It is a good news for commuters from Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur because now they can commute safely and at a very cheap price from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur vice versa. This is made possible with the introduction of five new Electric Train Service (ETS) trains providing eight returns trips for the Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh route daily.
The trip from Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh only takes two hours as compared to three hours previously according to this report because the train can reach the top speed of 140 km/h. The new ETS trains will start operating in the first week of August and KTM Berhad will charge a fare of between RM30 and RM35 for the trip. The first train will leave at 5 am and the last train at 11 pm.