You walk into the train station and whip out your Touch ‘n Go card just like everyone else, hoping to breeze through the faster lane and get to work on time.
But you find yourself getting stuck queuing at the one and ONLY Touch ‘n Go lane at the KTM commuter station, which is the complete opposite of “touch and go”.
And don't even talk about what happens when it stops functioning.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) has heard your cries because the company has installed the new Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system
According to a Bernama
report, a total of 13 commuter stations have been selected to undergo the initial phase of the AFC system upgrade at the moment.
The first wave of stations include KL Sentral, Sungai Buloh, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Subang Jaya, Batu Caves, Bank Negara, Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Serdang, Kajang, Nilai, Seremban and Setia Jaya.
This new system makes it more convenient for commuters to use public transportation with only one card.
And the best part, you no longer have to crowd a single lane, especially during peak hours!
“In line with the development of other modes of public transportation such as the Mass Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT), the AFC system at KTM commuter stations has been modernised,” Deputy Transport Minister Ab Aziz Kaprawi said.
This project focusing on integrated ticketing system for all railway operators in Klang Valley is expected to complete in 2019.
So let’s all look forward to a smoother commuting experience very soon!