Longest KTM Komuter Klang Valley & Southern Sector Journey from Gemas to Tanjung Malim
The KTM Komuter Southern Sector Shuttle Train, or Tren Shuttle KTM Komuter Sektor Selatan, was a train service plying between Gemas or Pulau Sebang (Tampin) and Seremban, extending out from the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector with a separate shuttle line. With the then-new KTM Komuter Southern Sector Shuttle Train (and now defunct), it was possible to travel all the way from Gemas to Tanjung Malim with a single KTM Komuter ticket, a journey of 258.9km.
Thus, I decided one fine day to do such a Komuter marathon.
From 20 June 2016, the KTM Komuter shuttle between Seremban and Gemas will terminate at Pulau Sebang (Tampin). There will be no more KTM Komuter services to Batang Melaka and Gemas stations.
From 11 July 2016, through services will operate from the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector. There will be no more split in services at Seremban.
Please go to the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector page for more information.
The journey starts at Gemas at 5.05am. This is the only morning departure for KTM Komuter from this station, and also the only northbound Komuter train to connect with any other trains from Seremban station.
Head up to level 1 to get your ticket. There are also plenty of seats around for you to wait for your train.
Once the train is ready for boarding, a staff will check your tickets before you enter the platform.
This train is served by EMU 30, a 3-car 83 Class EMU. Also spotted along the line are 92 Class six car sets, plying between Seremban and Pulau Sebang (Tampin).
The Seremban – Gemas route map found inside the train.
The Klang Valley route map is also available.
Only longitudinal seating is found on the 83 Class.
The most expensive, and furthest distance available for travel, one-way KTM Komuter ticket.
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The journey from Gemas to Seremban takes 1 hour and 9 minutes.
At Seremban, passengers who are continuing their journey towards Rawang, proceed to Platform 2, just across where the train stops. Rawang – Seremban trains terminates at Platform 2 and Seremban – Pulau Sebang (Tampin)/Gemas trains terminates at Platform 3, providing seamless cross-platform transfers between the 2 trains.
The transfer time between the 2 trains is 4 minutes.
Inside the 92 Class SCS bound for Rawang.
The journey to Rawang takes 2 hours and 9 minutes.
Upon arrival at Rawang, take the overhead bridge to cross to Platform 3 for the shuttle train bound for Tanjung Malim.
The transfer time between the 2 trains is 11 minutes.
The journey from Rawang to Tanjung Malim takes 38 minutes.
After 4 hours and 11 minutes, the end to end journey from Gemas to Tanjung Malim is complete.
The total trip cost and journey time is RM17.90 taking 4 hours and 11 minutes. If the departure and arrival times matches your demands, go for the trip. However, this does not make much sense as there are no opportunities for breaks in between, neither are toilets available on board the trains. Also, if you do not get a good connection, waiting times for each train can stretch up to 40 minutes at transfer stations.
A quick check on the KTM E-Ticket System for KTM Intercity and ETS trains also finds that costs for an Economy Class (AEC) ticket go for RM14 on the same route, if you take the Ekspres Peninsular. This would be cheaper and more comfortable if you ever need to make this journey, if you don’t mind the arrival time. If you take an afternoon ETS departure from Gemas, the same journey takes only 3 hours and 10 minutes, with full amenities on board. All other KTM Intercity and ETS trains from Gemas except the Shuttle to JB Sentral and Tren Rakyat Timuran also ply this route, so you are not limited to 1 morning KTM Komuter train a day.
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Do this journey only if you feel that this is the best connection and departure times, or you really love trains.