eek:

pucman
30-09-2006, 03:30 PM
.

As for the wait, Im surprised. Everytime Ive travelled along the LDP, or waited at Kelana Jaya station, I have seen the T43 pass by regularly, approximately every 10-15 minutes.

Cheers, m

Could it be the puasa month ? That some drivers are slacking and sleeping somewhere ? I asked the guy from T43 to kelana jaya lrt what is the reason for me waiting 30 minutes, he said he was 'filling up petrol' :rolleyes: How coincidental !

On my way back, it exceeded 30 minutes again so I couldn't bother to ask them what is the reason again, or else they will give silly excuse again.

It is definitely NOT 10-15 minutes on my first trip. I was so fed up of waiting.

You can try these few days.

n6688my
30-09-2006, 05:45 PM
Could it be the puasa month ? That some drivers are slacking and sleeping somewhere ? I asked the guy from T43 to kelana jaya lrt what is the reason for me waiting 30 minutes, he said he was 'filling up petrol' :rolleyes: How coincidental !

On my way back, it exceeded 30 minutes again so I couldn't bother to ask them what is the reason again, or else they will give silly excuse again.

It is definitely NOT 10-15 minutes on my first trip. I was so fed up of waiting.

You can try these few days.

third world mentality in action
:rolleyes:

johanyangarif
30-09-2006, 09:44 PM
pray that the LRT gets constructed quick and that Komuter services improve.

there's a blog that i have been reading, its at klcommuter.blogspot.com

a lot of ideas on how to fix the poor service.

and there's this (http://klcommuter.blogspot.com/2006/09/mobilizing-more-buses_17.html) idea to improve bus services to KL using the NPE. instead of forcing the trunk buses to go through federal highway, why not use the NPE, as it is relatively freer? And if there is a problem of not having enough buses, why not Rapid KL charter school buses to start from inside neighbourhoods to run special services in the mornings?

ungkb
01-10-2006, 11:29 PM
1. T63 : Total – 11
2. 522 : Total – 3
3. 523 : Total – 3 [Via USJ 1]
4. 524 : Total – 3 [Via Persiaran Tujuan]

pucman
03-10-2006, 02:16 PM
Anybody know what is the shortest way to get to State PJ from IOI mall, puchong ?

johanyangarif
03-10-2006, 09:01 PM
From IOI Mall to PJ State:

Hop on T60 in direction of KL Sentral. Get off at Pearl Point.

Hop on T61 in direction of Petaling Utama. Get off outside Taman Medan.

Hop on 520 towards Kerinchi (Pantai Baharu). Get off at State.

Cost: RM3. Time: too much. Involves crossing of roads.

Don't expect point-to-point service.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_KL_Buses

pucman
03-10-2006, 10:44 PM
From IOI Mall to PJ State:

Hop on T60 in direction of KL Sentral. Get off at Pearl Point.

Hop on T61 in direction of Petaling Utama. Get off outside Taman Medan.

Hop on 520 towards Kerinchi (Pantai Baharu). Get off at State.

Cost: RM3. Time: too much. Involves crossing of roads.

Don't expect point-to-point service.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_KL_Buses

This is ridiculous ! :eek:

AllUrban
04-10-2006, 09:03 AM
From IOI Mall to PJ State:
Hop on T60 in direction of KL Sentral. Get off at Pearl Point.
Hop on T61 in direction of Petaling Utama. Get off outside Taman Medan.
Hop on 520 towards Kerinchi (Pantai Baharu). Get off at State.

Cost: RM3. Time: too much. Involves crossing of roads.Perhaps you can suggest to RapidKL to have a bus between Puchong IOI and Subang Parade. It can use the Tesco-USJ1 Link when that is completed (since it has now been approved by MPSJ). There will be a bus between Subang Parade and PJ State (#525) in the future.


Don't expect point-to-point service.Did RapidKL ever make a claim of point-to-point service? Did point-to-point service exist in the past? I dont know about you, but I see 4 extra bus routes in Subang and USJ, and bus service is very frequent. That works for me. So what if their system isnt perfect. So what if we have to walk a little. That's life in KL...lots of inconvenience..

Give them some credit, they are doing their best.

Cheers, m

pucman
04-10-2006, 10:28 AM
I got some feedback from rapidkl reproduced below. :D

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Dear valued customer,



Thank you for your email. We will look into your feedback if it is feasible to have the suggestion route.



We thank you for your interest with Rapid KL



Mok xxx xxx

Manager

Customer Relationship Management

Corporate Communication Division

Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd

No 1 Jalan PJU 1A/46

Off Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang

47301 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 603-7650 7788 extn 1066

Fax: 603-7625 6667

Toll free: 1-800-388-228

www.rapidkl.com.my

-----Original Message-----
From:
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:21 PM
To: suggest@rapidkl.com.my
Subject: T66 trunk line



Hi,



Can I suggest that the new line T66 follow the following route which is heavy in traffic. There are a lot of puchong people who would like to go to SS 15 for education or subang KTM.



Tesco - IOI mall
IOI mall - Sunway pyramid
Sunway pyramid - SS15
SS15 - Summit
Summit - USJ 8
USJ 8 - Tesco

ungkb
04-10-2006, 12:35 PM
Anybody know what is the shortest way to get to State PJ from IOI mall, puchong ?

1. #620 - Green zone : RM 1 (PJ state <=> Kelana LRT Stn)

2. #T43 - Blue zone : RM 2 (IOI Mall <=> Kelana LRT Stn)

AllUrban
04-10-2006, 02:10 PM
1. #620 - Green zone : RM 1 (PJ state <=> Kelana LRT Stn)

2. #T43 - Blue zone : RM 2 (IOI Mall <=> Kelana LRT Stn)Ungkb, hope you dont mind if I change it a little

1. #620 - Green/Local Shuttle/Tempatan : RM 1 (PJ state <=> Kelana Jaya LRT Stn)

2. #T43 - Blue/Trunk Bus/Utama : RM 2 (Kelana Jaya LRT Stn <=> IOI Mall )

Remember, you can reuse your tickets, transfer them, sell them if you want. Anything to get more people using buses.

Cheers, m

ungkb
07-10-2006, 03:10 PM
Anybody out there ever heard of a new bus breaking ?

Well, it did.

Bus # : 521

Location : In front of Carrefour Subang.

Date : 7.10.2006

Time : Around 11:00am - 12:00pm

firefox
07-10-2006, 03:15 PM
Sorry i dont get you.

ungkb
07-10-2006, 03:48 PM
Sorry i dont get you.

Actual bus breaks down.

johanyangarif
07-10-2006, 10:14 PM
Not sure if the buses are new as in new.

I think many are reconditioned buses from the old cityliner and intrakota stock.

If you take a good look at the buses, you can sometimes make out the shape of them. Especially the old boxy intrakota ones, with the "hump" at the back.

I am not sure what they mean by "revamp" - whether they change the engines and other moving parts. Although the interior and exterior has definitely gone through a makeover.

So if it's rosak, I wouldn't be surprised if it was the old ones. Anyway, this is Malaysia so what do you think?

ungkb
08-10-2006, 08:22 AM
Not sure if the buses are new as in new.

I think many are reconditioned buses from the old cityliner and intrakota stock.

If you take a good look at the buses, you can sometimes make out the shape of them. Especially the old boxy intrakota ones, with the "hump" at the back.

I am not sure what they mean by "revamp" - whether they change the engines and other moving parts. Although the interior and exterior has definitely gone through a makeover.

So if it's rosak, I wouldn't be surprised if it was the old ones. Anyway, this is Malaysia so what do you think?

The # plate on the bus was WP_ .

ungkb
08-10-2006, 11:04 AM
Start & End Time

1. Start Time – 6:00 am
2. End Time - 12:00 am

johanyangarif
08-10-2006, 03:50 PM
The # plate on the bus was WP_ .

Doesn't mean that the vehicles need not be registered again.

AllUrban
12-10-2006, 01:57 PM
You may have noticed that RapidKL buses had Touch N Go readers for a while.

The service was cut temporarily to set up for the new system.

The new buses are now being fitted with Touch N Go readers (exaclty like the ones at the KTM stations - made by a Malaysian company).

Plans are to introduce a new Touch N Go service next month.

How it will work? I have no idea...there was a pamphlet given out with the route info at the public meetings but it is Bahasa Malaysia and according to GF, the information is a little vague.

Basically Im expecting that passengers will be able to sentuh dan jalan (Touch N Go) instead of having to show the printed pass to the driver...you will not be charged more than RM4 per day on buses (unless you board an express bus) or RM7 per day if you use Bus + LRT.

I will try to find out more information.

Cheers, m

ungkb
15-10-2006, 01:17 PM
You may have noticed that RapidKL buses had Touch N Go readers for a while.

The service was cut temporarily to set up for the new system.

The new buses are now being fitted with Touch N Go readers (exaclty like the ones at the KTM stations - made by a Malaysian company).

Plans are to introduce a new Touch N Go service next month.

How it will work? I have no idea...there was a pamphlet given out with the route info at the public meetings but it is Bahasa Malaysia and according to GF, the information is a little vague.

Basically Im expecting that passengers will be able to sentuh dan jalan (Touch N Go) instead of having to show the printed pass to the driver...you will not be charged more than RM4 per day on buses (unless you board an express bus) or RM7 per day if you use Bus + LRT.

I will try to find out more information.

Cheers, m

I already spoke to 1 of the drivers & was told the will start back only @ the end of this year.

silver_bird
15-10-2006, 01:32 PM
Commuters Want RapidKL Bus Services Reviewed
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Commuters want RapidKL, the new company which took over Klang Valley's backbone bus service from Intrakota, to undertake a complete review of its routes, saying the present service still leaves much to be desired.

They argue that unless RapidKL integrates with the rest of the public transport system in the country's most densely populated belt, it will not create the volume it hopes for to make the service viable and might suffer the same fate as Intrakota, which had to close down after incurring losses running into hundreds of million.
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=224907

AllUrban
16-10-2006, 11:26 AM
Commuters Want RapidKL Bus Services Reviewed
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Commuters want RapidKL, the new company which took over Klang Valley's backbone bus service from Intrakota, to undertake a complete review of its routes, saying the present service still leaves much to be desired.

They argue that unless RapidKL integrates with the rest of the public transport system in the country's most densely populated belt, it will not create the volume it hopes for to make the service viable and might suffer the same fate as Intrakota, which had to close down after incurring losses running into hundreds of million.
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=224907A very good point...rapidKL is going to be messed up in a very short time if they dont get their trunk bus lines in order.

Cant LRT everything...cannot afford it...the future for RapidKL will have to be rapid transit by using better trunk lines....

but if no one will support the bus lanes that the trunk lines will need (in order to be frequent and reliable)....

Cheers, m

pcyeoh
17-10-2006, 08:54 AM
Hi Katherine

My name is PC Yeoh, Chairman of JKP Zon 3 (USJ 8- USJ 15)



Originally Posted by Ms C
Hi morning Yeoh.
Say NO to RAPID KL.. I waited for 25min with blur instruction, rude conductor telling passengers ke sana ke sini" teasing passenger for not knowing how to use the bus service instead of explaining nicely. Do not have proper sign indicating which number of bus where the passenger should wait, so have to ask one by one at the counter and you get rude response sana sana simply pointing. The bus number i rode yesterday WPL 499. The journey took 1hr to reach SUmmit Subang Jaya which i consider lucky because the Federal Highway is cleared. New bus with very loud aircon system, sometime cold sometime feeling warm...Driver sucks! If you are 9 months pregnant, don't go onboard. Your baby would just slip out the way the driver tekan and let go the accelerator and break..ssss****!
I am forwarding the above complaint which I received from one of the residents in USJ. She called me at 7.34pm while sitting in the bus complaining about the manner the driver was driving the bus that made her sick. She said that the driver was doing this intentionally to upset some of the passengers who complained about the way he was driving them crazy and she is an innocent victim. In fact she was crying when she related this incident to me. She said the counter people at the terminal is not helpful at all. BTW, I was the one who posed the question to RapidKL at its briefing held Sept 10 at the PJS Community Hall with YB Loh Seng Kok. I highlighted that the system can be fantastic, the infrastructure excellent but the peopleware has a long way to go knowing very well that the mentality level can be low and in this case the fasting month could also make people more temperamental.

Thank you

Let us see what RapidKL has to say though this is an isolated case. They did admit in their reply to my question at their briefing that there could be some black sheep in their service and they are serious in shearing their fleece or painting them white.

Got their reply yesterday. I actually sent to them another similar complaint involving WPJ 450. They are replying to both of them here.

From: Mok Yoke Wah <ccmok@lrt.rapidkl.com.my>
To: Pcyeoh <pcyeoh@usj.com.my>
Cc:
Subject: RE: Re: KL RAPID driver WPJ 450
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 20:23:04 +0800

Dear Mr. Yeoh,

Greetings from Rapid KL!

Thank you again for taking the effort to provide us all the info.

We wish to respond to you on the following feedback:-

• Although the info given was inaccurate for the 2nd complaint, we will still remind all our drivers on your feedback because customer safety is always our top priority. We wish to assure you that we will not condone to errant drivers and stern disciplinary actions will be taken against them

• With regards of the 1st complaint, we will speak to the driver concerned based on the info which you have given to us. We are serious with the unethical behavior of the driver and again stern disciplinary action will be taken against them. We assure you that immediate actions have been taken to ensure that there is no repetition of similar kind incidents in the future.

• Further we wish to inform that we are monitoring the network and are seriously reviewing the feedback for improvements. Your feedback is important for us to continuously improve our service.

