KL-Ipoh electric train service begins mid-July
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The Electric Train Service (ETS) which will reduce travel time between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur to just two hours from three hours previously, is expected to be fully operational by mid-month.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) president Dr Aminuddin Adnan however, did not reveal the exact date of the launch of ETS. “We are targeting professional groups and businessmen, besides the regular users of public transport, to use the service.
“With a speed of 140km/h, ETS will definitely reduce travel time, and the service of stewards and stewardesses will also provide comfort to passengers.
“In future, we will also provide wi-fi facilities in the train and we are in the midst of getting the right service provider,” he told Bernama in an interview here yesterday. Eventually, he said, the ETS would also be expanded to Seremban.
Aminuddin said there were five ETS trains which would provide eight return trips for the Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh route daily, with the first train leaving at 5am and the last, 11pm.
On the fare, he said, KTMB was still waiting for approval from the transport ministry, adding that it was expected to be between RM30 and RM35 per trip.
In big city like London, is not surprise people will live at outskirt London, and take train to London City to work everyday. As the living cost in London is much more expensive, it may be better choice to live outside London city. As long as the train condition is comfortable, you could take a nap during the travelling period.
Question now is, can we Malaysia do the same for whereby we work at KL but live in Ipoh (or Seremban)? Mmm...
Let do some research with Ipoh mari punya, will update this section later....