Sunday, January 4, 2015

Express bus to East Coast resumes

Express bus services to East Coast resumes

Express bus services to the east coast which were temporarily suspended from Dec 26 due to floods have been resumed.

Peninsular Malaysia Malay Express Bus Operators Association president (PEMBAWA) Tajuddin Mohd Yunus said most express bus companies had resumed routes from the capital to Kota Baru and Kuala Terengganu after floods receded.

“Even so, routes from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan and Pekan, Pahang require the use of alternative routes through Bahau, Negri Sembilan, Muadzam Shah and Rompin in Pahang because the normal routes were submerged in water,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

He said journeys to Kota Baru and Kuala Terengganu may take longer as roads in the area were still in poor condition as a result of the floods.

“For example, if a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Baru usually takes seven hours, it may take up to nine hours now as the bus has to go through roads which are damaged or still lightly flooded.

“Therefore, we ask passengers to be patient when using express bus services to return to their hometowns,” he said.

Tajuddin said express bus fares remained the same despite the use of longer alternative routes.

The east coast bus services has resumed after temporarily suspended due to floods.

~News courtesy of New Straits Times~

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