In a move to reduce traffic congestion, provide better safety and comfort for commuters, and to eradicate rampant ticket touting, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has announced that the Northern Corridor Bus operations will be relocated from Pudu Sentral to Terminal Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS) effective 1st November.
The relocation will involve 545 out of 635 bus operators as it affects Northern destinations like Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.
The TBS, according to SPAD, has the capacity to operate in an efficient and orderly manner, boasts modern amenities, and has connections to the LRT, KTM Commuter, KLIA Transit and taxi services. It’s also equipped with electronic listing boards and features a centralised ticketing system that supports zero tolerance policy towards ticket touting.
SPAD also said that the decision was made after discussions with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the affected Bus Operators.
Pudu Sentral, on the other hand, is said to serve as a short haul bus services and stage bus terminal which includes trips to Tanjung Malim, KLIA 1, KLIA 2 and Seremban.
Relocation of Northbound Express Bus Operations from Pudu Sentral to Terminal Bandar Tasik Selatan, Effective November 1, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, 20 October, 2015 –Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) today announced the relocation of the Northern Corridor Bus services from Pudu Sentral to Terminal Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS) effective 1 November, 2015. The affected destination involves trips to Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.
The decision to move from Pudu to TBS involved discussions with relevant stakeholders, including Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the affected Bus Operators. In addition to providing better safety and comfort for commuters as well as effective operations for buses, the relocation to TBS is also aimed at eradicating the rampant ticket touting activities seen in Pudu Sentral today.
Under this move, 545 of the 635 northbound express buses operating from Pudu Sentral will be diverted away from the city center. This will help reduce the traffic congestion faced by commuters in the Pudu Sentral vicinity and in the long term decongest the central business district in the city.
The integrated, TBS facility, has sufficient capacity to cater to the Northern bound buses to operate in an efficient and orderly manner. The terminal which boasts modern amenities also provides better connectivity to the city center via various modes of transportation which includes the LRT, KTM Commuter, KLIA Transit and taxi services, bringing together all the different modes under one roof. Equipped with electronic boards which lists all arrivals and departures, as well as a centralised ticketing system, TBS supports the zero tolerance policy towards ticket touting.
Meanwhile, Pudu Sentral will continue to serve as a short haul bus services and stage bus terminal which includes trips to Tanjung Malim, KLIA 1, KLIA 2 and Seremban. In addition, it will also play a more significant role as a key Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) center providing a range of government and private sector services for the rakyat.
For more information please visit www.spad.gov.my or call the SPAD Hotline at 1-800-88-SPAD (7723).