Kelana Jaya LRT Line Is Back In Service After Being Struck By Lightning

Lightning reportedly struck the Kerinchi station and triggered a technical glitch.

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The Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is back in service after a suspected lightning strike caused a technical glitch yesterday afternoon, 29 November

Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd reported that the lightning struck at Kerinchi station and resulted in technical fault, which prevented trains from both directions from passing through the affected area.

"All trains passing through the area had to be manually controlled as a result of the inconvenience. This resulted in schedule delays and congestion at several platforms," the company said in the statement.

It added that technical staff were on site to carry out repair work.

The technical staffs were repairing the technical fault on the LRT line.

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After five hours of disruption, the issues was resolved and the Kelana Jaya LRT line resumed normal operations

Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd said in a statement last night that the repair work on the damaged components due to the lightning struck has been completed.

As of 10pm,  all trains passing through the Kerinchi LRT station are now operating normally in both directions.

The Kelana Jaya LRT line has been facing frequent service disruptions in the last couple of months:

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