Now It's The LRT And Monorail's Turn To Increase Their Fares

The Chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission has announced that LRT and Monorail fares will increase next year.

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SPAD Chairman Now Says He Has Not Approved Any Increase In LRT And Monorail Fares

Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) tidak memberikan sebarang kelulusan kenaikan tambang tren penumpang, tetapi mengesahkan bahawa kajian yang komprehensif sedang dijalankan.

Menurut Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, semuanya masih dalam peringkat kajian.

“SPAD tidak meluluskan sebarang struktur tambang baru bagi industri rel. Bagaimanapun, SPAD kini sedang menjalankan kajian semula yang menyeluruh ke atas struktur tambang industri rel,” kata Pengerusi SPAD, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar .

Bagaimanapun, beliau tidak memberi penjelasan bahawa perubahan harga mungkin berkuat kuasa.

SPAD Chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.

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LRT, Monorail And Even KTM Fares Will Increase In 2014

Monorail in KL city.

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LRT and Monorail fares are expected to go up next year. The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is reviewing the fare structure, its chairman, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, said.

It is understood that fares for the KTM services will be also be reviewed.

According to Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, the LRT rates have not increased in the past decade and is due to increase next year.

The Fare Increase Is Due To The Power Rate Hike

Electricity tariffs are set to increase on 1 January 2014.

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With electricity tariffs also to go up on Jan 1, it remains to be seen what the quantum of increase will be.

It was reported that rail industry players had requested for an urgent meeting with SPAD in anticipation of the electricity tariffs hike.

“We are aware the increase of fuel and energy cost could cause a negative impact with low ridership and reduced public transport market share,” Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said.

“The rail operators would be affected as there could be a reduction in quality and service performance which will affect punctuality, reliability and maintainability.”

Some Countries Experience Annual Price Increase In Rail Services

An MRT in Singapore's Jurong East station.

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The rail fare in London had increased by 3.9 per cent this year and is expected to increase by another 0.4 per cent next year.

Bangkok’s Skytrain fare is set go up by 25 per cent this year and it would be the first time the price is being reviewed in eight years.

In India, the rates have gone up twice this year. There was a 20 per cent increase in January and a further two per cent increase in October.

Singapore increased its fares by up to 6.6 per cent and had adjusted the fares gradually seven times since 2003.

The Expected Reaction From People Who Take The LRT And Monorail On A Frequent Basis

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