Viral Video Shows LRT Doors Stay Wide Open While Speeding Past Ara Damansara

Rapid KL apologised a day after the video went viral.

Cover image via @perksofbeingsxf (Twitter)

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A video showing a Light Rail Transit (LRT) train speeding through Ara Damansara with its doors open has gone viral on Twitter

In the eight-second long video uploaded by @perksofbeingsxf, the sliding door that usually stays shut can be seen wide open while the train moves at speed.

The train is mostly empty, with only several individuals seen taking videos of the incident. They remain seated on the moving train.

The person who captured the viral video — known as Sofeana — looks worried by the strange occurance.

At the time of writing, the video has garnered over 260,000 views and 11,400 retweets

Speaking to SAYS, Sofeana said the incident happened around 3pm yesterday, 26 July, when the train was travelling from LRT Ara Damansara station to LRT Lembah Subang station.

"I think there [were] technical issues with the system because the door closed after we entered the train at Ara Damansara but when it started moving, the door suddenly opened out of nowhere," she said.

"And then when we arrived at the next station — Lembah Subang — it closed again."

Sofeana said when she alighted from the train, there was no announcement about the incident and that no workers approached them to ask whether the passengers were okay.

"But there was someone from Rapid KL [who] entered the LRT to check out the door but that's about it," she added.

Sofeana related that she was not terrified by the open doors. Instead, she was afraid that the train would not stop at the next station since it was believed to be having technical issues.

In a statement today, 27 July, Rapid KL apologised for the train malfunction

"The incident was discovered immediately by the Operations Control Centre and the train was taken out of service less than 2 minutes later when it reached the LRT Lembah Subang Station that is located about 900 metres away from LRT Ara Damansara Station," Rapid KL wrote in a Facebook post.

"It was then sent to the depot for immediate inspection and further investigation."

"During the incident, there were seven passengers on board the train. All were evacuated safely."

The public transport company concluded the statement by saying that they take the incident very seriously and a detailed investigation is underway.

"Appropriate mitigation plans will be implemented to avoid future occurrence," they added.

Watch the video of the incident below:

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