Don’t you always feel very sien (frustrated/bored/pissed, sien is a very versatile word) having to stand in the LRT with dozens of sweating bodies right next to you, for half an hour just to get to the office? I feel for you, and hence let me teach you this awesome method of always getting a seat. Devised by yours truely after using the LRT for a couple years.
you can see the Kelana Jaya Station from Taman Bahagia’s
Here’s the easy-to-follow, step by step instruction:
1. Instead of boarding at the first station, Kelana Jaya, take the 2nd, Taman Bahagia. As it is very difficult to get a seat even from the first station, why? you might ask..
2. From Taman Bahagia, instead of taking the train to town, go to the other side of the track and take the train that is going back up to Kelana Jaya
3. When the train reached KJ, everyone (except the smart asses like me) will go off, and you’ll get an empty seat. The train will now go to KL.
crucial moment, when the train is/isn’t going to change track
The three easy steps mentioned above is sure enough, simple to follow, but there’s a catch! At Kelana Jaya station, the staff will sometimes make everyone go off, and then have the empty train go to town, skipping several stations to pick up passangers whom otherwise will not get a chance to board the trains that get filled up by the 3rd or 4th station. In this case, you’ll be stuck at KJ waiting for another train, which defeats the whole purpose of getting up from Taman Bahagia.
Of course, there is a solution. If a train is left empty, the next one will not. So, at Taman Bahagia, never take the first train that gets there. Let it pass, and look at where the train stops at KJ (it is close enough for naked eyes to see). If it is on the left side of the track, it will be left tempty, you can board the next train. If it is on the right side of the track, skip the next train as chances are high that it will be the empty train next.
Red path – empty train, Green path – normal train
Petrol is now RM 1.92 per liter, use the public transportation wisely. You don’t have a reason not to, now that you know the secret of getting a seat. Happy train-ing
Disclaimer: his only works for Taman Bahagia LRT station going to town. For other stations and routes, you can try to not bath for 2 weeks, I’m sure you will have an empty car all by yourself.