Ekspres Rakyat Timuran 27dn: Tumpat to Johor Bahru Sentral by Train

The Ekspres Rakyat Timuran is the last true remaining KTM Intercity express train which actually runs with limited stops. The other set of express trains, Ekspres Selatan between JB Sentral and Gemas/Pulau Sebang (Tampin), charges express fares but stops at all stations en route. As it's been almost 3 years since I last took a sleeper … Continue reading Ekspres Rakyat Timuran 27dn: Tumpat to Johor Bahru Sentral by Train

KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector 2018up: Pulau Sebang (Tampin) to KL Sentral by Train

KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector 2018up is the third train of the day departing from Pulau Sebang (Tampin). The 136-minutes-delayed 44up Ekspres Selatan from JB Sentral which I had just disembarked from did not allow me to get the first train out of Tampin despite my overnight journey, snowballing into a delay of my arrival … Continue reading KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector 2018up: Pulau Sebang (Tampin) to KL Sentral by Train

Ekspres Selatan 44up: JB Sentral to Pulau Sebang (Tampin) by Night Train – Truncated and Replaced with SCS 92 Class EMU

The Ekspres Selatan is a series of shuttle trains in the state of Johor charging express fares, with some trains extending up to Pulau Sebang (Tampin) in Melaka. The night train, 44up from JB Sentral, travels up to Pulau Sebang (Tampin) to allow passengers to transfer to the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector to continue … Continue reading Ekspres Selatan 44up: JB Sentral to Pulau Sebang (Tampin) by Night Train – Truncated and Replaced with SCS 92 Class EMU

KTM Singapore Sector: 8 Years On – What’s New and What’s Still The Same

It's been 8 years since 108 years of Singapore railway history had ended on 1 July 2011 when the railway land from Tanjung Pagar to south of Woodlands Train Checkpoint was handed back to Singapore and KTM train services ended serving central Singapore. Every year close to the anniversary or on the anniversary itself, I've … Continue reading KTM Singapore Sector: 8 Years On – What’s New and What’s Still The Same

Tren Khas Terakhir Stesen Tanjong Pagar 1030up: Singapore to Woodlands CIQ by The Last Train from Tanjung Pagar Railway Station driven by His Majesty DYMM Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of Johor

Thursday, 30 June 2011 marked a very sad day - the last day of the Singapore Sector of the Malayan Railway after 108 years of operations since 1903 as specified by the Malaysia–Singapore Points of Agreement Supplement 2010. From 1 July 2011 onwards, all KTM Intercity trains would terminate at Woodlands Train Checkpoint, with the immigration … Continue reading Tren Khas Terakhir Stesen Tanjong Pagar 1030up: Singapore to Woodlands CIQ by The Last Train from Tanjung Pagar Railway Station driven by His Majesty DYMM Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of Johor

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