Perkhidmatan tren tambahan ETS dan tren khas Intercity sempena Aidiladha 2016

Sempena perayaan Aidiladha 2016 yang bakal disambut pada 12 September 2016 (Isnin), KTMB akan menyediakan perkhidmatan tren ETS tambahan pada pada 9-18 September 2016 dan tren khas raya Intercity yang dikenali sebagai Tren Persiaran – Eastern Holiday Train pada 8-19 September 2016.

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Aidilfitri: 186,000 tiket Intercity, ETS masih jual

KUALA LUMPUR – Sebanyak 186,000 tiket Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Intercity dan perkhidmatan keretapi elektrik (ETS) masih dijual bagi perjalanan pada 1 Julai hingga 11 Julai ini.

Pengurus Kanan Pemasaran KTMB Antara Bandar Mohd Noordin Kimi berkata, setakat ini, sebanyak 164,000 tiket pergi-balik telah dijual untuk perjalanan ke utara, selatan dan pantai timur bagi tempoh berkenaan.

“Adanya permintaan tiket begitu tinggi terutamanya mulai Jumaat ini hingga 11 Julai bagi perkhidmatan ETS menyebabkan kami memutuskan untuk menambah kekerapan perkhidmatan daripada 32 kali perkhidmatan sehari kepada 36 kali,” katanya kepada Bernama di sini, hari ini.

Sejak laluan kereta api Ekspres Timuran ke Tumpat dipulihkan pada Mei lepas setelah Jambatan Kemubu, Kuala Krai selesai dibaiki, beliau berkata, permintaan tinggi turut diterima untuk perjalanan pergi-balik ke Tumpat sempena Aidilfitri ini.

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Bernama: Rundingan katering Brahim’s dan KTMB akan diselesaikan

BRAHIM’S Holdings Bhd akan menyelesaikan‎ rundingan bagi perkhidmatan katering di atas gerabak Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) akan diselesaikan tidak lama lagi.

Pengerusi Eksekutif Datuk Seri Ibrahim Ahmad berkata, perbincangan tersebut telah pun berada pada peringkat lanjutan sejak enam bulan lepas dan KTMB seperti tidak ada halangan dengan kerjasama itu.

“Kami telah mengadakan sesi ujian makanan dengan KTMB dan mereka sangat‎ gembira dengan perkhidmatan yang disediakan. Kami sekarang ini menunggu pemformalan perjanjian,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas mesyuarat agung tahunan syarikat di sini hari ini.

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Article : Waiting for the train

The Kelantan Shuttle is more than just transportation to many of the folks living in the villages along the tracks, it is their lifeline.

THE silence of the early Kelantan morning was broken as a lonely train chugged down the tracks out of the jungle into Kuala Gris.

Screeching to a halt, its doors opened as it came to the station, stopping for a few dozen children waiting in school uniforms.

Climbing on board, they made their way for seats in the train’s four coaches before it moved again, this time south towards Dabong. Others stood by the doors, looking at the outside world, chatting about the day ahead.

“It’s normal,” said Muhammad Ammer Mohd Arhar, 15, shyly shaking his head when asked if he was sleepy.

The train rumbled on, and a conductor passed by, taking a ringgit off each student for the fare.

At about 7am, the train rolled into Dabong, where the kids jumped out to complete their daily trip to school, just three minutes away.

This is the Kelantan Shuttle, a rail service that goes up and down Malaysia’s northeastern-most state, skirting limestone hills and jungles. It passes by tiny towns and villages far off from main trunk roads deep in the country’s Malay heartland.

It has been cut off from the rest of the country’s rail network for the last two years after massive floods hit Malaysia in 2014.

Starting in Tumpat and ending in Dabong, it runs with the few trains that survived the floods, transporting some 900 people (in February this year) on about 130km of track.

In December 2014, heavy rains over several days saw rivers overflow with water, spilling into the countryside.

Graphic : TheStar Online
Graphic : TheStar Online

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