KUALA LUMPUR: Starting tomorrow, the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) commuter service, KTM Komuter, will operate according to a new schedule.
General manager Khair Johari Ishak said the change in schedule was made in line with feedback obtained from consumers, as well as advice from the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
It follows the closure of one track between KL Sentral Station – Putra Station and Kuang Station – Sungai Buloh Station due to upgrading work on the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) project, which was scheduled for completion in November next year, he said in a statement today.
The schedule change for the Port Klang – Tanjung Malim – Port Klang route involves train frequency, which will be every 30 minutes all day, from the current 15 to 30 minutes during peak hour and 60 minutes during normal hours.
For the Pulau Sebang – Batu Caves – Pulau Sebang route, the direct service between the two destinations will be terminated from tomorrow, with the train from Pulau Sebang to end at the KL Sentral Station and then return to Pulau Sebang at a frequency of every 20 minutes during peak hour and between 30 and 90 minutes during normal hours.
The train service from Batu Caves meanwhile will end at Sentul Station and then return to Batu Caves, at a frequency of every 20 minutes during peak hour and 40 minutes during normal hours.
Feeder buses, with a frequency of 20 to 30 minutes, will be available for passengers intending to continue their journey to the Pulau Sebang or Batu Caves route from the Sentul Station or vice versa.
The change will also affect the direct train service to Pulau Sebang or Batu Caves for passengers taking the Komuter from the Kuala Lumpur, Bank Negara and Putra stations, as the service will be halted from tomorrow.
Commuters are advised to take the train from the Tanjung Malim route to the KL Sentral Station, or the Rapid KL train service (Sri Petaling route) as an alternative to their respective destinations, Khair said.
“KTMB highly appreciates and calls for understanding and support from loyal commuters of the KTM Komuter service during the implementation of the KVDT project due to the inconvenience caused,” he added.
The new schedule is available on the KTMB official website at www.ktmb.com.my. Members of the public can also contact the KTMB Call Centre at 03-2267 1200 or Twitter @ktm_berhad for further information.