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Signal problem holds up train service in Kuala Lumpur at peak hours

Travellers were put to hardship at the Central station in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning during peak rush time as the trains were troubled by technical glitches.

KUALA LUMPUR: As the trains were delayed on the LRT at the Central station here on Thursday, hundreds of commuters were forced to wait for a long time during the peak hours amidst commotion and crush.

The delay was caused by technical problems. The trains had to be manually operated subsequenty. "All trains will be moving slower due to technical glitches between the Jelatek and Wangsa Maju LRT Station," a staff member announced via speakers at the station.

There were signal problems between the Jelatek and Wangsa Maju LRT stations. During peak hours the platforms were overflowing with passengers. The police had to be called to prevent overloading of compartments.

Trains that stopped at the station were packed and the auxiliary police on duty stopped some commuters from trying to squeeze into the coaches, according to a New Straits Times report.

July 23, 2015


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