Regards,

Mr.Mok Yoke Wah
Manager
Customer Relationship Management
Corporate Communication Division
Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd
No 1 Jalan PJU 1A/46
Off Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603-7650 7788 extn 1066
Fax: 603-7625 6667
Toll free: 1-800-388-228
www.rapidkl.com.my

bryant76
17-10-2006, 05:45 PM
for me
i think it is very unfair to comment abt the RAPIDKL
Not because of certain driver, we have to boycott the whole system
they have improve a lot
some part of it need to do some adjustment, but overall, i feel it is very satisfactory.
i have enjoy the whole journey where it is so smoothly.
maybe they have to print out the timetable so that they will follow the time that alloated.
as for user, they can know when the time the bus will be coming so it will not wate a lot of time on that

we should encourage more people to use the service

pcyeoh
17-10-2006, 06:25 PM
I am not complaining about the system or whether their buses arrive on time. When we attended their briefing, their operation manager requested feedback from us regarding their drivers and conductors. These are the people who will make or break them. One thing I cannot tolerate is rude personnel and drivers who drove without due consideration of the safety of the passengers. I will not hesitate to call RapidKL hotline whenever I see one misbehaving. I have their number in my speed dialing. I stopped calling the Commercial Licencing Board 1-800-88-9600 line as they just take your call without doing anything about it. It is a waste of time.

PJS
18-10-2006, 11:48 AM
I took LRT from Plaza Rakyat at about 8+pm to Masjid Jamek to connect to Kelana Jaya and arrived at KJ about 8.35-8.40pm, waited in KJ for only 5 minutes b4 RapidKL bus 623 took off at 8.45pm sharp, it arrived at Sunway Pyramid at 9.05pm and the journey was quite a breeze.

I'm beginning to get used to public transport system and love it (when it works) :D

My journey started when I took an express bus from Penang at 3pm - sat in total comfort in a business class reclining seat, watched 2 and a half good English movies via their onboard-movie-on-demand on a large LCD screen. Arrived at Puduraya about 8ish, it's a little slow but I'm not complaining, I'd have wished the bus is slower so I can finish my 3rd movie - "Elektra", hahaha. :D

Total cost of transport from Pg to KL is Rm38+1.2+2.3+1 = RM42.5 with 6 hrs travelling time. And maybe about 1500 steps of walking (which is equivalent to about a 15 min workout in gym) Not bad at all. :D

In comparison, I cld've done the whole trip in about 4hrs in a car at a cost of over Rm100, with a lot more effort, concentration and stress to my mind n body, burnt a tankful of scarce petroleum resource and pumped out a warehouse full of harmful fumes, and wld hv missed a chance to 15 minute exercise and the 2.5 good movies and a 6 hrs relaxed mood.

But the surprise for me is the efficient connectivity of the LRTs and RapidKL buses, that, for me is the perfect timing.

If I can get this kind of good service everyday, I really don't mind not driving at all and doing some exercise on the way!

lbn
18-10-2006, 12:06 PM
Had a good first experience with RapidKL. Took the bus at 6am this Monday and reached KL Sentral in half an hour. Caught the LRT to Pasar Tani and walked to Pudu Raya Bus Terminal for my bus to S'pore. Came back to KL on the same day at 11pm. Took the LRT to KL Sentral at 11.30pm and boarded the RapidKL bus to USJ 8 without paying. Reached home just after midnight. Keep up the good service, RapidKL! :)

AllUrban
19-10-2006, 11:28 AM
I noticed recently that RapidKL is not running any of the older (white colour) buses in the Subang Jaya area.

So, a good move on their part. Im glad that their fleet is being updated for Subang and USJ.

I rode the latest, newest bus yesterday, on Route 623 (Kelana Jaya LRT feeder bus to Sunway and Subang).

The previous "new" buses that were introduced in September were from Higer (from China). This latest bus is from another Chinese company, Wuxi An Yuan and the model name is AYVIP.

It is noticably different because the roof Air Conditioner unit is at the front of the bus.

Anyways, this bus was fairly comfortable, although the seats are 100% moulded plastic.

Inside it has a GPS system (not operating) as well as a pixel board that has time information, temperature information, and positive messages scrolling repeatedly.

I think that when the GPS is operating, this board will show the route information and information about the next stop and available buses at the next stop.

Cheers, m

vsat
19-10-2006, 11:46 AM
Hi guys,

I live in Court 9. Which bust do I take to One Utama ? Thanks
Will the buses be there on next MOnday?

mimosa
19-10-2006, 11:53 AM
Which bust do I take to One Utama ?

Thanks for the morning laugh, it has been gloomy. :D

pucman
19-10-2006, 12:00 PM
Hi guys,

I live in Court 9. Which bust do I take to One Utama ? Thanks
Will the buses be there on next MOnday?

There is a link to rapidkl buse routes in wikipedia.

PJS
19-10-2006, 12:02 PM
I found several updated network charts on RapidKL website which seems to be an improvement over the previous simple charts. The bus charts now look so comprehensive but a little to complicated for the public to read, especially this one...RapidKL Bus Chart (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/rapidbus_route_area5n6_dsarapchgpjsbgsbgjyshalamkl gptklg.htm).

How do I read the chart? For example from SS15 to go to 1Utama?

Do I read the bus nos. that serves Subang Parade(521,523,524,623) and try and find the same no in my destination..say Kelana Jaya LRT which shows(622,623,624), therefore I take 623 which serves both points?

Then how about from KJ LRT to 1Utama, which bus no? I can see Bdr Utama is served by 613, 614, T83 but these buses don't terminate at KJ LRT.. which bus services this route then?? :confused: :confused:

It wld simply be easier to provide online users to select their destination in a drop down menu "From Where", "To where" and list out the instructions, just like some other countries.

PJS
19-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Had a good first experience with RapidKL. Took the bus at 6am this Monday and reached KL Sentral in half an hour. Caught the LRT to Pasar Tani and walked to Pudu Raya Bus Terminal for my bus to S'pore. Came back to KL on the same day at 11pm. Took the LRT to KL Sentral at 11.30pm and boarded the RapidKL bus to USJ 8 without paying. Reached home just after midnight. Keep up the good service, RapidKL! :)

Don't mind my dumb question: Did u alight at Pasar Tani or Masjid Jamek? Masjid Jamek is closer to Puduraya isn't it?

I made a mistake in my trip.. from Puduraya I took the Star LRT@Plaza Rakyat which is 300m away and paid Rm1.20 to go to Masjid Jamek to transit to Putra LRT. Masjid Jamek is like 500m to the other direction of Puduraya, I shd've walked from Puduraya to Masjid Jamek, shdn't I? hahaha :D

pcyeoh
19-10-2006, 02:25 PM
Hi guys,

I live in Court 9. Which bust do I take to One Utama ? Thanks
Will the buses be there on next MOnday?
If possible try the Size 36 and you need to take on both.

lbn
19-10-2006, 03:26 PM
Mistake on my posting on 18 Oct. It should read Pasar Seni. :)

Teeque
19-10-2006, 03:43 PM
Then how about from KJ LRT to 1Utama, which bus no? I can see Bdr Utama is served by 613, 614, T83 but these buses don't terminate at KJ LRT.. which bus services this route then?? :confused: :confused:
If not mistaken, frm KJ LRT, there is a feeder shuttle to 1-U and Ikano so you can board this bus.

Teeque
19-10-2006, 03:44 PM
If possible try the Size 36 and you need to take on both.
:D :D :D ....just busted my stomach lol... :p

AllUrban
19-10-2006, 05:17 PM
Hi guys,

I live in Court 9. Which bust do I take to One Utama ? Thanks
Will the buses be there on next MOnday?

With option 1 You will have to take 3 busts...

522 to Sunway Pyramid
623 to Kelana Jaya LRT
free 1utama shuttle to 1Utama or T43 to 1 Utama

with option 2 you will have to take 2 busts.
534 or 523 to SS15
board the Upod free shuttle at Taylors College, to 1 utama

No company offers a direct bust between Court 9 and 1Utama.

With these new passes, rapidKL makes getting on and off multiple busts really easy.....

Oh, Im terrible :eek:

Cheers, m

Teeque
19-10-2006, 05:39 PM
Rotflolwttf....

AllUrban
19-10-2006, 06:33 PM
How do I read the chart? For example from SS15 to go to 1Utama?

Do I read the bus nos. that serves Subang Parade(521,523,524,623) and try and find the same no in my destination..say Kelana Jaya LRT which shows(622,623,624), therefore I take 623 which serves both points? Yeah, that is supposed to be the plan...perhaps they could give instructions or a guideline for people to follow.

You actually cannot follow all the routes on the area map from point to point. There are some errors...and you have to check the area map against the route information.

Then how about from KJ LRT to 1Utama, which bus no? I can see Bdr Utama is served by 613, 614, T83 but these buses don't terminate at KJ LRT.. which bus services this route then?? :confused: :confused:

It wld simply be easier to provide online users to select their destination in a drop down menu "From Where", "To where" and list out the instructions, just like some other countries.Good idea about the drop down map. RapidKL could also organize route maps by community, offering smaller maps for Subang/USJ and Sunway.

The most current problem is that some places just arent connected yet. RapidKL hasnt introduced all of the routes they need to introduce.

There are also other problems...the road system deserves a lot of blame...for example, the Trunk Bus T43 (Putrajaya Sentral - IOI - Kelena Jaya - 1 Utama) passes by Sunway but doesnt stop at Sunway. It passes over the flyover, no stop from IOI all the way to KJ LRT. No stops are really possible because of the jams or the kerbs.

To stop at Sunway, the bus would have to use the heavily jammed LDP-NPE interchange. The bus could turn left and serve Sunway (PJS9)...then it would have to either take the NPE u-turn and serve PJS8, or pass by Sunway College, before going back to the LDP.

I would like to get the T43 bus to stop at Bandar Sunway. Or, they should introduce a trunk bus route from USJ-1Utama...

Cheers, m

PJS
19-10-2006, 06:38 PM
With option 1 You will have to take 3 busts...

522 to Sunway Pyramid
623 to Kelana Jaya LRT
free 1utama shuttle to 1Utama or T43 to 1 Utama

with option 2 you will have to take 2 busts.
534 or 523 to SS15
board the Upod free shuttle at Taylors College, to 1 utama

No company offers a direct bust between Court 9 and 1Utama.

With these new passes, rapidKL makes getting on and off multiple busts really easy.....

Oh, Im terrible :eek:

Cheers, m


As with any normal person, I prefer a pair of busts rather than the 3 busts option, but the problem with UPOD (http://www.1utama.com.my/howtogethere.aspx) bust is that their schedules are limited and could change anytime by 1Utama management as they see fit.


If not mistaken, frm KJ LRT, there is a feeder shuttle to 1-U and Ikano so you can board this bus.

Ikano shuttle do not stop at 1U as far as I know, they're competitors ;)

AllUrban
19-10-2006, 06:41 PM
JPJ: Snap photos of errant bus drivers (http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/10/19/nation/15767625&sec=nation).

This idea applies to express bus drivers, but you can do the same for the local bus drivers of rapidKL, metro, etc. With camera phones you can be very unobtrusive. MMS to the companies or JPJ, and the newspapers...and watch the sparks fly.

Cheers, m

PJS
19-10-2006, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the tips, Allurban, otherwise I couldn't even find T43 anywhere on the bus routes. I can now take comfort that I only need to take 2 busts from Sunway and the headway is only 15-20 minutes. :D

I hope availability of these public transport info will encourage more ppl to take busts :D and reduce traffic jams!



*err... I think something is wrong with my spellchecker too.... ;) :D :p

pucman
19-10-2006, 07:41 PM
Thanks for the tips, Allurban, otherwise I couldn't even find T43 anywhere on the bus routes. I can now take comfort that I only need to take 2 busts from Sunway and the headway is only 15-20 minutes. :D



I did propose that the new Bus service T66 to go through

Puchong Tesco --->
Puchong IOI -->
Sunway Pyramid -->
SS15 --->
Summit -->
USJ 8 -->
Puchong Tesco


Then you don't need to pay RM 3 but Rm 2 because you can alight at Puchong and change bus to T43.

But then it would probably be faster for you to take a 623 to kelana jaya LRT.

pucman
19-10-2006, 08:13 PM
For a map of all the bus routes, see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_KL_buses

ungkb
19-10-2006, 08:16 PM
Hi guys,

I live in Court 9. Which bust do I take to One Utama ? Thanks
Will the buses be there on next MOnday?

Hi Vsat,

1. Firstly you can take either #523 / #524 to to Sbg Carrefour : RM 1

2. You get gown on the opp. side of Sbg Carrefour

3. You take #623 from there to Kelana Jaya LRT : RM 1

4. Lastly you take the free shuttle from there to 1 Utama. The 1st shuttle to 1 Utama should be around 9:00am

pcyeoh
20-10-2006, 09:33 AM
Hey that is great. Take two and get one free. I wonder where that one free is coming from. No, I am not going to spell what am I talking about as I am still confused whether it is a misspelling or what.

PJS
20-10-2006, 09:58 AM
1. Firstly you can take either #523 / #524 to to Sbg Carrefour : RM 1

2. You get gown on the opp. side of Sbg Carrefour

3. You take #623 from there to Kelana Jaya LRT : RM 1


I thought we buy a local pass for RM1 and it can be used for unlimited times for the whole day.. when u board the 2nd or subsequent bus, u just need to flash the old ticket stub u hv to the driver.

Or does different routes require different tickets?

ungkb
20-10-2006, 10:22 AM
For #523 , #524 & #623 is all considered as bas tempatan which green in color. If you buy the ticket either #523 or #524 you can use the ticket as many times as possible in 1 day.


Comparison:
1. Tempatan - Green color sticker (Fare : RM 1/day)

2. Utama - Blue color sticker (Fare : RM 2/day)


Exp:

Or does different routes require different tickets?

From bas tempatan , if you switch to bas utama you you've to get another ticket.

vsat
20-10-2006, 10:25 AM
Thanks . Appreciate it

AllUrban
21-10-2006, 04:02 PM
The Majlis link, which connects the Federal Highway to PJS 7 and the LDP, is almost open.

This link bypasses the congested LDP-Federal Highway link, which also faces problems due to flash flooding.

I have pointed out to RapidKL that the new Majlis Link allows modification to the existing route of the 623 Local shuttle from Kelana Jaya LRT-Sunway-Subang Parade.

Option 1 - continue the existing route with a modification at Batu 10 to bypass the LDP-Federal Highway interchange.

Option 2 - Split up the service. Route 623 will service Bandar Sunway (PJS6, 7,8, 9, 11) only. A new bus route will be introduced that directly links the Subang Jaya/USJ area to KJ LRT.

