KTM Intercity

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KTM Intercity
KTM Antarabandar
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A KTM Intercity train at Kempas Bahru railway station
Overview
Type Intercity rail
System Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Status Operational
Locale Malay Peninsula (Peninsular Malaysia,
Singapore & southern Thailand)
Operation
Opened 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]

Local 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 (Johor Bahru – Kuala Lumpur – Butterworth – Padang Besar – Hat Yai) 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 runs a shuttle service, the Shuttle Tebrau, between Johor Bahru and Woodlands, Singapore, providing an alternative to cross the busy Johor–Singapore Causeway.

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. As of 1 July 2015, all Intercity services and Shuttle 61/62 are being truncated at JB Sentral. Passengers who are going towards Woodlands CIQ may change and board the Shuttle Tebrau at JB Sentral.

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 (13:30) - JB Sentral (20:20) AFC, ASC
02 Ekspres Rakyat JB Sentral (08:40) - Kuala Lumpur Sentral (16:15) - Butterworth (21:45) AFC, ASC
20 Ekspres Peninsular JB Sentral (17:00) - Kuala Lumpur Sentral (00:30) – Hat Yai (11:20 Thai Time) AFC*, ASC, AEC*, ADNS,
  • JB Sentral - Padang Besar only.
21 Ekspres Peninsular Hat Yai (16:00 Thai Time) - Kuala Lumpur Sentral (04:38) - JB Sentral (11:55) AFC*, ASC, AEC*, ADNS,
  • Padang Besar - JB Sentral only.
24 Senandung Sutera JB Sentral (22:30) – Kuala Lumpur Sentral (07:15) - Ipoh (10:55) AFC, ASC, ADNS, ADNFD
25 Senandung Sutera Ipoh (18:40) - Kuala Lumpur Sentral (22:30) – JB Sentral (06:15) AFC, ASC, ADNS, ADNFD
26 Ekspres Rakyat Timuran JB Sentral (20:30) – Gua Musang (08:45) ASC, AEC, ADNS
27 Ekspres Rakyat Timuran Gua Musang (22:30) – JB Sentral (11:30) ASC, AEC, ADNS

Shuttle Trains (stopping at all stations and halts)

Train No. Train Name Route Coaches Available
51 Shuttle Tumpat – Krai Tumpat (03:00) – Krai (05:00) ASC
52 Shuttle Kemubu - Krai Kemubu (07:30) – Krai (09:45) ASC
53 Shuttle Krai – Kemubu Krai (05:05) – Kemubu (07:20) ASC
54 Shuttle Kemubu - Krai Kemubu (16:40) – Krai (18:55) ASC
55 Shuttle Tumpat – Krai Tumpat (12:15) – Krai (14:10) ASC
56 Shuttle Krai – Tumpat Krai (09:50) – Tumpat (11:45) ASC
57 Shuttle Krai – Kemubu Krai (14:15) – Kemubu (16:30) ASC
58 Shuttle Krai – Tumpat Krai (19:00) – Tumpat (20:50) ASC
61 Shuttle Gemas – JB Sentral Gemas (15:15) – JB Sentral (19:50) BSC (Ex JR West)
62 Shuttle JB Sentral – Gemas JB Sentral (07:30) – Gemas (12:22) BSC (Ex JR West)
63 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (05:30) – Woodlands CIQ (05:35) ASC
65 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (06:00) – Woodlands CIQ (06:05) ASC
67 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (06:30) – Woodlands CIQ (06:35) ASC
69 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (07:00) – Woodlands CIQ (07:05) ASC
70 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (08:00) – JB Sentral (08:05) ASC
71 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (08:30) – Woodlands CIQ (08:35) ASC
73 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (09:00) – Woodlands CIQ (09:05) ASC
74 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (10:00) – JB Sentral (10:05) ASC
77 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (12:30) – Woodlands CIQ (12:35) ASC
78 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (13:30) – JB Sentral (13:35) ASC
81 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (15:30) – Woodlands CIQ (15:35) ASC
82 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (16:30) – JB Sentral (16:35) ASC
83 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (17:00) – Woodlands CIQ (17:05) ASC
84 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (18:00) – JB Sentral (18:05) ASC
86 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (18:45) – JB Sentral (18:50) ASC
87 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (19:00) – Woodlands CIQ (19:05) ASC
88 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (20:00) – JB Sentral (20:05) ASC
90 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (20:45) – JB Sentral (20:50) ASC
91 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (21:00) – Woodlands CIQ (21:05) ASC
92 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (22:00) – JB Sentral (22:05) ASC
93 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (22:15) – Woodlands CIQ (22:20) ASC
94 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (23:15) – JB Sentral (23:20) ASC

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
Kodiang
Anak Bukit
Tunjang Closed and demolished
Alor Setar Alor Star, Kedah
Kobah
Ladang Jenun Closed and demolished
Gurun
Sungai Petani Sungai Petani, Kedah
Pinang Tunggal Closed and demolished
Tasek Gelugor
Penanti Closed and demolished
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 Closed and demolished
Pondok Tanjung Closed and demolished
Kamunting
Taiping Taiping, Perak
Bukit Berapit Closed and demolished
Padang Rengas
Kuala Kangsar
Salak Utara Closed and demolished
Sungai Siput
Chemor Closed and demolished. Freights only.
Tanjung Rambutan Closed and demolished
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 Closed
JB Sentral Johor Bahru, Kota Tinggi, Pontian, Johor. Woodlands, north of Singapore Southern Integrated Gateway
Woodlands Train Checkpoint Woodlands, 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).