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THE GUIDE TO MALAYSIA

Keretapi Tanah Melayu

Berhad (Malaysian

Railway) has been

moving people

and freight around

Peninsular Malaysia

since 1896. KTMB

nowadays presides

over an extensive

1,700km narrow

gauge (metre-gauge

or 3 ft 3 

3

8

 in gauge)

heavy rail network used

by both passenger

(KTM Intercity, ETS

and KTM Komuter) and

freight (KTM Kargo)

services.

The KTM Intercity

network is made up

of two main lines;

the

West Coast

Line

running from

Padang Besar on the

Thai Border south

to Singapore, and

the

East Coast Line

running from Tumpat

in Kelantan south

to Gemas in Negeri

Sembilan, where it joins

the West Coast Line.

There are also

branch

lines to Butterworth

(Pulau Pinang),

Port

Klang

,

Sentul, Port

of Tanjung Pelepas

and Pasir Gudang

.

Together, they link most of

the major towns in Peninsular

Malaysia, with onward

connections to Hatyai and

Bangkok in Thailand. The

ETS

(Electric Train Set) service

provides rapid connections on

a double-tracked, electrified

line between Ipoh and KL

Sentral daily. The electrified

KTM Komuter service

carries

passengers from as far as

Tanjung Malim, Rawang,

Seremban, Sungai Gadut and

Port Klang into Kuala Lumpur.

Both the

KTM Intercity

and

ETS

services depart from

the second level of the ultra-

modern

Stesen Sentral Kuala

Lumpur

(KL Sentral) while

KTM Komuter

services depart

from Level 1. Ticket counters

and vending machines for

KTM Komuter are located at

the concourse Level 1 and

the ticket counters for KTM

Intercity and ETS services at

concourse Level 2. For inquiries

and information, passengers

can contact the call centre or

view the official web site (see

above).

KTMB corporate headquarters

is housed in the Moorish-style

building, designed by British

architect A.B. Hubback and

opened in 1913. Across the

street from the headquarters

is the Kuala Lumpur Railway

Station. With Intercity

operations being moved to KL

Sentral, the station building

is now a national heritage

monument, but is still used

for KTM Komuter services.

KTMB operations and strategic

business units are located at

Level 2 of KL Sentral.

The KTM Komuter, Malaysia’s first all-electric rail network, offering affordable and

comfortable travel between Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding towns and suburbs.

MALAYSIAN RAILWAY

(KERETAPI TANAH MELAYU

BERHAD)

Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin

50621 Kuala Lumpur

T

(03) 2263 1111

KTM Call Centre: 1 300 88 5862

W

www.ktmb.com.my