KTM Intercity

KTM Intercity (Malay: KTM Antarabandar) are diesel-hauled intercity train services in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB). Services operate along the East Coast Line between Tumpat and Gemas and on towards Singapore on the West Coast Line. The former Intercity services along the West Coast Line between Padang Besar in the north (and subsequent services to Thailand) and Gemas have been converted to the KTM ETS service (except for the small portion of the line between Pulau Sebang/Tampin and Gemas which is currently served by both train services).

KTM Intercity
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Ekspres Rakyat Timuran Empty Rake JBS.jpg
KTM Intercity Ekspres Rakyat Timuran
at Johor Bahru Sentral railway station
Overview
Native nameKTM Antarabandar (Malay)
KTM城际铁路 (Chinese)
KTM (Tamil)
TypeInter-city rail
SystemKeretapi Tanah Melayu
StatusOperational
LocalePeninsular Malaysia, Singapore
Websitektmb.com.my
Operation
Openedcirca 1960s
OwnerKeretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad
(KTMB)
Operator(s)Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad
(KTMB)
Rolling stockKTM Class 23
KTM Class 24
KTM Class 25
YDM4
Technical
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
ElectrificationNo
Operating speed110 km/h (68 mph) maximum

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 RM 70.94 million as group revenue, hovering around the RM 65 million mark since 2001.[1]

Local and express servicesEdit

There are two types of KTM Intercity train services: Express and Shuttle. Long-distance passenger trains along the East Coast route (Tumpat - Gemas - Johor Bahru Sentral) are express trains calling only at major stations. The East Coast Line also 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 servicesEdit

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 train services from North of JB Sentral to Woodlands CIQ has been truncated at JB Sentral. The JB Sentral-Woodlands CIQ sector is replaced by a Shuttle service which is the Shuttle Tebrau. Passengers from North of JB Sentral who are going towards Woodlands CIQ must change and board the Shuttle Tebrau at JB Sentral.

Train classesEdit

Currently, there are only two classes available on KTM Intercity trains.

ASC: Air-conditioned Second Class (ASC) seat - A seating class consists of 60 seats, 30 in forward, and 30 in reverse direction in a 2+2 configuration. It is the most common class and available on all KTM Intercity trains.

ADNS: Air-conditioned Day-Night Second (ADNS) class sleeper - An open-plan sleeping berth coach with 40 berths, 20 lower berths and 20 upper berths. Currently, the ADNS is only available on the Ekspres Rakyat Timuran between JB Sentral and Tumpat.

Train ServicesEdit

Express Trains (limited stops – major cities and towns only)

Express train schedule (terminals only):

Train No. Train Name Route Coaches Available
26 Ekspres Rakyat Timuran JB Sentral (20:15) – Tumpat (14:26 (+1)) ASC, ADNS
27 Ekspres Rakyat Timuran Tumpat (18:15) – JB Sentral (11:47 (+1)) ASC, ADNS
40 Ekspres Selatan JB Sentral (08:45) – Pulau Sebang/Tampin (14:22) ASC
41 Ekspres Selatan Pulau Sebang/Tampin (05:00) – JB Sentral (10:29) ASC
42 Ekspres Selatan JB Sentral (14:15) – Pulau Sebang/Tampin (19:41) ASC
43 Ekspres Selatan Pulau Sebang/Tampin (14:50) – JB Sentral (20:06) ASC
44 Ekspres Selatan JB Sentral (22:40) – Pulau Sebang/Tampin (03:55 (+1)) ASC
45 Ekspres Selatan Pulau Sebang/Tampin (21:00) – JB Sentral (02:38 (+1)) ASC

Shuttle Trains (stopping at all stations and halts)

Shuttle train schedule (terminals only):

