25 October 2015
The overwhelming response to the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2015 (MotoGP) has prompted Rapid KL to send in its new double-decker buses to offer shuttle services to the Sepang International Circuit (SIC).
“We introduced the double-decker buses yesterday, the second day of the event. It was done to shorten the queues and waiting time at KL Sentral and at the circuit,” said Rapid KL chief operating officer Mohd Azam Omar.
He said KL Sentral, KLCC and klia2 were the pick up points for shuttle services to the Sepang race.
"We maintained the number of buses offering shuttle services as we also have the regular service to run, but we increased capacity for the shuttle service by replacing four single-decker buses with four double-decker buses."
A single double-decker bus can carry up to 108 passengers compared with a single-decker’s 60.
Rapid KL is the official public transporter for three SIC events – Formula One Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, theWorld Superbike Championship Malaysia Round and Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix.
“We are still tabulating on the ridership numbers for the three days. In general, the support from the fans for the public transport has been fantastic.” Azam said.
The bus fare from KL Sentral and KLCC to Sepang is RM18 one way and RM30 return. The fare from klia2 is RM10 one way. Return trips are not available for the klia2-SIC route. – October 25, 2015.
Original Source: themalaysianinsider.com