RapidKL introduces MyRapid card
Kuala Lumpur, 1 November 2011 – Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL), a subsidiary of Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (PRASARANA) will be introducing MyRapid card for all LRT commuters, beginning on 2 November 2011.
With the tagline “One is all you need”, the MyRapid card is a new stored value card to provide convenient travel and hassle-free LRT rides. With the MyRapid card, commuterswill be able to use only one card at both the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT lines without the need to have two separate cards for the interchange between the two service lines.
MyRapid card will be available for sale at all RapidKL LRT stations Ticket Offices from 2 November 2011. LRT users can buy the card at a special introductory price with a discount of 80% on card price of RM10 (RM2 for card price with RM8 card value) while stocks last. Meanwhile, the existing Magnetic Stored Value Ticket (SVT) holders can exchange their cards to the new MyRapid card at the ticket offices, free of charge.
RapidKL also would like to announce that the New Ticketing System for RapidKL LRT is expected to commence operation, in parallel with the existing ticketing system, beginning 02 November 2011. Therefore, we urge LRT users to buy the new MyRapid card to ease their journey.
The RapidKL New Ticketing System which is technically referred to as the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) is the new RM115.2 million system which provides convenience to commuters, with a single ticket for both LRT systems and also ease of travelling between lines at the interchange stations. Installed by a joint venture Malaysian-Spanish company INDRA-IRIS AFC Consortium (IIAC), the new system comprises new sets of automatic gates, ticketing vending machines, passenger service machines, mobile validators, station computer system, central computer system, initialization machines and personalization machines.
The AFC System is being installed at all 49 LRT stations (25 stations for Ampang Line and 24 stations for Kelana Jaya Line) and expected to be fully operational by end of November 2011. As for Monorail services, the system is targeted to be completed by first quarter of 2012.