I believe Option 2, a new bus route from USJ to Kelana Jaya LRT, using the Majlis Link, would be a good idea.

The route would be as follows:

USJ8/14
Summit USJ
SJMC
Subang Parade
Federal Highway
Kelana Jaya LRT

Having a direct connection between USJ and Kelana Jaya LRT would be very encouraging for transit use. Also, this bus connection would effectively mimic the future LRT connection.

So, my question is this...should this new route be a limited stop, Trunk Bus route or a frequent stop Local Shuttle?

The Trunk bus offers shorter travel time, but stops are limited in number The Local Shuttle offers more stops, but travel time will be longer.

Along with this suggestion, MPSJ and RapidKL should consider adding Bus-only lanes to Pers. Kewajipan by the end of 2008.

The reasoning is this: the new Subang Kelana link (which will finish in Dec 2008) will add 4 more elevated lanes to Pers. Kewajipan. Therefore, taking away 2 lanes of the existing road for bus use only would still lead to a net gain of 2 lanes for cars.

Let me know your thoughts about these suggestions. If you have ideas about improvements to Bus service, please let RapidKL and LHB know.

Rapid KL: suggest@rapidkl.com.my, ali@rapidkl.com.my
LHB: hwabeng1@streamyx.org

Cheers, m

ungkb
23-10-2006, 09:44 AM
Route # T63 (The Return Trip)


KL Sentral

|

KWSP,Lebuhraya Persekutuan

|

Avon,Lebuhraya Persekutuan

|

BHP,Lebuhraya Damansara Pushong

|

Sunway Pyramid,Lebuhraya Baru Pantai

|

Summit,Persiaran Kewajipan

|

Sime Darby,Persiaran Kewajipan

|

Restoran Good Year,Persiaran Kewajipan

|

Klinik Gigi Sharm,Jln USJ 14/1K

|

Good Year Court 9,Jln USJ 14/1K

|

Good Year Court 7,Persiaran Mulia

Remark:

The change (for the last 3 stops) took effect shortly after the start of puasa.

Source - The driver.

AllUrban
23-10-2006, 02:57 PM
The Majlis link, which connects the Federal Highway to PJS 7 and the LDP, is almost open.

This link bypasses the congested LDP-Federal Highway link, which also faces problems due to flash flooding.The Majlis link (at Batu10/Nanyan Siang Pau) is now open.

You can use it if you are traveling from the Federal Highway (KL-bound) to the LDP (Damansara-bound), or the LDP (Puchong-bound) to the Federal Highway (Shah Alam/Subang-bound).

Hopefully this will reduce some of the jam at the Federal-LDP interchange.

Cheers, m

starrnorth
24-10-2006, 02:05 AM
Thanks for the info.

Let us see how it goes after the deeparaya holidays and see whether we need another flyover

pucman
29-10-2006, 02:01 PM
Does anybody know if there is a bus to Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Putrajaya Central ? I can't seem to find a local bus.

Does T43 pass through that ministry ?

Precint 2, Wisma Putra.

AllUrban
29-10-2006, 02:14 PM
Does anybody know if there is a bus to Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Putrajaya Central ? I can't seem to find a local bus.

Does T43 pass through that ministry ?

Precint 2, Wisma Putra.I believe that route 426 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area4/A4%20426_putrajystrl_via_MOF.gif) will take you from Putrajaya Sentral to a point close to your destination

Here is the pdf route map (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area4/A4_cherasululgtkjgbgiptjayacyjayasdgsrikmbgsgbesib alakg.pdf) for the southern Klang Valley (Area 4). You can take Ekspress Bus Route E1 (from KL Sentral) or Trunk Bus Route T43 (from IOI Mall) or T42 (From KL Sentral) to get to Putrajaya Sentral.

Cheers, m

pucman
29-10-2006, 02:23 PM
I believe that route 426 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area4/A4%20426_putrajystrl_via_MOF.gif) will take you from Putrajaya Sentral to a point close to your destination

Cheers, m

Thanks.

There are 3 bus stops in Precinct 2 for bus 426, which is the nearest bus stop to Wisma Putra ?

And how many minutes walk is it from that bus stop ? If I have to walk 15 minutes to there , I might as well take my car.

AllUrban
29-10-2006, 02:56 PM
Thanks.

There are 3 bus stops in Precinct 2 for bus 426, which is the nearest bus stop to Wisma Putra ?

And how many minutes walk is it from that bus stop ? If I have to walk 15 minutes to there , I might as well take my car.Well this map (http://gis.putrajaya.net.my/website/IMCP/index.htm?service=governmentBuilding) might help you. Im guessing that RapidKL will only stop on the main road and then you will have to walk up the hill to Wisma Putra. I know that there is a NadiPutra bus route that travels up the hill right to the door of Wisma Putra but I cannot recall the route number.

Cheers, m

starrnorth
29-10-2006, 03:46 PM
The Majlis link (at Batu10/Nanyan Siang Pau) is now open.

You can use it if you are traveling from the Federal Highway (KL-bound) to the LDP (Damansara-bound), or the LDP (Puchong-bound) to the Federal Highway (Shah Alam/Subang-bound).

Hopefully this will reduce some of the jam at the Federal-LDP interchange.

Cheers, m

Wondering why there are so few cars using the Majlis Link ?

I am still figuring out how to use this Majlis Link. I enter it at the Fed Hiway and go up at the Nanyang side, then the road lead to the Free Trade Zone (no entry). so I need to do a u turn in order to go to Jln Majlis and then at the SS3/Jln Majlis traffic light turn left to join the LDP. Very inconvenient.

Now coming from Damansara, I need to go to the traffic light at Jln Majlis and then --- guess what, the road lead again to the Free Trade zone (no entry of course) and I need to make a u-turn to enter the flyover to the Federal hiway.

Now I wonder what is this Majlis link all about. Is it build just for the Free Trade zone people only?

I could be taking all the wrong turns in which case I apologise to the road planners.

ungkb
29-10-2006, 09:38 PM
The free shuttle service between Kelana Jaya <=> 1 Utama no longer exists. It's has been replaced by bus route #T43.

<u>Details:</u>

1. Fare : RM 2 / day

2. Frequency : 45 Minutes (Normal) / 1 hr or more (Heavy jam)

3. Type : Utama (Blue Sticker)


<u><center>Route Pattern:</center></u>

<center>Putrajaya Sentral</center>
<center>|</center>
<center>IOI Mall</center>
<center>|</center>
<center>LRT Kelana Jaya</center>
<center>|</center>
<center>Uptown, LDP</center>
<center>|</center>
<center>Bdr Utama</center>


Remark : Covering both ways.The bus do stop @ the hub next to 1 Utama (new wing).

pucman
30-10-2006, 12:00 AM
The free shuttle service between Kelana Jaya <=> 1 Utama no longer exists. It's has been replaced by bus route #T43.

<u>Details:</u>

1. Fare : RM 2 / day

2. Frequency : 45 Minutes (Normal) / 1 hr or more (Heavy jam)

3. Type : Utama (Blue Sticker)


<u><center>Route Pattern:</center></u>

<center>Putrajaya Sentral</center>
<center>|</center>
<center>IOI Mall</center>
<center>|</center>
<center>LRT Kelana Jaya</center>
<center>|</center>
<center>Uptown, LDP</center>
<center>|</center>
<center>Bdr Utama</center>


Remark : Covering both ways.The bus do stop @ the hub next to 1 Utama (new wing).

Are you sure it is 45 minutes ? I thought it is 10 - 15 minutes .

JoeJaffar
30-10-2006, 08:53 AM
Wondering why there are so few cars using the Majlis Link ?

I am still figuring out how to use this Majlis Link....
....
Now I wonder what is this Majlis link all about. Is it build just for the Free Trade zone people only?



I too tried the majlis link on saturday, on the way back from Damansara to Subang. I thought that it'll be a good alternative to get on to Federal Highway instead of using the Freescale exit. But once anybody entered the road that connects the Free Trade Area to LDP, there is no right turn to get on to the link. You have to follow the left turn into the FTA, and make an illegal u-turn at the end of the road divider. A very dangerous location since it's at a blind curve.

I suppose it's really meant for the FTA only, unless there are plans to redo the traffic junction before getting onto the link.

ungkb
30-10-2006, 10:17 AM
Are you sure it is 45 minutes ? I thought it is 10 - 15 minutes .


It is confirmed that at this time the freq. it's 40 - 45 minutes.

No of buses : 4 - 6 at any 1 time

AllUrban
30-10-2006, 11:01 AM
I too tried the majlis link on saturday, on the way back from Damansara to Subang. I thought that it'll be a good alternative to get on to Federal Highway instead of using the Freescale exit. But once anybody entered the road that connects the Free Trade Area to LDP, there is no right turn to get on to the link. You have to follow the left turn into the FTA, and make an illegal u-turn at the end of the road divider. A very dangerous location since it's at a blind curve.

I suppose it's really meant for the FTA only, unless there are plans to redo the traffic junction before getting onto the link.We tried the link as well, and I was surprised at the design...idiocy...why not make a link that was useful to everyone, not just the FTA??? What is the point of the kerb and the blocking of the lane??? :mad:

We used the elevated link from the federal highway and when we got to the traffic lights we just went straight/left instead of turning right.
On the way back we had to turn left into the FTA and make a u-turn...and it was a little dangerous as the bas pekerja were rushing out of the area.

Methinks that the design of the link should be reviewed...but, I will say that even with the confusion, the link was faster than waiting at the interchange

I think next time we will just use the ground level link, past the NSP building, since it seems to connect directly. I'll have to write a letter about this....heheheheh and in the meantime....

Im gonna rent myself an SUV and knock down those plastic bollards so it is easier to access the link :cool:

Cheers, m

pucman
30-10-2006, 12:08 PM
It is confirmed that at this time the freq. it's 40 - 45 minutes.

No of buses : 4 - 6 at any 1 time

How come decreased in frequency ? Who wants to wait so long for one bus ?

AllUrban
30-10-2006, 01:47 PM
How come decreased in frequency ? Who wants to wait so long for one bus ?you're right, this is disgusting

I dont think the problems with service frequency can only be blamed on traffic jams, or not having enough buses...RapidKL needs to take responsibility for the actions of their drivers.

Arrrgh, the drivers...many times at the terminals of the routes, for example putrajaya sentral and 1Utama, or USJ8, I see many units of the same route waiting at the bus stand.

I can understand having one bus waiting at the terminal, until the next unit of the same route comes around....that way passengers can wait inside an aircon bus...

But these drivers, right now they just shut the bus, leave the engine and aircon running, and stand around chatting for 10-20 minutes....not acceptable!

RapidKL management needs to get on top of things and get their bus drivers to seriously follow policy...that should mean that

*the bus waits a maximum time at the terminals (e.g. 10 minutes-15 minutes)
*the drivers allow passengers to wait inside the bus
*the bus leaves when the next unit of the same route arrives (if less than the expected time)
*drivers are slow and reasonable when driving...not F1 style

The actions of RapidKL employees are a very serious problem that RapidKL needs to address.

Cheers, m

pucman
30-10-2006, 02:03 PM
you're right, this is disgusting

RapidKL management needs to get on top of things and get their bus drivers to seriously follow policy...that should mean that

*the bus waits a maximum time at the terminals (e.g. 10 minutes-15 minutes)
*the drivers allow passengers to wait inside the bus
*the bus leaves when the next unit of the same route arrives (if less than the expected time)
*drivers are slow and reasonable when driving...not F1 style

The actions of RapidKL employees are a very serious problem that RapidKL needs to address.



Can you please send your suggestions to Ms Mok from RapidKL ? I wholly support your ideas. :D

There's no point saying that the govt will improve bus services when the staff attitude is so poor. No wonder the traffic jam increases everyday because public transportation is still poor. :(

Who wants to wait 45 minutes ? :mad:

ungkb
01-11-2006, 07:56 PM
Dear valued customer,

Thank you for writing to us. We wish to inform that the frequency for T43 has been reviewed effective from 29.9.2006 following feedback from our customer. The new frequency for T43 is every <u>30 minutes</u>. However, due to some bus breakdown on that day, the T43 is servicing with 6 buses (compared with the preplan of 8 buses) resulting longer frequency i.e. 45 minutes.

We hope that the above info will help to clarify your doubts.

Thank you and best regards,
Mr.Mok Yoke Wah
Manager
Customer Relationship Management
Corporate Communication Division
Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd
No 1 Jalan PJU 1A/46
Off Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603-7650 7788 extn 1066
Fax: 603-7625 6667
Toll free: 1-800-388-228
www.rapidkl.com.my

konosuki
01-11-2006, 09:06 PM
hi everyone, i would like to know whether any rapidKL bus that goes from USJ 12 to ss15 and vice versa, since the only bus i know that passes through USJ 12 is metro bus 10.

pucman
02-11-2006, 12:29 AM
Dear valued customer,

Thank you for writing to us. We wish to inform that the frequency for T43 has been reviewed effective from 29.9.2006 following feedback from our customer. The new frequency for T43 is every <u>30 minutes</u>. However, due to some bus breakdown on that day, the T43 is servicing with 6 buses (compared with the preplan of 8 buses) resulting longer frequency i.e. 45 www.rapidkl.com.my

This is pure nonsense. Which customer will 'feedback' to extend the bus waiting time ? :rolleyes: Every customer would want shorter time.

So much for 'improved' public transportation. So back to driving my car ? :(

ungkb
02-11-2006, 09:05 AM
hi everyone, i would like to know whether any rapidKL bus that goes from USJ 12 to ss15 and vice versa, since the only bus i know that passes through USJ 12 is metro bus 10.


