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.

Seremban Line
KLRT Line 1 icon.svg
KTMB Class 92 SCS 18 KL Sentral Junction.jpg
Overview
Native nameLaluan Seremban
StatusOperational
OwnerKeretapi Tanah Melayu
Line number1 (Blue)
LocaleSelangor
Kuala Lumpur
Negeri Sembilan
Malacca
Termini
Stations26 + 3 reserve stations
Websitewww.ktmb.com.my
Service
TypeS-train, Commuter Rail
SystemKTM Komuter
ServicesBatu Caves - Pulau Sebang/Tampin
Route number1
Operator(s)Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Depot(s)Seremban
Rolling stockKTM Class 92 Komuter CSR EMU
37 six-car trains
History
Opened14 August 1995; 27 years ago (1995-08-14)
Technical
Line length135 km (84 mi)
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) metre gauge
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz AC Overhead line
Operating speedUp to 120 km/h (75 mph)
Route map

KC05
Batu Caves
KC04
Taman Wahyu
KC03
Kampung Batu
KC02
Batu Kentonmen
KC01
Sentul
(KTM)
PWTC
KA04
Putra
Sultan Ismail
Bandaraya
KA03
Bank Negara
Pasar Seni
KA02
Kuala Lumpur  ETS 
KA01
KL Sentral  ETS 
Multiple fare trips5 6 7 8 9 10
KB01
Mid Valley
KB02
Seputeh
KB03
Salak Selatan
(KTM)
KB04
Bandar Tasik Selatan Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Sungai Besi
Maju KL
KB05
Serdang
KB06
Kajang
Kajang 2
(u/c)
KB07
UKM
KB08
Bangi
Nilai Sentral
 ECR 
KB09
Batang Benar
KB10
Nilai Kuala Lumpur International Airport
KB11
Labu
 HSR 
KB12
Tiroi
KB13
Seremban
 ETS 
KB14
Senawang
KB15
Sungai Gadut
KB16
Rembau
 ETS 
KB17
Pulau Sebang/Tampin
 ETS 

Interchange stations

integrated paid area
single fare trip
non-integrated paid area
multiple fare trips
Location of Seremban Line

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. The line is numbered 1 and coloured Blue on official transit maps. It is named after its former terminus, Seremban station.

Line informationEdit

HistoryEdit

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.

StationsEdit

Station Code Station Name Platform type Interchange station/Notes
 KC05  Batu Caves Island & Side Northern terminus.
 KC04  Taman Wahyu Side
 KC03  Kampung Batu Side Connecting station to  PY13  Putrajaya Line.
 KC02  Batu Kentomen Side
 KC01  Sentul Island & Side
 KA04  Putra Side Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line.

Link-bridge access to  AG4  SP4  PWTC on the LRT Ampang & Sri Petaling Lines via a 600-meter pedestrian walkway.

 KA03  Bank Negara Side Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line.

Connecting station to  AG6  SP6  Bandaraya on the LRT Ampang & Sri Petaling Lines via a 250-meter pedestrian bridge crossing the Gombak River and Jalan Kuching.

 KA02  Kuala Lumpur Island & Side Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line and  ETS  KTM ETS.

Connecting station to  KJ14  KG16  Pasar Seni for LRT Kelana Jaya Line and MRT Kajang Line via a 200-meter pedestrian walkway.

 KA01   KS01  KL Sentral Island Cross-platform interchange to Port Klang Line, Skypark Link and  ETS  KTM ETS.

Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:

Feeder bus T819 to  KG13  Pusat Bandar Damansara for the MRT Kajang Line.

 KB01  Mid Valley Side Link-bridge access to  KD01  KJ17  Abdullah Hukum on the KTM Port Klang Line and LRT Kelana Jaya Line via KL Eco City
 KB02  Seputeh Side
 KB03  Salak Selatan Side
 KB04  Bandar Tasik Selatan Side Cross-platform interchange to  ETS  KTM ETS.

Interchange station, without paid area integration, to:

Feeder bus T410 to  KG26  Taman Connaught for the MRT Kajang Line.

 KB05  Serdang Side Buses to Mines Wellness City, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
 KB06  Kajang Island & Side Interchange station, without paid integration, to  KG35  MRT Kajang Line.

Cross-platform interchange to  ETS  KTM ETS.

 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 Shuttle bus to KLIA & klia2.
 KB11  Labu Side Connecting station to the future Seremban station for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) (shelved).
 KB12  Tiroi Side
 KB13  Seremban Island & Side Cross-platform interchange to  ETS  KTM ETS.

Some trains terminate and begin service here. 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.

Cross-platform interchange to  ETS  KTM ETS.

The station is 1 km (0.62 mi) 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.

Future expansionEdit

Currently an infill station, the Kajang 2 station, is constructed between Kajang station and UKM station. Another station, serving the police headquarters at Bukit Aman is also being planned, to be built between the old Kuala Lumpur station and Bank Negara station.[3]

Former Seremban-Gemas Shuttle ServiceEdit

On 1 October 2015 KTMB announced the introduction of the Seremban-Gemas Shuttle Service for Seremban-Gemas stretch. It was operated by KTM Class 83 trains running the electrified double tracks at speeds up to 140 km/h (87 mph). Spanning over 100 km (62 mi), it served at Seremban, Senawang, Sungai Gadut, Rembau, Pulau Sebang/Tampin, Batang Melaka and ends at Gemas.[4]

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 RouteEdit

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.[5] 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.[6]

Service suspension between Putra and the old Kuala Lumpur stationEdit

From 22 December 2017, services on the line's three city-centre stations - the old Kuala Lumpur station, Bank Negara and Putra were temporarily suspended due to track upgrading works, though the Port Klang Line continued to serve those stations. Trains only travelled between Tampin and KL Sentral, Batu Caves and Sentul.[7]

Free shuttle buses, provided by rapidKL, connected 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.[8][9]

Services have since resumed to their original arrangements.

Rolling stockEdit

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

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Old Railway Station ~ Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  2. ^ "History of Railways in Selangor". Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Stesen komuter di Bukit Aman? Ini jawab Ketua Polis Negara". Mstar.com.my. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  4. ^ "KTMB introduces new commuter service from Seremban to Gemas". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  5. ^ KTM Komuter trial route effective 15 December 2015
  6. ^ Additional Service For Early Birds
  7. ^ 进行双轨铁道工程.铁道公司明起调整班次 (in Chinese (Malaysia)). Sin Chew Daily.
  8. ^ "Perubahan Jadual Waktu Perkhidmatan KTM Komuter Mulai – 3 Februari 2018" (PDF). Kenyataan Media. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Timetable & Route Commuter Train". KTM Berhad. Retrieved 10 March 2018.