Monday, November 27, 2006

A morning with the KTM

My wife has started working with her new company today and I ended up taking the KTM train & Putra LRT to work. So my nightmare began.

I went out the door 7:00 am in the morning, reach the station around 7:15am, took 7:30am train (Everything sounds fine so far, just 15 mins wait), reach the central station at 8:00 am and then I found something very terrifying. The waiting cue for Putra was like a crowd for a mini concert. The crowd was so big that I ended up cuing at the lower ground area, which is the area before entering the ground floor where the Putra train stops.

10 mins went pass by and the staff finally signaled for us to go up up stair to wait for the train. I thought finally I can wait in the line and take the next coming train. I was happy because I was the fourth in line until I saw the train coming. The train was packed with people like sardine tightly squeeze in tin can. Couple of people came out from it and only 2 people in my line was able to get into the train.

Then 5 mins passed by and came another moving tin canned sardine. This time no one in the train was coming out and no one was able to get into the train either. :(

Finally, after another 5 mins wait, I was able to get into the next train and when I reached my destination, it was already 8:40am. So, I've been spending 1 hour and 40 mins in transportation. :P

I think I better find some alternative way to go to work. Anyone any idea?

1 comment:

Ivan said...

Alternative solution I've tried so far is to leave my house 10 mins earlier and it does make a lot differences. I reached my office at 8 am and saves me about 40 mins of time in traveling. :D