At least 7 months to repair Rapid KL LRT Bandaraya viaduct
Repairs to the Rapid KL LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines viaduct and track between Masjid Jamek and Bandaraya LRT Stations are expected to take up to 7 months from now as announced by Rapid KL on 22 February 2023.
Rapid KL LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines train services have been disrupted since 27 January 2023 due to cracks on the viaduct structure near Bandaraya LRT Station. Trains are operating on limited frequencies throughout the line with trains not passing through the affected section. Shuttle trains and free shuttle buses are provided around the affected section.
Investigation into the structural damage of the viaduct and cracked pier near Bandaraya LRT Station
The investigation into the structural damage of the viaduct and cracked pier near Bandaraya LRT Station has been completed, showing that the damage to the 3 viaduct structures and the pier was caused by “ground movement” which is believed to be from works at the adjacent construction site.
As stated by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) on 27 January 2023, the works were carried out without any consultation with APAD under the Peraturan-Peraturan Kereta Api (Zon Perlindungan Kereta Api) 1998 [P.U. (A) 367].
Prasarana is currently in the process of appointing a contractor to carry out the repair work which will start in early March and is expected to take up to 7 months.
This period includes 2 months for temporary works to strengthen the structure and 5 months for comprehensive works.
The rehabilitation works will take time as the investigation shows that the damage to the affected structure poses a very serious safety risk.
Rapid KL LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines Disruption Alternative Transport Options
Prasarana will take mitigation measures to reduce service disruptions to users. When the MRT Putrajaya Line is fully opened, users of the LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines will have an alternative to the city center via interchange stations such as Chan Sow Lin, Titiwangsa and Sungai Besi.
The detailed investigation was carried out by engineering consultant Arup Jururunding Sdn Bhd, under the supervision of a special committee consisting of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR), Jabatan Keselamatan & Kesihatan Pekerjaan (DOSH), and Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS).
While the rehabilitation works are carried out, alternative transport services that have been introduced since 27 January 2023, including intermediate bus services, will continue.
Rapid KL LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines Disruption Route Map (27 January 2023)
Rapid KL LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines trains are currently operating on 4 routes. Free shuttle buses are currently operating on 3 routes.