Trains, Kuala Lumpur
The old Kuala Lumpur railway station (Bangunan Stesen Kereta Api) was built in 1892. It was one of the nicest buildings in the city (at that time) and cost 23,000 Malaysian ringgit, a significant sum in those days. It had a large hall that opened onto a small pavillion with a moveable roof and a stylish Italian clock mounted on the roof. The building's British architect was Arthur Benison Hubback. Its design is similar to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, whose British architect was AC Norman. The station replaced an earlier one built in 1885 in Foch Avenue, now called Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and which was the city's first railway station. Both stations were similarly designed. The first station was known as Resident Station because of its proximity to the residence of the British Resident.
The building is said to posses the largest number of domed towers, with each tower having specific uses and meaning to its builder. The arched entrances are evenly curved and the interior is uncomplicated, from the arragement of the tiles on the floors and walls to the chairs that are organized in parallel rows. Large-scale renovations were carried out in 1986 but part of the old structure was retained. The ole and damaged domes were replaced and the glass roof was replaced with a steel structure.
In this middle of town, there a few trains which can get you from one place to another. There are Light Rail Transit (LRT) which can get you from Sri Petaling to Bukit Jalil. Putra LRT which can get you from Kelana Jaya to Gombak, this Putra LRT can bring you to China Town, KLCC, and to KL Central (main point for all trains). KTM can get you from Seremban to Rawang also can get you to Port Klang, I am not sure about this area attraction. And we also a Monorail, which can get you from KL Central to Titiwangsa, you can use this monorail to get to golden triangle also to KLCC.
If you need more advice for your travel or visits to any places with using these transportation, you better ask the people at the counter in each station.
We took the 8:30am train from Singapore to KL. Very easy. Booked ticket over internet (KTM web site) with credit card, and booked First Class seats, well worth small extra cost. Carriage (x2) has 1 seat, aisle, 2 seats. Best window view is from the even numbered seat rows, odd numbered are restricted by window frame (you nominate seat when you book). Immigration/customs is done on the platform in Singapore prior to boarding and again at Woodlands station before crossing the causeway. At Woodlands, your luggage stays on the train, you just present yourself and passport at the check point then re-board the train. There is a buffet car for food, which is cooked to order, make sure you have ringit currency on you. We arrived about 2:45pm as train was 15min late leaving Singapore.
info at :www.ktmb.com.my for trains from KL to south, north and east.
Don't forget ot check the rail pass. Only for foreigners. Unlimited travel on any Intercity train services throughout KTM Berhad's network up to Singapore.
Taking the train from JB is so much cheaper than taking the train from Singapore. I bought the first class tickets and they cost RM64. Compare this to Singapore's price of S$64!
The travelling time is longer than taking the coach though, especially sometime the train can be delayed at the Woodlands Checkpoint. My train was scheduled to leave JB at 9.20am but the train only arrived at 10am, and we leave 15minutes after that.
KTM KOMUTER is essentially a comuter train that connects Kuala Lumpur to the suburbs and 3 main towns of Seremban (Negeri Sembilan), Rawang And Port Klang (both of Selangor). It runs on electricity - quiet, clean and comfortable. If you go to any station (not halt) from 9a.m. onwards, u may purchase a "MANA-MANA" (means = 'anywhere') ticket for RM6 on working days and RM10 for public and school holidays. This ticket entitles u to unlimited travel on the whole Komuter network for that day.
From Seremban, you can take a bus to Port Dickson (a famous beach retreat). From Port Klang station, u can take a boat to Pulau Ketam, a small island which is also a seafood heaven.
KLIA Ekspres is designed with air travellers' need in mind. Its coaches are equipped with comfortable seats, a wheelchair seat compartment, overhead racks for light luggage, racks for large luggage and soon digital entertainment and news broadcasts.
First train - 5:00am
Last train - 1:00am
Departure - frequency every 15 minutes
Journey - 28 minutes (non-stop)
Fare (single) - RM35 (adult) RM15 (child)
Fare (return) - RM70 (adult) RM30 (child)
KLIA transit is a high speed transit service between KL Sentral and KLIA, but with quick stops at three townships along the Multimedia Super Corridor. Designed to server commuters and airport personnel, KLIA transit integrates with the KTM Komuter and STAR rail systems at Bandar Tasik Selatan and with Putrajaya-Cyberjaya. KLIA transit tickets can be purchased through ticket vending machines and ticket counters at all stations.
First train - 5:32am
Last train - 12:32am
Departure - every 30 minutes
Journey - 37 minutes
Go to Level 2 at theMain Terminal Building, and down to the bus station. Take the Sepang (green colour) or CityLink bus (red colour) to Nilai KTM station - cost RM2.
From Nilai KTM station, take the commuter rail to KL Central Station - cost around RM4.50.
But the trip is about 90 minutes.
Sentral station is certainly impressive. It is light and airy - but it reminds me of London Stansted airport before the advent of low-cost airlines - a dramatic building but very underused.
It is claimed that 40,000 people a day use it now - but that is still very low compared to many stations in major cities.
A word of warning if you are arriving - there are virtually no bus connections to the place, so you have to rely on taxis or the LRT network.
Express Rail Link (ERL) has easy connection with International air flights. It is the most convenient and fastest way to reach the city center from the airport.
It is very clean and comfortable inside the ERL. You should try once.
From KL airport, the fasest way to get downtown is using the KL Express train to KL Sentral - from here you can connect to the myraid of trains/metros/busses. Keep in mind, this is EXPENSIVE at RM 60.
It is easy to take the train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and vise versa. The Malaysian rail system is extremely well developed, except for the annoyence at the border crossing from Singapore, where you are forced to get out of the train and wait in a huge customs line. The trip takes roughly six or so hours, but is quite relaxing, and better then the bus on weekends (traffic). You can chect the times and fares on the Malaysian rail system's website (KTM) at: www.ktmb.com.my the approx fare for a simple seat is about SG$34 (about US$20).
This is the latest train in Kuala Lumpur which connects from KLIA to the city 'KL Sentral'.
There is two trains of ERL. ERL Express is an express train from/to KLIA from/to KL Sentral. While ERL transit has stopever station such Cyberjaya/Putrajaya and Salak Selatan which also to/from KLIA and KL Sentral.
ERL express cost RM35 per way considered one of the cheapest airport train in the world.
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The Intercity rail system in Malaysia is considered one of the best rail system in South East Asia.