Readers may recall our recent posting on Thaipusam shuttle train services operated by KTM.
The KTM line from Sentul to Batu Caves has been double tracked and electrified but unfortunately, the interior work at all the stations has not been completed. The full work will only be completed in March and the Sentul-Batu Caves extension will only open in April 2010.
But that does not stop KTM Komuter from operating trains on the line – which is what they have done for the 2010 Thaipusam weekend.
At KTM’s own facebook page they have posted photos of the Thaipusam 2010 shuttle train services.
Because the construction work at the Sentul station is not complete, passengers had to climb stairs to board the trains. This is a bit disappointing because it means that the OKU community was not able to enjoy the service to Thaipusam – a sad and disappointing situation that could have been dealt with a bit better.
The shuttle trains passed through Batu Kantonment, Kg. Batu and Taman Wahyu without stopping.
Batu Caves station is complete and had been opened to the public.
TRANSIT would like to congratulate KTMB employees for making the best of the situation once again (the incomplete construction) and providing improved shuttle services for public transport users.
We hope that KTMB will continue to remember the OKU community and ensure that they have the same opprtunities to enjoy the rich tapestry of cultures that makes Malaysia so great.
If you went to Thaipusam at Batu Caves and took photos of the KTM Shuttle trains, or if you went to Thaipusam in Penang and took photos of the RapidPenang shuttle buses, please email these photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post the links / photos below.
Thank you in advance and once again, Happy Thaipusam 2010!