Train services in east coast disrupted because of flooding


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 31 Dec 2016

PETALING JAYA: Passengers on the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) intercity train services will experience a service disruption in the east coast due to floods and a landslide. 

KTMB said that the flooding and landslide occured at KM392.5 between Bukit Abu - Dabong, Kuala Krai at 8.30am Saturday. 

"All train services between Kuala Krai - Gua Musang - Kuala Krai will be suspended until further notice," said KTMB in a statement on Saturday. 

For Ekspres Timuran N.26 (Johor Bahru - Tumpat), train services will cease in Dabong Station and passengers can continue their journey to Tumpat Station via bus. 

For Ekspres Timuran No. 27 (Tumpat - Johor Bahru), passengers can take the bus from Tumpat Station to Gua Musang station and will continue their journey to Johor Bahru via train. 

"KTMB apologises for the inconvenience caused. For further information, please contact the KTMB call centre at 03 2267 1200 or our website at www.ktmb.com.my," it said. 

Residents from three villages in Kelantan's Kuala Krai have been evacuated to four relief centres due to floods following heavy rains in the interior. 

Homes have been flooded to a depth of about one metre following the downpour. 

According to the Drainage and Irrigation Department website, the levels of three major Kelantan rivers were rising as of 1pm.
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