Picture taken from The Star.
Malaysia's first Electric Train Service (ETS), will be commercially launched this Thursday. The train with a maximum speed of 160kph will run between Ipoh, Perak, and Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
A one-way trip is expected to take 3 hours..
The ETS will begin its run with 10 trips between Ipoh and Seremban with a promotion rate of RM30 one way. It would take only two hours from Ipoh to KL with an average speed of 110kph and up to 160kph maximum.
The ETS will stop in Batu Gajah (my hometown), Kampar, Tanjung Malim, Kuala Lumpur, KL Sentral, Bandar Tasik Selatan and Nilai in its Ipoh-Seremban route. The journey will start at 4am everyday and ends at 10.00pm in a 5 trips per day. This will be increased to 8 runs in November.
Plans includes extending the service to Padang Besar and Johor Baru by 2013.
Have a nice day....