Hi Konosuki,

It's only #524. The fare is RM 1 / day.

konosuki
02-11-2006, 02:30 PM
thanks ungkb! your help is much appreciated ^_^

n6688my
05-11-2006, 01:28 AM
How to go by bus from IOI mall to Sri Petaling LRT?

ungkb
05-11-2006, 08:57 AM
Hi n6688my,

1. You take #T43 to Kelana Jaya LRT

2. From KJ LRT to Masjid Jamek LRT then change to Star LRT

3. Only then you can reach Sri Petaling LRT


<u>Note:</u>
The fare for #T43 is RM 2 / day.

n6688my
05-11-2006, 04:07 PM
Hi n6688my,

1. You take #T43 to Kelana Jaya LRT

2. From KJ LRT to Masjid Jamek LRT then change to Star LRT

3. Only then you can reach Sri Petaling LRT


<u>Note:</u>
The fare for #T43 is RM 2 / day.
Thanks for the info, ungkb.

If i drive from Puchong to Sri Petaling LRT, only takes 20mins
If i use local bus-T43-KelanaJaya-MJ-SriPetaling, i think will take 2hours!
In that case, i think i will drive
:D

I just want to know if there's a way to get to Sri Petaling LRT by bus without going to KelanaJaya LRT.

pucman
05-11-2006, 04:50 PM
Thanks for the info, ungkb.

If i drive from Puchong to Sri Petaling LRT, only takes 20mins
If i use local bus-T43-KelanaJaya-MJ-SriPetaling, i think will take 2hours!
In that case, i think i will drive
:D

I just want to know if there's a way to get to Sri Petaling LRT by bus without going to KelanaJaya LRT.

That is why the LRT from sri petaling is going to be extended to IOI mall. :D

But they take ages to do that. :(

AllUrban
05-11-2006, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the info, ungkb.

If i drive from Puchong to Sri Petaling LRT, only takes 20mins
If i use local bus-T43-KelanaJaya-MJ-SriPetaling, i think will take 2hours!
In that case, i think i will drive
:D

I just want to know if there's a way to get to Sri Petaling LRT by bus without going to KelanaJaya LRT.n6688my,

take bus T60 from IOI mall to pearl point (cost RM2 for Trunk Bus Daily Pass)
take bus 503 from Pearl Point to Taman OUG (cost RM1 for Local Shuttle Daily Pass)
take bus 543 from Taman OUG to Sri Petaling LRT (using your Local Shuttle pass, no extra cost)

This route will be a lot quicker and lower cost (RM3 only) than using the LRT.

In the future, there will be a route 541 Local shuttle from IOI mall to Bukit Jalil LRT. I honestly do not know why they have not introduced this route yet....

please, email rapidkl at suggest@rapidkl.com.my, or COO (bus) Mohd. Ali at ali@rapidkl.com.my and tell them that route 541 (Bkt. Jalil-IOI Mall) should be in place asap....and that they should extend 541 to USJ 8 when the USJ1-Tesco Link is completed.

I have said to rapidKL that they should introduce LRT Extension Bus routes...buses that follow the path of future LRT routes...so that the customers can have something now, rather than making them wait for 5+ years.

My view is this...if you are planning an LRT, you dont just build an LRT and hope (which is what was done in the past). You tease your potential customers by giving them bus routes that follows where the LRT is going...even stopping in the same areas as the future LRT stations.

The implication is obvious...you are telling your customers "if you support this bus route, we will provide better and better service and one day it will become LRT."

This leaves a greater likelihood for success because when the LRT comes, people are already familiar with the transit and ready/raring to use the LRT.

Subang Jaya and USJ definitely need this kind of service! I dont know why RapidKL doesnt realize it.

Cheers, m

n6688my
06-11-2006, 01:10 AM
That is why the LRT from sri petaling is going to be extended to IOI mall. :D

But they take ages to do that. :(
pucman, by the time LRT is up at IOI, i think Puchong will be seriously jammed up. Even now i'm always amazed to see so many cars plying LDP infront of Tesco.


AllUrban, yes T541 is exactly what Puchong folks need!

AllUrban
06-11-2006, 11:23 AM
541 is exactly what Puchong folks need!my guess is that you will be saying the following in two years:

Bus Route T60 (Puchong Utama-KL Sentral using Jalan Puchong, Jalan Klang Lama, and Jalan Kuchai Lama) becoming an LRT is exactly what Puchong folks need!

You heard it here first :p

Cheers, m

pucman
06-11-2006, 11:39 PM
my guess is that you will be saying the following in two years:

Bus Route T60 (Puchong Utama-KL Sentral using Jalan Puchong, Jalan Klang Lama, and Jalan Kuchai Lama) becoming an LRT is exactly what Puchong folks need!



The T60 route takes 40 minutes ride to KL sentral. :( That is not including the 15 minutes waiting time (minimum). So this route is not suitable for any LRT feeder bus.

It would be good if someone suggest to rapidkl to have a direct route to bukit jalil.

AllUrban
07-11-2006, 08:39 AM
The T60 route takes 40 minutes ride to KL sentral. :( That is not including the 15 minutes waiting time (minimum). So this route is not suitable for any LRT feeder bus.

It would be good if someone suggest to rapidkl to have a direct route to bukit jalil.how much of that time is spent stuck in traffic? How much extra time spent at bus stops? If that time can be reduced to, say, 20 minutes, then that would be very good.

T60 would be a very good choice for an LRT route into Puchong...in 10 years, perhaps....but if they give the bus special lanes, and the ability to control traffic signals...then you can get fast, frequent, reliable bus service now.

I wonder who would be willing to support this...separate lanes for buses on major roads like Jln. Klang Lama, Jln. Puchong, Pers. Kewajipan

Cheers, m

pucman
08-11-2006, 12:19 PM
Yesterday, I took the T43 from kelana jaya LRT . Guess what ?

I have to wait 45 minutes at the LRT before it arrive (from 2:15 to 3:00) ! What's the frequency nowadays ? One hour once ?

If this is the type of service rapidkl give, no wonder people aren't going to take the bus. :mad:

I made a complaint to suggest@rapidkl and hope they will act on it.

How come there's no supervisor to ensure these bus drivers don't loiter somewhere !!

ungkb
12-11-2006, 11:34 AM
After the 1st 2weeks ; there was a slight change in the route That is :

After coming from Summit USJ , the bus no longer make u turn & passed along the road in front of 3K Complex instead the bus use the overpass to go to Sunway & make the u turn in front of Sunway Mentari.

Source - 1 of the drivers.

evecyanide
12-11-2006, 07:16 PM
There's a bus from KL sentral that goes to Sunway Pyramid. Does anyone knows if it stops near to the new Sunway Mentari Court apts? And will it be a long walk to the apt?

AllUrban
13-11-2006, 11:19 AM
There's a bus from KL sentral that goes to Sunway Pyramid. Does anyone knows if it stops near to the new Sunway Mentari Court apts? And will it be a long walk to the apt?the bus is T63. Coming from KL Sentral, the bus stops at the BHP petrol station where the flyover ends...there is an overhead bridge to take you across the LDP to access Sunway Mentari, LCS, and Mentari Court apts.

Walking has to be done carefully tho, since that area is not well lit at night, and few people walking around.

Cheers, m

pcyeoh
13-11-2006, 11:44 AM
Got their reply yesterday. I actually sent to them another similar complaint involving WPJ 450. They are replying to both of them here.

From: Mok Yoke Wah <ccmok@lrt.rapidkl.com.my>
To: Pcyeoh <pcyeoh@usj.com.my>
Cc:
Subject: RE: Re: KL RAPID driver WPJ 450
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 20:23:04 +0800

Dear Mr. Yeoh,

Greetings from Rapid KL!

Thank you again for taking the effort to provide us all the info.

We wish to respond to you on the following feedback:-

• Although the info given was inaccurate for the 2nd complaint, we will still remind all our drivers on your feedback because customer safety is always our top priority. We wish to assure you that we will not condone to errant drivers and stern disciplinary actions will be taken against them

• With regards of the 1st complaint, we will speak to the driver concerned based on the info which you have given to us. We are serious with the unethical behavior of the driver and again stern disciplinary action will be taken against them. We assure you that immediate actions have been taken to ensure that there is no repetition of similar kind incidents in the future.

• Further we wish to inform that we are monitoring the network and are seriously reviewing the feedback for improvements. Your feedback is important for us to continuously improve our service.

Regards,

Mr.Mok Yoke Wah
Manager
Customer Relationship Management
Corporate Communication Division
Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd
No 1 Jalan PJU 1A/46
Off Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603-7650 7788 extn 1066
Fax: 603-7625 6667
Toll free: 1-800-388-228
www.rapidkl.com.my


Well, here is another similar compalint published in The Star today.

Letters to The Star Editor
Monday November 13, 2006

Rapid KL staff rude and inept

ON a Sunday afternoon last month, my family and I went to KL Sentral to take a Rapid KL bus. It was my first time there, so I asked a Rapid KL staff how to get to Bandar Utama. Another Rapid KL staff answered that the bus we were supposed to take was T81.

My family and I waited for the bus for about 15 minutes. When it arrived, the sign on the bus stated that its destination was Subang Utama. We asked the driver of the T81 bus and he said we should take bus T82. We asked the first two staff again, and they rudely insisted that they were correct. A few other passengers told us the correct bus was T82.

I questioned the personnel about the wrong information given. Without any respect to my elderly mother and aunt, they said they did not know all the bus numbers, that we should read the signboards on the buses and we were stupid for not knowing which bus to take.

Rude personnel, lack of management efficiency, lack of knowledge among Rapid KL staff, all contribute towards a negative image for Rapid KL.

SHAFIQ,
Kuala Lumpur.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/11/13/central/15892775&sec=central

pucman
13-11-2006, 01:46 PM
Rapid KL staff rude and inept


I agree. When I was in KL sentral, I also encountered some rude rapidkl staff who is more concerned with chit-chatting among themselves rather than helping customers.

You find this same attitude in some of the government department.

pcyeoh
14-11-2006, 08:48 AM
Below is a complaint/feedback by one of our forumers which is also published in Malaysiakini

Complaints can help Rapid KL improve
Moaz Yusuf Ahmad
Nov 13, 06 4:31pm

It seemed back in September that Rapid KL had gained significant momentum and improved on the bus system in the Klang Valley. However, recent events and recent letters to the editor have again brought about a more negative impression. It is unfortunate that the efforts made by most Rapid KL employees can be wasted by the discourteous action of a few frontline staff, especially among the bus drivers and supervisors.

Unfortunately, it takes action on both sides to resolve problems like poor customer service. Customers need to make complaints. They need to be given the proper information to make complaints, and they need to have to have the confidence that Rapid KL will act on their complaints. Similarly, Rapid KL needs the support from customers to make complaints, rather than just tolerating bad actions by Rapid KL employees.

Rapid KL should make it easier for customers to send complaints. This can be done by setting up a direct a Rapid KL complaints line, rather than just using the existing ‘No. Aduan LPKP’ (the complaints line of the Commercial Vehicles Licencing Board). This direct complaints line should include phone, email, and especially SMS contact details. This information, along with the licence plate number of the bus should be posted inside the bus, in a prominent and visible place.

Rapid KL has done a lot of work to inform customers about bus routes. The website, phone numbers, and posted route information do make a difference. It is also a lot more than what other companies are offering. During the BMW (Bas Mini Wilayah) days, route information was available in a booklet and widely sold throughout the city. I would like to see Rapid KL and the other bus companies work together and commission an updated version of this booklet, and make it available throughout the Klang Valley.

Finally, Rapid KL should post the general bus schedules for the different types of buses at each and every bus stop, not just on the buses. This way, customers will know how long they should reasonably expect to wait for their Rapid KL bus. The complaints contacts can also be posted at the bus stops so that if customers feel that their wait is unreasonably long, they can complain to Rapid KL, and Rapid KL can use this information to improve their service quality.

Through these actions, Rapid KL can bring back the support of their customers.

The above letter can be found here
http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/59463

Felicia
18-11-2006, 10:25 AM
i am not sure if there is any rapid bus going to glenmarie bmw, anyone can help? thx.

AllUrban
18-11-2006, 01:27 PM
i am not sure if there is any rapid bus going to glenmarie bmw, anyone can help? thx.There is a Route 607 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area5&6/A6%20607_lembahsbg_sbgparade.gif) that goes from Subang Parade to Glenmarie and up to the RapidKL HQ in Lembah Subang.

I dont know how close it will get to the Glenmarie BMW tho.

Area 5/6 Route Map (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area5&6/A56%20NN%20schematic.pdf)

Cheers, m

ungkb
19-11-2006, 12:38 PM
Those from USJ can take #T63 to KL Sentral and then take :

1. #109 @ KL Sentral to Titiwangsa

2. #110 @ KL Sentral to Medan Pasar

3. #112 @ KL Sentral to Maluri & Medan Pasar

4. #115 @ KL Sentral to Bank Negara/Tasek Perdana/Jln. Parlimen


<u>Note:</u>
1. The fare for #T63 is RM 2 / day (Bas Utama , Blue Sticker)
2. The fare for #109,#110,#112 & #115 is RM 2 / day each (Bas Bandar , Red Sticker)

Having loose change is <u>convenient</u> as the <i>rapidKL</i> buses use ticketing machine since bas tempatan is <u>RM 1 / day</u> only therefore refund is not possible if you pay for the bus fare using RM 5.

pucman
22-11-2006, 12:57 PM
Which bus to take from IOI mall to University Hospital ?

I want to visit the doctor there.

AllUrban
22-11-2006, 02:34 PM
Which bus to take from IOI mall to University Hospital ?

I want to visit the doctor there.2 options

Option 1 (bus only)

Take BUS T60 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area5&6/A5%20T60_pchgutama_klsentral.gif) from IOI Mall to MidValley Volvo
Walk to MidValley North Court
Take Bus 631 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area5&6/A6%20631_lrtuni_midvalley.gif) from Midvalley to LRT Universiti Station
Take Bus 632 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area5&6/A6%20632_bkangkasa_dtcunimalaya.gif) from LRT Universiti to UM

Cost RM3

Option 1a (bus)
Take BUS T60 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area5&6/A5%20T60_pchgutama_klsentral.gif) from IOI Mall to KL Sentral

Take Bus T63 from KL Sentral and get off near the LRT Universiti Station
Take Bus 632 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area5&6/A6%20632_bkangkasa_dtcunimalaya.gif) from LRT Universiti to UM

Option 2 (bus + LRT)

Take Bus T43 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area4/A4%20T43_putrajystrl_bdrutama.gif) from IOI mall to Kelana Jaya LRT Station
Take Kelana Jaya line to LRT Universiti Station
Take Bus 632 (http://www.rapidkl.com.my/images/Area5&6/A6%20632_bkangkasa_dtcunimalaya.gif) from LRT Universiti to UM

Cost RM3 (bus) + RM1.30 (LRT)

Cheers, m

Teeque
23-11-2006, 05:11 AM
err m, its UH, not UM. does the same applies?

