“Feel The Need For Speed...”

ETS which stands for Electric Train Service is an inter-city rail service operated by the Malaysian national railway operator Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad. It is the fastest metre gauge train service in Malaysia that currently operates along the electrified and double-tracked stretch of the West Coast Line between Gemas and Padang Besar on the Malaysia-Thai border. The ETS train schedule in Malaysia can be categorized into the Gemas – Padang Besar and Padang Besar – Gemas routes.

The trains travel up to 140 km/h (87 mph) on an electrified metre gauge rail line. Therefore, the ETS can be classified as a Higher Speed Rail train service. However these services use the 1,067mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge. In view of this, it is possible that the KTM ETS service is the only inter-city rail line recorded in the world using 1,000 mm 3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge at the maximum speed of 140 km/h.


“Diving Deep Into The Routes...”

The major routes for ETS trains are:

  • Gemas - KL Sentral - Padang Besar
  • KL Sentral - Ipoh
  • KL Sentral - Butterwort
  • KL Sentral – Padang Besar

Most important stations along the route are:

  • Kl Sentral (popular as a main transportation hub, urban sightseeing, leisure, entertainment, business hub and ultimate shopping experience).
  • Ipoh (known for its food, beverages, sightseeing, heritage buildings and religious sites).
  • Butterworth (a town in Penang popular with a dual carriageway bridge across to Penang, shuttle ferry service connecting Georgetown and the mainland, heritage Colonial buildings as well as being a fantastic food paradise).
  • Padang Besar (a town near the Thailand border, friendly people with remarkable & famous Malay village buildings).
More about ETS routes map...

ETS Timetable...

The ETS train timetable is arranged into 2 schedules:

The ETS train schedule in Malaysia will include stops at the Nibong Tebal Station.

Effective 25th September 2018

ETS Concession...

Concession & discount available for 3 types of ETS:

  • ETS Platinum (fewer stop at the stations)
  • ETS Gold (stops at selected stations)
  • ETS Silver (stops at every station along the way)

Term & conditions apply

  • Senior citizens who are 60 years old and above (ETS ticket discount up to 50%)
  • Individuals with disabilities that are registered with the department of social welfare (ETS ticket discount up to 50%)
  • Retired government servants currently holding Malaysian citizenship (ETS ticket discount up to 40%)
  • Members of the Malaysian Army Forces currently in service (ETS ticket discount up to 25%)
  • Members of the Royal Malaysia Police currently in service (ETS ticket discount up to 25%)

Map of Public Transport Provider @ KTMB Station...

The needs for effective and efficient public transportation services are crucial to attract more people to use public transport, hence overcoming the issue of traffic congestion

Map of Public Transport Provider...