From London to Singapore in 40 Days by Train for under S$5000

When I first started RailTravel Station, the original purpose was to document such an overland trip. However, due to circumstances, I was not able to proceed with the trip as I had originally planned, as there were other issues I considered more important to complete first. Finally, I was on my way backpacking across Europe and Asia, … Continue reading From London to Singapore in 40 Days by Train for under S$5000

Day 40: Shuttle Tebrau from Johor Bahru to Woodlands CIQ

This post is about the travel experience onboard the Shuttle Tebrau. Click here to visit the dedicated Shuttle Tebrau information page. The dedicated page features the route map, train interior, timetable, fares, travel advisories and a walkthrough of the procedures for crossing the border via the Shuttle Tebrau. The boarding process commenced when I got to … Continue reading Day 40: Shuttle Tebrau from Johor Bahru to Woodlands CIQ

Day 40: Ekspres Selatan from Gemas to Johor Bahru

This post is about the travel experience onboard the Ekspres Selatan. Click here to visit the dedicated Ekspres Selatan information page. With the discontinuation of KTM Intercity trains on electrified lines, you now have to transfer at Gemas to the Ekspres Selatan for connections down south. I chose the earlier 43dn as it uses the newer ASC … Continue reading Day 40: Ekspres Selatan from Gemas to Johor Bahru

Day 39: KTM Komuter from Padang Besar to Butterworth

This post is about the travel experience onboard the KTM Komuter Northern Sector. Click here to visit the dedicated KTM Komuter Northern Sector information page. The Special Express 35/36 (International Express) is no longer in operation. Replacing its timetable will be the new Thaksinarath running between Bangkok and Hat Yai with new CRRC-manufactured coaches. Through service between Bangkok … Continue reading Day 39: KTM Komuter from Padang Besar to Butterworth

Day 38-39: State Railway of Thailand from Bangkok to Padang Besar

The Special Express 35/36 (International Express) is no longer in operation. Replacing its timetable will be the new Thaksinarath running between Bangkok and Hat Yai with new CRRC-manufactured coaches. Through service between Bangkok and Padang Besar will be served by the new Special Express 45/46 (Thaksin Express) using 2 ANS40 coaches. Special Express 35 to Butterworth (?) … Continue reading Day 38-39: State Railway of Thailand from Bangkok to Padang Besar