We tried to reload our Touch ‘N Go card in late 2019 at a RapidKL counter in KL Sentral Monorail Station. We thought there will be no reload fee imposed to Touch ‘N Go customer. Unfortunately, RapidKL has imposed a reload fee of RM 0.50 to us.
While the government is trying to help its people by not adding to the burden of reloading Touch ‘N Go, some providers are still charging the customers for reload fee. This adds the burden for the customers, especially the ones who are not able to put a huge sum to reload their cards, such as RM 100.00 or RM 200.00 reload amount at once.
Apart from the reloading fee, Touch ‘N Go customers are also at the mercy of the providers when they need to pay extra for certain services. The occurrence is also common at shopping mall car parks. The parking operators are charging up to 10% additional parking fee as “fee for convenience” since the customers are able to pay using their Touch ‘N Go and avoid queuing up at the autopay machines.
The business owners and service providers are always looking for opportunities for them to make extra profits. Therefore, we are not able to blame them at an entirety for this predicament. This is when the government needs to step in and ensure it serves the best interests of the customers.
For latest information on public transport schedules, visit MYJadual.com – Malaysian Public Transport Schedule Information.
PUTRAJAYA, 16 March 2020: The Malaysian Government has announced a
Movement Control Order, which will be in effect from 18 March 2020 to 31
Departures in and out of the airports are going on as usual (with exceptions to existing restrictions on flight routes such as Wuhan, China) with restrictions being placed on the people travelling rather than the flight itself. More information here.
Can I use Grab and LRT?
The answer is yes. On top of Grab and LRT, you can use all other existing public transport options. Employees for transport service providers are also allowed to continue working as they are categorised as essential services.
COVID-19 Movement Control Order: How International Travellers Are Affected
Malaysians departing out of Malaysia: All Malaysians are barred from exiting the country, regardless of the reasons. The Malaysians working in Singapore are also affected by the ban.
Malaysians returning to Malaysia from overseas: There is no restriction for them.
Foreigners entering Malaysia:
All foreigners are barred from entering Malaysia throughout the MCO
period, except those who are working in essential services.
Foreigners exiting Malaysia:
Foreigners are allowed to exit from Malaysia as long as they are
permitted to be onboard airplanes and receive immigration clearance.
Passengers are advised to check with Malaysian Ministry of Health
for more information about COVID-19. More information about COVID-19
Movement Control Order can be found on Majlis Keselamatan Negara
(National Security Council) Facebook page.
Some of us may already know that KLIA Transit offers 10% discount on its tickets purchased at its kiosks located at the stations. This is done probably to reduce congestion at its ticket counters. While most users can save from the offer, we found out many of the travelers are not aware of this discount.
Since Maybank has 5% cashback for all retail transactions during the weekends for its Maybank 2 Cards, you can use your American Express card while purchasing your tickets.
If you need latest schedule for KLIA Transit, visit myjadual.com today. The schedule is available in both English and Bahasa Melayu.
KLIA Transit is the regularly-scheduled airport train service from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang to Kuala Lumpur city centre. Its stops include KL Sentral, Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya/Cyberjaya, Salak Tinggi, KLIA and KLIA2.
For more information about KLIA Transit service and fare information, click here.
KUALA LUMPUR – 27 AUGUST 2016:Malaysia has seen positive growth in rail industry for the past few decades and the trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future.
More than RM 30 billion has been spent on rail infrastructure development for the past few years. Among the companies that have benefited from this rapid growth of rail industry including but not limited to:
MMC Corp Bhd
Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB)
Gadang Holdings Bhd
Mudajaya Corp Bhd
Ahmad Zaki Resources Bhd
Naim Engineering Sdn Bhd
UEM Construction Sdn Bhd
Apex Communication Sdn Bhd
Past projects include LRT line extension for both Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang Line, as well as introduction of KTM Komuter service in additional stations as far as Tampin in the south to Padang Besar in northern Peninsular Malaysia.
Current and future development include LRT 3 line, MRT and also High-Speed Rail linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will commence its Electric Train Service (ETS) from Ipoh to Padang Besar, extending the existing service which currently plies from KL Sentral to Ipoh.
There will be two services to be introduced, with two directions each:
Ipoh – Butterworth
Butterworth – Ipoh
Butterworth – Padang Besar
Padang Besar – Butterworth
There is only a limited schedule available and no news yet about addition of more service.
Timetables will be posted soon.
Some sources said KTMB will use Class 91 trains, currently being used for ETS between KL Sentral and Ipoh.
The newer rolling stock is not announced yet by KTMB. They are manufactured by CSR ZhuZhou from China and able to reach speeds up to 160 km/h. In comparison, KTMB Class 91 ETS trainset can only reach 140 km/h.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is just waiting for confirmation from Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) regarding the new intercity train service linking Ipoh to Padang Besar. The new service, also dubbed as Electric Train Service (ETS), will enable travelers to experience speed of up to 140 km/h during travel between Ipoh and Padang Besar.
The new ETS service will stop and prominent stations such as Butterworth, Alor Setar, Arau and Padang Besar. The fast journey is made possible by the recent completion of electrified double tracking (EDTP) project, which upgraded the rail infrastructure between Ipoh to Padang Besar from single rail to double rail. The upgrade enables fast train travel on both northbound and southbound direction, reducing delays greatly.
As of press time, KTMB has yet to release any pricing information regarding the ETS service.
We will update this site as soon as we get more information about the service.
KUALA LUMPUR APRIL 20th 2015: Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will start operation in July 2015.
As press time, there is no information yet on fare and schedule. Since Kuala Lumpur – Ipoh route is fairly expensive in comparison with regular KTM Intercity service, the new ETS Ipoh – Padang Besar route is expected to charge similarly hefty price for a ticket.
The first ETS service from Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh commenced operation in August 12th 2010.
KUALA LUMPUR, December 17th 2014: RapidKL will add some new four-coach trainset to its existing KL Monorail fleet later this month.
The new four-coach trainsets have already undergone final testing rounds at the existing KL Monorail line, stopping at every stations. It is expected to reduce congestion commonly seen during peak hours, especially at stations such as Bukit Bintang and Imbi. The current ridership of KL Monorail stands at 72,000 and is expected to double after the new trainsets begin service (source).
Notable features of the new monorail include intercom for communications between passengers and train driver, CCTV on each coach, smoke detectors, top side windows that can be opened during emergency situations and LED station displays.
Near Medan Tuanku station, a new shopping mall has just been opened, which can increase the ridership of KL Monorail even further, considering its proximity with the station.
KTM Berhad (KTMB) has recently enabled passengers to pay for their e-Ticket booking via online banking portal, Maybank2u.
The addition of Maybank2u as the alternative payment method (the other only available payment method is by VISA/Mastercard credit/debit card) is seen to be more secure because users will need to log on to their online banking account and providing Transaction Authorization Code (TAC) for the transaction, on top of the usual username and password combination.
There is no booking fee charged for KTMB e-Ticket booking via this payment method. I have personally tried to use the Maybank2u payment method for my KTM Intercity ticket purchase and it worked perfectly.
For those who are booking their tickets, I would recommend to use Internet Explorer as your browser to ensure maximum compatibility.
Of note, after booking, there is no need to print the KTM Intercity e-Ticket. You can simply show your e-Ticket on your phone/tablet screen to the ticket inspector.
Other than KTM Intercity, e-Ticket is also available for ETS trains.