KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2963dn: Padang Besar to Anak Bukit by Train

After getting some snacks from Arked Niaga, it was time to head back home. However, I'm doing a little something different this time, with the new-age "Ekspres Peninsular" instead. Here's how. I started my journey back to JB and onwards to Singapore from Padang Besar as usual with the KTM Komuter Northern Sector. However, instead … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2963dn: Padang Besar to Anak Bukit by Train

KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2956up: Butterworth to Padang Besar by Train

From my Rapid Ferry ride and Penang Sentral Temporary Transport Terminal bus drop off, it was just a short walk to Butterworth Railway Station where I continued my journey by KTM Komuter Northern Sector to Padang Besar where I was hoping to shop for some goodies before returning home later in the afternoon. As I … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2956up: Butterworth to Padang Besar by Train

KTM Komuter Northern Sector Weekend Service: Padang Besar to Butterworth by 92 Class Six-Car Set (SCS)

Effective 18 November 2017, the KTM Komuter Northern Sector operates with 2 sets of 92 Class EMUs on Saturdays and Sundays to cope with the increasing passenger demand and load. The 92 Class EMUs are transferred from the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector overnight to the Northern Sector after the end of revenue services in … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector Weekend Service: Padang Besar to Butterworth by 92 Class Six-Car Set (SCS)

Express 949: Hat Yai Junction to Padang Besar by Shuttle Train

The Hat Yai - Padang Besar Shuttle Train is a twice-daily return service running between Hat Yai, the largest town in the Songkhla Province of Southern Thailand and Padang Besar, the eastern Malaysia-Thailand border town. The Express 949 operates on a time-effective afternoon schedule departing Hat Yai at 1.05pm Thai Time (GMT+7), just after checking-out … Continue reading Express 949: Hat Yai Junction to Padang Besar by Shuttle Train

Express 948: Padang Besar to Hat Yai Junction by Shuttle Train

The Express 948 Hat Yai – Padang Besar Shuttle Train is a very popular mode of transport between the Malaysia border town of Padang Besar to Hat Yai, the largest city of Songkhla Province, Thailand, departing in the morning at 9.55am Malaysia Time (GMT+8), connecting from ETS and Komuter services with morning arrivals at Padang Besar. This post is about … Continue reading Express 948: Padang Besar to Hat Yai Junction by Shuttle Train

Express 947: Hat Yai Junction to Padang Besar (Thai) by Shuttle Train

The Hat Yai - Padang Besar Shuttle Train is a twice-daily return service running between Hat Yai, the largest town in the Songkhla Province of Southern Thailand and Padang Besar, the eastern Malaysia-Thailand border town. While trains used to run with a dedicated 2-car Daewoo DMU and thereafter swapped for a Bogie Third Class rake … Continue reading Express 947: Hat Yai Junction to Padang Besar (Thai) by Shuttle Train

KTM Komuter Northern Sector: Padang Besar to Butterworth by Train

With the Thaksinarath and Hat Yai – Padang Besar Shuttle Train completed, it's time for my final train journey for the Bangkok - Butterworth route: the KTM Komuter Northern Sector. With the rescheduling of the ETS timetable effective 1 August 2017, trains either ply the KL Sentral - Ipoh, (Gemas) - KL Sentral - Butterworth or (Gemas) - … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector: Padang Besar to Butterworth by Train

Express 947 Hat Yai – Padang Besar Shuttle Train: Hat Yai Junction to Padang Besar by Train

After arriving from the Thaksinarath from Bangkok, I had slightly more than an hour to go before the Hat Yai - Padang Besar Shuttle Train departs at 7.30am. This post is about the travel experience onboard the Hat Yai – Padang Besar Shuttle Train. This is NOT the actual information page you are looking for. Click … Continue reading Express 947 Hat Yai – Padang Besar Shuttle Train: Hat Yai Junction to Padang Besar by Train

ETS Gold: (JB Sentral and) Gemas to Kuala Lumpur by Night Train

This post is about the travel experience onboard the ETS Gold. Click here to visit the dedicated ETS Gold information page. Since the cessation of KTM Intercity services in April, there is no more through train service between JB Sentral and KL Sentral. However, an overnight train combination still exists if you wish to travel … Continue reading ETS Gold: (JB Sentral and) Gemas to Kuala Lumpur by Night Train

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