Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Prasarana unveils new AFC of LRT & Monorail

Klang Valley MRT is quoting on Transit's post on media brief at Bukit Jalil LRT on Prasarana’s new Automated Fare Collection (AFC) System for LRT and Monorail lines.

It started at 10am this morning with the launch by Prasarana's CEO Shahril Mokhtar.

The detail report as below:

The media brief kit says:

The present AFC system

> Almost obsolete, spare parts’ procurement difficulties
> Present three magnetic ticketing systems are incompatible to each other
  • Kelana Jaya Line ‐ Supplied by Thorn Transit Systems International
  • Ampang Line ‐ Supplied by Cegelec France/Thales
  • Monorail Line ‐ Supplied by OMRON Corporation Japan

Note the token slot at the exit gate. (TRANSIT)

The future AFC system

> Touch N Go compatible
> Credit Card and Debit Card payments at Ticketing Machine
> Faster throughput (60 turnstile passes per second)
> Option to purchase and re-load tickets online
> Loyalty points for frequent users

The gates accept token and stored value payment card. (Prasarana Media Kit)

  • Progress stands at 61.8% (end May 2011)
  • July 2011 – Touch n Go Revenue Service
  • September 2011 – Parallel Run of the Old and New AFC System
  • November – Fully New AFC System

  • AFC system replacement at Kelana Jaya Line (24 stations), Ampang Line (25 stations) and Monorail Line (11 stations)
  • Awarded to Indra-IRIS AFC Construction with a project value of RM 115.2 million
  • Scope covers design, manufacturing, delivery, installation, testing, commissioning and warranty
You can have a sneak peak on the new token system ticketing gates at Bukit Jalil, Sultan Ismail, Taman Paramount and Abdullah Hukum LRT stations.