Long-term Partial Road Closure – Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang

According to announcement by MMC GAMUDA KVMRT (T) SDN BHD’s Twitter (@mrtunderground), some parts of Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang will be closed from December 1st 2014 until May 30th 2015. Refer to the below image for information:

141130 Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang Closure
141130 Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang Closure

Image credit: Twitter – @mrtunderground

New KTM Intercity Timetable, Effective August 15th 2014

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KTM Berhad Logo

We have (finally!) updated the KTM Intercity schedule, effective August 15th 2014. We know we are slightly more than a month overdue but we feel the need to announce it to our visitors.

Some services were canceled due to SPAD’s directive on certain route along East Line.

For all other services, there is time change. Please refer to our updated schedule for up-to-date information.

Click here to visit the newly-updated schedule.

 

Additional Information

There is no fare increase yet at this moment.

Users who book online do not need to show their physical ticket while onboard for inspection. Instead, they just need to show it on their phone screen with their ID (Malaysians: MyKad) for verification.

KTM Intercity is an inter-city passenger train service by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB). It provides passenger rail service to various parts of Peninsular Malaysia. Other than KTMB, there is only one other passenger rail service company, which is Sabah State Railway, covering rail tracks from Beaufort, Sabah to Tenom, Sabah.

Rescheduling of KTM Intercity Train Timetable: Effective August 15th 2014

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KTM Berhad Logo

KTM Berhad has rescheduled the train timetable for all KTM Intercity services. Listed below are the services affected:

  • No. 29: Tumpat – KL Sentral: Departure time rescheduled to 6:30 PM from Tumpat station
  • No. 83: Tumpat – Gua Musang: Departure time rescheduled to 2:30 PM from Tumpat
  • No. 84: Gua Musang – Tumpat: Departure time rescheduled to 6:00 PM from Gua Musang
  • No. 81: Tumpat – Kuala Lipis: The route changed from Tumpat to Gua Musang only
  • No. 82: Kuala Lipis – Tumpat: The route changed from Gua Musang to Tumpat only
  • No. 85: Tumpat – Kuala Lipis: TERMINATED
  • No. 86: Kuala Lipis – Tumpat: TERMINATED
  • No. 91: Tumpat – Woodlands: ROUTE CHANGE from Gemas to Woodlands only. NUMBER CHANGE from 91 to 61
  • No. 92: Woodlands – Tumpat: ROUTE CHANGE from Woodlands to Gemas only, NUMBER CHANGE from 91 to 62.

The change is due to partial closure of the route Gemas – Gua Musang as enforced by Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) starting from July 12th 2014. Please contact KTMB for further inquiries.

 

Source: KTMB Media Release

[KTMB Announcement] e-Ticket System Interruption

This announcement is taken from KTMB Official website:

Dear our valued customer,

We are sorry to inform that e-ticketing system is currently experiencing some difficulties for payment via Maybank2u.Technical expertise are in the midst of restoring the service.

For further information or ticket reservation, please contact;

1. Email : callcenter@ktmb.com.my.

2. Telephone : 1-300-88-5862 ( 7.00 am – 10.00 pm)

We apologize on the inconvenience caused and thanking you for understanding and patience.

Customer Relation Unit, KTM Intercity

 

Source: KTMB Website

50% Discount with Kad Diskaun Siswa 1Malaysia (KADS1M)

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Firefly Logo

Upon our checkup on Firefly website, we found a good deal for students to take advantage of ticket discount on Firefly!

Please note that the discount only applies to flight fare. Taxes, surcharges and fees are excluded and their costs must be borne by KADS1M holders.

Since this is a 1Malaysia initiative, it is a new effort by the government and very prone to changes and abolishment in the future.

Please visit Firefly website for more information and changes in the future (if there is any).

Although Firefly uses smaller aircrafts, it allows you to have up to 20 kg of baggage allowance, apart from compliementary snacks and drinks onboard. We find it to be very convenient to customers. However, if you opt for no-frills carrier, then we think AirAsia should be your choice of airline.

