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KTM Electric Train ServiceThe KTM Class 93 ETS Train at the Pulau Sebang/Tamping station
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KTM Electric Train Service (ETS) is an inter-city train service between Kuala Lumpur and cities in Malaysia. As of July 2015, the service has been extended to Padang Besar Railway Station. This is a major undertaking for Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad which sees not only the electrification of the tracks, but also the construction of all 47 stations along the route from Padang Besar to Gemas.

List of Railway Stations served by the ETS



As of 11 July, 2015, the following are the railway stations served by the KTM Electric Train Service. The full list of stations are shown below.

  1. Padang Besar Railway Station (GPS: 6.66209, 100.31908)
  2. Bukit Ketri Railway Station (GPS: 6.52372, 100.25743)
  3. Arau Railway Station (GPS: 6.42977, 100.26921)
  4. Kodiang Railway Station (GPS: 6.37059, 100.30247)
  5. Anak Bukit Railway Station (GPS: 6.18315, 100.37463)
  6. Alor Setar Railway Station (GPS: 6.11456, 100.3698)
  7. Kobah Railway Station (GPS: 5.9724, 100.44092)
  8. Gurun Railway Station (GPS: 5.82451, 100.47756)
  9. Sungai Petani Railway Station (GPS: 5.64302, 100.48975)
  10. Tasek Gelugor Railway Station (GPS: 5.48179, 100.4969)
  11. Bukit Mertajam Railway Station (GPS: 5.3664, 100.44783)
  12. Bukit Tengah Railway Station (GPS: 5.36435, 100.42174)
  13. Butterworth Railway Station (GPS: 5.3927, 100.36774)
  14. Simpang Ampat Railway Station (GPS: 5.28602, 100.48098)
  15. Nibong Tebal Railway Station (GPS: 5.16936, 100.48003)
  16. Parit Buntar Railway Station (GPS: 5.12873, 100.48662)
  17. Bagan Serai Railway Station (GPS: 5.02719, 100.52705)
  18. Kamunting Railway Station (GPS: 4.89617, 100.71862)
  19. Taiping Railway Station (GPS: 4.85207, 100.73123)
  20. Padang Rengas Railway Station (GPS: 4.77739, 100.85816)
  21. Kuala Kangsar Railway Station (GPS: 4.77655, 100.93199)
  22. Sungai Siput Railway Station (GPS: 4.81949, 101.07132)
  23. Tasek Railway Station (GPS: 4.65337, 101.11934)
  24. Ipoh Railway Station (GPS: 4.59712, 101.07263)
  25. Batu Gajah Railway Station (GPS: 4.46128, 101.04928)
  26. Kampar Railway Station (GPS: 4.3028, 101.15337)
  27. Tapah Road Railway Station (GPS: 4.17278, 101.18918)
  28. Sungkai Railway Station (GPS: 4.00575, 101.30215)
  29. Slim River Railway Station (GPS: 3.82721, 101.40254)
  30. Behrang Railway Station (GPS: 3.74575, 101.45007)
  31. Tanjung Malim Railway Station (GPS: 3.68461, 101.51809)
  32. Kuala Kubu Bharu Railway Station (GPS: 3.55307, 101.63959)
  33. Batang Kali Railway Station (GPS: 3.46833, 101.63759)
  34. Rawang Railway Station (GPS: 3.31895, 101.57475)
  35. Sungai Buloh Railway Station (GS: 3.20671, 101.57872)
  36. Kepong Sentral Railway Station (GPS: 3.20864, 101.62804)
  37. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station (GPS: 3.13969, 101.69363)
  38. KL Sentral (GPS: 3.13404, 101.68614)
  39. Bandar Tasik Selatan Railway Station (GPS: 3.07647, 101.71118)
  40. Kajang Railway Station (GPS: 2.98238, 101.79051)
  41. Nilai Komuter Station (GPS: 2.80219, 101.79935)
  42. Seremban Railway Station (GPS: 2.71856, 101.94063)
  43. Rembau Railway Station (GPS: 2.59326, 102.09453)
  44. Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station (GPS: 2.46262, 102.22704)
  45. Batang Melaka Railway Station (GPS: 2.47237, 102.413)
  46. Gemas Railway Station (GPS: 2.58016, 102.61242)

Sungai Petani Railway StationSungai Petani Railway Station (17 July, 2015)

ETS KL Sentral to Butterworth Service

Full schedule and fare for Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh can be downloaded from the KTMB website.

ETS KL Sentral to Padang Besar Service

There are two types of services: the local train which serve all stations, and the express trains which serve selected stations. The services are KL Sentral to Ipoh (Gold and Silver service), KL Sentral to Padang Besar, and Ipoh to Padang Besar. The KL Sentral to Padang Besar is the ETS Ekspres service which stops at fewer stations.

On 11 July, 2015, an ETS service was launch from KL Sentral to Padang Besar. This is an express service which serves the following stations: KL Sentral, Tanjung Malim, Tapah Road, Kampar, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Taiping, Parit Buntar, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Sungai Petani, Alor Setar, Arau and Padang Besar.

The train (code EG9208) departs KL Sentral at 9:00 am and arrives at Padang Besar at 3:00 pm. The train (code EG9209) leaves Padang Besar at 4:00 pm and arrives in KL Sentral at 9:15 pm.

Due to the constant update to train schedule, please refer to the KTMB website for the latest train schedule

Interior of ETS trainInterior of ETS train
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Updates on the ETS Service

7 May 2016
An ETS train travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh was involved in a crash with an Express Rakyat train travelling from Butterworth to Johor Bahru. As a result, the KTM Komuter service between Rawang Railway Station and Tanjung Malim Railway Station is cancelled while ETS services will end at the Rawang Railway Station, and passengers are ferried by bus on their onward journey. At time of writing, KTMB is still investigating the incident.

May 2015: The ETS Service is expected to reach the Butterworth Railway Station by June 2015, according to KTM chairman Datuk Nawawi Ahmad, saying the journey between Kuala Lumpur and Penang will be 3 hours.1

References

  1. The Star 6 December, 2014: KL to Butterworth by ETS from June (2015)

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