SkyPark Link 2806up: Subang Airport Terminal SkyPark to Subang Jaya by Airport Express Train

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Heading back out of Terminal SkyPark from KL Sentral again, I opted to get the SkyPark Link again despite there being a cheaper and much more frequent option of a bus to the nearest LRT station. This time, I needed to just get to Subang Jaya to continue on with my day’s plans.

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The facade of Terminal SkyPark Railway Station.

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The concourse of Terminal SkyPark Railway Station.

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In case you miss your SkyPark Link train and need to wait an hour for it, you can sit down at the waiting area. Remember, “great things come out of patience”.

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While the rest of the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector has gone cashless, cash tickets can still be purchased for the SkyPark Link at a higher fare.

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Cash tokens can only be purchased for the SkyPark Link service to Subang Jaya and KL Sentral.

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Heading through the fare gates with my Touch ‘n Go card.

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Heading up to the platform.

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The 83 Class EMU25 heading my SkyPark Link 2806up train to Subang Jaya and onwards to KL Sentral.

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The signal is already given about 5 minutes before departure time.

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Departing from Terminal SkyPark.

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The torn sticker on 83 Class EMU25 on this end of the train is even worse than the other end.

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The SkyPark Link 2806up arrived at Subang Jaya on time.

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After dropping me off, the train headed on to KL Sentral empty.

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For your own safety, please stand behind the yellow line. Do not go out and make things happen.

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For your own safety, please stand behind the yellow line. Do not go out on this journey.

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83 Class EMU33 was stabling at the down bypass track.

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Heading up to the concourse level.

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Heading out of the concourse.

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The travel information of the SkyPark Link and comparison with competing train services.

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The fare information of the SkyPark Link between Subang Jaya and Terminal SkyPark.

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Heading out of the designated Touch ‘n Go fare gates.

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The card fare from Terminal SkyPark to Subang Jaya is RM4.50 (~S$1.47).

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Looking back at the ticket concourse of Subang Jaya Railway Station.

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The ticketing area of Subang Jaya Railway Station. The ticket vending machines are only for the SkyPark Link.

Overall, a fuss-free ride on the SkyPark Link, but only because I checked the timetable to catch a particular train back.

Frequency is a major problem on the SkyPark Link as due to the long wait times, people would simple look for alternatives, like a frequent feeder bus to the nearest LRT station, and with parallel bus routes from the same bus stop, making wait times for the bus to the LRT a fraction of that as compared to the SkyPark Link.

Unfortunately, I can’t think of any other way to improve ridership on the SkyPark Link other than to convert it to a regular all-stop KTM Komuter service or to increase the frequency of the SkyPark Link while risking that passenger numbers do not increase, since passengers to Subang Airport can afford not to take public transport anyway. I don’t foresee an easy path for the SkyPark Link to sustain services unfortunately.

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