Sri Maju Express: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Woodlands Checkpoint (and Golden Mile Complex) by Bus

Coming out from the rather temporary walkway from Butterworth Railway Station, I found myself back in Penang Sentral's ticketing area where I had my Easybook booking in my phone which I made while on the train ride from Anak Bukit to Butterworth. Choices were rather limited to travel back to Singapore here, with just two … Continue reading Sri Maju Express: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Woodlands Checkpoint (and Golden Mile Complex) by Bus

Ekspres Kesatuan: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Alor Setar (Terminal Shahab Perdana) by Bus

As I (a) was exploring Penang Sentral, (b) had lunch at Penang Sentral, (c) missed the KTM Komuter Northern Sector train and had to wait 2 hours for the next train, (d) wanted to actually try out using Penang Sentral and (e) all of the above, I decided to get a bus from Penang Sentral … Continue reading Ekspres Kesatuan: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Alor Setar (Terminal Shahab Perdana) by Bus

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

Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) to Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry

After a quick night's rest in Penang, it's time to move on to explore Penang Sentral and to catch my flight back to Johor Bahru from Alor Setar later in the afternoon. (Or so I thought, anyway.) From Georgetown, I headed to Jetty to catch the Rapid Ferry across to the mainland, with the Sultan … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) to Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry

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

Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry and Bus (OUTDATED)

Heading back to the mainland for my flight from Alor Setar, I headed back for the Rapid Ferry to catch the KTM Komuter from Butterworth. I took this journey while the construction of Penang Sentral was still ongoing, days before the opening. As such, this journey will include the compulsory bus transfer which is no … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry and Bus (OUTDATED)

Rapid Ferry: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Georgetown (Penang Island) by Bus and Ferry (OUTDATED)

The Rapid Ferry is the main mode of transport between Butterworth and Georgetown Penang Island. As the construction of Penang Sentral was still ongoing, the bus transfer to the ferry terminal was necessary to get to the ferry terminal. I took this journey while the construction of Penang Sentral was still ongoing, days before the … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Georgetown (Penang Island) by Bus and Ferry (OUTDATED)

Rapid Ferry: Butterworth to Penang Island (Georgetown) by Bus + Ferry (Butterworth Linkway Closure)

The Rapid Ferry is a roll-on/roll-off car and passenger ferry linking the multimodal transport hub of Penang Sentral at Butterworth on the mainland to the island of Penang at Georgetown. As the walkway from Butterworth Railway Station to the Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal is currently closed to facilitate the construction of the link to the upcoming … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Butterworth to Penang Island (Georgetown) by Bus + Ferry (Butterworth Linkway Closure)

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)