AllUrban
23-11-2006, 10:56 AM
err m, its UH, not UM. does the same applies?uh oh...i dunno...is the that pucman referring to the University Malaya hospital? Is it on the University grounds?

Sorry, Ive never been there. :p

Cheers, m

ungkb
23-11-2006, 11:29 AM
Hi, Teeque

1. #T60 <=> IOI Mall
2. #T43 <=> Kelana Jaya LRT
3. Train to Asia Kaya LRT
4. #629 (close to UH)

<u>Note</u>
#T60 & #T43 (same ticket of RM 2 / day)
#629 (RM 1 / day)

pucman
23-11-2006, 11:39 AM
Hi, Teeque

1. #T60 <=> IOI Mall
2. #T43 <=> Kelana Jaya LRT
3. Train to Asia Kaya LRT
4. #629 (close to UH)

<u>Note</u>
#T60 & #T43 (same ticket of RM 2 / day)
#629 (RM 1 / day)

Does 629 stop in front of university hospital ?

I hate so many transfers and I have to pay a different fare each time ! :eek:

pcyeoh
23-11-2006, 11:46 AM
The letter below was forwarded to RapidKL in case they didn't come across this letter which appeared in Malaysiakini. It was attentioned to Mr Mok, the manager in charge of Customer Relationship Management and he has acknowledged receiving it. If you want to see an improvement in RapidKL services, redirect any feedback or complaint to him at ccmok@lrt.rapidkl.com.my. He will be happy to receive them.


Letter to the Editor
Nov 20, 06 3:54pm
Nandakumar

Display bus numbers at the back too

I refer to the letter Complaints can help Rapid KL improve.

I always use public transport for all my travel. I stay in OUG at Jalan Kelang Lama in Kuala Lumpur and commute daily to Jalan Ampang. I used to take two buses to reach my destination but now I have to take four buses to reach my office. I won't complain if Rapid KL's service is efficient, but sad to say it is atrocious.

Before they planned to revise the bus service, they should have at least ensured that the basic infrastructure such as good bus stands are available for the commuters. This is especially necessary during the rainy season.

Rapid KL should also ensure their bus route numbers are displayed on the back of the bus. This helps when you are rushing to catch the right bus from the back.

One common practice among some of the drivers is to turn off the route display board when they reach the last or second last bus station. This frequently happens at the Medan Pasar station.

Commuters waiting at these bus stops are not able to see the bus route numbers. The supervisors at the Medan Pasar bus stop, meanwhile, are not concerned at all in directing and informing commuters when the bus arrives.

I have also suggested earlier to Rapid KL to enable us commuters to buy bus monthly pass at all major bus stands but so far this has not been implemented.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/59809

This is common sense or else people got to run in front of the bus to know where it is going.

ungkb
23-11-2006, 07:45 PM
Does 629 stop in front of university hospital ?

I hate so many transfers and I have to pay a different fare each time ! :eek:

The front of UH.

<u>Note:</u>
If you buy the ticket @ #T60 you can use it on #T43 (RM 2 / day) & #629 is local shuttle (RM 1 / day).

ungkb
03-12-2006, 06:41 AM
THose who are living in USJ can use #T63 to KL Sentral & change to LRT to go to KLCC.

<u>#T63</u>
Fare : RM 2 / day

AllUrban
03-12-2006, 03:57 PM
Map for RapidKL Bus Services in Subang Jaya, Sunway, and USJ areas

Dear Friends

I took the time to make up a map for a project that I am working on for the college...and I thought, why not make a few changes and post it here as well.

The map shows the different RapidKL routes that are currently operating in Subang Jaya, Sunway, and USJ.

I have even tried to give you an idea of the various USJ and SS and PJS so that you have an approximate idea of where you will end up.

I hope that you can find this useful...if you have any comments, please PM me.

I just used MS Paint to create the maps...I think it would be a good idea to have rapidKL create local town maps as well as the big area maps (I find them confusing).

If you would like to see this map at RapidKL bus stands in SJ, USJ and Sunway, let me know and maybe I can present the idea to RapidKL.

Cheers, m

Teeque
05-12-2006, 03:06 AM
whoa m, thats an excellent work! and yea, this SHOULD be posted at all bus stands in Subang, complete with fare indicatioon as well. Rapid should hv thought of this long ago...

vsat
05-12-2006, 09:38 AM
Which RapidKL bus should I take if I wanna go to Puduraya from Court 9?

Thank You

AllUrban
05-12-2006, 12:12 PM
Which RapidKL bus should I take if I wanna go to Puduraya from Court 9?

Thank YouT63 will take you from USJ8/14 to KL Sentral

However, you have to walk to the main bus stand, which is located just off Pers Kewajipan, on the main road between USJ8 and 14

Sorry I dont know the exact names.

Cheers, m

pucman
06-12-2006, 01:58 PM
Any rapidkl bus or LRT goes to KWSP in jalan gasing, petaling jaya ? Or within walking distance to KWSP .

Is university LRT near kWSP ?

ungkb
07-12-2006, 10:12 AM
Any rapidkl bus or LRT goes to KWSP in jalan gasing, petaling jaya ? Or within walking distance to KWSP .

Is university LRT near kWSP ?

Hi,

It's from the Universiti LRT station #520 (RM 1 / day)

starrnorth
10-12-2006, 01:11 AM
mayb we are finally getting a reliable bus system now. Let us give rapidkl the support now so that they can carry on. I also notice that their buses are clean.

ungkb
10-12-2006, 09:08 PM
<center>During peak hours:</center>

All 3 buses - 15 to 20 minutes (or more)


<center>During off peak hours:</center>

All 3 buses - 30 minutes

ng
10-12-2006, 09:50 PM
mayb we are finally getting a reliable bus system now. Let us give rapidkl the support now so that they can carry on. I also notice that their buses are clean.

The buses are clean but the drivers think they are working for the government. Take their own sweet time.

ng
10-12-2006, 09:52 PM
<center>During peak hours:</center>

All 3 buses - 15 to 20 minutes (or more)


<center>During off peak hours:</center>

All 3 buses - 30 minutes

This is not what I encountered. Some of them can reach upto almost one hour. One day, I decided to spy on them. It seems that quite a number spend a lot of time chit-chatting away at the final/initial stop of a journey.

The trouble is that there is no dilligent supervisor to keep track of their schedule. :(

vsat
11-12-2006, 11:38 AM
I finally took RapidKL from court 9 last week. Details :

Friday :

1030am : Walked to Court 7 (5 minutes from Court 9). Waited for 15 minutes
before 523 arrived. My destination was Giant. Paid Rm1.00.
Reached Giant in 10 minutes. On the way back, waited for 5
minutes, 523 whisked me back to Court 9


Saturday : (Destination : Pudu)

6am : Waited for either MEtrobus or T63(KL Sentral). Waited for 20 minutes
Since T63 came first, I took the first bus(RM2.00). Reached KL
Sentral 715am. Took another bus to Medan Pasar (RM2.00)Short
drive.. Sampai Pudu. Had my beef noodle breakfast in the cornershop
restaurant.


Sunday : (Back from Penang and destination : Court 9)
430pm : Took Metro Bus 10. RM2.50. Suprisingly , took the NPE back to
Subang Jaya and not Federal Highway. Reached Court 9 at 510pm.


All in all, Metrobus takes you directly to Pudu and cost you RM5.00 for a to and fro trip from Court 9. But Metrobus ,as you know is a bit filthy and smelly.
Rapidkl, will cost me Rm8.00 for the same route but you get a nice comfy seat.

I'm thinking...I will still drive my car around Subang Jaya but if the need arises for me to go to Midvalley, I think Mr Bus will be the best transport.

Thanks for the information earlier guys.

ng
11-12-2006, 12:12 PM
But Metrobus ,as you know is a bit filthy and smelly.
Rapidkl, will cost me Rm8.00 for the same route but you get a nice comfy seat.



Don't you know that you can use the same ticket on the way back without paying again (unlimited for whole day) ? :D

So it should be 4.00 , cheaper than metro.

vsat
12-12-2006, 09:38 AM
You see, the Rm2.00 goes all the way to KL Sentral. I took another RapidKL to Medan Pasar which cost me another RM2.00. I could not use the RM2.00 from Court 9. I showed it to the driver, he said I needed to pay for this route.

ng
12-12-2006, 10:27 PM
You see, the Rm2.00 goes all the way to KL Sentral. I took another RapidKL to Medan Pasar which cost me another RM2.00. I could not use the RM2.00 from Court 9. I showed it to the driver, he said I needed to pay for this route.

True. But do you know that when you return back, you can use the same ticket just by showing them without paying .

That ticket is valid for return ticket.

newpdg003
15-12-2006, 11:05 PM
Any one take RapidKL T86?

It is quite disappointed with the frequency of T86, I spent one hour to wait the T86 came when I was in KTM kepong Sentral Bus Stop. I supposed that T86 provided 10 minutes frequent of bus coming however it doesn’t really follow this schedule.I wrote to RapidKL suggestion but it seen no reply from everyone. If this type of services provided from RapidKL sure were lost a lot of customer.

And also unclear information from RapidKL also, I was so surprised that nobody know T86 is the link between Bandar Utama(PJ) to Kepong when I asked the people that stay in Kepong. Generally, take T86 from Bandar Utama to KTM kepong Sentral require about 15 minutes in total journey.

And anyone stay in Kota Damansara, or around this area, do we need to suggest to RapidKL that require at least one LRT feeder(or making the route which will connect to nearer LRT station) to serve from this area? Because currently, all Kota Damansara, Mutiara Damansara citizen has to make a lot of change of bus in order to take Kelana Jaya line LRT in Taman Bahagia. Even those, take T43 from Bandar Utama. I guess no one to do this stupid action that change a lot of bus go for only one destination. So why don’t RapidKL provided LRT feeder bus for citizen in Kota Damansara area as well or make another Trunk line like T43 to give more convenience for Kota Damansara citizen. And I really suffer with taking Ikano bus to Kelana Jaya Station, because you must follow their schedule.

AllUrban
20-12-2006, 08:22 AM
Any one take RapidKL T86?

It is quite disappointed with the frequency of T86, I spent one hour to wait the T86 came when I was in KTM kepong Sentral Bus Stop. I supposed that T86 provided 10 minutes frequent of bus coming however it doesn’t really follow this schedule.I wrote to RapidKL suggestion but it seen no reply from everyone. If this type of services provided from RapidKL sure were lost a lot of customer.

And also unclear information from RapidKL also, I was so surprised that nobody know T86 is the link between Bandar Utama(PJ) to Kepong when I asked the people that stay in Kepong. Generally, take T86 from Bandar Utama to KTM kepong Sentral require about 15 minutes in total journey.

And anyone stay in Kota Damansara, or around this area, do we need to suggest to RapidKL that require at least one LRT feeder(or making the route which will connect to nearer LRT station) to serve from this area? Because currently, all Kota Damansara, Mutiara Damansara citizen has to make a lot of change of bus in order to take Kelana Jaya line LRT in Taman Bahagia. Even those, take T43 from Bandar Utama. I guess no one to do this stupid action that change a lot of bus go for only one destination. So why don’t RapidKL provided LRT feeder bus for citizen in Kota Damansara area as well or make another Trunk line like T43 to give more convenience for Kota Damansara citizen. And I really suffer with taking Ikano bus to Kelana Jaya Station, because you must follow their schedule.I am often critical of RapidKL but I want to be constructive with my suggestions for them...they arent perfect. But they listen...they cannot do everything but they listen

So make the suggestions to RapidKL and get your local residents association to push for more meetings with RapidKL...at least they meet with the residents

Let's look at things as they are...RapidKL is only 3 years old, and only operating the bus service since early 2005! While we're looking at that...has Metrobus ever arranged a public meeting? Put up route signs and information at bus stops? Provided a website?

Please, work with them...dont give up on public transit

Cheers, m :)

Teeque
21-12-2006, 01:47 AM
Proposed LRT stops in Subang Jaya

By LIM CHIA YING
The Star

THE Residents’ Committee (or JKP) of Subang Jaya have come up with eight proposed hubs should the Putra LRT line be connected to the township.

A meeting-cum-discussion was held together with Subang Jaya assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng, who has been appointed chairman for the Putra LRT line committee by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/12/18/central/16269511&sec=central

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any jkps can update us on the stops and hubs planned for SJ? very much appreciated.

newpdg003
22-12-2006, 12:40 AM
I am often critical of RapidKL but I want to be constructive with my suggestions for them...they arent perfect. But they listen...they cannot do everything but they listen

So make the suggestions to RapidKL and get your local residents association to push for more meetings with RapidKL...at least they meet with the residents

Let's look at things as they are...RapidKL is only 3 years old, and only operating the bus service since early 2005! While we're looking at that...has Metrobus ever arranged a public meeting? Put up route signs and information at bus stops? Provided a website?

Please, work with them...dont give up on public transit

Cheers, m :)

Well, as I find that the Metrobus Company actually follows back to the “Bus Mini” stuff. Overall, the frequency of bus is perfect, only disappointed with the attitude of the bus driver.

Unlike the RapidKL, although the RapidKL only 3 years old. But the services they provided is not effective. The frequency of bus, as well as the attitude of the bus driver and staff is poor. In addition, the plan of the bus route also very lousy. Imagine, do every people can take one bus and then “Jump” to the other bus in order to reach the desire destination? This idea also impossible applies in KL city as you know KL is the most traffic jam in the world. This is why RapidKL obtained bad comment from passengers.

