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In its effort to improve bus services by reducing waiting time during peak hours and introduce better integration with other transport services, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has, yesterday, implemented a Bus Network Revamp (BNR) for the service in Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.

The BNR, according to SPAD, will reorganise existing bus corridors into 8 main routes based on the main trunk roads connecting Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The 8 corridors are identified as the Jalan Ipoh Corridor, Jalan Pahang Corridor, Ampang Corridor, Cheras Corridor, Sungai Besi Corridor, Klang Lama Corridor, Lebuhraya Persekutuan Corridor and Damansara Corridor.

“The Bus Network Revamp is a key initiative under the Urban Public Transport – NKRA to enhance buses into reliable and efficient services within Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley. With BNR in place, 128 trunk routes in high catchment areas will enjoy 5-30 minutes bus frequency during peak time depending on traffic conditions. While the remaining 98 local routes will provide first and last mile connectivity for commuters travelling shorter distances. In addition, the 15 Bus Express Transit (BET) routes will provide fast service to city centre during peak hours via highways.” said SPAD Chief Executive Officer Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah.

Under the BNR, all busses will be progressively equipped with an Onboard Unit (OBU) GPS tracking device that will be monitored through the Performance Monitoring Hub System (PMHS) supervised by SPAD’s Control Centre for increased reliability and efficiency of service.

“To further complement the reorganisation, the BNR will see enhanced feeder bus services to underserved rail stations and terminals in Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley. In addition, the standardisation of bus route numbering according to corridor will help commuters to easily identify their buses,” Mohd Azharuddin added.

On top of that, about 3,000 bus stop information panels will be installed at selected bus stops and key hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley by 2016, and another 3,700 additional panels is said to installed in stages in collaboration with local authorities by 2017.

 



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