Kuala Lumpur's metro line resumes operations following accident

2021-05-25 03:05:35 GMT2021-05-25 11:05:35(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The metro service in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur resumed operations on Tuesday using one track and supported by a free shuttle bus service, following an incident involving two trains the day earlier.

Prasarana Malaysia, the public transport operator that manages the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, said in a statement that the service would operate with a train frequency of 10 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes at other times.

The train service will also be operating at 50 percent capacity as part of restrictions under the government imposed movement control order to slow the spread of COVID-19, which come into effect on Tuesday.

To facilitate the movement of passengers during peak hours, five double-decker shuttle buses are provided to complement the service.

Over 200 people were wounded, including 47 seriously, as two metro LRT trains collided in a tunnel at an underground section near the iconic Petronas Towers late on Monday in the city center of Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian transport minister Wee Ka Siong said the accident was the first of its kind in the LRT's 23-year history of operations, adding a special panel will be formed to probe the collision. Enditem