One RapidKL staff told me that a few people in Kota Damansara area like to take RapidKL bus, because most of them pick Metrobus and Setana Jaya Bus. I tell him because RapidKL didn’t provide LRT feeder bus for Kota Damansara citizen. Secondly, the frequency of both bus is scheduled 5 minutes per bus. But for frequency of the RapidKL bus coming is "unknown", the reason is sometime need to take 1 hour to wait the bus. Also, no one like to do stupid action that change bus in Damansara Utama, and wait another bus that go to KL sentral or Taman Bahagia LRT station.

Don’t forget that, both Metrobus and Setana Jaya Bus at least pick passenger to Asia Jaya LRT station but usually people prefer the bus go all the way to KL. I think RapidKL cannot blame people didn’t support their service, because their service really poor than other bus company.

Honest speaking, if you want me to pick ether RapidKL or Metrobus. Of course, I will pick Metrobus because Metrobus service is effective and fast. I do support RapidKL, only if they service also effective even better than Metrobus. I want to see the frequency of the bus remain in 15 minutes. I even expect them come in 5 minutes. If they tell me they can’t, I will ask them why Metrobus and Setana Jaya Bus can come in 5 minutes, why RapidKL cannot do so?

Secondly, I hope them making Kelana Jaya line LRT feeder bus or the route that maybe go to the nearest KJ line LRT station special serve for Kota Damansara or other places which need Kelana Jaya line LRT service.

starrnorth
22-12-2006, 01:24 AM
I found out about the "trick" or terms and conditions behind the RM2/- ride all you want campaign.

It is actually ride all youwant along the same route. Meaning if you take the RM2/-ticket for today, you can for example go from KL to Bangsar and go back from bangsar to kL, and go back and forth how many times your wish.


BUt the minute you want to go to another route, you have to pay again.


So it is a gimmick only after all how many times you want to go from kl - bangsar in one day

AllUrban
22-12-2006, 05:02 AM
I found out about the "trick" or terms and conditions behind the RM2/- ride all you want campaign.

It is actually ride all youwant along the same route. Meaning if you take the RM2/-ticket for today, you can for example go from KL to Bangsar and go back from bangsar to kL, and go back and forth how many times your wish.


BUt the minute you want to go to another route, you have to pay again.


So it is a gimmick only after all how many times you want to go from kl - bangsar in one daywhere did you get this from?

when you buy a RM2 pass it says either Bandar or Utama. With this pass, you you can board ALL BUSES OF THE SAME TYPE FOR THE ENTIRE DAY.

If you buy a BAS UTAMA pass, you can use any BAS UTAMA in the Klang Valley for the entire day.

If you buy a BAS BANDAR pass, you can use any BAS BANDAR in KL for the entire day.

Similarly, if you buy a BAS TEMPATAN pass, you can use any BAS TEMPATAN in the entire Klang Valley for the whole day. You can go all the way to Ampang for RM1 if you have the time and patience

Cheers, m

AllUrban
22-12-2006, 05:12 AM
In addition, the plan of the bus route also very lousy. Imagine, do every people can take one bus and then “Jump” to the other bus in order to reach the desire destination? This idea also impossible applies in KL city as you know KL is the most traffic jam in the world. This is why RapidKL obtained bad comment from passengers.The system is not bad...people all over the world transfer from bus to bus to make their journeys. RapidKL is bringing service to points outside the city centre which didnt have service before. Local Shuttles are well used.

In the case of KL, actually, I think Metro is causing much of the jams. They have so many buses sitting on the streets around Kota Raya and Masjid Jamek/Medan Pasar and KLCC...blocking space, jamming the streets.

That is also the reason why the service is unpredictable. If every rapidKL bus and every Metrobus left on schedule instead of waiting until the bus was full, then the service would be reliable. It's a simple operations change that will make a huge difference.

If it were up to me, I would develop Plaza Rakyat as the hub for Metrobus (like RapidKL has its hub and Selangor has its hub) and I would keep all buses except RapidKL out of the city centre...but I would also introduce many more City Shuttle routes inside the city centre.


Honest speaking, if you want me to pick ether RapidKL or Metrobus. Of course, I will pick Metrobus because Metrobus service is effective and fast. I do support RapidKL, only if they service also effective even better than Metrobus. I want to see the frequency of the bus remain in 15 minutes. I even expect them come in 5 minutes. If they tell me they can’t, I will ask them why Metrobus and Setana Jaya Bus can come in 5 minutes, why RapidKL cannot do so?

Secondly, I hope them making Kelana Jaya line LRT feeder bus or the route that maybe go to the nearest KJ line LRT station special serve for Kota Damansara or other places which need Kelana Jaya line LRT service.I will take Metrobus if I am going to Kota Raya...I will take KTM Komuter if I am going to the Masjid India area...if I am around Subang Jaya or PJ or Damansara I will take RapidKL.

The reason is simple...Metro has no local service in these areas...and plus, I have no information about their routes and what buses I can take...oh, and I know exactly how much I have to pay, and I only have to pay once.

As for KJ LRT...Ive been telling RapidKL for two years that they have to extend their LRT service to the Lembah Subang Station...I really dunno why they havent done it yet...but if they did, then they could provide better service with feeder buses to Kota D'sara and Kelana Jaya and Tropicana and USJ

Cheers, m

mosu
22-12-2006, 10:03 AM
Hi!
I need help and info.

I'm staying in Court 9, working in Bangsar (Menara Telekom)

Is there any direct Rapid KL bus route from:

1. Jln Bangsar (Menara Telekom) > USJ 14 (Court 9)?
2. KL Sentral > USJ 14 (Court 9)? (T63 izzit?)
3. Any Putra LRT Station > USJ 14 (Court 9)?
4. KTM subang > USJ 14 (Court 9)

I only will be travelling by bus after work.
So, if anyone travelling in any of this following route, can you give me the frequent of these busses.
I usually drive, but I after looking at many Rapid KL bus around USJ, I thought of giving it a try and save on my petrol & Toll :( .

Thanks in advance..
Other options or opinions are welcomed too.. :)

ungkb
22-12-2006, 07:48 PM
Hi!
I need help and info.

I'm staying in Court 9, working in Bangsar (Menara Telekom)

Is there any direct Rapid KL bus route from:

1. Jln Bangsar (Menara Telekom) > USJ 14 (Court 9)?
2. KL Sentral > USJ 14 (Court 9)? (T63 izzit?)
3. Any Putra LRT Station > USJ 14 (Court 9)?
4. KTM subang > USJ 14 (Court 9)

I only will be travelling by bus after work.
So, if anyone travelling in any of this following route, can you give me the frequent of these busses.
I usually drive, but I after looking at many Rapid KL bus around USJ, I thought of giving it a try and save on my petrol & Toll :( .

Thanks in advance..
Other options or opinions are welcomed too.. :)


Answer:
1. T63
2. Yes
3. The closest is Kelana Jaya LRT (Taking #523 / #524) (The bus ends up in front of Sbg Carrefour ; you've cross the road & take #623 to go to KJ LRT)
4. It's also #523 / #524

The Fare:

#523 & #524 : RM 1 each / day

AllUrban
24-12-2006, 11:35 AM
Is there any direct Rapid KL bus route from:

3. Any Putra LRT Station > USJ 14 (Court 9)?
another approach....

Kelana Jaya LRT to USJ 8 + 14 (Court 9)

a) Take 623 from KJ LRT to Sunway Pyramid
At Sunway Pyramid, Board 522

b) Take 623 from KJ LRT past Sunway Pyramid to Subang Parade
at Subang Parade board 534/524

Asia Jaya LRT to USJ 8 + 14 (Court 9)

walk from Asia Jaya LRT to the Federal Highway bus stop
Board T63 at the Federal Highway and take it to USJ 8 + 14 (Court 9)

(this step will save you a little money because you only pay the RM2 for the Trunk bus service, and not the RM1 for the Local Shuttle Bus...plus you pay less for the LRT)

Cheers, m

zassy
26-12-2006, 05:09 PM
Can anyone shed a light on what would be the best route...? and cheapest

I usually drive to work but unfortunately I had an accident and my car is at the mechanic.. so i need an alternative means to go to work

newpdg003
27-12-2006, 11:45 PM
The system is not bad...people all over the world transfer from bus to bus to make their journeys. RapidKL is bringing service to points outside the city centre which didnt have service before. Local Shuttles are well used.

In the case of KL, actually, I think Metro is causing much of the jams. They have so many buses sitting on the streets around Kota Raya and Masjid Jamek/Medan Pasar and KLCC...blocking space, jamming the streets.

That is also the reason why the service is unpredictable. If every rapidKL bus and every Metrobus left on schedule instead of waiting until the bus was full, then the service would be reliable. It's a simple operations change that will make a huge difference.

If it were up to me, I would develop Plaza Rakyat as the hub for Metrobus (like RapidKL has its hub and Selangor has its hub) and I would keep all buses except RapidKL out of the city centre...but I would also introduce many more City Shuttle routes inside the city centre.

I will take Metrobus if I am going to Kota Raya...I will take KTM Komuter if I am going to the Masjid India area...if I am around Subang Jaya or PJ or Damansara I will take RapidKL.

The reason is simple...Metro has no local service in these areas...and plus, I have no information about their routes and what buses I can take...oh, and I know exactly how much I have to pay, and I only have to pay once.

As for KJ LRT...Ive been telling RapidKL for two years that they have to extend their LRT service to the Lembah Subang Station...I really dunno why they havent done it yet...but if they did, then they could provide better service with feeder buses to Kota D'sara and Kelana Jaya and Tropicana and USJ

Cheers, m

I agree with you that the local shuttle still a well used for passenger go from one destination to another while previous bus service didn’t offer this local shuttle services.The only disappointed I can say is their frequency of the bus, and also I mentioned the route still lousy when go for longer distance. So, local shuttle good to use for shorter distance but not for longer distance. Even the Trunk line offer in Area 5 and Area 6 are also very insufficient, especially no bus connect between LRT station for Kota Damansara area, many passenger have to make a lot of change of bus.

Another question is, do the bus ticket of one bus can use for another bus. For example, I take No.613 RapidKL to Damansara Utama, and then I take 626 to Taman Bahagia LRT station. So can I use the same ticket that I bough in No.613 into No.626 bus, since it is the ticket”Tempatan”. Some driver told me need to buy another one for 626 in stead of use 613 ones. I not sure it that true or not, sometime, I still can use the same ticket in 626.
However, you need to wait another 20minutes (even 45minutes) to take 626 bus to Tmn Bahagia.

Recently, I wrote suggestions to RapidKL and mentioned the problem above in Kota Damansara area. They replied to me that they will take my suggestion into account for future Phase two route plan.

In fact, I have another suggestion to RapidKL about the bus systems. If RapidKL want to use “3 type bus system”, which don’t making this way:

1)At least one or two local shuttle for each phase; (Tempatan) prices:RM1

2)At least one or two LRT/Train feeder bus for each area, phase; (LRT/Train shuttle bus) prices:RM0.70

3) At least three Trunk Line for each area, phase; (Utama) prices:RM2

4)Of course city shuttle in KL. prices:RM2

Let take Kota Damansara as an example, two local shuttle route remains go around damansara utama and back to Bandar Utama. For LRT/train feeder bus, at least one/two go to Tmn Bahagia station/Kelana Jaya, as well as for KTM station. For Trunk line, maybe one route stop in KL sentral, one to South part of Selangor, i.e Putra Jaya. Another one is North part of Selangor, i.e.Sungai Buloh. Same apply for Bandar Utama, Damansara Utama, and other places. Express bus is not necessary for RapidKL, they can pick passenger to KTM station to use KTM or other transit go for longer distance.


I can see the very good idea is each area should have one/two LRT feeder bus service. This is fair for every places, which need utilize LRT services when they were not have LRT station in around their area. I understand that we will have future LRT station in Kota Damansara area. However, currently we can use only the Kelana Jaya line. And if the RapidKL follow this plan, we can also use Kelana Jaya line to Subang area instead of we take New LRT line down to KL and take Kelana Jaya line up again( Sorry if I give wrong information, because I still haven’t know the new route for New LRT line). This also suggest to RapidKL make similar KTM feeder bus as well. I am sure many people also need to use KTM.

About Metrobus, although No99 offer effective service, but I do agree with your point is the information remained unclear from Metrobus Company. They don’t have the website open for public. Also, I found they don’t have an exactly bus stop, they just simply stop any place to drop down/pick up the passenger. As you mentioned the Plaza Rakyat, I hope they quickly to finish the building structure therefore making the hub for Metrobus. This is good idea to solve the traffic jam currently caused by Metrobus. Especially, the worst cases of traffic jam in front of Kota Rakyat.

ungkb
29-12-2006, 07:53 AM
Can anyone shed a light on what would be the best route...? and cheapest

I usually drive to work but unfortunately I had an accident and my car is at the mechanic.. so i need an alternative means to go to work

Hi Zasrina,

To Cyberjaya :

1. 523 : From USJ 14 (Getting down at opp. Carrefour Sbg.) (RM 1 / day)
2. 623 : From Carrefour Sbg. to KJ LRT (Using the same ticket)
3. T43 : From KJ LRT to Purajaya (RM 2 / day)
4. 429 : From Putrajaya to Cyberjaya (Using the same ticket)
5. 428 : Within Cyberjaya (Using the same ticket)

pcyeoh
29-12-2006, 09:33 AM
In conjunction with the New Year's Eve Celebrations,
we are happy to inform you on the
extension of bus and LRT services on the 31st December 2006.

The extension of services are as follows :

LRT System
KL Sentral, Masjid Jamek, KLCC, Hang Tuah, Plaza Rakyat & Bandaraya
2.30 am

Kelana Jaya, Bangsar, Pasar Seni, Dang Wangi, Kg Baru & Ampang Park
2.00 am

All other stations will close at
12.45 am

Please take note :
• Purchase return journey tickets at boarding station. (Especially to KLCC, Masjid Jamek and Hang Tuah stations).
• Bring exact change.
• Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) will not be in service from 6.00pm onwards.
• Feeder Bus service will be extended at selected stations, please click here for further details.


