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KTMB to introduce new ETS schedule and six more express services

Publish date: Wed, 29 May 2024, 12:28 PM

KTMB to introduce new ETS schedule and six more express services

Najihah Borhan

KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will implement a new schedule for Electric Train Service (ETS) routes and introduce six ETS Express services starting Aug 1.

KTMB said that this rescheduling takes into account the completion of the Klang Valley Double Track Electrification (KDVT) Phase 1 upgrade project on the Rawang to KL Sentral sector.

"The connectivity of ETS services with other train services such as Northern Commuter, Southern Express, and Eastern Express at major stations is also a factor contributing to this new schedule," it said in a statement.

Through this rescheduling, KTMB will introduce another six ETS Express services from the existing 32 services per day.

Among these six services are routes for KL Sentral - Ipoh - KL Sentral, KL Sentral - Butterworth - KL Sentral, and KL Sentral - Padang Besar - KL Sentral.

"These express trains 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," it said.

It said that through this rescheduling and the introduction of the six-trip express ETS train services, passengers can save travel time.

"This initiative also aims to encourage the public to use rail-based public transport comfortably and safely.

"Therefore, ETS and KTM Intercity train tickets for August up to November will go on sale on May 30 (Thursday) at 12pm," it said.

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