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Saturday, 23 August 2008

LRT can be a nightmare too ...

I'm sure some of you are aware of the Putra LRT failure last Wednesday. You know, I couldn't really be bothered to find out the real cause of it because we are always given lame excuses but it was really inconvenient.

At first it didn't occur to me what happened as I make my way to the station, there was no news of it on the radio anyway. Then there was a lot of people loitering around the station which made me think if something is happening that I am not aware of. There was also increased amount of people waiting at the taxi stops. As I walk nearer and nearer to the station, I just felt it all too queer.

Only did I reach the steps leading to the counter that I noticed long queues, rows and rows of people waiting to get in. From where I was standing, I could see passengers waiting on the upper deck too. I wondered how long they must have waited.

le Sigh.

I asked the lady standing next to me and she replied that the LRT malfunction or something. She's also not sure.

I stood there contemplating for a few moments and decided to make my way back to my car and drive to work, instead. Thank God for school holidays as the roads were clearer (not as jammed up as normal days) but I really hate it that even our 'most' reliable form of public transport also failed us. It cost me a blardy RM 12 to park near my office that day. And I didn't even park the whole day! Can you imagine that?

Maybe that's why some people would rather line up and wait for the train to come. It's afterall too expensive to drive and park in KL anyways.

I heard that those passengers that got stuck in the train near the Bangsar station actually pried the doors open and climbed up to the platform. Can't blame them. Can you imagine how hot and stuffy it would have been in the train filled with morning rushhour people??



NT said...

not surprising.. and taxi drivers normally seize such opportunity to raise the fare... bloodsuckers!

Quirky said...

yeah man... I'm sure all the taxi drivers were very happy that morning!