KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 – Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will provide round-the-clock KTM Komuter train services on four routes for three days beginning Jan 30, in conjunction with the Thaipusam festival which falls on Jan 31.
KTM Berhad general manager of operations S. Mahendran said it encompasses 783 services with additional trains on four routes, namely Port Klang-Batu Caves; Port Klang-KL Sentral-Port Klang; Seremban-Batu Caves-Seremban and Sentul-Batu Caves-Sentul.
These services would facilitate the journey of the people, especially Hindu devotees and tourists, to and from Batu Caves where the focal point of the festival would be at the Sri Subramaniam Temple, he said at a press conference here today.
“During the period, the operating hours of the additional trains will extend beyond the normal end-of-service time of 10.50pm to 5.30am. Even on Jan 31 and Feb 1, which are public holidays for Thaipusam and Federal Territory Day, respectively, the trains will keep to working day schedules instead of public holiday schedules.
“This allows for the frequency of trips every 15 to 20 minutes according to the working day schedules compared to 30 minutes as per the public holiday schedules,” he said. — Bernama