Wednesday, April 18, 2012

On The New Spanking 6-car Train, Apr 18, 2012

I guess I was already expecting the worst when an announcement come on air to say ‘ Tren yang dijadualkan berlepas dari Rawang pada pukul 6.50 petang telah dibatalkan’. As usual I went to the surau first. As soon as I was on the platform as usual I booted up my laptop to do a bit of work and conscious of the fact that even the 6.car train coming form Rawang was running late. As if something was holding it up somewhere. Announcement after announcement indicating the current location of the train confirmed my assessment. I continued to concentrate on what I was doing. Eventually the train came at about 8.35pm and we departed smoothly. I keep on at my laptop until we reached Salak Selatan when the train stopped dead and I knew we were in for a waiting. Same issue as before, power supply problem and today we had to wait for almost half an hour before the train powered up. While waiting the lights even went off couple of times and I heard cursing from almost everywhere on the the train. 
My fear that the train will stop again after Kajang materialised. Luckily we did not have to wait long this time. Once and for all they have to get to the bottom of this. If not it will be the same story with the next shipment. No use of having 40 new trains if they are going to suddenly stop mid journey.

Friday, April 13, 2012

On The Train, April 13, 2012

This is my first piece this year. Oh no I have not stopped complaining about KTMB Komuter services as I nowadays more or less do it live via by FB he he he. Despite the new 6-car MyCommuter services has been just ok. Nothing to shout about really. The faces are happier now. Nevertheless KTMB has a lot to do still. Now Ia m in the old one - packed and hot with the aircon barely working. I am late because I waited out the rain at the office today. It was really heavy and I sincerely thought I had to wait longer.
Not only this tin ikan sardin is hot and stuffy, it moves like a snail as well. The Rawang - Sg Gadut line was also problematic today. SInce morning all I heard announcement after announcement pronouncing delays. Ok it is time to bring the new tracks from China! LOL

Now our train is being asked to wait so that the Express train can pass us.