Seremban Line

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Seremban Line
 1 
Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM Komuter
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 + 3 reserve stations
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
Technical
Line length 135 km (84 mi)
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Electrification Overhead
Operating speed Up to 120 km/h (75 mph)
Route map
GKLKV Integrated Transit Map -KwongTN.svg
Location of Seremban Line

The Seremban Line (Malay: Laluan Seremban) or Seremban Komuter Line (Malay: Laluan Komuter Seremban) is one of the three KTM Komuter Central Sector lines provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu. Its electric trains run 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 Greater KL/Klang Valley Integrated Transit System. The line is numbered  1  and coloured blue on official transit maps. It is named after its former terminus, Seremban station.

Line information[edit]

History[edit]

The line began as part of the Selangor Government Railway which opened in 1886. The modern-day Seremban Line began as a spur line, opened in 1895, from the Kuala Lumpur-Klang railway line beginning from Resident station, through the Sultan Street station,[1] Pudu station and Sungai Besi, before reaching Kajang in 1897.[2]

The line was later re-routed through Seputeh, with the Sultan Street-Pudu stretch being demolished and incorporated into the Ampang Line. The Rawang-Seremban stretch and the Sentul-Port Klang stretch were electrified in the early 1990s.

Stations[edit]

Station Code Station Name Platform type Interchange station/Notes
 KC05  Batu Caves Island & Side Northern terminus.
 KC04  Taman Wahyu Side
 KC03  Kampung Batu Side Exit paid area station to the future  SSP09  Kampung Batu for the MRT Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya Line.
 KC02  Batu Kentomen Side Connecting station to the future  SSP10  Kentomen for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line.
 KC01  Sentul Island & Side Not interchangeable with  SP2  AG2  Sentul on the LRT Sri Petaling Line despite their similar name.
 KA04  Putra Side Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line. A pedestrian bridge links to  SP4  AG4  PWTC on the LRT Ampang & Sri Petaling Line.
 KA03  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  AG6  Bandaraya on the LRT Ampang & Sri Petaling Line.
 KA02  Kuala Lumpur Island & Side Stairless cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line and 200 meter walking distance exit paid area station to  KJ14  Pasar Seni for the LRT Kelana Jaya Line &  SBK16  Pasar Seni for the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line.
 KA01  KL Sentral Island Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line, exit paid area station to  KJ15  KL Sentral for the LRT Kelana Jaya Line,  KE01  KLIA Ekspres,  KT01  KLIA Transit, 200 meter walking distance to  MR1  Monorail Line & and 600 meter walking distance exit paid area station to  SBK15  Muzium Negara for the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line. Feeder bus T819 to  SBK13  Pusat Bandar Damansara for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.
 KB01  Mid Valley Side Feeder bus T817 to  SBK13  Pusat Bandar Damansara for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. Connection to  KD01  Eco City on the Port Klang Line is possible via a pedestrian walkway instead of a station-to-station linkway.
 KB02  Seputeh Side
 KB03  Salak Selatan Side The  SP13  Salak Selatan on the LRT Sri Petaling Line is not interchangeable with this station despite their similar name. The LRT station is about 500 metres away.
 KB04  Bandar Tasik Selatan Side Exit paid area station to  SP15  Bandar Tasik Selatan station on the LRT Sri Petaling Line,  KT02  KLIA Transit & walking distance to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. Feeder bus T410 to  SBK26  Taman Connaught for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.
 KB05  Serdang Side Buses to MINES Wellness City, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
 KB06  Kajang Island & Side Exit paid area station to  SBK35  Kajang for the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line.
 KB07  UKM Side Half-hourly shuttle buses to National University of Malaysia (UKM) are available through a 300-meter walk to the bus stop.
 KB08  Bangi Island & Side
 KB09  Batang Benar Side
 KB10  Nilai Side Exit to KLIA & KLIA2 by shuttle bus.
 KB11  Labu Side Connecting station to the future Seremban station for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) Line.
 KB12  Tiroi Side
 KB13  Seremban Island & Side Some trains terminate and begin service here. ETS services are available. Seremban Prima shopping mall just located beside the station.
 KB14  Senawang Side
 KB15  Sungai Gadut Island Peak hour terminal station.
 KB16  Rembau Island & Side
 KB17  Pulau Sebang/Tampin Island & 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Service suspension between Putra and the old Kuala Lumpur station[edit]

Since 22 December 2017, services on the line's three city-centre stations - the old Kuala Lumpur station, Bank Negara and Putra are temporarily suspended due to track upgrading works, though the Port Klang Line will continue to serve these stations. Trains will only shuttle between Tampin and KL Sentral, and Batu Caves and Sentul only. [6]

Free shuttle buses, provided by rapidKL, connect Sentul Komuter station to Sentul LRT station on the Ampang/Sri Petaling Line, and KL Sentral. Passengers from the Tampin-KL Sentral stretch could still reach downtown Kuala Lumpur via the Kelana Jaya Line at KL Sentral, the Sri Petaling Line at Bandar Tasik Selatan or the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line at Kajang and Muzium Negara.[7][8]

Rolling stock[edit]

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

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