Uh oh, we’ve got bad news for public transport commuters, especially for those who rely on the train to travel to work.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) announced that with the roll out of a new timetable this Friday (27th May 2016), the public will see longer queues for trains, with the waiting time expected to double during off-peak hours. Oh, and the delays carry on until 2019!
It was reported that the delays for KTM trains is to facilitate upgrades being carried out for the Komuter lines in the Klang Valley. From this Friday (27th May) onwards, train intervals at the Seremban-Batu Caves route will increase from 15 minutes to 45 minutes during weekends and public holidays as well as off-peak hours on weekdays.
Similarly, the Sungai Buloh-Pelabuhan Klang route and the KL Sentral-Pelabuhan Klang route will have 45-minute intervals for both ways during off-peak hours (9am – 4pm and 8pm – 12:30am). As for the Tanjung Malim-Pelabuhan Klang route, riders can expect an intervals of 30 minutes during peak hours (5:30am – 9am) while the intervals for the reverse direction at the time will take up between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
According to Malay Mail, the upgrading works will also affect KTM Intercity, ETS, and KTM Cargo. Plan well and plan ahead, peeps!
Source: Malay Mail Online.