KTM ETS Ipoh to Butterworth Penang
Timetable for the ETS Train from Butterworth Penang to Ipoh in Perak
Apparently ETS KL-Padang Besar bukan straight train. Kena transit 2 kali, kat Ipoh and Butterworth.Train dari Ipoh-Butterworth ada 5 am je
ETS apparently KL-Padang Besar is not a straight train. 2 times the wrong transit, kat Ipoh and Butterworth. Train from Ipoh-Butterworth have 5 am je 😒
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) chairman Datuk Nawawi Ahmadsaid in December 2014 that the ETS to Butterworth from KL would be “operational” in June 2015.
1st June 2015 is TWO DAYS away but there is no news at all. This is a case of “No news is BAD news”.
Saturday December 6, 2014 MYT 7:20:36 AM
KL to B’worth by ETS from June
PETALING JAYA: A three-hour Electric Train Service (ETS) linking Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth will be operational in June next year. Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) chairman Datuk Nawawi Ahmad said the new ride would carry some 350 people to Penang from here and have 10 new coach sets running on it by January 2016. “(This is part of the) operation linking Padang Besar to KL. But first, in June 2015, it will be between Butterworth and KL,” he said in an interview. Nawawi said discussions were still being held on whether the service would transport passengers directly from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth or mid-way from Ipoh. He confirmed that the coach sets would be manufactured by China-based train-making company CSR Zhuzhou, which built the Class 92 trains for KTMB’s Komuter line. Three sets will begin their run on the KL-Butterworth route in June. The other seven will be pushed onto the tracks in stages by January 2016. Asked how different they would be from the current ETS car sets plying the KL-Ipoh route, Nawawi said they were capable of travelling at speeds of 160kph. The current ones can only touch 140kph. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/12/06/KL-to-Bworth-by-ETS-from-June/ —
#Budget2015: Ipoh-Butterworth ETS (Electric Train Service) to begin in April 2015.
BERNAMA http://www.mole.my/content/budget-ipoh-butterworth-ets-begin-operation-april-2015?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter ———————————————————————————————————–