I took the train

Train approaching a station
Train approaching a station

Last Saturday was MobileFest meet, a mostly once a month meet for the tech geek, which I did not realise we have been doing it for the past 7 years, wow.

So this time round, we had the meet at Evolve Concept Mall, Ara Damansara.  And since it is a Saturday, I decided not to drive there, which I think I should have.  And used the train.

Inside the train
Inside the train

Retna sent me to LRT station at Bandar Puchong Jaya, which I hopped on the train line towards Putra Heights, where the transit point for the Gombak Line, i.e. heading to Ara Damansara, KLCC and ends at Gombak.

First impression about the stations, they are really nice.  However, as usual the place is dirty because of the passengers.

Really big, which is good, planning for the future, could have many passengers using the train, instead of driving to work or any where.

So I waited about 5 minutes for the train to arrive, and I find the information displayed on the screen a bit still under testing stage, where it displayed train to arrive in 1 min, then to 2, jumped back to 1, and 0, before moved back to 2 mins.  So, they need some fixing to that.  Maybe someone fails science or mathematic in this case.

Driverless train, on Gombak Line
Driverless train, on Gombak Line

The seat is made of metal, so not so good on a really cold morning or when one has a sweaty shirt.

Nice view around Puchong Prima
Nice view around Puchong Prima

The speed of the train is kind of like 20km/h or 25km/h which I think should have been faster.

The transit at Putra Heights also kind of easy, just need to wait less than 2 minutes, and I think it is acceptable.

Sun and sky taken at Bandar Puteri
Sun and sky taken at Bandar Puteri

So I arrived at Ara Damansara station after about an hour on the train.  I think if I choose to drive, I would have been at the venue in less than 20mins or maximum of 30mins.

Overall, I would recommend anyone thinking of heading to town to consider taking train, only during the peak hours.

Other than that, your best bet, uber, or drive.

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