Here is more information about the announcement:

All 1Malaysia Student Discount cardholders (KADS1M) will receive 50 percent discount on Y class fare on Firefly domestic flights; airport taxes, surcharges and levies are to borne by KADS1M cardholders.

This special promo is valid until 5 February 2014*.

Here’s how to take up the promotion:

  • Visit any Firefly Airport or City Ticketing Office with original KADS1M with Student ID or MyKad to make a booking, subject to seat availability
  • Provide valid email address to be entitled to online Manage My Booking facility
  • Airport taxes, fees and surcharges are borne by KADS1M cardholders
  • Full payment for the booking must be made at time of booking
  • Each booking must be made at least 2 hours before flight time
  • For booking and fare enquiries, please contact call centre 03-7845 4543 or customer_care@fireflyz.com.my.

Issues to note:

  • Bookings made less than 48 hours before flight departure are not entitled to flight time/date change. Bookings made more than 48 hours before flight departure are entitled to time/date change subject to payment of fees and fare difference.
  • If email address was provided during booking, flight date/time change can be done via Manage My Booking. Otherwise, changes must be made through call centre 03-7845 4543 or at ticketing office.
  • KADS1M cardholders are encouraged to make fare comparison between Firefly’s internet promotion fare and the 50 percent KADS1M discount fare because internet promo fares can be lower at times.

* The management of Firefly reserves the right to amend the terms and features of this promotion at any time before 5 February 2014.

Source: Firefly website

KTM Intercity Service Interrupted at East Coast

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KTM Berhad Logo

Some KTM Intercity services along East Coast was interrupted due to the derailment of a railcar at KM 274 between Merapoh and Chegar Perah on Monday night, as reported by a news article from BERNAMA.

One of the 10 railcars were derailed. The said train is Ekspres Wau 29, heading southbound to Kuala Lumpur from Tumpat. All 437 passengers of the train were left unhurt.

According to a statement by KTM Berhad, the services affected are: Ekspres Senandung Wau 29, Ekspres Senandung Wau 28, Ekspres Senandung Timuran 17 and Ekspres Senandung Timuran 26.

Shuttles 83 and 84 were also canceled. While these cancellations affect a huge number of customers, they can ask for full reimbursement or change their date of travel at the nearest KTM Intercity ticket counters or by calling KTM CareLine for more information.

New KTM ETS Schedule, effective October 1st 2013

KTM ETS
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Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) has released a set of new schedules for ETS, effective October 1st 2013. The move is necessary in order to ensure KTMB can provide better service to the customers. The frequency of ETS trains are changed to fit the user’s needs better. you can read more froma news article by Bernama here.

With the completion of electrified double track railways, we do hope that the government will assist KTMB further in rolling stock procurement because we don’t see the point of having state-of-the-art railway system without making use to its full potential.

October 12th 2013 Update: We have updated our ETS Schedule.

About ETSKTM ETS (Electric Train Service) is a relatively new train service from KTMB. The first commercial run was done on August 12th 2010, after several times of postponement. For the time being, ETS plies the route between Ipoh and Seremban.

Track derailment leaves southbound KTM Intercity services affected

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KTM Berhad Logo

Recently, a track derailment has caused several KTM Intercity services to be disrupted. Following is the quote from The Star Online website:

The Ekpres Sinaran Selatan No. 13 (Sentral KL-Woodlands) and Shuttle No. 61 (Gemas- Woodlands) train services remain cancelled as to repair the tracks following a derailment in Johor are expected to be completed only on Thursday, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) said Sunday.

However, a check performed on KTMB Official website reveals no direct information regarding the incident. We will check with local media for more updates.

 

LANDASAN Service Disruption info box

Date of incident January 26th 2013
Service(s) affected SS13 – Ekspres Sinaran Selatan
SH61 – Shuttle Gemas – Woodlands
Repair due by January 31st 2013
Regular service availability February 1st 2013 (estimated, no official information yet)

 

 

Sources

  1. Six injured in Johor Baru train derailment (The Star Online) link
  2. KTMB: Track repairs following train derailment to be completed Thursday (The Star Online) link