KTM Intercity

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KTM Intercity
KTM Antarabandar
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A KTM Intercity train calls at Kempas Bahru railway station, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Overview
Type Intercity rail
System Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Status Operational
Locale Malay Peninsula (Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore & Southern Thailand)
Services 2
Operation
Opening circa 1960s
Owner Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Operator(s) Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Rolling stock KTM Class 23, 24, 25 & YDM4
Technical
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum

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 Hat Yai, 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 Remarks
(Continue to Thai Railway)
Padang Besar Padang Besar, Perlis
Bukit Ketri
Arau Arau, Perlis. Pulau Langkawi
Tunjang
Alor Setar Alor Star, Kedah
Ladang Jenun
Gurun
Sungai Petani Sungai Petani, Kedah
Pinang Tunggal
Tasek Gelugor
Penanti
Bukit Mertajam Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Bukit Tengah
Butterworth Butterworth, Penang Penang Ferry and Penang Bridge
Bukit Tengah
Bukit Mertajam Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Simpang Ampat
Nibong Tebal
Parit Buntar
Bagan Serai
Bukit Merah Bukit Merah Laketown Resort
Pondok Tanjung
Kamunting
Taiping Taiping, Perak
Bukit Berapit
Padang Rengas
Kuala Kangsar
Salak Utara
Sungai Siput
Chemor
Tanjung Rambutan
Tasek
Ipoh Ipoh, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Lahat Freights only
Batu Gajah Batu Gajah, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Kota Bharu Freights only
Kampar Kampar, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Tapah Road Tapah Road, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Sungkai
Slim River Slim River, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Behrang Behrang, Perak Interchange with ETS Line
Tanjung Malim Tanjung Malim, Perak Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route and ETS Line
Kuala Kubu Bharu Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route
Rawang Rawang, Selangor Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route, Batu Caves-Port Klang Route and ETS Line
KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur Central interchange with all intercity and commuter trains and monorail
Kajang Kajang, Selangor Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Route
Seremban Seremban, Kuala Pilah, Port Dickson Negeri Sembilan Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Line
Rembau Interchange with KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Line
Pulau Sebang/Tampin Pulau Sebang, Tampin, Melaka City, Alor Gajah Melaka Heritage City Main Station to Melaka
Batang Melaka Nearest Station to Jasin
Air Kuning Selatan Closed
Gemas Gemas, Negeri Sembilan Interchange with Intercity's East Coast Line
Batu Anam
Segamat Segamat, Muar, Tangkak Johor
Genuang
Tenang
Labis Labis, Johor
Bekok
Paloh Paloh, Johor
Chamek
Kluang Kluang, Batu Pahat, Mersing
Mengkibol
Rengam
Layang-layang
Kulai Kulai, Pontian, Johor Senai International Airport
Kempas Baru Kempas Bahru, Johor.
Danga City Mall 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 Tumpat, Kelantan
Kampung Kok Pasir Halt
Palekbang Halt
Wakaf Bharu Kota Bharu, Kelantan The nearest railway station to Kelantan state capital, Kota Bharu
Bunut Susu Halt
Kampung Machang Halt
Pasir Mas Pasir Mas, Kelantan Interchange to Rantau Panjang Branch Line
Chica Tinggi Halt
To' Uban halt Halt
Sungai Keladi Halt
Bukit Panau Halt
Tanah Merah Tanah Merah, Kelantan
Kampung Paloh Rawa Halt
Temangan Guillemard Bridge
Sungai Nal Halt
Kuala Krai Kuala Krai, Kelantan
Pahi Halt
Manek Urai
Sungei Mengkuang Halt
Kampung Baru Sungei Mengkuang Halt
Ulu Temiang Halt
Kampung Baru Bukit Abu Halt
Bukit Abu
Kuala Gris Halt
Dabong Dabong, Kelantan
Kemubu
Sri Jaya Halt
Sri Mahligai Halt
Sri Bintang Halt
Sungai Tasin Halt
Jerek Baru Halt
Bertam Halt
Bertam Baru
Limau Kasturi
Sungai Sirian Halt
Kampung Sungai Sirian Halt
Sungai Koyan Halt
Pan Malayan Halt
Gua Musang Gua Musang, Kelantan
Lepan Tupai Halt
Mentara Baru Halt
Merapoh
Telok Gunong Halt
Kubang Rasa Halt
Sungai Temau
Chegar Perah
Aur Gading Halt
Dura Halt
Kampung Berkam Halt
Bukit Betong Bukit Betong Halt
Telang Telang Halt
Padang Tengku
Kuala Lipis Kuala Lipis, Pahang
Batu Sembilan Halt
Kerambit
Mela Halt
Jerantut Jerantut, Temerloh, Pahang
Jendarak Halt
Kuala Krau
Kerdau Halt
Mentakab Mentakab, Pahang
Mengkarak
Triang Triang, Pahang
Mengkuang Halt
Kemayan
Bahau Bahau, Negeri Sembilan
Gemas 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 Pasir Mas, Kelantan Interchange with Intercity's East Coast Line
Rantau Panjang 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).