KUALA LUMPUR- Officially unveiled on January 29 this year, 'Amy'- the first of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad's (Prasarana) fleet of new six-car Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) for LRT Ampang Line- sets a new milestone today when it rolled through the new extended lines in declaring its readiness to commence operations on October 31 as scheduled.
Carrying key executives of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana), Pemandu, DBKL and media representatives, 'Amy' rolled into the four new stations- Awan Besar, Muhibbah, Alam Sutera and Kinrara BK5 before shutting back to Sri Petaling station- the last of the point of the current Ampang Line, which had been serving the commuters since 1996 from the days of STAR-LRT.
"As announced on January 29, we will be putting eight new trains when the first phase of the Ampang LEP commences operations on October 31. Seven of them are already here at our Ampang Depot including three which are in the final stages of completing their testing and commissioning programme.
"The eight new six-car set is scheduled to arrive before the end of this month. We have made a promise to have eight new train sets when we open for service on October 31. We are committed to