KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) will start shuttle train services from Seremban to Kuala Lumpur from Feb 17 due to heavy demand for that route. The shuttle will run from Monday to Friday, five times daily, KTM said in a statement on Saturday.
The shuttle will leave Seremban at 6.55am, 10.15am, 1.35pm, 4.55pm and 8.35pm and stop at Kajang and Kuala Lumpur Central [KL Sentral] only.
The shuttle will leave Kuala Lumpur Station at 8.06am, 11.26am, 2.46pm, 6.06pm and 9.45pm Ticket prices range from RM1 to RM 6.10 and can be bought at any Intercity KTM station and KTM stations at Seremban, Kajang, Kuala Lumpur Central and Kuala Lumpur Station. For further information, call KTM at 03-22671200.
TRANSIT is happy to hear about the new shuttle train linking Seremban to KL. The train will also be stopping at Kajang on the way to KL Sentral.
One point for consideration is the reliability of services – given that much of the KTM track is only double tracked, TRANSIT wonders how the KTM Shuttle trains will pass the regular KTM trains.
Another question is regarding the service to Kuala Lumpur station (the old railway station). According to the article, service from Seremban is to KL Sentral, while service from KL starts at Kuala Lumpur station.
TRANSIT will try to get more information from KTM and update you as soon as we can. In the meantime, if you happen to use the shuttle please let us know using the comments feature.