All types of bicycles allowed on KTM Komuter trains for free


PETALING JAYA: As part of efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) is allowing commuters to bring all forms of bicycles onto its Komuter trains – without any extra fees.

Sinar Harian reported KTM chief operating officer Mohd Zain Mat Taha as saying that the initiative, which began on Aug 6, was to encourage healthy living habits.

"Previously, only folding bikes were allowed with a RM2 fee. As of April 18, however, we announced that the fee would be dropped.

"As of Aug 6, we have decided to allow all forms of bicycles to be brought on board the commuter trains, during non-peak hours and on weekends," he told a press conference after the Seremban Cylo Tourism @ Terokai Seremban Dengan Basikal officiating ceremony at the Seremban train station on August 13.

The ceremony was officiated by Seremban City Council (MBS) mayor Datuk Masri Razali.

Mohd Zain added that KTM was also planning activities to promote cycling in Selangor and Perak.

"This is the first time we are working with MBS to promote cycling while also introducing Seremban as a tourist destination.

"KTM's services also encompass almost the entire peninsula which itself offers many interesting locations," he was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, Masri said Seremban has various cycling routes which would appeal to avid cyclists across Malaysia.

"Among our suggestions are Jalan Temiang-Pantai, Kuala Klawang-Genting Peras, Bukit Miku-Tampin, Sungai Gadut-Rantau and Rembau-Gemas.

"I am confident that this can also attract tourists coming here to Seremban just for cycling, whilst utilising KTM Komuter trains," he was quoted as saying.

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