For those who have to switch trains at the congested Chan Sow Lin station to commute toward the city centre, good news – you don’t have to do that anymore. According to Bernama, commuters using the Rapid KL LRT Ampang Line can travel directly from the Ampang station to Sentul Timur starting from tomorrow (Dec 1, Thursday).
Previously, auxillary police personnel and Rapid KL staff were stationed at Chan Sow Lin’s Platform 1B to facilitate the crowd during peak hours in the morning. With the new signalling system (or technically termed as the Communication-Based Train Control) now in place, all Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines will be using the new six-car AMY trains instead. According to Rapid Rail chief executive officer Datuk Zohari Sulaiman, all Adtranz trains serving the Ampang Line since 1996 will be completely decommissioned.