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Three-hour train rides from Ipoh to Seremban start Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Starting Wednesday, the public will be able to travel by train from Ipoh to Seremban in just three hours.

The Electric Train Services (ETS) will begin its commercial run with 10 trips between Ipoh and Seremban with a six-month promotion rate of RM30 one way.

A 40% discount would be given to children under 12, the physically-challenged and senior citizens.

KTM Bhd president Dr Aminuddin Adnan said it would take only two hours from Ipoh to KL at an average speed of 110kph and up to a maximum of 160 kph.



“We hope that the public will find this service safer, faster and more comfortable than driving,” he said during a familiarisation trip for 200 business and professional individuals yesterday.

Electrifying experience: An attendant welcoming newsmen on the brand new electric train at the KTM station in Kuala Lumpur during a familiarisation tour Monday. — AZHAR MAHFOF / The Star
Dr Aminuddin said each 350-passenger coach would have disabled-friendly features, closed-circuit television cameras for passenger safety, overhead compartments, a food and beverage section and WiFi connections coming soon.

The ETS will stop in Batu Gajah, Kampar, Tanjung Malim, Kuala Lumpur, KL Sentral. Bandar Tasik Selatan and Nilai on its Ipoh-Seremban route. The journey will begin at 4am from Ipoh and 9.59am from Seremban.

Five trains will depart from Ipoh and Seremban daily. This will be increased to eight runs each in November.

Dr Aminuddin added that plans included extending the service to Padang Besar and Johor Baru by 2013 and setting up a business class section for each coach soon.

Former Universiti Malaya staff Kamsiah Ali lauded the disabled-friendly features.

“Not only are the washrooms disabled-friendly, but the floor is level and it’s safe for people like me who use walking canes,” Kamsiah said.

Malay College Old Boys Asso ciation executive secretary Mohamed Ghazali Kamal Baharein hoped that the service would be kept punctual for business people, who had tight schedules.

Source : Star Online

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