Electric Train Service
|Electric Train Service (ETS)|
ETS Set 01 and 05 at Ipoh
|Locale||Ipoh - Kuala Lumpur|
|Colour on map||BLUE|
|Operator(s)||ETS Sdn Bhd|
|Conduction system||With driver|
|Rolling stock||KTM Class 91|
|Line length||279.90 km|
|Track gauge||1000 mm|
The Electric Train Service (ETS) is an intercity train service that currently operates between the cities of Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh in Malaysia. Originally, the train line continued south of KL Sentral railway station to Seremban but is currently out of operation as of October 2012. The trains travel up to 140 km/h on an electrified line and are operated by ETS Sendirian Berhad, a fully owned subsidiary of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad.
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ETS Website Trains operating on the ETS are currently classed as either Gold or Silver Service. Gold Service trains take 2 hours and 20 minutes between KL Sentral and Ipoh, stopping at 8 stations, whilst silver service trains take 2 hours 30 minutes and stop at 14 stations. Prior to October 2012, the Gold service trains did not stop at Tapah Road and Sungkai railway stations, taking 2 hours 15 minutes. A platinum service was also in operation which travelled directly from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh in 1 hour 58 minutes, but was removed with the new timetable rescheduling.
|Railway Station||Silver Service||Gold Service||Platinum Service|
|Kuala Kubu Bharu||Yes||No||No|
† Prior to October 2012, no longer in operation.
Five KTM Class 91 train sets, each comprising six cars, were purchased by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad for $67 million (USD). The train sets were designed by Marubeni Corporation and jointly built by Hyundai Rotem of Korea and Mitsubishi Electric of Japan. The maximum operational speed of the ETS fleet is 140 km/h but is designed to travel up to 160 km/h. The total length of each train set is 138 m and weighs 231.8 tons. Each carriage is 22.95 m long, 2.75 m wide and 4 m high. Each train set has a passenger seating capacity of 350 and includes on-board facilities including toilets, a buffet car, power sockets per two seats and two LED Televisions per car.
The service will be expanded from Ipoh to Kuala Kangsar in early 2014. The service will also be expanded from KL Sentral to Gemas on 1 January 2014.
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