The transport ministry says it’s trying into the potential of having inter-state categorical practice providers working frequently, not simply throughout festive seasons. Transport minister Anthony Loke mentioned he’ll talk about points of the matter with Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM).
He mentioned that he was trying ahead to having the extra categorical practice providers launched as quickly as potential, the Malay Mail studies. “Specific trains will not be one thing new. The electrical practice service (ETS) has it (throughout festive intervals), the place it solely takes about two hours for the journey from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur,” he mentioned.
“Nevertheless, we now have constraints within the Klang Valley as a result of the double observe is being upgraded. We’re going to full Section 1 by the top of the primary quarter of this 12 months. The second Section 1 is accomplished, then we will look into on how you can enhance the effectivity and frequency,” he mentioned.
Loke mentioned the purpose is to have KTM present no less than one or two categorical practice providers per day. “This can be very useful for people who find themselves staying in Ipoh and travelling to KL for work functions. They like each day journeys as an alternative of placing up for the evening. Many individuals don’t need to spend the evening in one other place, irrespective of in KL or Penang, as they need to save price and be with their household,” he defined.
He added that day-trip journey is feasible with categorical practice providers because the distances between states in Peninsular Malaysia will not be far. “So if our public transport service system can assist this effort, then it’s going to certainly assist lots of people and encourage extra to make use of public transportation,” he mentioned.
For CNY, KTM is working 4 extra ETS trains each day from February 7 to 13 between KL Sentral and Ipoh. Loke mentioned that every one the tickets for the extra trains, of which two are categorical practice providers, had been offered out.
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