ETS to the North: Direct to Padang Besar

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We just got word that effective tomorrow the ETS direct service to Padang Besar (direct as in not entailing change of trains) will commence. The service will leave KL Sentral at 0930 in the morning, stopping at 13 stations and reaching Padang Besar at 1500hrs. It would effect the return journey an hour later, reaching KL Sentral at 2115hrs. For fares and stations, refer to the photos below, courtesy of Mr Zainal Rashid Zakaria via Facebook

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What is not clear is whether this service replaces the earlier non direct services between Ipoh – Butterworth – Padang Besar, or if it’s an addition. We will update this entry once we get the information.

EDIT: We can now confirm that the service is in addition to the one launched a day earlier. Just like the earlier service, this service will also utilise the older Class 91 EMU