Iarnród Éireann-Irish Rail 22000 Class InterCity Railcar (ICR) Exploration: The Sister Train to KTM’s ETS 91 Class

The Iarnród Éireann-Irish Rail 22000 Class InterCity Railcar (ICR) is the new generation of InterCity train services built by Hyundai Rotem operating at speeds of up to 160km/h, replacing locomotive-hauled services on all InterCity routes since 2008 except for Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Belfast. Sounds familiar? Heading into Connolly Railway Station after getting off the Luas Red … Continue reading Iarnród Éireann-Irish Rail 22000 Class InterCity Railcar (ICR) Exploration: The Sister Train to KTM’s ETS 91 Class

Penang Sentral Exploration: The Latest Integrated Transport Hub in Northern Malaysia

Penang Sentral is the newest Integrated Transport Hub in Northern Malaysia, linking train, bus and ferry services through an integrated complex. While announced in 2007, the project was delayed repeatedly until it finally began construction in 2015, 4 years after the Butterworth Railway Station was rebuilt. Penang Sentral finally opened on 22 November 2018 which … Continue reading Penang Sentral Exploration: The Latest Integrated Transport Hub in Northern Malaysia

Shuttle Tebrau 89dn: Johor Bahru Sentral to Woodlands CIQ by Train

The Shuttle Tebrau is a popular shuttle train plying between JB Sentral and Woodlands CIQ, with tickets easily selling out 30 days in advance for the 5-minute across the Causeway. Heading back to Singapore on a Sunday night, I opted to camp online before 8.30am 30 days before departure to secure my ticket as the … Continue reading Shuttle Tebrau 89dn: Johor Bahru Sentral to Woodlands CIQ by Train

Shuttle Tebrau 86up: Woodlands CIQ to Johor Bahru Sentral by Train

The Shuttle Tebrau is a popular shuttle train plying between Woodlands CIQ and JB Sentral, with tickets easily selling out 30 days in advance for the 5-minute across the Causeway. Heading to JB on a weekend, I opted to use it to cross the border efficiently and comfortably. From Marsiling MRT Station, I got on … Continue reading Shuttle Tebrau 86up: Woodlands CIQ to Johor Bahru Sentral by Train

KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2963dn: Padang Besar to Anak Bukit by Train

After getting some snacks from Arked Niaga, it was time to head back home. However, I'm doing a little something different this time, with the new-age "Ekspres Peninsular" instead. Here's how. I started my journey back to JB and onwards to Singapore from Padang Besar as usual with the KTM Komuter Northern Sector. However, instead … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2963dn: Padang Besar to Anak Bukit by Train

KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2956up: Butterworth to Padang Besar by Train

From my Rapid Ferry ride and Penang Sentral Temporary Transport Terminal bus drop off, it was just a short walk to Butterworth Railway Station where I continued my journey by KTM Komuter Northern Sector to Padang Besar where I was hoping to shop for some goodies before returning home later in the afternoon. As I … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2956up: Butterworth to Padang Besar by Train

KTM Komuter 2304up: Sentul to Sungai Buloh by Once-A-Day Direct Train

The KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector runs on 2 distinct corridors (excluding current split route arrangements), namely the Batu Caves - Pulau Sebang (Tampin) Line and Tanjung Malim - Pelabuhan Klang Line. However, one train a day in the early morning plies a rather unusual route, from Sentul to Sungai Buloh. This isn't a parliamentary train where … Continue reading KTM Komuter 2304up: Sentul to Sungai Buloh by Once-A-Day Direct Train

Proposed Cessation of Selected Train Services and New Bus Subsidiary for KTM Berhad

Unsustainable Train Services Recent line closures, reduced frequencies and delayed express KTM Intercity trains by an average of 3 hours daily, are affecting passenger satisfaction on the national railway operator, KTM Berhad, bringing it to an all-time low. Those with no option but to wait for the train makes up the most of KTM Komuter … Continue reading Proposed Cessation of Selected Train Services and New Bus Subsidiary for KTM Berhad