TRANSIT took note of this very interesting piece of news – that the Klang Bus Stand (Pasaramakota) will be closed as of 1 November 2011. Most of the intra-city bus services from Klang Bus Stand will be moved to Pudu Sentral (formerly Puduraya), while the RapidKL bus services will move to the “Jalan Sultan Mohammed bus stand” just north of Klang Bus Stand.
The closure of the terminal is to facilitate works for the proposed Pasar Seni MRT station which would be located partly under the site of the Klang bus stand. Of course, TRANSIT has to wonder … with many people still talking about relocating the line from under Jalan Sultan, not to mention that we have not heard of any development order for the MRT, is this closure of Klang Bus Stand just jumping the gun?
And most importantly, how will it affect commuters who are already facing significant problems with traffic congestion & inconvenient bus service?
Klang Bus Stand to cease operations (Star Metro)
Thursday October 20, 2011
BEGINNING its operation in the 70s to serve the transportation needs of Klang Valley travellers, the Pasarama Kota or better known as the Klang Bus Stand in Kuala Lumpur will be closed from Nov 1 to make way for the construction of the MY Rapid Transit (MRT) project.
All bus services operating from inside the bus terminal will cease operations after the departure for their last trip on Oct 31 and begin operating from new designated locations the following day.
One bus company [TRANSIT: RapidKL, presumably?] operating from Jalan Sultan outside Pasarama Kota will also relocate its operations.
All passengers heading to Klang, Port Klang and Banting will have to board their buses at Pudu Sentral (formerly known as Puduraya) beginning Nov 1, after the relocation.