Malacca monorail set to resume operations next month

(The Star) – MALACCA: The Sungai Melaka tourist monorail service is expected to resume operations early next month.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said monorail operator Taming Sari Sdn Bhd would meet all the safety and facility standards insisted upon by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).

“Everything will be resolved and the monorail service will operate as usual early next month,” he told reporters after inspecting the monorail station in Taman Rempah here Wednessay.

SPAD chief operating officer Azhar Ahmad had on Tuesday suspended the monorail service until its operator met the necessary safety and facility standards.

He noted that one of the main recommendation was the provision of a “cherry picker” crane to rescue stranded passengers when the coach stalls.

“The monorail tyre traction was also not strong enough during the rain and this must be rectified,” Azhar had said, adding that SPAD would continue with its inspection once the operator complied with the first two recommendations.

Another problem was that the monorail, imported from China, did not come with an operation manual in Bahasa Malaysia or English, which made carrying out repair and maintenance works a challenge.