Seremban Line

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Seremban Line
KTM Komuter logo.png
KTMB Class 92 SCS 18 KL Sentral Junction.jpg
Overview
Native name Laluan Seremban
Type Commuter Rail
System KTM Komuter
Status Operational
Locale Selangor
Kuala Lumpur
Negeri Sembilan
Malacca
Termini Batu Caves
Pulau Sebang/Tampin
Stations 26
Services Batu Caves - Pulau Sebang/Tampin
Line number  1  (blue)
Website www.ktmb.com.my
Operation
Opened August 14, 1995 (1995-08-14)
Owner Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Operator(s) Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Depot(s) Seremban
Rolling stock KTM Class 92 Komuter CSR EMU
37 six-car trains
Rolling stocks formation
Technical
Line length 135 km (84 mi)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Electrification Overhead
Operating speed Up to 120 km/h (75 mph)
Route map
Greater KL / Klang Valley Integrated Transit Map
Source: SPAD as at September 2016

The Seremban Line (Malay: Laluan Seremban) or Seremban Komuter Line (Malay: Laluan Komuter Seremban) is one of the three KTM Komuter Central Sector provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu. Its electric trains rune between Batu Caves and Pulau Sebang/Tampin, with some services terminating in Seremban. Prior to 15 December 2015, the northern terminus of this line was Rawang.

KTM Komuter is an electrified commuter train service first introduced in 1995, catering especially to commuters in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburban areas. It is a popular mode of transportation for commuters working in Kuala Lumpur, as they can travel to the city without the hassle of traffic congestion. Coaches are modern and air-conditioned. For those who drive to the stations/halts, 'Park & Ride' facility is provided at a nominal charge.

The system is one of the components of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System.

Line information[edit]

Stations[edit]

Station Name Platform type Interchange station/Notes
Batu Caves Island & Side Northern terminus.
Taman Wahyu Side
Kampung Batu Side Exit paid area station to future Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya Line.
Batu Kentomen Side
Sentul Island & Side Not interchangeable with  SP2  Sentul on the Sri Petaling Line despite their similar name.
Putra Side Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line. A pedestrian bridge links to  SP4  PWTC on the Sri Petaling Line.
Bank Negara Side Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line. A pedestrian bridge crossing the Gombak River and Jalan Kuching connects this station to  SP6  Bandaraya on the Sri Petaling Line.
Kuala Lumpur Island & Side Stairless cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line and 200 meter walking distance exit paid area station to Pasar Seni for Kelana Jaya Line & Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line.
KL Sentral Island Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line, exit paid area station to Kelana Jaya Line, KLIA Ekspres, KLIA Transit, 200 meter walking distance to Monorail Line & and 600 meter walking distance exit paid area station to future Muzium Negara for Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line.
Mid Valley Side
Seputeh Side
Salak Selatan Side The  SP13  Salak Selatan on the Sri Petaling Line is not interchangeable with this station despite their similar name. The LRT station is about 500 metres away.
Bandar Tasik Selatan Side Exit paid area station to  SP15  Bandar Tasik Selatan station on the Sri Petaling Line, KLIA Transit & walking distance to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Terminal Bersepadu Selatan.
Serdang Side Buses to MINES Resort City, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
Kajang Island & Side Exit paid area station to future Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line
UKM Side
Bangi Island & Side
Batang Benar Side
Nilai Side Exit to KLIA & KLIA2 by shuttle bus.
Labu Side
Tiroi Side
Seremban Island & Side Some trains terminate and begin service here. ETS services are available.
Senawang 2 Side
Sungai Gadut 1 Island Peak hour terminal station.
Rembau 1 Island and 1 Side
Pulau Sebang/Tampin 1 Island and 1 Side Southern terminus. The station is 1 km from Tampin Bus Terminal as it is located at Pulau Sebang on the Melaka side of the border. Buses cost around RM5.00 between Melaka Sentral in the City of Malacca and Tampin and take around one hour, depending on traffic. Taxis cost RM35.00 upwards one way. Batang Melaka and Gemas are no longer served.

Former Seremban-Gemas Shuttle Service[edit]

On 1 October 2015 KTMB announced the introduction of the Seremban-Gemas Shuttle Service for Seremban-Gemas stretch. It was operated by KTM Class 81 trains running the electrified double tracks at speeds up to 140 km/h. Spanning over 100 km, it served at Seremban, Senawang, Sungai Gadut, Rembau, Pulau Sebang/Tampin, Batang Melaka and ends at Gemas.[1]

The service offered 59 services daily - 55 services between Seremban and Pulau Sebang and 4 services from Seremban to Gemas. Trains start at 5 am and ends at 11 pm, with a 30 minute frequency. Travel time from Seremban to Pulau Sebang was about 38 minutes while a trip from Seremban to Gemas took approximately 65 minutes.

The service had been operationally effective 10 October 2015 until 11 July 2016, when through Seremban Line services to Pulau Sebang/Tampin replaced this shuttle. The shuttle was cut short to Pulau Sebang/Tampin from 20 June 2016; Batang Melaka and Gemas are no longer served by KTM Komuter.

KTM Komuter Trial Route[edit]

A new route for KTM Komuter services was introduced for the preparation of the infrastructure upgrading works in the Klang Valley Double Tracking project which began in April 2016. It aimed to increase the frequency and the smooth running of the KTM ETS, KTM Komuter, KTM Intercity & Freight at the Central Sector. [2] The current route for Seremban Line from Rawang-Seremban was changed to Batu Caves-Seremban effective 15 December 2015.

Additional Service for Early Birds (Bandar Tasik Selatan-KL Sentral-Tanjung Malim)[edit]

On 4 August 2016, an additional morning train (Mondays to Fridays except on public holidays) was introduced between Bandar Tasik Selatan, KL Sentral and Tanjung Malim. The train starts at Bandar Tasik Selatan at 5:35am, running non-stop express to KL Sentral, arriving at 5:49am. The train then leaves KL Sentral at 6:15am and runs as a normal Port Klang Line train to Tanjung Malim, stopping at every station before terminating at Tanjung Malim at 7:44am. [3]

Rolling stock[edit]

The line uses KTM Class 92 trains in 6 car formations.

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