KUALA LUMPUR: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) will introduce business class seats for the Electric Train Service 2 (ETS2) next month, says its chief executive officer Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin.
He said the exclusive business class coach was one of the six ETS2 coaches specially designed for passengers seeking better comfort when riding the train.
“This includes spacious and comfortable seating compared to regular coaches, as well as a dedicated attendant to serve passengers on board, ” he said in a statement yesterday. “Business class passengers will also be offered special amenities such as travel kits, Video-On-Demand and USB ports.”
Rani said tickets for the journey starting from Oct 11 would go on sale from 8.30am today.
He said the ETS service was very popular with KTMB passengers, adding that last year, 3.91 million people used the service.
“As of July this year, 2.15 million people have boarded ETS, an average of 10,400 passengers a day. The introduction of the new ETS2 train coaches is in line with the government’s desire to increase the use of rail-based public services, ” he added.
In conjunction with the introduction of the new coaches, KTMB also announced promotional tickets at RM50 for adults for a one-way trip between KL Sentral and Ipoh and RM112 for KL Sentral and Padang Besar, for the period between Oct 11 and Nov 30.
Senior citizens, government retirees and their wives, people with disabilities and children aged four to 12 are eligible for discounts, while children aged three and below (without a seat) will not be charged.The public can find out more about the ETS2 on KTMB’s official website www.ktmb.com.my or ktmberhad (Facebook), ktmbofficial (Instagram), @ktm_berhad (Twitter) or through KTMB’s 24-hour call centre at 03-2266 1200. — Bernama
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