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2014.11.20 | 幾多個站

[Volume 9 Issue 11, #1967]
How Many Stations??
Klang Valley Integrated Rail System
各位是否經常都會聽到有人話或者問, 仲有幾個站到?? 我個人絕對認為咁樣係十分之模棱兩可, 究竟係尚有幾個站?? 定係中間隔幾個站?? 幾多個站又係點樣計先?? 有啲人會計埋起點同終點, 有啲人計起點唔計終點, 有啲人唔計起點計終點, 有啲人起點同埋終點都唔計.. 況且呀, 聽者未必會同說者同一個計算方式喎, 咁究竟係邊個打邊個先?? 我自己就希望話人知, 又或者人哋話我知個方向同終點站嘅站名, 因為咁樣先係準確得自己可以處理, 唔似有幾個站咁相對性, 容易引起不必要誤會.. 可能我哋呢個咁簡單嘅交通系統(複雜嘅唔係個系統本身, 而係冇完善銜接又冇清楚說明累事啫), 計站可以work, 不過去到其他交通系統更加先進同複雜嘅地方, 單係靠計站, 肯定係會蕩失囉!! 哈哈~~ :p
do you often hear people telling or asking how many stations to their destination from where they are?? i personally find this rather uncertain, how many stations more?? or how many stations to?? and how the stations are counted differs from person to person.. some include both origin and destination, some include origin but exclude destination, some exclude origin but include destination, some exclude both origin and destination.. moreover, the person who receives the message may not count the same way as the person who explains, so which is which?? i would actually prefer to tell or be told the direction and the exact name of the destination station, as this is something absolute i can figure out myself, not something relative like how many stations and hence no misunderstanding.. probably with our relatively simple rail network (confusing is not the system itself but the lack of integration connection yet vague information given), counting stations may work, but in other cities with more advanced and sophisticated rail system network, one who count by station is surely going to be lost!! haha~~ :p
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47 comments:

  1. I usually just give message like if we're in this station, and calculate from that station on wards, sometimes is kind of confusing, I know!!

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    1. I think train station still fine, at least they'll announce which and which station is the next station, for public transport like bus, they won't usually announce and especially when we're travelling in oversea country, is either we ask the driver to let us know which station to get down or we counted it one by one ourselves or using GPS to track where are we now!!

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  2. Good morning SK and al.

    My brain still attached to the old system where kelana jaya line is called putra then the seri petaling one called LRT...at least that is what me and my kakis call it la.

    Memang confusing this LRT system. at least for me la coz i seldom take LRT as compared to previously

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  3. for those who uses the train daily, maybe they will know la if people say they are at what station and there are how many station more to the destination. But for people like me, kinda susah to count lo. Coz not familiar with the system

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  4. Just imagine if you are in KLCC station then u wanna go pasar seni...you ask direction from the people. Then they tell u, You have to go down 5 stations(i pakai hentam the number coz i duno how many station there are between KLCC to pasar seni)....just imagine that....then now seems all tickets have to be bought at the machine...sampai machine wanna count the station ah? Adoi....really no breath lo.

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  5. Morning bloggers.. Errrr *gulp* today’s about rail system ahh? I not very “sook” wor, coz long time ago liao leh since I’ve taken the transport.. Let me think..

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    1. I’ve taken monorail once from BTS to Wisma UOA.. And from BTS to The Mall.. That’s all.. Really.. I’ve never taken LRT (maybe I have, but forgotten, during school days kua).. And ohhhh, I’ve fetched my hubby once or twice, from the KTM station somewhere near NPE highway, when his car was sent to the workshop and he had to take the train to Klang.. That’s all leh my encounter with the rail system..

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    2. If people ask me how to go from here to here, take bus number what, or take which rail system, the monorail or KTM or LRT, I think I cannot answer leh.. Just take a cab?

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    3. I once need to take the monorail from Sg.Wang to Wisma UOA for a job interview (It was a working day, but I said I was on MC, then I parked my car in BTS as usual, then went to Sg. Wang for shopping first, then only take the monorail for a job interview in Wisma UOA).. I was panic too and kept asking (close) colleagues how to get there, how many stations, so that I would be alert and keep an eye not to miss any stations.. Actually, they also cannot answer me, they just said “a few stations only la, from Sg. Wang to Wisma UOA”.. But they cannot exactly tell me need to passby how many stations lor.. I just had to keep alert and keep an eye lor..

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    4. I think not a problem kua, coz they will announce in the train rite? My ears just have to be alert lor.. Must really concentrate lor.. For a jakun who seldom naik the rail system, really have to be alert, sing mook and “chap sang” leh.. Missed the station liao will take me to Holland liao (last station) and I will cry..

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  6. I ever heard in bus n MRT, kids asking their parents how many more stations reaching...

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  7. I tried to use MRT or LRT when I stayed in Maluri this March. I and Jin Jin and May went to KL city (Lot Ten and First Avenue) by LRT. First time, we tried to use this transport. Luckily Jin Jin was very good in checking the direction. If Yannie alone, sure Yannie sesat in the middle of KL. Then Yannie didn't who to call. May be Yannie will call Super Men (Anay, SK and SP). I think Yannie should call SK la! SK is more pandai in all the directions.

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    1. Yannie can recall that we passed by stations like Datuk Keramat, KL Eco City, Maluri, Medan Tuanku, Mid Valley City, Miharja, Pantai Dalam and Pudu.

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    2. I just remember we got down from one train at interchange and got up to another train somewhere in between. I forgot already at where. Hehehe! Yannie is sucks at directions and locations.

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    3. I was so happy to have Jin Jin leading up and down the trains without needing Yannie to use brain. Hahahah!

      That's my experience of taking LRT, SK. Any comment?

