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NOTE: For latest ETS timetable, read THIS POST.
Yup, I will be going to Kuala Lumpur again but because this will only be a day trip to visit MOFEW, Malaysia’s Online Fashion Entrepreneurs’ Weekend, because I am too cheap to pay premium for a hotel room in KL over the weekend, I decided to buy my KTM tickets early. Yes, I bought both ways so as not to have to pay MYR40 just to come home like what happened the previous trip.
Anyway, media gave conflicting reports on when the electric train services will begin; The Star said on Wednesday, 11th but Ipoh Echo said Thursday, 12th Aug, instead. I thought that I could go and get a refund on my tickets even though I would only be getting 50% of what I paid earlier and go to KL on KTM’s new electric train.
Unfortunately, the special ETS (Perkhidmatan Tren Elektrik) counter was closed when I arrived at KTM Station just now. I understand from the Station Master that a lot of Government staff went on a free ride to KL this morning. No wonder it was empty at the station.
In any case, I managed to get hold of the schedule and fare, which I think a lot of people are interested to know. The promotional fare, which will last for 6 months, is MYR30 for an Ipoh – KL Sentral ride. From what I understand, children, senior citizens and the disabled will get to enjoy a 40% discount on fare. This type of transportation is great for tourists travelling around Malaysia from Ipoh to Seremban. From the train station, you can find taxis and shuttles that will take you to Kuala Lumpur cheap hotels and other destinations around the city.
I just checked the website of ETS Electric Train Services http://www.ets-train.com.my/ and am disappointed to note that the fare is not posted online, though the complete route of ETS is.
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