Bus Services
City Shuttle & Trunk
2.00 am

Local Shuttle
2.30 am

I was being informed that the ticket for the day is still valid during this extended hours. Normally their ticket for the day is valid for travel from 6.00am to midnight only. Any problem don't call me. I may be sleeping already. Call the contact number below.


Kindly call our helpline at 1-800-388-228 or visit www.rapidkl.com.my for further information.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/pcyeoh/image001.jpg

pucman
29-12-2006, 11:08 AM
The front of UH.

<u>Note:</u>
If you buy the ticket @ #T60 you can use it on #T43 (RM 2 / day) & #629 is local shuttle (RM 1 / day).

I just found out that T63 stops very near to University hospital and KWSP. Just take the stairs up from federal highway. And I only have to take a total of 2 buses instead of 3 buses !

AllUrban
29-12-2006, 02:08 PM
I agree with you that the local shuttle still a well used for passenger go from one destination to another while previous bus service didn’t offer this local shuttle services.The only disappointed I can say is their frequency of the bus, and also I mentioned the route still lousy when go for longer distance. So, local shuttle good to use for shorter distance but not for longer distance. Even the Trunk line offer in Area 5 and Area 6 are also very insufficient, especially no bus connect between LRT station for Kota Damansara area, many passenger have to make a lot of change of bus.Yes, there are problems with the service. Actually, I think that RapidKL would benefit by changing some of the routes and making the local service more "trunk-like," while redesigning and streamlining routes.

For example, in the USJ/SJ area, 522 follows the same route as T63 up to Sunway Pyramid...why have two buses running the same route? I would change the route of 522, and send it up to Subang Parade and Kelana Jaya LRT station instead to Sunway Pyramid. I would allow passengers to board trunk buses and only pay local fares (e.g. like Singapore, but using Touch n Go). I would also have bus 524 go from USJ8 to Sunway Pyramid, instead of to Subang Parade. Of course, the changes to these routes require better frequencies and more reliable service, because of the challenge of transfers...but they would be more effective for the operations.

For one thing, connecting 522 to the LRT line will bring more USJ residents onto public transit, especially if the bus runs fast. If RapidKL had extended their LRT to lembah subang, then 522 could go up to Lembah Subang...even faster than getting to KJ LRT. This way commuters in the USJ area get a fast link to the LRT system now, and get used to following this route for when the LRT arrives.


Another question is, do the bus ticket of one bus can use for another bus. For example, I take No.613 RapidKL to Damansara Utama, and then I take 626 to Taman Bahagia LRT station. So can I use the same ticket that I bough in No.613 into No.626 bus, since it is the ticket ”Tempatan”. Some driver told me need to buy another one for 626 in stead of use 613 ones. I not sure it that true or not, sometime, I still can use the same ticket in 626. However, you need to wait another 20minutes (even 45minutes) to take 626 bus to Tmn Bahagia. This is another reason why RapidKL buses should have the bus license plate number, driver ID, and clock posted inside all buses. That way if there is a dispute, you can contact RapidKL and give them the proper information. You should not have to pay again. 1 pass for 1 bus type for 1 day, is what I was told. I stick to my guns but if the driver insists I pay for the new pass and send photostat plus info to RapidKL.


Recently, I wrote suggestions to RapidKL and mentioned the problem above in Kota Damansara area. They replied to me that they will take my suggestion into account for future Phase two route plan. Good for you. More people need to do this.

My own take on the future plans is this...Why should all these bus companies (like Rapid and Metro, etc.) compete with each other...why not have them complement each other?

The way to do this requires a seriously new and different approach to bus operations and route planning.

Introduce a new Klang Valley Transit (or Transport) authority...a direct branch of the Department of Transport, responsible to the cabinet committee. Take the power and authority for transit operations and planning away from the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board....(why do they have that authority anyways? let them stick to licensing commercial vehicles.)

This new KVTA would introduce a new fare system and a new route system for the entire Klang Valley, and cancel the old routes and the old fares.

With one Klang Valley fare system, then customers can jump from Rapid to Metro etc., so they win.

With one route system...all of the bus companies would have to apply for these NEW routes...and their service would have to be reviewed regularly. If the quality of service was found to be low, the companies could lose the routes to their competitors, who can take over easily This would be an incentive for them to work well.

Also, under this new fare system and route system, RapidKL can concentrate on the Local Shuttles and the City Shuttles (which it is good at) and let Metro and the others concentrate on the trunk routes (which they are good at)...

Having more buses running the exact same routes would be better for us, the passengers. Also, the other bus companies will not lose out, because they will have the more profitable routes...

The new fare system would include Touch N Go, and be designed to provide more information about where passengers board, how many tickets are bought, what routes are more popular, when they are popular, etc.

This way, the KVTA can make better use of the passenger information to plan the routes so the bus companies dont lose money...and finally, the government can provide a better subsidy to the companies, and low cost loans for renewing their bus fleet....

Another thing is this...companies offer poor service because they have to cover their costs in full...and they have to compete with so many other companies...and since their profit margins are thin, they quality of the buses gets worse.

In addition, consider all the duplication of routes, such as those running from Klang to KL along the federal, or from Puchong along Jalan Puchong and Jalan Klang Lama....

There are more than enough buses spread among the 5 major companies...and the minor ones.

I suggest to combine all the different routes operated by different companies along the major major roads into one rapid express service, buses every 1.5 minutes....along the Federal Highway, or along Jalan Puchong and Jalan Klang Lama and other major major roads....

I would also build air conditioned mini-stations along these roads and the Federal highway...the local buses could drop you off at the stations where you pick up the express buses into KL.

It would be like LRT, except on tyres...and cost less than LRT and be more frequent and reliable...yes, you would have to transfer, but you wouldnt have to wait long.

To make the service even better and more reliable, the buses would not enter KL. Instead, you would transfer to a City Shuttle bus at a major hub outside the main city...but now there would be more hubs...and more City Shuttle routes than the existing 15 routes...and more buses...and they would cover the entire City of KL, not just the Golden Triangle...

It would be like the minibus days, except they would be bigger buses and no waiting and less idling and pollution...no more notoriety

This vision for the Klang Valley...can also be replicated in the other regions of Malaysia...in fact, the KVTA can be followed by a Transit Authority for each region...northern (alor star and Sg. petani), Penang, East Coast, Southern, Sabah, Sarawak...if there is enough support.

If you support this idea, let RapidKL and the transport minister and the Transport ministry and the DPM know...this project, if accomplished, will truly change public transportation in Malaysia.

Cheers, m

JustObserver
04-01-2007, 06:35 PM
My children have been telling me that they are not able to take buses to go anywhere because there are no buses to service the USJ 20 area.

I was told by them that the nearest bus stop is near 7-11 near the wawasan school.

Are my children correct? or they are asking me for taxi fare to be more comfortable? :mad:

can someone enlighten me on this? :confused:

Thanks a lot :)

pucman
04-01-2007, 07:25 PM
My children have been telling me that they are not able to take buses to go anywhere because there are no buses to service the USJ 20 area.

I was told by them that the nearest bus stop is near 7-11 near the wawasan school.

Are my children correct? or they are asking me for taxi fare to be more comfortable? :mad:

can someone enlighten me on this? :confused:

Thanks a lot :)

All the trunk rapidkl buses seem to stop around USJ 8 .

They don't bother to go all the way to USJ 20 as it is considered low density.

Why don't you suggest to rapidkl to extend the bus services. USJ 20 is near puchong, there may be a bus which link puchong and usj in the future. (It is non-existent now).

JustObserver
04-01-2007, 07:37 PM
All the trunk rapidkl buses seem to stop around USJ 8 .

They don't bother to go all the way to USJ 20 as it is considered low density.

Why don't you suggest to rapidkl to extend the bus services. USJ 20 is near puchong, there may be a bus which link puchong and usj in the future. (It is non-existent now).

Thanks a lot pucman,

At least I know that my children are not telling me a lie.

I dont think RapidKL will entertaint me because like you say it is considered a low density area, unless more USJ20 residents request for it.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask all the USJ20, 21, 22 residents whether anyone will support my letter if I do write to RapidKL for their services?

If there are non I will just forget the idea.

Thanks again pucman

pucman
04-01-2007, 07:57 PM
Thanks a lot pucman,

At least I know that my children are not telling me a lie.



If you look at the list of buses serving area 5 (puchong and usj), all the trunk (T6x) and local (5xx) buses seem to stop at USJ 8.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_KL_buses

There is no harm in sending the email to rapidkl to suggest and enquire (the email address is on some page number in this thread).

Maybe they have it on the 'second phase' plan which starts sometime this year. If not, just suggest to them, the manager will reply as I have also sent an enquiry regarding a direct bus from puchong to usj.

JustObserver
04-01-2007, 08:32 PM
pucman,

It is done. written an email to them. hopefully they will listen to one lone voice.

If others are interested they can also send email to them at suggest@rapidkl.com.my

maybe if they receive more email they may start the service immediately :) :) :) :)

Thanks

mosu
05-01-2007, 01:25 PM
Answer:
1. T63
2. Yes
3. The closest is Kelana Jaya LRT (Taking #523 / #524) (The bus ends up in front of Sbg Carrefour ; you've cross the road & take #623 to go to KJ LRT)
4. It's also #523 / #524

The Fare:

#523 & #524 : RM 1 each / day

Thank u, ungkb and AllUrban. Much appriciated. :)
Yesterday, I went for a trial :D
I waited for rapid T63 at Jalan Bangsar, sad to say I didnt see any. :confused:
Waited for an hour or so.. 10:30am - 11:30am.
Only T64 was passing, 3 of them in an hour!! :eek:
So, decided to take T64 instead, drop at Asia Jaya then took T63.
It was a ok, since, I only need to spend RM2.00 per day.

:cool:

AllUrban
05-01-2007, 03:59 PM
Thank u, ungkb and AllUrban. Much appriciated. :)
Yesterday, I went for a trial :D
I waited for rapid T63 at Jalan Bangsar, sad to say I didnt see any. :confused:
Waited for an hour or so.. 10:30am - 11:30am.
Only T64 was passing, 3 of them in an hour!! :eek:
So, decided to take T64 instead, drop at Asia Jaya then took T63.
It was a ok, since, I only need to spend RM2.00 per day.

:cool:Interesting that this happened

The problem with the service to KL Sentral as it is today is the level of jam around KL Sentral and Brickfields. Brickfields is not a great place for KL Sentral station because of the narrow road, and the jams delay the buses.

One good thing about having the daily pass is that you can hop on and off buses as needed...so this example, getting on T64 and switching to T64, is a good way of using the system. More people should be aware that bus hopping is a good thing...it also is an example of quick thinking.

I actually think that RapidKL should look at combining some of the routes on the Federal Highway in the future.

For example, T62 (Klang-Sunway Pyramid), T63 (KL Sentral to USJ8), T64 (KL Sentral to Sri Muda), T80 (KL Sentral-UiTM) and T81 (KL Sentral-Subang Baru) all use the Federal Highway out as far as the Motorola interchange (LDP and Federal Highway)

So why not introduce a really frequent (every 3-5 minutes), limited stop express bus serving from Klang - KL Sentral, and cut off all the other routes in the suburban areas.

The extra T buses could then be used to offer better local service into the Tamans and the Jayas

This would require passengers to switch buses at the Federal Highway...but RapidKL could build air conditioned stations along the Federal Highway where you could wait for your bus.

Is it that much of a crazy idea? It has been done in a few cities...and if it were combined with special bus lanes on the Federal Highway...it would really be almost like an LRT...but on tyres.

Cheers, m

n6688my
05-01-2007, 10:30 PM
"...but RapidKL could build air conditioned stations along the Federal Highway where you could wait for your bus."


Air-con stations along Federal? LMAO. in KL? Not in a million years :rolleyes:

AllUrban
09-01-2007, 01:05 PM
Air-con stations along Federal? LMAO. in KL? Not in a million years :rolleyes: :D hahahhaha who knows :p

newpdg003
13-01-2007, 01:50 AM
Any one take T43 RapidKL? I found there are some problems for T43 RapidKL from Bandar Utama to Putra Sentral. I am sure people need to wait 30 minutes(even more) waiting in Kelana Jaya LRT station to Bandar Utama. The problem is, Putra Sentral is far away from Kelena Jaya LRT station therefore requires a lot of time reach to Kelana Jaya LRT station back to Bandar Utama.

So I would like to suggest that the T43 should change to the express link RapidKL from Bandar Utama to Putra Sentral with non-stop basic. Then establish another Trunk line from Bandar Utama to USJ, exits from Persiaran Suria->LDP->Kelana Jaya Station->Sunway Pyramid->Subang Parade->USJ.

AllUrban
29-01-2007, 03:47 PM
From RapidKL

In conjunction with the Thaipusam celebrations, RAPID KL will be having
extended bus services on the following routes on 31st January and 1st February, 2007.

Special Services

1) Direct Shuttle to Batu Caves
Date: 31 / 1 / 07 & 1 / 2 / 07
Bus No.: 130
Route: Terminal Putra to Batu Caves
Operation Hours: 7:30am to 12:30am
Fare: RM2 per trip

2) Shuttle from LRT to KTM (then take train to BC)
Date: 31 / 1 / 07 & 1 / 2 / 07
Bus No. 131
Route: Sentul Timur to KTM Sentul
Operation Hours: 7:30am to 12am
Fare: RM1 per trip

* Frequency : 1 bus every 15 minutes

All rail services will operate as per normal operating hours.

You may also wish to take note of the new City Shuttle buses (Route 120 and 121) which provide direct service into Taman Tasik Titiwangsa (site of the Eye on Malaysia)

120: KLCC -> TTT -> KLCC (circle route)
121: Titiwangsa --> TTT (and back)

more info at www.rapidkl.com.my

Cheers, m

pucman
31-01-2007, 08:45 AM
My complaint letter to rapidkl.
--------------------------------

Today I took the 624 bus from kelana jaya LRT, I have to wait 30 - 35 minutes for the bus to take off from the LRT. When I ask the bus driver who was sitting inside the room chit-chatting with his friends why it is taking so long, he said that I 'missed' the bus that just went off when I arrived. I was very sure when I arrived there was no 624 that just went off. He was lying through his teeth !

