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    Quote Originally Posted by zasrina
    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)
    Last edited by ungkb; 29-12-2006 at 07:56 AM. Reason: Adj.

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ungkb
    The front of UH.

    Note:
    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 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpdg003
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by newpdg003
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by newpdg003
    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
    Last edited by AllUrban; 29-12-2006 at 02:35 PM.
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    Are there buses servicing the usj20 residents?

    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?

    can someone enlighten me on this?

    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustObserver
    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?

    can someone enlighten me on this?

    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pucman
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustObserver
    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.

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    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

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    Question T63 on Jln Bangsar??

    Quote Originally Posted by ungkb
    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
    I waited for rapid T63 at Jalan Bangsar, sad to say I didnt see any.
    Waited for an hour or so.. 10:30am - 11:30am.
    Only T64 was passing, 3 of them in an hour!!
    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mosu
    Thank u, ungkb and AllUrban. Much appriciated.
    Yesterday, I went for a trial
    I waited for rapid T63 at Jalan Bangsar, sad to say I didnt see any.
    Waited for an hour or so.. 10:30am - 11:30am.
    Only T64 was passing, 3 of them in an hour!!
    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.

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllUrban
    "...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

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    Quote Originally Posted by n6688my
    Air-con stations along Federal? LMAO. in KL? Not in a million years
    hahahhaha who knows
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    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.

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    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
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