M Update, 1/2/2019 – In conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) will provide four additional Electric Train Services (ETS) trains. Normally there are 36 trips, to and fro, from Gemas to Padang Besar. For this festive season KTMB are adding four extra trips.
Besides that, there have the additions that won’t be throughout the holiday period but only between February 1-4 and February 7-10 as it’s a few days before the ‘reunion dinner’ (one day before CNY) and a few days after. Tickets for the RTS service from KL Sentral-Ipoh and KL Sentral-Butterworth lines are already sold out for Sunday (February 3). An additional 9984 tickets were offered and so far 7158 tickets have been sold said transport minister Anthony Loke.
For the KTM Intercity line, 16,000 tickets are on offer from January 31 till February 10 and so far 11,303 tickets have been sold. As for the Shuttle Tebrau, 109,120 were offered with 71,869 sold. From all these numbers show that ETS is one of the popular modes of transport as demand is high. According to the Athony Loke, he said that the authorities just wants to make sure a smooth a smooth journey for anyone travelling to ensure there is enough transportation services available.