Article in the star with info about Area 6 (PJ, Damansara)
This article in the Star newspaper 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.
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.
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 KLís 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 email@example.com.
Online information about the new bus routes for Area 5 and 6
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 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
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
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.