On the way back to the LRT, I did a test to confirm, I waited for the first 624 bus to arrive but I didn't board the bus. Instead I timed when the second bus will arrive, it took the bus 40 - 45 minutes to arrive at the same bus stop.

Instead of 20 minutes frequency, the bus is making the consumers wait twice as long. At that time around 1 pm, there was no traffic jam and the bus arrived at the LRT 15 minutes later.

I hope that there will be supervision of the bus drivers so that they will follow the schedulre. If people have to wait nearly one hour to board one bus, people will begin to avoid using rapidkl buses.

Thank you for your attention.

ungkb
04-02-2007, 01:02 PM
Those from USJ can take #T63 to KL Sentral and then take :

1. #109 @ KL Sentral to Titiwangsa

2. #110 @ KL Sentral to Medan Pasar

3. #112 @ KL Sentral to Maluri & Medan Pasar

4. #115 @ KL Sentral to Bank Negara/Tasek Perdana/Jln. Parlimen


<u>Note:</u>
1. The fare for #T63 is RM 2 / day (Bas Utama , Blue Sticker)
2. The fare for #109,#110,#112 & #115 is RM 2 / day each (Bas Bandar , Red Sticker)

Having loose change is <u>convenient</u> as the <i>rapidKL</i> buses use ticketing machine since bas tempatan is <u>RM 1 / day</u> only therefore refund is not possible if you pay for the bus fare using RM 5.

About half or some of the buses rapidKL have this notice " Please Prepare Sufficient Loose As Remainder If Any Will Not Be Refunded ".The ticketing machine on the rapidKL buses is operated by the driver himself/herself.

AllUrban
04-02-2007, 04:17 PM
RapidKL buses now have the Touch N Go service operating

Im guessing that RapidKL is now soft launching the service to test it out...with a grand launching sometime soon....

As far as I can tell, the Touch N Go service will be designed to cover all types of service...so if you board a local shuttle (RM1) you will only pay RM1 for the entire day. If you switch to a trunk bus (RM2), you will be charged RM3 for the day.

However, if you board a local shuttle (RM1) and trunk bus (RM2) and then the City Shuttle (RM2) you will only be charged RM4 as the Touch N Go will assume you are purchasing the RM4 daily pass.

I will try to test things out for a few days and see how well it works. Anyone else with Touch N Go please try it out also.

Cheers, m

ungkb
04-02-2007, 04:56 PM
RapidKL buses now have the Touch N Go service operating

Im guessing that RapidKL is now soft launching the service to test it out...with a grand launching sometime soon....

As far as I can tell, the Touch N Go service will be designed to cover all types of service...so if you board a local shuttle (RM1) you will only pay RM1 for the entire day. If you switch to a trunk bus (RM2), you will be charged RM3 for the day.

However, if you board a local shuttle (RM1) and trunk bus (RM2) and then the City Shuttle (RM2) you will only be charged RM4 as the Touch N Go will assume you are purchasing the RM4 daily pass.

I will try to test things out for a few days and see how well it works. Anyone else with Touch N Go please try it out also.

Cheers, m

Hi AllUrban,

It's confirmed by Cust. Care that their will be a launching T&G for Bas Bandar (red sticker) only for some routes.

Felicia
10-02-2007, 12:38 PM
hi frens,

I want to know if there is any bus from PJ Kelana Jaya LRT - Kuchai Lama?

If anyone know any routes or buses to be taken to reach Kuchai Lama, let me know, thanks!!

ungkb
10-02-2007, 02:39 PM
Hi,

1. KJ LRT => Tmn Jaya LRT
2. # 519(Green) => Pearl Point =>
3. # 504 => Bt Tiga (OKR)
4. # 502 => Kuchai Lama

newpdg003
10-02-2007, 08:25 PM
Hi, everyone know when T83 will available at Kota Damansara area? I am waiting this trunk line travel from Kota Damasara to KL sentral but it seen the trunk line still haven't appear here. I wrote the letter to RapidKL and they replied me that the trunk line will available early this year. Quite wondering why they take longer time to plan the route for T83 in Kota Damansara area?

ungkb
10-02-2007, 08:36 PM
Hi, everyone know when T83 will available at Kota Damansara area? I am waiting this trunk line travel from Kota Damasara to KL sentral but it seen the trunk line still haven't appear here. I wrote the letter to RapidKL and they replied me that the trunk line will available early this year. Quite wondering why they take longer time to plan the route for T83 in Kota Damansara area?

Hi newpdg003,

Cust service has confirmed that at this there's no T83.Planning will take time.

ungkb
11-02-2007, 02:59 PM
With regards to the above that's posted on all rapidKL buses. Entry is at the front door & exit is at the back door.

newpdg003
11-02-2007, 08:55 PM
Hi newpdg003,

Cust service has confirmed that at this there's no T83.Planning will take time.

Hi, do they mean this T83 even not available in the future plan? But how come they say they will have T83 in Kota Damansara according to their website. And the manager told me that T83 have planned under phase two program and Customer service confirm that there is no T83 ?

If it is true, didn’t they are a lier?

Anyway I hope T83 will available soon, as it really brings us convenience to KL sentral. Otherwise I will write more later to complain them.

ungkb
11-02-2007, 09:40 PM
Hi, do they mean this T83 even not available in the future plan? But how come they say they will have T83 in Kota Damansara according to their website. And the manager told me that T83 have planned under phase two program and Customer service confirm that there is no T83 ?

If it is true, didn’t they are a lier?

Anyway I hope T83 will available soon, as it really brings us convenience to KL sentral. Otherwise I will write more later to complain them.


Hi, at their site T83 is under Area 6 (i.e. coming soon) but at this time there's no word as to when that'll start.

The route for T83 is :

Laluan Pergi- Kota Damansara- Bandar Utama Lebuh Bandar Utama- LDP- SS21/56- SS 21/1- Lebuhraya SPRINT- Jln Johar- Jln Beringin- Jln Semantan- Jln Duta- Jln Damansara- Jln Travers- Jln Tun Sambathan- KL Sentral. Laluan Balik: KL Sentral- Jln Tun Samban

newpdg003
11-02-2007, 11:44 PM
Hi, at their site T83 is under Area 6 (i.e. coming soon) but at this time there's no word as to when that'll start.

The route for T83 is :

Laluan Pergi- Kota Damansara- Bandar Utama Lebuh Bandar Utama- LDP- SS21/56- SS 21/1- Lebuhraya SPRINT- Jln Johar- Jln Beringin- Jln Semantan- Jln Duta- Jln Damansara- Jln Travers- Jln Tun Sambathan- KL Sentral. Laluan Balik: KL Sentral- Jln Tun Samban

Ya, hopefully will available after CNY or early March. Then I not need to change too many bus in order to reach my destination. As I find about the route, quite similar to T82.

ungkb
25-02-2007, 01:16 PM
With regards to the above that's posted on all rapidKL buses. Entry is at the front door & exit is at the back door.

This is with regards to the direction signage that's placed on the front & back doors.

Felicia
26-02-2007, 04:17 PM
Hi,

1. KJ LRT => Tmn Jaya LRT
2. # 519(Green) => Pearl Point =>
3. # 504 => Bt Tiga (OKR)
4. # 502 => Kuchai Lama


wow...that's alot of buses to take... any other suggestion??

Sparrow
01-03-2007, 09:32 AM
Any idea how do I get from puchong (either tesco or IOI) to PJ section 14 (jaya supermarket). And roughly how long it takes

Thanks in advance!

Sparrow
01-03-2007, 09:35 AM
Any idea what bus should I take from puchong (either tesco or IOI) to PJ section 14 (Jaya supermarket). And roughly how long it takes

Thanks in advance!

AllUrban
01-03-2007, 02:24 PM
Any idea what bus should I take from puchong (either tesco or IOI) to PJ section 14 (Jaya supermarket). And roughly how long it takes

Thanks in advance!The easier option is to take a T43 bus to Kelana Jaya LRT, then LRT to Asia Jaya, then take the shuttle bus 628 from Asia Jaya to Sec 14.

Another option would be to take Minibus 68 from Puchong up to Sunway, then RapidKL T63 from Sunway to Asia Jaya LRT station, then RapidKL 628 from Asia Jaya LRT station to Sec 14.

Either way you will have to make 3 transfers. Bus only (option 2) will cost you about RM4.60 (RM1 + Rm2 for RapidKL plus Rm0.80 x 2 for the minibus). Bus plus LRT will cost you more than RM5 (RM1 + RM2 for the buses and then the LRT fare).

Cheers, m

patrick
01-03-2007, 02:39 PM
The easier option is to take a T43 bus to Kelana Jaya LRT, then LRT to Asia Jaya, then take the shuttle bus 628 from Asia Jaya to Sec 14.

Another option would be to take Minibus 68 from Puchong up to Sunway, then RapidKL T63 from Sunway to Asia Jaya LRT station, then RapidKL 628 from Asia Jaya LRT station to Sec 14.

Either way you will have to make 3 transfers. Bus only (option 2) will cost you about RM4.60 (RM1 + Rm2 for RapidKL plus Rm0.80 x 2 for the minibus). Bus plus LRT will cost you more than RM5 (RM1 + RM2 for the buses and then the LRT fare).

Cheers, m

Wow...AllUrban, you are very well versed huh? Good for you!! You shame most Malaysians lah!! ;-)

Sparrow
02-03-2007, 09:34 AM
The easier option is to take a T43 bus to Kelana Jaya LRT, then LRT to Asia Jaya, then take the shuttle bus 628 from Asia Jaya to Sec 14.

Another option would be to take Minibus 68 from Puchong up to Sunway, then RapidKL T63 from Sunway to Asia Jaya LRT station, then RapidKL 628 from Asia Jaya LRT station to Sec 14.

Either way you will have to make 3 transfers. Bus only (option 2) will cost you about RM4.60 (RM1 + Rm2 for RapidKL plus Rm0.80 x 2 for the minibus). Bus plus LRT will cost you more than RM5 (RM1 + RM2 for the buses and then the LRT fare).

Cheers, m


Thanks AllUrban for the info. Appreciate that. Just curious who is the operator for the minibus ( not under rapidKL?), is this every 15 minutes? Thanks!

Sparrow
02-03-2007, 09:48 AM
I read some report somewhere some time ago that RapidKL will be adding more buses plying more routes by end of Mar07, anyone can shed some light on that?

Yesterday was exactly 1 year after the fuel hike last Mar06,, and the government had promised the saving of RM4.4 bil a year will go towards public transport improvement. I hope this really happens. Looks like we still have to hop into multiples buses (sometimes up more than 3 or 4 types of system) to get from one place to another. We only talk about Klangvalley, not other places yet.

AllUrban
02-03-2007, 11:28 AM
Thanks AllUrban for the info. Appreciate that. Just curious who is the operator for the minibus ( not under rapidKL?), is this every 15 minutes? Thanks!The operator of the minibus is probably the same operator for the Subang Jaya minibuses, which would be Pinggir Bandar Sdn. Bhd.

The minibus is blue and yellow, and as for the frequency, I dont think it is going to be very good...more than 30-40 minutes. So, I would probably stick with RapidKL.....

I think that RapidKL should change the routing of T43, so that it is Damansara-Puchong only (cut out the Putrajaya link), and then have the bus make a stop along the LDP in the Sunway area.

Cheers, m

ng
02-03-2007, 03:53 PM
Any idea what bus should I take from puchong (either tesco or IOI) to PJ section 14 (Jaya supermarket). And roughly how long it takes

Thanks in advance!

An easier and faster and cheaper way would be to take T60 from IOI mall to Midvalley. From midvalley take the T63 bus which stop just outside PJ Hilton along Federal highway .

Then you can either walk from there or take local bus.
Waiting for rapidkl bus can kill you. T60 is quite frequent when compared to T43.

AllUrban
03-03-2007, 03:15 PM
An easier and faster and cheaper way would be to take T60 from IOI mall to Midvalley. From midvalley take the T63 bus which stop just outside PJ Hilton along Federal highway .

Then you can either walk from there or take local bus.
Waiting for rapidkl bus can kill you. T60 is quite frequent when compared to T43.Youi're right, that's also another choice...tho it is a little bit of a challenge to have to go to KL in order to get frm Puchong to PJ...the connecting service between suburban areas...is still pretty poor.

Cheers, m

newpdg003
03-03-2007, 08:39 PM
The operator of the minibus is probably the same operator for the Subang Jaya minibuses, which would be Pinggir Bandar Sdn. Bhd.

The minibus is blue and yellow, and as for the frequency, I dont think it is going to be very good...more than 30-40 minutes. So, I would probably stick with RapidKL.....

I think that RapidKL should change the routing of T43, so that it is Damansara-Puchong only (cut out the Putrajaya link), and then have the bus make a stop along the LDP in the Sunway area.

Cheers, m

Yes, I agree with you. And I will write an email to RapidKL to mention this problem. Currently, I took Kelana Jaya line to KJ station and take T43 to One Utama then walk some distance or take 613 to IKEA. Sometime, there is no T43 bus coming even after one hour. Hence I take Ikano free bus to Ikano. If I want to go to One Utama, T82 is the best choice because T82 is more frequent than T43. But you need to spend one hour travel from KL Sentral to One Utama.

If the route of T43 need to change, I would like to suggest this route start from One Utama to IOI mall same as your suggestion route. And the route back to One Utama is from IOI mall--->Sunway area-->Kelana Jaya LRT Station--->Persiaran Surian---->One Utama. If you notice Persiaran Surian will open a way to One Utama as soon as possible and Persiaran Surian have one rapidKL busstop that easy for those who want to go to Ikano and Ikea can be taken from T43.

For the route from One Utama to Putra Jaya Sentral, express buses are needed for this route intead of using Trunk Line.

patrick
04-03-2007, 04:21 PM
Do you folks think its viable for Rapid to have a bus shuttle just connecting all the main shopping centres in the suburbs? ie. perhaps one circuit covering Tesco, IOI Mall, Summit, Sunway Pyramid, Subang Parade, 1 Utama, Ikea and then back again. Target market would be those living in the suburbs and going shopping at one or more of these outlets. Just a thot.