Friday, October 27, 2006

Star better than Putra?

This, among many other things, was written by Alex Wong to Malaysiakini today: There has not been any major breakdown in the Star line since its inception. There were some minor interruptions but they were solved within an hour or so.

Meanwhile, The Sun has reported:

LRT coach overshoots track

KUALA LUMPUR (October 27, 2006): A Star-LRT coach overshot the concrete embankment at the Sentul Timur station, and dangled about 25 metres above the ground.

The incident took place at 7.11am Friday (Oct 27) as the train pulled up at the last stop. There were no passengers in the six coaches then.

Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd corporate communications division senior manager Katherine Chew said they are investigating whether the incident was caused by a technical fault or due to human error.

She said their services were operating as usual.

A sight to behold! Tsk tsk tsk.

With so many incidences on the Putra LRT, and this amazing/amusing FIRST for Star, I'm, sorry but I cannot offer any useful advice to Rapid KL, SPNB or the authorities. In fact, no amoung of Binafikir-ing can help Rapid KL.


Blogger Hijaz Kamal said...

Obviously this is the driver's faults since the STAR LRT is not automated.

Fortunately no one got hurt and there doesn't seem to be any serious damage on the train.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Rajan said...

hijaz, it could very well be the train's fault (if the train can't be stopped because of a technical malfunction, is it the driver's fault?). Though similar incidences have happen to many other systems - London's Underground for example. Though perhaps this may well be the first for an elevated train.

10:57 AM  
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Hey, I've sent you some interview questions to your e-mail. Please let me know when you're done with them yea? Thanks!

4:15 PM  

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