SkyPark Link 2805dn: KL Sentral to Subang Airport Terminal SkyPark by Airport Express Train

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The SkyPark Link is Malaysia’s second airport rail link linking Subang Airport to KL Sentral using converted KTM Komuter trains. Despite being a geographically good link, the line consistently falls severely short of passengers, possibly due to the infrequent departures, combined with the behaviour of actual Subang Airport passengers who do not use public transport. As I had some free time in the morning, I opted to joyride on the SkyPark Link and contribute to KTM’s revenue.

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The SkyPark Link departs from Gate A at KL Sentral.

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Using my Touch ‘n Go card, I used the Touch ‘n Go turnstiles lane at Gate A. The regular KTM Komuter gates at Gate A are not integrated for Touch ‘n Go unlike the KTM Komuter gates at the KTM Komuter entrance.

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Tapping my Touch ‘n Go card on the reader.

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Heading down to the platform.

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My SkyPark Link 2805dn was departing from Platform 2.

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The 83 Class EMU25 operating as my SkyPark Link 2805dn to Terminal SkyPark.

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The interior of the 83 Class EMU25 featuring transverse seating formed of former 81 Class seats.

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Seats on the 83 Class EMU25 are arranged in a 2+2 configuration.

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Luggage racks are available at the ends of the train by the driving cab.

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This is why you don’t use low quality stickers. I don’t even understand how this peeling could happen with the non-existent passengers walking over it.

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The priority area, formed of a pair of seats of the current 81 Class trains.

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Departing from KL Sentral.

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The fully stickered windows make it impossible for photos out of the train.

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Making a brief stop at Subang Jaya where some airport staff boarded.

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Entering the junction towards the Subang SkyPark branch line.

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Heading on the Subang SkyPark branch line.

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The SkyPark Link 2805dn arrived at Terminal Skypark at 8.14am – 4 minutes late.

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Heading down the escalator to exit the station.

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Heading to the ticket gates.

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The ticket gates here are all converted to allow both the Komuter Link and Touch ‘n Go cards to be used. The card fare from KL Sentral to Terminal SkyPark is RM10 (~S$3.26).

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The car park between Terminal SkyPark Railway Station and Subang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is now fenced off with all the trees removed, offering a clear view between the railway station and airport now.

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The overrun of Terminal SkyPark Railway Station seen from street level.

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The facade of Terminal SkyPark Railway Station.

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With the fencing around the car park, it is now necessary to walk the 300 meter walkway around the perimeter of the car park to the linkbridge to the airport terminal building.

Overall, a pleasant, empty ride on the SkyPark Link, with a slight delay which didn’t matter as I didn’t have a flight to catch. If you would like to experience the feeling of chartering a train for cheap, hop on board the SkyPark Link.

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