TRANSIT was pleasantly surprised to note that the KTM Electric Train Service (ETS) began operations on 11 August 2010. This was “a day ahead of schedule” (from one perspective), as compared to a long-awaited and long delayed service (from another perspective).
As you can imagine, we at TRANSIT have been following the news and the forums to do our best to get you the information that you need about the ETS service. So here you go, from photos to articles to information.
For those of you who are bookmarking, the website for ETS is www.ets-train.com.my and we will include this link in our list of weblinks.
Kuala Lumpur Railway station (and ETS HQ) – Main Lobby – +603 2272-3392
Kuala Lumpur Sentral – Level 2 – +603 2272 3392
Ipoh Railway Station – Main Lobby – +605 254 0481
Seremban Railway Station – Lobby – +606 781 4421
- Cafe Car and trolley service
- LED televisions at both ends of each carriage
- Disabled friendly toilets and priority seating for OKU
- Interior CCTV system for all coaches
- Power socket (one for each seat row of 2 passengers)
ETS Brochure (outside) courtesy of @myf282828
ETS Brochure (inside) courtesy of @myf282828
ETS Fare Table courtesy of ETS Sdn. Bhd. via @Bukhrin
ETS First Day photos courtesy of @TWK90
According to ETS Sdn. Bhd. Business Class seats are coming to the ETS “soon.”
TRANSIT knows that KTM has plans to expand the ETS to Butterworth as soon as the double-tracking is completed and the trains are available.
- Three-hour train rides from Ipoh to Seremban start Wednesday;
- Electric train service on a roll;
- More ETS trips during Raya;
- KTM banks on double tracking;