From today (June 16), there will be one month of free rides on the Rapid KL public transport network. This was announced by prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob at the launch of the MRT Putrajaya Line Phase One, which is ongoing now.
The free rides will be for a month starting today. It will include train rides on the MRT, LRT and KL Monorail. Also included are Rapid KL bus rides, feeder buses and the Sunway BRT.
The first phase of the MRT Putrajaya Line is 17.5 km long and has 12 stations in total, with nine new stations joining three existing stations that we’re familiar with from the MRT Kajang Line.
The three existing stations previous are Kwasa Damansara, Kampung Selamat and Sungai Buloh. From there, the line will follow MRR2 to Kepong, tracing Jalan Kepong and then Jalan Ipoh. The stations along this route are Damansara Damai, Sri Damansara Barat, Sri Damansara Sentral, Sri Damansara Timur, Metro Prima, Kepong Baru, Jinjang, Sri Delima and Kampung Batu.
Seven on the stations have park-and-ride facilities. The estimated travel time from Kwasa Damansara to Kampung Batu on Jalan Ipoh is 24 minutes. The new line will be served by 20 driverless trains sets, each with four cars for a total capacity of 1,200 passengers. With the train comes the feeder buses, and 13 routes will start today.