Selangor Journal
A Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Electric Train Service (ETS) train. — Picture via WIKIPEDIA

ETS to use new schedule from August 1 onwards — KTMB

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) has announced that it will introduce a new schedule for the Electric Train Service (ETS), beginning August 1.

It said the KL Sentral-Ipoh-KL Sentral and KL Sentral-Butterworth-KL Sentral routes will have 10 trips daily, the KL Sentral-Padang Besar-KL Sentral route will have eight trips daily, while the Gemas-Butterworth-Gemas and Gemas-Padang Besar-Gemas will have two trips daily.

“This rescheduling takes into account the completion of the Klang Valley Double Track (KDVT) Phase 1 upgrade project on the Rawang-KL Sentral sector.

“The connectivity of the ETS service with other train services such as Komuter Utara, Ekspres Selatan and Ekspres Rakyat Timuran at major stations also contributed to the new schedule,” KTMB said in a statement today.

It will also introduce six ETS Ekspres services from the 32 existing services for the KL Sentral-Ipoh-KL Sentral, KL Sentral-Butterworth-KL Sentral, and KL Sentral-Padang Besar-KL Sentral sectors.

“These express trains will only stop at major stations and take two hours for the KL Sentral-Ipoh sector, three hours and 30 minutes for the KL Sentral-Butterworth sector, and four hours and 50 minutes for the KL Sentral-Padang Besar sector.

“Through this rescheduling and introducing of six express services, passengers can save travel time to their destinations. It also aims to encourage the public to use rail-based public transportation comfortably and safely,” said KTMB.

Tickets for ETS and KTM Intercity from August to November 2024 will go on sale tomorrow at 12pm.

It advises users to plan their journeys and purchase tickets in advance, especially during public holidays and school holidays.

The public is encouraged to purchase tickets online via the KTM Mobile app (KITS) or the KTMB website for faster and easier cashless transactions.

— Bernama

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