Tuesday, November 17, 2015

RapidKL Train New Route

My living area is surrounded by LRT, since I can drive, I rarely used public transport and not to say for my boy, he not ever broad on any train or public bus in Malaysia. His virgin train and bus riding experience was all happen at oversea. Since the new route for Ampang line has starts operate recently, so it is a great time now to bring him to experience the homeland one.
This new route need to broad from Sri Petaling station, it will be heading towards Puchong area. The new additional 4 stations name are Awan Besar, Muhibbah, Alam Sutera and Kinrara BK5. It starts trial since 31/10/2015 and passenger can enjoy free ride for 1 month during this trial time. Since the new route open up, every time we passed by the train way above us, mine sure ask to go for a ride. So, why not since it is new and free, we finally make it on last weekend. He was jolly happy and very enjoy the scenery along the ride. His only comment was the train is a bit slow...haha, blame it on those he rides before was in speed one.

We broad our ride at Kinrara BK5 station, this station provides car parking space, where passengers are actually quite convenient to park here and take train ride down town. The free ride only applicable for new route, so we go to and fro the same route. Since it was a weekend, many parents actually bring the kiddo to try out the new train.
First we got to collect token from counter, then at the entrance touch with the token at the panel. I barely can't recall when was my last broad on LRT, back then it was Star LRT, used card system and now its with rapidKL. We have sometime to enjoy the scenery at the platform before train arrive, time waiting for the train reach is about 5-10 min. This train only servicing the first 4 new stations, after Sri Petaling station, the rest is about to ready sometimes later and it will ends at Putra Heights.
Terry enjoy very much the scenery along the way, the route also familiar to him as he recognized those buildings he saw when on the road, and now on train the view is higher and wider. To and fro time frame is about 30 mins.

Upon exit the station, just put back the token at the slot and the exit gate will open.

We also check out the self-ticketing machine. It is much better now with more function, you can reload your train card and also the machine accept notes, coins and even credit card. It was raining bucket the time we ended our ride, not to worry, the parking lot are equipped with roof walking path.

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