22 Jul '15, 8am

LRT disrupted twice by faulty brakes, train catches fire

Services on the Kelana Jaya light rail transit (LRT) line were severely disrupted today by two incidents, The Star reports. The first took place in the morning when faulty brakes on a train at the Setiawangsa station stopped services for about an hour, causing many users to arrive late for work. The line finally resumed operating at around 9.45 am. The second occurred later near the Universiti station, and reportedly also involved a faulty brake system. This time however, the implications of the problem were far more serious – the affected train caught fire, forcing the KJ line to halt line operations. The publication reported that the fire and corresponding smoke was visible from the Federal Highway, and this led to a massive traffic jam on Federal Route 2 as motorists stopped or slowed down their vehicles to have a better look at the mishap. RapidKL said that all passeng...

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