KTMB news update: KTM Berhad Offers Special Monthly Pass For Tanjung Malim – Kuala Lumpur

 

Commencing August 01, 2009, KTM Komuter passengers from Tanjung Malim, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Rasa, Batang Kali and Serendah can enjoy train rides with great discounts using ‘Special Monthly Pass’ for journeys to Kuala Lumpur. This offer is intended to introduce KTM Komuter Service as the main mode of transportation for the public to commute to and from Kuala Lumpur. The monthly pass offers a reduced fare rate and will be available for sale for the period of five months starting August to December 2009.

The Special Monthly Pass will be sold starting from July 27, 2009 everyday at these stations:

  • Tanjung Malim;
  • Kuala Kubu Bharu;
  • Rasa;
  • Batang Kali;
  • Serendah; and
  • Sentral KL.

The monthly pass is offered at the same price for all five stations stated above. The offered price is as follows:

  • RM170.00 a month for the period of August to October 2009 and
  • RM200.00 a month for the period of November to December 2009.

For more information, please contact KTMB Call Centre at 03-22671200 or inquire at any KTM Komuter stations near you.

Issued by   Corporate Communications Unit,

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad

Date: 27 July 2009

Source: www.ktmb.com.my

RapidKL bus crash – 14th July 2009

On July 14th 2009, a U80 RapidKL bus from Shah Alam crashed onto Federal Highway’s motorcycle lane in Kuala Lumpur. Nevertheless, the driver only suffered from minor injuries and received outpatient while there are several people in the bus were injured badly.

A recall by one of the victims can be read here.

LANDASAN perspective

yes, such accidents do happen. While what happens can be said as parts of God’s plan (Islam and Christian supposedly have the same viewpoint in this), we should also understand that there is a urgent need for us to learn the lesson, albeit in hard way, and take necessary actions.

First of all, as one of RapidKL’s users, I found out that some of the times the bus drivers tend to drive the bus faster than most vehicles on the highway. Sure, most of them will deny this. By the way, RapidKL can obtain more accurate answers for this matter from GPS device attached (if there is any) and also from avid public transport users. Thus, actions can (actually) be taken against bus drivers who drive the bus in an unethical way.

Some of us might put the blame on the troublemaker vehicle (the one that allegedly caused the bus to swerve to the roadside). It might be true also as some of the passengers admit that they saw the vehicle speeding beside the bus just before the crash. Hmmm, that is another option.

Some blame the barriers at roadside are not strong enough to withstand extreme crashing force from the bus. That one I can say its true. Possible causes: Malaysia is not rich enough to purchase extra-strength road barriers, Extre-strength road barriers might harm road users, or Extra-strength road barriers is not practical to install.

The mystery remains unsolved.

Source(s)

http://transitmy.org/2009/07/15/rapidkl-bus-crash-14-july-2009/

http://fayyadz.blogspot.com/2009/07/pemuda-bervisi-terlibat-dalam.html