KTM Intercity

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A KTM Intercity train calls at Kempas Bahru railway station, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

KTM Intercity (Malay: KTM Antarabandar) is the brand name for a group of diesel-hauled intercity train services in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB). Most services operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station in the Malaysian capital. A few operate solely along the East Coast line between Tumpat and Gemas and on to Singapore. There is also one cross-border train daily between Butterworth, Penang and Bangkok, Thailand.

KTM Intercity has long enjoyed moderate success, but increasingly faces competition with road and air travel, as expressways (motorways) increase in number and budget airlines offer shorter travelling time. In 2006, KTM Intercity earned a profit of RM70.94 million as group revenue, hovering around the RM 65 million mark since 2001.[1]

Localised and express services[edit]

There are two types of KTM Intercity train services: Express and Shuttle. Shuttle trains are commonly referred to as local trains, except the KL Sentral – Ipoh Shuttle. Long-distance passenger trains along the West-Coast route (Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Butterworth) are express trains calling only at major stations. The East-Coast line still has mostly shuttle trains calling at all stations and halts.

KTM Intercity also ran a shuttle service between Johor Bahru ("JB") and Singapore to cater for those commuting to Singapore for work, but the train now starts further north from Gemas at 1.45am in order to serve a larger number of passengers going to work or school in the morning. This service is aimed at workers who want to avoid the rush-hour traffic jam along the Johor–Singapore Causeway. A ticket from JB to Singapore starts from RM3, while a monthly pass for unlimited rides costs RM120.

Operational services[edit]

With effect from 1 July 2011, operations in Singapore have moved from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint. All passengers will embark and disembark from the checkpoint, and it houses a combined CIQ facility for Malaysia and Singapore.

Seating/Sleeping Classes[edit]

AFC: Air-conditioned First Class
ASC: Air-conditioned Second Class
AEC: Air-conditioned Economy Class
ADNS: Air-conditioned Day Night Sleeper
ADNFB (2PLUS): Air-conditioned Day Night First-class Berth
ADNFD (KOC SELESA): Air-conditioned Day Night First-class Deluxe

Train Services[edit]

Express Trains (limited stops - major cities and towns only)

Train No. Train Name Route Coaches Available
01 Ekspres Rakyat Butterworth (08:00) - Kuala Lumpur Sentral (14:06) - Woodlands CIQ (20:25) AFC, ASC
02 Ekspres Rakyat Woodlands CIQ (08:45) - Kuala Lumpur Sentral (14:56) - Butterworth (21:20) AFC, ASC
12 Ekspres Sinaran Selatan Woodlands CIQ (13:45) - Kuala Lumpur Sentral (20:25) AFC, ASC
13 Ekspres Sinaran Selatan Kuala Lumpur Sentral (09:00) - Woodlands CIQ (16:00) AFC, ASC
20 Senandung Langkawi Kuala Lumpur Sentral (21:20) – Hat Yai (09:27 Thai Time) AEC*, ASC, ADNS, ADNFB*
  • KL Sentral - Padang Besar only.
21 Senandung Langkawi Hat Yai (16:00 Thai Time) - Kuala Lumpur Sentral (05:30) AEC*, ASC, ADNS, ADNFB*
  • Padang Besar - KL Sentral only.
24 Senandung Sutera Woodlands CIQ (23:30) – Kuala Lumpur Sentral (06:30) AFC, ASC, ADNS, ADNFD
25 Senandung Sutera Kuala Lumpur Sentral (23:00) – Woodlands CIQ (06:35) AFC, ASC, ADNS, ADNFD
26 Senandung Timuran Woodlands CIQ (19:00) –Tumpat (09:00) AEC, ASC, ADNS
27 Senandung Timuran Tumpat (20:30) – Woodlands CIQ (10:15) AEC, ASC, ADNS
28 Senandung Wau Kuala Lumpur Sentral (20:30) – Tumpat (09:40) AEC, ASC, ADNS, ADNFB
29 Senandung Wau Tumpat (18:45) – Kuala Lumpur Sentral (07:55) AEC, ASC, ADNS, ADNFB

Shuttle Trains (stopping at all stations and halts)

Train No. Train Name Route Coaches Available
81 Shuttle Tumpat – Kuala Lipis Tumpat (03:50) – Kuala Lipis (10:50) AEC
82 Shuttle Kuala Lipis - Tumpat Kuala Lipis (05:20) – Tumpat (12:55) AEC
83 Shuttle Tumpat – Gua Musang Tumpat (07:45) – Gua Musang (12:40) AEC
84 Shuttle Gua Musang - Tumpat Gua Musang (13:10) – Tumpat (17:35) AEC
85 Shuttle Tumpat – Kuala Lipis Tumpat (14:00) – Kuala Lipis (20:35) AEC
86 Shuttle Tumpat – Kuala Lipis Kuala Lipis (14:30) – Tumpat (21:15) AEC
91 Shuttle Tumpat – Woodlands CIQ Tumpat (06:00) – Woodlands CIQ (00:00) ASC
92 Shuttle Woodlands CIQ – Tumpat Woodlands CIQ (06:00) – Tumpat (00:00) ASC

For all shuttles, the economy class fare with non-reserved seating is charged although a higher class of seat may be offered.

List of KTM Intercity stations[edit]

Below is the list of KTM Intercity stations.

