KTMB reduces passenger services

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  • Saturday, 21 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: KTM Bhd (KTMB) has reduced the number of passenger services effective today.

In a statement yesterday, it said the reduction of service frequency will be in effect until March 31, the last day of the movement control order (MCO).

Its CEO Datuk Kamarulzaman Zainal said the revision involved the ETS, intercity, Komuter and Skypark Link (from KL Sentral to Subang Airport).

From today, only eight ETS services will run instead of 40.

For intercity trains, only 10 instead of 18 will operate.

The Komuter frequency will be reduced to 164 daily services from 208.

On weekends, the Komuter frequency will be reduced to 138 from 167.

For the Tebrau Shuttle that plies the 1km distance between Johor Baru and Woodlands, only eight trains will run daily, down from 31.

As for the Skypark Link, only eight trains will run instead of 32 daily.

Kamarulzaman said the reduction was meant to optimise operations in line with the aim of the MCO to reduce interstate movements.

“This also takes into account the drastic reduction in passengers following the spread of Covid-19,” he said.

Kamarulzaman added that service frequencies will be reviewed periodically depending on demand and government directives.

Those who wish to amend travel dates or times, including cancellations, can do so at its ticket counters or www.ktmb.com.my, where the latest train schedules will also be available.

Alternatively, they may call its customer service centre at 03-2267 1200.

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