Train No. Train Name Route Coaches Available
50 Shuttle Timur Kuala Lipis (03:00) – Gua Musang (05:16) ASC
51 Shuttle Timur Tumpat (04:10) – Gua Musang (09:47) ASC
52 Shuttle Timur Gua Musang (05:22) – Tumpat (11:00) ASC
53 Shuttle Timur Gua Musang (10:10) – Kuala Lipis (12:40) ASC
55 Shuttle Timur Tumpat (10:20) – Dabong (14:35) ASC
56 Shuttle Timur Dabong (15:00) – Tumpat (18:53) ASC
57 Shuttle Timur Tumpat (14:45) – Gua Musang (20:15) ASC
58 Shuttle Timur Kuala Lipis (15:30) – Gua Musang (17:46) ASC
59 Shuttle Timur Gua Musang (20:20) – Kuala Lipis (22:50) ASC
61 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (05:00) – Woodlands CIQ (05:05) ASC
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
71 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (07:30) – Woodlands CIQ (07:35) ASC
72 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (08:30) – JB Sentral (08:35) ASC
73 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (08:45) – Woodlands CIQ (08:50) ASC
74 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (09:45) – JB Sentral (09:50) ASC
75 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (10:00) – Woodlands CIQ (10:05) ASC
76 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (11:00) – JB Sentral (11:05) ASC
77 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (11:30) – Woodlands CIQ (11:35) ASC
78 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (12:30) – JB Sentral (12:35) ASC
79 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (12:45) – Woodlands CIQ (12:50) ASC
80 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (13:45) – JB Sentral (13:50) ASC
81 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (14:00) – Woodlands CIQ (14:05) ASC
82 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (15:00) – JB Sentral (15:05) ASC
83 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (15:15) – Woodlands CIQ (15:20) ASC
84 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (16:15) – JB Sentral (16:20) ASC
85 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (16:30) – Woodlands CIQ (16:35) ASC
86 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (17:30) – JB Sentral (17:35) ASC
87 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (17:45) – Woodlands CIQ (17:50) ASC
88 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (18:45) – JB Sentral (18:50) ASC
89 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (19:00) – Woodlands CIQ (19:05) ASC
90 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (20:00) – JB Sentral (20:05) ASC
91 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (20:15) – Woodlands CIQ (20:20) ASC
92 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (21:15) – JB Sentral (21:20) ASC
93 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (21:30) – Woodlands CIQ (21:35) ASC
94 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (22:30) – JB Sentral (22:35) ASC
95 Shuttle Tebrau JB Sentral (22:45) – Woodlands CIQ (22:50) ASC
96 Shuttle Tebrau Woodlands CIQ (23:45) – JB Sentral (23:50) ASC

List of KTM Intercity stationsEdit

Below is the list of KTM Intercity stations.

West Coast LineEdit

KTM Intercity services from Padang Besar to Gemas have been absorbed into KTM ETS. The stretch between Pulau Sebang/Tampin and Gemas is still served by the Intercity trains and serve as interchange stations between the ETS and Intercity services. The diesel-hauled locomotives now only operate between Tumpat, Pulau Sebang/Tampin, Gemas, Johor Bahru and Woodlands.

Station names Serving cities Major landmarks Remarks
(Continue to Padang Besar and Thai Railway)
Pulau Sebang/Tampin Pulau Sebang, Melaka City and Alor Gajah, Malacca
&
Tampin, Negeri Sembilan
Melaka Heritage City Main station serving Malacca

Interchange with:
1 Seremban Line
 ETS  KTM ETS
Batang Melaka Batang Melaka, Malacca Nearest Station to Jasin

Interchange with:
 ETS  KTM ETS
Gemas Gemas, Negeri Sembilan Interchange with KTM East Coast Line

Interchange with:
 ETS  KTM ETS
Batu Anam
Segamat Segamat, Muar and Tangkak,

Johor

Genuang Genuang, Johor
Labis Labis, Johor
Bekok Bekok, Johor
Paloh Paloh, Johor
Chamek Chamek, Johor
Kluang Kluang, Batu Pahat and Mersing,

Johor

Mengkibol Mengkibol, Johor
Rengam Renggam, Johor
Layang-Layang Layang-Layang, Johor
Kulai Kulai and Pontian, Johor Senai International Airport
Kempas Baru Kempas, Johor.
Johor Bahru Sentral Johor Bahru, Kota Tinggi and Pontian, Johor
&
Woodlands, Singapore
Southern Integrated Gateway
Woodlands Train Checkpoint Woodlands, Singapore

East Coast LineEdit

Station names Serving cities Major landmarks Remarks
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
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 KTM West Coast Line


Interchange with:  ETS  ETS Line

(Continue to West Coast Line)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nathan, Darshini M (6 October 2007). "Back on track: KTMB upgrades to be competitive". The Star. Kuala Lumpur.