The ETS: Ipoh-Butterworth-Ipoh

All #ETS and #Intercity ticket sales suspended from mid-May 2016…

New info on KTM Komuter route revision:

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KTM ETS Ipoh to Butterworth Penang

Station 9500
Ipoh 05.00
Tasek 05.06
Sungai Siput 05.17
Kuala Kangsar 05.28
Padang Rengas 05.35
Taiping 05.49
Kamunting 05.54
Bagan Serai 06.11
Parit Buntar 06.18
Nibong Tebal 06.22
Simpang Ampat 06.29
Bukit Mertajam 06.37
Bukit Tengah 06.42
Butterworth Penang 06.50

Timetable for the ETS Train from Butterworth Penang to Ipoh in Perak



Bukit Tengah

Bukit Mertajam

Simpang Ampat

Nibong Tebal

Parit Buntar

Bagan Serai



Padang Rengas

Kuala Kangsar

Sungai Siput



9501 (Silver)















9209 (Gold)







42m42 minutes ago

Apparently ETS KL-Padang Besar bukan straight train. Kena transit 2 kali, kat Ipoh and Butterworth.Train dari Ipoh-Butterworth ada 5 am je

Translated from Malay by

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”.

The ETS (Electric Train Service): Ipoh-KL-Seremban-KL-Ipoh


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.

: Ipoh-Butterworth ETS (Electric Train Service) to begin in April 2015.

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15 Responses to The ETS: Ipoh-Butterworth-Ipoh

  1. Hi there!
    Greetings! Salam Sejaterah!
    I understand from the Star newspaper that there would be ETS from Ipoh to Butterworth commencing on April 2015.
    Has the train service already started?
    Thank you,
    Sugumaran John Perera

  2. Dear Sir / Madam,
    Has it been confirmed that the ETS begins its services in June 2015 from KLSentral to Butterworth?

    Thank you,

    Yours sincerely,
    Sugumaran John Perera

  3. I saw this ETS train was running on the track at Prai 2 days ago so I called the KTM hotline to find out the ticket, the answer was “No idea”

  4. george sim says:

    Hello from April 2015 as mentioned that the ETS will be operational then was put off to June now,yet nothing is happening,I called up KTM hotline they got no idea when n it’s already mid June, will it be 31st of June ar? come on at least some confirmed date should be published to the public

  5. Sugumaran John Perera says:

    Yes, why KTMB keeping its customers in the dark concerning the ETS service to Butterworth! Don’t tell me KTM is ignorant about the date of the service.
    Publish in the papers as to the commencement of the ETS service, KTM.

  6. PJ Gomes says:

    I am one of the eager passengers awaiting for the KL-Butterworth ETS because I stay in Penang.
    The promised three hour ride would be very convenient to get back to Penang on Friday and return on Sunday. Those test runs should be more than justified to start the long awaited service. PJ Gomes, KL

  7. Jack The rider says:

    Just heard from the Radio news that it will start the route service from Butterworth to KL on 9th July 2015!

  8. July 9th is the expected date. Keeping fingers crossed.

  9. Maurice .... KL says:

    Can some please inform the public which stations the new ets service will stop at between KL Central and Padang Besar.
    Thank you

  10. Maurice .... KL says:

    You misunderstood my question …. the stops between KL Central and Padang Besar …. going up north and NOT from Padang Besar to KL Central. Going by your reply, the first stop after leaving KL Central would be Bukit Mertajam. Is that right?

  11. Maurice .... KL says:

    Yes, that ’28 stations’ quote does confuse matters, but thanks anyway. Got the info from today’s Sun newspaper…. Thanks again

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