KUALA LUMPUR, 20 August 2021 – LRT Ampang/Sri Petaling line is experiencing a service disruption from LRT Sentul Timur Station to LRT PWTC Station due to track intrusion incident by a trespasser that took place at approximately 4.45pm today.
In a statement issued by Rapid KL, it stated that the service on the LRT Ampang/Sri Petaling line from LRT Putra Heights station heading towards Ampang LRT station is operating normally up till LRT Sultan Ismail Station. From there, complimentary Rapid KL shuttle buses are provided at thirty minutes (30) intervals to the Sentul Timur LRT Station and vice versa.
The female trespasser, who is yet to be identified, did not survive the incident. Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) from Sentul, Fire and Rescue Department from Sentul, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM), Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and Agensi Pengangkutan Awam Darat (APAD) personnel are currently at the site to gather evidence and initiate investigation.
“We are deeply saddened by this incident and would like to apologise to our passengers for the service disruption. For the safety of all involved, the LRT Sentul Timur Station and LRT PWTC Station will remain closed until further notice,” it stated.
Rapid KL would like to appeal to the members of public to stop sharing photos of incident to respect the privacy of the deceased and to avoid speculating about the motive for the track intrusion.
“Rapid KL will give full cooperation to the authorities to ensure a thorough investigation is carried out. We are also embarking on a comprehensive audit of our stations’ safety and security measures in order to minimise risks of such incidents in the future,” it added.