At the moment, the Electric Train Service (ETS) only travels from KL – Ipoh and of course the other way round. The good news is that the service is expanding to Butterworth as well, according to the Malaysian Transport Minister.
That’s right, folks! When combined with the current KL – Ipoh service, the fast train will connect the capital city to Penang. According to the Malaysian Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, on the 9th of July, he will personally head to Batu Gajah in Perak to attend a trial run with other government officials to check on the Ipoh – Butterworth trains.
And only after that, he will announce the important details of this new route, such as the schedule and the fares. He also added that trial runs are currently ongoing and a lot of preparations was needed before the route could be fully operational.