The KLIA Transit is the commuter all-stop train of the Express Rail Link. Heading back to Singapore on a possible super-peak Sunday, I decided to travel avoiding the fuss and crowds, which is not buying a super expensive plane ticket. Instead of getting the bus from TBS, I decided to catch one from Putrajaya Sentral instead, so I’m using the KLIA Transit to get from KL Sentral to Putrajaya & Cyberjaya.
Heading to the kiosk to buy my ticket as there is a 10% discount when paying by credit or debit card at the kiosk.
Purchasing my ticket from the ticket kiosk.
My discounted KLIA Transit ticket from the ticket kiosk.
Heading to the fare gates to enter the system.
There is a barcode scanner for kiosk and e-tickets.
Scanning my ticket on the barcode scanner which didn’t work. A security guard came forward to help me, and hovered the ticket above the reader, then it worked.
Heading down to the KLIA Transit platform.
The island platform for KLIA Transit services at KL Sentral.
There is an air-conditioned waiting room at the southern end of the platform.
A KLIA Ekspres CRRC Changchun Equator EMU arriving at the KLIA Ekspres platform for the next trip to KLIA and klia2. Believe it or not, this is actually my first time spotting this new KLIA Ekspres CRRC Changchun Equator EMU up close.
The side of the KLIA Ekspres CRRC Changchun Equator EMU.
The front of the KLIA Ekspres CRRC Changchun Equator EMU bears a Malaysian motif, differentiating it from the KLIA Transit CRRC Changchun Equator EMU train sets.
Boarding the KLIA Transit Siemens Desiro ET 425 M EMU.
The interior of the KLIA Transit Siemens Desiro ET 425 M EMU.
The KLIA Transit Siemens Desiro ET 425 M EMU features single seats in the high capacity standing area.
The legroom available on the facing bay of 2 seats in the single seat area.
The view of the train from my seat. I picked a front seat as it was less crowded and nearer to the escalator at Putrajaya & Cyberjaya station later on.
The KLIA Ekspres departs first at 2.00pm, followed by my KLIA Transit train at 2.03pm.
Departing from KL Sentral with an arriving Komuter.
Passing by Bank Rakyat-Bangsar LRT Station.
Passing by Simpang Pelabuhan Klang.
Passing by Mid Valley Megamall and Mid Valley City.
Passing by the future Bandar Malaysia.
Wonder when I can actually take the train to Jurong East from here. I say train and not high-speed train anymore because I don’t even understand what is happening right now.
The skyline of Kuala Lumpur.
Not sure what these viaducts are for.
Approaching Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) where I’m not catching my bus from.
Arriving at Bandar Tasik Selatan.
Making a brief stop at Bandar Tasik Selatan.
Bye buses, see you in JB later.
Passing by Sungai Besi LRT Station and future Sungai Besi MRT Station.
Passing by the MRT Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya Line viaducts, LRT Sri Petaling Line viaducts, and KTM tracks.
Passing by a KTM Komuter train heading to KL Sentral.
Passing by Serdang Railway Station.
Splitting off from the parallel KTM alignment, heading towards Putrajaya and klia2.
MRT Sungai Buloh–Serdang–Putrajaya Line viaducts flying in at Putrajaya Sentral.
Hmm, can the Putrajaya Monorail tracks still be used?
Arriving in Putrajaya & Cyberjaya.
The journey from KL Sentral to Putrajaya & Cyberjaya took 17 minutes.
The KLIA Transit continues on to Salak Tinggi, KLIA, and klia2.
Heading up the escalator to the concourse.
Heading to the ticket gates.
Hovering my ticket above the QR code scanner.
The welcome sight after exiting from the fare gates.
Turning right to head to the bus station.
Overall, a good on-time ride with the KLIA Transit, which was much needed to get a smooth connection to my connecting bus to JB departing very soon.