More frequent KTM commuter trains by 2020


SEREMBAN: Some RM1.4 billion has been allocated to increase the frequency of KTM Komuter services during peak hours, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said.

The money is for upgrading the signal links which Liow hopes could be completed by 2020.

“KTMB is implementing the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) project to upgrade the signal link in the Klang Valley,” he said. “They will extend it to Seremban as the signal link can increase the frequency level.”

Liow said the ministry is working with the Negeri Sembilan state government to improve the level of service of public transport.

“We plan to improve the commuter service and will ensure that incidents such as derailments would not recur as it would impact the people’s confidence in the train service.”

He said a team has been set up to investigate the derailment of a cargo train at Kampung Bakap, Batu Gajah in Perak on Friday. The derailment caused thousands of passengers of the Electric Train Service to be stranded at Ipoh railway station.