() is the brand name for a group of diesel-hauled intercity train services
in Peninsular Malaysia
operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Berhad (KTMB). Most services operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral
station in the Malaysian capital. A few operate solely along the East Coast line between Tumpat
and on to Singapore. There is also one cross-border train daily between Butterworth, Penang
KTM Intercity has long enjoyed moderate success, but increasingly faces competition with road and air travel, as expressways
(motorways) increase in number and budget airlines
offer shorter travelling time. In 2006, KTM Intercity earned a profit of RM70.94 million as group revenue, hovering around the RM 65 million mark since 2001.
Localised and Express services
There are two types of KTM Intercity train services: Express
. Shuttle trains are commonly referred to as local trains, except the KL Sentral - Ipoh Shuttle. Long-distance passenger trains along the West-Coast route (Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Butterworth) are express trains calling only at major stations. The East-Coast line still has mostly shuttle trains calling at all stations and halts.
KTM Intercity also ran a shuttle service
between Johor Bahru
("JB") and Singapore to cater for those commuting to Singapore for work, but the train now starts further north from Gemas at 1.45am in... Read More