KTM Shuttle Tebrau 81dn from JB Sentral to Woodlands CIQ (Connection from Ekspres Rakyat Timuran 27dn)
Shuttle Tebrau 81dn is the 2pm train from JB Sentral to Woodlands CIQ. To continue on my journey from Tumpat to the former KTM Singapore Sector, I decided to take Shuttle Tebrau 81dn even though the bus at this timing would be faster, so as to arrive in Singapore properly by train.
The façade of Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station (JB Sentral).
I waited till the queue subsided before heading to the KTMB Integrated Ticketing System (KITS) Automated Control Gate (ACG).
Heading to the KITS ACG once the crowd had thinned.
Scanning my passport on the Shuttle Tebrau gate.
The Shuttle Tebrau gate no longer displays personal information, with a simple “Hi” greeting instead.
Heading down the escalator to Malaysia immigration.
The crowded waiting room after immigration, where the initial queue at Gate A was waiting.
Heading down to Platform 4 once the gate opened for boarding.
The first coach was an ASC (ICF-Padu Sedia), which I just headed in for a seat as the was about to depart.
The interior of the ASC (ICF-Padu Sedia). Not many people were at the front of the train as the regular passengers will camp at the rear to dash out from the train at Woodlands CIQ, where they will be closest to Singapore immigration.
Heading out of JB Sentral.
Heading on to the Johor-Singapore Causeway.
Crossing the international border from Malaysia to Singapore.
Entering Singapore on the Johor-Singapore Causeway.
The warning sign for the end of track after Woodlands Train Checkpoint (Woodlands CIQ) since 1 July 2011.
ASC 2142 is a previously-refurbished ASC (Hyundai) coach last seen actively used on the Ekspres Rakyat on 8 May 2016. I’m surprised this coach has not been sent to Padu Sedia for refurbishment, and am more surprised to see it still running.
The seats on ASC 2142 have a new seat cover as of 2016, but is still using the original Mugunghwa seat. The flip-up tray table at the front seats still remain in tact, along with the TV console to fit a CRT television set.
SBS Transit Bus Service 170