KTM is set to introduce a business class coach in its ETS2 train service next month. The premium section will be one of six coaches on the nine new ETS2 train sets, which KTM will receive in stages until Q1 2020.
According to KTM’s CEO Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin, the business class coach will be fitted with “conducive features that fits the business class branding.” Passengers get to enjoy wider and more comfortable seats, a travel kit, audio/video on demand, and USB charging ports. The coach will also have its own steward/stewardess.
Tickets for travel from October 11 will go on sale from 8.30 am tomorrow, September 12. There’s a promotional price of RM50 for an adult one-way ticket from KL Sentral to Ipoh, and RM112 for the ride from KL Sentral to Padang Besar. The promotion is valid for trips from October 11 to November 30, 2019. The usual concession discounts apply for those who are eligible.
The ETS has been successful for KTM, with 3.91 million passengers recorded in 2018. The first seven months of 2019 saw 2.15 million riders, which translates to 10,400 passengers per day on average. With the addition of these two services, there will 38 ETS services a day across Peninsular Malaysia.