KTM service to Klang, Batu Caves disrupted by derailed cargo

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Aug 2017: 

The KTM Komuter services for the Batu Caves-Tampin/Pulau Sebang and Pelabuhan Klang-Tanjung Malim lines were disrupted after a cargo train derailed at Km 386.900 between the Kuala Lumpur and Kepong Stations early this morning.

In a statement issued today, KTM Bhd (KTMB) said the incident at 1.32am caused one of the tracks to be blocked.

“Following the incident, the KTM Komuter train service will operate using one track from KL Sentral and Kepong today and Thursday until Sunday, while the service for the Pelabuhan Klang-Tanjung Malim-Pelabuhan Klang line will operate with a frequency of between 45 and 60 minutes.

“The train service for the Batu Caves-Tampin/Pulau Sebang-Batu Caves line will operate with a frequency of 30 to 60 minutes beginning today until Thursday.”

According to KTMB, both tracks between Kuala Lumpur-Kepong would be closed tomorrow and on Wednesday  to move the coaches which had derailed.

It said the commuter service for the Tanjung Malim-Kepong-Tanjung Malim and Pelabuhan Klang-KL Sentral-Pelabuhan Klang lines would operate at a frequency of 30 minutes tomorrow and on Wednesday.

“Passengers who want to continue their journey to KL Sentral can use the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line at the Sungai Buloh Station while those who want to go to Tanjung Malim can use the MRT SBK at the MRT Muzium Negara Station to go to the Sungai Buloh Station.”

Bus services would be provided to take passengers from Segambut to KL Sentral and back.

Meanwhile the Electric Train Service to the north from Gemas and KL Sentral will begin at the Sungai Buloh Station and passengers from KL Sentral Station will be taken to Sungai Buloh Station by MRT at the Muzium Negara Station tomorrow and Wednesday.

The ETS service going south from Ipoh, Butterworth and Padang Besar will end at the Sungai Buloh Station and passengers can continue their journey to KL Sentral Station using the MRT at the Sungai Buloh Station.

The ETS service number 9525 (Padang Besar-Gemas) at 7.40pm will end at the Sungai Buloh Station and passengers can take the bus to the KL Sentral Station to continue their journey by train.

The ETS service number 9520 (Gemas-Padang Besar) at 9.10pm will end at the KL Sentral Station and passengers can take the bus to the Sungai Buloh Station to continue their journey by train.

The statement also said KTMB is in the midst of repairing the tracks and the service is expected to go back to normal by Aug 28 (Monday).

KTMB also apologised for the problem and members of the public can contact the KTM Call Centre at telephone number 03-22671200 and visit KTM Berhad’s official website at www.ktmb.com.my, Facebook KTM Berhad and Twitter @ktm_berhad for the latest information.

– Bernama

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