KUALA LUMPUR: A handphone app to check on the real-time travel schedule for train services, including the KTM Komuter, in the Klang Valley and Tanjung Malim, has been introduced.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) today launched this “MyRailtime” app.
Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook said the app would allow commuters to get accurate information on the departure and arrival times of KTM Komuter trains and this will be useful for those taking public transport on a daily basis.
Present at the launch were KTM Berhad CEO Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin and Land Public Transport Agency (Apad) director-general Azlan Shah Al Bakri.
Loke said the main cause of delays in the arrival of KTM Komuter trains, especially in the Klang Valley, was the upgrading of rail tracks.
The first phase of KTM Komuter rail upgrading works would be completed by the middle of next year. The following phase will take a few more years.
“The upgrading work has caused the train frequency to drop to one every 45 minutes, compared with one every 20 minutes previously.
“Wth the use of this new phone app, we hope KTM Komuter users will be able to better plan their journeys and time,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rani said KTMB hoped to extend the use of the app for the KTM Komuter’s northern sector, ETS and Intercity trains.
“The app will be updated gradually and is expected to be adopted for all services beginning this September.”
He said KTMB plans for at least one million commuters to use this app by the year-end.