UPDATE (4:53 PM): In response to the minister’s statement, RapidKL will not lift social distancing restrictions tomorrow for its rail services. The policy will be maintained as instructed by the government.
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Original article (published at 2:05pm on 9 June 2020)
RapidKL has announced that it will end social distancing restrictions for all of its rail services tomorrow on 10 June 2020. These include Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT lines, Kajang and Sungai Buloh MRT lines, and KL Monorail.
Rapid Rail CEO Abdul Hadi Amran stated that the decision is in line with the latest Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that was provided in conjunction with the commencement of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), which will also begin tomorrow. Therefore meaning that all rail services will now resume their standard operations by allowing 100-percent passenger capacity to all trains.
However, he noted that KTM services such as Electronic Train Service (ETS) and Intercity are still required to adhere to the previous SOP as per the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
While the social distancing restrictions will no longer be enforced, RapidKL insisted that all passengers will continue to abide by health and safety procedures regardless at all times. This includes wearing face masks, using hand sanitisers, going through temperature checks, utilising the MySejahtera app and service, as well as using cashless facilities and transactions.
Abdul Hadi added that train stations and coaches will continue to undergo frequent sanitation and cleaning procedures as per usual. He also hopes that the public will continue to provide their cooperation during the RMCO.
(Source: RapidKL [Twitter])