KTM Train Routes
Malaysia intercity train services are offered by KTMB, it is a safe, hassle-free and relaxed-and-easy mode of travel between cities or to remote areas. The trains and services are generally good and cheap, although onboard food and condition of toilets can be further improved. The KTM intercity train service is a comfortable and affordable way to travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and all the way to Thailand Bangkok. Most of the KTM intercity train services operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station.
There are two Day Express trains namely Ekspres Sinaran and Ekspres Rakyat and four Night Express trains namely Senandung Malam, Senandung Langkawi, Ekspres Wau and Ekspres Timuran.
The Malaysia KTM intercity train network consists of two main lines:
WEST COAST LINE / NORTH SOUTH LINE
The West Coast line runs from Padang Besar on the Malaysia-Thailand Border in Perlis (where it connects with the State Railway of Thailand’s network) to Singapore via Butterworth, Penang (for connections to Penang) and Kuala Lumpur. It is called the West Coast line because it serves the West Coast states of Peninsular Malaysia or the North South line because it connects all the way from Singapore to Padang Besar.
EAST COAST LINE / JUNGLE RAILWAY
The East Coast line runs between Gemas in Negeri Sembilan and Tumpat in Kelantan. Gemas is the rail junction between the West Coast and East Coast lines. Like the West Coast line, it is called the East Coast line because it serves two of Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast states, namely Pahang and Kelantan. In fact, it does not run along the coast at all and only meets the South China Sea when it terminates in Tumpat. It runs through the interior, often through deep jungle, thus earning the nickname “Jungle Railway”. Terengganu is the only state in Peninsular Malaysia not served by the railway network.
There are also several branch lines – between Kuala Lumpur and Port Klang, Batu Junction and Batu Caves, Bukit Mertajam and Butterworth, Tapah Road and Teluk Intan, Kempas and Tanjung Pelepas, Kempas and Pasir Gudang, and between Pasir Mas and Rantau Panjang.
1) Plan your journey
– Leave your house early in order to avoid any distraction in order for you to arrive
at station. Be at station 30 minutes EARLY before train departure to avoid any
miss trip. Alert to the announcement calling for passengers to be ready for embarking.
2) Check your travel details at ticket
– Ensure your journey date, time of departure, origin, destinations, coaches,
no of passengers is correct before you leave the counter.
– Kindly AWARE the time of train departure, as since 20th September 2008, there
are slight changes in timing that involves few trains to/or from South, North and
3) Safety measure taken at platform and on board train
a) Comply with all instructions given by Train Duty Officers at platform
b) Do not chase trains while train is in motion
c) Watch your steps and gaps between train and platform
d) Stay behind the yellow line
On board train:
a) Do not open the train entrance door while train is in motion
b) Avoid standing at the door and smoking is prohibited in the air-conditioned coach
c) Kindly ensure the safety of your children at all times during the journey
d) Ensure your belongings and luggage is safe with you
(all tips provided by ktmb)
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