Thursday, November 06, 2008

Not-Rapid-At-All KL LRT Technical Glitch Again!

Thought you had the worse experience using our public transportation? Well, it's nothing new; being run by cronies without merit at all, what choice do we have?

I had my experience of the infamous RapidKL Kelana Jaya LRT line (formerly known as Putra LRT before Scomi crony took over) at the after-work rush hour today at around 5 p.m. Not that I wanted to rush back home after a day's of hard work, but just wanted to catch Bond at KLCC. As a self-confessed driving-hater (blame the KL traffic), I always travel by the LRT. Nothing to brag about if you're in London, Paris or New York, but this is something to shout if you're in Malaysia (or more specifically, KL) as we are lazy-arses to even walk 100m away. Instead of saving time and cost (not to mention it's good for your anger management), a 12-minute trip to KLCC took almost 40 minutes! And luckily it didn't happen in the dark tunnel!

There was no attempt at all to pacify or to notify the passengers in the LRT during the technical glitch. Should have just shut down the whole station already, but instead, people were still coming in and queing up innocently. Yes, there was a sign and some announcements in Malay and English, but there were so pathetic as if nothing serious happened!

Oh well, this is not new. To steal and modify a quote from President Obama's victory speech:

“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that Malaysia is a place where all things are 'possible', this evening is the answer. Yes, we 'can'."

Here are some photos to explain everything.

And some videos too:

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