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Hail storm hits power stations, disrupts LRT services

Hail storm hits power stations, disrupts LRT services
A hail storm hits major parts of the city. - Filepic
KUALA LUMPUR: Train services for Rapid KL LRT Sri Petaling Line was temporarily disrupted this evening due to power failure when a hail storm hits major parts of the city.

Three LRT sub-stations – each at Sungai Besi, Bukit Jalil and Bandar Tasik Selatan, were affected.

“While services between Cheras and Sri Petaling stopped from 6.24pm, train services continued with longer waiting period between Awan Besar and Bandar Puteri,” said Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd CEO, Ahmad Nizam Mohamed Amin.
READ: Hailstorm strikes Bukit Jalil

All, except one train, were stranded at the platforms and passengers were disembarked.

An operations team was dispatched to evacuate stranded passengers onboard the train near the Bukit Jalil station. All 220 passengers were safely evacuated by 8.15pm.

Rapid KL buses were also dispatched to ferry passengers from the affected LRT stations. However, the movements of the buses were disrupted due to heavy traffic caused by fallen trees.

Normal service resumed at 9pm.

“We are truly sorry for inconvenience caused to our customers due to the unfortunate incident,” added Ahmad Nizam.