ETS Platinum Standard Class 9172up Train from KL Sentral to Batu Gajah
On 28 September 2022, Malayan Railway Fan Club (MRFC) had a visit to KTM Berhad’s Batu Gajah Central Workshop. To arrive in Batu Gajah in time for the morning workshop visit, I took the first train out of KL Sentral which is ETS Platinum 9172up from KL Sentral to Batu Gajah in Standard Class for this short trip.
My ticket was checked by the Polis Bantuan before heading to the Automated Control Gates (ACG).
The queue for the Automated Control Gates (ACG) were empty. Demand is low for this early morning train from KL Sentral.
My ticket for the ETS Platinum 9172up train from KL Sentral to Batu Gajah.
Heading to the Automated Control Gates (ACG).
Scanning my ticket at the Automated Control Gate (ACG).
Heading down the escalator to the platform.
There were 2 93/2 Class ETS train sets at Platform 1.
Signs point to the platform where my ETS Platinum 9172up was departing from.
My ETS Platinum 9172up would be the front set with doors open.
The interior of the ETS Business Class coach at Coach A.
The ETS Bistro is located at Coach C.
The front view of 93/2 Class ETS 214.
The interior of my Standard Class coach at Coach F.
Table seats are available in the middle of the coach.
The rest of the seats are pairs in a fixed forward or reverse direction.
My seat is at 12D.
The legroom available on board ETS Platinum Standard Class.
A tray table is available at the back of each airline seat.
1 3-pin power socket and 2 USB power sockets are available below between each pair of seats.
Heading out of the covered KL Sentral platforms.
Heading in to Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
Making a brief stop at Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
Passing by the new facing and trailing crossovers north of Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
Passing by Simpang Batu on the down track. The line is a single track from here to Sungai Buloh with KVDT works.
Passing by Segambut Railway Station.
The old up track to be removed and replaced.
Passing by Kepong Railway Station.
Passing by Kepong Sentral Railway Station.
Approaching Sungai Buloh Railway Station with the view of the MRT Putrajaya Line viaducts.
Arriving at Sungai Buloh Railway Station.
A lot more passengers were boarding at Sungai Buloh Railway Station. Perhaps this early morning train departure didn’t cater for city departures, but is perfect for those living north of KL.
Ticket checks were done after departing from Sungai Buloh Railway Station. Guess the TC knew where the crowds would be coming from.
I headed to Coach C to get some breakfast from the ETS Bistro after departing from Sungai Buloh Railway Station.
The food available during my trip on board ETS Platinum 9172up.
The ETS Bistro was busy this morning with a breakfast crowd.
A surau is available beside the ETS Bistro at Coach C.
With no space to sit at the ETS Bistro, I brought my food back to my seat after waiting for it to be microwaved.
I ordered a typical Malaysian breakfast of Nasi Lemak (RM10.50) and hot coffee (RM2.80).
The Nasi Lemak (RM10.50) quality on board the ETS has improved with the rice part of the box retaining its moisture. The sambal and rendang sauces also went well with the rice.
Approaching Tanjung Malim Railway Station.
Making a brief stop at Tanjung Malim Railway Station.
Passing through Behrang Railway Station which is currently not served by any train services.
Making a brief stop at Kampar Railway Station.
Passing through Kota Bharu (Perak) Railway Station.
Passing by the stabling lines at Batu Gajah Depot.
Some open-faced 93 Class ETS sets at Batu Gajah Depot.
Entering Batu Gajah Railway Station.
Batu Gajah is in the middle of 2 freight stations.
Thank you ETS 214 for the ride.
Looking down the platforms at Batu Gajah Railway Station.
Heading up to the overhead bridge to cross the tracks.
Crossing over to Platform 1 where the exit is.
Heading to the exit.
Heading to the Automated Control Gates (ACG).
A simple thank you message is displayed upon scanning out of the Automated Control Gate (ACG).
The concourse of Batu Gajah Railway Station.
There is a snack stall in Batu Gajah Railway Station but this was closed when I arrived.
The façade of Batu Gajah Railway Station.
The future Silverlakes Village Outlet is located just opposite Batu Gajah Railway Station.
The ETS Platinum 9172up was a fuss-free, speedy, and on-time ride from KL Sentral to Batu Gajah. Do note that tickets for this short-distance sector on ETS Platinum 9172up can only be purchased 24 hours before departure.
From here, I met up with the Malayan Railway Fan Club (MRFC) group before proceeding to KTM Berhad’s Batu Gajah Central Workshop.