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

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

ETS Gold 9420up + KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2910up & 2963dn: KL Sentral to Butterworth via Padang Rengas and Bukit Mertajam by Train

For this Penang trip, I opted to get there by ETS train as I have not taken KTM for quite some time. However, KTM's genius timetable does not offer any morning trains from KL Sentral to Butterworth. On top of that, the first direct train to Butterworth at 11.25am is an ETS Platinum service. Not … Continue reading ETS Gold 9420up + KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2910up & 2963dn: KL Sentral to Butterworth via Padang Rengas and Bukit Mertajam by Train

KTM Komuter Northern Sector Weekend Service: Padang Besar to Butterworth by 92 Class Six-Car Set (SCS)

Effective 18 November 2017, the KTM Komuter Northern Sector operates with 2 sets of 92 Class EMUs on Saturdays and Sundays to cope with the increasing passenger demand and load. The 92 Class EMUs are transferred from the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector overnight to the Northern Sector after the end of revenue services in … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector Weekend Service: Padang Besar to Butterworth by 92 Class Six-Car Set (SCS)

KTM Komuter Northern Sector: Padang Besar to Butterworth by Train

With the Thaksinarath and Hat Yai – Padang Besar Shuttle Train completed, it's time for my final train journey for the Bangkok - Butterworth route: the KTM Komuter Northern Sector. With the rescheduling of the ETS timetable effective 1 August 2017, trains either ply the KL Sentral - Ipoh, (Gemas) - KL Sentral - Butterworth or (Gemas) - … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector: Padang Besar to Butterworth by Train