North–South Line (West Coast Line)[edit]

Station names Serving cities Major landmarks Comments
(Continue to Thai Railway)
Padang Besar railway station Padang Besar, Perlis
Bukit Ketri railway station
Arau railway station Arau, Perlis. Pulau Langkawi
Tunjang railway station
Alor Setar railway station Alor Star, Kedah
Ladang Jenun railway station
Gurun railway station
Sungai Petani railway station Sungai Petani, Kedah
Pinang Tunggal railway station
Tasek Gelugor railway station
Penanti railway station
Bukit Mertajam railway station Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Bukit Tengah railway station
Butterworth railway station Butterworth, Penang Penang Ferry and Penang Bridge
Bukit Tengah railway station
Bukit Mertajam railway station Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Simpang Ampat railway station
Nibong Tebal railway station
Parit Buntar railway station
Bagan Serai railway station
Bukit Merah railway station Bukit Merah Laketown Resort
Pondok Tanjung railway station
Kamunting railway station
Taiping railway station Taiping, Perak
Bukit Berapit railway station
Padang Rengas railway station
Kuala Kangsar railway station
Salak Utara railway station
Sungai Siput railway station
Chemor railway station
Tanjung Rambutan railway station
Tasek railway station
Ipoh railway station Ipoh, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Lahat railway station Freights only
Batu Gajah railway station Batu Gajah, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Kota Bharu railway station Freights only
Kampar railway station Kampar, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Tapah Road railway station Tapah Road, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Sungkai railway station
Slim River railway station Slim River, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Behrang railway station Behrang, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Tanjung Malim railway station Tanjung Malim, Perak Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route and ETS Line
Kuala Kubu Bharu railway station Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route
Rawang railway station Rawang, Selangor Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station Kuala Lumpur Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route, Batu Caves-Port Klang Route and ETS Line
Kuala Lumpur Sentral Kuala Lumpur Central interchange with all intercity and commuter trains and monorail
Kajang railway station Kajang, Selangor Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route
Seremban railway station Seremban, Kuala Pilah, Port Dickson Negeri Sembilan Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Line
Rembau railway station
Pulau Sebang railway station Pulau Sebang, Tampin, Melaka City, Alor Gajah Melaka Heritage City Main Station to Melaka
Batang Melaka railway station Nearest Station to Jasin
Air Kuning Selatan railway station Closed
Gemas railway station Gemas, Negeri Sembilan Interchange with Intercity's East Coast Line
Batu Anam railway station
Segamat railway station Segamat, Muar, Tangkak Johor
Genuang railway station
Tenang railway station
Labis railway station Labis, Johor
Bekok railway station
Paloh railway station Paloh, Johor
Chamek railway station
Kluang railway station Kluang, Batu Pahat, Mersing
Mengkibol railway station
Rengam railway station
Layang-Layang railway station
Kulai railway station Kulai, Pontian, Johor Senai International Airport
Kempas Baru railway station Kempas Bahru, Johor.
Danga City Mall halt Johor Bahru Danga City Mall
JB Sentral Johor Bahru, Kota Tinggi, Pontian, Johor. Woodlands, north of Singapore Southern Integrated Gateway
Woodlands Train Checkpoint Singapore, Singapore

East Coast Line[edit]

Station names Serving cities Major landmarks Comments
Tumpat railway station Tumpat, Kelantan
Kampung Kok Pasir halt
Palekbang halt
Wakaf Bharu railway station Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Bunut Susu halt
Kampung Machang halt
Pasir Mas railway station Pasir Mas, Kelantan
Chica Tinggi halt
To' Uban halt
Sungai Keladi halt
Bukit Panau halt
Tanah Merah railway station Tanah Merah, Kelantan
Kampung Paloh Rawa halt
Temangan railway station
Sungai Nal halt
Kuala Krai railway station Kuala Krai, Kelantan
Pahi halt
Manek Urai railway station
Sungei Mengkuang halt
Kampung Baru Sungei Mengkuang halt
Ulu Temiang halt
Kampung Baru Bukit Abu halt
Bukit Abu railway station
Kuala Gris halt
Dabong railway station Dabong, Kelantan
Kemubu railway station
Sri Jaya halt
Sri Mahligai halt
Sri Bintang halt
Sungai Tasin halt
Jerek Baru halt
Bertam halt
Bertam Baru railway station
Limau Kasturi railway station
Sungai Sirian halt
Kampung Sungai Sirian halt
Sungai Koyan halt
Pan Malayan halt
Gua Musang railway station Gua Musang, Kelantan
Lepan Tupai halt
Mentara Baru halt
Merapoh railway station
Telok Gunong halt
Kubang Rasa halt
Sungai Temau railway station
Chegar Perah railway station
Aur Gading halt
Dura halt
Kampung Berkam halt
Bukit Betong halt
Telang halt
Padang Tengku railway station
Kuala Lipis railway station Kuala Lipis, Pahang
Batu Sembilan halt
Kerambit railway station
Mela halt
Jerantut railway station Jerantut, Temerloh, Pahang
Jendarak halt
Kuala Krau railway station
Kerdau halt
Mentakab railway station Mentakab, Pahang
Mengkarak railway station
Triang railway station Triang, Pahang
Mengkuang halt
Kemayan railway station
Bahau railway station Bahau, Negeri Sembilan
Gemas railway station Gemas, Negeri Sembilan Interchange with Intercity's North-South Line
(Continue to North-South Line)

Rantau Panjang Line[edit]

Station names Serving cities Major landmarks Comments
Pasir Mas railway station Pasir Mas, Kelantan Interchange with Intercity's East Coast Line
Rantau Panjang railway station Rantau Panjang, Kelantan
(Continue to Thai Railway)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathan, Darshini M (6 October 2007). "Back on track: KTMB upgrades to be competitive". Bizweek, The Star (Kuala Lumpur).