It is a total DISASTER going back home by RapidKL bus. OMG !!!!
The journey as below:
5:30 pm - Leaving office
5:45 pm - Taking U89 bus from York (the air-conditioner company) Damansara Utama Jalan 21/1 to Kelana Jaya LRT station.
5:55 pm - U89 reached Kelana Jaya LRT Station
The nightmare began, wait and wait and wait and wait and wait and wait .. hungry, hungrier and hungriest .....
7:05 pm - U43 finally come after I have waited for a total of 70 minutes or 1 HOUR and 10 MINUTES
7:25 pm - U43 reached Sunway Toll towards Puchong
7:40 pm - U43 reached IOI Mall, Puchong
7:45 pm - U69 arrived, need to board this bus to go home
8:00 pm - U69 reached my home.
Notes: Weird though, I go to work by U69/U60 & U43 (2 buses only). But when I wanted to go home, I need to take U89, U43 & U69/U60 (3 buses). I'm wondering how RapidKL design their route. Sighhh .. Seriously they need to improve on this.
Another thing that frustates me the most, in the 70 minutes waiting, there is only 1 and ONLY ONE U89 reached Kelana Jaya. That simply means, if I have missed the 5:45pm U89 bus at Uptown, I will never be able to catch the 7:05pm U43 to go back to Puchong. OMG. I checked with my friend that live in the same area, he tooked the 6:50pm U89 reached Kelana Jaya at 7:30pm. Then luckily he managed to catch the 8:00pm U43 to go home. Huh ... breathtaking.
It was packed like hell. I'm like in a Sardine Can only. I have to stand on the footsteps of the bus. So dangerous. Appreciate if RapidKL and the authority can look into this. It is so different from the morning session where it is so comfortable.
So a total of 2 1/2 HOURS to go home which normally took me 1 HOUR to reach home.
1 - Increase the frequency of U89 & U43
2 - Shorten the duration between buses from 1 hour to 15/30 minutes during the peak hours from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The wait time can be gradually increased after 8pm.
For the first day experience on public transport, I noticed few disadvantages:
1 - Lost plenty of precious time in waiting for bus.
2 - Lost precious time (1 1/2 hours) with family considering that I'm late for home for 1 1/2 hours. Decrease in communication with families member.
3 - Late having meal, increase the risk of gastric
4 - Very tired.
5 - Expose myself to pick-pocket. The bus is sardine packed.
My confidence level drops to 65% after the first day experience.