Finally, found a place to sit down and blog. I got to know of this train service late so too bad, by the time you read this, there is only one more train left to Batu Caves from Ipoh. There’s still plenty of time, though, since the train will leave Ipoh today at only 4.15pm and you will reach Batu Caves today at 6pm. The duration of the train is only 1 hour 45 minutes since this is a direct train on KTM Komuter (electric train service) without any stops at stations along the way.
If you are in Ipoh right now and would like to make a trip to Batu Caves for Thaipusam where millions of people, some from overseas, congregate yearly, below is the KTM Komuter schedule, which is specially arranged just for today.
Date: 20th January, 2011 (Thaipusam)
Route: Ipoh – Batu Caves – Ipoh
Departure times from Ipoh KTM Railway Station: 4am, 7am, 4.15pm
Arrival times at Batu Caves: 5.45am, 8.45am, 6pm
Departure times from Batu Caves KTM Station: 7.30am, 10.30am, 7.30pm
Arrival times at Ipoh: 9.15am, 12.15pm, 9.15pm
Duration per trip: 1 hour 45 minutes
Fare per trip: RM30 (adult)
For further information, visit KTM website http://www.ktmb.com.my/ or call KTM Ipoh at 05-2540481.