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    4. Yannie remember when Yannie in Singapore, taking LRT is such a bliss and convenience.

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    5. I try google a bit the route to recall which station I passed by. I actually took LRT from Shamelin station, then I went passed by stations like Sultan Ismail, Bandaraya, Masjid Jamek, Plaza Rakyat, Hang Tuah, Pudu, Chan Sow Lin, Route to Ampang,Miharja, Maluri, Pandan Jaya, Pandan Indah. I reached First Avenue mall at the end and walked a bit to KLCC.

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    6. There were a lot of stations that Yannie passed by as well, just want to go shopping at KLCC. I still remember I took a selfie at Masjid Jamek station. lol!

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  8. Good Morning Bloggers!

    Aiyo this topic can give me chance to leave 100 comments! So much complains and headaches from the trains to the station conditions. Something wrong somewhere!

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  9. I have yet to come across any overseas subways that is worse than ours in KL. I think we rank bottom so far. Wakakakaka

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    1. Oh yes, I just remembered the London's underground stations have 1-2 horrible ones besides the dirtiest ones in New York City around the Harlem and Queens station. OMG!!!! I am getting goose bumps now recalling the urine all over the floor. Ewwww..

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  10. I like those overseas subway trains that make announcements cos we might not be able to see outside the windows when the trains were packed like sardines. At least the announcement over the PA will help us to monitor the route maps on the ceiling walls. I was first impressed with this courtesy announcements during my first train ride in HKG back in 1985!!! SK Thambee was not even born yet! Adoi.

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    1. Hey SK, those days in 80s the HKG's MTR had male voice overs! They always said 'Siu Sam Cheh Moon" before doors closed. People got sick of him and now it's sweeter ladies announcing.
      My last trip to HKG in April gave me a surprise to see so many new MTR lines like a cat's hair balls. Ours is still a long way to go and I hope I can sell off my car someday to take trains.

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    2. So, TM, KL rails are really terrible ? I don;t have much experience with it. But I heard the train is so short but the platform is so long. So, before the train come, you really don't know where to stand in order to board the train.

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  11. Believe it or not, some people have trouble reading, memorizing and understanding the names of the station, especially the older generations that are used to the Chinese names of the place. For example, Dato Keramat, or Asia Jaya, if you tell them that is the destination, they might need 10 years to memorize (okay, exaggerating here). That's why some prefer to count the stations.

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  12. I am not a regular LRT user so I am quite blur about this :)

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    1. Most of the city folks prefered to drive la...

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  13. I pulak confuse baca your confusing post. LOL

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  14. I do get confuse to change where when using both LRT and monorail.

    But still manage to sampai destination lah... so, all good. ^^

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    1. Since lina is also feeling confuse when using both LRT and monorail, then Yannie is not that bad. Long long time only taking LRT/monorail once.

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  15. I usually show them the map and tell them where they are and how many more stations to reach there in the Sg MRT, as well as estimated time to get there. The maps are free and easily available at any stations.

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  16. I only taken LRT once in KL donkey years ago and Im really lost. hahaha... Most of them, I just drive around la... It's troublesome with LRT for visitors like me. Of course, if you are staying in KL , it's definitely a good option to avoid the jam.

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  17. I guess one have to be a regular in commuting to understand the map...LOL... Else, it will be trial and error for the newcomers until they have the experience. Maybe the authorities should improve the communications on the commuting to benefit the commuters.

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  18. One way is to put some helpers around the stations counters to guide the commuters, like a tourism office. Tell them where to take the trains, estimated time and th departing station.

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  19. If locals are blur with the lines (which seems very correct judging from the comments here) , I wonder how the tourists cope? hahaha....

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  20. I dont take public transport so am not even familiar with all these ..

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  21. My most pleasant experience is when the train waited for me to come down the stairs while the driver waved me down so I hurried. Caught me by surprise that kind gesture. One of my lucky days, I guess. That was the Ampang line near Chan Sow Lin when I took the wrong train and had to switch trains. OMGosh! and I've done that a few times. *smacks head* I seldom ride the LRT so, yes, that was a good moment and a good story to tell.

    Yeah, easier to name the station than the number of stops, if one can read, that is.

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  22. I don't drive so I take LRTs all the time but have never encountered anyone who ask me this question - how many stations to the destination that they want. Many people ask you this question?

    The next time someone asks you this question, you ask them to choose from your list just like what you have written in this post - how do they actually count it. I guess once they see your list of possible answers they will shut up and ask another person. LOL!

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  23. Until today I am very lost when I am in MRT stations.. maybe I am not used to taking them... be it KL or Singapore.. Ipoh doesnt have one... and I drive to wherever I want to go... I think I also pening kepala if I take MRT and I will certainly ask around to make sure I am going to the right destination.. but I wont ask how many stations la.. I will ask.. Am I on the right one? :)

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    1. Same here, I am not used to take MRT/LRT, Taiping doesn't have one also. But I do have memory of taking LRT very often during my university life in KL, for 3 years plus. Always take it to go shopping with friends, and to Pudu station to take the bus to go back hometown =)

      Since coming back to Taiping after graduate, no more taking LRT, even if I go KL or other cities, also drive cars one, easier.

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  24. I prefer to travel by MRT than by bus

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  25. If for me, I would not include and would not count the origin and ending stations

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  26. I don't usually take train. But it shouldn't be a problem for us as we can find out easily.

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  27. 完全贊同!上個禮拜去京都明明上啱火車,結果都會搭錯車,啲交通多到我一時之間都搞唔清楚,感覺非常混淆。

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  28. For me, if someone ask how many stations to go, I usually exclude origin and include destination, erm I don't care how people count I just tell what I think, haha!

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    1. Today post quite difficult to comment, hehe :p

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