Most countries in the recent years have been on a path to developing train technology. This is due to the fact that trains can carry so many more people from their origin to their destination very quickly. Also Trains are a means of transport that have the lowest levels of pollution as many trains are mostly run on electricity.
Malaysia is another country who is also on the right track as far as developing alternative sources of transportation is concerned. To this effect, a two pronged approach has been formulated by the Nationalized Train Company of Malaysia, KTM.
One of them was developed to focus on the inner-city travel issues within a world class metropolis like Easybook Singapore to Kuala Lumpur train. This is the KTM Komuter service which is a subway service connecting millions of people daily.
The other was the KTM ETS or Electric Train Services which now connects the city of Gemas and Padang Besar over a meter gauge track and has regular services from both sides. This is a higher speed rail service which connects the cities in about 2 hours and cuts the travelling time by a lot.
Some of the advantages with the under development KTM train services are:
- Quick connectivity, whether be it intercity or intra-city
- Run by electricity and hence less dependence of fossil fuels.
- Easy rides and with ETS various levels of bookings
- Constantly expanding network to include more areas.
- Very reasonable ticket process for both ETS and Komuter.
- Reliable service.
Whether you are a tourist in Malaysia or have gone there for work, the services will help you immensely in getting around the country easily. KTM services are loved by the locals and the visitors and it is hoped that they will continue to grow quickly so that the services can be availed form every nook and corner of the country.