82 Class | KTM Komuter

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The 82 Class was a 3-car electric multiple unit (EMU) which operated for KTM Komuter. It was built by Union Carriage & Wagon in South Africa. The 82 Class EMU featured a mixed longitudinal and transverse seating layout throughout its lifespan, with some unknown sets refurbished to a full longitudinal seating layout for a very short while to boost passenger capacity before being taken out of service for good.

All 82 Class EMUs have been retired from service.

Interior of 82 Class
KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector | Longitudinal and Transverse Seating

82 Class Interior Old 01

Interior of 82 Class
KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector | Longitudinal Seating

Not available. (I didn’t catch any sets in the short time before they ceased operations for good.)


82 Class “Hybrid Train”

During the “Komuter Krisis” in 2012, some 82 Class EMU sets without its own motive power were relegated to form special “Hybrid Trains” (not to be confused with battery-electric trains with onboard rechargeable energy storage system) for passenger service. This consisted of a locomotive to haul the train and a generator set (PGC or BRF Genset) to provide electrical power to the train. Some unknown sets were revived from hybrid trains again for a short while, operating under their own motive power once again, before they ceased operations for good shortly after.


A “Hybrid Train” with PGC attached to the 82 Class EMU train set without its own motive power.


A “Hybrid Train” with BRF Genset attached to the 82 Class EMU train set without its own motive power.


A “Hybrid Train” departing from Sentul Railway Station.


“Hybrid Trains” operate on a limited-stop service without schedules to provide additional services for high-demand stations and to reduce the number of times the train has to make a stop as the acceleration and deceleration for “Hybrid Trains” with locomotives is not as fast as the usual EMUs. In later years, the “Hybrid Trains” worked on short-working limited-stop Shuttle schedules, but were delayed most (if not all) of the time.


A “Hybrid Train” at KL Sentral Platform 5 for the limited-stop KL Sentral – Shah Alam service.


26109 Tanjung Pelepas working on a “Hybrid Train” at Midvalley Halt for the limited-stop Rawang – Seremban service.


24108 Hang Jebat working on a “Hybrid Train” at Batu Caves Railway Station for the limited-stop Batu Caves – Klang Shuttle service.


24108 Hang Jebat working on a “Hybrid Train” departing from Batu Caves Railway Station for Klang on the limited-stop Batu Caves – Klang Shuttle service.


In a last-ditch effort to increase the Komuter frequency despite the existing EMUs and “Hybrid Trains” already fully utilised, an additional once-a-day limited-stop KL Sentral – Rawang – KL Sentral Intercity Shuttle was introduced in the weekday morning peak with locomotive-hauled KTM Intercity coaches operating on the KTM Komuter service. This Intercity Shuttle was formed using the Ekspres Langkawi empty rake immediately after arriving from Padang Besar in the morning. However, passengers could only access ASC and AEC coaches, with ADNS and ADNFB coaches locked out.

All 82 Class EMUs have been retired from service.

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