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Report: LRT disruption caused by hydraulic fluid leakage in brake unit

Publish date: Sat, 21 May 2022, 07:42 PM

A BRAKE caliper hydraulic leakage on a Light Rail Transit (LRT) train caused the disruption of the Kelana Jaya LRT line yesterday, said Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd CEO Datuk Amir Hamdan.

According to Free Malaysia Today, this is the second incident in less than two weeks involving a hydraulic leakage in the brake unit.

Amir added that the operational control centre (OCC) was notified after a brake problem was detected on the train and as a safety measure, officials decided to put it out of service.

“When passing KL Sentral station, the brake system on Train 62 failed due to a hydraulic fluid leakage, which caused the train to stop as it was no longer safe to drive manually,” he was reported as saying.

Amir mentioned that the OCC had cut off the train’s power supply to enable engineers and technicians to carry out inspection work.

Yesterday, thousands of LRT commuters were left in a lurch following a disruption to the rail service. It occurred during rush hour around 5pm, when people were returning from work.

Many took to social media to criticise the LRT management.

On that note, Amir said that once the LRT line was stopped, free shuttle bus services between Bangsar LRT Station, KL Sentral LRT Station and Pasar Seni LRT Station were provided to passengers, adding that train services were fully restored by 6:36pm after the train was successfully diverted to a pocket track.

On related matter, Kelana Jaya Line rail engineering head Leman Zakaria said that Train 62 is an 818 Innovia Mark II train model, produced by Bombadier.

He added that the replacement and overhaul of the brake system for this train model has been carried out progressively since October last year, noting that upgrades have reached 39% capacity.

“They are expected to be fully completed by Nov 30,” he said.

On that note, Rapid Rail had announced that commuters affected by the incident yesterday can get one-way travel coupons, which must redeemed within five days, starting today. – May 21, 2022

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